Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Don't Ask, Just Enjoy a Laugh, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 

Carl and his parents were gone this weekend, so i walked in on an interesting scene.

As far as i can tell, he put his suitcase on the bed to pack it originally, removing all the blankets and upper sheet, then slept on the chair in his room or in the living room sleep chair when they got back Sunday afternoon instead of remaking the bed.

Through the morning, i asked myself, do i want to know?

     Why he's now leaving the dirty sock in his shoe?

     Why the shorts he ignored all summer long are now all off the hanging rack?

(The answer might be he was looking for his swimsuit.  Either way, all the shorts were on the floor or in dirty clothes bins and had to be washed.)

     Why was the dental floss tangled up with the clean socks?

     Why, when he knew he'd be out of town and was told to go buy deodorant, he bought both men's and women's varieties?

Then there were those for which i have no picture, such as, Why was the callous pad stuck to the outside of his sock when you are supposed to put it directly on your foot?  Bonus tip, don't do that, you can't ever peel them off the sock, the sticky part stays.  Forever.

Or, why is the laundry stain remover in the car?

My habit is to grab the laundry stain remover spray bottle when i sit to sort his clothes and spray them all as i go along.  Yesterday, i could not find it anywhere, and finally decided to look in the car.  At that point, i couldn't find the spare car key, either.

Turns out, he was cleaning the car and has lost the spare key.  Also, he was cleaning the car and couldn't find the carpet stain remover, so he thought the laundry stuff would work just as well.

Please note that it does not, and you can't get it out unless you launder the item in question, which, when it's the carpet or upholstery of a car, you cannot do.

At least his car smells better, like laundry stain remover spray.

Because it's still Cephalopod Awareness Week, a few more octopus funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday!


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Abkhazia

Cephalopod Awareness Days:  Myths and Legends Day -- celebrating the most intelligent invertebrates in the world; for all the cephalopods of legend, literature and movies

Dia Nacional de la Mujer Boliviana -- Bolivia (Bolivian Women's Day)

Face Your Fears Day -- Stephen Hughes encourages you to use this as a day to try to do something you've always been afraid to do     

General Pulaski Memorial Day -- US (celebrating Casimir Pulaski, "the father of American cavalry")

It's My Party Day -- so go have one!

Meditrinalia/Vinalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (tasting of the year's new wine; in honor of Meditrina, goddess of health/medicine, longevity, and wine, and Bacchus, god of wine)

National Sausage Pizza Day

Old Michaelmas Day -- Celtic Calendar

Revolution Day/Uprising Against Fascism Day -- Republic of Macedonia

St. Gomar's Day (Patron of childless people, courtiers, cowherds, glove makers, people in difficult marriages, separated spouses, woodcutters; Lier, Belgium; against hernias)

Sukkot -- Judaism (began at sunset yesterday, through sunset on Sept. 27)

Sunbeam Sliding Sunday -- Fairy Calendar (only occasionally on a Sunday)

Ventiane Boat Racing Festival -- Ventiane, Laos

"You Go Girl!" Day -- in honor of Kathy Sullivan, first American woman to walk in space

Anniversary Today:

William Jefferson Clinton marries Hillary Rodham, 1975

Birthdays Today:

Emily Deschanel, 1976

Stephen Moyer, 1969

Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, 1969

Jane Krakowski, 1968

Luke Perry, 1966

Joan Cusack, 1962

Steve Young, 1961

Dawn French, 1957

David Morse, 1953

Daryl Hall, 1948

Robert Gale, 1945

Ron Liebman, 1937

Dottie West, 1932

Roscoe Robinson, Jr., 1928

Elmore Leonard, 1925

Art Blakey, 1919

Jerome Robbins, 1918

Charles Revson, 1906

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884

Harlan Fiske Stone, 1872

Henry John Heinz, 1844

George Williams, 1821 (founder, YMCA)

Mason Locke "Parson" Weems, 1759

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"(Play), 1984

"Saturday Night Live"(TV), 1975

"Imagine"(Lennon single release), 1971

"Allegro"(Musical), 1947

"The Silver Tassie"(Play), 1929

The Comptometer (the first adding machine known to be accurate at all times, patented by Dorr Eugene Felt), 1887

Today in History:

Massive earthquake strikes Aleppo, Syria, 1138

Columbus' ship sites land on the horizon (the Bahamas), 1492

Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland, 1531

Peter the Great becomes tsar of Russia, 1689

Explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee at the Grinder's Stand Inn, 1809

The first steam powered ferryboat, the Juliana, begins operation, 1811

Australia's oldest university, University of Sidney, is inaugurated, 1852

The Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished, 1871

David Houston patents roll film for cameras, 1881

First female FBI "special investigator", Alaska Davidson, appointed, 1922

With the opening of store # 1252, in Milford, Delaware, J.C. Penney becomes a nationwide company, with stores in all 48 states, 1929

CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, 1950

Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years, Vatican II, 1962

NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, 1968

The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as guests, 1975

The Mary Rose, a Tudor carrack which sank on July 19 1545, is salvaged from the sea bed of the Solent, off Portsmouth, 1982

The record high of the Dow Jones Industrial Average occurs at 14,198.10 points, 2007

A ban on fracking is upheld by the Constitutional Council of France, 2013

A TripAdvisor customer poll names The Black Swan in Oldstead, North Yorkshire, the world's best restaurant, 2017

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft makes an emergency landing when the rocket fails two minutes after liftoff, 2018

The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmen for the peace deal with Eritrea, 2019


  1. Carl's thoughts could be echoed by the male in our household.
    Hooray for celebrating the octopus.

  2. Those octopus funnies are the best. Octopi are seriously smart beings ;)

  3. We were thinking if Carl was gone for a while, it would make cleaning less work, but it appears that being gone is out of his norm and actually causes a lot more chaos for you to work through. More job security!

  4. Carl is gone and you're work is still as difficult. He's a whirlwind of confusion. You handle it very well.

    Love all the funnies. You made me chuckle more than once.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  5. I hope you get a lot of money to help Carl. It's amazing of what he does.
    Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. I work hard to pick up my house before my housekeeper comes. She ask why my house is so clean because there is not much for her to do. I took pictures of it before I pick up and she was amazed and said "thank you". Your squid funnies are too funny.

  7. Wow! ~ You are right ~ don't ask ~ Bless, Carl ~

    Love the wonderful lol pics and captions ~ they are all delightful ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. As you have written before- job security. :)
    I love the octopus comics- took a second to understand ten tickles. :) XO

  9. I'll bet vacationing with Carl would be quite the trip. Those were good funnies too!

  10. 3 hearts and 9 brains? We should be glad they haven't tried to take over the world. The tiny fingertip baby is cute.

  11. There must be some reward for your patience with Carl. I hope it comes your way soon. Loved your "Don't ask" photos.

  12. Carl! Always entertaining (for the rest of us!) I love octopus! Those littles are SERIOULY cute!

  13. Carl certainly keeps you on your toes, doesn't he? :) Loved all the funnies - octopus are such interesting creatures for sure!


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