Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Mixed-Up Messages and Sour Grapes, 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 

No matter how well you think you know Carl, he can always throw in a curve or two.

There are the usual things, like dirty clothes on hangers, or clean pairs of socks in the washing machine.  You know they are clean because they are still folded together just the way you put them in the drawer.

Two items in the washer that might or might not be dirty (got washed anyway).

Folded and smelling fresh as a daisy.

There are the crazy places you find his stuff, like the search yesterday for one of his pair of pajama bottoms.

Is that something in the chair under his eye shades?

What in the world?

Stuffed behind the cushion?

Then there's grapes sealed in a bag in the fridge to go sour and nasty and bread left out of the bag in the fridge to get hard.

This past weekend, he sent me two emails.

The first was not unexpected.  He leaves receipts, and papers, and bits of napkins or paper bags all over, and some of them have writing on them, his notes to himself (that he cannot read and neither can anyone else, as he can only write legibly when he is "drawing" the letters as opposed to writing them, he draws excellently and can't write worth a flip, his handwriting is worse than his mothers).

He doesn't want to lose any of these precious bits, so i am careful to preserve them.  Every receipt is kept, "In case I have to take something back to the store, of course!" and every note kept on the off chance that he might be able to decipher it and be reminded of something he wanted to remember.

He has run out of places to put most of this stuff, but recently got two small file type containers that have flat bottoms.  Now receipts go in one and notes in the other.

He doesn't call or text me, as most of the time he has no idea where his phone went, or how, or why.  He has access to the family iPad and his parents make him keep it in a certain room, tracking it down immediately if he seems to be wandering away with it, so he emails me.

His emails have no text, he just writes everything in the subject line.

His first email, on Friday, read:

What ya do with the papers ( receipts ) with numbers on them? Write n.

Emailing back, i reminded him about the new files.

On Saturday, he sent the following:

So I started getting sick Sunday night?

This was quite confusing, as it could mean he had gotten sick last Sunday night, or he was ill now and was possibly still going to be ill Sunday and perhaps even Monday.  This might or might not mean a plan to stay home from work.

With him, it could mean anything.

When i arrived yesterday morning, he was still sleeping, so i figured he was ill and staying home.  Turned out he was just oversleeping, and we had a time getting him out to work on time.

He had been sick a few days before, and went to one of those Urgent Care Centers we have sprinkled all over now, getting a note for work and some strong cough syrup.  He was simply informing me that he'd been sick, i guess because he had to share.

In honor of his cough, let's have some funnies, shall we?

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Romania

Constitution Day -- Lithuania

Day of the Basque Country -- Basque Country

Deepavali/Diwali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (second day of the festival)

     Kukur Tihar/Kukur Puja -- Day of Dogs

     Jain New Year

Feast of Forty Martyrs of England and Wales -- Roman Catholic

International Artist Day -- invite an artist to lunch, buy that painting that you've wanted for so long, go to an art gallery or the symphony or a play -- celebrate how art adds to your life daily!  

Munzipan Feast -- Fairy Calendar (a fairy delicacy, and you don't want to know how it's made)

National Greasy Foods Day

Punk-for-a-Day Day -- internet generated; if you've always wanted to be a punk, try it out for a day

Republic Day -- Kazakhstan

Retrocession Day -- Taiwan

Sourest Day -- as a balance, because we have so many days that emphasize sweet

Sts. Crispin and Crispian's Day (Patrons of cobblers/shoemakers, glovemakers, lace makers/lace workers, leather workers, saddle makers, tanners, weavers)

Thanksgiving Day -- Grenada

World Pasta Day -- as established by the first World Pasta Congress in 1995; a related website is here 

Birthdays Today:

Katy Perry, 1984

Midori, 1971

Tracy Nelson, 1963

Brian Kerwim, 1949

Jon Anderson, 1944

Anne Tyler, 1941

Helen Reddy, 1941

Bobby Knight, 1940

Marion Ross, 1936

Billy Barty, 1924

Minnie Pearl, 1912

Leo G. Carroll, 1892

Pablo Picasso, 1881

Georges Bizet, 1838

Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1800

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Victor/Victoria"(Musical), 1995

"Newhart"(TV), 1982

"Le Repetition"(Anouilh play), 1950

"The Time of Your Life"(Play), 1939

Today in History:

Seljuk Turks defeat the German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum, 1147

Battle of Agincourt, in which the Welsh longbow defeats armored knights, 1415

Christopher Columbus, aboard the Santa Maria, lands at the Dominican Republic, 1492

Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the Western Australian coast, 1616

Governor Bradford of the US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day, 1621

Wedding of future US President John Adams and Abigail Smith (the marriage lasted 54 years), 1764

Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay, 1813

Opening of the Erie Canal, 1825

Battle of Balaclava, memorialized as the "Charge of the Light Brigade", results in the deaths of 409 troops, 1854

The Toronto Stock Exchange is created, 1861

Traditionally understood date of the October Revolution in Russia, which corresponds to November 7 on the Gregorian Calendar, 1917

The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell", 1938

Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba, 1962

Uganda joins the United Nations, 1962

Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison, 1962

The United Nations seated the People's Republic of China and expelled the Republic of China, 1971

Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague, 1980

Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, 1991

Fidel Castro announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned in Cuba, 2004

Sony removed the original cassette Walkman from the market, 2010

Scientists announce that the completion of the nuclear genome study of a 24,000-year-old Siberian boy's remains shows 2/3 of today's Native Americans are of Eastern Asia origin, and the others from Western Eurasia, 2013

The artificial intelligence created artwork "Portrait of Edward de Bellamy" becomes the first AI art to be sold at auction, bringing $432,500 at Christie's in New York, 2018

Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia's first female President and Africa's only female head of state after being elected by parliament, 2018

Chile overwhelmingly votes to scrap their constitution, drafted during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, 2020

Pope Francis announces the appointment of thirteen new cardinals including the first African American cardinal, Wilton Daniel Gregory, 2020


  1. Some of those funnies are completely true.
    Life with Carl would never be dull. Never, ever.

  2. Good funnies and we are all thankful now that no one is sick and hopefully it will stay that way!

  3. This was me all last week for sure. I actually woke up feeling almost human again. Maybe, I can get some stuff done other than studying the inside of my eyelids for hours on end. :)

  4. Great funnies. My favourite is the kitty tired of being sick and tired and when men get sick. Lol!

  5. Think there might be a book to write ~ about Carl's and his days ~ fun 'sick' photos and captions ~ Xo

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

  6. I have to share all your funnies with my sister who cannot conquer COVID.

  7. All of those sick memes made me laugh, but some of them hit quite close to home.

  8. I love your posts about Carl. He never disappoints. You've the patience of a Saint.

    Love all the funnies and a man that's sick. Spot on.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  9. I think I would change my email address. :) Great funnies- I like the guy pretending to be in the hospital. Almost had me fooled.

  10. National Greasy Foods Day? NOW that will make me sick! Love your funnies! Have fun today!

  11. Carl sure keeps you guessing, he could be a game show! Those are good funnies!

  12. I'm worried about Carl. the clothes in the washing machine is weird. Maybe he has Covid.

    Cruisin Paul

  13. I hope whatever Carl had is well and truly gone by now.

  14. Ohhhh Carl! You, my friend, have the patience of a saint! :) Loved the funnies - so many are so true (which makes them even funnier!) :)


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