Sunday, December 4, 2022

Better Than Lemonade (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections


Just because Sandee of Comedy Plus is no longer hosting a Silly Sunday blog hop, do not expect me to quit telling Cajun jokes, especially as it has now become a habit.

Yesterday while talking to Grandma, we began discussing an old friend who'd had multiple surgeries for serious problems.  This turned into discussing people who have multiple cosmetic surgeries and enhancements.

Clothile an' Marie done be discussin' a frien' who be wantin' to have de plastic surgery.  Boudreaux come in an' listen a minnit an' say, "Mais!  Le Bon Dieu done give her de lemons an' she want de medical commun'ty make dem into melons!"


Sunday Selections was started as a way for bloggers to use photos that might otherwise just languish in their files.  The rules have been relaxed, and it is now simply a showcase for your photos, new or old, good or bad, although nothing rude, please.  It was hosted by River, who still participates, and is now hosted by Elephant's Child.        

Random from the last couple of weeks, plus the taste of autumn color we get here.


Today is:

Clerc-Gallaudet Week begins -- celebrating the pioneers in education for the deaf in the US

Day of Shango -- Yoruba/Santería religion (various Carribean islands; ceremony for the Defender against Evil)

Day of the Artisans -- internet generated day to honor all who work

Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day -- created in 2000 by QPC Inc., encouraging recognition of teams that "consistently work extraordinarily well together to produce significant results for their companies or organizations." 

Festival for Minerva -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Good Neighborliness Day -- Turkmenistan

Grange Day -- US Grange (Order of the Patrons of Husbandry) founded, 1887

National Cookie Day

National Dice Day -- get together with friends and play a game today (instructions are here)

Navy Day -- India; Italy

Rake Leaves into the World's Largest Pile Day -- just so you can jump in, of course

Ribbons and Wrap Day -- according to the Elf Forum, which no longer exists; i'd suggest making sure you have enough now, anyway

Santa's List Day -- he completes the lists today, according to some people; which one are you on?

Second Sunday of Advent -- Christian

     Lighting the Candle of Peace

St. Barbara's Day (Patron of ammunition workers/bomb technicians/explosives workers/ordnance workers, architects, armourers, artillerymen, boatment/mariners/sailors/waterman, brass workers, brewers, builders, carpenters, construction workers, dying people, firefighters/fire prevention, fireworks, fireworks manufacturers, fortifications, foundry workers, geologists, gravediggers, gunners, hatmakers/hatters/milliners, martyrs, masons, mathematicians, military engineers, miners, prisoners, safety from storms, saltpetre workers, smelters, stone masons, tilers, warehouses; Amaroni, Italy; Barbara, Italy; Colleferro, Italy; Montecatini Terme, Italy; Paterno, Sicily; Rieti, Italy; Santa Barbara, CA; Syria; Toa Alto, Puerto Rico; against death by artillery, explosions, fire, impenitence, lightning, mine collapse, storms, sudden death)

     A young woman may place the twig of a cherry tree in a glass of water today. If it blooms by Christmas Eve, the girl is certain to marry in the following year.

     Barborka -- Poland (where Barbara is best known as Patron of Miners, thus "Miners' Day)

     Eid il-Burbara -- Lebanon; Palestine; Syria (where Barbara is celebrated with a holiday similar to Western Halloween)

St. Maruthas' Day (Patron of Iran; Persia)

Thai Environment Day -- Thailand

Wear A Beard of Bees Today Day -- a supremely silly internet generated one, if you ask me, and only for the bold and fearless, and not allergic!

Wear Brown Shoes Day -- internet generated, by someone tired of wearing black shoes all the time most likely

Wildlife Conservation Day -- US

Wind Whirling Bacchanalia -- Fairy Calendar

Anniversary Today:

Mission Santa Barbara is founded as a Franciscan Mission in California, 1786

Birthdays Today:

Tyra Banks, 1973

Fred Armisen, 1966

Marisa Tomei, 1964

Jozef Sabovcik, 1963

Cassandra Wilson, 1955

Patricia Wettig, 1951

Jeff Bridges, 1949

Dennis Wilson, 1944

Chris Hillman, 1942

Max Baer, Jr., 1937

Stewart Rawlings Mott, 1937

Wink Martindale, 1934

Victor French, 1934

Helen M. Chase, 1924

Deanna Durbin, 1921

Francisco Franco, 1892

Lillian Russel, 1861

Crazy Horse, 1840

Samuel Butler, 1835

Thomas Carlyle, 1795

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Broadway Bound"(Simon play), 1986

"Falcon Crest"(TV), 1981

"Beatles for Sale"(Album), 1964

"Tobacco Road"(Play), 1933

"Whoopee"(Musical), 1928

"Ten Commandments"(Film), 1923*

Today in History:

Upon the death of Carloman, Karel the Great (Charlemagne), his brother, becomes king of all France, 771

The Syrian harbor city of Saida (Sidon) surrenders to the Crusaders, 1110

After 18 years, the Council of Trent holds its final session, 1563

Father Marquette begins to build the first dwelling in what is now Chicago, 1674

Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, first published, 1791

Britain abolishes the practice of the "suttee" in India, 1829

The American Anti-Slavery Society is founded in Philadelphia by Arthur Tappen and William Lloyd Garrison, 1833

Oliver Hudson Kelley founds The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, (the Grange), 1867

"Boss" Tweed escapes from jail, 1875

The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published, 1881

Lucille Atcherson becomes the first woman legation secretary in the US Foreign sService, 1922

Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "The Ten Commandments" (the one in which he flooded Hollywood Blvd. without permit 3 times to get the Red Sea Scene right, and had to bail his crew out of jail 3 times, too!) premiers, 1923

The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, United States, 1954

Suriname joins the United Nations, 1975

The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched, 1998

An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo, 2006

Political pressure and cyber attacks against WikiLeaks are condemned by Reporters Without Borders

In Koblenz, Germany, nearly 45,000 people wait to return home while bomb squads defuse WWII bombs still hidden under the Rhine River, 2011

In Egypt, a hundred thousand people gather to protest President Morsi's proposed constitutional amendments, 2012

A new island is discovered in the Arctic Ocean's Laptev Sea and initially called Yaya, 2013

French couture house Chanel ends its use of fur and exotic skins following bans by other companies, 2018

Mt Semeru erupts on Java island, Indonesia, 2021


  1. Nice decorations :) I love the blaze of autumn colour against the blue skies. I agree with Boudreaux about the plastic surgery. I've seen some "melons" on TV and wonder how on earth those girls manage to stay upright, this on a show where surgeries have gone wrong and they want things fixed, but they also want them larger???

  2. Thanks for a very different perspective. I particularly liked the light filtering through the trees in ten and eleven.

  3. I literally laughed out loud at the Cajun joke! Brilliant. Wreaths, trees, clouds - beautiful.

  4. As always, loved every part. Read it all and enjoyed very much.

  5. We love autumn foliage and an evening sky picture brings so much colour, and nearly always all are different.

  6. I wonder if Boudreaux likes dem lemons or da melons. I love melons myself. LOL
    Have a wonderful day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. I love those flashes of color! More, please...

  8. We love all those decorations and the colorful trees and skies. Oh, and your Cajun joke totally made us laugh! :)

  9. That was funny. Great photos. I love wreaths. XO

  10. That was some fruit salad joke and the photos were sure nice!

  11. Autumn ... now you have me confused. Isn't it summer at your place now?
    Thanks for a totally funny cajun joke and the picture of a yawning owl!

    1. ... and I meant to write "Winter", not "Summer". I'll leave it to show just how confused I became :D


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