Tuesday, December 13, 2022

He'll Find a Way and So Will We, 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 

"How am I going to get to Jason's party this weekend?  Should I drive?"

Carl asked me that when i walked in yesterday, and before i could answer, he added, "Or should I get a ride?"

How far is it and are any of your friends going? i asked in return.

"I don't know where Jason lives!"

He's a kick sometimes, that Carl, and of course, he'll get to that party by hook or by crook.  He's a social butterfly, that one.  The other night at our multi-church Christmas celebration called Pilgrimage, Ms. V says he kept disappearing with various friends, old and new, and resurfacing.  He got home with them, so i know he found turned back up eventually.

While standing at his counter, i kept telling him to pick up his change and get it in the coin sorter.  Instead, he kept trying to pick up the pills he'd spilled.  Finally, i told him, let me pick up the pills and you pick up the coins.


Because your mother says i get to keep the coins i pick up in your room if you won't do it, but i don't want to keep the pills!

He picked up the coins, most of them, and i shoved the rest in his hand and made him put them in the sorter.  He's up to almost $20 in there.

The TV remote was missing all weekend, he told me.

It was on the dresser in the closet, under a pile of clothes.  That's how i found it, i moved the clothes to sort them.

While unmaking his bed, i found this.

Who knows why Carl puts folded pillowcases in his bed?  The Shadow Knows.  Maybe that same entity knows why he has changed over from using the other style of flosser picks to these.

These are even worse than the other.

Yes, that's one of them stuck in a pillowcase that just came out of the dryer.  These get everywhere and hide, working their way into the fabric!

He didn't have a sandwich made for lunch, so i made one for him.  "Next time, use the whole grain bread!" he fussed at me from across the kitchen.  It's okay, i did, it was just the last slice in the old loaf so he thought i'd used something different.

As his father and i both tried to shoo him out the door, he turned and asked me, "Do I have time to do anything else?"

No! i told him sternly.

"Awww!" he said as he grabbed his lunch and fled.

It's not easy jump starting a Carl.

Speaking of jump starting, Lunceford the Land Yacht died on the way home from church, restarted and ran long enough to get home, and we're afraid to move it.  My car is still in the shop, the Post Office appears to have lost the part that was ordered.  As near as they can tell, it's somewhere in Arkansas.  Tomorrow, i can walk to work at Ms. D's house.  After that, how to get to work is in limbo as we try to work out a combo of borrowing, begging rides, and maybe even renting a car over the weekend.  The adventure continues.

In honor of cars, some funnies, because you have to laugh so you won't cry.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Acadian Remembrance Day -- Acadians of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

Count the La's in "Deck the Halls" Day -- just so you can say you know

Feast of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of joy, feminine love, and motherhood; date approximate)

Fiesta de Santo Tomas -- Chichicastenango, Guatemala (week-long festival celebrating the town's Patron Saint that includes the Palo Volador dance, where men hang by ropes from 30-meter poles, spinning and swinging)

Ice Cream and Violins Day -- another of those silly made up holidays that no one can trace, but would be fun to celebrate.  Get yourself a bowl of buttered pecan or rum raisin -- if you are going to celebrate, do it in style -- and put in a Mozart or Bach CD, and enjoy!

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Giljagaur -- Gully Oaf, who tries to sneak in the cowshed and skim the cream from the pails of milk

Ides of December -- Ancient Roman Calendar; other observance

     Festival for Tellus -- a/k/a Tellura or Tellus Mater, the personification of the earth's productive powers

Jum ir-Repubblika -- Malta (Republic Day)

National Day -- Santa Lucia (on St. Lucy's Day)

New Calendar Day -- time to get the 2020 model, unless you contribute to so many charities you are already flooded with them

Peace Day -- Korea (the fighting stopped in 1953, but the Koreas didn't sign a formal nonaggression pact until this day in 1991)

Pick a Pathologist Pal Day -- Wellcat Holidays reminds us that pathologists and coroners are an especially jovial lt, and befriending them is a good way to remind yourself that tomorrow is never guaranteed

Runic Half-month Jara commences (fruition)

St. Herman of Alaska (Orthodox Church Patron of the Americas)

St. Jodocus' Day (Patron of boatmen, harvests, mariners, sailors, watermen; against fever, fire, storms, and shipwrecks)

Saint Lucy's Day (Patron of authors, blind people, cutlers, glaziers, laborers, martyrs, peasants, saddlers, salesmen, sore eyes/eye problems, sore throats, stained glass workers; Begijnendijk, Flemish Brabant, Belgium; Conzano, Italy; Mtarfa, Malta; Perugia, Italy; Santa Lucia di Piave, Italy; Syracuse, Sicily, Italy; Villa Santa Lucia, Latium, Italy; against blindness, dysentery, epidemics, eye diseases, hemorraghes)

     Feast of the Light-bringer -- honoring Juno Lucina (Roman goddess of light) and Lucia (Old Swedish goddess of light), all now merged with St. Lucy

     Little Yule a/k/a Luciadagen or Santa Lucia (Festival of Lights in many parts of Scandinavia, honoring St. Lucia.)

Unreturned Library Book Sale -- Fairy Calendar (Imps)

Birthdays Today:

Taylor Swift, 1989

Amy Lee, 1981

Tom DeLonge, 1975

Christie Clark, 1973

Jamie Foxx, 1967

Steve Buscemi, 1958

Wendie Malick, 1950

Ted Nugent, 1949

John Davidson, 1941

Aga Khan IV, 1936

Christopher Plummer, 1929

Dick Van Dyke, 1925

Archie Moore, 1913

Kenneth Patchen, 1911

Mary Todd Lincoln, 1818

Heinrich Heine, 1797

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Susan B. Anthony Dollar(USD coin), 1978

"Alice's Restaurant"(Song and Album), 1969

"An American In Paris"(Gershwin Symphony), 1928

Today in History:

The Council of Trent opens, 1545

Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to circumnavigate the globe, 1577

Emperor Ferdinand II delegates the first Anti-Reformation decree, 1621

The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes 3 militias which are today seen as the founding of the United States National Guard, 1636

Dutch navigator Abel Tasman becomes the first European to land in New Zealand, 1642

Dartmouth College in New Hampshire is chartered, 1769

Italo Marcioni patents an ice cream cone, 1903

The Relay 1 communication satellite is launched, 1962

Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt begin the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) or "Moonwalk" of Apollo 17, 1972

The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004, 2002

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured, 2003

The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, is announced as extinct, 2006

Scientists in northeast Madagascar confirm a new species of lemur has been found, 2010

An unpublished early work by Hans Christian Anderson is found at the bottom of a filing box at the National Archives of Funen, 2012

The bones of a prehistoric penguin that was as tall as a human (1.77m) have been found on Otago beach, New Zealand, as reported in "Nature Communications", 2017


  1. Definitely not easy jump starting Carl - though he is not alone in that.
    I do hope that your car woes are fixed quickly. And permanently.

  2. Brilliant funnies. Thank you Mimi.

    God bless you.

  3. Carl is a true test of patience, that is for sure. Sorry about all the car trouble. Hope it gets resolved soon.

  4. You are a very patient and wonderful person to be able to work for Carl. Thanks for the funnies. Laughter keeps us sane. Lol!

  5. I don't like that Picasso repair job! I'm so sorry Lunceford has died. Is there no chance of resurrection?

  6. As I said before Mimi, I love Tuesday's because I can't wait for Carl. He makes my day. I'm so happy that he has many friends.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Carl is your centerpiece on Tuesday and I look forward to a slice of his whirlwind life. Thank you for sharing him with us.

    I'm sorry you're having vehicle issues again. I hate having vehicles issues. I so remember.

    Love all the funnies.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Love and hugs. ♥

  8. Carl is so much more entertaining than the Dr. was. Great bunch of funnies. I am going to print some out
    to bring to the garage I go to. :) XO

  9. Those were really good funnies. I guess you could look on the bright side, if the part ever shows up at least Carl won't be fixing your car.

  10. Great funnies ~ Carl is even funnier ~ LOL ~ Xo

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

  11. I SO look forward to the Adventures of Carl! I'm so sorry about your car troubles! Even the funnies made me wince! ;)


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