Sunday, December 11, 2022

To His Health (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, Grandpa was watching as i prepared my healthy, vegetarian lunch while he chomped on his fried chicken.

"You ought to eat like me," he said with a grin.  "I never eat anything healthy and I've lived to be 86."

I'll pass, i told him, after all, i know my luck!

Clothile done be makin' de cupcake fo' a party, an' Boudreaux be right dere in de kitchen waitin' to snitch him one.

She done tole him, "You don' need you no cupcake!  You eats you too much o' de junk an' you need eat mo' healthy."

An' Boudreaux say, "Jes make me one an' leave you off de frostin'."

Den Clothile ax, "What diff'rence dat be makin' if'n I leaves off de frostin'?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, den it be a muffin, and muffins be healthy!"


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.       

I've been so busy and befuddled i haven't had the time to take nearly the number of Christmas photos i've been wanting to take.  Here are a few, plus sky photos.


Today is:

Agonalia -- Ancient Roman Empire; also observed

     Festival for Diva Palatua -- guardian of Palatine Hill

     Septimonia -- to honor the Seven Hills of Rome

Feast of Sekhmet, Bast, and Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of warfare, feline goddess, and sun god; date approximate)

Fourth Republic Day -- Madagascar

International Mountain Day -- UN

Jashan-e Sadeh / Adar-Jashen -- Zoroastrian/Parsi (a mid-winter fire ceremony for purification; date approximate)

National Day / Republic Day -- Burkina Faso (also called Proclamation of Independence Day)

National Noodle Ring Day

Nose-Scrambling and Hair-Hiking Events -- Fairy Calendar

Pampanga Day -- Pampanga Province, Philippines

Remembrance Day of Llywelyn II -- Wales (death anniversary of Llywelyn the Last, the last native-born Prince of Wales, killed in battle in 1282)

St. Damasus' Day (Patron of archaeologists)

St. Pens' Day (Patron of Llanberis, Wales)

Tango Day -- Buenos Aires, Argentina (birth anniversary of both Julio de Caro and Carlos Gardel)

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting -- in memory of children lost the previous year

Third Sunday of Advent -- Christian

     Lighting the Candle of Joy

World Choral Day -- International Federation for Choral Music   

Anniversaries Today:

Unicef is established, 1946

Edward VIII abdicates, 1936

Indiana becomes the 19th US State, 1816

Birthdays Today:

Rider Strong, 1979

Mos Def, 1973

Mo'Nique, 1967

Gary Dourdan, 1966

Curtis Williams, 1962

Jermaine Jackson, 1954

Ken Wahl, 1953

Susan Seidelman, 1952

Teri Garr, 1949

Brenda Lee, 1944

John Kerry, 1943

Donna Mills, 1943

David Gates, 1940

Tom Hayden, 1940

Rita Moreno, 1931

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918

Carlo Ponti, 1913

Naguib Mahfouz, 1911

Marjorie H. Buell, 1904

Fiorello LaGuardia, 1882

Annie Jump Cannon, 1863

Robert Koch, 1843

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"City of Angels"(Musical), 1989

"Magnum, PI"(TV), 1980

Today in History:

Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office, 359

Llywelyn the Last (born c. 1228) the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cimeri, 1282

The Aurora Borealis is seen from New England by English settlers for the first time, 1719

The first newspaper on Curacao is published, the Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser, 1812

Nitrous oxide is used in dental work for the first time in Hartford, Connecticut, 1844

Boston's Bijou Theatre becomes the first American theater lit exclusively by electricity, premiering Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe" as its first performance, 1882

The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire, 1907

Color moving pictures are demonstrated in Madison Square Garden, 1909

The Boll Weevil Monument is dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama, 1919

The British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster 1931, establishing legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Irish Free State, Dominion of Newfoundland, the Dominion of New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa, 1931

Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time, 1934

Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada, 1962

Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon, 1972

The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature, 1997

The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization, 2001

In Taipei, protesters demand foreign live-in caregivers have the right to a day off each week, 2011

Pope Francis is named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year," 2013

A landmark trial for Huntington's disease in London announces positive results, the first time a drug has been able to slow an incurable brain disorder, 2017

India passes its controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, clearing the way for citizenship for immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan as long as they are not Muslim, 2019

The journal Nature publishes details of the earliest figurative artwork found in the world to date, 43,900-year-old depictions of part animal, part human figures in a cave in Sulawsi, Indonesia, 2019


  1. Your skyscapes are always very, very welcome. I hope your busyness and befuddlement ease off very soon.

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  3. Beautiful skyscapes. I hope this week will bring if not serenity, at least calm.

    (repost for too many typos)

  4. I love for Sunday 's and what Boudreaux has to say. What a brilliant man. He makes my Sunday Mimi & you also my friend. Enjoy your day.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. I am sure that grandpa at differently growing up and that is really where the healthy body forms foundations for old age.

  6. Great post, and lovely Christmas decorations.

    God bless.

  7. Those are all fun photos and that joke makes a lot of sense to me!

  8. Good joke- he does have a point, but I always put butter on my muffins. :) Beautiful decorations. XO

  9. Boudreaux is always welcome. Actually I have that same argument with myself sometimes. Makes sense to me!

  10. The decorations are all beautiful. I remember when muffins were a new, healthy option. These days with all the sweet additions I don't think they're such a healthy option. Choc-chip chocolate muffins with cream cheese frosting? you might as well buy cake!

  11. We are not sure of we like the sky shots or the Christmas shots the best...though the tree with the heavy call pulling down the top and eating the grinch is pretty terrific! And Muffins being healthy!?!? that is totally funny! Purrs Marv and Mom!

  12. Your skyscapes sure are beautiful. That joke made us laugh (and you can't fault that logic LOL)!

  13. Here's to quieter days!
    Gorgeous photos! I love the elves in the tree! And a few of those photos look like the sky is throwing a party!

  14. Awesome Xmas and Sky photos ~ Xo ~ Fun joke ~ Xo

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


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