Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Close That Door and Pick Up Your Change, 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 about gave me "the agita" attack (as Boudreaux would say) when i arrived at his house yesterday.

The back door to his car had been left not-quite-shut.  The light inside the car was not on.  Did this mean he leaves that light turned off?  Or did it mean the light had run all night and drained his car battery?

Getting into the house, i grabbed the key from him and went to the car.  It started, and the light inside the car did not come on.  Phew.  His mother has trained him to leave it off for just this reason.

He leaves doors open all the time.  You can follow where he has been by the trail of open doors, open cabinets, open drawers.  Bread crumbs are not needed (or wanted, he has a horror of having any kind of bug in his room).

Speaking of doors, when i did open the back door into the house i saw this.

He's been "cleaning out his car" again.  Once i was sure his car was going to start and i had the laundry going, i straightened up that area, too.

The laundry was its own problem.  I found shreds of a paper towel in the washing machine.  That could only mean one thing.

Yep, there too.  In the dryer that was set up "fluff up," a ten minute cycle.  Carl thinks if the cycle is 10 minutes, the clothes should be dry in 10 minutes.  

I'd arrived after he started eating, so he wasn't wearing an apron to protect his clothes.

I made him change out of that shirt before going to work.

Last week, i cut him some slack on the "any change he doesn't pick up you can keep" order from his mother.  He didn't go to work last Monday, so he wasn't in his room to pick up the change and put it in his pocket before work.

This week, i gave him a warning, and he took it seriously and picked up all but a couple of pennies that he didn't see, so those went in the change jar.

In honor of his habit of leaving doors open, some door funnies.

A last one that just made me smile.

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Feast of St. Geraint -- Wales (legendary Welsh hero who fought King Arthur)

Majority Rule Day -- Bahamas

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Peculiar People Day -- an internet generated day to celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including me! ;)

Poetry at Work Day

St. Peter Orseolo's Day

Sturdy Flat-Heeled Shoes Appreciation Day -- listed on many sites, and since i appreciate them, i included it

The Fairy Lunch -- Fairy Calendar

Vaudoun Day -- Benin (Traditional Religions Day, with a huge festival in the seaside town of Ouidah)

Where's The Beef? Day -- the Wendy's slogan premiered this day in 1984

Word Nerd Day -- originated by Maria Schneider of WritersDigest (to celebrate those who enjoy playing with words)

Anniversaries Today:

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands weds Pieter van Vollenhoven, 1967

UN General Assembly first meeting, 1946

Uniform Penny Post (the reformed postal system) starts in the UK, 1840

Birthdays Today:

Pat Benatar, 1953

Bonnie Hellman, 1950

George Foreman, 1949

Rod Stewart, 1945

Jim Croce, 1943

Sal Mineo, 1939

Bill Toomey, 1939

Gisele MacKenzie, 1927

Johnnie Ray, 1927

Paul Henreid, 1908

Ray Bolger, 1904

Robinson Jeffers, 1887

Grigori Rasputin, 1869 (O.S.)

Mary Ingalls, 1865

George Washington Carver, 1864

Charles Ingalls, 1836

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Masterpiece Theater"(TV), 1971

"That Was The Week That Was"(TV, US version), 1964

"Finian's Rainbow"(Musical), 1947

"Arsenic and Old Lace"(Play), 1941

"Pete the Tramp"(Comic strip), 1932

"Street Scene"(Play), 1929

"Rosalie"(Musical), 1928

Today in History:

Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, begins a civil war, BC46

"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776

Napoleon divorces Josephine, 1810

Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin their correspondence, 1845

The first underground railway opens in London, 1863

John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil, 1870

The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, 1901

The League of Nations is established, 1920

The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals, 1946

The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years, 1984

Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people, 2011

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts again, with pyroclastic flows streaming down the volcanic slope, causing the evacuation of about 22,000 people, 2014

Commercial space company SpaceX successfully launches its Falcon 9 rocket, which releases the Dragon cargo ship into orbit to the International Space Station and then returns to Earth with a rough landing, 2015

Jeff Bezos becomes the second man worth over $100 billion, 2018

Canadian astronomers at the CHIME observatory, British Columbia, report fast radio bursts (FRBs) of probable extragalactic origin, one repeating six times, 2019

The US Mint issues quarter coins commemorating poet Maya Angelou, making her the first black woman to be depicted on a US coin, 2021


  1. Who knew that there were so many funnies about doors. Thank you - and Carl for inspiring them.

  2. What great cartoons those are. Sure glad the battery in the car was working fine. That's an expense when it isn't.

  3. Those are some great funnies. Glad things were not as bad as they could be with Carl.

  4. I always love hearing about Carl. He's such an entertaining whirlwind.

    Love all the funnies and the cat one wanting back in is my favorite. The Starbucks is a good one too.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Love and hugs. ♥

  5. Carl is quite character and door funnies are lol ~ great post ~ Xo

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

  6. Lots of great door cartoons. The one with all the hinges awakened my pondering.

  7. We love the toons! Our favorite is the doggy door one.

  8. Doors - a neverending source of content and jokes ; Thanks for the smiles. The Jesus-one sure is smile-provoking :)

  9. That man is so lucky to have you. I pray there is no fire in those lint traps!!!

  10. I still can't get over Carl having a car. Those were terrific funnies.

  11. I knew immediately this was about Carl. Good comics, especially the doggy door. :)

  12. Ha Ha, push, pull, lift! The last one is nice. But the one with all the hinges? He's never getting out of there!

  13. Oh my Mimi- you have found sooo many AWDORABLE cartoons! Cheers!

  14. Doors. So handy. So incredibly inconvenient when not used properly! My friend's daughter left their freezer door open while she was house-sitting for them. When they got home, it was to a puddle on the floor and a freezer full of spoiled food!
    Your door funnies definitely make for much more cheerful thinking! ;)
    And I love the one about the Saviour!


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