Sunday, January 22, 2023

Reminder (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.

GusGus Die Fledermaus, my Ford Focus, is back.  It drives just as it did before all the commotion.

Sweetie drove it back from NOLA, and when we dropped off the rental, he put my driving support and cushion in the driver's seat and told me to drive it the rest of the way home.  

Getting in was an adjustment, by which i mean i'm a little less than 5 feet tall and he's over 6 feet tall and if i don't remember to adjust all the mirrors before i start driving after he's been in it, i'm going to regret it.

Clothile an' Marie done be talkin' 'bout drivin' dey husbands' trucks an' how dey don' like doin' it much.

Marie say, "When I drives Thibodeaux's truck, 'cause I only be's drivin' it a close ways, I try not to move de mirrors an' remember put de seat back when I be's done."

An' Clothile say, "Mais, when I drives Boudreaux's truck, I move it all an' leave it so's he don' forget he be married!"


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.       

A bit of a mish-mash this week.

Children's arts and crafts projects, some of which are rather abstract, but all proudly displayed.

Seasonal decor, Mardi Gras style.

The family who bought this Giant Skeleton for last Halloween has put it to use ever since.

Even a grown-up needs a treat in the lunch bag.

Figurines i admired.



Today is:

Answer Your Cat's Questions Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; meditate on what your cat's question might be, then answer it

Celebration of Life Day

Come in From the Cold Day -- somebody at an ecard company decided today would be a good day to do that 

Day of Unity and Liberty of Ukraine -- Ukraine

Dia de la Fundacion del Estado Pluinacional de Bolivia -- Bolivia

Lunar New Year/Chinese New Year/Lhosar/Seol-Nal/Tet -- celebrations throughout Asia of the year of the Rabbit, some before and some after this "official" Western date, some for up to a month; Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist celebrations

     Sonam Lhosar -- Nepal (Tamang New Year)

National Blonde Brownie Day -- i thought these were just called "blondies."

Polka Dot Day -- looking up why they are called "polka dots" gives lots of stories, but no concrete evidence; they were probably named after the dance craze that became fashionable around the same time the pattern appeared

St. Vincent of Zaragoza's Day (Spanish martyr and Patron of vine dressers, vinegar makers, vintners; Lisbon, Portugal; Portugal; vicenza, Italy; Vilamalla, Catalonia, Spain)

     a sunny day today indicates a good wine crop next season

Traditional Day of Offering -- Bhutan (first day of 12th month of Tibetan calendar)

Birthdays Today:

Christopher Masterson, 1980

Balthazar Getty, 1975

Olivia D'Abo, 1967

Steven Adler, 1965

Diane Lane, 1965

Michael Kelland Hutchence, 1960

Linda Blair, 1959

Steve Perry, 1949

John Hurt, 1940

Joseph Wambaugh, 1937

Seymour Cassel, 1937

Sam Cooke, 1935

Bill Bixby, 1934

Piper Laurie, 1932

Ann Sothern, 1909

Robert E. Howard, 1906

George Balanchine, 1904

Rosa Melba Ponselle, 1897

D.W. Griffith, 1875

Grigori Rasputin, 1869

August Strindberg, 1849

Richard Upjohn, 1802

Nat Turner, 1800

Lord Byron, 1788

Andre Ampère, 1775

Sir Francis Bacon, 1561

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Emergency!"(TV), 1972

"Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In"(TV), 1968

"The Crucible"(Miller play), 1953

"Our Town"(Wilder play), 1938

"Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District"(Opera; Shostakovich Op.29), 1934

Today in History:

The first contingent of Swiss Guards arrive at the Vatican, 1506

Postal service between NYC and Boston is inaugurated, 1673

The Native American Iroquois tribes renew their allegiance to the British against the French, 1690

Spain ceded the Falkland Islands to Britain, 1771

A severe earthquake in southern Syria kills thousands, 1837

The Zulus attack the British Army camp in Isandhlwana, South Africa, 1879

The Ancient Egyptian obelisk "Cleopatra's Needle" is erected in Central Park, 1881

After 63 years, England stops the sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series and begins King Edward VII series, 1901

First live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury, 1927

KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California, 1947

Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space, 1968

The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service, 1970

The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued, 1971

The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial, 1984

Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm, 1990

Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, 2002

Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president, 2006

Water vapour is detected on the dwarf planet Ceres, 2014

Winter storm conditions strand 500 motorists for 24 hours on the New Jersey turnpike in Pennsylvania, 2016

Netflix becomes the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world worth $100 billion, 2018


  1. Another totally delightful selection. I am so glad that you have your car back - and hope that it gives you no more trouble.

  2. Nice ornaments. I like that skeleton.

    God bless always.

  3. Taking pride is important, irrespective of the outcome. It shows appreciation of the time put in. The cat ornament is a delight! But you just cant beat a great landscape and sky shot.

  4. Fun Cajun joke and fun post and great skyscape photos ~ Xo

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

  5. Oh, good to hear that GusGus is back in style. I am taller than most women and quite a number of men too, but have short legs, so I always have to pull the seat all the way ahead to reach gaz and brake pedals in a car. It is such a personal thing how you prefer this.

  6. Having your car back sounds like quite an "adjustment", but that's really good!

  7. Oh my goodness, that giant skeleton is something else! I love the skyscapes.

  8. Cute joke and great photos. I love seeing what children create.

  9. My son's car is in for repairs so we are a one car family. He's 6'3" and when I get into my car, I feel like I am sitting in the back seat! I will be happy when his car gets its new transmission! I love all the photos today, the art, the ornaments you like and the shy shots! The decorations! They are all purrfect! Keep being awesome! Barb

  10. Very nice photos this week. Clothilde has the right idea!


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