Sunday, January 29, 2023

Timing (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, Grandma was commenting on how it's already the end of January and how fast it went.

Boudreaux be talkin' 'bout how de time pass so fas' he cain't keep track.

Clothile done say, "De bad news be dat time flies, but de good news be dat you be de pilot."

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais!  De news dey don' tell you be how much fuel you gots!"


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 finally remembered to take some photos of pine trees.  Charlotte/MotherOwl has chosen a color for each month, and this month is Pine Green.

A crow landed on a wire above me and called out.  His friend came over and joined him.

From Ms. SE's house, you can see the far gate post where the keypad used to be and what we had to wade through to get to it as well as the position  now on the dry side.

A few azaleas are blooming already.

Skyscapes, because I can't help it.


Today is:

Blue and Pink Day -- Fairy Calendar

Bubblegum Sculpture Day -- commonly listed on ecard sites, and not to be confused with National Bubble Gum Day, coming in February

Carnation Day -- in honor of William McKinley; also on the date of his assassination each year, Sept. 14

Curmudgeons' Day -- W.C. Field's birth anniversary

National Corn Chip Day

National Puzzle Day -- because they are just fun

Sahid Diwash -- Nepal (Martyrs' Day)

St. Constantius of Perugia (Patron of Perugia, Italy)

St. Gildas the Wise's Day (one of the earliest British historians)

Thomas Paine Day/Freethinkers' Day -- birth anniversary of Thomas Paine

Tuxedo Cat Appreciation Day

World Leprosy Day -- International

Zacchaeus Sunday -- Orthodox Christian

Anniversaries Today:

Establishment of The Seeing Eye, 1929 (first US guide dog school)

Kansas becomes the 34th US state, 1861

Birthdays Today:

Adam Lambert, 1982

Jonny Lang, 1981

Andrew Keegan, 1979

Sara Gilbert, 1975

Heather Graham, 1970

Bobby Phillips, 1968

Nick Turturro, 1962

Greg Louganis, 1960

Oprah Winfrey, 1954

Teresa Teng, 1953

Ann Jillian, 1950

Tom Selleck, 1945

Katharine Ross, 1942

Germaine Greer, 1939

John Forsythe, 1918

Victor Mature, 1913

Huddie William "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, 1885

W.C. Fields, 1880

Anton Chekhov, 1860

William McKinley, 1843

Henry Morton Stanley, 1841

Thomas Paine, 1737

Emanuel Swedenborg, 1688

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Sweet Charity"(Musical), 1966

"Dr. Strangelove"(Film), 1964

"Sleeping Beauty"(Cartoon movie), 1959

"The Potting Shed"(Play), 1957

"All My Sons"(Play), 1947

"The Raven"(publication date), 1845

"Idomeneo"(Mozart Opera), 1781

"The Beggar's Opera"(Gay Ballad Opera), 1728

Today in History:

The first performance of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1595

John Beckley of Virginia is appointed the first Librarian of Congress, 1802

Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" is first published, 1845

The Victoria Cross is established to acknowledge bravery, 1856

Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, 1886

Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch, 1891

Walt Disney starts his first job as an artist, earning $40/week with the KC Slide Co, 1920

North America's first guide dog school, The Seeing Eye, is incorporated in Nashville, Tennessee, 1929

The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, 1936

The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced, 1963

Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so, 1989

President Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing, 1996

La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire, 1996

The first direct commercial flights from mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines flight landed in Beijing, 2005

Ken Dryden's #29 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens, 2010

American snowboarder Shaun White achieves the first ever SuperPipe perfect score (100) in Winter X Games history, 2012

Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono, 2014

Scientists announce they have discovered how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice, 2014

Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of missing flight MH370 an accident, 2015

The Norwegian government proposes building a floating road tunnel as part of a new roadway between Kristians and Trondheim, 2019

Nigerian farmers win a landmark case against Shell Oil at the Court of Appeal of the Hague with the company required to clean up oil spill residues in the Delta region, 2021


  1. Another truly delightful selection. Moving that keypad was an excellent idea, I love the trees and I never, ever tire of skyscapes.

  2. Echoing EC, a lovely selection.

  3. Great photos, and fences too.

    God bless, Mimi.

  4. Thanks for following my crazy and photographing pine trees. I do agree that moving the keypad was a brainwave. And I love your skyscapes. Mine just never hit that special red.

  5. If it wasn't so cold I would get out and take some pictures around here because everything is pine green.

  6. Great photos. The trees against the sky are special.

  7. Your skyscapes are the best! ~ Fun cajun joke too ~ Xo

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

  8. That is such a true joke, no joke at all. WOW, that's a muddy mess, I'm glad the keypad got moved to the dry side.

  9. I agree, Boudreaux, I'm totally happy to pilot, but my fuel seems to be running low! ;)
    Gorgeous pictures! I'm so envious of your 'warmth'!


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