Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Off and Snoozing, 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 

It is my understanding i am supposed to reveal my theme for this year's Blogging From A to Z Challenge, which Challenge i try to do each year.  My theme is the same, meandering.  We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.

How many clothes does one person need?

When you are Carl, it seems the answer is a whole lot, and they end up all over.  He'd even pulled down some of his "paint clothes," kept for outdoor work and, of course, painting.

No, he's not doing either of those at the moment, what does that have to do with pulling those clothes down?

He once again had the day off when i went over there to clean.  His mother, Ms. V, wants him to be modest and wear a robe when i'm there.

He had on a coat because his robes were dirty.

When i went to change the pillowcases on the pillow on his sleep chair (because it needed washing), he took off the coat and stripped off his pajama top and said it smelled funny.  He wanted it washed, too, and he grabbed the other top, the one he'd been sitting on, and put it on.

Yes, he changes clothes right there in front of Heaven and everyone, but she wants him to be modest.  Not going to happen in my lifetime, and it's a good thing i am old enough to be his mama and think of him as one of my extra children so it doesn't bother me.

He only came in to his room while i was cleaning 3 times.  First, it was because his teeth felt fuzzy.  The second time, he wanted something from his refrigerator.

Then he came in and said, "I need my gas pills so I can eat."

I pulled the gas pills out of the medicine cabinet, handed him the bottle, and as soon as he was done with it i told him i was going to put them right back in the cabinet this very moment so you'll know where they are the next time you need them.

He stared at me blankly, so i am sure the irony was lost on him.

In honor of Carl's many days off, some funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Constitution Day -- Andorra

Dita e Veres -- Albania (Summer Day)

Festival of Veturius Mamurius -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of armor makers)

Genius Day -- for Einstein, of course

International Ask A Question Day -- because that's what geniuses do

Learn about Butterflies Day -- if you go looking for who started this holiday, you will find out lots about butterflies and nothing about him/her, which i guess makes it a success

Moth-er Day -- for all individuals and museums that have moth collections; some websites have this listed as the day before Mother's Day

Mother Tongue Day -- Estonia

National Equal Pay Day -- US (the date of how far into 2023 a US woman had to work to earn what a US man did in 2022)  

National Heroes Day -- Saint Vincent and Grenadines

National Potato Chip Day

National Pi Day - Why today? Because today is 3.14, the value of Pi.

National Write Your Story Day (look up in 2022)

Runic Half Month Beorc (Birch) begins

Shopping Cart Day -- patent filed today in 1938 by Sylvan Goldman

St. Matilda, Queen of Germany's Day (Patron of dying children, disappointing children, falsely accused people, large families, people ridiculed for their piety, queens, second marriages, widows)

Ten Most Wanted Day -- the FBI started its list this day in 1950

White Day -- China; Japan; South Korea; Taiwan (One month after Valentine's Day, which is the day women give gifts to men; today, the men return the favor.)

Birthdays Today:

Justin Bieber, 1994

Colby O'Donis, 1989

Taylor Hanson, 1983

Grace Park, 1974

Kirby Puckett, 1961

Tamara Tunie, 1959

Rick Dees, 1951

Pam Ayres, 1947

Billy Crystal, 1947

Rita Tushingham, 1942

Michael Caine, 1933

Quincy Jones, 1933

Frank Borman, 1928

S. Truet Cathy, 1921

Hank Ketcham, 1920

Horton Foote, 1916

Les Brown, 1912

Albert Einstein, 1879

Casey Jones, 1864

Lucy Hobbs Taylor, 1833

Johann Strauss, Sr., 1804

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"10 Most Wanted"(FBI list), 1950

"The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu"(Comic Opera), 1885

"MacBeth"(Opera), 1847

Today in History:

The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice, 1489

England grants a patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island), 1644

Scotland dismisses Willem III & Mary Stuart as king & queen, 1689

Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin, 1794

The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded in New York, 1821

Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado premiers in London, 1885

During the Great Blizzard of 1888, New York receives its second largest snowfall on record, 21", 1888

The United States goes on the gold standard, 1900

Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics, 1900

The first theater for rear movie projection is built, in NYC, 1931

A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy, 1964

Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released, 1994

Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russian launch vehicle, 1995

The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality, 1997

Over a million Lebanese people take to the streets of Beirut to protest against Syrian military presence, in what comes to be called the Cedar Revolution, 2005

After measuring its spin and parity, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider announce they firmly believe the particle discovered in July 2012 is a Higgs boson, 2013

President Putin orders Russian troops out of Syria, 2016

NASA releases data showing February 2016 warmest month ever recorded globally - 1.35C above the long-term average, 2016

The European Court of Justice rules companies can ban staff from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves, 2017

The world's oldest golf club, Muirfield in Scotland, votes to admit women as members after 273 years, 2017

The NASA twin study finds that astronaut Scott Kelly is no longer identical to his twin brother after one year in space, 7% of his genes altered, 2018

The World Happiness Report names Finland as world's happiest country and Burundi the unhappiest, 2018

Angela Merkel is sworn in for her fourth term as German Chancellor, 2018

Google announces its employee Emma Haruka Iwao has broken the world record for calculating pi, to 31.4 trillion digits, on pi day using Google Cloud, 2019

An Air Tahiti Nui plane safely completes the longest-ever scheduled passenger flight by distance, 15,715km/9,765m from French Polynesia to mainland France, 2020


  1. Only one word: WOW! '
    That funny with weather on your day off is spot on!

  2. Days off are precious. At least Carl seems to live life as a day off with no stress. It would not be a bad way to live. The rest of us have too much going on to just relax much.

  3. It seems Carl could be in the funny papers. Maybe you can start s Sunday comic strip for him. The other funnies are really cute. Thanks for making my Tuesday.

  4. You sure have some interesting Carl stories to share. :) I love the Maxine comics! My calendar is like hers with 365 goof off day. lol

  5. I love Carl. He reminds me of a kid. Kids do their clothes this way. He's such fun and lots of job security for you.

    Love all the funnies.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hugs and lots of love. ♥

  6. I wonder if his clothes could be color coded somehow so he only uses certain ones on certain days. You are a saint.

  7. You should receive sainthood on this earth! Carl is someone who would try a persons patience but you handle him with goodness and grace. God Bless you girl! I am that fat cat lounging around. I had a terrible cold and cough and lost all my energy. I am so much better this week so I am getting the house ready for our company coming this week. Our baby girl and her husband from Western NY. I sure hope they leave all that snow behind hahaha. I love all your shares today and always.

  8. I love the day off funnies. I wonder if Carl would manage with "day of the week" clothes, remember when undies and socks were labelled Monday, Tuesday etc?

  9. That's quite the clothes trail he has going there. Those were good funnies.

  10. Oh such fun with Carl ~ You are. a saint ~ Great funnies ~ lol

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

  11. Good golly that's a lot of clothes. Mind you, if one spread out my clothes in a similar fashion, I'm sure they would probably equal Carl's! Right now, crammed in the closet, they look like a 'modest' number! ;)
    Great 'Day-off' funnies!


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