Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The Serious and the Silly, 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 

Ms. V tries lots of ways to get Carl to remember things.

His mom's reminder to take the watch and look at it regularly.

He's one of the only cart-round-up people at the Mall-Mart where he works, and there are always more carts/buggies/shopping trolleys to round up.  He has a tendency to keep going, even if it's quitting time, and the Mall-Mart "Powers That Be" frown on overtime.

While looking for his gloves, one of which we found in the trash can in the laundry room

and the rest of which were on the floor by the front door, Carl was telling me about a show he watched.  I couldn't quite understand if the show was about Easter, archaeology or both, but he said, "Someone claims to have found the nails used in Jesus crucifixion.  Could that be possible?"

Carl thinks deeply about spiritual matters, loves to go to church and read his Bible, and i try to answer him carefully when he asks me such questions.

"Well," I told him, "let's think about this.  First, at the time it happened, Jesus was considered just another person the Roman Empire crucified, not anyone special.  Why would anyone have tried to save such things?  Even his friends saw this as a tragedy and the end of their hopes about Jesus being the Messiah.  They certainly wouldn't have tried to save anything from the crucifixion.  Nails like that were probably thrown on a heap and reused until they couldn't be used any more.

"Then remember," I added, "no one knows where Moses is buried because The Lord didn't want anyone to know, not wanting people to go back to his grave and worship him.  Why would The Lord be willing to let something survive from the crucifixion?  After all, people are supposed to worship The Lord, not some objects, and there are always people who will worship the objects, or the prophets, or something else if they have a chance."

I could tell from the look in his eyes he'd caught every word, and knew he was giving it careful consideration when he said, "Hmm, you're probably right, we don't want to make more of the objects than of Jesus."

Carl has his moments.  Then the next moment I am reminded why we don't leave a trash can in his bathroom (he'd put it there himself this time).

Everything eventually goes to the floor, and if there's a trash can in the way, that's where it lands instead.  A trash can under the towel rack in the bathroom will have towels in it.

Unless it ends up in a drawer, which is what happens to his big hangers every time I'm looking for them to hang up his coats.

Then there's the deodorant issue.

You can see the deodorant itself is below the level at which any will actually be applied to the skin.  Carl has a tendency to forget it needs to be raised first, and he takes the deodorant, swipes it near where it needs to go or on his clothes, and figures it's good.

It's not always good, but his dad is working with him on that and I'm glad to leave Mr. L to it.

In honor of gloves and deodorant, some funnies.

Or, in the case of the janitor, the garbage can!

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

American Diabetes Association Alert Day -- a day to remind people about how serious the illness is, and what the risk factors are 

Children's Picture Book Day -- while i can't find a sponsor for this day, starting kids on a lifelong love of books is as good an excuse for a holiday as any

Commemoration of Sen no Rikyu -- Urasenke School of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Japan (remembering the influential master in The Way of Tea)

Feast of Artemis -- Ancient Greek Calendar (as protector of wild animals, vegetation, and places, begins at sundown; date approximate)

Festival of the Sacrifice at the Tombs -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to honor the ancestors)

"Greatest Show on Earth" Day -- Barnum and Bailey merged their circuses on this day in 1881

Hot Tub Day -- because we all need one!

Invasion of Loaming Shores Beyond the Certain Sea Anniversary -- Fairy Calendar

Khordad Sal (Birth of the Prophet Zarathushtra) -- Zoroastrianism (Fasli Calendar)

Komamorijinja Reisai -- Nakaedo, Kashi-sh, Gifu, Japan (festival of the the Kosazukeishi "child-granting stone")

National Black Forest Cake Day

Navpad Oli/ Ayambil Oli -- Jain (nine-day religious festival)

Ragnar Lodbrok's Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (remembrance of this Viking's sack of Paris)

Respect Your Cat Day -- anniversary of King Richard II's edict in 1384 forbidding the consumption of cats

Serfs Emancipation Day -- Tibet

Something on a Stick Day -- something edible, because almost everything tastes better on a stick

St. Guntramnus' Day (Patron of divorced people, guardians, repentant murderers)

Teachers' Day -- Czech Republic; Slovakia

Weed Appreciation Day -- at last, for those of us with black thumbs, since this is all we can grow. "Weeds are flowers once you get to know them!" A.A. Milne

Birthdays Today:

Lady Gaga, 1986

Julia Stiles, 1981

Annie Wersching, 1977

Kate Gosselin, 1975

Scott Mills, 1974

Juliandra Gillen, 1971

Vince Vaughn, 1970

Reba McEntire, 1955

Dianne Wiest, 1948

Ken Howard, 1944

Conchata Ferrell, 1943

Jerry Sloan, 1942

Freddie Bartholomew, 1924

Dirk Bogarde, 1921

Irving "Swifty" Lazar, 1907

August Anheuser Busch, Jr., 1899

Maxim Gorky, 1868

Frederich Pabst, 1836

St. Teresa of Avila, 1515

Fra Bartolomeo, 1472

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Hair"(Rock musical), 1968

"Philadelphia Story"(Play), 1939

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus, 193

Viking raiders sack Paris, who leave in exchange for a huge ransom, 845

The origin of the Fasli Era in India, 1556

Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco, 1776

Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine, 1797

Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man, 1802

The US Salvation Army is officially organized, 1885

Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, 1910

Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities, 1917

Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara, 1930

The McGill français movement protest occurs, the second largest protest in Montreal's history, 1969

Operators of Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open, leading to a partial meltdown, 1979

In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths, 1994

The 2005 Sumatran earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the second strongest earthquake since 1965, 2005

At least 1 million union members, students, and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law, 2006

Australian diplomat Peter Woolcott's draft for the first-ever treaty to regulate the conventional arms trade is discussed by members of the United Nations, 2013

Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service, 2013

Britain introduces the first new pound coin in 30 years with a secret security feature inside to stop counterfeiting, 2017

The world's largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 metres found in Kimberley, Western Australia, 2017

The study of a gene mutation that allows a 71-year-old British woman to never feel pain is published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2019


  1. Job security in person! I like Carl and the stories you tell.

  2. LOL, great funnies. It is wonderful that you help Carl with his religion questions and it is even better that he really listens to you.

  3. Wow, you really thought out the possibility of the nails logically.

  4. Funny funnies. And Greatest Show on Earth day. I went to see the circus 50 years ago when it used to circulate the US. Loved it.

  5. Great funnies! I got such a tickle reading the Old Spice label. The white gloves with pink bows are so adorable! You did a good job explaining to Carl why the nails in question might not be the ones actually used at Jesus' crucifixion. The objects in the trash is funny but both DH and I have accidentally tossed our socks or underwear thinking we were putting them in the dirty clothes hamper. It takes us a second before we giggle at ourselves for making the mistake. :)

  6. My favorite is the Old Spice label, love when a meme actually makes me laugh out loud.

  7. I love Carl. He's a whirlwind of fun in my opinion. Such fun. Must be trying for you at times though.

    Love all the funnies and the Old Spice one made me spew my coffee.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Love and hugs, my friend. ♥

  8. A book about Carl's antics would be great ~ and gloves ~ as bad as a 'mask' ~ world has gone crazy ~ ya think? Great funnies about gloves ~ Xo

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

  9. Carl is a very special human being. I can see why people really love him. I'm so glad that he is so interested in religion.
    Have a great day Mimi

    Cruisin Paul

  10. Carl sounds like a sweet soul. I guess that make all the annoyances bearable. Great bunch of funnies. :)

  11. Love the funnies and I know a few people who could use more deodorant, or at least a wash between applications.

  12. Sweet Carl, he can be very thoughtful. Those funnies were good ones.

  13. Carl is lovely! As for the funnies, brilliant, especially the last one!

  14. Carl stories are just so entertaining! For us...
    Great funnies!


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