Sunday, March 5, 2023

Weight Check (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.

Grandma was in rare form yesterday, she ate and entire peanut butter sandwich for breakfast, a yoghurt snack and a large bowl of potato soup with a croissant for lunch.  She hasn't had that much appetite in a while.

Clothile done come in de kitchen an' Boudreaux done be makin' de coffee.  He smile an' say, "Good mornin'!  De coffee be on an' I be makin' de pancake fo' breakfus."

An' Clothile jes' done shake her head an' look sad.  An' Boudreaux say, "What be wrong?"

An' Clothile say, "Mais, I jes' done step on de scale, an' I don' need eat no breakfus!"


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 (who is on a blog break and sorely missed).        

Flowers and skies, and for Charlotte/Mother Owl, some of the sunset clouds were a salmon pink (at least to my eye, they were close).


Today is:

Act Goofy Day -- started by someone who wanted to see how far the internet could spread goofiness

Arivee de l'Evangile -- French Polynesia (Gospel Day)

Babysitter Safety Day

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Sunday:  Namesake Day, a day to think about how you got your name (week begun in 1997 by onomatology hobbyist Jerry Hill

Crispus Attucks Day*

Custom Chief's Day -- Vanuatu

Diasia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Zeus Meilikhios; date approximate)

Girl Scout Sunday -- US (encouraging Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms to church services and represent their troop to their congregations; the first day of Girl Scout Week in the US)

National Absinthe Day

National Cheese Doodle Day

National Words Matter Week -- US (focusing on the importance of words, particularly the written word; week originally sponsored by The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors)  

Navigium Isis/Ploiaphaesia: The Festival of Navigation -- Ancient Roman Calendar/Ancient Egyptian Calendar (Sailing Festival, honoring Isis as sea goddess and goddess of sailing, on the traditional start of the sailing season)

Orthodox Sunday (Sunday of Orthodoxy) -- Orthodox Christian

Scouts' Day -- Taiwan (celebration of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in Taiwan)

St. Piran's Day (Patron of miners, tin miners, tinners; Cornwall, England; Piran, Slovenia)

     St. Piran's Day Celebrations -- Cornwall, England; Kansas City, KA, US


Stop the Clocks Day -- another of those with-no-explanation web holidays that sounds like a good idea

Temperance Day -- North America's first Temperance Law was passed in Virginia this day in 1623

Wedding of the March Dryads -- Fairy Calendar

World Folk Tales and Fables Week -- encouraging all people to explore the cultural background and lessons learned from folk tales, fables, myths, and legends from around the world; originally sponsored by Language Lizard 

Anniversary Today:

Channel Islands National Park is established, 1980

Birthdays Today:

Jake Lloyd, 1989

Niki Taylor, 1975

Kevin Connolly, 1974

Eva Mendes, 1974

Andy Gibb, 1958

Penn Jillette, 1955

Marsha Warfield, 1954

Michael Warren, 1946

Paul Sand, 1944

Samantha Eggar, 1939

Fred Williamson, 1938

Dean Stockwell, 1936

James Noble, 1922

Rex Harrison, 1908

Zhou Enlai, 1898

Emmett J. Culligan, 1893

Heitor Villa-Lobos, 1887

Howard Pyle, 1853

James Merrit Ives, 1824

William Blackstone, 1595

Gerhardus Mercator, 1512

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"What the Butler Saw"(Play)1969

"Leningrad"/Symphony No. 7 in C major(Shostakovich Op. 60), 1942

"Mefistofele"(Opera), 1868

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death, 363

Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama, 1046

English king Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) and his sons to explore unknown lands for England, 1496

Smoking tobacco is introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes, 1558

Copernicus' "de Revolutionibus" is placed on Catholic Forbidden index, 1616

Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans to take possession of the Louisiana territory from the French, 1766

*Boston Massacre: British troops kill 5 in a crowd, including a young boy and Crispus Attackus, the first black to die for American freedom, in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later, 1770

The Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays, 1820

Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber, 1836

George Westinghouse Jr patents the triple air brake for trains, 1872

Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation, 1904

Winston Churchill uses the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri, 1946

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations, 1970

Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by "off the scale" gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters, 1979

America's Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles, 1979

The Soviet probe Venera 14 arrives at the planet Venus, 1982

The graves of Czar Nicholas II and his family are found near St. Petersburg, 1995

President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, dies in office in the nation's capital, Caracas, at age 58, 2013

A survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reports that about 1/3 of women in the European Union have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15, 2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with South Korean officials for the first time since taking office, hosting a dinner in Pyongyang, 2018

The journal Nature publishes a study of the second person ever cured of HIV by stem cell transplant therapy, 2019

Explorer Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance, which sank in 1915 in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, is rediscovered in excellent condition, 2022


  1. Poor Clothilde, I stepped on my scale this morning and was very happy, so I enjoyed my breakfast.

  2. Mom doesn't like to step on the scale ANYtime! Pretty flowers and sky photos

  3. Fun Cajun joke and your floral photos are gorgeous and wonderful sky shots as always ~

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

  4. Cute joke. Beautiful blooms. Your part of the country is so far ahead of us. XO

  5. I'm glad that Grandma is chowing down more. The blooms and the sky are so pretty.

  6. Hahaha! Maybe I should skip a few breakfasts!
    I AM SO ENVIOUS OF YOUR FLOWERS! All I see out my window is snow. Snow. Snow. Sigh.

  7. Love the Cajuns. Beautiful photo shares. Sounds like Grandma is enjoying her meals.


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