Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Confusion and Avocado, 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 

Before i get into my usual tales about Carl, i have to share something Becca told me at church this past Sunday.

She has been stumbling on occasion, and we need to help her work on her balance as the house they live in has stairs and we can't let her lose that skill.

This means we take stairs, carefully, at every opportunity at church, but she did something this last time she'd never done before.  Instead of grabbing the rail with one hand and starting down, she bent over to put both hands on the rail.  I offered her my hand instead and she took it, and i asked her if she was okay.

She said, "I just woke up on the wrong side of my brain this morning!"

Brilliant, and priceless.

Kiddo, i feel like that sometimes, too.

Walking into Carl's yesterday, he smiled at me and told me he'd already showered.  One step ahead on that front, i thought, then got to the laundry room.

I asked him if the wet items in both the washer and dryer were clean, and he wasn't sure.

The washer was set on spin only, not even rinse and spin this time.  "Did you wash first, then do an extra spin to get it dry?" i asked.

"Well,"  he said, "I think I washed it.  I hope.  Now I'm confused."

If Carl's confused, everything gets rewashed.

Then i headed into his room and couldn't open the door all of the way.

No, i don't know what he's doing with a sleeping bag, much less having it live behind his door.

He didn't have any dirty clothes in his baskets.  Of course not, they were all on the floor.  Usually, there's at least a few items in the baskets, but yesterday, not a single one.

There's no lunch box still, and i keep reminding him he needs to buy one.  I asked what he wanted with his sandwich yesterday, and he said, "I have an avocado..."

It was a whole avocado in the fridge.  Yes, he wanted the whole avocado in the bag.  I tucked in a sturdy disposable knife and hoped for the best.  Either the whole bag will not make it home because he ate everything, or i'm going to find a bag stuffed in his fridge next week with goop in it that was avocado.  Time will tell.

Avocados can be plenty funny and punny, so let's have a few avocado jokes.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Anniversary of the 3rd Druk Gyalpo -- Bhutan

Baby Day -- birth anniversary of Dr. Spock

Brothers and Sisters Day/Sibling Appreciation Day -- an internet generated holiday, not to be confused with National Siblings Day on April 10 each year

Carnival Day -- Sint Maarten

Community Day -- M, Spain

Day of Osiris going forth from his mountain -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Door-Banging and Window-Tapping Conference -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

Flag Day -- Poland

Give Local America -- US (encouraging people to support local charities with the largest crowdfuning event in history)   

Holiday of the Region of Madrid -- Madrid, Spain

International Scurvy Awareness Day -- because yes, some people do still get this disease of Vitamin C deficiency 

King James Bible Day -- marking the publication in 1611 of the King James Version of the Bible

National Education Day -- Indonesia

National Play Your Ukulele Day -- just because it's fun!

National Truffles Day

Roberts Rules of Order Day -- birth anniversary of Henry M. Robert, author of the standard parliamentary guide Robert's Rules of Order

Rowdy Friends Day -- go look up the ones you haven't seen in a while

St. Athanasius the Great's Day

St. Zoe's Day

Teacher's Day -- Bhutan; Iran

Twelfth Day of Ridvan -- Baha'i

World Asthma Day -- International (Global Initiative for Asthma; this year's theme is "Asthma Care for All")  

Birthdays Today:

Sarah Hughes, 1985

Jenna Von Oy, 1977

David Beckham, 1975

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 1972

Elizabeth Berridge, 1962

Christine Baranski, 1952

Larry Gatlin, 1949

Lesley Gore, 1946

David Suchet, 1946

Bianca Jagger, 1945

Engelbert Humperdinck, 1936

Roscoe Lee Browne, 1925

Theodore Bikel, 1924

Satyajit Ray, 1921

Dr. Benjamin Spock, 1903

Baron Von Richthofen, 1892

Hedda Hopper, 1885

Henry M. Robert, 1837

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Sunday in the Park with George"(Musical), 1984

"Peter and the Wolf"(Prokofiev Op. 67), 1936

"The Jack Benny Program"(Radio), 1932

Good Housekeeping(Magazine), 1885

"La Bottega del Caffe/The Coffee Shop"(Play), 1750

Authorized King James Version of the Bible(Publication date, by printer Robert Barker), 1611

Today in History:

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft, 1536

John Knox returns from exile to Scotland  to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation, 1559

Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle, 1568

King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America, 1670

William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris, 1780

Charles Fremantle founds the Swan River Colony in Australia, 1829

Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao, 1866

Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time, 1885

Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion, 1885

The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium, 1885

Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1887

General Motors  acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware, 1918

Pearl S. Buck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth, 1938

The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg, 1952

Tennessee Williams is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955

The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City, 1969

The 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, opens, 1986

The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy, 1998

President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military, 2000

Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless, 2008

Conservationists determine poachers killed the last known rhinoceroses in Mozambique; these poachers worked with game rangers responsible for protecting them, 2013

New research published in the journal "Plos One" shows plants "talk" to each other through their roots and the soil in a study on corn, 2018 

For the first time, a drone delivers a kidney for transplant, to a hospital in Baltimore, MD, US, 2019

Second-only sketch known of Leonardo da Vinci (from Queen Elizabeth's collection) is revealed on the 500th anniversary of the artist's death, 2019

A clean-up on Mt Everest ends, having removed three metric tons (6,613 pounds) of rubbish and four bodies in just two weeks, 2019

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the Icelandic actor who played Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in Game of Thrones, sets a world deadlifting record, lifting 501kg (1,104lb), 2020

After being closed for two years because of the pandemic, New Zealand reopens its borders to international travelers from 60 countries, 2022


  1. I so relate to waking up on the wrong side of my brain.
    Carl sounds like a full time job in himself.
    And thanks for the funnies.

  2. Carl, well at least all the laundry was in the laundry room but what a mess. At least it is an interesting place because you never know what you are going to walk into.

  3. Jack Benny day, it sounds like Carl could have been a regular visitor on that show. I love avocados so I hope Carl doesn't let his go to waste or to my waist, lol. Have a great day.

  4. Great memes. We're laughing WITH the avocados, not AT them, right? Because avocados are our friends.

  5. I love hearing about Carl. He's most entertaining.

    Love all the avocado funnies. You made me laugh out loud. Thank you.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  6. I did not know avocados could be this fun. Thanks.

  7. My my goodness Carl keeps you on your toes! He is one busy fellow. I am sorry he is like a tornado and you have to keep up with him but I know you have such a kind heart and job security also. Your shares always bring a smile and the A V O C A D O puns were fun! Thank you and have a wonderful day.

  8. Funnies of Avocado are such fun and lol ~ Carl too ~ you are an angel picking up after him and figuring him out and loved the words' 'woke up on the wrong side of my brain' ~ lol ~ can relate some days ~ Xo

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

  9. I like the last avocado joke. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  10. Becca sounds sweet. And once again I will let you know you are a saint. Fun comics. XO

  11. Yes, Becca was brilliant with that statement. How nice that Carl did it all right for once LOL!

  12. Jack Benny Day. Love all the re-runs of the TV thing Would love to have copies of the radio show too.

  13. Oh dear! Six cartons of milk! She should have been more specific (*~*)

  14. Wrong side of my brain - that's brilliant! As for the avocado jokes - hilarious!

  15. I'm going to use the 'wrong side of my brain'... er, um, I mean... the phrase! :) Oh Carl! You're still obviously a saint!! The avocado jokes are hilarious!

  16. Carl = Adventure! Great funnies.
    Now I'm craving avocados for some reason...


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