Tuesday, May 30, 2023

There’s Always Some Kind of Answer, 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 

There's always some kind of answer from Carl, sometimes it just doesn't quite make sense.

I arrived at Carl's just a couple of minutes late yesterday.  Walking Jock has put me out of my usual stride.  It didn't make any difference to him, i still got his lunch packed.

He bought a new lunch box and forgot to tell me, so i found it after he left.  At least next week i know.

Meanwhile, after making sure he had lunch in a bag and was wearing an apron to go eat breakfast, i noticed he had two pillowcases, folded, on his chair next to a pillow which was covered by his shirt.

When i asked him why he had the shirt on the pillow instead of the pillowcases, he said, "I like the feel of that fabric!"

When i asked him why he had the two pillowcases out since he wasn't going to use them, he looked at me and mumbled something about needing backup.

We just need to get him all his sheets in that fabric, whatever it is.

Speaking of sheets, he "lost" his top sheet again this week, meaning he kicked it so far down in the bed in his sleep he couldn't find it easily, so he went to grab another.  Only he didn't grab one of his sheets, he went to the hall closet and got one of his parent's king size fitted sheets, the one with the hole they only keep to fold in half and put over the plants when it freezes in winter.

Ms. V has now hidden that sheet somewhere other than the high shelf of the closet where she also keeps cleaning towels (i.e., towels with holes -- we waste nothing in that house, we are very frugal).

I also asked him whether he was going to use his new hat or his old one today.  He looked at his counter, where there was an old hat, and a new one in a plastic sleeve.

He just said, "Well, I think I have a few new ones," and wandered out to eat breakfast.

I did find two others, making for 3 new hats, and he wore the old one.  Meanwhile, when i got the counter cleared later, i found one of his pens had leaked.

Ms. V keeps rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits around for cleaning, but it was a challenge and the remainder is going to take time to fade.

There was also an ink stain on one of his shirts -- inside the back collar.  No, i don't want to know, i just stain treated it and figured what little is left isn't visible when he wears the thing.

In honor of pillows and ink, a few funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Anguilla Day -- Anguilla

Dia de Canarias -- CN, Spain (Canary Island Day)

Dia de las Madres -- Nicaragua(Mother's Day)

Einherjar -- Asatru (Modern Norse Pagan) Calendar (a memorial for the war dead in Valhalla)

Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc (Patron of captives, martyrs, opposition of Church authorities, people ridiculed for their piety, prisoners, rape victims, soldiers, WACs, WAVES; France)

Heirloom Seed Day -- While i can't find the history of this one, it's a good one to celebrate, we need to raise awareness of and preserve heirloom seeds

Indian Arrival Day -- Trinidad and Tobago (anniversary of the 1845 arrival of the first Indian laborers to Trinidad)

Lod Massacre Remembrance Day -- Puerto Rico

Loomis Day -- because if we are going to honor Marconi, we should also honor the Washington, D.C., dentist Mahlon Loomis, who patented a wireless telegraphy system before Marconi was even born

My Bucket's Got a Hole In It Day -- this one may be listed on another day as well, since no two sites agree; mercy, just go get a new one already! or go get out your Hank Williams records

National Mint Julep Day

St. Walstan of Bawburgh's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, farmers and farm workers, field hands, husbandmen)

This Day -- Fairy Calendar

Water a Flower Day -- no sponsor or reason given for this day, except that the spring rains are slowing and you don't want your garden to wilt

World MS Day  

Anniversaries Today:

Henry VIII marries Jane Seymore, 1536

Birthdays Today:

Blake Bashoff, 1981

Trey Parker, 1972

Wynonna Judd, 1964

Tom Morello, 1964

Ted McGinley, 1958

Colm Meaney, 1953

Stephen Tobolowsky, 1951

Meredith MacRae, 1945

Gale Eugene Sayers, 1943

Michael J. Pollard, 1939

Keir Dullea, 1936

Clint Walker, 1927

Benny Goodman, 1909

Mel Blanc, 1908

Countee Cullen, 1903

Peter Carl Fabergé, 1846

Czar Peter the Great, 1672

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Paperback Writer"(Single release), 1966

"War Requiem"(Britten Op. 66), 1962

"Odisséia de uma raça / Odyssey of a Race"(Villa-Lobos Symphonic poem), 1954

"Prodana nevesta / The Bartered Bride"(Opera), 1866

Today in History:

Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem; the Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall, 70

19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal, 1431

In Florida, Hernando de Soto  lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold, 1539

Publication of La Gazette, the first French newspaper, 1631

The Pennsylvania Evening Post become the first daily paper in the US, 1783&

John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria, 1842

Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London, 1859

Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern "Memorial Day") is observed in the United States for the first time, 1868

New York City's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public, 1879

The Treaty of London, 1913, ends the First Balkan War and Albania becomes an independent nation, 1913

In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty, 1925

A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes, 1948

The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened, 1959

launch of Surveyor 1 the first US spacecraft to achieve landing on an extraterrestrial body, 1966

At the Ascot Park in Gardena, California, daredevil Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row, 1967

Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators, 1989

272 days after the September 11 attacks, closing ceremonies are held for the clean up/recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site in New York City. The last remaining steel beam is removed and transported to the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, 2002

In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges to end all nuclear power within 12 years, 2011

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, reveals the latest Dragon space capsule; the craft is reusable and will allow astronauts to control re-entry and landing; the development suggests that full commercialization of the space industry will soon be a reality, 2014

The British Medical Journal publishes two new studies which show eating processed foods leads to an early death and ill health, 2019

The Falcon 9 rocket launches carrying the Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station, making SpaceX the first private company to launch astronauts into space, 2020


  1. cute pillow fight cartoon. Carl is a challenge for sure. In my home towels with holes were often cut and hemmed to use as face washers or table napkins since they are so absorbent.

  2. Ink stains are a beast. How I wish that himself was more careful with his fountain pen. Clothing is bad enough but the furniture is a whole new challenge. Love the funnies.

  3. I always smile and learn something new when reading your blog. This time around Pocket Protectors. I did not know such a thing existed!

  4. Oh boy, that Carl never runs out of new, odd things to do. As for the funnies, putting the pillow cases ON the pillows is the best. We can see that happening.

  5. Thanks for the cartoons on a Tuesday morning. They're a good pick me up. However I could use a pillow and lay back down, LOL.

  6. Oh my heavens, these are fabulous! I had forgotten about pocket protectors and at first didn't make the connection with the cute pup until I saw the memes that followed. lol

  7. Although I don't use shirts, I have a set of sheets for which I've bought a different set of more comfortable pillow cases, so I get it.

  8. Carl is different but thoughtful.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. I love Carl and find him so entertaining. I'm sure you do too. Does he know he's your Tuesday post each week?

    Love all the funnies and I laughed out loud with the pillowcases on the pillows. That's so husband like.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Love and hugs. ♥

  10. Favorites are 'wee pocket protectors' ~ great lol funnies and you are Carl's angel for sure ~ Xo

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

  11. Scary, I'm starting to understand the Carlisms. Love those funnies, especially that wee kitten pocken protector.

  12. Maybe one of those Mr. Clean Magic erasers would work on the ink. Nice bunch of funnies.

  13. Love Carl's adventures. And the pillow fights funny made me LOL!

  14. I really enjoy hearing what Carl's been up to. Cartoons? Really funny!

  15. Carls adventures are always a highlight! LOVED the funnies today!

  16. Love reading about the Adventures of Carl. ;) Ink stains are the bane of my existence - the hubby *only* uses fountain pens, but thankfully he keeps his ink spillage out in his man cave instead of at my kitchen sink (where he has cleaned his pens in the past...) ;) LOVED all the funnies!


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