Sunday, October 22, 2023

About the Sum of It (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 keeps asking me how i can do number puzzles such as Nerdle, as she really doesn't like math.   Math isn't my strong suit, either, but i only do the simpler puzzles with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  None of the more complicated, algebraic equations for me.

Tee Boudreaux done be havin' him de hard time learnin' math.  De teacher done ax hims Mère an' Père to work wit' him at home.

Boudreaux done set down wit' Tee and be axin' him, "If'n you had you two big pecan shells in de one han' an' t'ree in de other han', how many pencils you gots?"

An' Tee say, "Five."

"Dat be right!" say Boudreaux.  "Now, if'n you gots six big pecan shells in one han', an' five in de other, what you got?"

"Mais!  You gots big han's!"


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.        

More of the Halloween decorations.  It's getting spooky out there.

And a few sunsets, just because.


Today is:

Abu Simbel Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (along with Feb. 22, the day when the sunlight fell perfectly on the statues of Ramses, Ra, and Amun at the temple complex)

Caps Lock Day -- celebrating life in screaming CAPITALS (i'd include a link to the promo site, but it's rather annoying)

Clean Up the Earth Day -- begun because having only one Earth Day a year doesn't give enough emphasis to the amount of work that needs to be done

Color Day -- a day to consider how color affects your life, health, and world

Eat a Pretzel Day -- unclaimed sponsorship; does anyone else suspect that pretzel makers know how to spread stuff around the internet, too?

International Stuttering Awareness Day      

Jidai Matsuri -- Kyoto, Japan (Festival of the Eras or Festival of the Ages)

Mother-in-Law Day -- a day to honor good Mothers-in-Law for their contributions to their families and for enduring all the bad jokes; if you have a lousy one, go listen to Ernie K-Doe's song

National Knee Day -- take care of your knees, and they will take care of you!

National Nut Day -- UK & US (also now celebrated around the world) (launched by Liberation Foods CIC, a fair trade nut company, urging us to celebrate fairly traded nuts and swap out a nut based burger for a meat based meal, at least for today, or grab a handful of nutritious almonds or walnuts or your own favorite mix; if you don't like nuts, you can just choose to go be one, instead)

Pastoral Care Week begins -- honoring all clergy who provide spiritual help and care, they need recognition and care themselves; this year's theme is "Chaplaincy and Mental Health: It's Healthy to Get Help"    

Respiratory Care Week begins -- recognizing the respiratory care profession and promoting awareness of lung health issues; this year's theme is "Respiratory Therapy, Our Passion, Our Purpose" 

Smart is Cool Day -- and i don't know who started this one, but i'd say someone tired of being made fun of for being a bookworm

St. Mary Salome's Day (Patron of Veroli, Italy)

Anniversaries Today:

John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope, 1978

Toastmasters International founded, 1924

The first Metropolitan Opera House in NYC opens, performing Faust, 1883

Birthdays Today:

Carlos Mencia, 1967

Valeria Golino, 1966

Brian Boitano, 1963

Jeff Goldblum, 1952

Deepak Chopra, 1946

Catherine Deneuve, 1943

Jan De Bont, 1943

Annette Funicello, 1942

Tony Roberts, 1939

Derek Jacobi, 1938

Christopher Lloyd, 1938

Timothy Leary, 1920

Joan Fontaine, 1917

Robert Capa, 1913

Curly Howard, 1903

George Beadle, 1903

N. C. Wyeth, 1882

Sarah Bernhardt, 1844

Franz Liszt, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Me and Bessie"(Musical), 1975

"Take Me Along"(Musical), 1959

"The Far Off Hills"(Play), 1928

Today in History:

The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire, 362

Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto), 794

Battle of the Southern Fujian Sea, Ming Dynasty wins a victory against the Dutch East India Company, 1633

Princeton University is chartered, 1746

Andre-Jacques Trim becomes the first sky diver, parachuting over Paris from a balloon, 1797

Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas, 1836

First telegraph line linking US east and west coasts of the US is completed, 1861

First concert performance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1881

World's first automobile dealer opens in London, 1897

President Hoover gives the "American system of rugged individualism" speech, 1928

The FBI ambushes Pretty Boy Floyd, 1934

First commercial flight from the mainland to Hawai'i, 1936

Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turns down the honor, 1964

A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official Flag of Canada, 1964

The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus, 1975Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it

is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs, although the dye is still used in Canada, 1976

Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms, 2005

A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama, 2006

India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1, 2008

North Korea gives the US permission to search for the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War, 2011

Six Italian scientists are convicted of manslaughter for their failure to predict the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake, 2012

The Parliament of the UK approves the Brexit deal to leave he EU but refuses the legislation to fast track it to meet the Oct. 31 deadline, 2019

Goldman Sachs agrees to pay a record $3 billion to end the probe into its role in the 1MDB corruption scandal, 2020

Italy forms new coalition government, choosing Giorgia Meloni as their first female Prime Minister, 2022


  1. No spookiness here. Thank you for sharing yours.
    And huge thanks for the skyscapes too.

  2. That beautiful blue sky with all those Halloween decorations, that's just beautiful. We've had day after day of drizzle drizzle drizzle. No Sunshine. Guess that makes it more spooky up here, LOL

  3. The last sunset is our favourite this week. My, so many scary and spooky displays. I think I'd be staying in if our area looked like that! And those spiders; I mean a cat couldn't tear the legs off those without risk to life and limb 😉

  4. Fun Cajun joke ~ lol and awesome Halloween decorations photos ~ Wow! and Wow to your lovely sunset photos ~

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

  5. Look at all of the Halloween decorations. This year feels like the Year of the Skeleton here.

  6. There are no Halloween decorations in my woods. I miss them, but it is what it is.

  7. Great joke. I love all the decorations. The other day, I was approaching a decorated yard and I thought it was kids waiting for the bus. It was then I realized I should wear my distance glasses. :)

  8. I wish we had more Halloween decoration around my area. No one here seems to be getting in the spirit!


  9. "Mais! You gots big han's!" I just love Boudreaux.
    Halloween is near Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. That's some pretty true math and those Halloween decorations are so cool!

  11. Thanks for the laugh. Having a good grasp of logic must surely be as important as being good at math. Loved all those Halloween decorations.

  12. Those Halloween decorations are wonderful! Great photos!

  13. The sunsets are nice but I love the decoration. The spookier the better I say!


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