Sunday, April 21, 2024

Crazy Is As Crazy Does (Cajun Joke), Sunday Selections and Sunday Selfie


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.

Frequently when i'm at Grandma and Grandpa's house, i'll be in the middle of doing something and Grandma will call me away to help her with something.  Yesterday that happened and while doing what she'd asked, she noticed me muttering to myself.

"Who are you talking to?" she asked.

I told her i was talking to myself in an attempt to remember what i'd been doing before, so i wouldn't forget and go do something different.

"Be careful," she said, "people will think you're crazy."

Boudreaux done be mutterin' to himself an' hims frien' Gaston done see him an' ax, "Boudreaux, do you be talkin' to you'se'f?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, oui, I gots to talk to one smart person ever' day."

Gaston laugh an' say, "Be careful, someone goin' t'ink you be gone crazy."

Den Boudreaux say, "Wit' all de people now walkin' down de street wit', what dey call it, bluetooth, talkin' dem to de air, even if'n I go crazy, who be goin' notice?"


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.     \   

Too busy for many photos and very little in the way of interesting skies, so I included artworks from the church daycare program.


This week, Emmie wants to join the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head for their Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.

It's her first time, so she tried a couple of poses and i gave her scritches and an A for effort.   


Today is:

Administrative Professionals Day (original date)

Aggie Muster -- Texas A&M University

Birthday of Rome -- Rome, Italy (753 BCE)

Drive It Day -- England (commemorates the 64 cars that left London on the first day of the Thousand Mile Trial on 23 April 1900)

Feast of Wadjet (a/k/a Udjet or Buto) -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

First Day of Ridvan -- Baha'i (began sunset yesterday; through May 2)

Grounation Day -- Rastafari (one of the Rastafarian's most important festivals, in honor of Haile Selassie's 1966 visit to Jamaica)

Heroica Defensa de Veracruz -- Mexico (Heroic Defense of Veracruz)

Iroquois Corn Planting Ceremony -- Iroquois Native Americans (three day celebration, always around this time of year)

John Muir Day -- US (American conservationist)

Kartini Day -- Indonesia (honoring a leader who helped emancipate women)

Kindergarten Day -- Germany; US (birth anniversary of Friedrich Froebel, in 1782, who began the first Kindergarten in Germany in 1837)

Mahavir Jayanti -- Jain (honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birth anniversary; local dates may vary)

Mibu Dainembutsu Kyogen -- Mibu Temple, Kyoto, Japan (nine-day festival of kyogen performances which dates back to 1299)

National Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day

National Pet ID Week -- the third full week of April, you are reminded to make sure your pets are microchipped or have an ID tag, just in case

National Tree Planting Day -- Kenya

Paralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (shepherd's festival of Pares, goddess of herders)

Pesach/Passover -- Judaism (begins this evening, through the evening of April 30)

San Jacinto Day -- Texas, US

St. Anselm of Canturbury's Day

St. Bueno Gasulsych's Day (Patron of diseased cattle, sick animals, and sick children)

Tiradentes Day/Brasilia Day -- Brazil (honors Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, called "tooth puller", who fought for Brazilian independence)

     Inauguration of Brasilia, Distrito Federal -- Brazil (anniversary of the 1960 inauguration of the new federal capital)

Volunteer Recognition Week/National Volunteer Week begins -- sponsored by Points of Light   

World Creativity and Innovation Day -- final day of World Creativity and Innovation Week, which always begins on DaVinci's birth anniversary

Birthdays Today:

Robert Smith, 1959

Andie MacDowell, 1958

James Morrison, 1954

Tony Danza, 1951

Patti LuPone, 1949

Iggy Pop, 1947

Charles Grodin, 1935

Elaine May, 1932

Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, 1926

Anthony Quinn, 1915

John Muir, 1838

Charlotte Bronte, 1816

Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel, 1782

Catherine the Great, 1729

Jan van Riebeeck, 1619

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Annie"(Musical), 1977

"Inherit the Wind"(Play), 1955

"Arms and the Man"(Play), 1894

Today in History:

Traditional date for the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus, BC753

Marc Antony continues to battle the senators who assasinated Julius Caesar in the Battle of Mutina, which he loses, BC43

Henry VIII ascends the throne of England, 1509

Hernan Cortez lands in Veracruz, 1519

The Maryland Toleration Act is passed, granting religious freedom to all in that colony, 1649

Catherine the Great ends noble privileges in Russia, 1785

Tiradentes, leader of the independence movement in Brazil, is executed, 1792

Republic of Texas forces under Sam Houston defeat Mexican troops under Santa Ana, winning the Battle of San Jacinto and the independence of Texas, 1836

The first train crosses the first bridge over the Mississippi River, crossing from Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa, 1855

Alexander Douglas patents the bustle, 1857

Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i' faith, declares his mission, 1863

The first firehouse pole is installed in a firehouse in NYC, 1878

The Red Baron (Manfred von Richthofen)is shot down, 1918

The first Aggie Muster is held, a remembrance of fellow Texas A&M graduates who had died in the previous year, 1922

Brasilia is officially inaugurated as the capital of Brazil, 1960

In Beijing, around 100,000 students gather in Tiananmen Square to commemorate Chinese reform leader Hu Yaobang, 1989

Alexander Wolszczan announces his the discovery of extrasolar planets, 1994

The ashes of Timothy Leary and Gene Roddenberry are launched into orbit, 1997

By order of an Egyptian court, the name of Egypt's former President, Hosni Mubarak, is stripped from public spaces, schools and streets, 2011

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, 2019

The ex-president of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández extradited to the US to face drug trafficking and weapons charges, 2023


  1. Love the artwork, the gardens and the skies. I have always talked to myself.

  2. There's a whole lot of colorful artwork going on in those photos. And of course the Roses Never Escape my attention.

  3. Definitely an A for the puppy. What a talented lot of artists. The round paintings caught our eye amidst the many other delights. And those blooms by the kerb are so vibrant a display. The three blooms in the table display show size doesn't always matter when you have presentation.

  4. Beautiful pictures of Emmie!
    And what are those beautiful bright pink flowers? Roses?

  5. emmie ewe iz one gorgeouz pup !! eye givez ewe an A all sew coz yur selfees total lee rox :) they dee servez a bizcuit anda steak :) !!! happee week a head two all ♥♥♥

  6. I talk to myself lots too, that's pretty normal. Emmie, you did a great selfie and you're so darn cute!

  7. Cute joke. I see people talking to themselves all the time. Adorable pup and I love the art. XO

  8. Boudreaux makes a good point. The art work is great, I love the fish in the nets. Emmie is sweet.

  9. Cute sister dogs, tired from interfering with your cleaning. :-) I can relate.
    By the way, I no longer look for gray hairs, and "running" is no longer in my vocabulary.
    Great artwork there.

  10. I love those pictures! And the children that helped! :-)

  11. Emmie is just so adorable and lovely art works display too and always a fun Cajun joke ~ hugs,

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

  12. Lulu: "Our Dada says he wants to give Emmie a belly rub too! Hey, Dada, since you can't do that, perhaps you would like to give me one instead ..."


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