Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Not Surprising, A Random and Happy Tuesday A to Z Post


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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.  

Carl's workplace has changed his hours, so the chances are he's still asleep when i arrive now.

He was asleep yesterday, but woke up soon after i arrived and said he'd been up late the night before and wanted a bit more sleep.

"Going away party...Cathy...church.  Up late!" he smiled at the memory as he told me.  Then added, "We had fun!"

His enthusiasm was catching and i smiled at him.  Then he yawned prodigiously but decided not to go back to sleep and headed for the shower.

Throw your pajamas out the door once you take them off, i told him, so i can do the first load of laundry.

He nodded, then grabbed pants and a shirt.  I handed him underwear and told him he could grab socks when he came out.

"Why can't I take socks?  I can't take them with me?"

You'll just forget and grab another pair anyway, i told him.

The socks.  Not surprising at all to find them there.

Once in there, he opened the door a crack and i expected the pajamas to come flying out.  He threw out a piece of trash instead and closed the door as i told him that wasn't what i'd asked for.

Then he threw out the pajamas.

Also, he came out once he was done without the pants on, even though he had two pair in there.  At least he had the underwear on and he went back for the pants instead of grabbing yet another pair from the closet.

He did manage to put on the shoes i'd strategically placed in the walkway where he couldn't miss them, and thus didn't go grab more of those out of the closet either after i'd gathered them all.

Last Thursday, when i was there cleaning the rest of the house, i noticed his green apron was missing.  It was still missing yesterday, so i handed him the red one to wear at breakfast and searched through the dirty clothes, in and under things, no green apron.  It's probably one of those mysteries of the universe none of us will ever solve, or it will suddenly turn up from nowhere.

While sorting dirty laundry, i did find his car keys in the pocket of one pair of pants and thank heaven for that.  It prevented one of those mad rushes to find the keys we've had so many mornings.

As i went about packing his lunch and cleaning and tidying, he chattered about electronics, repair places, and even subwoofers.  I could only catch snippets as sometimes he isn't quite clear and switches subjects so fast, only getting out about a  half sentence on one topic before moving to the next.

Eventually he settled on telling me about his weekend.

"We went Saturday around 4, and...well, it was late...gave us a raincheck.  They wanted us to come Sunday at 8!  I'm not getting up Sunday at 8!  Besides, church."

Church, i thought but did not say, is probably not on their radar.  And no, he was never quite clear where, exactly, they went.

All we know for sure is he has good memories of whatever it was they were doing, and that's the important part.

How about some funnies?

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Emancipation Day -- Washington, D.C., US

Holiday of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Jim Thorpe Day -- US (by Presidential Proclamation in 1973)

National CPA's Goof Off Day -- US, the day after tax day because they deserve it!

National Eggs Benedict Day

National Healthcare Decision Week begins -- US (to inspire, educate & empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning; "It always seems to early, until it's too late.")   

National Stress Awareness Day -- sponsored by the Health Resource Network (always on the first workday after paying taxes)

Offering to Demeter Khloe -- Ancient Greek Calendar (honoring Demeter as goddess of green shoots; date approximate)

St. Bernadette of Lourdes' Day (Patron of people ridiculed for their piety, poor people, shepherdesses, shepherds, sick people; Lourdes, France; against bodily ills, poverty, sickness)

St. Padarn's Day (Celtic peoples traditionally begin weeding crops on this saint's day)

Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day -- US (the day after you pay your taxes, bring the comforts of home to the office; sponsored by PajamaGram

World Elephant Day/Save the Elephant Day -- created by the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation of Thailand

World Entrepreneurship Day

World Voice Day -- if you've ever had laryngitis, you know how important it is to protect your voice   

Anniversaries Today:

Harry Connick, Jr. marries Jill Goodare, 1994

Founding of the University of Queensland, 1910

Birthdays Today:

Lilliana Mumy, 1994

Lucas Haas, 1976

Selena Quintanilla, 1971

Martin Lawrence, 1965

Jon Cryer, 1965

Ellen Barkin, 1955

Jay O. Sanders, 1953

Kareem Adbud-Jabbar, 1947

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, 1940

Dusty Springfield, 1939

Bobby Vinton, 1935

Herbie Mann, 1930

Edie Adams, 1929

Pope Benedict XVI, 1927

Henry Mancini, 1924

Kingsley Amis, 1922

Peter Ustinov, 1921

Barry Nelson, 1920

Merce Cunningham, 1919

Charlie Chaplin, 1889

John Millington Synge, 1871

Wilbur Wright, 1867

Jose De Diego, 1866

Anatole France, 1844

John Franklin, 1786

Hans Sloane, 1660

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Brown Sugar"(Rolling Stones single release), 1971

"Fibber McGee and Molly"(Radio), 1935

"Mazeppa"(Symphonic poem, Liszt' S 100), 1854

"The Contrast"(Comedy), 1787 (First play by an American author, Royall Tyler, to be professionally produced on stage)

Today in History:

Calculated date of the return of Odysseus from the Trojan War, BC1178

The Jewish fortress of Masada falls to the Roman Army, ending the Jewish revolt, 73

Martin Luther is called before the Diet of Worms, 1521

Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina, 1582

The United States Senate ratified the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada, 1880

The first passenger rail opens in India, 1853

Ebenezer Bassett, the first African-American diplomat, begins his service in Haiti, 1869 

US Marshal Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle, in Dodge City, 1881

Harriet Quimby becomes the first female pilot to cross the English Channel, 1912

Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Amritsar Massacre by the British, 1919

Annie Oakley shoots a record 100 clay targets in a row, 1922

Dr. Albert Hofmann first ingests LSD, thus discovering its effects, 1943

Bernard Baruch coins the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union, 1947

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation, 1963

The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique and 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean, 1992

The Queen Mary II embarks on her first transatlantic voyage, 2004

President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo declares the First Ivorian Civil War to be over, 2007

Elizabeth Holmes, American entrepreneur, inventor, and founder and CEO of Theranos, is named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People" of 2015, 2015

Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn", 2018

The journal Science publishes a new study which claims a multi-year megadrought is already underway in the Western US, 2020

Raul Castro confirms he is resigning, ending his family's six decade rule of Cuba, 2021

As part of a social isolation experiment, Spanish extreme athlete Beatriz Flamini exits a deep cave in Granada, Spain, after spending 500 days isolated underground, 2023


  1. I am glad that Carl is enjoying life. And thanks for the funnies.

  2. Rain is good for funnies as we are supposed to get a huge deluge of it all day today. Hoping to get our walks in this morning before it starts. I guess you will get more Carl time now, but at least you know how to handle him.

  3. " find his car keys "...... does Carl drive? That amazes me. My daughter bounces off a car when she was riding her bike because she was watching everything around her. She will never drive a car. Carl is allowed to drive. Wow.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Wow! Carl is keeping you busy ~ and the funnies are lol fun plus ~ thanks,

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

  5. While reading about Carl, I had to remind myself that what you call pants, we call trousers! Pants here are underwear! Great funnies, I'm going to copy the crayon one for my granddaughter!

  6. I love Carl. I really do. I'm glad he had a great time even though we have no idea why. Fascinating.

    Love all the funnies and the last one is my favorite. I want those woofers.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Love and hugs. ♥

  7. I bet the green apron is in a perfectly logical place like the freezer. :)

  8. Love the adventures of Carl! Love the two subs in the trunk! Have a great week!

  9. That schedule change will sure keep you guessing now more than ever. Those were fun funnies!

  10. Love the funnies. Can Carl learn to always put his car keys in one spot when he comes in? For instance a certain dish always in the same spot on the kitchen bench?

  11. Thanks for the smiles, and a new expression: Rain check :D

  12. Java Bean: "Ayyy, big dog transit service for little dogs! Now I've seen everything!"


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