Sunday, May 26, 2024

Still Not Sure (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.

A woman who has been a friend of Grandma and Grandpa for many years loves to cook and ever since Uncle P died, every Saturday she has dropped off food at their house for them.  She knows Grandpa hates cheese, so if she makes something with cheese, she makes a portion for him without.

Yesterday, however, she made something with cream cheese, thinking it would be different.  He tried it, and ate the small plate he served himself, so I'm guessing he didn't mind.

De neighbor done brought Boudreaux an' Clothile de new recipe she done be tryin' an ax dem to eat it an' call an' tell her what dey t'ink.

Now, Boudreaux, him be picky, so he decide to get him de small plate an' jes' have him de taste, so he do dat.  He eat him a bite, den one mo', an' him eat, stop, eat, stop, 'til he done finish de whole t'ing.

Clothile, who be eatin' her'n an' likin' it, ax him, "Well, what you t'ink?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, I t'ink I going need at leas' two more bigger plates o' it befo' I decide!"


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.        

Various items, as always, some attempts to catch a butterfly (not great), Ms. V's Mother's Day card from her married son, a couple of Memorial Day displays, colorful fish at a pet store, and skies.


This week, Chai, Latte, and Au Lait wants to join the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head for their Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.  They didn't all look at the camera at the same time, but since they are kittens, i know they did their best and it's a good attempt.   


Today is:

Bob Day -- an internet holiday i couldn't confirm, but if your name is Bob, you deserve a special day just for having that name!

Crown Prince's Birthday -- Denmark

Dracula Day -- Bram Stoker's Dracula went on sale this day in 1897

Dzien Matki -- Poland (Mother's Day)

Festival of the Valley -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (celebration of the movement of Amun from the East Bank of Thebes to the West Bank; it involved giving flowers and sharing food with the dead)

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

Independence Day -- Georgia(1918); Guyana(1966)

Lag B'Omer -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, ends sunset today)

Mother's Day -- Algeria; Cameroon; Dominican Republic; France; French Antilles; Haiti; Madagascar; Mali; Mauritius; Morocco; Niger; Senegal; Sweden; Tunisia

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

National Cherry Dessert Day

National Day of Healing -- Australia (formerly called National Sorry Day; to express regret for the ill treatment of Aboriginal Peoples of Australia)

National Paper Airplane Day -- not an official holiday, but go make one, and have a blast; some people even organize contests

Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Korl -- Cambodia (Royal Ploughing Ceremony, to mark the beginning of the rice growing season)

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day -- Hawai'i

Procession of the Golden Chariot and the Battle of Lumecon -- Mons, Belgium (a horse-drawn coach carrying the relics of St. Waudry circles the town to commemorate the delivery of Mons from plague in 1349, and in the afternoon, the Fraternity of St. George reenact the Battle, with St. George defeating the dragon)

Sally Ride Day -- US (birth anniversary of America's first woman in space)

^*St. Augustine of Canterbury's Day (First Archbishop of Canterbury and Patron of England; feast day in the Anglican Communion and most Eastern Churches)

St. Philip Neri's Day (Patron of Gravina, Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, and Rome, Italy; the United States Army Special Forces)

Thargelia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (birthday festival of Apollo and Artemis; through tomorrow, date approximate)

Trinity Sunday -- Christian

World Lindy Hop Day -- Frankie Manning's birth anniversary    

Anniversaries Today:

Boston University is founded by the Massachusetts legislature, 1869

Birthdays Today:

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, 1968

Helena Bonham Carter, 1966

Lenny Kravitz, 1964

Genie Francis, 1962

Sally Ride, 1951

Pam Grier, 1949

Philip Michael Thomas, 1949

Hank Williams, Jr., 1949

Stevie Nicks, 1948

Brent Musburger, 1939

Miles Davis, 1926

James Arness, 1923

Peggy Lee, 1920

Jay Silverheels, 1919

Frankie Manning, 1914

Peter Cushing, 1913

Robert Morley, 1908

John Wayne, 1907

Dorothea Lange, 1895

Al Jolson, 1886

Today in History:

Armenian rebels battle the Sassanid empire and win the right to openly practice Christianity, 451

An earthquake  strikes Kamakura, Japan, killing about 30,000, 1293

Geneva  expels John Calvin and his followers from the city, 1538

Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, 1647

Lewis and Clark first see the Rocky Mountains, 1805

The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress, 1830

Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners, 1857

The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote, 1868

Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia, 1894

Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1896

The first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made, 1908

The world's longest-lasting tornado, lasting for over 7 hours and traveling 293 miles, strikes Mattoon, Illinois, 1917

British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana, 1966

Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing, 1969

The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2, 1970

Willandra National Park is established in Australia, 1972

George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center, 1977

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people, injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed, 1983

The European Community adopts the European flag, 1986

Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era, 1991

The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York, 1998

Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes, 2003

The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skepticism towards sources during the build-up to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, 2004

The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 6,600 people, leaves 200,000 homeless, 2006*

The World Health Organization confirms that Ebola has reached Sierra Leone, 2014

Hackers steal personal data for about 100,000 taxpayers after breaking into a U.S. Internal Revenue Service system that allows taxpayers to retrieve previous tax returns; the data can be used to file tax refund claims and commit identity theft, 2015

Ken Wyatt becomes Australia's first Aboriginal minister in government as the minister for indigenous Australians, 2019

Amazon says it will buy 97-year-old film and television studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $8.45 billion, 2021

A Hindi novel wins the International Booker Prize for the first time, Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree, 2022

*Occurred 22:54 GMT May 26, 05:54 Local Time May 27, so some sources date it today, some tomorrow 


  1. Thanks for the smiles, the beauty and the wonder. The kitties are super cute too.

  2. And you have the monarch butterflies already! I love the way you just seem to photo such detail. Like the blue Reflection from that stained glass vase. Happy Sunday

  3. I do miss having cheese and other dairy things. Those were all great photos and such adorable kittens.

  4. Oh fun Cajun joke ~ and the flags photo is my favorite ~ wonderful series of photos ~ love, love those sweet little kittens ~ Wow! ~ hugs,

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

  5. I love all Cajun jokes and I love the accent and the music.

  6. I'm guessing Boudreaux likes it! Lovely pictures, especially the butterfly - I'm yet to see one this year.

  7. ewe three wee kittenz iz awesum...heerz hopin ewe all findz yur for everz home yet thiz month...and two gether ~~~~ and long live vampirez :) !

  8. Java Bean: "Ayyy, unless mis ojos deceive, that is a plumeria that butterfly is resting on! Our Mama loves plumeria! She has a bajillion of them!"
    Charlee: "That probably means she wouldn't want us pouncing on the butterfly, because we would break off a piece of the plumeria."
    Java Bean: "Well according to Dada pieces of plumeria fall off just if you look at them funny, so, sí, jumping at the butterfly would be right out."

  9. Such cute kittens. Great joke and nice photos. That card is funny. XO

  10. Those are some really fabulous photos! Chai, Latte, and Au Lait are *the* cutest! And I love their names (and not just because I am a coffee lover!).

  11. Gorgeous kitties. Boudreaux is a cheeky fellow!

  12. Good joke! Love the kittens!!


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