Sunday, June 30, 2024

Grand-père Math (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.

Grandma and Grandpa just celebrated a wedding anniversary.  They've been married 62 years.

Boudreaux done got Grand-père Boudreaux de side eye from Grand-mère Boudreaux when he done ax, "Grand-père, how long you an' Grand-mère done be marry?"

An' Grand-père say, "We done been marry over fifty year, an' we done had t'irty good years together!"


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.       

Crepe myrtles and skies are about all i have time to snap as i'm toodling around town on the way too and from work.


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


Today is:

Aizen Matsuri -- Shoman-in Temple, Osaka, Japan (celebration of Aizen Myo-oh, greatest of the 8 Buddhist guardian gods, and is also called the Yakuta Festival; through July 2)

Armed Forces Day -- Guatemala

Day of Aestas -- Ancient Roman Calendar (culmination of the festival that begins the summer)

Descendent's Day -- on the final Sunday of June each year, an encouragement for all the world's citizens to take an accounting of their activities during the prior year and how those will affect those who come after us

Feast of All Saints/Sunday of All Saints -- Orthodox Christian

Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome -- remembrance of the first Christians killed in Rome by order of Nero as scapegoats for the fire in Rome

General Prayer Day -- Central African Republic

Independence Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)(1960)

Leap Second Time Adjustment Day -- if one is needed

Log Cabin Day -- The Log Cabin Society, dedicated to preserving log cabins and the old fashioned ways of life; many places that have historic log cabins plan big events the last Sunday in June to celebrate

Meteor Day -- because of the Tuskunga Event

Mother's Day -- Kenya

National Corvette Day -- US (vehicle introduced this day in 1953)

National Ice Cream Soda Day

Pridie Kalendas July (Day Before the Kalends of July) -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a day when dies comitiales -- citizen committees -- voted on political and criminal matters)

Revolution Day -- Sudan(1989)

St. Theobald of Provins' day (Patron of bachelors)

Tech Support Appreciation Day -- if you can get a hold of them, they can be great to have around

Anniversary Today:

Greg Allman marries Cher, 1975

Birthdays Today:

Michael Phelps, 1985

Fantasia Barrino, 1984

Ralf Schumacher, 1975

Michael Gerard (Mike) Tyson, 1966

Rupert Graves, 1963

Vincent D’Onofrio, 1959

David Alan Grier, 56, 1955

Leonard Whiting, 1950

Patricia Schroeder, 1940

Nancy Dussault, 1936

Harry Blackstone, Jr., 1934

Susan Hayward, 1919

Lena Horne, 1917

Czeslaw Milosz, 1911

William Almon Wheeler, 1819

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Johnny Carson Show"(TV), 1955

"Guiding Light"(TV), 1947

"Brenda Starr, Reporter"(Comic strip), 1940

Today in History:

Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland, 1294

The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan, 1520

Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery, Ohio, 1794

French  acrobat  Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope, 1859

The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place, 1860

The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal; it arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4, 1886

Albert Einstein publishes the article "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", in which he introduces special relativity, 1905

The Tunguska event, probably caused by a meteor or comet fragment, occurs in remote Siberia, 1908

The Regina Cyclone hits Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28; it remains Canada's deadliest tornado event, 1912

Congo gains independence from Belgium, 1960

The first leap second is added to the UTC  time system, 1972

The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie, 1987

East Germany and West Germany merge their economies, 1990

The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China, 1997

After nearly 7 years in space, the Cassini spacecraft becomes the first to orbit the planet Saturn, 2004

The Molecule of the Year 2011 is announced, BMP7 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 7), a potential therapeutic utility for recurrent metastatic disease, 2012

Misty Copeland becomes the first African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, 2015

Donald Trump becomes the first sitting US President to set foot in North Korea during the Korean Demilitarized Zone meeting with Kim Jong Un, 2019

American Abhimanyu Mishra becomes the youngest chess grandmaster ever at 12 years and 4 months, surpassing Sergey Karjakin, 2021

The Guinness Book of World Records declares Emilio "Don Millo" Flores Márquez, (born 8 August 1908) from Puerto Rico to be the world's oldest man, 2021

The Vienna, Austria based newspaper Wiener Zeitung issues its final print copy after 320 years, changing to an online only format, 2023

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Notes and Notations, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


It's a good thing I take notes for Thankful Day, so much happens in a week there's no way I'd remember without a cheat sheet.

I'm thankful for note-taking capabilities on my phone.

Grandma got out of the house and went to church for the second week in a row.  That's huge for her.

#1 Son had a bit of an adventure involving super glue and his car.  Let's just say we're all thankful he got the ignition unstuck (that stuff drips!).

I saw an old friend of my children's whom i hadn't seen in years at a gas station.  It was nice to run into him.

On Monday, i dug out the paperwork i've been wrangling and ran to one of the places you can now go instead of having to wait for hours at the Department of Motor Vehicles.  My driving license was up for renewal and while i was at it, i figured i might as well do that Real ID thing, so i did and i got my star.  I'm thankful it's over!

Tuesday was my annual physical with Dr. BowTie.  His summary was, "What a dandy check-up!"  They did need to run two more tests, and both came back with good results.

Sweetie went to his new ENT (his other ear doctor retired very suddenly) and this doctor asked him immediately if he listens to music with the little wired in-ear headphones.  He does, and the doc pulled the cover piece of one of those out of one ear.  He's thankful it didn't cause an infection and the buzzing in his ear has stopped.

Ms. G had us running all over creation again, i'm thankful for adventures at work.

For many years, we were members of the aquatic club across the street so the kids could swim all summer.  We were rejoining so as to be able to take the grandbaby (when she come), but decided to give the membership to #2 Son and His Bride instead.  I'll still be able to go over there to visit them and take the baby when they can't.  I'm thankful we got all the paperwork finally done this week.

Ms. SE's place was the easiest it's been in a long while, even with having to take the dogs out for potty breaks every hour.

All but three of the shelter cats has fully recovered from the recent panleuk scare, those three are almost totally cleared, there were at least five adoptions while i was there Friday evening, we had plenty of volunteers, and when the cat named Jack decided to take a swipe at me and get his claw stuck in my arm, i'm thankful he retracted it and it came out easily and just left a tiny cut that hardly bled and doesn't hurt.  The poor little guy is stressed as the cat in the cage next to him is unhappy and intake is a difficult place to be but i think both of them will be fine once they get in a room.

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Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- United Kingdom

ARRL Field Day -- American Radio Relay League's most popular on-air operating event, in which amateur/ham radio operators practice and drill for communications during emergencies; through tomorrow     

Autonomy Day -- French Polynesia

Camera Day -- internet generated, but a fun one to celebrate

Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul -- Christian

     St. Paul, Patron of Greece, Malta, rope makers, tentmakers, upholsterers

     St. Peter, Patron of clockmakers, fishermen, Russia; against fever, foot trouble, wolves

     a recognized holiday in Chile; Holy See; Italy; Malta[l-Imnarja]; Peru; GR and TI, Switzerland; Wallis and Fortuna

     Haro Wine Festival -- Haro, LaRioja, Spain (a festival that includes a Battle of Wines, where wine is thrown from buckets at opposing teams; on the feast day of the city's patron, San Pedro)

     Rat-Catcher's Day -- often cited because some of the earliest legends of the Pied Piper claim he took the children on the Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul

Great American Picnic Day -- various dates given, with the most common being the final Saturday of June

Hug Holiday -- while the National Hug Holiday Week has been moved to the beginning of May, this is the original day, and was for quite a while, so go give someone a big hug!

Independence Day -- Seychelles

National Almond Butter Crunch Day

Oharai/Grand Purification Festival -- Shinto

Runic Half-month Feoh (wealth) commences

Tour de France -- through July 21

Veteranendag -- Netherlands (Veterans Day)

Waffle Iron Day -- don't know why today, but it's a great gadget, and if you have one, pull it out and use it today

Birthdays Today:

Prince Aristide Stavros of Greece and Denmark, 2008

Amanda Donohoe, 1962

Sharon Lawrence, 1962

Fred Grandy, 1948

Richard Lewis, 1947

Gary Busey, 1944

Robert Evans, 1930

Ray Harryhausen, 1920

Slim Pickens, 1919

Bernard Herrmann, 1911

Nelson Eddy, 1901

Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1900

James Van Der Zee, 1886

William James Mayo, 1863

George Washington Goethals, 1858

Julia Clifford Lathrop, 1858

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Moonraker(Film), 1979

Today in History:

An Irish monastic chronicler records a solar eclipse, 512

Jacques Cartier makes the European discovery of Prince Edward Island, 1534

The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground, 1613

Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario, 1786

Coal is discovered on Vancouver Island, 1850

Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec, 1864

France annexes Tahiti, 1880

The first known recording of classical music, Handel's "Israel in Egypt", is made on a wax cylinder, 1888

Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation, 1891

Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government, 1895

France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes," 1922

Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Canada receives a patent for sprocket and track traction system used in snow vehicles, 1937

Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina, 1974

The Seychelles  become independent from the United Kingdom, 1976

The space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian Mir Space Station for the first time, 1995

Two car bombs are found at Piccadilly Circus, in the heart of London, 2007

News that European Union members agree on a deal to help some struggling Eurozone members causes world stock markets to soar, 2012

The Beijing Times reports that up to 30% of the Great Wall of China has disappeared, partly due to natural forces of decay and partly due to people stealing bricks, 2015

Iraqi forces retake the remains of the destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri from the Islamic State; it was the symbolic site where their leader had declared a "caliphate", 2017

Lytton, British Columbia, records Canada's highest-ever temperature of 49.6C (121.3F), before being destroyed by a wildfire the next day, 2021

Earth records its shortest day since scientists began using atomic clocks to measure its rotational speed, concluding one spin in 1.59 milliseconds less than the standard 24 hours, 2022

In a 6-3 ruling, the US Supreme Court finds race-based admissions programs used to  increase diversity are illegal under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, 2023