Sunday, June 9, 2024

Absolutely Not (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.

Somehow the topic of royal families came up when in NOLA yesterday.  

Boudreaux an' Clothile had done been watchin' TV 'bout de royal fam'ly, an' de narrator done mention de word, "abdicate."

Boudreaux done say, "I be's done abdicate a long time ago."

An' Clothile ax, "Boudreaux, do you even know what dat word mean?"

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais, oui, it mean I's done give up on ever havin' me de flat stomach ag'in!"


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.        

Busy week, mostly only had time to snap the skies on the non-rainy evenings.


This week, Maxwell wants to join the Kitties Blue at The Cat On My Head for their Sunday Selfies Blog Hop.  I tried to lower the cage door, but when i did, he tried to climb out.     



Today is:

Abused Women And Children's Awareness Day

Accession Day -- Jordan (King Abdullah's accession to the throne in 1999)

Children's Sunday -- many US churches

Community Day -- LO, MU, Spain

Donald Duck Day -- his screen debut was today in 1934

La Rioja Day -- La Rioja, Spain

Meezer's Colors Day -- celebrating the many colors of "meezer" (Siamese) cats

Multicultural American Child Day -- listed as a celebration on the second Sunday in June on many sites, with no way to trace it that i can find

National Heroes Day -- Uganda

National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

Profess Your Love Day -- promoted by ecard companies which think you need to say "I love you" more often

Purple People Eater Day -- Sheb Wooley's hit reached #1 this date in 1958

Race Unity Day -- Baha'i sponsored observance promoting racial harmony

Remembrance for Sigurd the Dragonslayer -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (in some traditions called Siegfried)

Sjalvstyrelsedagen -- Aland Islands (Self-Governing Day)

St. Columbia of Iona's -- Celtic Christian, today is one of the luckiest days of the year to superstitious Highland Scots, especially propitious if it's a Thursday (Apostle to the Picts; Patron of bookbinders, poets; Ireland; Scotland; Pembroke, Ontario, Canada; against floods)

St. Ephraem's Day (creator of hymns; Patron of spiritual directors, spiritual leaders; Syria)

World APS Day -- spreading awareness of Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome   

Write to Your Father Day -- a week before Father's Day, write him a letter and ask him things like what he finds most enjoyable or exciting or scary or satisfying; encouraging people to stay in touch with Dad on a deeper level than the commercial holidays

Anniversaries Today:

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito marries Masako Owada, 1993

Nero marries Claudia Octavia, 53

Birthdays Today:

Natalie Portman, 1981

Johnny Depp, 1963

Michael J. Fox, 1961

Dick Vitale, 1940

Jackie Mason, 1928

Les Paul, 1915

Robert Cummings, 1910

Cole Porter, 1891

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Congo(Film), 1995

What's Love Got To Do With It(Film), 1993

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier(Film), 1989

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, 68

Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse, 721

Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River, 1534

The Harvard Corporation is established as the first corporation in the Americas, 1650

James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia, 1732

The Congress of Vienna, forerunner of the League of Nations and the UN, ends with much of Europe's borders redrawn and settled, Switzerland's neutrality confirmed, and free navigation guaranteed on many rivers, 1815

Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts, 1856

Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days, 1873

China agrees to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years, 1898

Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the United States, 1909

Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, 1958

Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria, 1967

Secretariat wins the Triple Crown, 1973

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) opens its priesthood to black males after 148 years, 1978

The British lease of Hong Kong expires, 1997

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty, 1999

In Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, six women were arrested for practicing driving in an empty car lot; women are banned from driving on the road, 2011

The World Health Organization suggests women delay pregnancy in areas where the Zika virus is very active, 2016

In the largest ever protest in the city of Hong Kong, over one million people gather to take a stand against new laws regarding extradition to mainland China, 2019 

General Charles Q. Brown becomes the first African American to lead a US Armed Forces branch when the US Senate confirms him as the Air Force Chief of Staff, 2020

Conjoined twins with a fused brain are successfully separated with help of virtual reality in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2022

Forty days after it crashed in the Colombian jungle with three adult and four child passengers, a plane is found with all four children still surviving, 2023


  1. You have indeed had another v busy week. Love those skies.

  2. New, wonderful meaning of "abdicate". I done that too :) Thanks for the laugh and the pretty skies.

  3. Abdicate...HILARIOUS. Never stop telling those Cajun jokes. We love Loosiana....But wish our name were on your comments page so we didn't have to use Anonymous to put in our name.

  4. Maxwell looks to be a cutie. And look at those two beautiful blooming bushes in your photos. Have a good Sunday.

  5. That jock slowly sank in and we finally got it 🙂. Some days the weather makes us look elsewhere for inspiration. The sky viewed/reflected in the window is a delight.

  6. Beautiful pics, especially the sunsets. We love sunsets. Mummy does too (especially as she's never up early enough to photograph the sunrise -MOL).

  7. Such a cute kitty ~ fun Cajun joke and awesome sky shots ~ hugs,

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

  8. Awwdorable sweet Maxwell😻Such beautiful sky Selfies too😸😺Double Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday🐾😽💞

  9. maxwell eye wooda tried ta climb out two !!! heerz a plate filled with best fishez and happee wizhez... that ewe findz yur for everz home and peepul(z) yet thiz month ♥♥♥

  10. Maxwell is so cute. Great sky pics.

  11. No flat tummy for me either LOL! Maxwell, you are. a cutie and that's a wonderful selfie!

  12. Charlee: "Maxwell! Do you wish to register a complaint? It looks like you're trying to!"

  13. Cute joke and great photos. Maxwell is a cutie. xO

  14. No flat tummies here either. Maxwell looks like he's ready to run and play. The reflected sky in the window is a great photo.

  15. That wee kitty looks to be full to the brim with mischief!!!

  16. Beautiful skies, ain't no flat yummy coming back here, and Cajun eh! Learning alot about that replanted down south. Good eating!

  17. Maxwell had me in fits. I know that LEMME OUT!!!! look and "Yes I will jump out if you try to take my portrait"

    Marjorie and Toulouse

  18. Aw... Maxwell! Always a pleasure to stop here. Thank you


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