Artistic Feelings (Cajun Joke) and Sunday Selections

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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.

Yesterday, Sweetie and i were privileged to attend Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.

We cleaned the house and then headed downtown, and it was wonderful, my late Mother's Day gift.  If you ever have the chance to see an immersive art show, take advantage of it.

Boudreaux done gone wit' Clothile to de art gallery fo' de show.  One o' Clothile's distant cousin done become a local famous artist, an' she make Boudreaux take her to the openin' day.

Boudreaux walk him in an' de firs' t'ing he see be a huge canvas wit' de orange and black splotches all over.  Den he see him a small, gray paintin' wit' purple squiggles all over'n it.

About den the artist, Clothile distant cousin done come near Boudreaux an' ax, "How do you like the paintings?"

Boudreaux scratch hims head an' say, "I's afraid I don' unnerstan' dem too much."

De artist say, "I paint what I feel inside."

An' Boudreaux say, "Mais!  If I done feel like dat inside, I won't be paintin', I be takin' me de Alka Seltzer!"


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.        

While i am not a big fan of greeting cards, not every mother feels that way.  These are some i've seen while cleaning clients' homes.

These are snaps taken while out and about.

Because i didn't want to spend all my time with my camera out, i just wanted to enjoy the experience, i only took a few photos of the Van Gogh show.  In some, i tried to capture how one picture becomes another at various times.  No flash was allowed, so these aren't the best, but that's allowed with Sunday Selections, isn't it.


Today is:

15th Khordad National Uprising -- Iran (1963)

Apple II Day -- the Apple II first went on sale today in 1977

     note that some historians say it went on sale June 10, others say the first models were shipped out that day


Arbor Day -- New Zealand

Children's Awareness Memorial Day -- a day to remember children who have died from violence

Father's Day -- Lithuania; Switzerland

Festival of Popular Delusions Day -- begun as this was the last day before D-Day that the Germans could delude themselves that they could win; thus a day to question your own assumptions and try to align your beliefs with facts and reality

Grundlovsdag -- Denmark and the Faroe Island (Constitution Day)

Indian Arrival Day -- Suriname (marking the arrival of indentured laborers from the Indian subcontinent)

Judgement Day -- Fairy Calendar (Nosegays)

Liberation Day -- Seychelles

Natalicio de Oblang Nguema Mbasogo -- Equatorial Guinea (President's Day)

National Attitude Day -- if this is really a day to celebrate, try to have a positive one

National Cancer Survivors Day -- US (National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation)   

National Gingerbread Day

National Moonshine Day -- with its own sponsor     

Nones of June -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observance

     Festival of Semo Sancus -- god of loyalty, honesty and oaths (one of the oldest Roman cults, probably Etruscan or Oscan originally)

Sjómannadagurinn -- Iceland (traditional Seaman's Day was alternately celebrated June 6 or the first Sunday of June, depending on which authority you ask, but is now a weekend long Festival of the Sea)

St. Boniface's Day (Patron of brewers, file cutters, tailors; Fulda, Germany; Germamy; Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, Canada)

Whit Sunday / Pentecost -- Christian

     Hvitasunnudagur -- Iceland (sleeping in on Whitsunday is detrimental to your health, but monsters are asleep through the day and can be taken by surprise)

     Romeria del Rocia -- Huelva, Spain (pilgrims transport an image of the Virgen del Rocio [Our Lady of the Dew] through Andalucia, with no motorized transport allowed, accompanied by Gypsy Caravans; when the image gets to the shrine, there is mass and a few days of fireworks and celebrating)

World Environment Day -- UN  

Birthdays Today:

Chad Allen, 1974

Mark Wahlberg, 1971

Brian McKnight, 1969

Kenny G, 1956

Jill Biden, 1951

Suze Orman, 1951

Ken Follett, 1949

Spalding Gray, 1941

Margaret Drabble, 1939

Bill Moyers, 1934

Tony Richardson, 1928

Richard Mcclure Scarry, 1919

William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, 1895

Panco Villa, 1878

Adam Smith, 1723 (O.S. Date)

Thomas Chippendale, 1718

Pu Songling, 1640

Today in History:

Traditional date for the sinking of Atlantis, 8498BC

Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem  in the Siege of Jerusalem, 70

Kraków, Poland  receives city  rights, 1257

The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched, 1817

Houston, Texas is incorporated by the Republic of Texas, 1837

Denmark  becomes a constitutional monarchy, 1849

Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly starts a ten-month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper, 1851

Denmark  amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage, 1915

Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements, 1956

The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in, 1959

The Apple II, the first practical personal computer, goes on sale, 1977

Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi orders an attack on the Golden Temple, the holiest site of the Sikh religion, 1984

A severe heat wave across Pakistan  and India  reaches its peak, as temperatures exceed 50°C (122°F) in the region, 2003

The planet Venus makes its last transit of the 21st century beginning at 22:09 UTC June 5, and ending 4:49 UTC June 6, 2012

The Swiss vote to reject the referendum to give each citizen a guaranteed income of $2,500 Swiss francs per month, 2015

Puerto Rico declares its Zika virus outbreak to be over, 2017

Montenegro joins NATO, becoming its 29th member, 2017

The science journal Environmental Science and Technology publishes a study which estimates that the average person ingests 50,000 pieces of microplastic each year, and breathes in a similar amount, 2019

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