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.
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
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