Monday … Again … YAYYYYYYY!!!

Yawn … stretch … yawn … it is Monday morning and …

back to sleep.jpg

NONONONONO … we must not do that!  It’s time to …

♫ Wake up, wake up you sleepy head

Get up, get up get out of bed  ♪

Cheer up, cheer up the sun is red

♫ Live, love, laugh and be happy

 from When the Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin’ Along by Al Jolson, rather poorly sung by the ancient Filosofa

So now that my singing has not only awakened you, but most likely sent you into paroxysms of either laughter or nausea, let us find some things to laugh, chuckle, or at least grin about on this fine almost-autumn Monday morn, shall we?

Sing it loud … just not in Denmark …

I love seeing street artists and musicians.  Even if they aren’t very good, it’s still fun to see people having a good time and doing their own thing without worrying about what other people will think.  But in Denmark, at least in the town of Aalborg, there are standards to be upheld.  Last week, a young guitarist set up shop outside a convenience store and began to play Wonderwall, a song initially sung by Liam Gallagher of British rock band Oasis.

street performer.jpgApparently he wasn’t pleasing to the ears of the local police who quickly sent him packing, “He certainly did not sound like Liam Gallagher,” police said. He was told by the officer to go home to practice, and given a final word of advice: “Just because you can play Wonderwall does not mean you should.” Awwwwww …. how mean!

A Final Touchdown …

56-year-old Jeffrey Riegel died last week.  Riegel had been a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles football team all his life and had been a season ticket holder for more than 30 years.  Still, he was disappointed that in his lifetime he had never seen them win a Super Bowl. Sometimes his wife, Donna, suggested that he follow a different team, but he always refused, saying, “I just can’t”.

Mr. Riegel did not lack a sense of humour, and in his obituary he requested “to have 8 Philadelphia Eagles as pall bearers so the Eagles can let him down one last time.”  He didn’t quite get his wish, but 8 friends decked out in Eagles’ jerseys did “let him down” one last time.


Mary Poppins, anyone?

An ad on for a nanny received over 1,000 applicants within a few short days.  In fact, the parents who placed the ad followed up  with …

“Thank you to all the candidates that have responded to our advert so far. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unfortunately unable to respond to them all personally.”

mary-poppins.jpgI don’t think the reason for so many applicants is a sudden surge in the love of children and the desire to care for somebody else’s, but rather the incentives for doing so: The salary is £100,000, or roughly $126,000 USD.  And then there are the perks: meals prepared by a Michelin star chef, use of the family’s Porsche, Maserati and Range Rover and travel to Barbados, Cape Town, London and Atlanta.

bratMy first thought, being the snarky cynic that I am, was that the children must be mini-terrorists, and that thought was reinforced when I read …

“Ideally our nanny will be trained in self-defence, however if the right candidate doesn’t already have this training we will provide and pay for it. This is non-negotiable.”

The four children range from toddler to teen at ages 2, 5, 7 and 15. Requirements for the position include “a degree in child psychology, no children of their own and a minimum of 15 years of nannying experience”.  Well, guess that let’s me out!

An “honour” for Trudeau???

In March 2016, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was invited by the Toronto Zoo to announce the names of their latest panda cubs, Jia Panpan & Jia Yueyue.  Of course this resulted in an adorable photo-op …

trudeau-1I think perhaps it should have ended there, but no … this week at the Canadian National Exhibition, a statue based on the above photo was unveiled. That wouldn’t be so bad, but … the statue is carved in … butter!!!  The sculpture is the work of David Salazar and his team of artists.

trudeau-2.jpgNow, I understand that tastes in art vary … I am not a fan of Picasso, for example, but love Monet.  But somehow … this just holds no appeal for me at all. Mr. Trudeau seemed to like it well enough, though, for he tweeted “What is better than seeing yourself made of butter”.

A sandwich that packs a wallop …

It is said that people will go to extremes for a drink, and this woman was no exception.  Britain’s Southwell Racecourse does not allow alcohol.  Human nature being what it is, security guards routinely search bags and confiscate any alcohol they find.  I’m sure there have been some creative attempts to hide forbidden beverages, but this one may take the cake … er, um, the sandwich bun.

vodka-sandwichThe racecourse said the sandwich’s contraband contents were seized and the woman was told she could pick it up on her way out of the venue, but she declined to reclaim her vodka. A wee bit embarrassed, perhaps? But the story doesn’t end there …

One of the racetrack’s personnel posted a tweet with the above picture and the words, “You hide it, we find it!” The tweet was seen by the makers of Glen’s Vodka, which responded with the creation of a new drink: “The Glen’s Salami Sizzler.”

salami-sizzler.jpgUmmm … I think I shall pass on this one.

And speaking of sandwiches …

When you order a Big Mac at McDonald’s, it is generally served in this …


But to celebrate the company’s rollout of Signature Collection burgers, if you are lucky, you may find your burger in one of these boxes …


A thousand of the limited edition boxes will be available at special events in the coming months.  The box was designed by … wait for it … British fashion designer Julien Macdonald.  How appropriate!

“This is for people to look at and smile and make them happy and something to be a talking point,” he said. “I like funny things and things that make me laugh and if I saw a McDonalds box covered in jewels and embellished it would make me laugh – it is positive and lighthearted and everyone will like it.”

Well, it is different, but … somehow Filosofa says “no thanks” … but then, Filosofa does not eat McDonald’s anyway.

Okay friends, that about wraps it up for this morning … I do not wish to keep you from those important things you do on Mondays!  So, adjust that tie, straighten those shoulders, and remember to put on that wonderful smile you have!  A lot of people need to see that smile today, so be sure to share it. Keep safe and have a happy week, okay?  Love and hugs to you all …




42 thoughts on “Monday … Again … YAYYYYYYY!!!

  1. Dear Jill,
    The nanny job sounds great but there is that saying along the lines, “if it looks too good to be true, you’d probably be right. It is bothersome that self defense experiences was required.

    I want to hold the pandas too. How lucky can one man get?

    I think I’ll skip the limited edition MacDonald’s boxes.

    My age is showing. I had to google LMAO.

    Thanks a million for another great Monday post.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Yes, I was wondering if the self-defense was required to defend against the children, or perhaps one of the parents! And pandas … who doesn’t love pandas! Pandas and koalas are the most adorable animals …

      I was so happy to hear that you had to Google LMAO, because I had to do the same thing a few years back! There are still acronyms on Facebook and Twitter that I have to either Google or ask my granddaughter! 😀

      Glad you enjoyed the post, Gronda! Hugs!!!

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  2. 😀 😀 😀 …. No, no, no, dear Roger! You have done nothing wrong … I was telling you not to go to Lady G’s Star Points: August 25, 2017 post to read recent comments … but I was teasing you, for she and I commented about you and I really DID want you to read the comments, but the best way to get a man to do something is to tell him NOT to do it, so … um … just go read the bloomin’ comments, but don’t let it go to your head! 🙄


      • I worked for a very nice Marquess who was very unassuming and very pleasant to me. He even cooked me dinner once…’Beans on Toast!’
        😂😂😂 However, at the Christening of the baby, the Champagne flowed and it was more like an affair at Ascot than anything. The guests treated me like I was an old fashioned servant, and the men pinched my bum with knowing winks. Er, good ol’ days….nope. All nannies should be careful what they get themselves into. The old fashioned ideas of ‘servitude’ remain!

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      • Actually, I think they are Londoners who just travel a lot with their work. I’m still suspicious of the salary & bennies, but have to admit … unless they are total jerks, it might be a decent job … make money, see the world … ah, if I were younger. 😀

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        • I would still suspect that the Nanny would be ‘in servitude’ for the duration of the contract. I had a fairly good contract and only had every other weekend off as ‘my time.’ Other than that, I had little time to myself so that is why I only stayed for six months (the trial contract period).

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          • Yes, in the full ad, they stated that sometimes they preferred to be alone with their children, at which time they would require the nanny to leave. In her free time, they said, she could do most whatever she wished with the exception of ‘binge drinking’ or drug use, both of which would end in termination. Servitude, as you say. And I’m still puzzled by the requirement for self-defence skills! Perhaps to defend oneself against the parents? 😱

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    • Thanks! Glad you enjoyed. And yes, I find that with each passing year, the days come and go more quickly. I think somehow days are being taken away from us, for I just finished putting away holiday decorations a bit ago, and now my family informs me it will soon be time to take them all back out! I am trying to negotiate with them to skip all holidays for the rest of the year, but so far all I’ve accomplished is to have them calling me names like ‘curmudgeon’ and ‘Grinch’. Sigh. Have a great week, dear friend! Hugs ‘n love!

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  3. Great stuff, as usual! And a happy Monday to you and yours. I especially like it when someone on the street starts playing a musical instrument and eventually is joined by the rest of the orchestra — and they play “Ode To Joy” from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony!!

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