Jolly Good Monday!!!

foot-tapThere you are!  I’ve been waiting … patiently …

Good Monday morning, my dear friends!  I hope you all had a fun, peaceful first weekend of fall and are now primed and ready for the work week ahead!  In a tribute to the advent of autumn, I have prepared some treats suitable for the season, so grab some pumpkin-spice coffee and something to munch on and let’s see if we can find something to laugh about on this fine autumn morning!

Bunny Shaq?

Who doesn’t love a cute bunny?  They don’t really need talent, just their own cuteness.  But meet Bini, who has a hefty dose of talent to go along with his innate cuteness.  Bini is an athlete and just this year won the Guinness World Record for … “Most basketball slam dunks in one minute by a rabbit.”  Who knew there even was such a category?

Bini’s human housemate, Shai Asor, says that Bini is also a talented painter that can also style hair!  Um, I can only imagine …

Flush With Cash …

We have all used the expression, when referring to something that is seemingly a waste of money, “might as well just flush it down the toilet”.  Apparently somebody in Geneva, Switzerland took it to heart and has flushed more than $120,000 worth of 500 € notes down toilets all around the city.  According to Bloomberg, the first stash of 500-euro bills (each worth about $597) was found stuffed into a toilet located near a safe deposit box vault at a branch of Swiss bank UBS. The bills were reportedly cut up with scissors. Next was a pizzeria, then still more restaurants, all in the same general vicinity.

Police have collected tens of thousands of euros — many apparently cut with scissors — from the pipes and are working to determine where the mystery bills came from. Meanwhile, the notes are causing expensive plumbing repairs for those businesses targeted.

A Furry Hitchhiker …

Colorado Springs Police Officer Frabbiele was on his way to the scene of an accident when he encountered a hitchhiker … one that landed squarely on the hood of his cruiser!  According to the department’s Facebook post …

“Officer Frabbiele discovered that raccoons do come out at night and was pawsitively surprised when one ended up on his windshield.”

hitchhiker.jpgThe little guy was heading, I believe, for the nearest pizza parlour, but Officer Frabbiele takes his job seriously and put the little guy out.

An ‘Awwwwww’ Moment …

Eight-year-old Serenity wrote the following letter to Petco, the pet supply company:

“Dear Petco pets,

I’m Serenity. I’m 8 years old. I live in Washington DC. I’m going to 2nd grade. May I please have a hamester because I never had a pet. I [love] hamesters because they eat carrots, and grass. I will take good care of it because I’ll let it eat. I will make sure I clean the cage. If I reseive a hamster, I will do better in school, make more friends, and become responsible.”

Serenity sought and received her teacher’s help in looking up the address for Petco.  Only problem was, apparently the teacher’s eyesight was about as good as mine, and she addressed the letter to Pepco, Potomac Electric Power Company.  Now, you might think that when Pepco customer service representative Cornell Reddon received the letter, he just tossed it into ol’ File #13.  But nope … this is a guy with a heart!

Mr. Reddon and his co-worker Clay Anderson decided to make this little girl’s dream come true, and they bought her not only a hamster, but all the trimmings … a habitat and accessories.

hamsterhamster-2Filosofa gives two thumbs-up to Mr. Reddon and Mr. Anderson for their generosity and heart!

A Sandy Place …

I am not a world traveler … not much of a traveler at all … so perhaps I am unwise in the way of things.  But somehow … this whole thing, while rather interesting, seems to me a huge waste of time, effort and money.  What, you ask, is she prattling about?  Take a look … it is a hotel … er, a hostel, excuse me … made entirely out of sand.

“Hostelworld North America and Destination Gold Coast have transformed beautiful Broadbeach into a hostel made out of sand – featuring everything your dream hostel would include: an outdoor bar, beach volleyball, comfy beds, good vibes, DJs and live music,” the hostel’s Facebook page states.

Denis “Sandman” Masoud spent 21 days and used 24 tons of sand to craft the unique hostel featuring an eight-bed dorm and a private double room. It even received a write-up in Architectural Digest!

Sounds and looks pretty nice, eh?  So you are asking yourself why I call it a waste of time, effort and money, aren’t you?  Well here’s the catch … it was open from 20 September thru 22 September, and then it was no more.  All that work, all that time … for 3 days!  Perhaps it is the pragmatic accountant in me that cannot appreciate this effort, I don’t know.  But … I admit it is a unique concept.

A Bridge Too Far Not Far Enough …

Early this year, the city  of Esbjerg, Denmark ordered a bridge … a footbridge that was to cross the nearby Kongeåen canal. The thing is, though, that once the bridge was delivered and put into place, it was a meter too short.

“We ordered a bridge to go from one side to the other. It doesn’t do that,” said Hans Kjær, the municipality’s Director for Technology and the Environment.

bridge too shortSome people probably thought they were being helpful when they suggested …

  • “They have to find a place where it fits, the creek is probably narrower somewhere.”
  • “Maybe they should consider a new tape measure.”

Sometimes something gets lost in the translation …


And, I am sad  😢 to say, that wraps up our Monday morning together.  I do hope you leave here with a smile on your face … one that you can share with all those people suffering the Monday morning blues or blahs.  Have a safe week and keep on smiling …












22 thoughts on “Jolly Good Monday!!!

  1. The expression on that little cutie’s face looking at her hamster is wonderful. Well done that gent!
    I support that sign, there is too much consumption of carpets if you ask me.😒 Of course it’s all done very furtively, but you looking around and spot those little gaps…ah-ha. This is why the CIA are prone to lace carpets with LSD. And although disputed by some there are suggestions Hitler chewed carpets.😱
    Thanks again for a stellar collection Jill.

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  2. Dear Jill,
    For a few thousand euros, I think I could learn to do some quick plumbing. It is great to know that generous peoples like Mr. Reddon and Clay Anderson.are in this universe.
    I’m glad the poor raccoon survived.
    Thanks for another great morning and Hugs, Gronda

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  3. My favorite quote in this whole post was “We ordered a bridge to go from one side to the other. It doesn’t do that,”. that just made me crack up for some reason. And how sweet for that company to get the little girl a hamster.

    We love helping people when we can and have opened our home to evacuees of hurricane Harvey and helped one of the families who lost everything to get into their new apartment and get what they needed to start over.

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    • Glad to have been a part of making you smile this Monday morning. I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a long, long week, so we need to at least start with a smile. No, I wouldn’t like the sand hostel either … it’s right on the beach … a bit of rain or a good wave and … poof … suddenly you no longer have a roof … or walls … :0

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  4. Ah great way to start a Monday. Love the hamster story…cheers to Pepco staff for making a little girl’s dream happen for her!
    Now I must remember not to eat carpets and to pray in toilets…perhaps that particular message is for people who want money to appear in them! 😉 😂😂😂

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    • Ha ha … you are funny, Colette! I didn’t even make that connection 🙂 Glad I could help you start your week out with a smile! I loved the carpet thing, too … translations can sometimes get messy. I just learned, by trial and error, that a certain word has a different meaning in the U.S. than in the U.K. Here, it means 3/4 length pants, but on your side of the pond it seems to mean unmentionables! Figures I would blunder into that one, huh? 😀

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