A Jolly Smiley Sort of Monday …

Welcome my friends to our weekly Jolly Monday!  How have you been and how was your weekend?  Did you do anything fun and exciting?  I had a nice weekend, though I cannot claim there was anything out of the ordinary about it, but that’s fine by me, for I am not much into adventuring these days. Since you all have a busy week ahead of you, let us try to begin it with a bit of humour, shall we?  Grab a cup of coffee and sit back … no, Joe, please leave your shoes on …

not me dressLadies … personally I am not into dresses much these days … in fact, I cannot remember the last time I wore one … probably Katie & Kyle’s wedding back in … was it 1997 or 1998?  Anyway, some do still wear dresses, and here is one you won’t believe …


Created by luxury Italian fashion house Moschino, it is drawing attention for its unusual design — based on plastic wrap from a dry cleaner. Yes indeed, folks, now you can look just like you forgot to take your dress out of the wrapper from the cleaners!  Bet you cannot wait to pick up one of these gems, right? Well, you can find it on fashion website Browns  for a mere $895! 

And, since you are probably wondering if you have a pair of shoes that will complement it, here is what they recommend …



The “Off-White For Walking” pumps (never could figure out why high-heeled shoes were called pumps) for only another $850!  Remember, the holidays are coming and with these two additions to your wardrobe, you will be all set for those holiday parties!  And if any of my readers go buy this ensemble, please come back and let me know, for I have a bridge I’m thinking of selling in Brooklyn that you just might be interested in!

Sometimes I leave things behind.  Once I left my wallet atop my car and drove off.  I have heard of people leaving such things as their glasses, car keys, wallet, and even their child behind (though I think that last may have been intentional).  But in Portland, Maine, last week on election day, a voter left something rather unusual in the voting booth …

teethYep, somebody left behind their dentures and the Portland City Clerk’s office has been trying to find the owner, but to no avail.  Anyone who knows the identity of the now-toothless voter is being asked to call the City Clerk’s office so the chompers can be returned to their owner’s mouth.

I’m still trying to picture the circumstances under which a person takes their teeth out and sets them down in a voting booth!  Think germs, people!

I’m not a huge fan of pranksters putting substances in city fountains, for the fountain then has to be cleaned, at taxpayer expense, of course.  But I have to admit, this one was rather pretty …


Lincoln Center fountain, New York City

The fountain was shut down for cleaning, the police were called and are looking for the prankster, and on Twitter, one user said, “I just hope that’s Mountain Dew”.  No comment.

And speaking of the colour yellow … you know those golden arches?  Guess what one of McDonald’s biggest problems is?  No, not stale buns.  No, not dried up meat patties.  It is keeping the ice cream machines working.  Now, it’s been so long since I’ve been in a McDonalds that I was not even aware they had ice cream machines, but apparently they do, and apparently they break down often enough that it is a huge pain for their customers.  Well never fear, for there’s an app for that!!!

McDonalds appNo, no joke!  If you are heading to McDonalds, you can now use their handy dandy app to find out if their ice cream machine is in order, and if it isn’t, you can find the nearest McDonalds that does have a functioning ice cream machine!  Now isn’t that special.  Technology with purpose (sarcasm intended).

In Paris, Tennessee, on 31 October 2017, a baby was born … a baby who will be traumatized for the entirety of her life, only in part because her parents gave her the name “Oaklyn”, but mostly because the first face she saw on entering this world was this …

Joker-docBrittany Selph went into labour on Hallowe’en night, the doctor was all set to give out candy to the munchkins out for Trick or Treat, and was in full costume when he delivered tiny Oaklyn.  Can you imagine popping out to see that face?

The article said Dr. Paul Locus was dressed as The Joker from 2008 film The Dark Knight … I thought the Joker character was from Batman … did I miss something?

Okay, folks, we started with a dress that looks like a dry cleaners’ bag, and now let’s conclude with dresses made of …. Chocolate!

The Salon du Chocolat in Paris — a convention featuring hundreds of chocolatiers from around the world — kicked off October 27, 2017, with a fashion show. Models wore dresses made of chocolate.  Now, I have some questions, the first one being how do they keep the chocolate from melting on the model under the heat of the runway lights?


A Pinecone Butt on a Chocolate Dress?  NO … Just … No.

And how does one go about cleaning the dresses? I don’t know for certain, as there wasn’t much information available, but I don’t believe these dresses are for sale, and just as well … who wants to go out and have people tearing off bits of your clothing to eat?

And with that, my dear friends, I’m sad to say but it is time for us all to begin yet another week and try to be productive.  I’ve enjoyed our time together and hope you have too. Remember, my U.S. friends, in just under two weeks you will have a four-day weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday.  A holiday, I might add, that has snuck up on me and I was blissfully thinking it was still way off in the distance until a few days ago when Maha said, “Juju … I pay for turkey this year.  I pay, you cook!”, and I looked at her as if she had two heads and said, “Turkey?  What turkey?”  Sigh … I am not ready to begin this mad rush toward the mayhem of the holiday season, but alas, nobody asked me.  Anyway, have a wonderful week and folks … remember to share those smiles, for a lot of people are a bit down right now and a smile can make all the difference in the world.  I put a basket of them at the door, so take a few on your way out.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa!



I have said the same quite often …

26 thoughts on “A Jolly Smiley Sort of Monday …

  1. Chocolate dress. OK, maybe they got it out of the freezer for the walk on (Oh the Humanity!) But if the lady sits down won’t the body heat cause…ummm…a wardrobe malfunction of catastrophic proportions?.
    Just what I need a McDonald’s Ice Cream app…….I can’t even use the blasted ordinary dull ones!!!!
    Great selection Jill 😄 …..

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  2. Dear Jill,
    What fun! Chocolate dresses. I would have been tempted to sneak a couple of nibbles.
    Those lost dentures in Portland have garnered so much attention that the owner may be fearful to claim them.
    I wouldn’t pay $850 for for any kind of apparel.
    Thanks for your Monday blogs, Gronda

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  3. Edible Dresses? Different flavours? Presumaby one has to be careful when consuming them….Models not edible! 😉 Wonder what Maxine says about them. 😉 Have a smiling week! 😇😇😇😇 Hugs!

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  4. I love these ! As I read them I think about what I will write when finished. But I stalled after noting that you had no wine on the menu today. But there were donuts….and, of course, Maxine at the end. So all is well.
    I do wonder if the false teeth were taken out in the voting booth because the voter was afraid he would grind them to dust thinking about the possibility of the Republican winning — in this case.

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    • Sorry ’bout the wine … I got a little carried away the other night and … well, nothing left but an empty bottle.
      Good thought on the voter’s teeth … I hadn’t thought about that one! I still would have put them in my pocket or atop my head though … can you imagine how many people have been in there leaving behind there germs? Uck.
      Have a great week, my friend!

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  5. The Dark Night, yes, was one of the new Batman movie series; and, sadly, Heat Ledger’s last major role before he died. That poor baby will have a lifetime of strange aversions to grease paint. And Ronald McDonald! 🙊

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    • Hah! Just goes to show that I don’t watch much television or see many movies! Last movie I actually went to was probably more than 10 years ago, and it was a Winnie the Pooh movie! You have a great week too … and I promise to answer your messages … I have not forgotten about my li’l bro!


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