Jolly Day After Sunday … 🤩

Well here it is Monday again … wait … where did the weekend go?  Seems like only yesterday it was Sunday.  Oh … yeah … heh heh … right.  So, did you all have a wonderful weekend?  And are you eager to get back to work this morning?  I don’t … seem … to see big smiles on those faces.  What’s wrong?  Actually, I can tell which of us are retired as opposed to those of you who still have to put on ties and high heels and go earn a living just by the looks on your faces.  See that big grin on Hugh’s face, and Gronda’s?  Then look at poor Emily … awwww.  Let’s see if we can have a bit of fun before you set out for work and put some smiles on those faces, okay?  Grab a … sorry, I didn’t bake this morning, so it’s crackers and peanut butter … and a cuppa, and settle back for a few.

Demi Sweeney, a 22-year-old criminology student at Bournemouth University, spotted a huge spider outside her room last week.  Now … I would have gotten a sheet of paper from the printer, had the spider walk onto the paper, then released it back outdoors.  Not everyone, though, thinks like me, so perhaps some would have grabbed a shoe and … gulp … squished the poor wee mite. 😢  But Demi did neither of these things.  What did she do?  She called Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)!

kfc-truckShe ordered food to be delivered with the intention of talking the delivery driver into getting rid of Spidey for her.  But when the driver arrived with the food, it turned out that he was also afraid of spiders!  However, she coerced him and after a bit of scrambling about, he captured the spider and … snif … flushed him. spider

Anybody want to make any guesses how long it takes a sign to travel from the coast of New Jersey to the coast of Bordeaux, France?  Awwww c’mon … take a wild guess.sign on beach.jpgOkay, fine … I will tell you.  Five years and eight months.  This sign was lost during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, and was found by a man named Hannes Frank on the beach in France last week.  It’s not really in bad condition, for having spent 2,065 days bobbling about in salt water!

I am not a fan of rap music, but even so, I have heard of Snoop Dogg.  It seems that his song titled Gin and Juice has helped him earn a place in the Guinness Book of Records for serving up the world’s largest Paradise Cocktail. Snoop DoggTV chef Michael Voltaggio, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef, invited Snoop, rapper Warren G, Kim Kaechele and Kendall Coleman to help make it. The massive mixed drink was unveiled live on stage at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival in California, USA.snoop dogg-2Containing 180 1.75-litre bottles of gin, 156 1-litre bottles of apricot brandy and 28 3.78-litre jugs of orange juice, the paradise cocktail was made to accompany Voltaggio’s Jamaican jerk chicken dish at the festival, which pairs musicians with chefs on their culinary stage.

Some people, methinks, have more money than good sense.  Here is a new shirt being sold by Balenciaga (whom I have never heard of, and perhaps with good reason – Levi and Nike are more my style) as a part of their Fall 18 collection.  It is called, the T-shirt-shirt …shirtNo, you’re not missing anything … it is exactly what it looks like … a T-shirt with an empty checkered button-down shirt sewn or glued to its front. The site says the shirt boasts “two wearing options” — ostensibly as a T-shirt or a button-down.  Okay, so the shirt looks rather shabby … but the price tag is anything but shabby:  $1,290!!!  Yes, that is One Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety U.S. dollars, or £965, or €1,104.  Do people really have nothing better to do with their money???  There is a bright side, however … the company offers complimentary shipping!

Miss Goose had the idea that we could buy up a bunch of cheap t-shirts and checkered  button-downs and make our own, sell them for a much cheaper price, say $450, and be able to buy a house by this time next year!

toon-4And now … my dear friends … it is that time once again.  I’ve picked out a special song to get the ol’ adrenalin stirring this morning … it is one of my favourites to walk to, for it keeps me moving at a pretty good clip, and I’ve even been known to do a little skip ‘n flip along the way! (yes, I remember that the bones are more brittle these days)  I hope you all have a wonderful week, and please, share those beautiful smiles with somebody who looks like they need one.  Tough times these days, and we can all use an extra smile.  Thanks for being such special friends … you make me smile.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa!




An Oldie But Goodie!


39 thoughts on “Jolly Day After Sunday … 🤩

  1. Well, I am running very late on your blogs, Jill. Where on earth do all the hours in a day/week/month!!!!! go????

    I like Spiders. OK, I don’t like these mess or webs making my home untidy, but they are a necessary resident on a travelling houseboat. We were attacked viciously one evening with a couple of hundred bitey midges. These are smaller than the ‘blackfly’ that invade North America, and also the ‘vampiros’ to be found in Spain. We weren’t aware what they were at first – they normally only show up in Scotland, not in South Yorkshire! But they zoomed in on us and in just a few minutes, I had counted 30 bites (they later swelled up Andre itched manically – later looking like some kind of hemorrhaging spots. They had to go. As they hit the windows, I killed them without mercy…most already full of me!
    But some of our resident small spiders also got a feast too…their webs soon full of the little beasties.

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    • Everything is necessary in life…midges feed fish in canals and rivers and swallows and sand martins, but when a swarm invades your home, where none of these normal predators reside, it really is reassuring to have a resident pet spider or two! 😋

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    • Hello Colette!!! As to where the time goes … I have a theory. I believe that there are forces that have caused our clocks to run faster … not enough so you’d notice at first, but enough so that between this time last year, and this time this year, we have approximately 20% less time in a “24-hour” period. Others have told me that it is simply a symptom of being older and that I no longer operate as efficiently, but I refuse to believe that.

      Wow … your invasion of bitey midges does NOT sound pleasant, and while I generally try not to kill any critter, I would have been swatting or spraying them as fast as possible!

      Have a great week!

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  2. Dear Jill,

    It is a slow dreary Monday but your post helps lighten my mood. That dumb t-shirt and shirt! I would spend too many minutes figuring out to wear that contraption.

    That is the ugliest looking frog ever. I don’t care for spiders but I don’t go berserk either. We here in Florida can’t afford that luxury.

    I love the Carpenters and I think that I need a nice frozen drink.

    Thanks and Hugs, Gronda

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  3. Peanut butter and crackers?! With coffee?! Or tea?! I’m glad that I had the leftovers of my Sour Cream Pecan Coffee Cake that I baked yesterday, it was yumalicious! Oh well, was the coffee flavored or plain? I do prefer flavored, or did I tell you that already? My Jolly Day is rather dismal, peanut butter and crackers aside, as it has been raining since 4 A.M. and still going strong. I can hear my grass growing, my lawn service can too. But, I digress…I, too, capture spiders and set them free to spin again. Charlotte’s Web would haunt me if I harmed one. I’m not afraid of them, just don’t like spider webs adorning my ceilings. Spiders do have their admirable qualities, unlike many men. The realtor’s sign arriving in France from N.J. is amazing, at least it didn’t end up in some poor whale’s belly. That drink, I’d like to have the money that it cost to make instead of imbibing it. The shirt, if you wear the T-shirt and flip the button down over your head…instant superhero! I hate to rain on your walking, I like the Carpenters, but skip this song! Cartoon are fantabulous, must remember to use that line on the oldie one. See, I’m smiling in the rain…Thank-you!

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    • Well you’re getting a little picky there, aren’t you? I bet Benjamin would have liked the peanut butter and crackers just fine! 😀 Actually, your Sour Cream Pecan Coffee Cake has my mouth watering and I’m jealous!!! Though i do love peanut butter and crackers … one of my very favourite foods is peanut butter and there are few things that cannot be improved upon simply by adding a daub of p-butter! 😀 I admit it isn’t that great on mashed potatoes.

      I’m so sorry your day is dismal and rainy! Ours is actually sunny, for a change! I nearly choked with laughter when you said “Spiders do have their admirable qualities, unlike many men.”!!! 😀

      I’m glad I got you to smile, even in spite of the rain & gloom! Keep smiling, my friend … there’s always some reason to! Have a great week!


      • Peanut Butter is one of the 5 basic food groups for me. I eat it with a spoon, no bread or crackers to interfere with the taste of pure joy! It’s better than…well, a lot of things. The pinnacle of peanut butter perfection is Peter Pan’s Simply Ground in Honey Roast flavor. Creamy with a bit of crunch, no artificial flavors or colors or preservatives and gluten free. Try it, you will thank me. Excuse me, heaven in a jar is calling my name.

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        • I, too, have been known to eat it with a spoon. I also eat it in oatmeal, on any sort of toast, biscuits, on fruit, such as apples, bananas, etc. We ARE like-minded! I’ve always been partial to JIF, but will give your recommendation a try next time I go to the store! Hope you enjoyed your snack!!! 😉


          • Jif was the only PB that I ate for most of my life. When I moved to Rhode Island 40+ years ago it was not sold here. I had it mailed to me by my sister for years until it was available. It was the best until…Peter Pan’s Simply Ground in the Honey Roast flavor (make sure it is that flavor)!

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  4. An interlude in A & E.
    ‘What do we have here nurse?’
    ‘Somebody wearing a t-shirt shirt doctor, opted for the shirt, and when come out of the revolving door in a busy store got the t-shirt caught and was spun around ten times before they were cut loose,’
    At the morgue.
    ‘Ugh. What happened here?’
    ‘One of those t-shirt shirt cases, took the t-shirt option, ran for a subway train, too late, doors closed on the shirt and dragged him off on the platform’

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    • 🤣 🤣 🤣 You do have a great imagination!!! And now that you mention it, I can envision both those scenarios! Remember that old saying, “A fool and his money are soon parted”? I’d love to find out how many people actually fork over $1,290 for that shirt!

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      • A depressingly significant number. Probably some of them in the sad delusion that they are showing how ‘cool’ or ‘unique’ they are….. Capitalist fodder! (I’m in one of my humphy socialist moods this morning) 😤

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    • It just goes to show, I think, that there is somebody foolish enough to buy almost anything! Remember somebody making money selling ash from Mount St. Helens? And ‘space dust’? Cheers!


  5. Another Monday morning and no suit and tie. It’ just wonderful. Thanks so much for giving me a laugh with the shirt.Surely whoever wears the shirt looks as though they have a tee shirt stuck to their back? Beyond foolish though obviously not overpriced with the lobotomy set and those with more money than sense (and taste). This morning sees you providing the one music that causes Mike to laugh and turn it up knowing how much I dislike it. Or rather the one group.I’d sooner sit through rap or heavy rock.
    Have a Great Week

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    • I’m happy to know I gave you a chuckle! I actually thought of you when I first saw the shirt and knew it would elicit at the very least an eye roll 😉 Yes, it would seem that there are some who have much more money than sense, and I’m always torn between laughing and being irate, for how much better that money might have been spent. But, since it is Jolly Monday, I shan’t go there. I knew you weren’t a Carpenter’s fan, but you have to admit the song has rhythm, yes? I cannot hear it without wanting to dance! No? Okay … sigh … I will try for something more to your liking next week. 😉

      xxx Cwtch xxx

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