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)!
She 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.
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.Okay, 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. TV 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.Containing 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 …No, 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!
And 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!