Knock Knock … Who’s There … Jolly Monday!

bunny knocks

Knock  knock

Who’s there?

Car go

Car go who?

No, car go ‘beep beep’toy car

And now you see my mood this morning.  I’m sleepy and {yawn} cannot be held accountable for serious thoughts or actions {yawwwwwwnnn}.  But it is that day again … already … isn’t it?  What happened to the rest of the weekend?  Well, come on in … make yourselves {yawnnnn} comfortable and let me go put the coffee on … be right back.foot-tapping

Knock knock

Who’s there?

Cows go

Cows go who?

No, silly … cows go beep beep MOO

Okay … I managed to scrounge up some coffee and leftover scones … sorry rawgod, no tea today.  Now where {yawwwwwnnnnn} was I?  Oh yes … you want humour to start your week work, right?  Okay … one or two doses of humour coming right up!


Flying Potties …

Daughter Chris was at band competition last weekend, and after they set up their band tent, it stormed during the night on Friday and demolished their tent!  Pretty windy, but not, I think, as windy as it was in Commerce City, Colorado where port-a-potties could be seen flying through the air! At first, the skies were blue, the sun shining, people enjoying a day in the park with their children, then all of a sudden … along came the wind!  Take a look …

Congratulations, by the way, to Chris’ band, the Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums, for taking 1st place in their grade!!!  Proud of you guys!!!

Cheesy Dad …

It’s too late now, for Father’s Day is over, but keep it in mind for next year.  Kraft (yeah, the cheese people) held an auction on eBay.  The auction gave the top five bidders the opportunity to submit photos of their dads to be transformed into cheese sculptures “by bona fide cheese artists, who just so happen to be at the top of their game in the high-stakes world of professional cheese sculpting.”cheese-headThe auction’s description explains the traditional correlation between fatherhood and cheese:

“Odds are, at one point or another, your dad has exhibited cheesy behavior, i.e., cheesy jokes/cheesy shirts/cheesy music/any combination thereof. Your old man’s cheesy greatness should be celebrated. Which is why we’re offering to commemorate your dad with a big ol’ block of Kraft cheese sculpted into his likeness.”

Darn!  I wish I had known about this ahead of time, for I would have contacted a certain friend of mine and gone halves with her on the bidding 😉 😉.

All proceeds from the auction are being donated to Feeding America, “the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.”

The company included some disclaimers in the auction description:

“* Sculptures may vary by artist and their muse. (Your dad’s a muse!)

* Some men are chiseled from marble, but your dad will be sculpted from cheese – cheese that, like your dad, is not meant to be consumed.


* Seriously, don’t eat it.”

No word yet on who the winners were.

And Speaking of Red Pandas …

Yes, yes, I know we weren’t speaking of red pandas, but I came across this most adorable video of red pandas playing in the snow, and I just had to share it!

On Pizza and Potholes …

For some time now, there has been debate in our government about infrastructure projects, and meanwhile, while the debate continues, nothing is getting done.  I have a pothole right in front of my home that could swallow a small person.  Anyway, one company decided to take matters into its own hands.  Domino’s Pizza claimed that those potholes were causing the ruination of their delivery pizzas, so last week the company announced that they are partnering with U.S. cities to fill potholes and stamp them with the company’s logo to avoid letting “bad potholes ruin good pizza.”  I might debate the use of the words “good pizza” and Domino’s in the same sentence, but … Dominos potholes“Potholes, cracks and bumps in the road can cause irreversible damage to your pizza during the drive home from Domino’s.”Dominos potholes-2.jpg

Salad Emergency …

Last Tuesday, a 12-year-old child in Nova Scotia, Canada, called 911 … not once, but twice!  The emergency?  Salad.  The child contacted police via the emergency number to report that his parent had served him salad that he did not care for.   Then he called back a few minutes later to ask how much longer before help would arrive!  Now, I’m laughing, but the Halifax District Royal Canadian Mounted Police were less amused.  The RCMP did, however, go to the home and used the visit for an opportunity to have a discussion with the child regarding the proper use of 911.


Knock knock

Who’s there?


Europe who

No, you’re a poo!

A new world record was broken last week in Ireland.  The Strip and Dip, an annual event at Magheramore beach in County Wicklow, broke a Guinness World Record on Saturday when 2,505 women shed their clothes and spent at least 5 minutes in the chilly water.  Now personally this has no appeal to me.  I don’t like being without clothes, and I darn sure don’t like being cold.  But … well … hats off, I suppose to those brave 2,505 women who did do it!skinnydipSaid one of the participants …

“Myself and my lovely sister did the dip for the first time yesterday. I felt so honoured and proud to be among such beautiful, courageous, inspirational women. I am still buzzing today, the positive energy and vibes as we all walked down to the beach was emotional and fantastic. So proud to have been a part of it. Definitely back next year. Aren’t women just amazing.” ‎– Michelle Neary‎, participant.

What time did the man go to the dentist? Tooth hurt-y. 

Okay, folks, as you can see, I’m not quite at myself today, so I will go dig up some funny cartoons before one of you smacks me upside the head for the bad jokes I cannot seem to stop saying.  Keep safe and have a great week.  Be sure to share  some smiles and hugs this week, okay?  Love and hugs from Filosofa.


43 thoughts on “Knock Knock … Who’s There … Jolly Monday!

  1. Thank you on the no-tea, Douglas Adam would have been proud of you. But “DON’T PANIC!” I had my own supply of 300 year-old (don’t know who counted) Pu’erh.
    Oh, how I wish I could meet Maxine!

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    • I’m glad you aren’t too upset about me not serving tea … I shall try to do better in the future, but make no promises! Now, I must admit to being in the dark about how I’ve made Douglas Adams proud, and what the heck is Pu’erh??? Yes, I think Maxine and I would get along fine, too! 😉


      • No-tea: In the computer game Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, writer of the novel of the same name, made it compulsory for certain things to be collected to be able to complete the game (in the days of text games) and no-tea was one of those things. Richard Dent, anti-hero of the game, being English, always carried tea with him. One day he ran out, so he drank no-tea. I will leave that up to your imagination.
        I think you made Adams proud by serving no tea for me, lol.
        Pu’erh (spelling corrected): A type of tea once reserved only for Chinese nobility. Supposed to have many medicinal effects. Great tasting dark tea. Supposedly has to be cured for a minimum 100 years, with 500 year curing being the best. Now being sold all over the world as a specialty tea, but I cannot see people 500 years ago foreseeing a global demand, and thus preserving enough tea to go around. The Pu’erh I bought to test it was supposed to be 300 years old, but I doubt that. No matter, I love the taste.
        Hope you are having a great day. Hugs.

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        • Ahhhh … enlightenment! I did know of Adams’ book, but not that there was a game of the same name. I understand now … well, sort of. 😉 And I shan’t tell you where my imagination went with that one!

          Not being a tea drinker, I cannot imagine wanting to try tea that has been sitting around for 300-500 years! I will occasionally drink a glass of iced tea, no sugar, with just a squirt of lime or lemon, but hot tea has no appeal unless I am sick. Question: do you drink milk in your tea? I only recently discovered that the Brits put MILK in their tea!!!

          Hugs to you, too, my dear friend!


          • I use sugar or honey or a sugar substitute, but I do not use milk or cream, though I used to.
            Amazingly enough, the bits that pu’erh tea are made from do not degrade with age, implying a totally dry and oxygen-free environment of some kind, because I doubt people in pre-modern times could create vacuums, but could make air-tight containers.
            Meanwhile, the flavour is quite unique, in my experience, which is not that extensive. (Sorry for the interruption, but I just played a rousing game of Fetch with Millie, followed by a 10 minute scratch and pet session. I forgot what I was going to say next, lol)

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  2. I don’t know HOW you manage to write all these humorous and fun posts! I do good to write serious ones … “every so often.” Nevertheless, they’re fun to read and definitely brighten the day. 😍

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    • These humorous ones are my antidote to the rest of the ones I cannot turn away from. 😉 I’m so glad to have brightened your day!!! That is really my only goal with the Monday a.m. posts — to help people start the week with a smile! 😊

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  3. Love the pandas.
    Congratulations to Chris and the band…..
    Sorry I am unable continue; being male I have naturally reverted to 14 years old at the sight of flying portable toilets and now my mind is full of flatulence jokes….
    I know I am a disgrace……

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  4. Not that I am complaining, but aren’t those scones a bit over toasted? I’ll make do with a nice cup of that coffee. Benjamin is not as subtle as I am : “those muffins are burned!” He loved the Red Panda video and was hysterically laughing while watching the flying porta-potties. He also liked your knock- knock jokes, they do amuse the toddler population! I skipped over the strip and dip, thank goodness the ladies are minute in the photo. Apparently Domino’s delivers more than pizzas. Great cartoons and music selection! Thank-you x 2!!

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    • I will have you know that Benjamin was spot on … they are not a bit over-toasted … they are flat-out BURNT! Cremated! I forgot they were in the oven and … well, when I stepped out of the shower I wondered what that awful smell was and … it was these. I was hoping you guys wouldn’t notice!

      I thought Benjamin would like the red pandas … they were so cute!!! And I’m sorry about the strip & dip. Do you know, I almost didn’t use that one because of Benjamin and my two other very young readers, but it was too good to pass up. So, I compromised with only the very distant picture so that they wouldn’t likely even notice and thus wouldn’t start asking awkward questions that Gem doesn’t want to have to answer! I never thought about him liking the knock-knock jokes, but yeah … they are rather … um … juvenile humour! 😉 Both of you have a great week!!!

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  5. Jill, you have to hand it to Dominoes on the potholes. It reminds us of how poorly governed we are. The Chamber of Commerce and Labor Unions have begged Congress for years to make massive infrastructure investments. Outside of a small concession to the highway trust fund in 2015, they have done not much. The needs exist, it would be good for the economy and jobs and interest were low. The stars were aligned, but Congress has dropped the ball along with this President. Keith

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  6. Dear Jill,

    I hate it when tents don’t hold up under ugly weather conditions. I hope Chris is okay and congratulations to her.

    I thought the same thing as David. It’s a good thing no one was using the porto-potty when the wind blew them away.

    The pandas were adorable playing in the snow.

    No way, am I going naked in icy cold water.

    Maybe, Dominoes started something.

    The Mom had better not make that salad again. If it were me, that 12 year old would have been turned into a salad.

    Thanks for another lovely Monday morning.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • I’m so glad you liked Jolly Monday! My personal favourite was the red pandas, but then you know how I feel about any and all animals! As for the porta-pottie … I would not have wanted it flying over MY head … did you notice there was a spray of ‘something’ coming out of it :/ Have a wonderful week, my friend! Hugs!!!

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  7. Heck, don’t try and serve those as scones in the UK. You could be shot on sight. Those red pandas are seriously sweet aren’t they. I like conservation zoos where they breed endangered species to go back into the wild.
    Congratulations to Chris please. That was a terrible wind in Denver, I hope no-one was in a Portaloo at the time……

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    • Well … they were scones, but … I sorta forgot they were in the oven and … um … well, by the time I remembered, they were a might on the … crispy side. But … you like crispy things, right? Put a little strawberry jam on them and you’ll never know the difference!

      I agree … I typically am not a fan of zoos if the animals are in cages, but when they are being raised to be released, or for their own safety in a less restrictive environment, I’m okay with it. Remind me to tell you about the tiger story I almost did.

      Nobody was in the ‘portaloo’ (cool word) but did you notice spray coming out of it? I would NOT have wished to be standing under it! 😀


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