Jolly Monday … Already? Again?

Good Monday morning, friends!  It’s the beginning of yet another week … I don’t know about you, but I’ve come to dread the start of a week, for each one seems to bring with it more bloomin’ chaos than the last.  But, alas, the weeks just keep coming, so the best we can do, I think, is to face them with courage and humour, for if we lose our sense of humour then all the fun goes out of it.  The good news is that they say laughter is contagious – let’s find out …

Are you laughing yet?

I was in the mood for something different this morning, so I made a breakfast pizza!  I hope you like it, but there are also donuts in case your sweet tooth is calling out.  So, grab a bite of something and a cuppa somethin’, and let’s make some fun here, okay?

The rat did it …

It happened in Tinsukia, India.  A State Bank of India ATM machine was not working … actually hadn’t been working for several weeks.  The machine was first reported to be broken on May 20th, but it was not until June 11th that somebody was sent to look into the problem.  I can only imagine the surprise of the repairman when he opened the ATM to find … shredded money!  Lots of shredded money!  ₹1,357,298 Indian rupees, or about $20,000 USD.  Now what the heck?rat-shred-moneyPolice were called, and upon further investigation, they discovered a rat carcass.  Apparently the rat got into the machine through a small hole, couldn’t find his way back out, so he entertained himself by shredding the pretty paper.  Sadly, since the repairman took 22 days to go check out the situation, the poor rat ultimately died. rupeeThe moral of the story is … _______________________________________________ (fill in the blank)

For the lack of good sense …

It looked rather like one of those scary movies where somebody has pins sticking out from their head at all odd angles …overloaded pickupMassachusetts State Trooper Joel Daoust was travelling on I-91 in Springfield, when he spotted the contraption. overloaded pickup-rear.jpgThe driver was cited for violating Mass General Law, chapter 85 section 36, “Unsecured/Uncovered Load.”  And Trooper Daoust posted on the department’s Facebook page  “Please remember, when traveling with a load in a vehicle, take a look at it and before taking to the roads, ask yourself, “What could go wrong?”

It’s a french fry … no, it’s a stylus … no it’s a FRYLUS!!!

Last Thursday, 21 June, was National Selfie Day.  Who knew?  Who cared?  Apparently McDonald’s did (I did not).  You know how when you’re eating a greasy Big Mac your hands get all slimy and gooey?  And then, if you remember it’s National Selfie Day and feel compelled to snap a pic … you’re gonna get the touch screen of your phone all greasy!  So, McDonald’s spent lots of money to design this wonderfully unique device … a stylus that looks like a french fry (well, if you’re a bit drunk and have really poor vision)!FrylusAnd … on Thursday customers could get one for free with the purchase of a tasteless Quarter Pounder!  But the fun doesn’t stop there!  They even spent the money to create a very dramatic, 1-minute video that you simply must watch …

“Another frivolous, fry-based innovation from the makers of the Frork (a.k.a. us). Literally the only solution for keeping your phone 100 percent fresh while enjoying our new 100 percent fresh beef Quarter Pounder burgers and taking a 100 percent fresh selfie. And it really works! Most of the time.”

There is even … scoff … an ‘Official Frylus website’.

A condo with a bonus …apt-viewFor those of you who just happen to have an extra $85 million lying around collecting dust, here’s a real deal!  It is a condo – a 15,000-square-foot duplex in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan (that’s more than 10 times the size of my house!).  The condo is on the 45th floor of the Atelier Condo Building with a gorgeous view of the Hudson River.  Now listen to what it includes …

  • 10 bedrooms
  • 11 bathrooms
  • 12 alt rooms (whatever the heck that is)
  • Fully equipped kitchenapt-bathapt-bedroom

And apart from all that, your $85 million also gets you …

  • $2 million construction credit (in case you want to build bookshelves or something)
  • $1 million yacht with docking fees for five years
  • Two Rolls Royce Phantoms (1 convertible,1 hardtop)
  • Lamborghini Aventador Roadster
  • Dinner for 2 weekly at Daniel Bolud’s Resteraunt Daniel for 1 year
  • A Hamptons mansion rental for a Summer
  • Live in butler services for 1 year as well as private chef

apt-kitchenBut I still haven’t told you the best part!  It includes … wait for it … two $250,000 seats on a Virgin Galactic flight to space!!!  And all this for only $85,000,000!!!

Don’t have $85 million?  Well, if you can put $17 million down, your monthly payments will only be $351,408!  For the next 30 years.  Pre-approval is required, of course.  (I will contact my bank right after I decide whether I can pay $35 for a new pair of tennis shoes!)  Personally, though, it is a little too … white for me.  I like some colour, some warmth in my home.  So, perhaps I’ll look flight

A child is born …

Most people go to a hospital to have their baby, but there may be some fringe benefits from having one elsewhere.  Around 11:00 a.m. last Monday, a woman gave birth to a son on France’s RER A line, holding up trains for around an hour before mother and son were dispatched to a nearby hospital.RER AThe upside?  The baby will receive free unlimited travel until he is age 25!  Hmmmm … if I were of a notion to have a baby (I’M NOT!), I might consider having one at … Pizza Hut?  P.F. Chang’s?  A hotel in Hawaii?

Okay, folks … a glance at the clock tells me that I’ve kept you long enough and you’re going to need to hustle to get to work on time!  I hope you are leaving with a smile, but I left a basket of extras by the door just in case … take a few and spread them around this week, okay?  Keep safe and have a wonderful week, my friends.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa!Monday-basket-smiles

This one is so much fun … if you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing, at least catch the first few minutes … guaranteed to make you smile!



20 thoughts on “Jolly Monday … Already? Again?

  1. Dear Jill,

    I wonder if anyone tried to piece the money together. Poor rat.

    I have seen trucks filled to where you are just sure that something is about to fly. You can just see all the cars trying to pass around it as fast as they can.

    What some people won’t do for a McDonald’s hamburger. I’m not one of them. I hate selfies. I never recognize myself.

    James Corden’s and his guest Paul McCartney had such a good time with this carpool Karaoke adventure. It was great fun to watch.

    What if you don’t want to go into outer space?

    I think I’ll go get myself a Zinfandel.

    Thanks for another fun post.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • I don’t know if they tried to piece the money together, but I surely would NOT want the job of doing so!

      I hate selfies too! A friend recently asked for a picture and it took me 3 days and probably 70 shots before I finally took one that didn’t make me look too awful. I hate selfies and I hate mirrors, for I never recognize myself in either. If I pass by a mirror, I sometimes find myself startled, thinking “who IS that old hag and who let her in here?”

      I’m glad you liked the video … because of its length, I wasn’t sure if anybody would, but I loved it! Such fun they had!

      Have a great week! Hugs!!!

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  2. Another great Monday…but off course, as usual, I’m running behind and reading it on a Tuesday! 😂

    Moral…sheesh, “fix your machines the day they break!” Can’t imagine that the rat would have faired any better if found alive.

    I didn’t like that apartment either. A soulless place for a soulless millionaire perhaps?

    Smile as though you mean it… It will lift your spirits leaps and bounds!

    Thanks for another Jolly Monday, Jill!😊👍

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    • Welcome, Colette … it does not matter if it’s Monday, Tuesday or Friday … it’s never too late for a bit of fun!

      The apartment reminded me of an institution — a hotel, hospital or office, not a home. Homes need colour, they need a bit of clutter, else they are not homes.

      Thanks for popping in, my friend! It always puts a smile on my face to see you! 😊


  3. Benjamin chose a “strawberry donut please”…”becausssse, the pizza is burned and it has eyes!” Unless they are scrambled, he always calls eggs eyes. He also wondered if you “forgot the juice, but that’s all right.” I chose the donut too and coffee with, well you know just how I like it. Benjamin loved the rat story, I did not share it’s sad demise with him. He also thought the “old truck carrying trash is cool!” We laughed at the McDonald’s video. I think that I’ll let my $85 million continue accruing interest. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Paul McCartney’s karaoke! Paul chose Linda over me, I’ve never recovered!! Thank-you x 2!!

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    • Hmph. The pizza is NOT burnt! A little charred on the edges perhaps. Fine, next Monday I shall make breakfast cookies for young Benjamin! 😀 And scrambled eggs! And juice … orange, apple or grape??? Everyone’s a critic these days. 🙄

      I’m with you on that condo … I’ll just stick with my little townhouse and keep my … um … $46.76 in the bank! I’m so glad you liked the video! I wasn’t sure if anybody would watch it, for it was a bit lengthy, but I thought it was so much fun! I didn’t put anything special in for the kids this week, for I was running behind, but I will one day soon! Glad Benjamin found something to love, even if it was only an old truck full of trash! I adore that kid!!! ❤ Hugs to you both!


  4. If I was the CEO or whoever gets to ok adverts at MacDonalds I would be greeting ‘that’ with my stony silence until someone in the assemblage who brought to my attention cracked, said they were very, very sorry and ran out crying….. I would then phone up the agency and leave a message ‘You expecting us to pay for that?’
    And the socialist moral of this story is….. Capitalistic Greed will poison you from within (don’t look to socialists for wit, we are far too wrapped up in the endless class struggle, and sorting out our sock drawers)
    ‘Hey that condo man! Like where’s the attic where you get to put all the stuff that won’t fit anywhere else? I mean you gotta have one of those!’
    And finally I hope Mum and Baby are doing well.

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    • I have to agree with you … but then, it IS McDonald’s and they are NOT known for … er, um … class. And to be fair, they don’t even attempt to pretend to be what they are not, so I guess one has to give credit for that. I still refuse to eat there, but I acknowledge, from experience in the days when Miss Goose was about 4 that they do serve a purpose. 😉

      I think you get a garage … no attic, ’cause on the roof is a swimmin’ pool and I think tennis courts an’ stuff, but a garage for those 3 cars … you could park the cars on the street and stow you’re winter clothes and skis ‘n stuff in the garage! Or, use a couple of those “alt-rooms” for storage!

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      • Yes I guess ‘Macs’ is useful for parents and grandparents with wriggly 4 year olds!

        If it an’t got an attic, I an’t interested…..Attics is what defined a residence, you can tell much about folk by their atttics.
        Can’t trust a person who willingly buys a place with no attics….no siree! Something sneaky there…..

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        • Yes, and especially since McDonald’s has a lovely little play area … you feed your kid some chicken & fries, then turn ’em loose in the playground for 20 minutes or so, and when you get home, they are ready for a nice nap so that you can do laundry, mop floors and all the other stuff you really want to do after a 10-12 hour workday! Ah, I long for those days …. NOT.

          I do admit having the most fond memories of spending a few hours ‘exploring’ in my grandmother’s attic when I wwas a child … I learned a lot up there! I hated that apartment anyway … too much white … too pristine. A home needs colour and warmth and clutter. I’ll stick with my little 1,295 sq ft townhouse. Paint-chipped walls, ill-fitting doors and all … it’s still home. I have a crawl space, but no attic … I hope you won’t think less of me? 😉

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          • That was why I put the rider in Jill, not everyone can afford an attic, but spend that much and not have attics…..Shows a lack of character if you ask me. (Old fashioned ‘Those were the days’ humph!).
            Now your home, that sounds as if it has character!


  5. The moral of the story is: don’t let the rats get into your rupees. And I thought every day is “selfie” day?? No??? But as always, Maxine has the last word. Thank you so much for these Mondays. They keep us sane, I do believe!

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