Hello friends … and welcome to Jolly Monday!!! Did you all have a wonderful weekend? Anybody go swimming? Miss Goose and I had such a quiet weekend that we had to remind ourselves to talk to each other! It rained all weekend, and we had a tornado watch all day on Friday, until 9:00 p.m. Chris got back from Canada yesterday evening … tired, but happy to be home.
I got up extra early this morning to make a special strawberry shortcake! We had 3 quarts of strawberries in the fridge (they were on sale) and I didn’t want them to go bad. A few other treats, too, and I even remembered Benjamin’s juice box! So, grab a plate and a cuppa and lets find some humour to start out our week, shall we?
You remember that old show from the 1940s-1950s called ‘Queen for a Day’? I remember my grandmother used to watch that religiously. Well, Ellen Fleming may not have been queen for a day, but she was a millionaire for 10 minutes!
When Ellen Fleming checked her TD Ameritrade account balance last week, this is what she saw:Only problem was that she had opened the account with $50 and had deposited little or nothing since.
“I was thinking, ‘Oh, wow, how neat would this be?’ I could quit my job, do whatever I wanted to do, pay off my student loans. You need to take every opportunity that’s handed to you. But that seemed like an opportunity that could lead me to federal prison, so it didn’t seem worth it.”
So, Ellen called her financial advisor (who has a financial advisor to manage $50???) The mistake was very quickly rectified and the money placed in the account of the other Ellen Fleming!
“I was rich for 10 mins and I can tell you, life was in fact better. Being a millionaire really was a dream come true for 10 minutes. I am very humbled that I lost my money and my family stood by me.”
At least she didn’t lose her sense of humour!
I want one!!!
I want one of these. Yes, I know, I’m afraid of heights, but I wouldn’t be afraid of this … I would be in control and no way would I go plummeting from the sky to the ground … I want one! What is it? It is a jet-powered suit developed by British inventor Richard Browning. Last week he demonstrated the suit outside of Selfridges in London … here, take a look for yourself …
Can’t you just picture me flitting to the grocery in that? And wouldn’t it make my 4-mile walks quicker? Now listen, friends, I have only one teeny tiny problem, and I might need just a wee little bit of help here, for this contraption costs $442,711. I checked all our bank balances, and counted the change in the jar atop the fridge, and I’m just a smidge short. How much is a smidge? Well, um … about $441,120? Sigh, okay … I hear you. Tax time is coming up … maybe I can earn it then.
The Tortoise and the … Cop?
Remember the low-speed chase in Los Angeles in June 1994, where OJ Simpson was ‘chased’ at some 10-15 miles per hour down the Los Angeles freeway? An interesting tidbit on that – Dominoes Pizza had record sales on that day, as people sat home glued to their televisions and ordered pizza. Sheesh. Anyway, this one tops even that!
Deputy Bryan Bowman of the Marion Country (Florida) Sheriff’s Office was engaged last Monday in a slow-speed chase … of a pedestrian going 1 mph in a 30 mph zone. I’ll let him tell you the story …
I’m rooting for the ‘Tuga!!!
A House … or A Town???
Remember the Brady Bunch show? Remember the exterior of the house the Brady’s purportedly lived in?Well, it is up for sale. I suppose perhaps the asking price of $1,885,000 may be considered reasonable in Los Angeles where the house is located, but it’s way out of my price range! If I had nearly $2 million, I would rather spend it on that jet-powered suit! But here’s something else …
Recently, an entire town in Owens Valley, California, was sold for only $1.4 million! An entire town for nearly a half-million less than the 1970s Brady house! Now which, I ask, would you rather have? I’ll take the town any day! The town, Cerro Gordo (Fat Hill), is an abandoned mining town where silver was discovered in 1865. But the town has been abandoned for decades.
Think of all the privacy you could have there … room to roam, room for a few animals, a storage building, and of course a house. Much more valuable, in my book, than the stupid house in Los Angeles!
Okay, folks … time to straighten that tie, spit on your shoes, and head to the office … or construction site … or classroom … wherever you’re heading today! I’ve really enjoyed our time together and hope you found something to smile about this morning. Please, share those smiles today … don’t we all feel better if somebody just smiles at us, or says, “Hey, how ya doin’?” I know I do. Keep safe and have a wonderful week! Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa!