Yahoo, it’s Monday again!!! What a joy! What a treat! I just love Mondays, don’t you? Okay … in truth I’m a bit tired, but I do love Mondays, because it means I get to spend time with you all! Did you all have a great weekend? Me? Oh, a bit of this and a bit of that. I’ve been trying to get some spring cleaning done … yes, Jerry, I know that spring has come and gone, but I didn’t have the energy to do it in the spring … so on Saturday, I decided to clean the rack above my washer and dryer. I only bonked my head 4 times in the process, and then when I decided to use the hand vac to get the year’s accumulation of dryer lint from the wall, rack, corners, etc., the hand vac no longer works. That was when I lost my cool and … well, you’d have thought I was a truck driver with the language that was coming from me! Anyway, I pitched the hand vac, along with some empty dryer sheet boxes and a box of recipes from the 1990s that I haven’t look at since … well, the 1990s!
So anyway, let’s see if we can start this week out with a few laughs, shall we? Oh … there’s coffee and donuts on the table over there … sorry, I didn’t bake this morning … I’m a lazy ol’ biddy!
Do you guys ever look to see what search terms have led people to your posts? I rarely do, but every now and then one will catch my eye. Roger Stone and Ann Stone are regulars, for the post I did about them two years ago is a big hit every time Stone’s name is in the news, and the post has had over four thousand views to date. But this week, two caught my eye that had me scratching my head. “snoopy eating eggs” and “roger stone sexuality”. And I wonder why Google sometimes sends me on a wild goose chase! If anybody hopes to learn about either of those things, they’ve come to the wrong place!
Price for annoying the neighbors …
We’ve all likely had those annoying neighbors … you know, the ones who play loud music, or have knock-down-drag-out fights late at night. But a woman in Slovakia annoyed her neighbors just a bit too long, and now she faces a possible six months in jail if convicted of her crime. Her crime? Opera. No, she wasn’t singing it, but playing it. All day. Every day. For the past 16 years!
Yep … seems that 16 years ago, the woman’s neighbor had a dog that wouldn’t stop barking, so the woman, known only as ‘Eva’, decided to play a Verdi opera, La Traviata. Over and over … and over. She only stopped when finally, the neighbors said, “Dosť!” (“enough” in Slovak) and called the police. Eva was arrested and charged with harassment and malicious persecution. If convicted, she could face up to 6 months in jail.
There a few things that puzzle me about this. First, didn’t it get on Eva’s own nerves? I love music, but the same song, over and over, loud enough to bug the neighbors, would drive me crazy within an hour or two. And second, why did it take the neighbors 16 years to finally decide they had enough?
Kaitlin is six-years-old and lives in Ogden, Utah. Kaitlin is one very smart girl … perhaps a bit too smart. Kaitlin’s mother is not quite so smart. Kaitlin’s mom had ordered a Barbie doll from Amazon for Kaitlin’s birthday, and since it hadn’t arrived yet, and Kaitlin was anxious to know when it would arrive, her mom showed her how to get onto her Amazon account and check the shipping status. Bad idea. The next day, the Amazon courier van pulled up in front of their house and unloaded …Yep, Kaitlin didn’t stop at just checking on her Barbie, but ordered some $350 worth of toys! NEVER give your kid access to your Amazon account! Miss Goose is 23 and she doesn’t have access to my account! For that matter, Chris is 47 and even she doesn’t have access, although she has her own account … to which I do have access. 😉
There is an upside to this story, though, whereby young Kaitlin redeems herself. When her mother said she was going to send the toys back, Kaitlin came up with an even better idea … to donate them to the local children’s hospital so that sick kids could have a bit of pleasure from them. So, Kaitlin’s heart is in the right place. Mom is still out $350, but she has the glow of knowing that she and her daughter did something good.
A new interactive exhibit opened in New York City last Wednesday, called Candytopia. There are works of ‘art’ and sculptures made out of … you guessed it … candy! All sorts of candy …
“This four-month interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of our favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami,” the exhibit’s website states.
How about a bit of fun watching a sheep enjoying swinging in a tire swing?
Well folks, I know this is a bit shorter than the usual Jolly Monday, but I’m really tired and just can’t do much more. I love those beautiful smiles I see on your faces … please go out and share them with somebody whose smile is upside down today. Keep safe and have a wonderful week! Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa.