Hey friends! Welcome! It is that time of the week again, isn’t it? How was your weekend? We actually had sunshine and blue skies, after a 10-day stretch of rain, but I almost feel guilty, for poor Keith has been besieged by wind and rain from Hurricane Florence. If any of you guys have some extra sunshine to send him, I’m sure he would appreciate it. I sent him some earlier. 🌞
Well, since it’s the start of a new week … oh, and by the way, autumn begins on Saturday, so don’t forget to mark your calendars for this all-important festive event! Anyway, as I was saying, since it’s the start of a new week, let’s start off on the right foot … or in my case, the left one, since I am left-footed … and have a bit of a chuckle, shall we? Grab a snack and a cup of your choice! And yes, Benjamin … I remembered the donuts with sprinkles and the juice box — do I get another gold star? ⭐
I’ve heard it said that there is nothing wrong with the education system in the U.S., despite the fact that our world-wide literacy rankings have dropped. I beg to differ:
I’m sorry, but there is no excuse … simply NO EXCUSE!!! Surely more than one person looks at these signs during the manufacturing process, and then somebody puts them up. Now, granted I am not the best speller in the world, but every program I use has some form of spellcheck. If that fails, there is Grammarly. And if all else fails, my friend Herb edits all my blog posts, post-facto, and catches my errors. Shouldn’t people being paid for producing signs take at least as much care with their work? Sheesh.
Sergio Odeith is a Portuguese street artist, and his work will knock your socks off! Sergio started creating graffiti in the 90s when it was first gaining prominence in his country. He started with simple sketches on street walls and train tracks but then advanced into large-scale murals. He continued to evolve and adopted the obscure signature style, which he refers to as “sombre 3D.” This technique combines angles, lines, and shadows to create an extraordinarily life-like effect. In 2005 he gained international recognition for his anamorphic art series, which looked like something out of a science horror fiction flick, with giant spiders appearing to climb off the walls at helpless passers-by.
Not surprisingly, the Lisbon-based muralist has since been asked to design pieces in Baton Rouge, Los Angeles, Charleston and Lexington and has even received business contracts with major corporations like Coca-Cola, Samsung, and Shell. Take a look for yourself …
You all know I love knock-knock jokes, and I haven’t done any for several months, so … humour me:
You’re not a shoe!
Aw How sweet. I miss you too.
Cow’s go who?
No, silly. Cows go Moo! (Yes, I know I’ve used this one before, but it’s one of my favourites, rather like the next one …)
Dwayne the tub, I’m dwowning!
Okay, okay … I quit with the knock-knock jokes! I shall end with a funny animal video, ‘cause one of my readers is always disappointed if there isn’t a cute animal video …
Well, folks, I have a ton of work to do today. The apartment complex is giving me incredible excuses as to why it may be several months before they can fix my dishwasher, but I’m to continue paying my rent, so I will be doing some legwork today with BBB and an attorney. And, Miss Goose keeps mentioning something about decorating for Hallowe’en, so that means digging through my closet to see if I can find Hallowe’en decorations, dusting furniture, packing away some everyday what-nots, etc. Please remember to share your smiles with people you see today … and every day. No use keeping them to yourself, for they are one of those unique things that multiply when shared. Keep safe and have a great week! Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa (and Jolly!)