‘Joyful’ Monday

Jollys girlfriend JoyfulGood morning, folks … c’mon in … please forgive the mess … the kitties decided to shred a couple of cardboard boxes last night, and I haven’t had a chance to vacuum yet.  I’m sad to tell you that Jolly is still not up to himself, but his girlfriend Joyful, to whom I introduced you back in October, has volunteered to fill in for him!  I couldn’t have done it without her!

Now, I let Joyful help me prepare the snacks for this morning, so I know you’ll all be nice and overlook a few … um … shall we say … burnt offerings.  (I made the coffee myself) Grab a snack and let’s get this week off to a happy start, shall we?

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This really happened in China last week.  A woman named Li had just withdrawn ¥2500, an amount of yen equal to about $371 USD from an ATM machine, and as she turned to leave, a man named Deng came up behind her, armed with a knife, and demanding she hand over the cash she had just received.  She did as told, but when he counted the cash, Deng apparently wasn’t satisfied and told her to go back into her account to withdraw more.  Apparently, Li had withdrawn all, or mostly all, of the funds she had, and when Deng saw the balance in her account, guess what he did?  He started laughing.  And then, he handed the money back to Li.  Now, we don’t know what was said because all we have is video footage, but I can imagine him saying, “Here, lady, you need this more than me!”

Deng surely must have known he was on candid camera, and that is how police caught up to him.  Almost makes you feel sorry for him, doesn’t it?


Now, imagine that you are house-sitting for a friend and you suddenly hear strange sounds coming from one of the bathrooms.  That is exactly what happened to a woman in Portland, Oregon.  Now, I have to ask, why does anybody need a ‘house-sitter’?  I can understand a pet-sitter, for pets need to be fed, groomed, pottied, and kept an eye on, but a house isn’t going anywhere, it doesn’t eat, it doesn’t poop!  Anyway, this woman was house-sitting, when she heard really odd noises coming out of the bathroom.  The door to the bathroom was closed, but she could see movement under the door, so she drew the conclusion that there was a thief in the bathroom.  And she did what anyone would do, right?  She called the cops!  (Note, here, that I am an aberration and likely would have opened the bloomin’ door, because … a), I’m not right bright, and b) why would a burglar be holed up in the bathroom???!)

Well, the cops show up in force, guns drawn, and burst into the bathroom … to find …criminal roombaYep, one of those Roomba thing-a-mah-doos that vacuums the floor by itself.  Apparently, this Roomba decided the floor had become dusty … now who in the heck vacuums the bathroom, anyway?  According to Sergeant Danny DiPietro …

“In 13 years, this is my first Roomba burglar.”


It’s been a while since I’ve done a piece with some funny road signs …

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Yo … Joyful … I’m struggling here … what do you have to share with our friends?

Jollys girlfriend Joyful

I gots some cartoons, ‘cuz Jolly tol’ me dey like cartoons.  Okay?

Okay, Joyful … take over for me … show us what you’ve got!

toon-1toon-2toon-3toon-4Those were great Joyful!  Thank you, honey!  Now go back and see to Jolly … here, take him a fresh cup of tea …

cuppa tea

Wait … I gots one more thing I liked, ‘k?  Lookie …cat-dog-meme.pngAwww … that’s so cute, Joyful!  Thank you!


Folks, I’ve got just one more thing for this morning … it’s a short one, but so funny it even made me laugh!


And that’s a wrap for this Monday, I’m afraid.  Without my Jolly … well … I’m just not very good at this on my own.  I hope you all have a wonderful week, and please, take a smile on your way out to share with somebody who might need one this week.  Love and Hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!Monday-basket-smiles

34 thoughts on “‘Joyful’ Monday

  1. Dear Jill,

    House sitting has become more popular. If folks notice the owners have been away for a lengthy period of time, the property becomes more susceptible to theft, vagrancy, vandalism. Some home-owners’ insurance policies have a disclaimer if a home is left vacant for beyond a set amount of time.

    I would have called the cops too. I had more than a few laughs with your jolly Monday post. The parrot playing peek-a-boo with the cat was amazing The cat explaining the rules to the big dog was fun, too.

    Thanks for another jolly Monday post.

    Hugs, Gronda.

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    • Really? I had no idea, perhaps because we never leave home overnight anymore. Even when I did, I always had neighbors who would keep an eye on things for me. I would actually be a bit disturbed by somebody else living in my house, but that’s just me.

      I’m so glad you got a few laughs from Jolly Monday … that’s what it’s all about!

      Hugs!

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  2. Thanks for the smiles. Let me give you one back…..I watched the peek-a-booing parrot and smiled, and smiled even more when an ad for a ‘pop-up’ shop came across the bottom 😀

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  3. Jolly and Joyful are not the words that describe me this Monday morning, afternoon or the now early evening. To be honest, I’m somewhere between feeling Jilted and Jaded, though not Jinxed. You see, Benjamin is not here again. It has been 5 days since he was last here. The cause is beyond my control, but I’m hopeful it won’t last much longer. I’m only now understanding what it will be like come September and kindergarten, much worse than I had anticipated. I may have to consider finding a hobby, volunteering in some capacity or perhaps find gainful employment to fill the hours…though none of these will really fill the void completely. To borrow one of your oft used words…SIGH!!! Thank-you, Joyful, for trying.

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    • Awww, Ellen … no Benjamin for five days??? You must be having withdrawal! I’m heartbroken that he didn’t get to show up for Joyful Monday … or Good People last Wednesday when I was hoping he’d get a kick out of one of my good people being named Benjamin! I will only ask one question … is he ill? I hope not … little guy has been through enough illness lately! And I’m really sorry you couldn’t enjoy Joyful Monday! I won’t tell Joyful, for she is easily saddened, especially since Jolly is under the weather. You might actually enjoy doing some volunteer work come fall … perhaps the local library? Hugs, my friend. I hope Benjamin comes back SOON!

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  4. That “text” cartoon reminded me of something that I saw on FB. It was dated 2014, but the impact hadn’t dimmed with time. Apparently a guy had been texting and ran into the end of a guard rail. It pushed his body clear back to the trunk of the car. The post didn’t say whether he lived or died. Probably because it was unnecessary.

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  5. I love that 25 mph road sign with the times on. Just makes you want to hang around with a watch…It’s 7.16 am…Hit the gas!.
    And there could be endless disputes over whose time-piece is the most accurate.
    The dog and the little kitten, too cute!

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  6. Good chuckle Jill. Joyful may not be able to cook, but she has definitely helped you pick some good stuff. That little green parrot is having such fun playing peek-a-boo. 🐦Not sure that the cat is impressed… Can imagine that the bit where cat launches itself head first into the window had to be cut. 🙀

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    • I’m so glad you got a chuckle from it! Methinks that Joyful should not even be allowed near the kitchen again! I’m still finding bits of burnt strawberries! Yeah, the parrot playing hide-n-seek actually brought a laugh out of me, so I knew I had to share it! I think you may be right about the finale, though, for I thought the same. 😉 Have a great week, my friend!

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    • Joyful and I are both glad to have helped start your week with a smile! And Jolly seems to be just a bit better today, so perhaps there is hope for him after all! You have a good week also, dear Emily! Hugs!

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  7. Awesome job! Wow on that burglar, I want to say he was a polite burglar, but yet…. LOL! OH my gosh on that school times sign! 🙂 And I would have called the cops too, I am sure she was quite relieved and I am sure the cops love light hearted moments like that with the stress in their jobs! Thanks for all the laughs, cheers to a great week!!

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    • True! I have a friend in England who lives on a small houseboat during the summer, and pet sits during the winter. She has traveled all over the world by doing so. I just can’t picture it, for I thrive on routine and stability.

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