Jolly Monday — A Cake, Candles, Kimmel, and A Grannie House

Good Monday morning, my friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  Mine was fine, but as usual, I am ready to return to the routine, and I have plenty to keep me busy this week!  So what did you guys do … anything fun?

I have gone in search of, and found, a few things I think will bring a smile to your face to start the week off on the right foot, so grab a cuppa and a snack, and let’s get this show on the road, shall we?  Oh … by the way … I baked a cake …

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Don’t try this at home …

Do you guys remember the Jolly Monday post of last November 19th, where I told you about David Rush from Idaho, the man who set a Guinness record for eating the most kernels of corn with a toothpick?  Well, seems Mr. Rush rather enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame and decided to go for another record.  I think, perhaps, he ought to have stuck with the corn-eating where the worst that was likely to happen was that he might choke on a kernel, else poke himself in the eye with the toothpick.

His latest scheme was a bit more potentially dangerous, though he seems to have survived it.  This time, he decided to shoot for the record of holding the most lit candles in his mouth at one time!

Frankly, the worst part as I watched the video was watching him put the candles in his mouth, for I have a sensitive gag reflex and would never have gotten 10 of them in my mouth!  He set the record, holding 100 burning candles in his mouth for 30 seconds.  Congratulations, I guess, Mr. Rush.  The previous record was held by Dinesh Shivnath Upadhyaya of Mumbai, India.  Mr. Upadhyaya held 41 burning candles in his mouth in 2018.

No wonder we’re in trouble …

You know how comedian Jimmy Kimmel likes to do his ‘man on the street’ thing every now and then, where he takes to the street and asks people questions … usually deceptively simple questions?  Well, the other day he was out on the street asking people if they thought ‘homo sapiens’ should be saved from extinction.  Now, we all know that homo sapiens is the scientific name for the human species, but it may well be that some people didn’t get that memo back in about 3rd grade.  Here were some of the answers to his question …

It speaks for itself, which is a good thing, for I am left with my mouth hanging open, speechless.

A place for … MOI???

I was trolling around my usual internet haunts looking for things for this Jolly Monday post, when I came across this headline …

Amazon’s Selling A Guesthouse ‘Kit’ That You Can Build In Your Backyard In 8 Hours

I read it to the girls, and jokingly said it might be a place they could put me when I am ornery.  Immediately, Chris’ eyes lit up and she said …

“How much is it?”

She said it with gusto.  Even Miss Goose turned around and had that eager-puppy look in her eyes.  Hmph.

Anyway, it is rather cool.

[The] Solvalla garden house kit is made from high quality solid Nordic wood,” the company writes on its website. “This timeless design is an alternative to classic log cabin styled structures. It works well in a variety of surroundings and can be a guesthouse, home office, granny flat, or even a retail space. Versatile Solvalla can also be set up on rooftops of multi-story buildings. Assembly of this solid wood structure takes a full day for two adults. Do it yourself simple step-by-step directions come with the kit and only minimal tools are needed.”

The total floor area is 172 square feet (16 square meters).

The structure weighs approximately 2480 pounds (1125 kilos).

Allwood is offering the product for a mere $6,550, which I guess is a small price for a safe place to stow your grannie when she gets mouthy.

If you want to add anything extra like HVAC or electricity to this DIY home, you’ll need to figure out how to do that yourself. It doesn’t include any of these amenities.  Hmmm … I’m thinking we could run a heavy-duty indoor-outdoor extension cord and use a power strip and … WAIT … what am I saying???

And what would Jolly Monday be without a cute animal video?

Or a cartoon or two …

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Sorry guys … I just couldn’t resist that one!

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jollyAnd that’s a wrap for today, my friends!  Miss Goose just woke me to let me know that I had fallen asleep (so kind of her, yes?) with fingers on the keyboard, and so, I must wrap this up and take my weary bones to bed for a few hours.  Please, if you found something to bring a smile to your face here, share that smile with others … we all need a bit of a pick-me-up these days.  Have a great week!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and Jolly!

36 thoughts on “Jolly Monday — A Cake, Candles, Kimmel, and A Grannie House

  1. The lady on Jimmy Kimmel sums it up when she said, I don’t know what a Homo Sapian is,…, but should we save them… I don’t really care!” Given the responses of other people, it wouldn’t make a lot of difference. 😑

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  2. Jill, I never made it past the cake to read your post. DID you really create that masterpiece? I would do anything for a slice of that cake. Well, almost anything. If it involves trump, I shall bake my own damn cake.🏳‍🌈🤣

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  3. Puppies are cute, but they’ll never be as cute as kittens. But did you know, there is no special designation for baby hedgehogs that we can find on the internet. Does nobody care about baby hedgehogs? If anyone knows an accepted name for them, especially our friends from Britain, please tell it here. If not, I would like to start a drive to name baby hedgehogs. My own favourite is hedgings, although hedgelings would be acceptable too. I did find that some people are calling them hoglets, as in piglets, but that isn’t very definitive, and hedgehoglets is much too long a word, don’t you think? The word is bigger than the babies…

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    • According to the Oxford Dictionary:

      “Until relatively recently there was no well established word for a baby hedgehog. Although the word kit had occasionally been used, and sometimes pup or piglet, most books about mammals just called them ‘baby’ or ‘young’ hedgehogs.

      However, by the early 1990s the word hoglet (or sometimes hedgehoglet) had been introduced, and this word seems to have been in general use among those people with an interest in hedgehogs since at least the mid-1990s.”

      So, there you have it … hedgehoglet! Although I do rather like your “hedgelings”.


      • I read that definition, but rejected it as wordy. Babies are cute creatures, and deserve cute names. Hedgehoglet is not a cute name. In fact, it even looks ugly when printed on paper.
        Please, help me give hedgehog babies a cute and cuddly name…

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            • Ahhhh … so you’ve never heard of Sonic the Hedgehog??? Miss Goose will be so disappointed! I guess Hedgies is the best we’ve come up with, but if I think of something else, I’ll let you know!


              • After talking to Gail yesterday, I kinda do remember something about a Sonic, but never having had kids it was more like in a conversation rather than a book or television. I take it parents and their children in certain areas know all about Sonic, just like they do about Mr. Rogers Neighbourhood. I never watched that show either, only saw commercials.

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                • Okay, that makes sense, that since you weren’t raising kids in the 70s and 80s, you would only be vaguely familiar with the icons of the tot set, but … I just need to make sure … you DO know Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny, right?


                  • Who? Well, yeah, but I never liked Disney that much. Hanna-Barbera were my favourites, especially Yogi and Boo Boo, Top Cat, and Yakky and Chopper. Just like I prefered Marvel to DC.

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                    • Yakky Doodle? You didn’t get Yakky Doodle? Poor you. A tiny little duck who was always getting in trouble with foxes and cats and such, even an alligator. But his friend Chopper would always arrive in time to save him from the bullies. Chopper would grab the villain by the throat, turn to Yakky, and say “Close your eyes, little fella, you shouldn’t oughta see this!”
                      The alligator, by the way, was voiced by Alfred Hitchcock.

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                    • That sounded so cute that I had to go in search of … just found a few short clips, but I enjoyed what I saw. Knowing that the alligator was Hitchcock’s voice, I recognized it, but don’t know if I would have guessed it otherwise. Looks cute … I’m sorry i missed that one!


                    • I remember all of those. Sigh … the discovery of the opposite sex and just what they might be useful for is the beginning of the downfall of us all. And you were … what? Seven or eight? 😉


                    • About ten, but I was a early bloomer. My first girlfriend was about 3 years older than me. We weren’t “intimate” by today’s standards, but we could kiss up a storm for hours at a time. She left me for an older boy…

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  4. Sorry, but the garden house looks like it would be hotter than the dickens on a summer day and not warm enough on a winter day. Kind of like a four season porch. But this was a fun post and I thank you for your Jolly Mondays!

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    • Perhaps if you built it under a nice big shade tree, it would be nice in the summer, but you’re right about winter. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Glad you got a bit of fun from the post. Have a great week, my friend!

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