Good Monday morning, my friends! Come in, shed those coats for it’s nice and toasty in here. Jolly and I have had the oven on all morning, baking up some special goodies for our friends, so it’s almost hot in here. How was your weekend? Mine was just a bit hectic, but no complaints. My only complaint is that I need to find a way to slow down time by about 50%! Here Thanksgiving is just over a week away, and Christmas only about 4 weeks after that! I do have a few … well two … Christmas gifts bought, but … I cannot even take credit for those, as Miss Goose found them and picked them out for the boys … all I did was provide the money. Anyway, if any of you know where the knob is to dial back the speed of time a bit, would you please let me know?
I hope you brought your appetite along, for we really have been baking all morning. I apologize in advance, though, for I got a late start, and Jolly Monday may be just a bit shorter today than some other weeks. But, as long as it starts your week off with a smile, then that’s the important thing, yes?
And, for you bacon-lovers …
A most undesirable job …
A friend sent me this the other day …
‘Hallmark Dream Job’ offers $1,000 to watch 24 Christmas movies
“We’re looking for a lover of all things Christmas, G-Rated romcoms, and too-close-to-home family dramas to watch 24 Hallmark Christmas movies in 12 days. We want you to have opinions-lots of them! Think the grumpy Grandpa turned jolly Santa was a little overdone? Felt like the plot was a bit half-baked? Be as honest as possible in your review.”
Applicants have to send a short video explaining why they would be perfect for the job. The winner will receive $1,000, a streaming service subscription and a “movie watching kit” including cookies, cocoa, a mini Christmas tree and some Hallmark merchandise.
Sorry, folks, but there would have to be a much bigger prize at the end of the day than $1,000 to get me to sit through 24 sappy Hallmark Christmas movies … I’m thinking I might consider it for a half-million dollars … might.
World’s most polite firefighters
Parts of Australia, just like California, have been suffering dreadful wildfires this autumn. Paul Sekfy’s home in New South Wales, Australia, came into the line of the fires last week, but luckily firefighters were on the scene. They fought valiantly, and while they were unable to save his outbuildings, they did manage to save the main house.
When Mr. Sekfy was able to return to his house, he found a note from the firefighters …The firefighters, exhausted, hungry and thirsty after hours without food or water, had helped themselves to the milk in Mr. Sekfy’s fridge. It seems they also ate some peanut butter and cheese, but Mr. Sekfy doesn’t mind one bit …
“They don’t have to pay back the milk, I’ll just sort them a couple of cases of beer.”
And it’s only 10,000 calories!
I can only eat about ½ of a burger (hamburger/beef burger) at a time anyway, especially if it’s accompanied by a few fries (chips), so I’m probably not the best judge, but it seems to me this is an awful lot of burger …No, it wasn’t done as some promotion, nor was it done for a Guinness record … this is actually on the menu at a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand. Chris Steaks and Burgers is offering a 10,000 baht ($330) prize for anyone who can finish the mammoth snack in nine minutes. So far, three people have actually succeeded.
The burger consists of a 13-pound patty (beef or pork), covered in fried onion rings, bacon and mayonnaise. The cost for the beef burger is 2,500 baht ($82.75) and the pork one 3,500 baht ($115.86). Any takers on that challenge?
I found a few ‘toons ‘n funny pics for your Monday morning viewing pleasure …
And one especially for you, Hugh …
And, I cannot forget the cute animal video … this week’s is critters playing in the snow!
And that, my friends, is all we’ve got time for today! You guys need to go earn a living, and I need to go earn my keep here by doing laundry and cleaning the house, plus Miss Goose is insisting that I get out some Christmas decorations today. Sadly, they are all buried somewhere in the mess of my closet. If you don’t see any further posts from me for a few days, you can assume I never made it out of the closet. Keep safe and have a wonderful week, my friends. And, as always, please … share a smile and maybe even a hug with someone who might really need one today. Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and Jolly!