Jolly Monday … Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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 …milk-noteThe 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 …Bangkok-burgerNo, 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 …pic-3pic-4pic-5pic-6pic-7pic-8pic-9toon-1toon-2



And one especially for you, Hugh …


And, I cannot forget the cute animal video … this week’s is critters playing in the snow!

jollyAnd 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!

42 thoughts on “Jolly Monday … Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  1. Hello Jill. I echo the comments of the others, grand post, wonderful comments and a great video. However I have to warn you that I have heard from friends that living in the closet is no fun and can have serious effects on ones life and health. So I hope you do not feel the need to go into and spend much time in the closet at this time in your life. You should be free to celebrate in anyway you wish, decorated and glamored up or not. You do you my friend. 😀😃😄😉🤩😋😎 Hugs

    Ps. How many of your cats play with the ornaments and decorations? We have a bunch of decorations we put on the bottom tow layers of the tree that are soft and unbreakable for our cats to play with. Hugs


    • Ahhh, Scottie … you have given me a grand chuckle tonight! No, I would not like to live in the closet, for I’ve always just felt that everyone should be free to be whomever they are. I did spend a couple of hours in there digging through boxes for decorations, but then I came out of the closet and was happy to just be me (and to be able to breathe again!).

      We don’t put any hanging ornaments on the bottom two rows of branches any more after several years of mishaps. We had one cat climb the tree one year and know the entire 8-foot tree down, shattering a number of old ornaments that had been in the family for decades. We bought a sturdier tree stand after that. We always have a live tree, so we won’t be getting that until the week before Christmas. Hugs ‘n love, my friend!

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  2. Well I’m with you on that ‘time speeding up’ thing. I just can’t keep up with it.
    I am also with Maxine… Sleeping through the winter seems a good idea. That burger is just an insanity! I certainly won’t go looking for it. I suggest that it is insane for anyone to eat something like that. It would crush ribs having something like that inside… 😳

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  3. For a $1000 dollars I’d sit on my backside and watch 24 Halmark christmas movies
    OK already I’m a prgamatic mysathropic hard left-socialist who is also incurably sappy when it comes to Christmas , so???
    (Ya gotta keep the opposition guessing 😆 😉)

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    • Glad you enjoyed the bacon and cake! Ha ha … it’s all relative. My mother lived out her last years on South Padre Island, Texas. I well remember a phone conversation when I was living in the mountains of Virginia where we had a foot of snow and sub-zero temperatures at the time. She called to complain that it was soooo cold … 65°! I hung up on her!

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