Jolly 🥵 Monday!

Welcome to …


Yep, it’s Monday all over again, folks!  Did you guys have a great weekend?  Mine?  Rather low-key, mediocre.  With temps in the 90s, I can’t very well get out, so I mostly worked on stuff around the house, the blog, and read a bit.  I gather it’s gonna stay that hot for the foreseeable future … very unusual for this area, for we usually only see a couple of days in the 90s, and some years we haven’t even reached 90.  I’ll be ready for fall by the time it gets here!

Joyful is out this week doing some interior decorating.  She remodeled Roger’s dark tower, added a skylight, flowers, and piped in music, and he liked it so well that she decided to take on a few more projects.  But, she’ll be back next week.  I’ve been busy in the kitchen this morning, so help yourself to a snack and let’s find some humour this Monday morning!  Oh, by the way … no bacon this morning!  A certain person who shall remain nameless, but you know who you are Larry, decided to be piggy with the bacon last week, and since I am concerned about his cholesterol, today the bacon has been replaced with … healthier treats.


Some people have entirely too much time on their hands.  Mohammed Muqbel, age 20, originally from Yemen but now living in Kuala Lumpur, likes to make things balance.  Muqbel started stacking eggs at the ripe old age of six!  Last month, he was awarded a Guinness World Record for his unusual accomplishment: stacking three eggs vertically.  Take a look …

The rules stipulated that the eggs had to remain stacked for at least five seconds and all three eggs had to be fresh and free from cracks in their shells.  Pretty impressive, but really … who’s got time?

A couple, whose names I do not know, were doing a wedding photo shoot on the rocky shore of Laguna Beach, California.  The couple was posing, dressed in their wedding garb … a bystander happened to be filming from well above the couple, when all of a sudden …

Hmmm … a turbulent start to the marriage I would say!  Lifeguards were able to rescue the couple, who were uninjured, but methinks that was the end of the photo shoot for that day!

Anybody have $7.5 million they don’t need at the moment?  Some people spend that much on a house, but … if you’ve got the cash, you can buy an entire town in New Zealand for that!  The town is called Mellonsfolly Ranch, and is situated within a 900-acre lot in the North Island of New Zealand.  It is on sale for $7.5 million and comes complete with 10 period themed buildings and a Manuka honey business.  Can’t beat that!




The tribute town was built in 2006 by cowboy enthusiast John Bedogni as an homage to an 1860s Wyoming frontier town.  It features an “authentic and licensed saloon,” a courthouse that doubles as a cinema, a sheriff’s office, and a billiards lounge, according to the listing from New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty. There are also three homes — the main residence plus two rental houses — that accommodate up to 22 people.

Sounds like a real deal to me!  I wouldn’t mind living in New Zealand.  Only thing is … I’m a little short of the needed cash … anybody want to partner with me on this deal?

Are you guys up for some ‘toons?


And what better way to close Jolly Monday than with a cute puppy video?

Now, go forth and have a productive and happy week, my friends!  And Hugh … this one’s for you, my friend!

jollyLove ‘n hugs from Filosofa ‘n Jolly!

36 thoughts on “Jolly 🥵 Monday!

  1. Oh my! That poor couple. My heart was quite in my mouth until I saw them being rescued by the lifeguards. You can never tell with the sea, particularly where there are rocks and the tide is coming in. Best take a shot like that on a sandy beach with about twenty paces between you and the sea.

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  2. Namaste, Miss Jill! It’s me again, Benjamin! Gem and I are laughing about you putting Jif Whips for me to have with some apples today. It’s the bestest way to eat apples. Jif Whips peanut butter is good for me cause it has protein and not so much fat and sugar as other kinds. Mommy told me that! Gem has too much fat in her coffee cause of all that half & half. Mommy tells her that. Gem says that’s okay cause it tastes so good. We had specially good waffles for breakfast this morning. I am having some apples and Jif Whips now. I’m saving a sprinkled donut and juicebox for later. Gem will have another cinnamon thingy with her coffee. Guess what? You get extra kisses and neckbuster hugs today cause this was so much fun! I watched the videos again too. I love you to the moon and back! Thank you and Bye!

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    • Namaste, Benjamin!!! I’m so glad you found the Jif Whips! Now, did you enjoy it with your apple slices? I’m really glad to hear that it’s better for you than regular peanut butter! You know what kind I mostly eat these days? Jif Maple. It’s Jif, my favourite brand, with a bit of maple syrup like you put on pancakes, and it is oh so yummy! I can’t find it in the stores anymore, so I have to order it and I just ordered 8 jars last week! Thank you, from me and Jolly, for the extra neckbuster hugs and kisses!!! They made me so happy! We love you to … to … to PLUTO and back!!!


  3. Can you see our placards? David and I are protesting. Don’t try to weasel out of this – you forgot to buy bacon this weekend, didn’t you? It’s Ok, I’ll have all the sweet rolls and a half dozen chocolate glazed donuts.🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩

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  4. Love it!! Oh that poor bride and groom! A memorable photo shoot for sure!
    Those animal videos were too cute and funny! Thanks for all the smiles girl! But OOOH you put a spider in a comic! Now I am creepy crawly! LOL!

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  5. Namaste, Miss Jill! It’s me, Benjamin! Guess what? I am having a Gem Sleepover tonight! Guess what else? I had an apple muffin with my apple juice juicebox. I would eat some of the cut up apples but you need to have Jif Whips peanut butter too. It is nice and fluffy and yummy, you should try some cause you would love it. It makes apples taste really really good! Don’t worry, I will have a sprinkled donut later and another juicebox too. Gem loves cinnamon, so she will eat one of those roll things with her coffee. I want to try putting some eggs on top of each other like that guy, but Gem says forget it. I like the Batman, the squirrel, the sharks and the my cat cartoons the best. Do you know that I can read them now? Sometimes I need Gem to help me a little. The dog video is so funny. I’m sending Jolly and you lots of kisses and neckbuster hugs. I love you! Thank you and Bye!

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    • Namaste, Benjamin!!! So happy to see you today! A Gem sleepover … how fun!!! Oops … I’m sorry I didn’t know about Jif Whips, but … if you go back and look, I snuck some in there tonight, so in the morning when you wake, you can have those apple slices with some Jif Whips! I tried just a little bit, and you’re right … it’s great!!! I loved it! I hope Gem enjoyed her coffee and cinnamon roll … perhaps she’ll have another this morning, while you eat your apple slices! I have to agree with Gem about stacking the eggs … I think that could get very messy very quickly! I am not surprised that you can read them now … you’re one of the smartest kids I know! I’m glad you loved the dog video … I picked it out just for you! Jolly and I thank you for the hugs, kisses, and love, and we send you back our own hugs and kisses and lots of love! I hope your sleepover is much fun! 💝💝


  6. My wife and I have become addicted to “Brokenwood” a very funny detective show from New Zealand. It is a beautiful part of the planet and the temptation to buy that town is ever so strong. If only….. Many thanks for Maxine and the Famous Grouse, by the way. I needed those!!

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    • I will have to check out “Brokenwood” … a funny detective show would be a nice change! While I have never been there, the country does seem beautiful … and Trump-less. Glad you enjoyed Maxine and the Famous Grouse! I was tempted to take a few swigs of the Grouse, but I resisted the urge. 😉

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