Jolly Monday … IT’S AUGUST ALREADY!!!

dino-3Good Monday morn, friends!  Yes, it’s Monday again already, but even worse … do you realize it’s already AUGUST???  The year is 58% over and Hallowe’en 🎃 is just around the corner!  Where … just where did the first seven months of this year go???  The only upside to this is that autumn and cooler temperatures will soon be here.  Normally, I’m sad to see summer go, but this one hasn’t been particularly pleasurable between the pandemic, the heat, and the political angst, so I’m happy enough to say ‘goodbye’ to it.  But enough of that … it’s Monday, the start of a new week, so let’s try to find some humour, something to put a smile on our faces as we brave the new week, shall we?  Grab a snack and a cuppa, and let’s see what awaits us …


If you live in Rhode Island and were expecting a tax refund check, you might be in for a surprise.  Some of the refund checks, mailed last week, bore the signature of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney, instead of the usual Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and State Controller Peter Keenan!  No, you cannot cash them if you receive one of these … I’d hang onto it, though … it might be worth something someday!


According to Jade Borgeson, chief of staff for the Rhode Island Department of Revenue …

“As a result of a technical error in the Division of Taxation’s automated refund check printing system, approximately 176 checks with invalid signature lines were printed and mailed to taxpayers on Monday. The invalid signature lines were incorrectly sourced from the Division’s test print files. Corrected checks will be reissued to impacted taxpayers within one week.”

Just bein’ helpful …

Brett Longo of Mary Esther, Florida, had taken his trash container to the curb for pickup a few days ago.  A bit later, he got an activity alert from his home security camera telling him the camera had picked up movement.  When he checked the camera, this is what he saw …

dino-1On first glance, it appears one of the two black bears was being nice, bringing his trash container back up to the top of the drive, but then the bear tipped it over and … turns out it hadn’t been emptied by the binmen yet, ‘cause the bear spilled the trash all over the drive!  Longo was forgiving, though …

“He was just bringing it up to the house. He was polite enough to move it out of the driveway.”

Barred from da bar …

A pair of emus were once a staple in the pub in the Yaraka Hotel in Yaraka, Queensland, Australia, but today they are no longer welcome.  Turns out the emus, named Kevin and Carol, have been a bit naughty within the confines of the pub, stealing food from patrons and leaving little ‘gifts’ behind on the floor!

Yaraka-hotelGerry Gimblett, who owns the Yaraka Hotel with her husband Chris, said they were left with no other option after the birds’ recent “bad behaviour”.

“They’ve been stealing things from the guests, especially their food. They’d stick their heads in and pinch toast out of the toaster. But the main reason we’ve banned them is their droppings.”

emudino-4The emus had become a tourist attraction after several eggs were hatched at the end of 2018, and while at one point there were nine emus in town, most had wandered away, leaving only Kevin & Carol.

“We love them as part of the Yaraka community, but they’re not welcome inside anymore.”


Now, I’m not sure how many customers the pub can have in a day, for the entire human population of Yaraka is only 18!

Okay, folks … it’s cartoon time!!!



And two cute critter videos, because the first one is super-short, but ohhhhh so cute!


jollyI see those gorgeous smiles on your faces … be sure to remember to share them today and throughout the week, for times are tough and we all need someone to just smile at us every now and then!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and Jolly (Joyful is taking an interior decorating class … she became inspired after re-decorating Roger’s dark tower!)

Oh, and just for you, Hugh …

34 thoughts on “Jolly Monday … IT’S AUGUST ALREADY!!!

  1. Namaste, Miss Jill! Gem told me that Jolly is back! I am so happy that Jolly is home again. I have a humongous smile on my face. Are you trying to trick me? I don’t remember four Dinosaurs yesterday. I saw one little Dinosaur in an egg at the top and a bigger one next to the horse cartoon. 1 + 1 = 2. Now I see a tiny Dinosaur at the bear video and another Dinosaur in an egg with the Emu. 2 + 2 = 4. You are so silly! I hope that you are not so tired anymore. Gem says that you work too hard doing the blog and don’t rest enough. That is not good for you cause you will get sick and I will be sad. WNBHAK for Jolly and you. I love you! Thank you and Bye!

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    • Namaste, Benjamin! I’m so happy to hear that you have a humongous smile on your beautiful face! Yes, I supposed I am silly, aren’t I? But, it’s good to be silly sometimes, isn’t it? Yes, I suppose I do work too hard, but that is what I enjoy doing. But I will try to get more rest because I don’t want to get sick and make you sad! Thanks for the neck-buster hugs … that was just what I needed to put a humongous smile on my face! I love you!!! See you next Monday!


  2. Namaste, Miss Jill! You said to grab a snack and a cup but guess what? You forgot the all the drinks and snacks! Where is Jolly? I miss Jolly cause Jolly remembers my sprinkled donuts and juiceboxes and Gem’s coffee and half & half and everybody’s bacon too. I love the two little Dinosaurs. Yesterday was Dinosaur Day but we are having our Dinosaur Party today. The bear was doing his civil duty just like I do with Gem. That’s how to be a good neighbor. The Emu and the sign is so funny. I love the Squirrel video, that’s so cute! Our Squirrels drink from the birdbath on the tree stump. Lilo the dog and Baby Rosie kitty are good friends. Gem got all teary both times we watched the video but I didn’t. That’s cause she loves the song and she knows all the words. I like the little horse cartoon and Gem likes the monkey one. WNBHAK cause I love you! Thank you and Bye!

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    • Namaste, Benjamin!!! It’s so good to see you this morning … I hear you weren’t feeling very well last Monday, so I’m really glad you’re better. I was very tired last night when I was finishing writing Jolly Monday, and I forgot a few things … a lot of things, actually, like your sprinkled donut & juice, Gem’s coffee, and the bacon for the bacon-lovers! And … I forgot the most important thing, Jolly’s picture! It was late and Jolly forgot to remind me, for we were both very tired. I’m sorry, but Jolly’s picture is here now, right where it always is! I’m glad you liked the little dinosaurs … Gem told me about Dinosaur Day, so I put those in just for you. There are actually four, though, not two! See if you can find the others. I’m so glad you liked the animal videos … that squirrel was adorable, wasn’t he? I’m sorry I made you worry about Jolly … all is well!!! Jolly and I love you and are sending you bunches of hugs ‘n kisses!!! 💕


  3. Jill, have a great week. The bear reminded me in the suburban neighborhood, eleven miles from downtown, a bear and her two cubs were spotted. We have squirrels, rabbits, hawks, owls and the occasional deer, but these are the first bears. Keith

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    • I hope you have a great week also, my friend! There have been countless stories about how animals are turning up in cities and suburbs where they’ve not been seen in the last 100 years, now that there are fewer humans, cars, etc. in light of the pandemic.


  4. I’m glad those emus don’t live round here, people would be having very big eggs for breakfast and very big grilled ‘chicken’ on the barbie.. Great jokes. I think the kitten was washed within an inch of it;s life.

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