Jolly Joyful Monday!

Good Monday morning and welcome to Jolly Monday!  I trust you all had a good weekend?  I did a bit of traveling over the weekend!  I went to Switzerland, then to Lakeway, Texas, northwest of Austin!  I saw beautiful snow-capped mountains and happy little villages in Switzerland, and lots of deer in Lakeway!  And the best part?  It didn’t cost me a penny!  Gary took me on the Swiss tour,   and John Howell took me around Lakeway to see the many deer out and about this weekend!     Thanks guys!  I enjoyed it!

Joyful has been hard at work in the kitchen this morning, so let’s see what she has whipped up for us, then we’ll find some fun things to start the week out with a smile, yes?


Check out the mystery section …

Libraries are treasure troves … I could spend all day in a library and never get bored, for you just never know what you will find.  Even so, I can only imagine the surprise when employees at the Walla Walla Public Library in Washington came across a disintegrated paper bag containing five unopened cans of Hamm’s beer and an opened pack of Godzilla Heads gum behind a shelf in the mystery section!

beer-gumThe library is currently closed due to the pandemic, so employees were doing a bit of cleaning and renovating when they came across the stash.  Library officials said their research determined Godzilla Heads gum dates from the 1980s and the Hamm’s beer cans don’t include health warnings that were required from 1988 on, leading staff to believe the snack stash is more than 30 years old.

The City of Walla Walla said the “artifacts” were transferred “to another city facility.”

“The abandoned relics now reside in the Sudbury Landfill.”


Old, used, stinky & damaged …

Once again, I have proof positive that some people have a lot more money than good sense!  WHO in their right mind would pay $615,000 for a pair of worn, stinky tennis shoes???

Yes, you heard right!  The shoes belonged to Michael Jordan and were worn during a 1985 exhibition game.  So, not only are they used and stinky, but they are 35 years old!!!  Out of style!  I can buy a brand-new pair of tennis shoes … good ones … for about $50!jordan-shoesAuction house Christie’s said the Nike Air Jordan 1 High sneakers, worn by the basketball legend during an exhibition game in Trieste, Italy, were autographed by Jordan and described by the auctioneer as “a one-of-a-kind Michael Jordan artifact.”

The shoes were billed as especially unique due to a shard of glass embedded in the sole of the left shoe as a result of Jordan shattering a glass backboard with a forceful slam dunk.  So now they are not only worn, stinky, and old, but also damaged by a shard of glass!  Sheesh, people … I can think of MUCH better ways to spend $615,000!!!  Why is it that the stupidest people are the ones with the most money???


I happened across just a few funny signs last week that I thought you might enjoy …

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Bicycle Bob – an inspiration!

Bob Mettauer has earned himself quite a reputation in his hometown of Santa Maria, California.  You see, Bob is 95 … soon to be 96 years old and last Tuesday he hit quite a milestone!  He pedalled his 100,000th mile since he took up cycling in the 1990s after his retirement.  Think about that one, folks … 100,000 miles!  That is equivalent of crossing the U.S. from coast-to-coast 33 times! Bicycle-BobHis neighbors have dubbed him “Bicycle Bob”, and on Tuesday they threw a little celebration for him.  Bicycle Bob’s friend Meg Porter describes his bike riding routine …

“He rides 9 miles a day, rain or shine. The only time he stopped is when he had a shoulder injury for a little bit but every day he rides 9 miles. What an inspiration he is.”

Triathlete Damien Porter says he hopes to accomplish half of what Bob has done.

“I’ve ridden my bike my whole life I do triathlons and all this and I’ve never met anybody who’s done 100,000 miles so he’s the first person I’ve ever met he’s ridden 100,000 miles. I think he’s awesome. He’s twice my age so I got something to live up to.”

bicycle-bob-2And what does Bob think about all the attention?

“I am astonished at the fact that all these people have come.  The reason I’m doing that is I can do the things that I do because I do what I do. And I’m going to keep going.  On September 18 I’ll be 96 years old, and I’m going to keep on going.”

Thumbs up to this man … he makes me feel like a decapitated turtle!


Are you ready for some cartoons?  I sent Jolly ‘n Joyful over to Phil’s Phun to scavenge a few ‘toons for us …

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And we can’t close Jolly Monday without a fun critter video, now can we?


Well, folks, it’s that time again … I hope you are leaving with a smile on your face and that you’ll keep that smile and share it with others all week long!  Much love and many hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

32 thoughts on “Jolly Joyful Monday!

  1. Namaste, Miss Jill! Joyful made some really good food today! I am going have a little bit of everything but the bacon & egg and the bacon pizza and the other bacon. I think Joyful forgot the tea today. Gem only likes the coffee with lots of half & half and I like my juicebox but someone always likes tea on Jolly Monday. I can’t believe somebody paid all that money for somebody’s old smelly sneakers, that’s really gross! Bicycle Bob is awesome and he remembered to wear a mask too. I ride my bicycle and Gem rides one too, but we don’t ride that far. I don’t understand why any of the cartoons are funny today. But the video is really funny. WNBHAK for Jolly, Joyful and You! Thank you and Bye!

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    • Namaste, Benjamin! I read your letter to Joyful and she is smiling very big right now because you said she made really good food! Yes, we forgot the tea today, and a couple of our friends will probably be disappointed, but I’ll make it up to them next week! I thought it was pretty silly to pay all that money for old smelly sneakers, too! I sure wouldn’t do it! But then, I don’t even have that much money! I’m sorry about the cartoons, but they are more for adults to understand and find funny. That’s why I always include the critter video for YOU! I’m glad you liked it! Have a fun week with Gem this week! WNBHAK back to you from me, Jolly and Joyful!!! We love you! 😘😘😘

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  2. Happy Monday, Jill! Seems you have a good mood, and that’s fantastic. Thank you for all the very interesting information, and a lot of laughter, we can need these days. I apologize for the late revisit. I want to become a regularely reader of your blog, but i forgot.SORRY! Enjoy your week, and stay save. Michael

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    • Good to see you, Michael!!! The good mood is for the benefit of others, but sadly is only that for the moment … too much angst from our political situation, but I try on Mondays to set it aside and give my friends a bit of humour. And how have you been, my friend? Keeping safe, I hope? Always good to see you!

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  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Jill Dennison begins the week with a fantastic Joyful Monday with some interesting finds behind mystery books in a library! Cats being Cats..some very good funnies, and Bob who is 95 going on 96 and has just completed 100,000 miles on his bike, 9 miles a day since he retired.. Head over to enjoy and I am off to get on my bike to try and catch up…thanks Jill.

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    • Thanks Larry!!! 💖 Those two imps are most always awake and functional … it’s me who has trouble with that … could be because I’m missing out on some zzzzzs these days. Have a great week ahead … hope you got your share of the bacon!

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