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!
The 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!Auction 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 …
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! His 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.”
And 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 …
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!