Jolly Monday … OCTOBER!!!

Good morning friends!  Come in out of the cold … it’s been a while since I’ve had to say that, hasn’t it?  Yep, jacket season is back, and soon you’ll be digging out those extra blankets, winter coats, long johns, scarves & mittens!  Brrrrrrrrrrr.  Worse yet, the holidays will soon be upon us and frankly, I wouldn’t mind if we just skipped over them all this year.  But that’s a worry for another day.  Now, there aren’t as many snacks today as usual, for Joyful has been helping Roger build and decorate his new tower, and Jolly … well, Jolly tells me he’s been on an important mission, but won’t give me any details.  Do any of you have any idea what ol’ Jolly has been up to?  Anyway … it’s the start of a new week, so grab a snack from the table and let’s try to find something to start the week off with a smile, okay?

Making mask wearing palatable

Now here is one for the bacon lovers among you – Larry, David, Larry, rawgod, and Emily, sit up and take note!

That’s right … a bacon-scented face mask!  According to Hormel, the Black Label Breathable Bacon mask uses the “the latest in bacon-smell technology” to give the wearer the experience of smelling bacon anytime they don the protection accessory.

You can register to win a bacon-scented mask until October 28 here!  I had to laugh at the warning on the website that cautioned against trying to eat the mask!  Go on, guys … enter the contest … you know you want to!

The BIG pumpkin

Every year around this time, there is a Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off contest held in Half Moon Bay in Northern California.  The prize goes to the entry having the heftiest pumpkin and is paid at $7 per pound.pumpkin-winnerThis year’s grand prize winner was Travis Gienger and his pumpkin weighed a whopping … wait for it … 2,350 pounds!  Wow … just think how many pumpkin pies and loaves of pumpkin bread you could make with that!  But … it wouldn’t even fit in my kitchen, and I surely couldn’t lift the thing!

Travis is now $16,450 richer and now owns the title of 2020 Pumpkin King of Half Moon Bay.

Jokes, jokes, jokes!

How ‘bout a few jokes, courtesy of Reader’s Digest?

  • An exercise for people who are out of shape: Begin with a five-pound potato bag in each hand. Extend your arms straight out from your sides, hold them there for a full minute, and then relax. After a few weeks, move up to ten-pound potato bags. Then try 50-pound potato bags, and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-pound potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. Once you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.
  • My daughter received this e-mail from a prospective student prior to the start of the semester: “Dear Professor, I won’t be able to come to any of your classes or meet for any of the tests. Is this a problem?”
  • Scene: With a patient in my medical exam room Me: How old are your kids? Patient: Forty-four and 39 from my wife who passed away, and from my second wife, 15 and 13. Me: That’s quite the age difference! Patient: Well, the older ones didn’t give me any grandkids, so I made my own.

And now, the moment that you all like best … the ‘toons!



Well, I don’t suppose it would be quite right to sign off without a cute animal video, now would it?  This one is guaranteed to melt your heart.

Okay, folks … I’ve got a house to clean, laundry to do, and I’ve got to try to figure out what I’m cooking for supper tonight.  You guys have jobs to go to, and other important things that keep your world right-side-up.  Thanks so much for spending a bit of your Monday morning with us, and please remember to share your gorgeous smiles with others you meet this week!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

43 thoughts on “Jolly Monday … OCTOBER!!!

    • Awesome! Do they sell pumpkin treats and such? There used to be one about 50 miles from here, but we never got to attend, though we did go to the Applefest every year until it got so big that it wasn’t fun anymore. And what’s so wrong with constantly eating bacon??? 🥓

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      • The Topsfield fair has been around for a long time. It is a big county fair, with all the animals and agriculture that fairs have been doing forever. The biggest pumpkin is always popular. But, you should see young kids showing their prized animals in judging competition. Priceless! I don’t remember seeing pumpkin treats being sold, but maybe I missed it. And yes, constantly eating bacon would be a wonderful thing!

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  1. Thanks for the sniles and laughs! I would be hungry all the time with a bacon mask!
    WOWZERS on that pumpkin!! I can’t imagine!
    No salad for me!
    Haha on the birdie needing a car! LOL at Mr. Potato Head! He is in trouble! 😄
    Hugs my friend! Now get busy with that side business you have 😉! LOL!!

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    • No salad for you??? Salad is healthy, my friend … lots of veggies! And, you can add yummy things like bacon, crispy fried onions, tortilla strips, boiled eggs … make it your own!
      Glad you enjoyed Jolly Monday! Have a great week, Carolyn!


      • Haha! I meant the kind of salad in rhe comic you posted! I do eat salad. 🙂
        Hope you have a great week too! I posted another story about Miss. Jill. Don’t know what I got myself into!! LOL!

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        • 🤦 Silly me! I wasn’t thinking! No, I won’t eat that salad either!!! Ah … I shall have to go check out your latest chapter as soon as I finish my ‘good people’ post for morning! Heh heh … I can see the year 2025, and Miss Joy Roses is still trying to disentangle herself from Betsy, Miss Jill, Tanya and the rest of the clan!


  2. Lived in Half Moon Bay for a half dozen years. Really enjoyed the pumpkin festival. As we lived right by downtown, it was entertaining to go down, buy a glass of wine, and then wander along checking out the arts, crafts, and food, attending some shows, and ogling the great pumpkin. Fond memories. Cheers

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    • I lived in San Mateo, a suburb of San Francisco, for about half of my first 18 years, the rest spend in NYC. Not as close as you, so I never say the pumpkin festival … but I do remember spending weekends in Carmel and the artist community there. Ahhhh … I didn’t appreciate it while I had it.

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  3. Very unhappy that I dashed off to the smelly bacon competition only to find I wasn’t allowed to enter. I might have to console myself with a bacon butty at tea time…….in about 5 minutes. Sorry you’re not allowed to enter.
    I was so glad Clara got her Clarita back, very touching. Some funny cartoons tickled my funny bone,

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    • Yes, rawgod let me know first thing this morning that he couldn’t enter it, so among my bacon-lovers, that just leaves Larry and Larry who are eligible. But, rg came up with an idea, so I have entered it and if I win, well it’ll be a tossup between you, rg, and Emily! Hope you enjoyed your bacon butty at tea, and I’m glad you enjoyed Jolly Monday!

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    • I knew it would appeal! Heck, it even sounds good to me! I found out this morning, though, that the contest is only open to residents of the U.S. … so … hopefully I will win one and then you, rawgod, and David can fight over which one of you gets it! Happy Monday and have a great … er … decent week, dear friend!

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  4. I know my policy is to never ask anyone for anything, but if some nice American who is not a bacon lover would like to enter the bacon-masxk contest for me using all their own info, I would be eternally grateful, especially if they were to win, and forward said bacon-mask to me up here in northern Canada. Hormel need never know.
    Clara and Clarity were too much for words…

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