Jolly (I Want My Hour BACK) Monday!

MondayGood morning, my friends, and … welcome … to … Monday.  Sigh.  Yes, it’s happened again, the weekend flew by and suddenly, without warning, it’s Monday again.  Well, we were cheated this week, at least here in the U.S., for the clocks were set forward by one hour in the wee hours of Sunday morning, robbing us of an hour’s sleep!  It always takes me at least a week, sometimes longer, for my Circadian Rhythm to get back in sync, until which time I am perpetually tired ‘n grumpy.  Oh wait … what’s new, right?  Anyway, Joyful has been doing a bit of baking this morning, so help yourself to a treat and a hot drink and let’s start this week out with smiles, shall we?

A story to make you smile …

Tanya works as a server at Slyman’s Tavern in Independence, Ohio.  She happened to be working a few days ago when two elderly women came in for dinner.  As sometimes happens, they struck up a conversation, telling Tanya that they were both widows who rarely, if ever, cooked a meal for themselves, so they really enjoyed their meals out together.  Tanya could relate, for her own husband had died just last April, so with that common bond, the three women chatted intermittently between courses.

Imagine Tanya’s surprise, then, when the women, whose bill totaled $100.21, left Tanya a $2,021 tip!  See, folks, just another example of the many good people out there!  No, this isn’t my Wednesday ‘good people’ post, but I just had to share this one anyway, for it brought a smile to my face and I hope to yours as well.

The story from Associated Press …

Wurst case: Burglar caught over bite from German’s sausage

March 11, 2021

German police say they have solved a nine-year-old burglary after DNA found on a half-eaten piece of sausage matched that of a man detained in France over an unrelated crime.

Police in the western town of Schwelm said Thursday that the sausage belonged to the victim, and the suspect — a 30-year-old Albanian citizen — appeared to have helped himself to a bite during the March 2012 break-in.

It wasn’t clear what type of sausage — known in Germany as wurst — the burglar had nibbled, though police said it was a hard variety.

Investigators were recently alerted that French police had taken a matching DNA sample from a man involved in a violent crime.

But Schwelm police said the suspect remains free and, in the wurst case, he may escape punishment. The statute of limitations on the burglary has expired, meaning he will likely not be extradited to Germany.

And the moral of the story … if you’re going to break into someone’s home, don’t eat the damn sausages!

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for … ‘TOONS!!!


For the bacon-lovers in the crowd …


I just can’t resist these cute animal pictures …


Just two funny signs this week …


Y’know, Jolly wanted to try his hand at doing this morning’s Jolly Monday all by himself, and since I was pretty tired I told him to go ahead, I’d read a while and check on him in a couple of hours.  But, when I came in to check on him, he had uploaded about 3 cartoons, written not a word, and was sound asleep at the keyboard!  Nonetheless, he did wake up in time to find this funny critter video for us!

And just for you, Hugh Curtler …

Okay, folks, I guess it’s time we all get on with this week and try to somehow make the world a little bit better place if we can.  Have a great week, remember to share a smile here and there as you go about your week.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

47 thoughts on “Jolly (I Want My Hour BACK) Monday!

  1. The English teaching owl is WRONG, The pronoun who is the subject, as in Who goes there? or , which are regular who questions. If one is asking a question like Who is the former guy? then who is technically the right choice though I might be tempted to use the pronoun What because the former guy was a thing, not a person.
    I like the robot toon, that question does create an non-existential dilemma for a metalhead.
    I cannot believe Pearls Before Swine gave a shout-out to a band from Winnipeg, though I think Burton Cummings might be a bit miffed at being called ancient! Come to think of it, I should be miffed! Cunmmings is less than 23 months older than me!!!!!
    The lynx family is just beautiful. The alpacas are cute. But the passed out ducking is beautifully cute!
    And then, I don’t mind you giving Keith the Wild Grouse, he can have that. But I bet all of your readers love Maxine. Her wisdom goes without saying, just with reading!
    I think Jolly did a jolly good job today, right, Brits? (Does it work Down Under? It doesn’t really work in Canada, but sometimes I just gotta use it.)

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    • Yeah, I thought ‘whom’ sounded wrong, but perhaps that was the point! You’ll have to write to the dude who draws ‘Pearls Before Swine’ and let him know how he has offended you! Glad you liked the critters. It’s Hugh I dedicated the Famous Grouse and Maxine cartoons to, not Keith. Sure, Maxine is for all to enjoy, but Hugh always loves Maxine and he’s going through a really tough time right now, so … I try especially to bring a smile to his face. Hey now! Jolly fell asleep at the keyboard and you’re giving him credit? Hmph. 😉


      • Poor, Jill, I thought I made it obvious the whole comment was tongue-in -cheek, but again I have failed. Except 0utting Keith’s name where Hugh’s should have been. Sorry, guys, that was my bad. I won’t write anything to Stephan Patti’s, I only said I should be offended,but I wasn’t. I was just happy to see the Winnipeg reference, we don’t really get as many as we used to. But Burton Cummings, yeah, probably he would be offended, but since is is older than me, yeah, HE IS ANCIENT!
        T’wasn’t I who gave Jolly the credit, T’was you. After all, he is your alter ego, not mine.

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  2. In this part of the woods, we still have a fews weeks to go before the clocks are moved backwards an hour. Then I’ll no longer have to get up in the dark as I have over the past few weeks. But on the other hand, it’ll be too dark to mow the lawn or tinker outside while the wife watches her favourite prime time TV shows.

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    • Here, it used to be the first weekend in April and November, but some genius decided to change it a few years ago and now we’re all confused.

      But … wait … you’ll be setting yours back? We just moved ours forward, and they won’t go back until sometime in October. Now I’m really confused!


      • It’s one of the consequences of living south of the Equator 🙂

        Here in Aotearoa, Daylight Saving starts each year at 2am on the last Sunday in September, and ends at 3am on the first Sunday in April.

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          • Somewhere on my blog, I did a tongue in cheek article about how 90% of the world’s population ignores the “problems” that we who live south of the equator must face being 180 degrees out of phase with the northern hemisphere seasons.

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    • I hear you! It’s not so bad now that I’m retired and don’t have to be anywhere at a certain time, but back in the day … hooo boy … I was messed up for weeks! I add my grumbles to yours, dear Roger!

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