Good Monday morn, my friends! Oops … looks like Joe slipped on the icy sidewalk … I salted it, but I guess I missed a couple of places! Hope you’re okay, Joe … come in and warm up! Brrrrrrr … it’s so cold … I’m ready for Spring! And speaking of which, it is only a short 60 days until Spring arrives! Well, another weekend has come and gone … why is it they go so fast? Anyway, to start the new week Joyful and I have baked up a few sweet treats and found a few things to kick the week off with a smile, while Jolly went in search of ‘toons. So, help yourself to a fresh-baked treat and a cuppa something warm, and let’s start this week off right!
And who doesn’t love Pooh?
Today is National Winnie the Pooh Day, in honour of author A.A. Milne’s birthday in 1882. Milne’s lovable Pooh Bear, as he was fondly called, is a fictional bear inspired by a black bear named Winnie. Winnie lived at the London Zoo during World War I. The author’s son, Christopher Robin, would visit the bear often and named his own teddy bear after her and a swan named Pooh.
This friendship inspired a collection of books starting with Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. E.H. Shepard beautifully illustrated the books. Their adventures took them and millions of children through the Hundred Acre Woods. Each character played a unique role in the books. Whether the wisdom of Owl or Rabbit leading the group awry, a celebration ensued and the story’s characters became beloved around the world.
In the 1960s, Disney bought the rights to the Winnie-the-Pooh characters dropping the hyphen from Pooh’s name. The illustrations were a bit different, too.
Milne’s stories have been translated into over 50 languages and are considered classic children’s stories today. National Winnie the Pooh Day has been observed since at least 1986, though nobody seems quite sure who the originator of the day was. Today is also Martin Luther King Day, but I will have a separate post on that later today.
My kind of job!
A U.S. website is offering $500 for an unusual short-term job: a “professional binge watcher” willing to watch Netflix and eat pizza. BonusFinder, a website dedicated to reviewing and offering deals for legal gambling sites, said the “professional binge watcher” will be called on to watch and review three series on Netflix while eating pizza takeout from various locations.
The selected candidate will be required to review each series based on story and plot lines, “Netflix and Chill” suitability, acting quality and cheesiness, satisfaction of episodes and series endings. The person will also rate the pizzas they sample for appearance and color, base texture and taste, topping ingredient quality, flavor, cheese gooeyness and value for money.
The “professional binge watcher” will be paid $500 for completing the tasks.
Now, if I watched television, I would certainly apply for this job, for I do eat pizza! However, I find that television typically bores me and I need to be doing something with my mind … that, coupled with my near deafness make television pretty much taboo for me. But, if any of you guys are interested, you can apply on BonusFinder’s website.
And now, for some fun & funny ‘toons!
Our friend Hugh has been under the weather, so Maxine brought him a little something to cheer him …
Feel better, dear Hugh! We love you!!! 💖💖💖
And of course there must be a cute critter video. Since our friend David likes parrots, and since today is his birthday, but don’t let on that I told you …
I hope you all have a decent week, and that you can keep those smiles all week long. Hey, how about sharing a few of them, too? Everybody could use a bit of good cheer these days! Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!