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.This 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!