Jolly Monday Rides Again!

Good Monday morning, dear friends!  I wasn’t feeling well last night, so I asked Jolly ‘n Joyful to take over and finish up Jolly Monday for me.  Now mind you, I had visited Phil’s Phun earlier in the day and harvested some good ‘toons and such, so all the kids had to do was pull it together, add in some cuteness factor, and find a cute animal video.  Well, long story short, I sat in my lounge chair and read for a few hours, had a bit of a snooze, and when I woke up, I went in search of Jolly ‘n Joyful to see if they had finished.  It sat right where I had left it in the early afternoon, and I found the kids playing ping pong in the basement!  Kids today!!!  But anyway, I’m not complaining … I needed to get up and do something anyway.  So … how was your weekend?  Did you do anything interesting?  We were thankful to see cooler temperatures, finally, with highs only in the upper 70s.  The air quality is still horrible, though.

Joyful tells me it’s pizza week this week and she assures me there are enough pizzas with bacon for our bacon lovers!  So, let’s go find something yummy to feed our bellies, then we’ll find something funny to feed our spirits!

             

And for a special friend …


Since ‘toons is just about all we have today … let’s start out with a few of those …


And some memes …


I really like this ‘chore chart’ I came across!  Why, I think I could live by this one!


And now, the best part of Jolly Monday … a cute animal video!!!  It’s a short one, but oh so cute!


Well, my friends, the time has come for you to go do your things and for me to try to do mine … now where is that chore chart … ???  I hope you’re leaving with a full belly and a smile on your faces, and please, my friends, share those smiles this week.  The world is a scary place these days … we all need a smile.  I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly ‘n Joyful!

Jolly Monday-Tuesday!

Well, good Tuesday morning, my friends!  Come in out of the heat … early morning and already it’s sweltering out there.  So tell me, did you have a wonderful weekend?  Mine?  Meh.  Next weekend will be better, though … I’ll have my energy back and will be ready to run a marathon!  Or at least walk up the street and back.  Joyful has laid out a nice spread this morning, so let’s go see what’s on the feasting table, then we’ll find some things to start this week with a chuckle, a smile, or maybe even a laugh!


Jolly is chomping at the bit to show you the cartoons he picked out, so let’s start there …


I came across a host of humorous signs in my internet travels this past weekend that I think might give you a chuckle …


I also found something that made my jaw drop and I think it will yours, too …


And now, we’re sorry this is a bit shorter than some weeks, but as you can see, we’re running a bit behind here!  So, this animal video is a bit different … I knew absolutely nothing about the sand cat until coming across this video.


And now, sad to say, our time has come to an end for today.  But we’ll be back next week, hopefully on time and in better form!  Remember, my friends, to share those precious smiles … they are worth more than gold.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

Jolly Monday — Late & Short

Good Monday morning afternoon, my friends!  My humble apologies for the lateness of Jolly Monday and its brevity today.  Joyful, Jolly and I haven’t felt well since last Thursday, and I just haven’t been up to the task of using my brain … in fact, I think it’s stored away in mothballs at the moment.  But, when I awoke to a text from a friend who was very worried when there wasn’t a Jolly Monday post to be seen, I figured I should at least round up some ‘toons ‘n other fun stuff to help start your week with a smile.  Sorry, slim pickings on the treat table today, but we’ll make it up to you next week!

JOLLY!!!!!!  Did you take a bite out of that apple?????  You put that back RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And let’s head on over to the ‘toons, shall we?


And perhaps a few cute pictures to make you go “Awwwwww” …


And a few funny memes that Jolly came across …


And finally, just a short animal video today, but it’s a fun one!


Well, we’re sorry we weren’t here earlier to help you start the week out on the right foot with a smile, but we hope you’ve enjoyed this slightly late, slightly short version of Jolly Monday.  Remember to spread those smiles around, my friends … funny thing about smiles is they tend to regenerate two-fold every time you use one!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and Joyful!

Jolly Monday — 138 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Good Monday morning, my friends … {yawn}.  Yes, you read that right … just 138 days, just over 1/3 of the year left until Christmas.  And I have yet to buy the first Christmas gift, don’t even have a tree yet!  HORRORS!!!!  Seriously, though, the stores are already filled with Hallowe’en stuff, more than two months before Hallowe’en, which may well be largely ignored this year in light of the pandemic.  Ah well, time marches on and doesn’t let such silly things as a pandemic stop it, yes?  Did you all have a wonderful weekend?  Mine was … meh.  Daughter Chris picked up dinner on Saturday from our favourite Chinese place, so that was nice, but otherwise I have been battling the doldrums and a headache that seems resistant to ibuprofen, so nothing too exciting here.  But, today is Monday, the start of a new week, and we should really start it with a smile, maybe even a chuckle or two, don’t you think?  Joyful has made some yummy-looking treats, so let’s hop over to the table and grab a bite, then on to some cartoons, memes, funny signs, and more!


Now that you’ve got something to munch on, let’s see what ‘toons Jolly has in store for us today …


And some of these signs are sure to bring a smile to your face …


I found a few bits of historic trivia over at Phil’s Phun this weekend that I thought you might enjoy …


And lastly, of course we simply must have a cute animal video to make our smiles just a bit wider, yes?  There is no way … NO WAY that you can watch this one and not smile!  And notice how the different species are playing together, snuggling, loving each other without prejudice …


And that’s another Jolly Monday down, my friends.  I hope you all have a great week … let’s keep our friends on the west coast in our hearts as some are losing their homes, their livelihoods, and even their lives to the wildfires that are raging there, as well as in Greece, Turkey, and other areas around the globe.  And remember, my friends, share those beautiful smiles you’re wearing right now … so many people don’t have much to smile about these days.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

Jolly First Monday In August!

Good Monday morning my friends!  Wh-wha … first Monday in August???  Where has this year gone?  Just a few days ago it was March!  Sigh … the girls are already talking about Hallowe’en decorations and Christmas shopping … STOP the world!  I wanna get off!  I’m not ready to plunge back into the holidays yet!

I hope you all had a great, relaxing weekend and now you’re ready to put those noses back to the grindstones and … sigh … who am I kidding … it’s Monday, and none of us are likely eager to get back to the salt mines, but hey … who knows but that something wonderful might come your way this week!  Tell you what … Jolly, Joyful and I will do our level best to try to help start your week off with a smile, a chuckle, or maybe even a laugh, and perhaps that will set the tone for the entire week!  For starters, let’s go see what surprises Joyful has whipped up for us today.  She didn’t confide in me, but when she went to the store on Saturday, she bought 2 or 3 bags of lemons, so be prepared …


When a big mouth isn’t a bad thing … maybe

Who knew that having a big mouth could get you into the Guinness Book of Records?  Samantha Ramsdell, 31, went viral multiple times on TikTok when she showed off the size of her mouth, leading her to seek the Guinness record for the world’s largest mouth gape (female).  So, a ‘Guinness adjudicator’ accompanied Ramsdell to her local dentist’s office in South Norwalk, Connecticut, where her gape was measured at 2.56 inches.

Ramsdell has 1.7 million followers, and has even done duet videos with Isaac Johnson, whose 4-inch gape earned him the male version of the record.  Says Ramsdell …

“If I had advice for anyone who had a large body part, or something really unique, and they wanted to go for the Guinness World Records title, I would say do it!”

Okay then … moving right along …


Fun facts

Every now and then it’s fun to pop over to Mental Floss’ Fact Generator and learn something new, so that’s what I did while Joyful was cooking and Jolly was over at Phil’s Phun finding cartoons.  I found a few interesting facts …

  • Trained pigeons can differentiate between the paintings of Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet. (Whoa!  Smart birds!)
  • Citizens of the Soviet Union began celebrating the defeat of Germany in World War II as soon as it was announced. Less than 24 hours later, the entire country was out of vodka. (Those Russians sure know how to celebrate!)
  • When Disneyland was opened in 1955, “Tomorrowland” was designed to look like a year in the distant future: 1986.
  • The ancestor of the modern chainsaw was invented to facilitate childbirth. (Um … I wish I could ‘un-see’ this one!)

Okay then … let’s see what kind of cartoons Jolly brought back from Phil’s …


Jolly forgot the Maxine toons.  Luckily I had a few in reserve …


And we can’t let you leave without a cute animal video, now can we?  Meet Dash, the tiny rescued baby tiger …


Well, folks, I hope you all have a wonderful week and that you find a few special moments this week.  Be sure to share those smiles … they seem extra bright this week — must have been all the lemon treats!!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

Jolly Pizza Monday!

Good Monday morning, my friends!  Come in out of the heat … it’s brutal out there, isn’t it?  And, in the usual way of humans, it won’t be long before we’re cursing the cold!  So tell me … how was your weekend?  Did you do anything special or fun?  Daughter Chris’ band had two outdoor performances on Saturday and they were all miserable in their wool kilts and knee-length thick wool socks, so she was pretty much tuckered out by the time she got home around 7:00 that night.

Today is … pizza day here on Jolly Monday, so Joyful and I have put together a few concoctions that we think you’ll like.  So, grab a slice or two, then let’s see what we can find to start this week with a smile!


This past weekend was the 38th anniversary of the New Jersey balloon festival, and I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the unique balloons that took part in the festival.  The festival is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America.


And now for the ‘toons you’ve been waiting for all week!


Throw in a few memes for a few chuckles …


While Joyful and I were baking pizzas, we sent Jolly in search of a cute animal video to round out Jolly Monday … I think he did a great job with this one …


Well, my friends, it’s time for us to be productive in some way.  We hope we helped you start the week with a smile and that you’ll share those smiles throughout the week!  I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

Smile! It’s Jolly Monday!!!

Good morning, my friends, and welcome to …

Now now … it’s not all that bad.  We’ve had Mondays before and survived them.  Tell you what … I bet that we can all find something to start this week off with a smile, and then I challenge you to share those smiles with at least as many people as you have fingers on both hands!  Remember that the thing about sharing a smile is it benefits both the giver and the receiver, so the more you share your smile, the bigger it gets!  I see that Joyful has laid out a spread for us, so let’s grab a bite to snack on and a cuppa something warm and see just how big we can make those smiles this morning!

                       


Now, I like macaroni and cheese … homemade, not that crap that comes out of a box with the fake powdered excuse for cheese.  I make mine using aged white cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheeses, a bit of heavy cream, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, and plenty of pepper, and it’s a favourite around here.  I also like ice cream, though it doesn’t like me too much, and being diabetic it’s a rare treat for me.  However, I do not think the sound of the two combined holds much appeal.

Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is rolling out a limited edition of their product combining Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (that boxed crap) with their ice cream to create the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese-flavored ice cream, according to a Kraft Heinz Company statement.

“We know that there is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than ice cream. That is why we wanted to combine two of the most iconic comfort foods to create an ice cream with the unforgettable flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese we all grew up with.”

Blech.  I will stick with chocolate, thank you! 


I found this really cool picture while I was over at Phil’s Phun snagging some ‘toons and I just had to share it with you …


And now … the moment you’re all waiting for … da ‘toons!

And some fun memes …


Just a few cute pictures to make you go “Awwwwww” …


I usually include a couple of Maxine ‘toons in case our friend Hugh is able to drop in, and also because several readers seem to love Maxine (as do I, for she and I are of like minds!).


And last, but never least, let’s have a cute animal video!  These raccoons made me laugh and I think they’ll make you laugh, too!  Or at least grin.


Well, folks, it’s time for us to all do those things we do on the weekdays.  I’m lucky in that these days I’m my own boss and nobody complains if something didn’t get done, but I well remember the days when I had to march to the beat of somebody else’s drum.  I hope you all have a wonderful week and that you’ll share those smiles.  If you run out of smiles, there’s a basket by the door … just pop in and grab a few!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

Jolly Monday … Again? Already?

Wh-What???  It’s Monday again already?  Where does time go?  I just wanna go back to bed!  Sigh … okay … I’m up … stop shaking me, Jolly!  Go help Joyful in the kit … um … never mind … stay out of the kitchen … just tidy up something and let me get awake here …

Oh!!!  Hello friends!  I didn’t realize you were here already!  Sorry … I seem to have overslept!  So, another Monday, eh?  How was your weekend?  Mine was rainy, but that’s okay … the grey rainy days matched my mood to a ‘T’, and … the rain meant I didn’t have to go out and water the flowers every morning!!!

Since I just woke up, I don’t know what Joyful has cooking, but something smells pretty good, so let’s go see what’s on the Monday buffet, shall we, and then we’ll find something to start this week out with a smile or two.


I don’t generally pay any attention to advertising billboards, but there is one in Tokyo that would definitely get my attention!  The 1,664-square-foot curved LED screen billboard, situated atop a building in the Shinjuku district, shows a high-definition, 3D video of the cat walking around, napping and meowing from 7 a.m. until 1 a.m. each day.

Take a look …


We found just a few cute pictures to make you go “Awwwwww” …


And your favourite part of Jolly Monday … da ‘toons!


And just a few funny signs …


I put Jolly in charge of finding this week’s cute/funny animal video, so let’s see what he found …


Well, my friends, I hope you found something to smile about and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.  Remember when you leave here to share those gorgeous smiles with someone who didn’t get to come for Jolly Monday … who knows, you might just make somebody’s day a bit brighter!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

Jolly Monday … On Tuesday!

Good Monday Tuesday morning, friends!  Come in out of the cold heat and make yourselves comfortable.  Sorry Jolly Monday is a day late, but Jolly, Joyful and I took some much-needed “me time” Sunday and yesterday … rather a mental health break.  I hope those of you in the U.S. had a peaceful and enjoyable three-day weekend.  I have no idea what Joyful has been cooking up this morning, but let’s go see, shall we?

It appears that David already helped himself to the BFG!


Grab a snack of your choice, and let’s find something to kick off this week with a grin, a smile, or maybe even a chuckle!


What say we start out with some funny ‘toons?


Jolly found some signs here ‘n there that are sure to make you roll your eyes or outright laugh …


And Joyful helped me pick out some memes that we both found humorous …


Now what would Jolly Monday be without a cute animal video, right?  You’re gonna love these birds!  I had no idea birds had so much personality … and rhythm!!!


And just in case our friend Hugh is able to drop in …


Well, my friends, the time has come for us to get on with the business of the day, I’m sad to say.  I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead and please … remember to share those smiles with everyone you meet!  You just never know how much your smile may mean to someone else.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!

 

Jolly Monday — Smiles Galore!

Good Monday morn, my friends!🌻  No, I’m not bright and cheerful, I’m just trying to put on a good act … is it working?  So, how was your weekend … do anything special?  Miss Goose and I were reminiscing a day or two ago about the last time we went to the book shop and out to eat at a restaurant … over 15 months ago.  That was the weekend that the governor of our state announced that all non-essential businesses must close, and I remembered how I turned to my daughter and said, “Well, it better not last past next weekend!”  We laugh about that now, some 64 weekends later!  Ah well, we’re alive and surviving, and in truth, Miss Goose and I have gotten quite comfortable with staying home in our jammies all day every day!

I promised after last week that there would be a better spread this morning, so Joyful and I have been busy li’l beavers in the kitchen this morning rustling up some grub!  Grab a plate and a cuppa and then we’ll see if we can’t start this week out with some humour, eh?

Oops!


Fred Flintstone is alive and well in Hillsborough, California!  Well, sort of anyway.  Property owner and retired publishing mogul Florence Fang has quite an interesting home and outdoor décor in this ‘posh’ subdivision of San Francisco, including sculptures of Fred, Barney and the gang from the Flintstones cartoon series.  Take a look …

The house itself is shaped like … well, I’m not sure what that shape is, exactly … and the décor is whimsical, to say the least!  Well … the people of Hillsborough apparently didn’t like whimsical, but preferred stodgy, brick and mortar homes that looked just like their own, so they complained to the city and the city filed a lawsuit against Ms. Fang.  She counter-sued and the whole thing turned into a comical brouhaha, but at long last (this has been going on since 2019) the lawsuits are settled and the important thing is that Fred and the gang get to stay!  I’m sure the neighbors are green with envy!


And now, we have some cute pictures to share with you today!


So, are you ready for this week’s cartoons, courtesy of Phil over at Phil’s Phun?


And I couldn’t resist some of these memes …


I hope you have … what … oh yes!  Thanks for reminding me, Jolly!  It just wouldn’t be Jolly Monday without a cute animal video now, would it?  Jolly picked this one, for he loves baby critters!


And, as they say in the movies, that’s a wrap, folks … for today, anyway.  We hope you have a safe and happy week.  Remember to share those smiles when you see someone who looks like they need one, okay?  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly & Joyful!