Good morning, friends! It’s Monday again … yay. Oh, no, of course I’m happy to see you! This is often the highlight of my week … I’m just not quite ready to face another week just yet … I was enjoying the more laid-back-ed-ness of the weekend. But, a new week it is, and that means we need to kick it off with some fun and funnies, right? … … What’s that noise??? JOE … wake up … you’re snoring!!! Go grab a cuppa coffee, for Pete’s sake!
So, how was your weekend? Mine was quiet with a capital Q! Daughter Chris had four separate band performances on Saturday and two on Sunday, so she was largely either gone, or napping on the sofa, for she was marching outdoors in a wool kilt, wool socks, and the temps were in the 90s! Needless to say, she was t-i-r-e-d! So, Miss Goose and I did our own thing and few words were spoken, except for Saturday evening when we collaborated on a Chinese supper … she made the Chow Mein, I made the cream-cheese Rangoon, and we had Pandora frozen Eggrolls. It was both fun and tasty!
Well, I know you all have places to go, people to see, and all that, so let’s get this show on the road and find some fun stuff to start the week off right. Snacks over on the table … help yourself!
Roomba with a ‘tude …
You know those self-driving little disc-shaped vacuums called ‘Roomba’? I don’t have one because I can only imagine what it would do to the hearts of our poor little already traumatized fur babies. Well, back in May, a young man named Michael Reeves, a techie sort of guy, decided to have some fun and do a bit of back-door programming on a Roomba. What he did … he taught it to scream obscenities! Now, maybe I’m getting interested in a Roomba after all!He took the modified Roomba to the Target store where he originally bought it for what he refers to as a bit of “market research” and turned it loose.
The store manager, however, failed to see the humour, and ultimately Michael concluded that the general public is not ready for his invention.
“It appears as though our invention is simply too far ahead of its time. The world isn’t ready for the Roomba that screams when it bumps into things and I’m okay with that.”
Lindsey and Mark Lashley recently had a baby … well, Lindsey had it, Mark stood by and watched. They named the baby Cason Knox (yes, really), and Mark’s mother got down to the business of letting everybody in the family know. She must have thought the easiest way was to send a text message to everyone on her contact list, but one of those people had changed their phone number. The old number for the cousin had been re-assigned, and a stranger named Dennis Williams received the text message.
Imagine his puzzlement, but nonetheless, he and his brother, Deorick, decided to pay a hospital visit to the new parents, and they even brought gifts! This, folks, is something you don’t see everyday … just a random act of kindness that started as a wrong number!
Little things …
It’s a little thing, and some might think it’s a waste of time, or not very important, but … I think it’s a sign of hope in more ways than one.
This tortoise, dubbed Helix, was born with a congenital deformity, whereby the bottom of his shell is twisted upside down. Its front half was perfectly normal there was no deformity in his face or front legs. He was able to properly eat, and he could scoot itself around using its front legs, though at times he struggled.
Enter Randy Betz, a medical sales consultant with a side business of … helping people hatch tortoises! Who knew? Betz said Helix was in danger of being euthanized, as he was unable to walk. Betz was inspired by a mini skateboard to come up with a unique solution.
“I took some glue, some superglue, and I glued it right on the back end of it. Very heartwarming to see him as happy as he was able to move around.”
Take a look for yourself …
Lightning strikes again … and again … and again …
I found this picture over at Phil’s Phun, and I have no idea where this was or when, but isn’t this an amazing display of lightning?
How about a few funnies?
And, I must stop here, but one last bit of fun … I cannot conclude Jolly Monday without a cute animal video! I disappointed young Benjamin again on Saturday, and promised to make this extra special for him, so … let’s watch some baby polar bears take their first steps …
And that wraps up yet another Jolly Monday, my friends! Please … share those gorgeous smiles with everyone you see this week … we all could use a kindly smile, a touch on the shoulder, a hug. Keep safe and have a wonderful week! Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and Jolly!