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 — 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 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 … P.W. Edition!

Good {yawn} Monday morning, my friends!  Sometimes it’s hard {yawn} to get back into the groove after a {yawn} long weekend, isn’t it?  What’s that you say?  It wasn’t a long weekend?  Maybe not for you, but for me it was.  First, on Friday afternoon a water main at the top of our street burst and we were without water for about 12 years hours.  Then on Saturday, granddaughter Natasha and I had to go for the first jab of our coronavirus vaccine.  That turned out to be no big deal at all, but I had spent days and sleepless nights dreading it.  And then Sunday was the day I’ve dreaded for the last 20 years … my 70th birthday.  My gorgeous girls and a two very special friends across the pond, David & Yvonne, went all out to make it a special day and indeed it was!  However, no matter how much fun, how much delicious food and absolutely delightful gifts, ultimately enough celebrating is enough and it’s time to return to the daily grind.  Hence, after these past three days, I am exhausted and feel like I could sleep for at least a week!  Now that I’ve told you about mine … how was your weekend?

But now it is time for us to begin a brand new week, so let’s see if we can kick it off with a smile, shall we?  Grab a snack and a cuppa something from the table and we’ll go in search of a laugh or two.


I put Jolly in charge of finding the ‘toons this week, so let’s see what he’s come up with …

And we have just a few funny signs …

And a few memes to make you laugh, or at least chuckle …

And of course we cannot let you go out into that cold, cruel world without first warming your heart with a cute animal video!  This is one I stumbled across a week or so ago and I’ve been saving it to share with you today … it’s guaranteed to make you laugh!  You’re going to just love Moya!

Well, my friends, the time has come … I have a load of Goose’s clothes in the washer and a basket full of dirty towels waiting in the wings, so I really must get to it!  I hope you all have a wonderful (or at least tolerable) week ahead and remember … share those smiles, and if you run out, there’s a basketful by the door!!!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

Jolly Monday — Jolly ‘n Joyful Take Over

Hi fwiends, it’s us, Jolly ‘n Joyful!  Gwammie says she’s ‘under da weather’ today, so we gots to take over an’ make your Monday morning fun!  We don’ know what she means by under da weather, ‘coz she’s in da house, but anyway … she’s old so we gots to do what she says.  Joyful made some yummy snacks … she wouldn’t let me help … wouldn’t even let me in da kitchen!  So, have a snack and den Joyful says we should start out with some cute pictures we found …

An’ we got lots ‘n lots of funny ‘toons (I don’t get some of ’em, but Gwammie says dey are funny)

An’ Joyful found some funny signs last night … at least, I think they’re funny …

An’ I guess you guys want a cute animal video too, huh?  Well, I founded one for you!  I like da beaver eatin’ da snow bestest … what’s your favourite?

Well, dat’s all me ‘n Joyful gots for today, but we hope you ‘joyed it!  As Gwammie always says, share your smiles and make other peoples happy too!  Oh … an’ have a wunnerful week!   Love ‘n hugs from Jolly ‘n Joyful … an’ Gwammie!

Jolly 19th Monday Of The Year!

Yep, folks, it’s that time of the week again – the beginning.  Take heart in the fact that today is the 19th Monday of this year, 2021.  Just 33 Mondays left in the year!  C’mon, friends, don those smiles, those happy faces … you can do this!  {yawn}  So, how was your weekend?  In some countries, such as here in the U.S., yesterday was Mother’s Day.  Daughter Chris went all out this year with a beautiful flower for the back patio, a steering wheel cover, an adorable wolf with cub (stuffed, of course), and an assortment of other things.  Miss Goose cooked supper for us both, and all in all it was a nice, relaxing day, although filled with rain and thunderstorms.  But now, it’s back to the grind for us all, so let’s see what Joyful has cooked up for our Monday morning treats, then see what we can find to put smiles on our faces to start the week out right.

Now, I like my wine, okay?  But I lean toward cheap wine … cream sherry at $10 per bottle or something along those lines.  The auction house Christie’s in London (England, not Kentucky) announced a couple of weeks ago that they will be auctioning off a bottle of wine called Pétrus 2000.  This particular bottle of wine has been around the block … actually, around the world … in fact, it spent more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station.  WHY???  Heck if I know!

According to the Associated Press (AP) …

“The Pétrus 2000 is one of 12 bottles sent into space in November 2019 by researchers exploring the potential for extraterrestrial agriculture. It returned 14 months later subtly altered, according to wine experts who sampled it at a tasting in France.

Tim Tiptree, international director of Christie’s wine and spirits department, said the space-aged wine was “matured in a unique environment” of near zero-gravity aboard the space station.”

Apparently, the wine sells for around $10,000 per bottle even when it hasn’t been flying around in space for more than a year, and now, Christie’s is expecting to get … wait for it … $1 million for this bottle of … fermented grape juice!

Anybody … ANYBODY … who would pay even the initial price tag of $10,000 for a single bottle of wine needs to have their head examined, and whomever takes home this ‘prize’ from Christie’s should be convicted of ‘felony stupidity’!  I couldn’t even drink it for that price … I would be ill every time I looked at it!  I’ll stick with my $10 cream sherry, thank you!

And after that, I think we need some ’toons, don’t you?

A few funny signs …

And, of course we must have a cute animal video, for if nothing else has made you smile yet this morning, this is guaranteed to do the trick!

And for Hugh, just in case he is able to drop in …

I hope you all have a lovely week ahead, and remember to share those gorgeous smiles I see you wearing now!  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful!

Jolly Monday … A Few Laughs To Start Your Week!

Good Monday morn, my friends.  I hope you all had a fun weekend and are ready to put your nose back against that proverbial corporate grindstone.  Except those of us who are retired, of course … we will happily read, write, sleep, cook, go for walks … but we’ll be thinking of you the entire time!  Anyway, it is Monday morning, and Joyful has returned from decorating Roger’s tower, so there will be no more kitchen disasters like last Monday!  I’m not sure what Joyful has cooked up for us this morning, so let’s go see, grab a snack, then find some fun things to start our week out with a smile.

It all started a year ago when pandemic boredom set in and Josh Swain, a 22-year-old college student from Tucson, Arizona, messaged others who shared his name on social media and challenged them to a duel.  No no … no guns, swords, knives or even slingshots … just pool noodles!

Swain sent the following Facebook message to a group of people with his name in 2020:

“We fight, whoever wins gets to keep the name, everyone else has to change their name, you have a year to prepare, good luck.”

It took nearly a year to organize, but this weekend, hundreds showed up at Air Park in Lincoln, Nebraska, for the ‘duel’.  The festivities started with a “grueling and righteous battle of Rock, Paper, Scissors” between the Josh Swain from Arizona and another Josh Swain from Omaha. KLKN-TV reports that the Arizona student won that competition, allowing him to claim the title of the true Josh Swain.

The pool-noodle competition that followed was open to anyone with the first name of Josh.

But, in addition to the activities and the good fun that was had by all, there was another positive effect.  People donated nearly 300 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Lincoln and raised more than $8,000 for the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Foundation in Omaha.

And the winner of the noodle duel is … {drumroll}4 year old Josh Vinson who was coronated with a Burger King crown!  The newly crowned Josh was unable to keep the crown on his head, as it dropped to his shoulders, but he proudly wore his championship belt!

I found a few signs … well, actually Phil did and I’m borrowing them … that I thought you’d get a kick out of …

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

How about a few funny memes before we go?

And last, but not least, this week’s funny animal video!  These baby animals are just now figuring things out … some days I know just how they feel!!!

And now, sadly, it’s time for you to go to work and for me to go to bed … er … um … clean the kitchen, do laundry, feed the critters, and more!  Oops … can’t leave without a bit of Maxine’s wisdom, now can we?

I hope you all have a wonderful week … please remember to share the smiles you’re wearing right this minute, for some people didn’t get to come here for Jolly Monday and they might not have a smile.  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and Joyful!

J-J-Jolly M-M-Monday!!!

Good morning, my friends, and welcome to another Monday!  Do you realize that this year is already 28% over?  Yes, more than a quarter of a year has passed since we welcomed in 2021 and … what have we done with it?  In my case, not a damn thing!  I’ve been out of the house exactly 14 times, once a week to the grocery store that is just one mile from my front door.  Whoopee, huh?  Ah well … enough of that, else you’ll all be joining me down here in the rabbit hole!  Oh, and in case you are wondering, Christmas is just 257 days away, so you better start making those lists and buying some cards!  Given the time it took my packages to arrive in the UK last year, I’m thinking to try to have them ready for the mail by July this year!  So, this week we have some ‘toons, some funny signs, some cute pics, and for a special treat, a … well, Joyful says she wants it to be a surprise, so I best say no more.  Grab a snack and let’s find something fun to start this Monday morning with, okay?

As always, our friend over at Phil’s Phun has some cool ‘toons for us this week …

I think these cute pictures will melt your heart … they melted mine and it’s still in the freezer attempting to re-solidify!

Just a few funny memes that I stumbled across …

A few funny signs …

And of course, if it’s Jolly Monday, there MUST be a cute or funny animal video, yes?  Since autumn, a pair of squirrels have been visiting my patio and giving me so much joy. At first, I purchased some fairly pricey food from the National Audubon Society that they were guaranteed to love, and it was healthy for them too.  They hated it … the neighbor’s dogs finally ate most of it, and the birds finished the rest.  So, I now buy 4 pounds of unsalted, unshelled peanuts each week for them and feeding them, along with the kitties and the birds, are among my first chores of each morning.  They also get bananas, apples, and sometimes other nuts such as pecans or walnuts.  Yes, they eat as well as the humans in this family!  So, is it any surprise that tonight I went in search of a cute squirrel video?

I don’t know if our friend Hugh will drop in this morning, but in case he does … Hugh, please get well, my friend, and I hope this at least gives you a chuckle this morning …

And sadly, my friends, that concludes our time together on this lovely Monday morn.  I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead, and that you share those gorgeous smiles I see, for there are many of us who are having a really hard time finding our own smiles these days.  Much love and many hugs from Filosofa, Jolly, and Joyful!

Jolly Monday — Spring Is HERE!

Monday-sleepy-2Good Monday {yawn} morning, my friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready {yawn} to face the world this week.  But, just in case you aren’t Jolly, Joyful and I will try our best to help you get off on the right foot, anyway.  I can’t promise anything for the rest of the week, but we’ll try to start you on your way with a full belly and a smile.  So, grab a bite and a cuppa and let’s see what we’ve got … OH … and please be sure to leave a piece of the Strawberry Pie for Larry … he missed out last week and was not even comforted by an extra serving of b-a-c-o-n.

My island!

For the last several years, I’ve thought how wonderful it would be to live on a deserted island … just me, perhaps a few people who are near and dear to me, and nature.  Well … for the price of a small house, I could own that island!  That’s right … according to United Press International …

An auction house announced an entire 11-acre island in the Scottish Highlands will be auctioned online with a starting bid of $111,700.

Auctioneers Future Property said Deer Island, on Scotland’s west coast, is a space that can be “enjoyed with zero chance of intrusion.”

Property manager Stephen McCluskey said the island is being sold for the first time after being owned by the same family for the past 500 years.

Deer Island is completely undeveloped, according to McCluskey …

“It’s rock and trees really at the moment — there’s nothing on it — and never been anything built on it, or any application to have anything on it. There’s nothing at all. It’s been completely uninhabited for 500 years.”

deer-islandMy DREAM!!!  I must have this island!  Deer Island is expected to sell for $209,000 to $279,00 in the March 26 online auction.  Here in the U.S., that’s about the price of an average house … I wonder if I can get financing?  I have an idea … I have about 5,000 followers here on Filosofa’s Word … if each kicked in just $56, I could buy that island!  What would you get out of it?  Well … I’d invite you for a visit after I got a guesthouse built!  And while visiting, you’d have access to Joyful’s wonderful cooking, you could lounge on the beach all day, fish to your heart’s content … no news, no politics, just … peace.

Greetings, Mr. Salmon

In Taiwan, nearly 100 people have registered to change their name to ‘Salmon’.  Why?  A restaurant chain called Sushiro’s has promised free sushi for customers whose names include the Chinese characters used to spell the name of the fish. The restaurant requires customers taking advantage of the promotion to provide official ID, inspiring some to change their names legally.

The Taiwanese Ministry of the Interior urged residents not to change their names for the promotion, pointing out that the Name Act only allows a person to change their name three times — meaning some of those who change their names for the promotion could be stuck with the name for the rest of their lives.

sushiI guess it would depend on how much free sushi they’re promising … if it’s for a lifetime, then heck, it might be worth it!  Oh wait … sushi is raw fish … I don’t eat sushi.  Never mind.

So, now are you ready for some ‘toons?


I found a few funny signs over at Phil’s Phun …


And last, but not least, a cute animal video is a must for a Monday morn … I bet you can’t watch these baby stoats without smiling … maybe even laughing!

I wish you all a beautiful week and I’ve left a few extra smiles by the door, so feel free to take a few and share them with those who seem to need one, ‘k?  Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa, Jolly and Joyful.