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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Fun Monday December 31

The task for Fun Monday Dec.31 is designed to do several things;

Finish the year with a smile on our faces.

Give us a use for that Fwd that’s cluttering up the inbox.

Put the fun into Fun Monday.

I want you to tell us your favorite joke and/or show us
your favorite cartoon, don’t worry if there is some
duplication that just means more than one person
found it funny.
So come on and regale us with your best joke and/or
cartoon, remember its New Years Eve and we feel
like a good laugh, before 2008 comes along and does its thing on us.

PS, I've left myself too much time to think about this..... we all have
more than one favorite, Right!! hit us with your best selection!!!!!

Fun Monday starters for Dec. 31

(leave a comment and I’ll add you to the list.)

Kitten http://kittens-homeschool.blogspot.com/

Bev http://saunteringsoul.blogspot.com/

Jo http://www.jobeaufoix.com/

Lisa http://lisaschaos.blog-city.com/

Janet http://fromtheplanetofjanet.blogspot.com/

aoj http://aojthelurchers.blogspot.com/

Rotten Correspondent http://rottencorrespondent.blogspot.com/

Sandy http://myanderings-myanderings.blogspot.com/

Laurie http://www.lifewiththreedogs.blogspot.com/

ChrisB http://mscellania.blogspot.com

Kaytabug http://mommak3lilmen.blogspot.com

Alison http://rdhmom.blogspot.com

Joy T http://aspotoft.typepad.com/

Gattina http://gattinawritercramps.blogspot.com/

mjd http://returnofthewhiterobin.blogspot.com/

Robin http://pensieve.typepad.com/pensieve/

Pamela http://thedustwillwait.blogspot.com/

Alison http://utahalison.blogspot.com/

Karisma http://karismaskids.blogspot.com/

Dawn http://coloursofdawn.wordpress.com/

Karina http://candidkarina.blogspot.com/

Swampy http://anecdotes.typepad.com/

Hootin' Anni http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/

Carrie Sue http://koehmstedt.blogspot.com/

Ellen B http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/

Ann http://forthelongrun.blogspot.com/

Alix http://dc-days.blogspot.com/

Junebug http://junebug-godputasmileuponmyface.blogspot.com/


Amy www.amypurcell.com/blog/

Tiggerlane http://tiggerlane.blogspot.com/

Kaycie http://lostinthebiblebelt.blogspot.com/

Retrohipster http://excrementsandchuckles.blogspot.com/

Stephanie http://blogs.chron.com/mamadrama/

Holly AKA anglophile FF http://anglophilefootballfanatic.blogspot.com/

Faye (new player) http://summitmusings.blogspot.com/


Cynthia http://halefamilysite.blogspot.com/

Karmyn R http://karmynsdreamings.typepad.com/

Sorry Karmyn!!!

A late arrival

Swamp Angel http://swampangel65.blogspot.com/

BS http://thefirstofsix.blogspot.com/


(If I have missed your name and link please let me know.)


There already exists a registry of past topics for Fun Mondays and a very good
synopsis explaining how it all started and the etiquette of playing, this can be
found at Robin the Pensive's site the link is;


As well as this, the very helpful Chris B at Ms Cellania shows at the top of her
sidebar each week a link to the next week host, the link to her site is;


That only leaves the tracking down of unfamiliar names, which will happen if
you click the name, either direct to the site or via their profile, hope they don't
list multiple sites there... or you need to find the right one.

Further Update

Here is a link to a list of all the recent Fun Monday players, you are welcome to post the link
to your sidebars, let me know of any deletions or additions that are needed.


Our Host next week is Lisa at Lisa'schaos, get over and sign up.


Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Peter, although I'm not a participant, I think a registry of some kind is a good idea. Gattina has one for Cats on Tuesdays(or she did), just a list of participants in her side bar. But at least it gives you an idea who's who in the scheme of things.

Good idea with the photo frames, too. You done good!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

I will be a started for New Year's Eve Fun Monday!

I have no idea what's going on, I'm just tagging along, so some sort of directory explaining it all would be great!!

ChrisB said...

Hi Peter
I will have to give this some thought. I always put up who is hosting in my side bar~ and have been thanked for doing so~ this suggests your idea would be helpful.
As I've been doing FM since it started I know a lot about the original bloggers and the process of hosting (I've done it twice) but less about new participants so again would good to learn more.
Some people want to retain their anonymity so not sure about the photo.
How to achieve a registry I have no idea sorry. Chrisb

Karmyn R said...

Sign me up for the Fun Monday. I should be around to get one done.

As far as a registry - I don't know - that is tough, because sometimes not everyone participates weekly. It would be nice to always know who is doing it. (I have found myself depending on ChrisB for that - because she has it in her side bar!).

Dreaming What Ifs...

Karmyn R said...

Peter - I just came from Robin (Penseive) and she has a link on her sidebar that has ALL the Fun Monday topics EVER - AND a little synopsis of how it all started.

Here is the link:

Fun Mondays Complete List ala Penseive

lisa's chaos said...

Sign me up. Not sure about the whole registry. I started Fun Mondays awhile after they had been going on. First I just read them and looked or more then I tentatively asked to join. I waited until I had participated in a good number of them before I volunteered to host, that way I could make sure to not repeat a topic and could learn the rules.

I'm ok with whatever the originators of FM want done. We've already lost one and I don't want to see more go. I do know I joined in a Round Robin Photo Challenge that had a central website and really liked how it was done but again feel the "parents" of this baby should be the ones making any changes to it. Just my two cents. :)

Sandy said...

Peter, please sign me up for Fun Monday. I agree with Lisa, though, about letting the "elders" figure this whole registry thing out....

Dallas said...

I've seen a couple of sites make a registry - ohmystinkingheck.com and thepioneerwoman.com - however, those are maintained by the blogger. I think we could create a registry that the readers could update by making a Flickr group - they're free, and anyone can upload to them and then the participants of FM can upload their photos if they want, or anonymous ones can upload a graphic if they want, and we can leave a short blurb as the caption. This also would give us a discussion board place where we could post the history and maybe even link to the current FM. I don't mind setting something like that up if people are interested. Thoughts?

laurie said...

sign me up, please!!! and a registry or permanent link somewhere is a fine idea. i never know week to week who's hosting, and have to cast about to find out....

have you posted a topic yet?

Dallas said...

Ah, I just read the other comments, and I'm not an original FMer, so if they're interested, I don't mind helping and explaining my idea further, but I don't want to step on anyone's toes, so I'll just sit back unless someone asks me.

ChrisB said...

Peter I will sign up but I usually like to know the assignment in case it's one I can't do!

Kaytabug said...

What about one of the blogroll things ppl have in their sidebar like blogging chicks but it would be Fun Mondayers? This could be in addition to what you are suggesting. Where is WT's ideas on this? The other commenter's refer to the "elders" of FM...who are they? Robin and WT? For the record they are not OLD!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I think I am two or three blogs behind. I will pickle it up by osmosis.

Kaytabug said...

I'd love to join in the fun! Please add me to your list.
Why did you take down your ideas? I thought they were great!

Alison said...

I would like to participate in the FM also. This will be my second FM and it sounds like fun.

Joy T. said...

Phew! Found you. I missed last monday so didn't know who was doing the latest FM. Will have to remember to look in Ms Cellania's sidebar in the future. I'd love to sign up for the last FM of the year please!

Gattina said...

That's a good idea to end the year with some fun !
I am participating too of course. It would be a nice thing if we had a blogroll, that would facilitate the comments for the beginners.

Miss Cellania said...

Wow! I have a twin! I looked at that and thought, no I don't post anything about Fun Mondays at the top of my sidebar... but its my twin, Ms. Cellania!

mjd said...

Sign me up, thanks Peter.

Robin said...

Hey Peter, thanks passing along the link to the Fun Monday listing I composed; it was helpful for me to be able to find older FM themes on more than one ocassion; if it's helpful to others, even better :). I've added your theme to the listing now.

Sign me up, too. I have a photo post that ALWAYS makes me smile :).

Pamela said...

I'll be participating!!! Sorry it took me so long to get around. Butt is dragging.

Hey -- I'm not sure I can remember my favorite joke or cartoon. I'll be digging in grey matter until then.

Willowtree said...

To Holtie and Family,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
from WT and Family

Granny said...

Merry Christmas Peter. I don't know if I can come up with a joke each week but I'm sending you one right now - almost too late for Christmas unfortunately.

alisonwonderland said...


i've missed the past several weeks of Fun Monday, but will you please sign me up for this one?


Anonymous said...

Hi, this is not so related to your page, but it is the site you asked me 1 month ago about the abs diet. I tried it, worked well. Well here is the site

karisma said...

Hi Peter, Please add me to the list too!

Have a Fun New Year. Im looking forward to reading all the jokes.

Karina said...

OOOH, sign me up too please!!!



Anonymous said...

Sign me up. Thanks for hosting. See you Monday.

Swampy said...

Hey Peter...hope you had a Merry Holiday ! Just trying to be PC with that holiday business. I'm in for Fun Monday. Hope it's not too late to sign up.

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Peter!!!! This is a great idea! I love laughter, and it's said to be the best medicine -----

YES!! Count me in! I have one very favorite that I clipped from the newspaper years ago! And I will scan it and use this one.

I'll be there with bells on. What day is it now? Friday? Ya, okay, I'll go get it and scan it and have it ready for Monday.

Carrie Sue said...

Sign me up please! Oh, and congrats on getting the drop down menu added - it looks fabulous :)

ellen b. said...

Hey Peter!
I'll be joining the fun on Monday! have a great weekend...

-Ann said...

Please count me in....

Junebug said...

Count me in too!!

Alix said...

Hi Peter

sorry I am so late but please sign me up!



Anonymous said...

I'm game for Fun Mondays - sign me up!

Tiggerlane said...

OMG! I almost forgot about Fun Monday! Please sign me up if it's not too late!!!

Retrohipster said...

Count me in.

Kaycie said...

Add me to the list. Great assignment, Peter.

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...

Wayell, I know it's been a spell since I've done a Fun Monday, and I have been very poor about visiting all y'all's blogs (of course I'm from Texas), and I know it's last-minute 'cause it's already Monday Down Under, but I'd like to throw my hat it, so to speak.

Thankey kindly!

Anonymous said...

Sorry! Amy here. I thought my comment came through with my URL!


Amy P

Lil Mouse said...

can i be added please? thanks!

Cynthia said...

I know it is late, but add me please. I think some kind of registry would be helpful.

Faye said...

Hi Peter!

Please sign me up to do the Fun Mondays posts. I've been interested for awhile but couldn't crack the code--limited tech skills and all that. . .

My address: http://summitmusings.blogspot.com/


Karmyn R said...

Peter -
My name isn't on the list. Please add me. thanks!

SwampAngel65 said...

Late as susal! Count me in, please! My New Year's goal (one of them anyway) is to get back into the Fun Mondays, so here I am!

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

Hey Peter,

Mine's up, but I won't be able to visit many sites until tomorrow; we're headed out for a quick New Year's celebration :).

Best wishes to you in '08!

(and again, thanks for hosting)

Lana G! said...

Peter, mine is up too! A little late but it is still 2007!

Yours are too funny!


BS said...

Better late than never - right? I will participate (lots will check them all out on New Year's Day - right?)

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