Category Archives: Challenges

Throwback Thursday – Slang

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Throwback Thursday – Slang

For today’s prompt we are to remember back to some of the words we used or that were trending during the past days. Thanks, Lauren!

https://lssattitudeofgratitude.wordpress.com/2022/09/22/throwback-thursday-57-what-you-say/

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What were the words you would have used to describe something cool or popular?

I’d say something was cool or neat or super – and I still use those words today.

How about those things that were uncool?

Probably I’d say it was a bummer.

What were the hairstyles of the day?

I’ve been through lots of hairstyles, early on my mom kept me with a short hair curly permanent. I hated it. When I got older I had my hair done in a flip (ends turned up) or a pageboy (ends turned under). Then there were the long, straight and ironed hair style for a long time. Later still was the shag (layered), and now it’s back to long and straight. I went through lots of dyed colors too, for a lot of years.

Did they have a name everyone used to reference them?

**see above answer

What were the styles of the time?

Younger days we wore dresses, knee socks, penny loafers, bobby socks, saddle shoes. Teen years I wore bell bottom jeans, tie dyed shirts, beads, leather, and peasant blouses. Sometimes granny dresses. (except at school where we still had to wear conservative dresses – no jeans or slacks allowed).

What word would you have used to describe something distasteful?

We’d probably call it gross or groady. I still do.

What about peers you were not fond of or were not part of your tribe?

I can’t recall calling other groups of people anything.

Any phrases you remember that were used (or overused)?

Peace (which I still use now), far out, groovy, right on, flower power, good vibes

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Flower of the Day – Cotton Bolls

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Flower of the Day – Cotton Bolls

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It’s cotton harvest time here. These cotton bolls show up in the floral departments to use in arrangements this time of year. I like how they look, and adds a local touch, too.

  

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These are cotton bolls. They are sometimes used in flower arrangements to add a bit of interest, especially around here. We have fields after fields of cotton growing. In the fall they look like fields of snow. Then they harvest the cotton and take it to the gin for processing.

Here’s a partial quote from Wiki about our cotton: “…The Lubbock area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world…”

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2022/09/22/fotd-september-22-iris-iceland-poppies/#like-64703

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© 2022 BS

Share Your World

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Share Your World

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/09/20/share-your-world-19th-september-plus-1/

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1.   Are you an early riser or late starter to the day?

Somehow I’ve become an early riser. We get up at about 4 a.m. every day. I don’t know why it happened, because normally I’ve always been a night owl. Maybe when the Mr. retired we just kept on with his schedule when he had to go to work. Used to I’d be up past midnight. Now, bedtime is around 9:30 p.m.

2.  Do you adopt Breakfast like a king, Lunch like a prince and Dine like a Pauper

We have a normal sized breakfast, a medium sized lunch, and a larger meal at dinner time.

3.  Do you have a sweet or savoury tooth?

I like both sweet and savoury (salty) snacks, but I can’t really have sugary things now, just an occasional bite, so that’s not fun.

4.  Would you prefer a hot relaxing bath or a massage (remember, family friendly people!)?

I’d rather have the bath, that is if I could get into and out of a tub. I’d never ever want a massage.

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© 2022 BS

Fandango’s Story Starter – Imposter

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Fandango’s Story Starter – Imposter 

https://fivedotoh.com/2022/09/20/fandangos-story-starter-64/

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https://fivedotoh.com/2022/09/13/fandangos-story-starter-63/

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I’m combining last week’s and this week’s story starter phrases, since I forgot to post last week’s! 🙂

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When he decided to spy on his wife, the last thing he expected was to discover that she…

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When he decided to spy on his wife, the last thing he expected was to discover that she was a shape shifter.

Becoming suspicious, he followed her one late night as she left the bed, heading to the back patio. As he peered through the curtain he was astounded. Slowly she felt around the top of her head and began unzipping all the way down, revealing her true self … her reptilian form.

 

He hadn’t realized that he had past the point of no return until…

She slowly turned toward him, stabbed him with her hypnotic lizard eyes, and pointed her talon at him.

Paralyzed with fear, he could only listen as she spewed some strange sounding words into the night air. The meaning was clear, though.

“Tell no one and you will continue living.”

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Flower of the Day – Big Bloom

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Flower of the Day – Big Bloom

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I think this is a Chrysanthemum. It’s a big bloom in shades of pink, burgundy, and purple.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2022/09/19/fotd-september-20-foxglove-freesia-fuchsia/#like-64627

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Not Pretty Enough – Song Lyric Sunday – Australian Singers/Groups

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Not Pretty Enough – Song Lyric Sunday – Australian Singers/Groups

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This week the theme is songs by Australian singers/groups.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/09/17/down-under-2/

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There are so many Australian singers and groups who have some really great songs. Today though, I feature Australian country singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers.

We’ve been listening to Kasey Chambers’ songs for a long time, and like most all of them. We have several of her CDs. I’ve even heard her in a live interview, a long time ago, on ABC (Australian Broadcast Corp.), on my shortwave radio. She does lots of worldwide concert tours, and if she ever came here, I’d go for sure.

I like all her songs, so it’s hard to pick just one, but here is a favorite:

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Link to the Wiki article which tells all about the song and the awards.

In 2017, the song was selected for the National Film and Sound Archive‘s Sounds of Australia collection of historically and culturally important recordings.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_Pretty_Enough

The song was written by Chambers as a commentary on the reluctance of commercial radio stations towards playing her music, despite her being an established performer.[1] However, the single prompted Chambers’ commercial breakthrough and was most-added song to radio station playlists in 2002.[1]

“Not Pretty Enough”, by Kasey Chambers, is from her album, “Barricades and Brickwalls”, and released in 2002. It was written by Kasey Chambers, and is on the EMI label.

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Lyrics are on the video:

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