Category Archives: Challenges

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 19/17

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So, the word of the SOCS day is ‘pant’. Join in the fun, and also see other entries, by clicking the above link.

By the way…we have a brand new logo/badge for SOCS! Really cool looking, isn’t it!

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Pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant.

Wouldn’t it be funny if I just filled this page with the word pant, over and over…and over and over… yeah, not so much.

What can I say about pant that hasn’t been said already?

Dogs and cats pant when they are hot. So do birds. I don’t know if insects pant, but I’m sure they get hot, too. I’ve never looked up close and personal with an insect, to see if it is panting or not.

We pant when we are hot, or tired, or…or…well, whenever we feel like panting, I guess. We also wear pants…regular kind, short kind, under kind, or even go commando with no pants.

When some people (me) write, we sometimes call it pantsing…which is to say, we don’t follow an orderly outline for our stories or whatever we are writing. We write by the seat of our pants, letting the words just flow onto the screen, or page. It’s like Stream of Consciousness writing all the time! It’s fun that way, and sometimes you even surprise yourself with what comes straight out of your brain waves. Then we’ll go back and edit/touch up a bit, but the pantsing writing is still there.

Sometimes I’ve heard the term/phrase ‘fly by the set of your pants’. What does that even mean? We’re not really flying around; we are seated most times. If we’re up doing something new, without quite knowing what we’re doing, and not following directions, you could say we are flying by the seat of our pants. The seat of our pants…the bottom part…the part we sit on. Hmmm…

I think I’ve seen a phrase here on Word Press that says, ‘thanks for flying with Word Press’. Something like that. What do they mean? We should all fly around the world with our writing? This kinda makes sense, as the internet is pretty fast, we can be said to be flying around the world in a matter of seconds…with no airplane! Cool!

So, for now I will fly off to do whatever else, and wish y’all a happy pantsing, flying, fun, day!

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© 2017 BS

FLOWER OF THE DAY – MOSS ROSE

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FLOWER OF THE DAY – MOSS ROSE

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This is the Moss Rose flower. It’s also called a Portulaca. I’ve grown these, and they do very well in flower pots. In the fall, there are lots of tiny seeds produced. One time the wind was blowing a lot which scattered the seeds all over our yard. Next spring they all grew. They come in all kinds of pretty colors, too.

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For Cee’s Flower of the day. https://ceenphotography.com/2017/08/17/flower-of-the-day-august-18-2017-dahlia/

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

FRIENDLY FILL-INS

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FRIENDLY FILL-INS

https://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2017/08/friendly-fill-ins-week-67.html

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Here are the fill-ins:

  1. If someone were visiting my area, I would recommend a visit to _________________________.
  2. My favorite room in my home is ____________________________.
  3. Back-to-school time makes me think of _____________________.
  4. My favourite year of school was ________, because __________.

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  1. If you were new to this area, I would suggest visiting the Buddy Holly Center. It is on the edge of the down town district. There are lots of Buddy Holly’s personal items, and really good informational things to read about his life and legend. There is also a gift shop, where you can buy souvenirs of all kinds.
  2. My favorite room here is the living room. This where I have my computer, in one corner, so I spend most of my time here. I can also look out the back door and see the cats we feed out there, and also the hanging bird feeder where cute birds come to eat.
  3. Back to school time reminds me of all the new school supplies. I love all kinds of things for school, and office, even today. I can’t resist getting some new spirals, or pens, and markers.
  4. My favorite year of school was in elementary classes, every year at Halloween time. Our school always put on a carnival. Every room had  different things to do, such as games to win prizes, food to eat, and everyone wore their costumes. The room mothers helped out. One year my mom was all dressed up as a gypsy fortune teller, and had a little booth. My cousins, aunt, and I also made things for giving away as prizes, which was fun. We made plaster of Paris figures/plaques, that we’d paint. They always turned out really good.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST – CHICKEN FAT

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST – CHICKEN FAT 

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 32: Madonna – Ray Of Light

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The prompt for the song this time, is songs that are good to work out or exercise to. Thanks for the prompt, Hugh.

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This is a song I remember from school P. E. classes. I couldn’t stand the song, and hated whenever we had to hear it, and do the exercises to the song. We all did. Well, I’ve never been much for work-outs, or exercising, or sports, or even P. E. back in the day, and now. Maybe this song is what clinched the deal for me not liking any of it. We had to wear those uncomfortable, hideous looking gym clothes, too. Nothing about it was fun, or inspiring.

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“Go, Chicken Fat, Go”, sung by Robert Preston, was released in 1962 on Capitol Records. It was written by Meredith Wilson. The song was in response to President Kennedy’s Council on Physical Fitness, and also known as the “Youth Fitness Song”.

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© 2017 BS

ONE LINER WEDNESDAY – Up, Up, & Gone Away

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ONE LINER WEDNESDAY – Up, Up, & Gone Away

One-Liner Wednesday – Wordless

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“Why is everybody leaving?”

 

 

  • I went to see a hot-air balloon festival/demonstration (with my daughter)…but we were too late…People were leaving, and the balloons were already packed up and gone when we got there…so we sat out in the parking lot, just eating our McDonald’s breakfast, then went home, laughing at ourselves.

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© 2017 BS

 

ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – HUMMINGBIRD

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ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – HUMMINGBIRD

This Week’s Challenges: August 13 – 19 (OWPC & WW)

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This is the only photo I have of a hummingbird. I never see them here, so this one I took when we were in Ft. Davis TX, at Indian Lodge.

I also have a little pin that looks like a hummingbird. I’ve had it since I was a kid, and that’s what I always called it.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS