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Just Jot It January – Serendipity – Day 20

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Just Jot It January – Serendipity – Day 20

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 20th

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 20th is brought to you by Jill! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Jill’s word for our prompt today is “serendipity.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Today’s Jot word is = serendipity. Thanks, Jill!

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Serendipity = the accidental discovery of something good that you hadn’t been looking for.

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That is a nice sounding word, a fun word to describe an unplanned wonderful surprise. There have been lots of things discovered accidentally in medicine, and technology throughout the years. In Jill’s post she mentions the microwave oven, and penicillin as two of them, and I’d seen them, too when I looked up what serendipity meant.

What are some more? Hang on a minute while I look….

These are just a very few of the accidental discoveries from the past that are still used today:

Vaseline

Potato Chips

Coca Cola

Plastic

Teflon

Velcro

Popsicles

Post-It Notes

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And, as the painter, Bob Ross, says:

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” ― Bob Ross

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© 2019 BS

 

96 Tears – Song Lyric Sunday – Crying/Sadness

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96 Tears – Song Lyric Sunday – Crying/Sadness

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/here-we-go-again/

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Today for SLS, we have the prompt word = crying/sadness. Thanks for hosting this fun challenge, Jim.

Thanks also go to Mary B who blogs at http://www.jinglejanglejungle.net for her suggestion of the prompt.

To join in this musical challenge, just click the above link to find out how, and to see other entries. It’s fun! 🙂

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“96 Tears”, by ? and the Mysterians (also sometimes written out as Question Mark and the Mysterians), was released in 1966, from their album of the same name. It was written by Rudy Martinez, who’s stage name is ?. It is on the Pa-Go-Go /Cameo-Parkway label.

I wonder if he was the first to use a symbol for his name?

Anyway, I read the Wikipedia article about this band, and it was pretty interesting. The band members were children of Mexican migrant workers living in Michigan, and they formed their band in their garage. So, they were considered a garage band.

I don’t like just repeating what the Wiki article says, so I’ve included the link in case you’d like to read more about them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%3F_and_the_Mysterians

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I really like this song, and I think I have the 45 record of it. I’d go look, but it’s stored out in the garage with all my other ones, and it’s cold out there today. Meanwhile, hope you enjoy this really cool video I found. 🙂

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© 2019 BS

Cat TV – SOCS & Just Jot It January – Television

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Cat TV – SOCS & Just Jot It January – Television

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 19th

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “television.” Talk about your favorite show, past, present, or future, or about the apparatus itself. Enjoy!

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Today we have Stream of Consciousness Saturday SOCS and Just Jot It January all in one! The prompt word is Television.

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Cat TV. Television programs for cats? Yes, there is such a thing.

Here’s the video tape I bought a long time ago, so the cats could watch little critters on the screen.

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Only Cricket loved watching it. She’d stay there for a really long time, and occasionally reach up her paw to try and catch something. The other cats we had at the time, paid no attention to it at all. Even now, Cricket will watch some TV, just regular whatever is on. We don’t have a VCR anymore, so can’t play her video any more, though.

For me, the TV is on all the time, but I don’t really watch much. I’m sitting right by it, and glance over once in awhile. The mister watches stuff, and flips the channel every few minutes/seconds…if there is a commercial on…flip, flip, flip…

We do like the old black & white sitcoms though, and will try to find those, like Andy Griffith. Sometimes we will watch more recent programs, but they are all re-runs of things like Everybody Loves Raymond. We’ve seen them all over & over. Still funny.

I didn’t even know we have Netflix until the other day. I don’t know why we have it, guess it just comes with our cable? We looked at the menu thing, didn’t see anything we wanted to watch. We don’t really watch many movies, anyway.

So, that’s it for today SOCS & Just Jot It January.

Wishing y’all a super Saturday! 🙂

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Just Jot It January – Companionship – Day 18

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Just Jot It January – Companionship – Day 18

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 18th

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 18th is brought to you by Di! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Di’s word for our prompt today is “companionship.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Today’s Jot prompt word is companionship. Thanks Di!

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I have had a bit of a time trying to think of something for this prompt.

So…I decided to try a poem in a form I haven’t done in a long time.

It’s called a Sevenling, and is supposed to be 7 lines long, and include elements of three things, sort of a list? It can rhyme or not, even though I try to, and try to make it make some kind of sense.

Anyway…here’s my not great attempt:

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Companionship

It’s said that three is a lucky number

A one, a two, and three

A pyramid is of three sides, the boulders they did wrangle

In fact it was an elaborate burial triangle

A trio means three’s company, a foursome won’t comply

The best companionship to have is

Me, myself, and I

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And…another try at this

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Companionship is not a boat, in the nautical sense of the word

It has no water, and no sail, no squawking parrot bird

Companionship consists of us, friends you cannot buy

But if you find that you’re alone

There’s no need to sigh

The best companionship I’ve found

Is me, myself, and I

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Not all that good, huh? Now, I wanted to check out pyramids to see if they really do have 3 sides, and nope, they don’t. There are different shapes, and the base it is sitting on is considered a side, too. So, the ones that look like triangles, are 4 sided.

The more I fall down the rabbit hole, the more I learn. And, this has taken far longer than I intended for a simple jot!

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© 2019 BS

Just Jot It January – Inch – Day 17

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Just Jot It January – Inch – Day 17

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 17th

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 17th is brought to you by John Holton! Click here to find his last post and say hi while you’re there! John’s word for our prompt today is “inch.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Today’s Jot prompt word is …inch. Thanks, John!

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For the last 2 or 3 years there was a Crayola color challenge that I participated in. This year they didn’t have it, though. Here’s a couple of representations of the color crayon called ‘inchworm’.

I drew this

inchworm

I can’t remember if I’ve ever seen an actual inchworm. I guess they are light green. Are they an inch long, or when they scoot along, is it an inch per scoot? Has anyone actually measured the worm, or it’s scooting length? (sorry…I’m laughing out loud here…can’t stop!) 😂

Wait a minute…I’m gonna google a photo of an inchworm…maybe I will calm down after that. 😂

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Inchworm, Smile, Worm, Papillon

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That’s about all I can find for now. Guess I’ll scoot along now, too, and wish you a heaping measure of fun on this Thursday.

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© 2019 BS

Tell a Story Challenge – Traffic Cop

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Tell a Story Challenge – Traffic Cop

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I want to thank Yinglan for tagging me to do this photo challenge. I’m to take the photo she chose to write something about it, then tag 3 others. You can find Yinglan’s blog here

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This is the photo…

 

Directing traffic was Dave’s passion. He was affectionately called Dave the Director by all the regular drivers who passed by his designated station. Everyone would give him a happy wave, and a cheery hello, day after day.

No one knew the real Dave, the man behind the uniform. No one knew why he would blow his whistle, swish his baton all around, guiding the cars and trucks to their destination without fail, but would never speak to them. Someone got curious and googled his profile information, which led to a touching human interest story in the local papers.

Dave B, esteemed member of this community, and well known traffic policeman, passed away at the age of 35, on January 17, 1992. He was interred in City Cemetery, yet it has been reported that he revisits the scene of his accidental death. His presence is seen at the intersection where he was struck down by a speeding car. It is felt that he resumes his position, to aid drivers now, so there will be no more tragedies, like he experienced. For the last 25 years, there has been no more accidents at that location, because of Dave’s ghost watching over all souls who pass by.

No one knew the real Dave…until they read his obituary.

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My nominees are:

Bee at The Bee Writes

Suze at Suziland too or an Obsolete Childhood

Oneta at Sweet Aroma

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Here’s the photo I chose. There is no obligation to participate…just thought you might enjoy. 🙂

 

 

 

Building, Joy, Planning, Plans

photo by jarmoluk at Pixabay

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