Category Archives: MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY

This is where I say whatever I want about anything that crosses my mind…I’m sure it will ramble from one thing to another….just like I think. I will get distracted a lot! Have a laugh or two!

It’s Working!

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It’s Working!

We just got our computer back from the repair shop about an hour ago. So far everything seems to be working okay. Knock wood, and hope it doesn’t mess up again. They cleaned out a bunch of bad stuff, and literally cleaned it up, too. I tell you, it was a long week, having to wait around during this forced blogging break. I feel like I’m way behind on lots of my regular postings, but will be back to normal soon.

Thanks everyone, for visiting, liking, and commenting, while I was pretty much out of the loop. 🙂

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Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Am I Ready? No!

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Am I Ready? No!

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Okay, it’s almost time to unplug this computer so we can take it in to either be repaired or trashed. Who knows what will happen. (wah)

I’ll not be able to do much for however long it takes. I do have a Kindle and my phone, and a Surface pad, so I can do a little, but as for posting…probably not.

As they say, “I’ll see ya when I see ya.”

Take care, and I’ll wish y’all a lovely day. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

 

Christmas Special (2017) #1 & 2

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Christmas Questions 2017

https://ourrandomview.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/christmas-special-2017-writing-prompt-1-last-christmas/

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Here’s a fun challenge for the Christmas season.

I’m a day behind, so will combine the first 2 questions.

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Last Christmas we spent with my daughter, son-in-law, and grand-son in Missouri. We had a great time, doing the usual things, such as shopping, eating, and playing board games. We went to a couple of beautiful Christmas displays in town, and visited with friends, too.

House with lights tuned to Christmas music

Candy Cane Crib – Sponsored by Boys & Girls Club

Wonderful get-together at friend’s house.

Beautiful decorated tree

 

 

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No, I’ve never had one. I think I got one years ago for my girls, but the dog got into them and ate the candy all up.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Cramp – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

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Cramp – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 2/17

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Today’s SOCS brings you the prompt word ‘cramp’. Thanks, Linda!

To join in this fun, weekly challenge, just click the link above for details. 🙂

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I don’t like the word ‘cramp’, because cramps of any kind are painful. I’ve had my share, for sure.

What’s to say about this subject that’s different? I’ve had them all, from monthly cramps, leg & stomach cramps, writing too long by hand cramps, and they are all bad.

Let’s do something fun with the word, okay?

Take the word CRAMPS and see how many other words you can make from these letters in say about a minute. I did this, and came up with 11. 🙂

Note: Scroll down a bit to see the words I found!

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amp, amps, ramp, scram, spam, map, par, maps, Mars, scamp, arm

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Wishing y’all a super Saturday, and no cramps!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Looking Back – NanoPoblano – Day 30

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Looking Back – NanoPoblano – Day 30

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https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/why-blog-everyday-in-november/

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Today’s post for NanoPoblano # 30 is the last one of the challenge. I’ve had lots of fun coming up with something to write about and post on here. Some days were easier than others, but I’m happy to say I did finish. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

I’ve had the chance to read lots of your posts this month, and the only regret is not having had the time to read more.

A big thank you to everyone who took time to visit here, to comment, to follow, and for all the ‘likes’! Each one of you are appreciated so much. Thank you to the NanoPoblano hosts, and to  Ra at Rarasaur for hosting the NanoPoblano team Peppers.

I hope everyone has gotten a bit of entertainment from reading what I posted this month. I know it was a pretty random mix of topics, from short fiction, poems, funny questions, and many more subjects, along with my thoughts.

If I take on this  challenge again next year, I think I’ll try to have a certain theme to my posts. I did that last time, and it seemed easier to know what I can post about, rather than just scrambling to come up with something day to day.

So, I’ll leave you today, with a high-five, and job well done, for everyone! Happy Writing!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Invasion # 2 – Jiminy Crickets!

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Invasion # 2 – Jiminy Crickets!

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I think it was about 1985 when we moved down south to Beeville, Tx. Not long after, the city and surrounding area was invaded by crickets. I’ve since read that this happens quite often in the early fall days. It was a first for me, though.

There were millions of those crickets, it seemed. You couldn’t go anywhere without seeing them. There were live ones flying and crawling around, and lots of dead ones, too. I don’t know how long they live, but the dead ones would pile up in drifts in the corners of buildings. Shop owners would sweep them into heaps on the sidewalks, and put signs up saying sorry for the crickets. Inside the stores all over town there were these live ones getting onto everything. It was impossible to keep them out. They’d be on the grocery shelves, on the clothes in department and thrift stores alike.

I don’t really mind a few crickets, and I like to hear them chirping. I’ve heard you can predict the weather by how close together the chirps are. I’ve heard also, that they are good luck, so I don’t smash any of them. If possible, I’ll scoop it up to be put outside again.

This invasion lasted awhile, maybe a week or more, and then it was all over. No more crickets…until the next year’s invasion.

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Here’s a cricket that was in our house recently. Just the one, thank goodness. 🙂

Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

I Found It Again! – NanoPoblano – Day 28

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I Found It Again! – NanoPoblano – Day 28

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https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/why-blog-everyday-in-november/

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I was looking back at when I first started this blog. These two posts were the first ones. It’s been almost 4 years now, and in some ways I think I’ve learned a lot, and in others not so much. I still have no idea about those pesky widgets!

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I FOUND IT AGAIN!

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Well, well…I found my WordPress blog again! Not sure how that happened, but here I am! Now what? I need to look around the dashboard thing, I suppose. I’ll play around with it, see if I can get an understanding of what is what on here.

Haha it has been so long since I did anything on here, I had to find what little notebook I’d written some instructions down in. And believe me, I have soooo many little notebooks! You should see me frantically flipping those pages, scanning all the notes I write, to find the page I want. As the old joke goes, it is always in the last place you look!;-)

I need to figure out what is a widget…is that what they are called? Or catagory…or how to put a picture on here…well, lots of stuff. I’m not even sure what kind of blog this will be…I had something in mind a long time ago, but have done that on my other blog over on Blogspot…which you can find at http://ghostmmnc.blogspot.com …so at this point, I will just write whatever comes to mind on this one.

So, if anyone is reading this, bear with me …it is definitely a learning process.

Until later….Peace and Love!

 

Trying

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I am trying to figure out this WordPress blog…I tried to set it up a long time ago, but abandoned it because I couldn’t figure it out. Now, I may be ready to try again. We’ll see what happens!

Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Share Your World & NanoPoblano – Day 27

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Share Your World & NanoPoblano – Day 27  

https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/why-blog-everyday-in-november/

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Share Your World – November 27, 2017

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Time for another SYW, with questions from Cee, and answers from me! Today I’ll be combining with the NanoPoblano challenge (only 3 days left)

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Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio?

For me, I’d like an art, craft, and photography studio. That could be just a room for all my stuff, so I could leave it out, and get to it whenever I wanted to. I don’t have to have a special reading place, as I can read anywhere and any time, with no problem.

Tell how you are feeling today in the form of a weather report. (For example, partly cloudy, sunny with a chance for showers, etc.)

Hazy morning hours, turning to mid-afternoon doldrums. Early evening turning brighter, as the moon and stars begin to shine.

If you could witness or physically attend any event past, present or future, what would it be?

For the past, I would have liked being there when they discovered King Tut’s tomb, his mummy, and all the riches that were entombed with him (except for the curse that was put upon those that were there).  I’ve always been interested in Egyptology. For the future, it would be amazing to be there when it becomes possible to teleport yourself to anywhere and any time period, just by thinking of it. For the present, I’m just happy to be here. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

Real Letters I’ve Sent – NanoPoblano – Day 26

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Real Letters I’ve Sent – NanoPoblano – Day 26

https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/why-blog-everyday-in-november/

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PEPPER PICK-ME-UP

In 1885 or so

Dr Pepper stole the show

Secret formula writ in stone

Take some Dr Pepper home

A tonic made just for your brain

Cola wars were never the same

Dr Pepper, a digestive aid

Drink it up, you’ll have it made

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This was a Quadrille 44 words poem I’ve had in my drafts for a long time.

I was just remembering that I used to write to businesses/companies all the time. Mostly the letters were a bit funny, but I really like their products, so why not tell them I like them? I’ve done this off and on since I was a kid just learning to write letters, and I’d get so excited when I got an answer from them. It’s still fun, and those that respond always send a nice cover letter, some brochures, and coupons for free products from them.

Here’s the letter I wrote to the Dr Pepper (soft drink) Company:

Dear Dr Pepper Company,

I am a Dr Pepper drinker from way back. I have enjoyed this most unique beverage for many years. I like it cold, and even hot, with a slice of lemon, as your company was promoting at one time.

I also like the logos, songs, and advertisements associated with Dr Pepper. As a kid, I remember the 10 – 2 – 4 ad. I’m not quite sure what that was; were you supposed to have a DP at those times of day? Also did a Saint Bernard dog appear in those logos? I love dogs, and this is what seemed to catch my attention. (am I mistaken?)

Then, when my children were small, the catchy TV jingle was popular: ‘He’s a Pepper, She’s a Pepper, wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper, too?’ Everyone had that song in their head.

So yes, we’ve had many years of enjoyment from your product.

However, I’ve heard a disturbing rumor that I’d like clarified. There is another soda that is called Mr Pibb. It is very similar in taste to your Dr Pepper. It is not sold here in our town, except from the fountain at the movie theater. We were curious as to why it is not sold in our stores also.

I don’t have any idea who makes this Mr Pibb, as we can’t find it here; possibly a rival company to yours? At any rate, we asked a person who was stocking the shelves what the deal was. He said that your company would not sell your product in the same market as Mr Pibb. Is that true? And, if it is, why not? If you are afraid of the competition, I don’t think you have anything to worry about.

Dr Pepper is a mainstay, at least around here, and you have many loyal customers. Sure, some people would buy Mr Pibb, but then people buy all sorts of soft drink flavors. Why, if it is true, do you have a grudge against this one rival? Is it because of it’s similarity to Dr Pepper in taste? If you had a blind taste test between you both, I have no doubt the customer would pick the superior taste of DP every time!

So, that’s it. Will you please verify or deny this rumor for me?

Thanks for making Dr Pepper all these years.

Your customer,

xxx (me)

P.S. Do you also have a brochure about your company and it’s origins?

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That was the letter I wrote. They did send me a whole bunch of pamphlets, brochures, and coupons for free products. They didn’t answer my question. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS