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!

Southern Cross – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Song

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Southern Cross – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Song

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 11/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “song.” First, find a picture–the closest one to you. Your prompt is the title and/or the lyrics of the first song that comes to mind when you look at the picture. Have fun!

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Today for SLS, we have an interesting prompt from Linda G. Hill. Thanks, Linda!

To join in, and also see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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Well, I don’t really have any pictures hanging on the walls here, or rather I do have a calendar picture of a cat from December, wearing a Santa hat. But, I can’t really think of any cat songs except one, which is by the Stray Cats, which I’ve posted more than once on here, so …

All I have on the wall is my collection of crosses. I got them at different yard sales over the years. This photo is of just a few of them. There is a small photo of the artist Frida Kahlo, too. I admire her and her work, and she certainly had her crosses to bear in her life.

There are probably lots of songs about crosses, but the one I thought of first is “Southern Cross”, by Crosby, Stills, & Nash. It’s a good song and nice video, too.

Now how to connect … in a round about way …

The Southern Cross in the song is about a star constellation in the southern hemisphere, I think. I’ve never seen it, being we live in the northern hemisphere.

The song mentions having been around the world, and I’ve been a lot of places in the world, though I’ve never been sailing.

We are a southern state here in TX, and my crosses are all from here, so … Southern Cross.

Anyway, that’s how I thought of all this.

Speaking of stars and such, we were looking for the comet Neowise this morning right before dawn. It’s supposed to be in the NE of the sky. We didn’t see it, though, so will keep trying the next few days.

I remember the last comet we saw several years ago. It might have been the Hale Bop one? Or another, I can’t remember, but it was awesome to see. It was very bright and night after night we could see it.

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Wishing everyone a lovely weekend! Keep safe! ❤

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Share Your World Q & A

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Share Your World Q & ASYWbanner319

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/07/06/share-your-world-7-6-2020/

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Here are some new question to answer from Melanie! Thanks so much! Just click the above link to join in!

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Q & A

In your opinion, what’s the closest thing to real magic?  … The closest thing to real magic could be when you are reading and you get so engrossed in the story you feel you are right there with them, whether it be fiction or non-fiction. Seems you travel with your mind to anywhere you think about – just like magic! This works when listening to songs, too, as you remember exactly where you were and what your were doing when you hear an old song.

Where is the worst smelling place you’ve been?  … This is a funny question, and I never really thought much about it. Sure there are lots of bad smells, such a our trash when it needs to be taken out, or when the bad smell of the livestock pens waft over the area, but a certain place? Well, I don’t know that this is the worst, but we used to have a video store we’d go to to rent movies. That place always smelled like B O!

What are some things that you’ve heard in your own life, which sounded like compliments but were actually insults? … Can’t really think of anything.

What incredibly common thing have you never done? … Probably anything to do with a sport. I can’t say I ‘never’ did them, because I was probably made to do them in gym class back in school, but I hated every one of them.

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© 2020 BS

Happy 4th of July 2020

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Happy 4th of July 2020 Flag: United States on Apple iOS 13.3

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Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July holiday.

This is the large green, round bush here in town that the owners decorate for every holiday or special occasion. This time it’s for the 4the of July. It has sunglasses on that look like a flag, firework decorations along the sides in the grass, and the word Freedom in big red, white & blue letters in front.

I got this photo from the news channel FB post.

Happy 4th of July from Lubbock’s favorite bush at 58th and Indiana Avenue.
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© 2020 BS

Turtle, Roof, & Power Outage or random post # ?

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Turtle, Roof, & Power Outage

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For awhile I was doing some random posts and had them numbered. I forgot what number I was on, though.

Back on June 21st we looked out in the front yard and saw this cute little turtle. Of course I had to take his picture. He looks almost like the box turtle we used to have named Herbie. The kitties, Wow Wow and Wee Wow sure were interested in this turtle. 🙂

Then the mister took him back down to the lake. Guess he stayed there. He was a fast little guy. When I was taking his photo he was walking so fast I could barely keep up with him.

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It was the same day I think that our power went out for awhile during the day. A couple of times, one for a short time, then again for an hour or so. The utility company here has been working on replacing power poles and such down the road, so every once in awhile it interrupts a section of our neighborhood. We never know when it will happen, but wish they’d hurry up and finish with their project.

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We should be getting a new roof pretty soon. That last wind storm really did tear a lot of shingles off our roof, and we’ve never had a new one since we’ve lived here, and that’s been over 20 years. Our insurance company and the roofing company are still working out details. Meanwhile they came and put plastic over the bare parts of our roof. That wind storm was awful – wind speeds at 70 mph! That was on June 4th.

That storm also blew down a couple of trees across from us, plus their fence. They’ve since cleared it all, and put up a new fence.

 

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And that’s how the month of June has gone. 🙂

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© 2020 BS

 

Dust – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Phrase?

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Dust – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Phrase? 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 27/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “coffee, tea, or me.” Find a flirty phrase of your own or use “coffee, tea, or me” in your post. Have fun!

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It is Saturday and time for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday Challenge. SOCS is fun, so if you want to join in, just click the above link. 🙂

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I’m not real sure what this prompt is supposed to be about … flirty phrases, or coffee, or tea, or me?

I did read a book years ago called, “Coffee, Tea, or Me”, and it was pretty funny. If I remember, it was about airline stewardesses and finding dates? Whatever, it was funny, and now I don’t know if it was fiction or true.

Flirty phrases – I never used any, and I never had anyone say any to me that I know of. I don’t really like such things anyway. I’d have to go googling some if I wanted to know any, but I don’t want to know any.

I do like coffee and I do like tea – hot coffee and cold tea. Some people switch it up and have cold coffee drinks, and hot tea. That’s fine if they like it.

What I wanted to talk about is that plume of Sahara desert dust that is spreading around the past few days. Have you heard of it?

It’s slowly covering some southern states, including TX. I have noticed a haze in the sky lately. Not a brown haze, though. They say where we are won’t be but mildly noticeable. Still, it’s strange.

However, if you want dust, just come here on a regular sand storm day when we have totally brown skies for hours if not days, with grit getting everywhere. Those I’m used to.

Not much going on around here today. Hope your Saturday is interesting! Take care & keep safe! ❤

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© 2020 BS

dVerse Poets – Quadrille 44 – Drum

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dVerse Poets – Quadrille 44 – Drum

Quadrille #106

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Drum, Drums, Music

Hot June night

Amusement park picnic

Families gathered

Native American pow wow

Drumming, dancing, dreaming

Tales to tell – tickets to ride

Heartbeats of the old ways

Merging with the new days

My memories are good ones

Drumbeats stir my old soul

Past Life remembrance

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille 44 – Drum

Quadrille #106

Thanks for hosting, Mish!

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© 2020 BS

Share Your World – Q & A

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Share Your World – Q & ASYWbanner319

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/06/15/share-your-world-6-15-2020/

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It’s time again for the SYW questions from Melanie, and answers from me! To join in, just click the above link. It’s fun! Thanks, Melanie! 🙂

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The Q & A:

What do you think of professional motivational speakers?  Do you think they motivate? … I don’t think much about these kinds of speakers. I don’t really listen to any, anyway, but I guess some people get all fired up listening to them. Mostly their speeches are too long and they act like they are the know all and be all of whatever they are talking about.

 Do you have a favorite flavor? … Oh, lots of favorite flavors – like cinnamon, vanilla, peppermint, and even cilantro, of course not all at the same time.

 

While out walking, you hear a rustling in some bushes.  What do you think of? … I’d probably think it was a cat, or a rattlesnake, but wish it would be an alien or a ghost!

 

What’s your ideal temperature (nature-wise)?   Hot, cold, temperate and mild, humid or bone dry? … I like hot and dry mostly, but a nice rainstorm is most welcome from time to time. Guess I live in a place I like – west TX where we can get up to 115 degrees with the sand blowing. If the temp gets below 90 I’m too cold and need a jacket!

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© 2020 BS

 

Share Your World – Q & A

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Share Your World – Q & ASHAREYOURWORLDSTARHANDS

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/06/01/share-your-world-6-1-2020/

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It is time again for SYW questions from Melanie and answers from me! To join in, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

The Q & A

Is it ever okay to commit a crime?  Please explain. … I’m thinking no, it’s never okay to commit a crime, but there are degrees of kinds of crimes. It would depend on what a situation was in the moment. Also, if you don’t get seen or caught doing a crime, is it one? Most would say yes, and surely your guilty conscious would say it was a crime you committed.

Do you deal with change well?  (not money, because I know some wit out there is thinking how bulky coins are. Well I did any how.  O_o  ) … No, I don’t deal with change very well. I like my routines, and get out of whack when something comes along to interfere with them.

Do you like birds?   The sound of bird song in the morning, taking pictures of them, as food?   … I love birds. I like hearing them, watching them, taking pictures of them, and feeding them at the bird feeder.

What’s the least used item of clothing you own?  … Are shoes considered clothing in this case? I don’t like shoes much. I have some stuck back in the closet that I’ve worn maybe a time or two, but I only wear two different pairs ever.

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© 2020 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday 

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 30/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spay/splay/spray.” Use one, use two, use ’em all, it’s up to you. Have fun!

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Can’t really think of anything interesting to say about these prompt words, so … here’s some other words you can make …

play * pay * ray * lay * yap * pass * alp * lap * asp * laps * alps * yaps * pays * sap * rap * slay * yay * say

and that’s enough of that.

At the moment, which is about 11:11 a. m. on Saturday, it is a bright sunny day, 79 degrees, going up to high 80s later, the wind is blowing, the Mr. is outside doing weed-eating, the TV is on in here (Roseanne), and in the garage the radio is playing the same old songs over and over all day long. I don’t know what is for lunch, and we are bored with every kind of food there is. I’m sure we will find something in a little while, though.

I hope your weekend is going good! 🙂

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© 2020 BS

Memorial Day 2020 – In Remembrance

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Memorial Day 2020 – In Remembrance

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We honor all those that served our country, and those in service today.

May we never forget the sacrifices made.

 

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“Travelin’ Soldier”, by The Dixie Chicks, is on their 2002 album, “Home”. It was written by, Bruce Robison, and is on the Columbia Nashville label.

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© 2020 BS