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!

SEEING DOUBLE

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SEEING DOUBLE

I was just thinking the other day about some cities we’ve been to. Quite a few have been cities of the same name, in different places. Here’s some I’ve visited. Have you been to any double cities?

  • Paris, France and Paris, Texas (also the Paris Hotel, in Las Vegas)
  • Las Vegas, Nevada and Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • Texarkana, Texas, and Texarkana, Arkansas
  • Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas

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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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DEAR DIARY – SEPTEMBER 12 – 30, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – SEPTEMBER 12 – 30, 1961

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For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, mis-spellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using catagories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

9/12/61 – I played. I went to school. Mama had a permenit (a permanent for her hair). N (aunt) came over. B (aunt) did to (too).

9/13/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over.

9/14/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/15/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/16/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/17/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/18/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/19/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/20/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/21/61 – I went to school. I played. We went to town.

9/22/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/23/61 – I played. P (sister) Spent the night with N (aunt). She is going to go next door tomorrow to church. We went to town. W (we) went to Under
Woods. (a favorite bar-be-que restaurant). We got some food. We ate at home.

9/24/61 – I played. Mother and I went rideing (riding). We went to Bs (aunt). I stayed and ate dinner. I played.

9/25/61 – I went to school. P (sister) took my lunch. (a scratch out here) She stayed until 2:40. I played.

9/26/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over. We played.

9/27.61 – I went to School. I played. We went to the Fair. I rode rides. I went through the Gost (Ghost) House, and the Crazy House. I played games. I had a candy apple. I had fun.

9/28/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over for a little while. V (cousin) was alredy (already) over.

9/29/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over. to spend the night. We played. Mother, daddy, B (uncle), N (aunt) went to the fair. I got a horse. P (sister) got a doll.

9/30/61 – I played. We went to the Stamp center. We got some silver ware. I played.

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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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MANIC MONDAY – IN THE MOOD

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MANIC MONDAY – IN THE MOOD

https://flipflopseveryday.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/manic-monday-6-challenge-in-the-mood/

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We are still counting down the decades of music, one week at a time. This week the featured song title is, “In the Mood”, so we need to use that somewhere in our post.

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How can you tell what you’re ‘in the mood’ for, or what your mood is? Well, one fun way, is to wear a mood ring.

The mood ring was created by Josh Reynolds, and Maris Ambats, back in 1975. The ring contains a liquid crystal, which acts as a thermometer. It changes color according to the temperature of the wearer. I’ve seen all kinds of mood ring color charts, and they are all different. I don’t know who makes up the charts, but I suppose they just write down whatever they think of at the time, and whatever ‘mood’ they are in. I don’t think there’s anything scientific about the meanings of the colors. It’s just a fun fad.

Here’s two of the mood rings I have. The first photo is their natural room temperature color. I put on the reindeer ring, and my warm hand turned it dark blue. Then I rinsed my hand in cold water, and put on the band ring, which then turned a green and red color. They are fun to wear and I think the colors are pretty…or strange…or weird in the way it works.

Did you ever wear a mood ring? 🙂

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This song isn’t from the 1930s, but the band’s name suggests ‘moods’.

“Nights in White Satin”, by the Moody Blues, was released in 1967, from the album, “Days of Future Passed, on the Deram label. It was written by Justin Hayward.

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GUESS – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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GUESS – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 12/17

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Today’s prompt word for SOCS is ‘guess’. To join in, and also see other entries, click the above link.

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Guess what? I don’t know what to write about, today.

Guess what? It is pouring down rain, at the moment. It wasn’t a few minuets ago, when I went out to feed the cats. Maybe they got a bite or two before it started raining.

Guess what? Family from out of state are here visiting.

Guess what? Whatever we find to do today, it will be done in the rain…unless it stops raining.

Guess what? I’ve already had my morning coffee, and now I’m drinking iced tea.

Guess what? I probably should go get something on besides my pjs, in case we find something to do, or somewhere to go…in the rain.

Guess what? I wish you all a lovely day! 🙂

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DOG DRAMA -ONE LINER WEDNESDAY

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DOG DRAMA -ONE LINER WEDNESDAY

One-Liner Wednesday – An Unexpected Twist

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“Don’t Let Him Off the Leash!”

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This is my daughter’s dog, Maynard Wayne. He’s a big, friendly, and boisterous dog.

One morning my husband wanted to take him for a walk, down to the lake by our house, so we put him on the leash, and off they went out the back gate. My daughter and I watched from the back porch, as dog and man made their way toward the water.

Now, what did we say, right before they left? “Don’t let him off the leash!” That’s because he’d be off and running wild, and when he’s like that, he doesn’t want to pay attention to the rules.

Sure enough, as we watched, the first thing that happened was, he was let off the leash. We just shook our heads and watched the drama take place.

Maynard took off  like a shot, jumped in the lake, and started swimming to the other side. We could hear my husband hollering, “Maynard, come back!”, and trying to run around to the other side of the lake to intercept him. This went on awhile. Finally, he caught up with the dog, and put his leash back on, and they trudged back to the house, Maynard dripping wet, with stinky lake water. We had to immediately give him a bath. He hates baths. He loves swimming in old lake water, but hates to be bathed…go figure.

This was a good time to say, “We told you not to let him off the leash!”

P.S. Maynard, his brother dog, and the family are coming to visit again, this weekend! Whee!

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RANDOM POST # 13 – BAA-BAA SHEEP

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RANDOM POST # 13 – BAA-BAA SHEEP

I think this is the last former job I’ll post about, unless I remember another one I’ve had. I had a lot of fun with this job.

I read an ad in the local paper, asking for people who like to sew. Well sure, I like to sew, so I called the number. This lady answered. She lived in a tiny town next to ours, and wanted me to come over to see what she had in mind. I went, and found she had a small craft store next to her house. At first she wanted me to take some fabric and a pattern home to make a skirt. I guess this was a trial of sorts, to see how I sewed. I made the skirt, then brought it back. Well, after that she suggested I could sew … sheep muzzles! Huh?

Well, I never knew sheep wore muzzles, but I found out they do. She gave me yards and yards of that soft plastic shade cloth, a little pattern, some elastic, and some of her labels. I took it all home and got started.

This lady and her family raised sheep, and took them to shows at fairs around the area, hoping to win ribbons. They put the muzzles on the sheep so they wouldn’t chew up everything in sight, which they do, just like goats.

Anyway, she said she’d pay me a dollar for each one I made, and there was really no time limit, or quota, so I just worked on them as I wanted to. When I got a hundred made, I’d call her up, and meet her here in town, so I could give her the finished muzzles, and she would pay me. It worked out great.

She also wanted me to sew blankets for the sheep to wear in between showing them, to keep them warm, as these sheep were sheared. The blankets were pretty big, but easy to make. I think she paid me more for these, but can’t remember how much more.

At our local fair that year, we toured the sheep barn, and I did see her sheep wearing the muzzles and blankets that I sewed. Pretty cool!

I did this job for quite awhile, then I guess she had enough muzzles (she also sold them), and the job was over. I had fun doing this! Here’s a photo of one I made, but it is unfinished, and a couple of photos of a finished one and a blanket. I found these last two photos different places, by looking online.

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HIGH/LOW – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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HIGH/LOW – for STREAM F CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 5/17

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Today’s prompt is High/Low.

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The first thing I though of with the prompt high/low, is a cheeseburger. A double cheeseburger, to be exact.

You see, I used to work at a fast food restaurant, called Sandy’s. This was in Lawton OK, back in the early 70s. One of their menu items was called the Hi/Lo double cheeseburger. I know it’s spelled different from the prompt, but still sounds the same. These burgers were very good, and I’ve never found another one that has been the same.

Sandy’s Restaurant Logo (on an original napkin)

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JIGSAW JUMBLE

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JIGSAW JUMBLE

We’ve worked a few more jigsaw puzzles since I last wrote about them. Last time we were just starting the Springbok puzzle that had old gas station items. We finished it pretty fast. Then, we did another one that had what looked like an old general store, for fishing supplies. That was fun.

 

We also worked a couple of “White Mountain” brand puzzles, of 1,000 pieces each. One was called, “Old Candy Store”, and the other was, “Antique Toys”. They were both fun to do. It seems to take us a week or less to work them, from start to finish.

   

Next, we worked one that was 750 pieces. It was from, “Master Pieces”, “Once Upon a Shelf”, and called, “Treasured History”.

Here’s the photo of the finished puzzle, which we completed just today. There was one piece missing! I don’t know if we just accidentally lost it, or it wasn’t in the box, even though it was a brand new puzzle.

To me, this one was harder to work than the 1,000 piece puzzles. It could have been because the picture was so full of things that they just seemed a big jumble of colored puzzle pieces. I could pick out some of the detailed parts, but the background was so crazy looking. My husband is very good at finding patterns, and details, though, so between us we got it done. The box for this one was smaller, so the picture was smaller, and for me, was hard to see the things on there. I had to take lots of breaks, because of eye strain!

It was an interesting one, though, with all kinds of museum artifacts to find, sort of like a hidden object game. We finished it in 6 days.

Here’s a big jumble of puzzle pieces. At first it’s a mess, so I have to turn every piece over to the printed picture, then find the outside pieces. This takes awhile. Finally we’re ready to fit the pieces together. 🙂

We are without one to work on this evening! No! I know tomorrow we will go find another one to buy, and get started on.

Until next time…happy puzzling! 🙂

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