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!

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What would you enjoy if you could do so without someone getting annoyed with you for enjoying it?  It MUST be something you aren’t supposed to enjoy because it is “bad for you”.   If I want to do something, I just do it no matter what anyone else thinks.  Ugh – I’m confused about this question and could spend all day trying to figure it out. … Okay, how about singing out loud? I can’t sing in tune at all, but I really like to and enjoy it. It would annoy most everyone, though. How is that bad for me? They would tell me to shut up I guess.

Is it okay for men to wear the color pink? … Yes, sure, why not if they like it.

Can you curl your tongue?  … Yes

What, in your opinion, is the best room to put a fireplace? … We’ve never had a fireplace and we didn’t have one when I was a kid, either. They always seem nice in pictures or movies. It would need to be in the living room or a den.
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Helicopter – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – opt

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Helicopter – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – opt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 28/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “opt.” Use it as a word or find a word with “opt” in it and base your post on that. Have fun!

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Today, Linda G. Hill, our hostess, has given us the promt of ‘opt’. Thanks so much! To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link for details.

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Helicopter!

This is a helicopter that was flying over the house one day. I like seeing them, and we do from time to time. I can always tell by the sound of them if it is a helicopter or an airplane. I think they are pretty neat.

I’ve only had one ride on a helicopter before, a long time ago. It was probably back in 1972 or 1973, when I was back in the country coming from our living in Germany. We landed at one airport in NYC and had to be transferred to the other one for our next flight back to Texas. One was La Guardia and the other was JFK. We got to see a few sights on the short trip, like the Statue of Liberty, and all the tall buildings.

I don’t know if they still shuttle people by helicopter these days, but I was glad I got to ride in the helicopter that day.

Here’s a couple of things from my scrapbook:

The ticket from my helicopter ride between airports, and a postcard picture of the helicopter “New York Airways”.

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Feeling thankful for all the online friendships here. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, your photos, your laughter and tears, that make this close knit community such a wonderful place to get to know each other and your ways of life, wherever we are in the world.

Whatever this day brings, I wish you Peace. ❤

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Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~ Erma Bombeck

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Whether enjoying your Thanksgiving meal with family, watching parades, and later watching a favorite team play football – I wish y’all a wonderful and peaceful day.

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  1. What is worse than a dentist with bad breath? … A murderer would be worse, Bad breath doesn’t necessarily kill you (you just think it will) but now … a dentist that wears no mask and has bad breath may certainly kill you, and is a murderer!
  2. Have you ever been rejected by someone that you liked, or been told that you were not good enough for somebody else? … Not that I know of.
  3. Did you ever want to have toast for breakfast, only to find that all your bread was covered in green mold? … Yes, so I throw it away and find something else to eat.
  4. Did you ever sneeze so hard that your whole body hurt? .. Yes, that and coughing, too.
  5. Did you ever buy clothing on the internet that did not fit, but you wore them anyway, since you didn’t want to pay the $5 shipping charge to send them back? … No, we don’t buy things to wear (or really anything) from the internet.

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Tea For Two – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 21/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last thing you put in your fridge.” Start your post with the last thing you put in your fridge. Let your mind wander from there. Enjoy!

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For today’s SOCS we are to remember what we last put in our refrigerator. Funny prompt! Thanks, Linda! To join in this weekly fun, and also see other entries, just click the above link.

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Local business sign says “Let’s get this par-tea started”

Tea

Tea

Pitchers of tea

Every day for you and for me

One is sweet and one is plain

Do I really need to explain

Keep the tea cold – that is the best

Pitchers of tea – no time to rest

Don’t let them get empty – must keep them full

I’m telling you now, and that’s no bull

Poured over ice

Now that is nice

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This is true. I make at least two pitchers of tea every day. We drink a lot of iced tea and I keep the pitchers full and in the refrigerator. We drink our morning cup of coffee, then fix a tall glass of tea, to be replenished several times a day until bed time.

So, the pitchers of tea go in the refrigerator and come out again, over and over.

That has to be the last thing that went in this morning … a pitcher of tea.

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Is cereal soup? Why or why not? … I think not. Cereal is basically grains and you pour milk over them. You can eat it plain and dry, or hot or cold. Soup is most always served hot, and has vegetables and maybe some meat in it.

What are some interesting ways to answer everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”? … We probably just say ‘it’s going’. For the other, I’d probably say ‘whatever I want to do’.

What was your favorite toy growing up? … I played a lot with little plastic people and animals, quite a bit with paper dolls, Barbie dolls, jacks, stuffed animals.

If you have a pet, and you could ask it three questions, what would you ask? … What do you want? Want to play? Why do you eat all your food except one tiny little green pea. You always leave that one tiny bit … why?

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  1.  Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not? … Most of the time I don’t like surprises. I kind of need a bit of time to prepare myself for whatever is to happen, either good or bad.
  2. What’s your favorite zoo animal? … I’ve always liked the giraffes.
  3.  What three things do you think of the most each day? … What is going to hurt or give a pain this day, the weather, what book am I going to read next.

‘Deep’ Question

4. When, if ever, is taking a human life justified? … If some bad person is coming at you to kill you or any of your family, then I’d kill them first if I could.


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Do small miracles exist? … Yes, of course!

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – jour

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 7/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “jour.” Find a word containing “jour” or use it as is. Bonus points if you start or end your post with that word. Enjoy!

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Today’s SOCS prompt is ‘jour’. We need to find a word to go with this. Thanks, Linda!

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bon jour

journey

Those are a couple of words I thought of for the prompt.

Now, what can I say about them? I know what bon jour means – good day – because I took a couple of years of French while in high school. I liked the classes a lot, and I remember a few words of French.

It would have helped if I’d remembered more of the language when I was in the Paris France airport a few years later. I had several hours layover, and kept waiting to hear my flight called. Of course you know how those loudspeaker announcements are hard to understand. Well, in French, it was even harder for me to understand.  Long story short, I almost missed my flight, and they took pity on me and ferried me out to the plane (already on the runway and revved up) on a baggage cart, and I was able to get on the plane through a back staircase.

That was a journey I’ll never forget!

Here’s a couple of things I kept – my ticket to Paris, an Air France towelette, and a fancy airline menu.

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Trick of the Eye – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Trick

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Trick of the Eye – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Trick

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 31/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “trick.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Today’s SOCS prompt word is ‘trick’. Thanks, Linda!

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Well, this year has been a big nasty trick on everyone and every day and has made a mess of our holidays.

This day, Halloween 2020 will not be much fun. We will not be doing anything – shutting our door, turning out the light, no candy, no trick-or-treating kids.

It’s sad, because Halloween is my favorite holiday.

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I always like these ‘trick of the eye’ things, where you can try to see two different images. They are also called optical illusions.

Remember those Magic Eye pictures? Those are fun to see, too.

There are also those strange designs that seem to move when you stare at them. Makes your eyes feel funny with those tricks.

Here is a short exercise – see if you can pick out both images – or maybe you’ll be tricked!

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What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top of?

That would be the Metro Tower Building here in our town. It is 25 stories tall. Otherwise I’ve been to the top of the National WWI Liberty Memorial Tower in Kansas City Missouri, which is 20 stories tall.

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What do you do to keep fit? … Pretty much nothing.

What’s your jack-o-lantern carved to look like? … I haven’t carved a pumpkin in many years. Here’s one I did, though. img_4114

Do you have hope or have you lost it? … I think I’m always hopeful.

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