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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Share Your World – June 18, 2018

It’s time for another set of interesting questions for SYW with Cee, and answers from me!

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You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?

Teleportation or flying?

Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees?

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Sorry, I can’t pick just one thing.

Let’s suppose everything we need to survive is already taken care of. This unlimited supply of something would be for a luxury, or for fun, so…I will agree with a fellow blogger, that an unlimited supply of books would be wonderful. Then again, we already seem to have that, as there are libraries, and other places to get books. Time to read them all would be great!

All the time to do everything we wanted to do, will be one of my answers.

Next would be good/better health. Unlimited days of feeling great…no illnesses, aches, pains, diseases…forever more! That’s my other answer.

For something that would be nice for me to have an unlimited supply of would be pillows. I can never have enough…all kinds of pillows. I like trying them all, switching them around, and piling them up. Some are very expensive, and I don’t have any of those kinds, so I’d like an unlimited supply of free ones!

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Now, teleportation or flying? I can’t choose just one or the other. Teleporting, of course! I would suppose when you are teleporting, you’d be sort of flying, so yes to flying, too. (and I just got home from flying on planes, which I love to do).

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The last question…I’ll take the 100 degrees, anytime. It just sounds like summer around here, so I’m used to it. Of course I’d have to have air conditioning. For snow all the time…a big ol’ no! It’s pretty once in awhile, but I just can’t deal with the cold weather at all.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Back in Town

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Back in Town

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Well, we are back at home, here in town, after our little vacation. It’s fun to go places, but nice to be back home to our regular day to day stuff. Today is a chill out day, getting unpacked, doing laundry, giving Cricket lots of petting and attention, because she’s glad we’re back.

Spent Saturday, through Wednesday in Kansas City, Missouri, visiting our daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. We were busy doing fun things, and going places the whole time.

Family fun included lots of laughing, hugging, talking, & eating, cooking out steaks, and also playing with and petting Maynard Wayne, their dog, and Floyd, their cat.

We played lots of video games, and several actual board games, including our annual traditional Scrabble board game. I made the huge score of 90, and lost! haha

For sightseeing, we went to the zoo, aquarium, and the National WW1 Museum and Memorial. We also went up to the top of the tower, where we could walk around the top looking at a 360 degree view of Kansas City.

  

Interesting tidbits…We got drenched with buckets of rain as we left the zoo, and were actually pleasantly refreshed after it being so hot and humid. … I saw an opossum in the yard, and watched lots of fireflies (which we don’t have here), so that was all fun. At the aquarium I wasn’t too  scared of the fish, except once when I thought the fish were coming out at me, so I screamed a little. We also got to pet some stingrays as they glided by. Amazing creatures!

Anyway, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and I’m sure I’ll be posting a few more photos here and there when different challenges come up where I can use them, like lots of different flowers, and animals.

Being that there were lots of weather & maintenance delays at the airports, going there and coming back home, we had to stay over an extra day, which was a bonus. They’d taken us to the airport, then had to come back to get us, after we found out we’d not be able to leave until the next day, or spend overnight in the Houston airport. We went back to the house, of course. Then, when we went back to the airport on Wednesday morning, my grandson told us, good-bye…maybe! haha 🙂

Hope you liked hearing about my little get-away. Now, back to normal around here.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

Notice of Blogging Break

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Notice of Blogging Break

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I’ll be taking a short break from blogging, but will be back in a few days.

We’re going to be having some much needed family fun days!

I’m posting a couple of days ahead on my fan fiction story, though, because it’s at a critical point, and for those who are enjoying the story, I don’t want to leave you wondering what is happening there.

Regular postings will continue as usual, probably on Wednesday, and I’ll be catching up on what everyone has been posting!

In the meantime, Cricket and I wish y’all a lovely weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

 

Entertainer Blogger Award

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I want to thank Georgie Moon for nominating me for the Entertainer Blogger Award. Thanks so much for thinking of me! Georgie can be found blogging at  Third Time Lucky

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Here are the rules/details:

  • Thank the person who nominated you to add the link to their blog
  • Add the rules so others can follow
  • Nominate people who you find fun, inspiring and entertaining!
  • Answer the same questions
  • Include the graphic in your post

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Here are the questions!

Why did you start blogging in the first place?

What is your favourite book?

What do you dislike the most?

What is your favourite food at the mall?

What is your favourite pastime?

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Here are my answers:

  1. I started blogging for the first time in September, 2013, over on Blogger. I wanted a place to write things in the hopes that someone, somewhere would like to read what I posted. It took awhile to figure out how to do this blogging thing, and eventually I posted some essays and short fiction stories. Then, I decided to share my true ghost stories, of which there were quite a few. Next, I really wanted to post my fan fiction story, “Two Souls: Into the Fire”, and so I did. To me, this is the ultimate, and best fiction writing I’ve ever done, if I do say so, myself. However, I got almost nobody looking at my blog. It was recommended to me by one of those that did see my blog, that I go over to Word Press. That was the best advice! I did start on WP, then couldn’t figure it out, so stopped for awhile, still posting on the other site, still getting no views. Finally, I got back to WP, and I’ve really had so much fun, so many wonderful bloggers to visit my blog, leaving likes and comments, and encouragement, it’s  amazing. Thank you so much!

2. My favorite book/books are these. The first is, “Lost Souls”, by Poppy Z. Brite. This is the book I write my fan fiction story about. The other is, “The Survival of Jan Little”, by John Man. I read both of these books at least once a year, and have for many years.

 

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3. What do I dislike?

  • fish
  • war
  • violence
  • politics
  • housework
  • prejudice
  • liars

4. My favorite food at the mall? I don’t eat at the mall. I might have a hot chocolate from Starbuck’s while at the book store, Barnes & Noble, but that’s it. We don’t go to the mall very often, and the food places at ours is a joke…nothing I’d even think of putting in my mouth!

5.  My favorite pastime would be writing, reading, coloring, painting, scrap booking, and jig saw puzzles

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Thanks again, Georgie, for nominating me for the award. It’s been fun answering the questions. 🙂

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My nominees are:

Suze

Yinglan

Bob

Life Amazing

Embeecee

Jim

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There is no pressure to participate…only if you want to. Just know I appreciate each of you, and love reading your blogs. 🙂

Anyone else who would like to grab the badge and answer the questions, feel free to do so.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

Share Your World

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Share Your World – June 11, 2018

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Time again for SYW, with more questions from Cee, and answers from me! Join in this fun weekly challenge, by clicking the above link to find out how. 🙂

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If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?

Galileo, because he and his ideas fascinate me. His contributions to the field of astronomy gets my attention because of how much I love looking at the stars, moon, and planets through my own telescope. It has been said he is the ‘father of observational astronomy’.

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“Galileo”, by the Indigo Girls, was released in 1992 from their album, “Rites of Passage”. It was written by Emily Saliers, and is on the Epic label.

60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why?

I liked the middle 60s and all the 70s. I was a teen in the 60s, and was still having fun at school, then graduating, getting married, having kids, traveling to places near and far.

When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?

Being nice & friendly to all…people and animals, and promoting peace. And…for my writing of all kinds of things like essays, poetry, fiction pieces, diaries, and this blog! 😉

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Guilty Reader Book Tag

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So, I saw these book tag questions over at Orangeowldiaries, and they sounded fun. Thanks, Tabby!

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1. Have you ever re-gifted a book that you’ve been gifted?

I haven’t passed on a gift book as a new original gift, but I do lend or give books that I’ve read, to others.

2. Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?

Probably, by mistake. I might have forgotten that I didn’t read it, especially if it is similar to others I’ve read.

3. Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?

Yes, if they say they don’t want it back. Also, I’ve borrowed books from the library, then lost it, so it didn’t get returned (I paid for the book, though).

4. Have you ever read a series out of order?

Yes, by mistake, or that I just couldn’t find the first one. Lots of times the next book in a series will mention what happened in a previous book, so you can tell what happens first.

5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?

I hope not, but sometimes they want you to tell them all about it, before they read it.

6. Have you ever doggy eared a book?

Yes, I used to do this all the time with my own books (not other peoples or library books). I now use a book mark. I don’t write in books, either.

7. Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?

I don’t think so, at least not intentionally. It’s the other way around…I might say I do have a book, when I forgot that I don’t have it any more, or I can’t find it.

8. Have you ever skipped a chapter or a section of a book?

Yes, I do that quite often. When there are so many long descriptions of mundane things, or repeating parts, or it’s just boring. Just get to the conversations! That’s the best part for me in fiction, anyway. I once had a librarian lady, who knew I read a lot, say I read like she does…skip the boring parts.

9. Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?

No, why would I do that? If I like a book, I talk about how good it was.

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Well, that was fun! Thanks again, Tabby for bringing this book tag to my attention!

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Anyone else want to answer these questions? Go ahead…I’d love to read your answers! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Mystery Blogger Award

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I was recently nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by Feel Purple! Thank you so much! https://hpkahin.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/mystery-blogger-award/

You can read all kinds of fun posts on her blog, so go pay a visit! 🙂

 

 

 

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Here’s some information:

WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?
Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.
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Awards Rules
• Display award logo
• List the Rules
• Thank the person that nominated you
• Mention and link the award creator: Okoto Enigma
• Answer the 5 questions from who nominated you
• Nominate bloggers….however many suits your fancy when you write it up.

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The questions:

  • What is your idea to feel refreshed after a hectic day?
  • What makes you feel special?
  • Do you use pen and paper to write, before writing on laptop?
  • Which is your favorite memory from childhood?
  • Tell me about that place where you feel solitude.

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My answers:

  • I usually feel refreshed after being out and about all day, by getting a hot and creamy cup of coffee, then sitting here at the computer catching up with what’s been going on.
  • I feel special when my grand-kids say to me, “I love you.”
  • I write some things just freestyle stream of consciousness on my PC keyboard, well, most of the time. Other times I use pen and notebook, for poems, and fiction stories
  • There’s too many favorite childhood memories to list them all. But, here’s a couple… riding my bike all over our neighborhood with the other kids, and also when my parents would surprise us with a trip to the drive-in movies in the evening time.
  • A place of solitude would be here at home, where I can do what I want, when I want, or do nothing at all, and wear pajamas all day if I want to.

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I nominate everyone who would like to participate.

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Nuts! -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Noun

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Nuts! – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Noun

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 9/18

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It’s Saturday, so it’s time for another SOCS, with the prompt word ‘noun’, provided to us by Linda G. Hill. Thanks, Linda!

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start with a noun.” Start your post with a noun, and write about whatever it is. Have fun!

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Nuts. That’s my noun of the day. There’s so many nouns to choose from, so how can I even begin? Then I was thinking this is just nuts, go on and pick something, already.

Bing bing bing…

There’s my noun…nuts!

I love nuts…the kind you eat…but I can’t eat them any more. Having diverticulosis/diverticulitis, it’s recommended not to eat any kinds of nuts, or seeds, or any kind of hard particles of foods.

Oh, popcorn…I crave popcorn, but can’t eat it. That means I don’t go out to see a movie any more, either, because the main reason I’d go would be for the popcorn.

Seeds are a no-no, too. I have to scrape out any kind of seeds in foods, like bananas, tomatoes, cucumbers, spices, peppers, fruits with small seeds.

It gets tedious, and boring, and time consuming, and boring. Yes, boring twice, and people get tired of me saying I can’t eat something because of the seeds. No more sesame seed buns, so have to have a plain one. No whole grain breads, because seeds are in there. I’m always on the look-out for seeds and nuts in foods.

Well, it could be worse, I suppose. Seed & nut avoidance is just annoying, but better than winding up in the hospital, like I have before because of them.

Anyway, have a great weekend, and enjoy your popcorn, seeds, and nuts for me, okay? 🙂

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

More Fun Questions & Answers

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More Fun Questions & Answers

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I saw these questions over at Embeecee’s blog, “Sparks From a Combustible Mind”, and so I wanted to do them, too! Thanks!

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2018/05/31/questions-2/

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The questions:

Are you named after anyone?

When was the last time you cried?

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

Do you use sarcasm a lot?

What’s the first thing you notice about people?  

What is your eye color?

Scary movie or happy endings?

Favorite smells?

What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?

Do you have any special talents?

Where were you born?

What are your hobbies?

Do you have any pets?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Who was your first best friend?

How tall are you?

How many countries have you visited?, G

What was your favorite/worst subject in High School?

What is your Favorite drink? Animal? Perfume?

What Sports do you play/Have you played? 

Who are some of your favorite YouTubers?

How many Girlfriends/Boyfriends have you had?

Favorite memory from childhood?

How would you describe your fashion sense?

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My answers:

Are you named after anyone? No

When was the last time you cried? When I laugh, I cry

If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? Of course

Do you use sarcasm a lot? No, and most times I don’t even get it when someone else does

What’s the first thing you notice about people?  What they are wearing

What is your eye color? Green

Scary movie or happy endings? Scary movie

Favorite smells? Petrichor, mown grass, wood smoke, fresh baked bread, cinnamon

What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? Japan & Germany

Do you have any special talents? Untangling knots

Where were you born? In a hospital in TX

What are your hobbies? Writing, painting, reading

Do you have any pets? One cat, Cricket

What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m already grown up. I do whatever I want.

Who was your first best friend? N, and we are still in touch

How tall are you? 5’4″

How many countries have you visited? Mexico, Japan, Germany, France, Ireland, England

What was your favorite/worst subject in High School? Favorite = English, Worst = Math

What is your Favorite drink? Animal? Perfume? Coffee & Iced Tea are favorite drinks, Fav. animal = all of them, especially cats, Fav. perfume = Angel, Ambush, Night Magic, Enchantment

What Sports do you play/Have you played? I don’t play sports

Who are some of your favorite YouTubers? Music videos?

How many Girlfriends/Boyfriends have you had? …..

Favorite memory from childhood? 9th Birthday surprise party is just one favorite memory

How would you describe your fashion sense? Hippie, or what they call BoHo now? or just comfortable things

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Friendly Fill-Ins

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1. My neighbors_____________________.
2. The last thing I purchased online was __________________.

3. I have never _________.

4. Anything is possible if _________.
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  1. My neighbors are friendly, nice, and helpful.
  2. The last thing I purchased online was a jigsaw puzzle.
  3. I have never figured out those widget things on WordPress
  4. Anything is possible if …well, I don’t think ‘anything’ is possible, but lot’s of things are, if you think about it, maybe research it, and actually try to do it.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS