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!

Action – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – tion

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Action – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – tion 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 19/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-tion.” Find a word that ends with “tion.” Bonus points if you start your post with it. Have fun!

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Action – Where It Is!

Paul Revere and the Raiders. This band was my favorite back in the 60s, and I liked all their songs. They were featured on Dick Clark’s television show, “Where the Action Is”, which came on every afternoon. Then, when they took the show on tour, they came to our town. My best friend and I got tickets to go see them, and all the other bands that were traveling along. That might have been the first concert I ever went to, and it was a dream come true for me and my friend.

It was the early spring of 1966, a beautiful sunny day, and we were both 15 years old. The concert was amazing. Afterwards, we made our way out to the back of the venue to see the band as they got on their tour bus to leave. I was waving and hollering, and I know for a fact that one of the guys saw me, smiled, and waved back to me.

Such good memories of that day, and hearing this song and all their other ones bring me right back to that day.

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© 2020 BS

Doves – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Collar

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Doves – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Collar 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 12/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “collar.” Use it as a verb, a noun, or metaphorically. Bonus points for using it in all three ways! Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS we are to work with the word ‘collar’ in whichever way we want to. Thanks, Linda!

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First think I think of is dog collars. Our dogs had some, and I guess they didn’t mind wearing them. Actually the only time they did wear them was when we took them on a walk with the collar and leash. They’d get excited about that.

Our cats though, never liked a collar around their necks. They had some cute ones, but when we’d try to get them into it, they’d throw a huge hissy fit. They were inside cats anyway, so didn’t really need a collar on in here.

We did have a little halter and leash for the cats though, and we’d take them out sometimes using that. They loved it once we got it on them. It wasn’t easy, but they liked going out once in awhile.

For myself, I hate shirts with collars. I never ever wear these kind. I feel like I’m choking if I try a collared shirt. I have to have scoop neck, square neck, or vee neck shirts and sweaters. Even with a regular neck tee shirt I can’t stand the feeling of being choked.

Ooh just thought of something. We have lots of doves outside all the time. Lots of them are the Eurasian Collared Doves. Sorry doves, that you have to wear your collar all the time. It’s okay, though, as it’s not a real collar, just the pattern of your feathers at your neck. 🙂

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© 2020 BS

Share Your World

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/09/07/share-your-world-9-7-2020/

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Here are the new questions from Melanie for SYW, plus my answers! Thanks, Melanie!

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Q & A

  1. What happened to cause you to discover ‘bullies” were real?  … Only by hearing or reading about bullies or bullying, as I’ve never known of any.
  2. Eavesdropping- When given the chance, how often do you eavesdrop?   (this may be a similar question to what some folks said they’d do with an invisibility cloak) … I’d say I eavesdrop on conversations all the time, especially when we are out and about. Same as people watching, I hear what they are saying, too.
  3. Escalators, at one time, were the ‘next big thing’. When was the last time you rode an escalator? … The last time I rode an escalator would be when we went to the large book store here in town. It’s two stories, and has an escalator (up and down) to get to more books. Plus, the bathroom is up on the second floor, too.
  4. Have you ever ‘let’ someone win in a sports competition or a board game? How did it turn out?  … I think I’m weird, in that I like other people to win, rather than me. I don’t ‘fix’ the game, but I’m not very good at them anyway, so I’m happy when someone else wins.

Melanie’s Muggle Questions:

I’m very short on time today (Sunday) so I’m borrowing from Rory and Sandmanjazz to fill the questions today:

Do our fears start with our DNA?  (Credit to Rory) … Only some of them, such as the startle reaction, or the fight or flight reaction to some kind of danger. The rest is because you’ve come across a situation that negatively impressed you, so it becomes a fear or a phobia.

If you could have your hair any colour for 24 hours, what colour would you choose?  (Credit to Sandmanjazz) … Over the years I’ve had my hair all kinds of colors, and liked them all. I like auburn/red, or burgundy, or black the best.

When do you think a person gets old?  (Credit to Rory) … Well, age in numbers could say you were of an old age, but really it’s how you feel, I think. Some days you feel fine and forget your age, and other days are just drags, and you feel much older than you are.

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© 2020 BS

Answer Yes or No (Never mind)

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Answer Yes or No (Never mind) 

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Update:

On second thought, I have decided to not to post any of this. Thank you for the likes and comments. 🙂

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Awhile back I found some old papers in my granny’s things, and it was very interesting to read. There are 46 pages, handwritten front and back, on notebook paper, in pen. What it is about, as far as I can understand, is that many years ago, maybe in the 1950s, my grand-dad got injured at work. I don’t know how these things work, but could be he was applying for worker’s compensation or something? Or there was a dispute about it? Whatever, the pages I have are the verbatim transcripts of the hearing, or trial, or however it came about. It’s presented in question and answer form.

I don’t know who wrote all this down, but I assume it was a relative of mine taking notes of the proceedings. I believe if I post this I will leave in the names mentioned, as all are long deceased.

What I would like, is if you would like me to post this to read or not. If it sounds kind of interesting to you, say yes, and if not so much, just say no. I’ll decide in the next few day.  If I do, I will do short entries for however many days it takes to do the whole thing.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

 

Share Your World

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/08/31/share-your-world-8-31-2020/

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Time for another set of questions from Melanie and Roger for SYW. The first set is about Harry Potter type things, and the last ones are regular. Thanks!

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  1. Many local regions, especially rural areas where I live, have haunted houses. Have you ever spent the night in a house that was supposedly haunted? Anything ‘strange” happen?

Well yes, I have spent the night in a haunted house. Every house I’ve lived in has been haunted. I am a ghost, after all. 🙂

Strange things are always happening.

  1. The Quidditch Cup (riding broomsticks while chasing a small ball) was a huge sporting event in the land of Hogwarts. What is the largest sporting event (or concert, etc.) that you have ever attended?

Hmmm, I didn’t count how many people were in attendance, but I’ve been to large concerts, and also a college football game or two in the past.

  1. When you go for a swim, do you prefer an ocean, the seaside lakes, or a pool?

I don’t ever go for a swim. I used to when I was a kid, but only in a nice pool. I’d never ever want to get in the water of a lake, because of the horrible fish.

  1. Ron Weasley received a horrid robe to wear as formal wear to the Christmas dance at Hogwarts. Tell about the most ‘ghastly’ fashion statement that you have ever made.

I hope I’ve never worn anything ghastly!


Muggle Questions (from Melanie):

What is the last song you sang along to?

Probably the song I used for Song Lyric Sunday yesterday, which was, “Poison”, by Alice Cooper.

What was your scariest nightmare about?

Tornadoes always tornadoes after being in the F5 tornado back in 1970. I had nightmares about that for years, and even now in the springtime I’ll have another one.

What food do you crave most often?

Popcorn and nuts. I can’t eat these any more because of a medical condition, so I crave them all the time.

What’s your grossest bug story?

Bug story? I like bugs so really they don’t gross me out. Well, how about this one – I kept an insulated jug of water by the sink for use at night. It had a straw. So, I take a big sip, and feel something squirmy in my mouth. I spit it out and it was a fairly large spider! Yuck! He was okay, and I survived.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS


 

Magic – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Hundreds

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Magic – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Hundreds 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 29/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “more than a hundred.” Write your post inspired by something you have more than a hundred of in your home right now. Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS, we have the prompt of ‘more than a hundred’. Thanks, Linda!

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Hundreds of words – nay, thousands on pages

Words upon words all neat in their cages

Set them free – fill your mind

Read them all, you will find

Words carry you away

To all kinds of places

And when you are done

Close the book shaped cages

Know the words have the power

Of mysterious mages

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That’s a poem I just made up about books … and words … and magic.

I have hundreds of books in which to get lost in reality or fantasy, whatever I’m in the mood for.

I hope you do, too.

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© 2020 BS

UFO?

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UFO?

I thought I saw a UFO last night.

Well, it probably was just a helicopter, but I like saying it was a UFO because I really couldn’t identify this flying object.

I’ve seen helicopters flying around and this was kind of different. I know these photos are just bright blobs in a dark sky, but I watched it for a little while, and it didn’t act like a helicopter – you know, like it was going somewhere. Because this one didn’t really go anywhere.

I was just about to turn out the kitchen lights, when I saw out the window this bright light. It was pretty far off so I couldn’t really tell what it was. It was below the tree in our neighbor’s back yard at first, then it slowly rose up above the tree. It never got closer or farther away. There was no noise like a helicopter either. Then it went real fast straight up way above the tree. Then it went back down and then blinked out. It was just gone. Strange …

I even told my husband – hey, I think I saw a UFO, and told him what I saw, and showed him the photos. He said it was probably a helicopter. I said yeah probably, but I’m going to say it was a UFO. Then that was it.

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© 2020 BS

Tarantula

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Tarantula

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This is Terry the Tarantula! I took his picture quite a few years ago when we visited Ft. Davis TX. He/or she was walking along the parking lot at the Indian Lodge cabins where we were staying. He wasn’t in a hurry, and neither were we, so we followed him around for awhile, and decided he needed a name, so we called him Terry.

Back when I was a kid, our neighbor lady would always talk about a place in a nearby town she called, Transler Hill. She said it was a hill that swarmed with these spiders. We always called them ‘translers’, and until many years later I found out how it was really spelled. I always wanted to go see this place.

Another time while living in Oklahoma, my husband and a friend went fishing, and when they came back to the house, they said to me to come look what they had. So, I did. They had a foam cooler, and it was full of these big Tarantula spiders they had caught.

They tipped over the cooler, out in the front yard, and these spiders crawled out all over the place. They went all over the yard, in the street, and even climbed up on our screen door. It was amazing! People drove by and stared at this crazy sight. Our cat at the time, a Siamese called Mr. Kat, didn’t know whether to run or try to catch them. He kind of did both.

I don’t know what happened to all the spiders, but I guess they all crawled off somewhere in the bushes.

We used to see spiders like this quite a lot, but it’s been a long time since we have.

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© 2020 BS

 

Hamburger Burglar

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Hamburger Burglar

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This is my sort of correct drawing of where the burger place was. We lived where the houses were, then there was the small grocery store/drug store/beauty shop/gas station on top of a cliff. Homer & Ella’s burger place was down below the cliffs in the area we called the canyon.

Here’s a true story that happened when I was a kid. It was slightly funny at the time, but kind of strange.

We had a favorite place we’d get hamburgers to take home. This was the days before fast food restaurants, so this place was just a small mom & pop place for take out food. It was called Homer & Ella’s. I don’t know why, but they were the best tasting burgers I’ve ever tasted, even to this day.

Most times on a Saturday late afternoon my dad would go pick up some burgers for our evening meal. On one occasion, on the way back home, he stopped in at the little drug store or grocery store at the end of our street. He left the sack of burgers on the front seat of his car.

When he got back in, the sack was gone! Someone had burgled the burgers!

So, he went back to Homer & Ella’s to get another order and brought them home, where he told us the story of the stolen burgers.

There was one more incident later on, where I started eating my burger, and there was no hamburger patty in there! Had to make another trip to the place that time, too.

Then another year, 1970, the F5 Tornado blew through the city, and Homer & Ella’s was blown clean away, along with the little grocery/drug store and gas station at the end of our street.

I still miss those hamburgers.

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© 202 BS