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The Viking

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The Viking

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I have no idea why I wrote these words a long time ago. I found them in an old notebook. Very strange! 🙂

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Bachelor actually garnering beautiful family land

Autumn – bad brain here

Don’t!

It’s broken curious

Dream downfall Viking

Putting the fireballs luminous

Revolution is now following you.

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© 2020 BS

Don’t Ask Me Why I Wrote It

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Don’t Ask Me Why I Wrote It

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>wrote 2015<

Letter to myself:

Dear Ghost,

Be flash about music

Rules challenge you

Scared?

Behind tragedy, smiles escaped

Independent evening learned

Worldwide – pick anything

Myths painted without fun

Peace, rain, art … Quiet ahhhh

Medicine pin release

I escaped my story

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© 2020 BS

Random Post # 19 – Wacky Week

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Random Post # 19 – Wacky Week

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I didn’t know it would turn out to be a wacky week, during the first few days. No premonitions, no hints, nothing to give me a head’s up about what was to come. Everything started out fine, if I remember right.

  • Saturday I’d sent some things over to a relative’s house to be sold in her garage sale. I made $10, so that was good.
  • Can’t remember which day it was next, but we had a thunderstorm with hail falling.
  • My computer quit working on Thursday morning. Ugh!
  • Put computer in repair shop on Friday. It got fixed and back home late Friday afternoon.
  • Saturday came another, larger thunderstorm, with lots of hail falling. At our house it was probably marble sized, but some parts of town got sizes from ping-pong ball, to baseball sized hail. Lots of damage in town. We just had some leaves beaten off the tree, and the street was running like a river from all the rain.
  • Also, Saturday, our washing machine quit working. The repair people won’t be here until late afternoon on Tuesday!
  • Sunday was pretty mild.
  •  Monday, I had tummy troubles. Blah!

And that’s how it went here. Hope you had a better week. 🙂

Some of the hail stones in the back yard

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© 2018 BS

Crappy Weekend – Random Post # 16 & NanoPoblano – Day 20

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Crappy Weekend – Random Post # 16 & NanoPoblano – Day 20

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So, this happened:

  • Friday morning we were supposed to attend a funeral. We got ready to go, got in the truck, and it wouldn’t work. Missed the funeral, had truck towed and finally repaired.
  • Saturday was pretty okay, nothing special or wrong. The wind was howling, and blew all the cat food dishes outside all over the yard, so had to go fetch them.
  • Sunday, I woke up to having a really bad stomach virus or something. Won’t go into details, but it lasted all day long…and, still feeling some effects from it today.
  • Sunday afternoon/evening the whole internet provider went out in our area. So, we had no home phone (cell still was okay), no TV, and no computer. Finally came back on around 8pm.

Hope today is better.

Moving on…

I think I read weird sometimes.

When I read books, or blog posts, or anything really, I tend to skip around. Maybe I’ll read a little at the beginning, then skip to the very end, winding my way back up to the beginning. Not every time, but I do this quite often.

My usual computer routine:

After feeding Cricket, and getting my coffee, I sit here and look at stuff.

First I check Facebook, to see what’s been happening over night. Then, I play 3 different online games. Next, I’ll check emails, deleting all I’m not interested in. That leaves a lot to read, still. I’ll check in with some favorites, to see what they’ve posted. Sometimes, I’ll read, sometimes save for later.

Then, I’ll get my posts ready to publish. I get them all done, except for pushing that button. I’ll post one early, then space out the rest of them. (I’ve thought about posting them all one after the other, but don’t usually.

Later in the day, I’ll read blogs, like blogs, and sometimes make a comment. Sometimes, I’ll get a head start on my stuff for the next day.

Anyway, that’s pretty much it. In between all this, I’ll be doing the laundry, having lunch, going places, working puzzles, painting, etc.

I don’t know if this is normal or not. How do you schedule your day?

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This is also for NanoPoblano – Day 20:

https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/why-blog-everyday-in-november/

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© 2017 BS

RANDOM POST # 11 – SCHOOL DAZE

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RANDOM POST # 11 – SCHOOL DAZE

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Continuing my list of former jobs, these two were at schools. One was paid, one was not. Guess which one I liked the best. 🙂

I don’t remember which one came first, but they were both in elementary schools, in the late 80s, early 90s. Both of them were in Texas.

The one I got a paycheck from was at Willow Springs Elementary School. I was a teacher’s aid. I’ve never been to school for learning how to teach, so this was just to help out the teachers in the classroom. I had two that I rotated between. One was for pre-kindergarten, the other was 2nd grade.

Some of the duties I had during the day, was to create cute bulletin boards. They were to emphasize whatever the kids were learning about that week. I loved doing these. I also got to help the kids with craft projects, helping them learn to use little scissors, to cut out shapes, and also using glue. One project was gluing those goldfish cheese crackers onto some construction paper to make a fish bowl or something. The thing was, the kids kept eating all the crackers before they could glue any on. That was funny. I got to ask each one about letters, numbers, and colors, to see if they’d learned them yet. In the other 2nd grade class, I got to read stories to them from books. I’d get to take them outside for recess, and supervise the games. Also about once a week I had morning duty on the playground, so had to come in early before school started for that. All this was fun, and the kids were wonderful. 🙂

Then, there was cafeteria duty. Oh, how I hated that part. For some reason the school had strict no talking rules. I mean strict! There would be no talking at all from the kids while they ate their lunches. If one was even suspected of talking to anyone, they were singled out to go stand in front of the room, not finish their lunch, and no playground time after lunch. To me, that seemed horrible! Lunch should be a time to relax, with no stress, for the kids. Quiet talking to their neighboring kids would be fine to me, but this was not allowed. I just hated having to make one get up when they forgot.

Another thing I didn’t like about this place and job was that the faculty of teachers were not nice or friendly at all to me. They were all snooty. They wouldn’t talk in the break room, and looked at me like I was so much beneath them. Finally, I’d had enough, and quit this job.

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This other school job I had was a volunteer position. I worked in the school library. I actually can’t remember where this was. I think it may have been in Sinton TX. I sure did enjoy this job. I got to shelve books, and also get new books ready to be checked out, by classifying them, stamping the catalog numbers on them, and helping kids check out books when they came in. I don’t have anything bad to say about this one. The librarian was super nice, and helpful, and even sent me a nice letter after we had to move away, thanking me for working there.

So, these were two different experiences in school jobs I had. Yes, I liked the unpaid job best!

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© 2017 BS

 

 

RANDOM POST # 6 – MAY I HELP YOU?

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RANDOM POST # 6 – MAY I HELP YOU?

Sandy’s Restaurant Logo (on an original napkin)

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Here’s the short, sad saga of my foray into the world of fast-food jobs. It was in the early 1970s, in Lawton OK, when I needed another job. I applied at McDonald’s and got hired right away to be a cashier. I had a uniform and everything. The day of my interview I specifically mentioned our plans of going out of town for Thanksgiving. I was told there would be no problem with that. I began work, and all was good. The job was just right for a part time job for me, and I enjoyed it. A week later, as the holiday approached, I mentioned that I would not be there for a couple of days, as we still had our going out of town plans. I was assured that this was fine with them, come back when we got back in town. So, off we went. On our return, I went in to my regular job schedule, only to be told I had no job after all. What? How could this be? Now what was I going to do? I really needed a job to earn some money.

I was in a state…what do I do now? I went on down the road to another fast-food restaurant to put in my application. This place was called Sandy’s. It was a lot like McDonald’s, but better. The menu was more interesting, and very good. I was hired immediately, so I didn’t have to come home with no job to my name. I worked at Sandy’s for quite a long time, until we moved to Germany. The boss, and the other employees were very nice and fun to work with. I was a cashier there, too. When a customer would come into the restaurant, we were all to say, with enthusiasm, “May I help you?” We loved doing that, and we’d make it into a contest to see which register station the customer would choose. As it was winter, we had some snowy days, and those days brought in the most customers, it seemed. I had a lot of fun working there. Later on, when we were back stateside, and were stationed at Ft. Sill, again, I was disappointed to learn that Sandy’s restaurant was no longer there. I found out it had been merged/taken over by a Hardee’s restaurant.

Even today I miss the food from the Sandy’s menu, and wish I had some more. They had a large burger called the Big Scott. It was similar to the Big Mac, but had shredded cabbage, and a sweet relish sauce that was oh so good. There was the hi-lo double cheeseburger, and a deep fried pork tenderloin on a bun, that was a favorite of mine.

Do any of you remember having a Sandy’s restaurant where you lived? 🙂

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© 2017 BS

 

RANDOM POST # 5 – LIGHT IT UP

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RANDOM POST # 5 – LIGHT IT UP

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Sticking with the Random Post’s of some of the many jobs I’ve had over the years, here are two more. These were in the early 70s, in our home town.

First, was at Litton Industries. They made things for the Defense Department, along with other useful items, such as micro-waves, and calculators. My job there was to make wiring harnesses. These would go into airplanes or other government goods. I would get a blueprint/diagram of the harness to be made, choose the right wires, measure, cut, and strip the ends. Then I’d put them together as required in bundles, and in order, to make them fit the printed out diagram. At some point, I’d get to attach the wires to parts of the motherboard, and solder diodes and transistors to the board. It was fun to do all this, and didn’t seem complicated at all. The other workers were mostly women, and we’d sit at a long table while we worked, and we could talk about all kinds of things. The photos are very similar to what we did on this job.

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Next, was Texas Instruments. This is a well-known company for electronics. The area I worked in was called, ‘Light-Up’. We were testing the little pieces of plastic material that goes into calculators. These were the little numbers that show up on the calculator screen when you turn it on. We had to make sure each little piece would actually show up each of the 7 segments of the numbers. We had a simple manual machine that we’d put the number into, pull down the door of the machine, and it would light up the number. If it was good, it went in one pile, if not it went into the bad pile. We were encouraged to do this as fast as we could, and I think I got up to lighting up over a hundred every minute. It was easy and fun to try to beat your score each time. We also got to talk amongst ourselves while we worked, too. Did you know the numbers are all like those in the photo, inside a calculator? Only certain parts are lit up on the screen to form the number you punch in.

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Hope you enjoyed hearing about these jobs. I’ll post more soon, as I’ve had lots more jobs, all different and interesting. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

JIGSAW

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JIGSAW

I got some jigsaw puzzles for Christmas. This is the first one I’ve worked on, and just completed it yesterday. It has lots of cute kitties in the picture. I only worked on it about an hour a day for a week or so.  These are fun to do. Next up will be harder…750 pieces of a Mexican Sugar Skull! 🙂 Do y’all like working jigsaw puzzles?

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TOTALLY RANDOM POST of the DAY # 3

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TOTALLY RANDOM POST of the DAY # 3

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In continuing with my many jobs of the past, here’s a list of some of the next ones I did. All these were still part-time, as I was was in school for part of the day.

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  1. Crest-Line Distributors – I worked in the office here. It was a manufacturing place for chicken and hog watering systems. I believe they also did egg candling, too. Or made the egg candlers here. For work in the office, I mostly wrote up newsletters, and regular letters to customers. I took dictation in shorthand for this, and also used a transcribing machine. Actually, I think it was a tape recorder sort of thing, where the boss would read into it, what he wanted the letters to say, then I’d play it back on my own time, and type them up. I also sent out the newsletter mailers, after stamping the addresses on there with the address-o-graph machine, and running them through the postage meter, and folding them all up, putting in envelopes, and sorting according to zip codes, and bundling them all up. I also took all the received mail, and opened it all. I also had plenty of time to mess around, so I did lots of zentangle type drawings (before it became a thing)
  2. At the same place, in the same building, down the hall, I worked two other jobs. For these, I just processed orders. It was for R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and for Hawaiian Punch juices
  3. General Services Administration GSA – I was a student aide for this government job, during the summer months. Here I kept up the many notebooks of rules and regulations that would be issued every day. I also did some typing, and for something different, I got to train on the PBX telephone system in the building. That was fun, but complicated, with all those cords and plugs. … Interesting fact, my boss here knew my uncle, somehow, so he always asked how he was. Another fun fact, was when we weren’t very busy, the other office lady and I would read movie magazines. 🙂
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© 2016 BS