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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Yarn

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Yarn 

https://lindaghill.com/2021/06/04/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-june-5-2021/

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Here’s todays SOCS prompt from Linda G. Hill! Thanks so much for always having interesting ideas to write about! 🙂

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

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Yarn is very handy, if you’ve a mind to try it

All the pretty colors, but found I couldn’t knit it

I used to do crochet, and I do have to say

I made a lot of things, way back in the day

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Yep, I used to crochet a lot of things. I made some large blankets, and cute stuffed toys, and even doll dresses.

These days I don’t. It’s been a lot of years since I tried to make a scarf, and it’s just sitting there.

Yarn is useful in other ways, though. I use it to tie things, and in crafting other things. It’s good for use as colorful ribbons and pom poms on gift packages. A strange use I have for yarn is to wrap some multi-colored lines around the earpieces of my glasses. It helps keep the metal frame from irritating my skin over my ears. Looks kinda cool, actually. The latest thing I used some for is to repair a cat toy. It is a fishing pole deal with a toy on the end, and the string had broken.

Yarn to the rescue!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

 

Fibbing Friday – Two Times

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Fibbing Friday – Two Times

This weekly challenge presents some questions that we are to give wrong answer to. It’s all in fun.

To join in this weekly challenge, and see other entries, just click the link below:

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2021/04/23/fibbing-friday-23rd-april/

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1. What is the significance of today in 1564 and 1616? … The first renaissance faire was held on this day in 1564, but didn’t catch on really until 1616. They were the precursors to today’s cos plays.

2. Who said “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players’ … All the high school drama teachers when they were directing students for a stage play.

3. Who was widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and one of the world’s greatest dramatists ? … Noah Webster, because he wrote the first book – a dictionary of words, and wasn’t hesitant to promote his book by all media of the day.

4. What was The Globe? … Oh, this was a huge discount store in our town. It was here before Wal-mart came along, but now is out of business.

5. ‘Much ado about nothing’ was about what? … It means to make a mountain out of a molehill – in other words, insignificant rantings.

6. Who were Titania and Oberon? … These are very old, antique brands of wrist watches.

7. Who were known as The Weird Sisters or Wayward Sisters? … I heard they were sisters who went hunting for tornadoes in the heartland. Click to view

8. What is Bardolatry? … This is a process used in old fashioned kitchens, where the cook would use rendered lard to fry things in. It’s frowned upon these days as it’s bad for your health.

9. Who said ‘Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none ‘. … I don’t remember who ‘coined’ the phrase, but it is what’s printed on all of our coins.

10. Who was known as The Swan of Avon? … The collector’s bottle of perfume shaped like a swan with a crown on it’s head. It was sold by Avon Products.

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These are the Q & A from last week which I forgot to post:

 

https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2021/04/16/fibbing-friday-april-16th-2021/

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  1. What exactly is a “Five and Dime”? … A sneaky way to invite someone out to eat and to a dance… like ‘let’s jive and dine’.
  2. What gets sold at a ”General Store”? … You can get all your military badges, pins, ribbons, medals and clothing at the General Store.
  3. Why are they called “Department Stores”? … Because they are different than A-partments. You don’t live in a De-partment store.
  4. What’s so convenient about a “Convenience Store”? … Nothing – it’s a scam with the hint of it in the very word – Con (anti) venient.
  5. What is a “Blue Light Special”? … This is a neon light advertising beer
  6. Why do some people call all soda, “Coke”?  … Because I’m from TX and we do it to make extra conversation, because then we have to say what kind of Coke we really want.
  7. What franchise is nicknamed “The Home of the Whopper”? … The museum of famous fibs and lies collection … in other words – Fibbing Friday
  8. Which franchise claims to be “Finger-lickin’ Good”?  … That would be the company that makes ‘lady finger’ cookies.
  9. What does “IHOP” stand for? … Invading Humanoids of Pluto
  10. What does “Scattered, Smothered, and Covered” mean? … It’s a funny way of saying you have a messy bed, so get busy straightening it up.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Fibbing Friday – Would You Believe?

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Fibbing Friday – Would You Believe?

This weekly challenge presents some questions that we are to give wrong answer to. It’s all in fun.

To join in this weekly challenge, and see other entries, just click the link below:

https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2021/01/08/fibbing-friday-january-8th-2021/

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  1. What do the abbreviations, B.C. and A.D. stand for? … Bacon Crumbles and Artichoke Dip
  2. What do the abbreviations, B.C.E. and C.E. stand for? … Be Conscious Everyday and Creepy Eel
  3. What event triggered the start of the U.S. Civil War? … Tea – some wanted it hot – some wanted it iced
  4. What were “The Wars of the Roses?” … A flower arranging competition.
  5. Where was the Kingdom of Prussia located? … On your painting palette – a tube of Prussian Blue paint.
  6. According to the account in Genesis, what happened at the Tower of Babel? … It was a battle of the bands contest.
  7. What artistic style is Pablo Picasso famous for? … He was famous for using colored pebbles in mosaic form to make pictures.
  8. January 6th was two days ago. What makes it special?  … It was my daughter’s birthday!
  9. In the comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes, who or what is Hobbes? … Hobbes is Calvin’s subconscious brain.
  10. The song, “Home on the Range” asks for a home where what two animals play? … Chickens and porcupines.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

 

Fibbing Friday – Potpourri

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Fibbing Friday – Potpourri

This weekly challenge presents some questions that we are to give wrong answer to. It’s all in fun.

To join in this weekly challenge, and see other entries, just click the link below:

https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/12/26/fibbing-friday-saturday-edition-december-26th-2020/

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  1. Why is there a small plastic baby inside of a king cake? … Probably to scare little kids into never eating cake again.
  2. What is Three Kings Day? … A sing-off contest for Elvis impersonators.
  3. Why is Boxing Day not formally observed in the US? … Because we have too many cardboard boxes and the dumpsters are full already.
  4. Traditionally, Christmas Day is the first of the Twelve Days of Christmas. By that same tradition, what is today known as? … Take back and exchange the gifts you got the day before.
  5. Why is the US Presidential Inauguration held at noon on January 20th? … So everyone has time to have their breakfast and coffee before the meeting.
  6. Why are the President and Vice President of the United States elected together rather than separately?  … These people always run on the ‘buddy platform’.
  7. Who swears in the President of the United States? … The winner of a cussing contest held the day before.
  8. In certain US states that have lots of prairie land, there are signs warning not to drive through smoke. Why? … Because when you drive through smoke you are transported to another dimension far far away.
  9. Why did Air France and British Airways suspend the use of all Concorde aircraft in 2003? … Not many passengers wanted the express route – they wanted the scenic route.
  10. Why was there no supersonic replacement for the Concorde once all of them had been decommissioned? … Because Sonic the Hedgehog wasn’t available for endorsement any longer.
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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
© 2020 BS

Fibbing Friday – Spring

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Fibbing Friday – Spring

These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

Find out more at the link found below.

https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/06/12/fibbing-friday-june-12th-2020/

Below are 10 questions, the answers to which are entirely up to you.
The idea though is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly or even outrageous in your response as long as you evade the truth (or maybe bend it a little).

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The questions & my answers:

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  1. Why is Spring so named?  … Spring is what cats like Tigger do – they think it’s a fun game to spring out at you.

 

  1. What are “Spring Greens”?  … These ‘spring greens’ are all the Crayola crayon green colors lumped into one.

 

  1. What’s a Spring Roll? … The spring roll is what kids do at Easter time by rolling down a grassy hill.

 

  1. What makes June 6th so important?  … June 6 or if you prefer 6/6 is known as wear a funny hat day.

 

  1. What happens on June 20th of this year?  … You start thinking there are too many holidays in the month of June.

 

  1. What happens on June 21st of this year?   … You decide to boycott any more holidays in June.

 

  1. Why is Father’s Day always on a Sunday?  … Father’s Day falls on a Sunday every time, because lots of sports happen on Sunday.

 

  1. What was the book, Silent Spring about?  … It was the year that they enacted the ‘no noise day’ into law.

 

  1. What does a balance spring do?  … Those silly balance springs – we all love them because who doesn’t love pogo sticks!

 

  1. What makes spring water special?  … Spring water is special because it’s the right temperature – not freezing as winter water, and not boiling like summer water.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Escapist Coloring Club – June

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Escapist Coloring Club – June

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – June 1, 2020

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This is the place to showcase your coloring! Join in Linda G. Hill’s fun coloring club. See other entries. It’s fun! Just click the above link for details. 🙂

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I’ve colored so many pages these past months I can’t even keep track of them all.

These are really recent ones, though.

  • A girl – long blond hair – blue jeans/pink top – multi design shawl of pink & blue
  • A van with rainbow colored windows, slogan on van is ‘just keep moving’ – bursts of all colors – title words ‘Hippie Time’ in all colors
  • Day of the Dead skull, done in brown, yellow and aqua – flowers on each corner

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Fibbing Friday – Confusing Christmas ??

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Fibbing Friday  – Confusing Christmas ??

These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

Find out more at the following link:

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2019/12/20/festive-fibbing-friday-20th-december/

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1. What do you get hanging from Santa’s roof? — frozen icicle toes

2. Where does Santa get his annual flu jab? — he gets it at the local supermarket

3. What kind of motor bike does Santa ride when he’s off duty? — no motor – just a banana seat bike

4. What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney? — hearing the kids keep asking ‘what’s that’ over and over

5. What do you get when you run over a skunk with Santa’s Sleigh? — a poor dead skunk

6. What do Santa’s little helpers learn at school? — how to paint stripes on candy canes

7. What goes Oh, Oh, Oh? — Santa’s replay sounds backwards in a secret message

8. Who is the King of Santa’s helpers? — his dog named King

9. What’s worse than Rudolph with a runny nose? — a hanging off the roof with frozen icicle toes

10. What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? — Frosty Fangs

 

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Christmas Memory # 11 – Germany

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Christmas Memory # 11 – Germany Click to view

For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.

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We were in Germany in 1972 at Christmas time. I have lots of good memories about this one, as it was the first time I celebrated Christmas in another country.

We lived in the city of Furth/Nuremberg in an apartment building. Most of the tenants were with the American military and their families. One of our good neighbors was such, and his wife was German. They had a little girl, too.

We got together with them all the time, for food and card games, and I’d baby sit the little girl sometimes, too. They invited us to their Christmas dinner that year, and had some traditions that for us was different and very enjoyable.

Below, is what I wrote about it in a past post.

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A photo of the sugar cone melting over a copper pot.

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Burnt Punch (German)

The Burnt Punch photo was taken when we lived in Germany. Our neighbors invited us over for a Christmas meal and had this, also. I’d forgotten what it was called, so looked under ‘burning sugar cone’ and this is what it said about it. It’s a German tradition, called Feverzaugenbowle (burnt punch). It contains wine, fruits and spices. The solid sugar cone is soaked in rum, then set afire, and it melts/drips into the metal punch bowl. 🙂 Another traditional German drink we were introduced to was the Rumtopf. This is a crock jar, that fruits are added to, layered, with rum. We had a lovely meal, that included actual reindeer meat, and boiled chestnuts. They lit the candles on their  Christmas tree, and we listened to classical music. I imagine we also played some card games, too, as that is what we did quite frequently. 🙂

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And here’s a photo of our presents and a few evergreen branches I put up. Also a photo of our friend lighting the Christmas candles on the tree.

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Another fun thing we did this year was going to the Christmas Market there in the town. It was full of Christmas cheer and decorations. I bought a couple of ornaments to keep, and still have them.

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© 2016 & 2019 BS

Fibbing Friday – Mixed Bag Q & A

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Fibbing Friday – Mixed Bag Q & A

These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2019/11/08/fibbing-friday-8th-november/

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1. What’s a cyclops? *** A clop is a sound a horse makes when he is walking. There once was a horse named Cy, and he did a lot of clopping, so they named it after him.

2. What’s next in this sequence? Y, G, B, B,  *** There was a chain of variety stores called T. G. & Y, a long time ago. They’ve since gone out of business, so the B B means Bye-Bye.

3. Patty has 4 apples and Pete pinched a pair. What do Patty and Pete have now? *** Bruised cheeks. This sounds like a math puzzle – I don’t do math puzzles.

4. How would an alien describe sheep? *** Fluffy clouds on the ground.

5. What is Fool’s Gold? *** It’s a crayon. The color is gold, but it will fool you by turning another color without notice.

6. Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sporty and Baby were the original Spice Girls. If you were to audition to be a sixth Spice, what would you be and why? Guys you can answer this one too! *** I’d be Spirit Spice – I’d bring a lot of spirit to the group, and if it bombed, I’d disappear since I’m a ghost.

7. Why are traditional teapots brown? *** Because if you turn the word around to ‘pot-tea’ you’ll know why. Nobody wants to see those kinds of stains.

8. What are the Winds of Change? *** Zephyrs – they swirl around leaving magic in their wake.

9. What is an amaryllis? *** A girl who lives in Amarillo TX is known as an amayrllis.

10. What are blues and twos? *** The sounds that shoes make – a squeaky, yet mournful sound.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS