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An Older Post – Freedom

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An Older Post – Freedom

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From 2016

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THE BIG ESCAPE

Turned loose in a large green field, the game players ran around willy-nilly. All the rules and regimentation were forgotten in this first taste of freedom. They shouted, and laughed, and kicked all the balls as hard as they wanted to.

There were no grown-ups telling them how to behave. Their uniforms became grass-stained, their shoes muddy, but they didn’t care. This was living!

After awhile they became tired and thirsty. This was a new feeling…uncomfortable. Looking around for an answer to their unanticipated quandary, they became worried. How would they get back home? Where was their home?

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Back at the activities center, John and Joe looked at the game table.

“What happened to all the little foosball men?” John asked.

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© 2021 BS

A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter Q – 20 Questions

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter Q – 20 Questions

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http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

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It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.

This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.

So, here we go with Letter Q …

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter Q

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20 Q (the game)

Based on a parlor game called Twenty Questions, Robin Burgener, in 1988, invented a hand held electronic game he called 20Q. He was experimenting with using AI – Artificial Intellegence.

When you turn this game on, it will ask you to think of something for it to guess. It has a display screen that you can read it’s questions, and buttons you can push, to log in your answer, either yes, no, sometimes, or unknown.

This ‘toy’ will ask you a series of 20 simple questions. As you keep answering the questions posed, the device will build on them, to ultimately guess what you were thinking about.

In between the questions, it will make funny comments to you. On the package it comes in it states that it can read your mind. One of the comments it makes, is that it is spooky how it knows what you are thinking.

It is not programmed. It somehow ‘learns’ from every answer you give, and every time turns out different. Most of the time it guesses right!

I have two of these 20Q games, and have been amazed at how it can even do this. It occasionally does miss the answer, and will make a funny comment about how you can’t win them all.

I think it is a bit weird to be holding a sort of ‘mini brain’ right there in my hand. Like it says…it’s spooky!

 

A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter J – Jacks

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A to Z Blog Challenge 2021 – Letter J – Jacks

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http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

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It’s that time again for the April A to Z Blog Challenge. I’ve done this one for quite a few years, and it’s always fun.

This time I decided to go with the miscellaneous type posts, which some days will be whatever I want, and other days will be a resurrection of my older posts that pretty much no one or very few ever saw.

So, here we go with Letter J  …

#AtoZChallenge 2021 April Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter J

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JACKS

Do you remember playing the kids’s game of Jacks? I remember how much fun we had.

The game of Jacks is played all over the world, by kids of all ages. There are as many types of Jacks games, as there are kids who play.

The ones I used were the little metal pronged toy that you throw onto a hard surface, like the floor. You have a small rubber ball, which you throw up into the air, pick up a set number of the jacks, and then catch the ball after one bounce.

Other’s rules say not to let the ball bounce at all, and some use a wooden ball or token. Some jacks are made of brightly colored plastic.

Friends can play together, taking turns, or you can play and practice on your own. We used to go early to school, just so we could get in a game before classes started. It was the rage for awhile.

There are different ways to pick up the jacks during a game. They all have funny names, for each round. Here’s a few I remember…

  • onsies – tensies
  • eggs in the basket
  • peas in the pod
  • piggies
  • flying pigs
  • round the world
  • kiss’ems
  • shooting stars
  • over the fence

 

Honestly, we could have played these rounds of jacks all day. Sometimes, we’d use a golf ball instead of the rubber ball. This worked best on the sidewalk. Long ago, inside a regular golf ball, was another smaller, rubber ball. We’d get an old, beat up golf ball and cut it open. It was fun and funny, because also inside the golf ball, were all these long strands of rubber band things. They’d come popping out all over the place, and we’d scream and laugh. Then, we’d grab the smaller ball to play our jacks with.

Sometimes, the adults would warn us that if we weren’t careful…if we accidently poked a hole in the small ball, there was a poison liquid inside; if it got in your eye, you’d go blind. We never did poke any holes, though, and no one went blind.

This is the the craziest sounding thing…now that I think about it. I mean, we were kids, using sharp knives to cut a possibly poison golf ball…and the adults were not concerned about this…just the poison part…and they let us do it anyway!

All I know, is we sure had fun playing the game of Jacks. I’ll bet I could still play a pretty good game…in fact, I do have a set. I think I’ll try a game or two.

How about you? Want to join me?

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© 2014 & 2021 BS

Anagrams – One Liner Wednesday & Just Jot It January # 22

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Anagrams – One Liner Wednesday & Just Jot It January # 22

 

One-Liner Wednesday/JusJoJan the 15th, 2020 – Aesthetic

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Anagrams are fun!

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An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of a different word or phrase, typically using all the original letters exactly once

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One of the first games I ever played when I was a kid, was Anagrams. It had square tiles you chose at random, and tried to make words from them.

Here’s a few that turn out cool. I read them in a book. 🙂

  • Astronomers … becomes Moon Starers
  • A Decimal Point … becomes I’m a dot in place
  • New York Times … becomes Monkey’s Write
  • The eyes … becomes They see

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© 2020 BS

THIS ISN’T MONDAY?

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THIS ISN’T MONDAY?

Well, I thought for sure today was Monday. I was even looking up songs with Monday in the title. At some point I finally realized today is Sunday. haha

I guess that’s what happens when I get up so early and not being quite awake while I’m drinking my coffee. So, I just played some games. Here’s a photo of the reflection of the game I was playing in the coffee. (Candy Crush Jelly)  I took the photo at 5 a. m. and had already been up  since 4:15, which is my usual morning. 🙂

Wishing you a beautiful Sunday!

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© 2017 BS

OUIJA BOARD

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Reposted here from April 17, 2014, as an A to Z Blog Challenge Letter O

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OUIJA BOARD

Introduced in 1890, by Elijah Bond, as a harmless parlor game, the Ouija board has gained quite the negative reputation. It is a flat board, with numbers, letters, yes, no, sun, and moon, and good-bye, printed on it. A person/persons use a planchette to put their hands on, expecting the board to move the device around the board to spell out answers to the questions it’s been asked. Is this some sort of magic? Is it demonic? Is it just, as stated, a simple parlor game for kids?

I don’t know. Some people swear it is evil…that it opens a portal to the underworld and calls forth demons. Despite the warnings, the Ouija board game can still be purchased at toy stores today.

I had a Ouija board when I was a kid. Me and my friends played it all the time, with no ill effects. We’d ask silly questions…and it would move the planchette we had our hands on…and give us an answer. Most times it was right, and for a fact, we were not making it move. I don’t know how it works, but it does.

One question I asked it was, would I get a dog? It said yes. I asked when? It said January. (this was back in the fall). Sure enough, come January, I did get a puppy. I named him Dusty, and he was an awesome dog, who lived with us for many years.

Later on, my own kids were playing with a friend’s Ouija board, when they hollered, all excited, that they’d contacted a spirit called Seth. When I heard that, I made them stop, and told them the story I’d read about Seth.

It is written in a series of books, called “Seth Speaks”, by Jane Roberts. Her and her husband claimed they’d contacted the discarnate entity of Seth, and he was speaking through her. Her husband transcribed all she spoke, as Seth, and they wrote every dialog down in the book series. One of the main topics of the writings is, as Seth told them, that each individual creates their own reality.There is much, much more.

So, when the kids said they’d contacted Seth, I told them this and they put it away, never to play it again.

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For more information on Ouija boards and the Seth books, go to…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seth_Material

Thank you for reading!

Peace, Love. & Writing

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© 2017 BS

COLOR YOUR WORLD – PINE GREEN

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Today’s color to match is called Pine Green. To  me the sample doesn’t look like pine green. It looks blue green. What do you think?

To find out more about this challenge, click below:

Color Your World – Pine Green

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Potpourri of pine…smells so good!

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Our grocery store game tickets

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Bird’s nest and greenery

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© 2016 BS

JUST JOT IT JANUARY – # 11 – EFFORTLESS

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Today’s prompt word for Just Jot It January is – Effortless

Find out more about this challenge by clicking below…

Just Jot It January 11th – Effortless

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I don’t know about you, but I feel that there is nothing that is totally effortless. You have to put in a little effort to just live, don’t you? Now, lots of things seem to be done effortlessly, because the ones doing whatever it is, have been doing it for a long time, and have had time to practice doing it. To us is seems effortless, but really it took hard work to get to that point.

I had to put in some effort to think of something to write about effortless. Nothing much was coming to me, so I just thought I’d do an anagram of the word. That was a few minutes of fun. If you’d like to try it, now’s your chance! 🙂

The word is Effortless … make as many words as you can using the letters from the word, in only 2 minutes. (I got 25)

Have fun! 🙂

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JUST JOT IT JANUARY – # 9 – MOVIE TITLE

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For today’s prompt we were asked to think of a movie title, and write about it.

You can find out more about this fun challenge by clicking below:

http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/

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The movie I thought of is one of my favorites…”Pulp Fiction”. It was released in 1994, by Quentin Tarantino. It has quite a few well-known actors, including John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and Bruce Willis, among others. There are lots of memorable quotes for this movie, but most are just not appropriate for this blog. 😉 One, that I’ll paraphrase/summarize briefly goes something like this… “What do they call a quarter pounder in Paris? … A Royale with Cheese” … It’s much more funny to see them say it in the movie.

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Our whole family likes this movie, and devised a game for us to play at home. We took a small chalkboard, and a dry erase board, and hung them up so everyone could see and participate. One was titled ‘Movie Quotes’ and the other ‘Song Lyrics’. We all had a different name, those character names in the movie Pulp Fiction, that were written on the bottom of the boards. One of us would think of a quote or song lyric (from this movie, or any other movie or song we could think of) and we’d write it down. Another of us would have to answer it, by writing it on the board. The one who got it right first, got a point. Well, it was lots of fun. I’ve included a couple of pictures of our boards. We must have erased some of the writing on them (it was quite a long time ago that we’d played), but I kept the boards, to remind me of all the fun we had doing this game. 🙂

Here are the pictures …

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