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Just Jot It January – Silence

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Just Jot It January – Silence

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 21st, 2018

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Your prompt for January 21st, 2018, brought to you by the wonderful and talented Willow, is “Silence.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Willow at her blog, “Willowdot21” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link:  https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/

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I like silence sometimes. Usually the TV is on, right by my computer desk, but every chance I get I turn the sound to  mute. I like to hear the leaves rustling in the trees, and the birds tweeting better than some silly program on TV. I like to get up really early, when the house is dark, and enjoy some silence for a little while, as I’m reading.

Funny thing is, I don’t like complete silence at night. I have to have my sound machine going, tuned to ocean waves. I’ve always had some sort of noise at night, like a radio playing.

Oh, here’s a silence that always seems weird. When you have the TV going, the lights on, the air conditioner or heater on, and maybe people talking, going about their business…and the electric power goes out with no warning! It just seems so silent when everything shuts down. Everything and everybody comes to a stand still.

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Well, I’ve been almost falling asleep sitting here trying to think of things about silence or silent. Here’s some:

  • Sounds of Silence (the song)
  • Silent Night (the Christmas song)
  • Silent Films/Movies
  • Shhhhh
  • Shush
  • Well, shut my mouth
  • Silent Majority
  • Silencer on a gun
  • Silence of the Lambs (movie)
  • Shut up
  • Stifel
  • Be quiet

And…this is all I have. I will be silent now.

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© 2018 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 20th, 2018

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “oc.” Find a word that starts with “oc” and use it in your post. Bonus points if you start and end with your post with an “oc” word. Have fun!

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O’Casey the ocelot screamed at two o’clock in the early morning of October 31st.

He was in charge of cleaning the giant aquarium at the Oceanside Museum, and it had to be done in the wee hours before the public came in to observe the underwater realms.

This being Halloween, he was a bit spooked anyway, and when the occupant of the aquarium, Toby the octopus, had given him a startle, by slithering from behind a decorative rock, he just lost all control.

O’Casey was a bit embarrassed on this occasion, especially as his scream had gone an octave higher than the piercing noise of a smoke alarm.

Toby just laughed and waved his arms around in a friendly manner. He loved playing a joke on O’Casey, and knew they’d remain friends for as long as they lived, even if they were both octogenarians.

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note: written with minimal rearranging of one sentence, otherwise just looked up some ‘oc’ words, and wrote as it came to me.

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© 2018 BS

 

Just Jot It January – Darkness

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Just Jot It January – Darkness

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 19th, 2018

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Your prompt for January 19th, 2018, brought to you by my dear friend and fellow Canadian, Kerry, is “Darkness.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Kerry at her blog, “Her Headache,” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link:  https://kkherheadache.wordpress.com/

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INTO THE NIGHT

A gleam in my eye

I gaze at the sky,

A yearning I can’t explain…

My souls cries out,

A silent shout,

Bereft, I wait in pain.

So far away,

The Milky Way,

This place in the vast unknown,

Someday they’ll call,

And I will fall,

Into darkness that is my home.

Into the night

I will take flight

To stars I did behold…

I dreamed to dare,

And sailed through the air…

My soul will forever unfold.

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note: first published here on February 11, 2015

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Just Jot It January – Revolt

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Just Jot It January – Revolt

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 18th, 2018

Your prompt for January 18th, 2018, brought to you by the lovely Sandra, is “Revolt.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Sandra at her blog, “What Sandra Thinks” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link:  https://whatsandrathinks.com/

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Reading

Everything

Via

On

Line

Text

***don’t***

Take

Learning

Of

Various

Entries as

Reliable

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© 2018 BS

Just Jot It January & One-Liner Wednesday

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Jut Jot It January & One-Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 17, 2018

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“We are not tea-sing – Our tea is pleasing”

This is a sign we pass by all the time. They change the saying every so often, most times having to do with tea or water, and sometimes funny. One time though, and I never got a picture of it, the sign just said, ‘water water come and get it’. I thought they could have come up with a better one than that.

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Just Jot It January – Contemplation

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Just Jot It January – Contemplation

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 16th, 2018

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Your prompt for January 16th, 2018, brought to you by the multi-talented Cheryl, is “Contemplation.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Cheryl at her blog, “The Bag Lady” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link:  https://rugby843.blog/

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Thinking…contemplating

Think…ruminate

Ruminate to relate

Relate to alleviate

Alleviate and gravitate

Gravitate to contemplate

Contemplate to ruminate

Ruminating to contemplating

Contemplating and thinking…

And thinking about contemplating

On and on and on…

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All these rhyming words remind me of this song/video.

Now, contemplate the lyrics, as they are very meaningful.

“Mediate”, by INXS, is found on their album, “Kicks”, and was released in 1987. It was written by Andrew Farriss, and Michael Hutchence.

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Hallucinate, desegregate
Mediate, alleviate
Try not to hate, love your mate
Don’t suffocate on your own hate
Designate your love as fate
A one-world state as human freight
The number eight, a white/black state
A gentle trait, a broken crate
A heavyweight or just too late
Like pretty Kate has sex ornate
Now devastate, appreciate
Depreciate, fabricate
Emulate, a truth dilate
Special date, the animal we ate
A guilt debate, the edge serrate
A better rate, the youth irate
Deliberate, fascinate
Deviate, reinstate
Liberate, too moderate
Recreate or detonate
Annihilate, atomic fate
Mediate, clear the slate
Activate, now radiate
A perfect state, a food on plate
Gravitate, the Earth’s own weight
Designate your love as fate
At ninety-eight we all rotate
Hallucinate, desegregate
Mediate, alleviate
Try not to hate, love your mate
Don’t suffocate on your own hate
Designate your love as fate
A one-world state as human freight
The number eight, a white/black state
A gentle trait, the broken crate
A heavyweight or just too late
Like pretty Kate has sex ornate
Now devastate, appreciate
Depreciate, fabricate
Emulate, truth dilate
The special date, the animals we ate
Guilt debate, the edge serrate
A better rate, a youth irate
Deliberate, fascinate
Deviate and reinstate
And liberate
To liberate
Liberate
Liberate

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http://www.metrolyrics.com/mediate-lyrics-inxs.html

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Just Jot It January – Justice

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Just Jot It January – Justice

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 15th, 2018

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Your prompt for January 15th, 2018, brought to you by the lovely Barb, is “Justice.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Barb at her blog, “Gallimaufry,” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link:  https://barbct.wordpress.com/

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We’re supposed to write about the word ‘justice’, if we want.

I’m going with something a little different, but with the same sounding word, ‘Justiss’.

Here’s the story, which may or may not have a bit of coincident or even a touch of synchronicity about it.

Quite a few years ago, here in town, my brother-in-law had a job as a Certified Nurses Aid (CNA). He’s had this type of job for years, in many different locations.

One of the duties he had on this one was to care for an elderly couple. Their last name was Justiss.

Later on, my BIL moved on to other jobs and other towns.

Quite a few years had passed, and evidently so had Mr. and Mrs. Justiss.

Now, here’s what’s odd or weird, or whatever you want to call it.

I love going to yard sales. So one day we go to one, and I buy some old scrapbooks. There were 12 of them, all one dollar each, and were huge, heavy books. Most were filled with Christmas cards someone had collected from friends and family, and also lots of seasonal newsletters, and one book had photos. These scrapbooks went as far back as the early 1940s!

It turns out that these books had belonged to the very same Mrs. Justiss, that my BIL had taken care of years before. The lady had written all kinds of things in her scrapbooks, along with her own address. It was the same one, same name…everything. I asked the yard sale lady where she’d gotten the books, and she told me from an estate sale.

I still have them all, and think it was probably my most favorite find at a yard sale.

What do you think?

 

photos of part of a page and the cover of one of the scrapbooks…

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Just Jot It January – Ultimatum

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Just Jot It January – Ultimatum

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 14th, 2018

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For today’s challenge, we have the prompt word, ‘ultimatum’, suggested by Itinerary Planner. Find her blog at, “Travel Itineraries” https://traveltinerary.com/

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Ultimatum isn’t a word I would ever use. I’d never give one, or take one from anybody. It does seem like a threat…do this, or else! Or else what? Also sounds like a dare. Cross this line in the sand, or else…

Anyway, that’s all I can think of. When I can’t think of something good to write about a word, I just have fun with it. I time myself to see how many other words I can make out of the prompt word.

This time I timed it for one minute, and got 8 words. If there had been the letter E, I could have made more.

Try and see how many new words you can make!

Here’s the ones I got ( mat, vat, tat, mutt, mum, tam, lit, maim)

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 13th, 2018

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This day’s prompt suggestion is a bit different. Here’s the instructions we were given. Thanks, Linda!

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is as follows: read closely. When you’re ready to sit down and write your post, look to the publication (book, newspaper, permission slip from your kid’s teacher, whatever you find) closest to you, and base your post on the sixth, seventh, and eighth word from the beginning of the page. Enjoy!

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So, we’re supposed to take the nearest item, find the 6th, 7th, and 8th word that is written or printed on there, and write something about that.

I don’t have a book near by, but I have stacks of post-it notes right here on the desk. I make tons of notes about all kinds of stuff. The above photo is the note on top of the stack today.

It is a note to look for some books I’ve heard people say were good. They are, “The Map of Time”, “The Map of Sky”, and “The Map of Chaos”, by Felix J. Palma.

The 6, 7, and 8th words were, ‘map of sky’.

I like that, as I’m fascinated by the sky and of course the clouds, sun, stars, moon, and planets. I always have been, ever since my dad made his own telescope. He worked a long time on it, grinding the lenses, and putting it all together. He did it right there in the kitchen. When it was all done, we really enjoyed taking it outside on a dark, starry night, to see the sky. We had star charts and maps of where to find constellations, and well, the moon was just incredible seeing it up close through the telescope lens. We even got to see the rings of Saturn, and lots more interesting things.

I have my own telescope now, and get it out sometimes to be stargazing. Of course I try to spot a UFO, too.

Anyway, these words I used for the prompt were good ones for me today! 🙂

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© 2018 BS

Just Jot It January – Aggravate

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Just Jot It January – Aggravate

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 12th, 2018

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Today’s suggested prompt word is brought to you by Fandango. Find their blog here: https://fivedotoh.wordpress.com/

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I don’t know much to say about aggravate. I don’t get aggravated very often. Let’s see…

I get aggravated when:

  • I keep writing/typing 2017 instead of 2018
  • I can’t get the lid from a jar open
  • I drop things and have to stop to pick it up/clean it up
  • When I know I’m not at all organized about anything, and wish I could be
  • When I’m asked what or where I want to eat (it really doesn’t matter to me, anything is fine, you choose)
  • When I’m asked to make a decision (it’s impossible, because I flit from one thing to another every second)

And, I was aggravated yesterday, when this prompt word was suggested, because I had a stomach ache all day, and didn’t feel like doing anything, such as thinking about being aggravated.

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