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Just Jot It January – Curiosity – Day 22

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Just Jot It January – Curiosity – Day 22

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#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 22nd

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 22nd is brought to you by Pamela! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Pamela’s word for our prompt today is “curiosity.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Today’s Jot word is = curiosity, and was suggested by Pamela! Thanks!

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You see things and say ‘why?’ But I dream things that never were and say ‘why not?’ ~ George Bernard Shaw

This is a quote from George Bernard Shaw. (July 26, 1856-November 2, 1950) He was a Nobel-Prize and Oscar-winning Irish playwright, critic, and socialist.

I like this quote because I do feel people in general see the things, and happenings in their world, each in their own unique way. Some are satisfied with the surface appearance of what their life is like, or maybe ask a rhetorical ‘why’, but dig no deeper. Then there are others, who are not satisfied with the status quo, so let their curiosity lead them down many other pathways, to find out more.

I know I’m curious about lots of things, and want to know the usual answers to, who, what, where, when, and why. Looking for answers, especially when you go googling, can take a long time, because one thing you find, leads to another interesting thing. Curiosity is a good thing!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Just Jot It January – Echo – Day 21

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Just Jot It January – Echo – Day 21

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 21st

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 21st is brought to you by Lady Lee! Click here to find her last Just Jot it January post and say hi while you’re there! Lady Lee’s word for our prompt today is “echo.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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The Jot word of the day is = echo. Thanks Lady Lee for the suggestion!

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There is a form of poetry called ‘Echo Poems’.

You write a line about anything you want, and just echo the last word, or use a rhyming word to go with the last word of the line you wrote. Sounds pretty simple, but it’s harder than it looks.

They are fun to do though, so I’ve tried a couple…

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Love?

A million dollars buys a bunch – lunch?

You can buy what you desire – liar!

It’s a fact you can’t buy love – dove

Pay your bills then have some fun – sun

Love will come when time is right – night?

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Aliens

Alien beings are certainly here – near

Watching over you and I – why?

Are they friend or are they foe? – know

Echoes from the faraway stars – Mars?

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

Just Jot It January – Serendipity – Day 20

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Just Jot It January – Serendipity – Day 20

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 20th

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 20th is brought to you by Jill! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Jill’s word for our prompt today is “serendipity.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Today’s Jot word is = serendipity. Thanks, Jill!

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Serendipity = the accidental discovery of something good that you hadn’t been looking for.

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That is a nice sounding word, a fun word to describe an unplanned wonderful surprise. There have been lots of things discovered accidentally in medicine, and technology throughout the years. In Jill’s post she mentions the microwave oven, and penicillin as two of them, and I’d seen them, too when I looked up what serendipity meant.

What are some more? Hang on a minute while I look….

These are just a very few of the accidental discoveries from the past that are still used today:

Vaseline

Potato Chips

Coca Cola

Plastic

Teflon

Velcro

Popsicles

Post-It Notes

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And, as the painter, Bob Ross, says:

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” ― Bob Ross

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Just Jot It January – Companionship – Day 18

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Just Jot It January – Companionship – Day 18

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 18th

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 18th is brought to you by Di! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Di’s word for our prompt today is “companionship.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Today’s Jot prompt word is companionship. Thanks Di!

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I have had a bit of a time trying to think of something for this prompt.

So…I decided to try a poem in a form I haven’t done in a long time.

It’s called a Sevenling, and is supposed to be 7 lines long, and include elements of three things, sort of a list? It can rhyme or not, even though I try to, and try to make it make some kind of sense.

Anyway…here’s my not great attempt:

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Companionship

It’s said that three is a lucky number

A one, a two, and three

A pyramid is of three sides, the boulders they did wrangle

In fact it was an elaborate burial triangle

A trio means three’s company, a foursome won’t comply

The best companionship to have is

Me, myself, and I

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And…another try at this

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Companionship is not a boat, in the nautical sense of the word

It has no water, and no sail, no squawking parrot bird

Companionship consists of us, friends you cannot buy

But if you find that you’re alone

There’s no need to sigh

The best companionship I’ve found

Is me, myself, and I

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Not all that good, huh? Now, I wanted to check out pyramids to see if they really do have 3 sides, and nope, they don’t. There are different shapes, and the base it is sitting on is considered a side, too. So, the ones that look like triangles, are 4 sided.

The more I fall down the rabbit hole, the more I learn. And, this has taken far longer than I intended for a simple jot!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Oops! – One Liner Wednesday & Just Jot It January

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Oops! – One Liner Wednesday & Just Jot It January

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 16th, and One-Liner Wednesday

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This was the page on the calendar we have today.

 

Have you had one of those Oops! moments when working on your computer? I know I have.

Right after I push the wrong button, there’s a second that I freeze. Oh no! What have I done?

Then there is the scramble to get it back, by trying all kinds of little tricks and trials.

Sometimes it’s gone forever, and you just have to start over.

Here’s another kind of Oops!

A broken egg yolk this morning. But, hey…they were going to be scrambled anyway. Just a minute, though…this was a double yolk egg. It happens sometimes, too. Some say it’s good luck to find a double yolk egg.

If so, I wish you all good luck in all your computer dealings today! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Just Jot It January – Paris – Day 15

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Just Jot It January – Paris – Day 15

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 15th

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 15th is brought to you by Kelli! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Kelli’s word for our prompt today is “Paris.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Today’s prompt word is Paris.

Here’s some photos of the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada. We were there for our daughter’s wedding quite awhile ago. It’s a very beautiful hotel, where we stayed, and the ceremony was held in the chapel there.

The last photo is a souvenir from the actual city of Pairs France. Our neighbors took a trip there a couple of years ago, and brought it back for me.

 

Now I have actually been to Paris France, many years ago. I say that because I was, but it was just at the airport where I had a layover as I was on my way to Germany. I didn’t get to go out and explore, and in fact almost missed my plane.

Another Paris I’ve been to and lived there is Paris Texas. After Germany, we did move to Paris TX for awhile. Some of my husband’s family still live there and have for many years.

So, you could say I’ve had some dealings with the Paris places in the world. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Just Jot It January – Reflection – Day 14

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Just Jot It January – Reflection – Day 14

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 14th

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 14th is brought to you by Janet! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Janet’s word for our prompt today is “reflection.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Odd Reflections

  • Reflection of computer game in my coffee
  • Pretty reflection I saw on a parking lot…maybe from mirrors?
  • UFOs? no – reflections of lights in a plate glass window

Reflections on Post-It Notes

I jot down lots of things on those little sticky notes. Reminders, lists, rhymes, menu orders, funny things I hear…well, lots of things. They just pile up, and sometimes I go through them before throwing most away.

These are my Crazy Notes…a jumble of things, which makes sense at the time, but later, reading them in random order…well, they sound so silly. 🙂

Here’s a small sample I’ve reflected on today. They were written sometime other in the past year.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Just Jot It January – Undiscovered – Day 13

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Just Jot It January – Undiscovered – Day 13

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 13th

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 13th is brought to you by Teresa! Click here to find her last SoCS post and say hi while you’re there! Teresa’s word for our prompt today is “undiscovered.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Our word of the day to write about is, undiscovered.

What’s to say about this? If something is undiscovered, then it is still hidden, not found, so how would you even know to look for something that hasn’t even been discovered as of yet?

Maybe you happen to find something unusual, like a surprise, and then you can say, “Hey, look what I found! I discovered this really neat thing, and now it is not undiscovered.”

If explorers never explored, then there would be a lot of undiscovered places in the world. Right? Even if people have been living in such a place for many years, until someone comes along and discovers them, they will remain undiscovered, don’t you think?

Now, that’s all I can say about that at this time.

Could be that you have discovered this blog of mine, and now I’m no longer undiscovered! Yay! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Art

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Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Art  

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 12th

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Our challenge hostess, Linda G. Hill, says…

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “art.” Talk about something that’s hanging on your wall. Add a picture, if you’d like. If you have no art on your walls, talk about something in a museum. Have fun!

Thanks, Linda!

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This SOCS prompt should be fun. I’m looking forward to see what everyone else posts today. The link above will take you to the main page, where you can join in, and also find other entries.

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I’ve got quite a few things hanging on the walls around here, but not as much as I used to have.

Years ago we planned on painting the walls, so I took everything down…and the walls never did get painted, so I’ve occasionally hung some more stuff up. Here’s just a few.

I got this painting at a yard sale. I like it because it’s the little Dia de Los Muertos skeletons dancing. I really love anything to do with the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead, and little skeletons doing ordinary things are to honor those who have passed on.

In the bottom left corner is a small greeting card. My aunt gave me this for Halloween one year, when I was just a little kid. I’ve kept it all these years because if you know me, I love ghosts and Halloween.

In the bottom right corner is a blank card I found somewhere. It is a tiger and a kitten. A tiger is my spirit animal, and of course I love all kittens & cats.

So, yeah, you could say this all means a lot to me.

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This needlepoint of a Siamese cat, I found a yard sale, too. Of course a cat…and it reminds me of our outside cat, Big Man, blue eyes and all.

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This tiger painting I’ve had a long time. My mother painted it for me. She did oil paintings all the time, and there were so many different subjects she painted. I still have a lot of them, but others were sold. This one is special.

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Here’s a couple of paintings I’ve done to showcase my blogging…teleportingweena & Ghost. They were done in acrylic, and aren’t framed or anything, but the orange one is hanging on the wall, and the blue ones is propped up beneath it. I see them every day. The orange one is made to look like my other blog on blogger. That’s the way the background theme looks.  The Ghost one has some shimmery shiny kind of paint, so that in different lights, the word appears and disappears. Pretty cool!

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There are other paintings I’ve done here on the walls, and my collection of crosses are covering the wall above my computer desk. Nothing at all is fancy or expensive, but I like them all.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Just Jot It January – Flu/Flue/Flew – Day 11

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Just Jot It January – Flu/Flue/Flew – Day 11

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 11th

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Just Jot It January is fun! Join in and also see other entries at the above link. Thanks for hosting, Linda!

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Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 11th is brought to you by M! Click here to find her last SoCS post and say hi while you’re there! M’s word for our prompt today is in SoCS style: “flew/flu/flue.” Use one, use them all, use them anywhere in your post or make one or all the theme of your post. Have fun!

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Quite awhile ago I posted about a dream I had about a parakeet. http://wp.me/s3RE1e-parakeet

I couldn’t remember what happened in the dream, so I asked for suggestions. I did get two wonderful ideas from these lovely friends… Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy the poem/story! 🙂

Emily –  her suggestion = the zombie apocalypse

Kelly –   her suggestion = clipping wings of birds

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OF BIRDS AND HEROES

Bobby Blue, the parakeet,

Was very loud, but could not tweet.

Escaped he did, from gilded cage;

He seemed to be in an awful rage.

He flew around with a terrible squawk,

And I was shocked, when he began to talk.

He told me not to clip his wings,

As he’d heard tell of terrible things.

He wanted us to leave our home,

For Zombies were about to roam.

It was the Zombie Apocalypse…

They’d take big bites, instead of nips.

We had to run and fly away;

No more fun and no more play.

We’d find a place to stay hidden,

For Zombies are scary and forbidden.

Bobby Blue and I, that day,

Packed our bags and went away.

Even though Bobby, the parakeet,

Only squawked, and could not tweet,

He saved us from the Apocalypse,

And also avoided wings with clips.

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Parakeet photo from Pixabay

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

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