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Just Jot It January – One Liner Wednesday

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Just Jot It January – One Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 31st, 2018

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My one line is Thank you, Linda!

Today is the last day of Linda’s challenge, Just Jot It January. It’s been a lot of fun, trying to write something for all the contributed prompt words. I think I missed a couple – just couldn’t think of anything for those (sorry).

I’ve enjoyed reading all those that were posted from everyone, too. 🙂

Until next time, happy blogging!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace

© 2018 BS

Just Jot It January – Fantastic

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Just Jot It January – Fantastic

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 29th, 2018

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Your prompt for January 29th, 2018, brought to you by my new friend Jill, is “Fantastic.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Jill at her blog, “J-Dubs Grin and Bear It,” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link:  https://jilywily.wordpress.com/

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Fantastic!!

Yeah, I do say this word sometimes. It also reminds me of other words to show how much you like something.

Fabulous!

Wonderful!

Far Out!

Wow!

Awesome!

Outta Sight!

Super!

Cool!

haha… Yes, I do say all of these, too. There were a lot of these kinds of words used back in the 60s and 70s, which you might call the Hippie Days. I never progressed much from those days, I don’t think.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Just Jot It January – Knight

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Just Jot It January – Knight

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 28th, 2018

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Your prompt for January 28th, 2018, brought to you by author Leta Hawk, is “Knight.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Leta at her blog, “Hawk’s Happenings,” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link:  https://letaphawk.wordpress.com/

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I’m sorry, I really have no idea of what to say about the word, ‘knight’. I’ve seen some movies with knights in them, but can’t remember now what they were. I’ve seen a suit of armor in a museum, or it might have just been a suit of chain mail. I’ve also heard a few songs with knight in the lyrics. That’s about it.

Now, if the word was ‘night’, I’d know something to say. I love night time.

Anyway, here’s an old commercial I thought of. I remember seeing these ads a long time ago. It was for the Colgate-Palmolive company. The White Knight was a popular hero for the company in the 1960s.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2017 BS

Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Movement

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Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday -SOCS – Movement  

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 27th, 2018

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: movement. However, don’t use the word “movement.” Choose some sort of movement, and base your post on that. Enjoy!

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Today’s prompt that Linda has suggested is to write about movement, but don’t use that word. Thanks for an interesting prompt!

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Here’s a different way of ‘looking’ at things.

I’m fascinated by optical illusions, especially those that seem to re-arrange themselves in the picture. Why does this happen? Is it a trick of the eye, or is it our brain  seeing something that isn’t really true? You know it’s a flat picture, yet you seem to see a weirdness start to happen.

Stare at this one for a little bit. What happens? Do you see little gray dots in between the squares, at the corners in the white space. I see them, and they seem to appear and disappear as your eyes scan the picture.

There are lots of these optical illusions you can find on the internet. This was one of many on Pixabay.

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Optical Illusion, Visual Illusion

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Address – Just Jot It January

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Address – Just Jot It January

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 26th, 2018

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Your prompt for January 26th, 2018, brought to you by my fellow old-commercial enthusiast, John Holton, is “Address.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit John at his blog, “The Sound of One Hand Typing,” to read his post and say hi! Here’s his link:  https://thesoundofonehandtyping.wordpress.com/

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There were a couple of jobs I had back in the 1960s, in which I got to use lots of office machines. One of those machines was the address-o-graph.

It was used to stamp addresses of people and business places onto envelopes. There were small, rectangular metal plates having the addresses embossed into the metal.  I would load these into the machine, put in a stack of envelopes, and then operate the machine. As each one was done, the metal plate would go to the next one, and a new envelope would be ready to stamp.

We did hundreds of these for mass mailings, and the machine made it much easier and faster than handwriting all those addresses. It was fun to use the machine, too.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Prediction – Just Jot It January

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Prediction – Just Jot It January

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 25th, 2018

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Your prompt for January 25th, 2018, brought to you by my dear friend Dar, is “Prediction.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Dar at her blog, “Darswords” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link: https://darsword.wordpress.com/

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This is a post I wrote back in 2015. I don’t think many have seen it, so wanted to re-post it, as it fits the prompt word today, ‘prediction’.

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FOREBODING FEELINGS

FOREBODE…FOREBODING… Foretell…Portend…to have an inward conviction of a coming ill or misfortune. Also, an omen, prediction, or presentiment esp. of coming evil…portent…something that foreshadows a coming event…prophetic indication or significance…to bode…to give an anticipatory sign of…

Have you ever had a gut feeling, a sort of intuition, a knowing that something bad was going to happen…a foreboding feeling?

I get them…sometimes. It’s a really odd feeling that will not leave you alone, until the incident happens. You may not even know what it is about until later. It is a creepy, apprehensive feeling in your mind that you want resolved, so you can stop thinking about it.

It’s like a stalker, you can’t see it, but it’s there. It disrupts everything, and you know it’s not good. Then, after the strangeness suddenly leaves you, and you feel normal again, you look back and say…that’s why I was feeling so weird.

Three times in the past that I remember it being especially strong. I’d had that dreaded feeling all day…couldn’t shake it. Then, that evening, we got a telegram delivered to our door. (we didn’t have a phone at that time). It just said to call home. (we were in another state). We found a pay phone to call from. My mom told us that my sister’s fiance had been killed that day. A train had hit his car, and he and two of his brothers had not survived. So awful and sad. After hearing this news, the strange foreboding feeling left me.

Another time was when I’d had that feeling all day. That afternoon, we got a phone call that my dad was in the hospital. He’d been injured on the job (a broken arm)…same foreboding feeling.

The most recent time was a few years ago. It concerned some prescribed medicine I was supposed to take…an antibiotic. I didn’t want to take it. I dreaded taking it, and had that awful feeling of foreboding.  I just could not make myself put the first pill in my mouth. I tried…several times…I held it up to my lips, glass of water in the other hand, and just could not do it. I knew this medicine would kill me! I called the Dr. and said there was no way I’d take it, and he prescribed another kind. I’m sure he thought I was a bit crazy, when I told him I’d die if I took the first one. The knowing…the feeling of foreboding was so strong… and I was not going to ignore my intuition about it. As soon as I got the other pills, the bad feelings went away, and I took the new ones with no trouble.

So, I really hate getting that foreboding feeling, but in a way, I guess it is helpful in some situations!

Can you remember a strange feeling about something so strong you couldn’t ignore it? It was that foreboding feeling…wasn’t it?

Variations on a Theme – Just Jot It January – One Liner Wednesday

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Variations on a Theme – Just Jot It January – One Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 24, 2018

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~Birds of a feather flock together~

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I’ve heard and said this many times, and believe it’s true.

The quote is said to have been first used in the year 1545, when William Turner wrote in, “Rescuing of Ronish Fox” –

“Byrdes of on kynde and color flok and flye allwayes together”.

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Here’s my photos of birds flying and flocking together, all taken within a couple of minutes of each other. I believe this birds are grackles, and there are a lot of them around here. They come to our bird feeder, and roost in the treetops. They are also very loud with their unmistakable voices.

The photos were taken on December 19, 2017, between 5:37 and 5:39 p.m. with my phone camera. You can see the pretty orange sky and the tree, then the birds all came flying and flocking in to land at the top of the tree, as the clouds change colors, and lift.

 

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This was also for the Daily Post – Variations on a Theme

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/variations-on-a-theme/

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS

 

 

Just Jot It January – Colour & Color Your World – Shadow

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Just Jot It January – Colour 

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 23rd, 2018

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Your prompt for January 23rd, 2018, brought to you by the kind, considerate, and eloquently snarky Supernatural Snark, is “Colour.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Super at her blog, “Supernatural Snark” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link:  https://supernaturalsnark.wordpress.com/

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This worked out pretty good. The prompt word today is ‘colour’, or as I usually spell it, “color”.

I’m adding on the new challenge from Linda, called the “Escapist Coloring Club”, too, as it is all about coloring and showing what you’ve been doing along those lines. It’s a fun challenge to do!

The Escapist Coloring Club Prompt – January 1, 2018

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Also for today, I’m adding on the “Color Your World” challenge. The color of the day is ‘shadow’.

Color Your World – Shadow

This Week’s Challenges: January 14 – 20 (OWPC, WW & CYW)

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS

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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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 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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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS