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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January – Corner


Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January 

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 2nd


Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “in the corner.” Write about whatever the image or thought of “in the corner” brings to mind. Have fun!


Today’s SOCS is also for the Just Jot it January challenge. Thanks, Linda! To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link.


The prompt for yesterday was something about a speech? I didn’t do that one because I didn’t know what to say about that except I don’t or have ever made a speech, and I don’t like listening to them either. Mostly they are boring. That would have been a boring post to just say that, too.

Today’s prompt is ‘in the corner’. Not much to say about that, either. I can’t remember ever being sent to stand or sit in a corner when I was a kid. I don’t remember ever sending my kids to the corner when they were kids, either.

So, what’s to say?

Sometimes I think I see things from the corner of my eyes. Sounds weird … like your eyes have corners? My eyes aren’t as good as they once were, so my side vision is not real good any more. That’s probably why I bump into things or knock things over … because I don’t see them.

I’ve heard about people going to their ‘corner’ store. I remember we used to have a store on a corner in our neighborhood. It’s where us kids used to go to get penny candy. I suppose a corner store doesn’t really have to be on the exact corner does it? Whatever or wherever it is, it is usually a small business, not like a big supermarket.

Anyway, that’s it for today. Happy New Year! 🙂


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© 2020 BS

Oops! – One Liner Wednesday & Just Jot It January


Oops! – One Liner Wednesday & Just Jot It January

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


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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© 2019 BS


New Adventures – One Liner Wednesday


New Adventures – One Liner Wednesday

#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 2nd, and One-Liner Wednesday


Welcome to 2019…a year of possibilities and new adventures.

Wishing everyone a year of happiness and peace.

Art, Retro, Graphic, Quotes, Design

by XArt_Design (Pixabay)



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© 2018 BS


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© 2019 BS

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


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!


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


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.


Optical Illusion, Visual Illusion


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© 2018 BS


Just Jot It January & One-Liner Wednesday


Just Jot It January & One-Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 10th, 2018


“To make a long story short…”

The other day, while in a restaurant, we overheard a lady in the next booth say this.

Funny thing though, she and her friend were there when we got there, and were still there when we left, and she never stopped talking. It was non-stop. There was no way she could ever make a long story short, I was thinking! 🙂


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© 2018 BS

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


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

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 6th, 2018

Today’s SOCS is combining with Just Jot It Saturday, and the prompt suggestion is to use the letters ‘eco’ in your post. Thanks, Linda!


I did look up some words that had those letters in them, and then took a couple of minutes to write this little story, all stream of consciousness, as it came to me.

Here’s my try at using a bunch of words that have ‘eco’ somewhere in them. 🙂


The Art Deco decorations in the music hall were only a decoy.

Frank, working undercover as Francine, the drag queen who sings zydeco, was performing.

The second the audience saw her act, they recoiled in horror, and demanded a recoup of their admission ticket price.

For the record, Francine’s act bombed, and so did the case Frank was trying to solve.


Words used with ‘eco’ are: (8) Deco, decorations, decoy, zydeco, second, recoiled, recoup, record


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© 2018 BS

51 Weeks/51 Songs From the Past – Finale – and Just Jot It January – Memories


51 Weeks/51 Songs From the Past – Finale  

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 51: Paul McCartney & Wings – Mull Of Kintyre


This is the final week of Hugh’s challenge. I’ll be sad to see it end, but he has mentioned there will be something new coming up soon. Thanks for hosting, Hugh! I’ve enjoyed listening to lots of music during the year, some old favorites, and some new to me. It was fun to find songs to go with your prompt. 🙂

So, we are to find a favorite song that we’d like to hear for the New Year. I’m not sure if it is to be a song about New Year’s Day, or just a favorite of mine.

The song I listened to the most this year is the one I’ll go with. It was the favorite of mine for the year.


I know I’ve featured this song a few times on the blog, but I think it works for a New Year song, too. It seems to speak to the tragedy of Alzheimer’s, in that many memories are lost, but at times a glimmer of those memories may flash back to you. Also, that things may be different, yet there is always a new beginning. What I get too, is that it is the start of a brand new year, and a time to make new memories.


“The Bliss”, by Volbeat, was released in 2016, from the album, “Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie”. It’s written by Michael Poulsen.




I’m also adding this post to Linda’s “Just Jot It January”. The prompt word for this challenge is ‘Memories’.  It has been suggested by Cage Dunn, and can be found here: https://cagedunn.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/if-you-want-to-be-heard/


#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 5th, 2018


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© 2018 BS


Just Jot It January – One Liner Wednesday


Just Jot It January – One Liner Wednesday


This will be a two for one deal, as I didn’t manage to post for yesterday’s prompt, and here it is today already.

Anyway, the prompts were/are ‘Boisterous’, which was suggested by Dan. Here’s the link to his blog, and to the prompt page. Thanks, Dan!

#JusJoJan 2018–Day Two–Boisterous

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 2nd, 2018


Also, being it is Wednesday, the normal One Liner Wednesday is in effect, which means there is no special prompt.  Here’s the link to today’s page.

One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 3rd, 2018


Okay, boisterous is the complete opposite of what I am. I don’t think I’ve ever been boisterous. In the dictionary it says the word means ‘noisy and violent; clamorous. Also, coarse and unrestrained. Yeah, not me at all.


One Liner Wednesday is supposed to be something funny or maybe inspirational, and said in one sentence, if possible.

I’ve tried it a time or two. I don’t really like quoting things my family says, as they probably wouldn’t appreciate it, even though it’s sometimes pretty funny.

That leaves me with the problem of how do you think up a one liner?

I don’t usually copy quotes I find on the internet, or even from Pinterest, because there’s the whole deal of finding sources, giving credit, and all kinds of things that make it not fun to do. I see other people do this, but it’s just not for me.

Which brings me back to the main problem…where do you get the one liners from, if not from family or the internet? I’m not good with jokes, or witty sayings, myself, so making something up doesn’t really work.

Well, that’s my thoughts on one liners, which wasn’t a prompt word for today, or a one liner, seeing as I’ve typed way more than one sentence.


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© 2018 BS




#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 29th/17

The Just Jot It January 29th prompt, brought to you by KL Caley of new2writing, is: “History.” Use it any way you’re inspired to. And make sure you stop by and say hi to KL as well! Here’s her blog: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/about-me/


Today’s prompt word is ‘history’.

I took history classes in school. It was kind of interesting, but at the time I didn’t really think much about it, besides passing a test on the subjects. All that history from way back when, seemed just like it was a story someone was telling, where you take it or leave it, because it had nothing to do with ‘our’ present day activities. Now I wish I’d paid more attention.

There has been a lot of personal history for each of us. Every second we live, we are making our own timeline we can look back on with fondness or regret. Each of us have our own history unique to ourselves. However, there are many dates in our shared histories, as well. I’ve been around for quite a while, and have some memories of these:

  • the first televised Presidential Debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon ( 1960)
  • the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1963)
  • the televised moon landing, and men walking on the moon (1969)
  • the assassination of John Lennon 1980)
  • Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (1986)
  • Space Shuttle Columbia disaster (2003)
  • the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center 2001)

Most of these are not good news history, but they stand out as most of the world heard about them at the time they happened.

There were many newsworthy and exciting things going on, and making history, too. I remember a time before computers and cell phones were available for general use. There were lots of new ideas in fashion and music. So much history is being made, even today, that we and those that come after us, will look back on.


This song has a lot of history in the lyrics.



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© 2017 BS




#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 16th/17


I found these questions on Facebook. I don’t know who started it, but the questions are different and fun. So, here goes! 🙂




55 Questions You’ve Probably Never Been Asked.

1. First thing you wash in the shower?


2. What color is your favorite hoodie?

Orange, black, brown, with tigers

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?


4. Do you plan outfits?

No, I wear jammies all day, unless I go somewhere. Then it’s most always the same – black pants, tiger hoodie

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?

Ok except limping when I walk

6. What’s the closest thing to you that’s red?

My coffee cup is right in front of me

7. Tell me about the last dream you had…

Maybe the one where someone was telling me about a yard sale we should go to

8. Did you meet anybody new today?


9. What are you craving right now?

Chocolate cupcake … they are in the kitchen calling to me 🙂

10. Do you floss?

No (dentures)

12. Dream job?

Get paid for reading my choice of books, and/or coloring

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?

Vietnamese or Korean egg rolls or Lumpia…so good, and I make them with cabbage in there

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?

Doubt it. If I did I’d get all mixed up and give up…I have dyscalculia

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?


15. Do you like your hair?

Yes, but wish it was thicker

16. Do you like yourself?


17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?

Yes, if he was paying for a fabulous meal, and I could invite some more people

18. What are you listening to right now?

The TV is on…American Pickers

19. Are your parents strict?

They weren’t

20. Would you go sky diving?


21. Do you like cottage cheese?


22. Have you ever met a celebrity?


24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you’re in?

Of course! Just by looking up on the shelf in front of me I see sparkly bat wings!

25. What state were you born in?


26. Have you made a prank phone call?

Yes, when younger we did a lot. We even recorded them

27. Ever been on a train?

Yes, in Germany and Japan

28. Brown or white eggs?


29. Do you have a cell-phone?


30. Do you use chap stick?


31. Do you own a gun?


32. Can you use chop sticks?


33. Who are you going to be with tonight?

Husband and cats are always here

34. Are you too forgiving?


35. Ever been in love?


36. What is your best friend(s) doing tomorrow?

I have no friends

37. Ever have cream puffs?


38. Last time you cried?

When I laughed or yawned

39. What was the last question you asked somebody?

Do you want lunch?

40. Favorite season?


41. Do you have any tattoos?

Yes 3

42. Are you sarcastic?


43. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?


44. Ever walked into a wall?

All the time

45. Favorite color?


46. Have you ever slapped someone?

I don’t think so

47. Is your hair curly?

Nope, straight as a board

48. What was the last CD you purchased?

Miranda Lambert’s newest one (for a gift)

49. Do looks matter? In what area?


51. Is your phone bill sky high?


52. Do you like your life right now?


53. Do you sleep with the TV on?


54. Can you handle the truth?


55. Do you have good vision?

No. Always wore glasses, now tri-focal, still can’t see very good,

and have glaucoma



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© 2017 BS