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Don’t Ask Me Why I Wrote It

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Don’t Ask Me Why I Wrote It

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>wrote 2015<

Letter to myself:

Dear Ghost,

Be flash about music

Rules challenge you

Scared?

Behind tragedy, smiles escaped

Independent evening learned

Worldwide – pick anything

Myths painted without fun

Peace, rain, art … Quiet ahhhh

Medicine pin release

I escaped my story

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Paper Towel Problems

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Paper Towel Problems Click to view

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This is another of those letters to a company that I of course never sent. Just for fun, I wrote my thoughts about paper towels. I first posted this in 2015, but it’s fun to look back.

We pretty much all use them these days, but am I the only one to have … Paper Towel Problems?

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Dear Paper Towel Companies,

What is up with those sections of your product that won’t tear off? When I want one single sheet of paper towel, I try to tear it off at the perforation, but it never works right. I’ve tried so many times, Sometimes, I pull off half the roll, and it goes bouncing off the cabinet, into the floor, unrolling a long streamer, as it goes merrily on it’s way. Other times, I think I have gotten it just right, but no…at the last second, a corner rips off all jagged looking. That just won’t do, you know?

I’m no perfectionist, lord knows, but why do these things happen, every time? After the one roll goes off on the floor, well, they can’t be used anywhere near the food in the kitchen. They are ok for mopping up spills, which is ok, but really, I have a regular mop for that. The ones with the corners torn off, are just frustrating, when I wanted a nice even square. I have to fold it over so I won’t see the damage…it really bugs me.

I’ve also noticed that on your packaging, there are no instructions on how to tear the sheets off, in a non-destructive way. I know…it’s just paper to be thrown away, after all, but for those few minutes I’m using them, I want them to be whole and clean. Most products in the world have some kind of use instructions on the package, even if it is as they say…a no brainer. I know…I’ve read them on everything.

There you are, telling us how awesome your paper towels are, how strong and durable, and how useful for so many wipe-up jobs. There is also, colorful graphics on the package, along with how many plies it has, how many sheets, how many square feet there are per roll, and a warning about the plastic wrapping suffocating someone. Couldn’t you put a few little words on there, letting us know how best to tear a sheet off the roll? Hey, you could even print it on the actual paper…I mean, you print all those pretty pictures all over the front of them. I think this is a good idea.

Well, maybe there are no rules about how to use your paper towels. Could it be that you the producer, have left it up to us, the consumer, to be smart enough to know how, on our own? Thank you for that, at least. We can manage to tear a sheet off, one way or another, however sloppy it looks. I’d just prefer a small hint of the correct way to do this.

So, Paper Towel Companies, do you think any of my suggestions will be a future possibility?

Thanking you in advance, and looking forward to your new designs!

Sincerely,

Miss Messy

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~ Little photo from Free clip Art Pictures ~

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© 2015 & 2019 BS

Eye Liner – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter E

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Eye Liner – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter E #AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter E

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2019/04/

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Mystery Box Chickens say “Our writing is Chicken Scratch!”

Blue, green, pink, & yellow fuzzy chickens gathered around pink framed chalkboard. Two chickens are sitting on top of the Mystery Box which is brown & gold

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Here’s a fun made-up letter …I didn’t send it!

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Dear Make-up Companies,

I love to wear make-up. There, I’ve said it, and lots of women would agree with me, I’m sure.

This letter is just a general observation for you all. I’m not singling any specific one of you out, as for myself, I use make-up products from several companies, every day.

My question is…why do you feel you need to discontinue parts of your product line, from time to time? Let’s take, for example, eye-liners. You develop an awesome eye-liner. It sells all across the U.S. and possibly more countries, around the globe. It has sold very well for years. There is loyalty from the consumers of this particular eye-liner.

Then, one day, it is nowhere to be found; no stores have it for sale, anymore.

Why would you cancel a very popular product? Why would you not even give a warning, that it soon would be gone? Is that any way to treat your customers?

We then have to go through a process of finding another eye-liner that we like. We already know whatever we find, won’t be as good as the old one was. What we do, is buy another one from your product line. We try it…reject it. Then, we buy one from another company…try it, reject it. On and on it goes, until we finally settle for one, because, hey…we ‘need’ some eye-liner.

Then, maybe years later, the original company advertises that they have their awesome eye-liner, again. We get all excited that, yay, our old favorite is back. But, we look at the package. It says ‘new and improved formula’. It promises to be everything the old one was, and more.

So, we buy it, try it, and…what a letdown. It’s not that it’s bad, just different, and not in a good way. It has not been improved at all, and it isn’t the old stand-by, either.

I’m sure there will be plenty of buyers of this ‘new’ one, and possibly will become their favorite. They never used the first one, though.

Meanwhile, we are left disappointed with the quality, and regret all the money we’ve wasted, trying different ones. We even do a small rant, in our minds, every time we put on eye-liner, from whichever company we buy it from. You know how it goes…”Why? Just, why did you do it?”

I’d really like an explanation. Is this the End of the Line?

Sincerely,

Looking for Answers

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“End of the Line”, by the Traveling Wilburys, was released from their album, “Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, in 1989. It was written by Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty, and is on the Wilbury label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Blogging Chums Award

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Blogging Chums Award

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I was nominated for the “Blogging Chums Award”, by Suze. Thanks so much! You know I love getting these awards, and to be in on the (almost) beginning of a brand new one is awesome!

To view Suze’s blog, just click the below link. You will find all kinds of interesting things over there. 🙂

I got a BLOGGING CHUMS AWARD!

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This award was recently created by a wonderful blogger, Robert. His blog, “Nonalcoholicstudent”, is a new and unique voice in the blogging world. Find out why and how he created this award by clicking the below link.

https://nonalcoholicstudent.wordpress.com/2018/03/26/1000-followers-and-the-blogging-chum-award/

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Here’s a bit of information, and the rules to follow when you, too, accept this award.

The “logo” for this award was created by  Robert’s blogging chum Dressing To Impress   and the award was named by beams19 of Crave the Unknown   and Robert made up the “rules”.

The Blogging Chums Award is given to particularly brilliant bloggers who are really providing something special to the community, either through their writing or the way they engage with other people: they’re just brilliant! 

  1. Be sure to use the award image! 
  2. List the rules & about paragraph!
  3. Thank whoever nominated you!
  4. Write a letter to someone who means a lot to you to spread some positivity around the Internet – anyone will do!
  5. Nominate 5-10 more people for the award and go let them know about it in their comments! 

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We are to write a letter to someone, and this is mine:

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Dear D,

We met on Twitter, and instantly knew we were ‘soul sistahs’.

Both of us just knew we’d known each other somehow, possibly in another lifetime, and through our correspondence, knew it even more as a fact.

We both were into the paranormal, and both had had ghostly encounters. This fueled even more conversations, by of course Twitter, then daily Face Book letters and messages, and on to Skype with the family, and phone calls. We sent each other actual, through the mail, cards, letters, and little gifts.

We had such fun, telling each other stories about our lives before we met again in this realm, sharing laughter about silly stuff, and tears for the down days. We even had our own secret club we named SASSY (secret association of soul sistahs yes). There wasn’t a day we didn’t check in with each other, for several years, always signing off with lots of hearts ❤ and (((hugs))), Love ya mucho, and erasers and coco (inside joke).

So, Soul Sistah, I’m writing to tell you that I love you, and miss you terribly since you passed through the veil. I know we’ll meet again someday. ❤

Love from me to you…see ya later! xo

D – my BFF

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Now, don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t have real friends on social media, because it can and does happen, though you may never meet in person.

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Okay, so I’m supposed to nominate some blogs to receive this award. I don’t normally do this, and leave it open for everyone to participate. This is true for this one, as well. If you’d like to grab the cool badge, and take part, feel free to do so.

However, I will break my self imposed rule, by actually following the rules of this one, this time, and give out a few nominations. I think this is a great award, and I want to help spread the word about it.

To my nominees…I love reading your blogs, and appreciate what you’ve accomplished. There is no obligation to accept, as I wasn’t sure who or who didn’t have awards on their sites.

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This Is Another Story  @ https://yzhengblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/alone-cees-fun-foto-challenge/

My Inner MishMash @ https://myinnermishmash.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/question-of-the-day-39/

Twenty Four @ https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/frantic/

Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS @ https://dinosaursdonkeysandms.com/2018/03/22/dizzys-tips-for-surviving-an-mri/

Margaret’s Life Journey @ https://writingandreadingashobbies.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/fear/

J Dub’s Grin and Bear It @ https://jilywily.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/all-blocked-up/

Feel Purple @ https://hpkahin.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/black-white-photo-challenge-store-front-and-building-signs/

Chateaux des Fleurs @ https://chateauxdesfleurs.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/color-your-world-lavender/

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – DAY # 19 – DEAR PUNCTUATION

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OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – DAY # 19 – DEAR PUNCTUATIONIMG_20150928_151453

Today’s prompt was a bit different. We were to write short sentences, in a sort of letter, to someone or something. It was to begin with Dear somebody … and keep going on the list until you’ve had enough  finished, I guess? Strange, but it’s interesting, and I’ve read some good ones, already today. So, who knows…here goes…

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DEAR PUNCTUATION

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Dear Question Mark…Why? Why must you question everything?

Dear Period…Just stop it. I mean it. Stop.

Dear Exclamation Mark or Point or whatever you’re called… I want to use you sooo much, but have been warned against abusing you too much. Who me…Never!!!!!!

Dear Comma…You want to be here, there, and everywhere, and you’ve put me in a comma coma.

Dear Parentheses…You’re as sweet as a hug (embrace) right in the middle of a sentence.

Dear Colon, and your semi-twin, semi-colon… I haven’t needed you very much; keep going on your way: keep going, pause, keep going a little more: bye…

Dear At Symbol…You’re cute and versatile. You are very handy each @ and every time.

Dear Hashtag…You know I number # you among my ‘faves’ #highfive !

Dear Elipses…I love you…I love you…I love you…you are my adorable little dot…dot…dot…I need you…don’t ever leave me… I ❤ you…say you ❤ me 2…

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Wellnow day # 19 is done; I leave you with these thoughts: I had fun, did you? I did it!!! Let’s meet again @ the same place tomorrow. #poemsarefun

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