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Number 3 – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Point

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Number 3 – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Point

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 3/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “point.” Open a book on your lap, close your eyes, and put your finger on the page. Whatever you land on, whether it be a word, a phrase, or a sentence, write about it. Enjoy!

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This is where we let it all hang out on Saturday…the SOCS. Linda gives us a suggested prompt to write to, and we can take it in all kinds of fun, informative, and weird directions. Join in, why don’t you. The link to the details are above. Thanks, Linda!

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So, we’re to find a book of ours, close our eyes, point to something on a page and start writing. Hmmm…

First question? Which book? Any book? The book we’re currently reading, or a favorite book, or hocus-pocus just grab something from the bookshelf?

I thought about it for awhile, and picked 3, because 3 is the magic number, right? You get 3 wishes, you turn 3 times, 3 on a match, bad/or good things come in 3s, and so on. So…three (3).

My books are:

Favorite book – “Lost Souls”, by Poppy Z. Brite

…word/sentence chosen with eyes closed – page 49 (ooh 4 + 9 = 13) – ‘The locusts were still singing in the trees and in the long weeds by the side of the road, but their song grew sad, the harbinger of another summer’s end.’

Old Favorite Book picked from the bookshelf – “The Survival of Jan Little”, by John Man –

…page 141 – (ooh 1+ 4 + 1 = 6 & 3 + 3 = 6)  – The forest was silent, except for the electric hum of some nearby insect’.

Current Book I’m reading – “Glitch”, by Heather Anastasiu

…Page 43 – (ooh another number with 3 in it) – ‘Images from our textbooks flashed in my mind as I struggled to hurry down the stairs.’

My conclusion is that all of these were picked at random (eyes closed) and all had something to do with the number 3, two were something about trees, woods, forests, and insects, and well, the last one…stairs & textbooks. And, I got the last book at the library book sale recently, and we had to go down the stairs to the basement part of the library where the sale is held. Along with all kinds of books, there are also textbooks for sale.

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Does this have any Point to it? No, but it was fun to see what happened with using this prompt. It was a lot of fun!

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This post brought to you by the number 3.

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Happy Weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

CAYKUFKIWER…I MEAN CAULIFLOWER

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So, I’m in a silly mood this Friday afternoon. This post is just some of the craziness I think of all the time, every day, random bits of this and that. Sometimes I can focus long enough to put together a coherent blog post, which sounds like I know what I’m talking about. Other times I just write down the free flow of thoughts in my notebooks, and I have a lot of them. (thoughts and notebooks)

So, back to the title of this. I had my fingers on the wrong keys to type the word cauliflower. It looks silly. So, I left it there. Actually, I’d been thinking of that word … how do you pronounce it? I’ve looked in the dictionary, and it’s pretty straight forward… ko-li-flau-er…with some little do-dads on top of the letters, that I don’t really know what they mean, and this keyboard probably don’t have them, anyway.

So, here’s what I was thinking about how to say it.

Call – a – flower ( is this a bit like ‘phone-a-friend’?)

Call – ya – flower ( Hey, come here, flower. Except flowers don’t generally travel around)

Collie – flour (like a dog? Covered in flour? Or, heaven forbid, flour made from a dog?)

I usually go with the second example, most of the time, even though I know it is wrong. Maybe it is just because of the southern (or Texas) dialect/accent?

So, anyway, cauliflower is a funny word. (and yes, I do like to eat it)

So, there are sure a lot of parentheses in here, and the word so…don’t ya think?

So, again, thanks for stopping by for a few laughs on this Friday afternoon. Have a great weekend! (and try not to think of the word cauliflower too much!) 🙂