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Boss – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Point

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Boss – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Point

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 23rd

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “close eyes and point.” When you’re ready to write your post, open a book, a newspaper, or whatever is handy and close your eyes and point. Whatever word or picture your finger lands on, make that the basis of your SoCS/JusJoJan post. Enjoy!

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Today’s SOCS is a fun one! See above prompt, and if you want to join in, see details, and read other entries, just click the above link. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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Boss

That is the random word I pointed to in the book I’m currently reading. It’s from a past chapter I’d read from the book, “The Golden Buddha”, by Clive Cussler.

You could say I’ve been bingeing on books by this author for the past month or so. I’ve read about 20 so far. They are really good.

So, the word … boss …

Over the years I had a lot of different jobs, so had a lot of bosses. Most all were good ones. I never had a problem with any of them. They were just there at the job place, and since the workers already knew what their job was, we just got going on them each day. I mostly did office type work, and a time or two did other things.

Probably the worst boss I ever had was myself! I tried selling Avon door to door. I was a bad boss and a bad salesperson. haha! 🙂

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Have a great weekend!

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – First Thing

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – First Thing 

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 16th

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!

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First thing …

Except there is never a real first thing, because there is always some thing before you get to the first thing.

You may have plans for doing a first thing, but before you can get to doing it there are several other things that have to happen first, before the actual first thing you want to do.

Say I want to make a post for this SOCS challenge. Well first I have to find the email notice that Linda has posted her prompt. Then I have to go there and copy/paste the address thing to my place. That’s to set the pingback.  Then I have to go back and copy the actual prompt, Go back to mine and paste it in. Then go back to hers and get the little picture, go back to mine and paste it in. Then it takes awhile to think of something to say.

Haven’t even got the first thing of writing a post, yet!

But I finally do, and then I sign off with my usual  … hit publish, and that is the –

Last thing

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© 2021 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January – Corner

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January 

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

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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!

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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.

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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

Magnets are Creepy – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Magnets are Creepy – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 19/2020

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Today’s SOCS is asking for something about magnets. Thanks, Linda!

To join in, and also see other entries, just click the above link.

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Some of my refrigerator magnets.

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I really like those refrigerator magnets, and I seem to have a thing about collecting them. I will usually get one from anywhere we travel, and also if I see any at yard sales I’ll get those, too. They are fun.

However, I think magnets are petty creepy. If you think about it … which I try not to … it’s properties of making things stick to it, attract metal stuff, or even repel other things according to … well, I don’t know what makes them do that thing they do.

Even as a kid I was afraid of them. I’d get this shuddery feeling when I messed with any kind of magnet. I still do. I can’t hold one for any length of time without throwing it down and shaking my hand to get rid of the creepy feeling. What if the thing got stuck to your hand or fingers … what if it made you yourself magnetized? Horror!

Okay, enough magnet talk!

Hope you have fun with your magnets, though.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Lists – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Lists – Stream of Consciousness Saturday 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 5/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “list.” Make or talk about a list. Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS we have the prompt word ‘list’. Thanks, Linda!

If you want to join in and also see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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Note: This is from a post I did way back in 2015 about lists. Hardly anyone saw it, and maybe it’s cheating, but everything I wrote was stream of consciousness, as most of my writing is. Also, I’d just be repeating myself if I were to try another one about lists, because all this is still true, still the same today.

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I like reading lists, I like making lists. Once I did post a list … I listed all the stuff that was in my purse one time…can you hear the crickets? No response whatsoever. Anyway, I make lists, but then forget to take them with me to the store. Or, I make a list, and while reading a list at the store, forget to get whatever it is anyway, even though I’m looking at the list.

I have a weird habit, too. I save lots of my lists. I don’t know why, except they are fun to look at later on…like years later…and then I can laugh at the silly things that are on there that I thought was important enough to write down. And the cryptic words that I’ve used to jog my memory are sometimes hilarious…at least to me, but make no sense to anyone else.

So…back to making a list…for this list post…yeah…so many choices…too many choices of which way to take it. I’m at a loss because faced with too many choices makes me freeze up, resulting in doing nothing. I’ve had fun writing ‘about’ lists, so better get on with actually listing something? Yep…here goes… such a silly thing to list, but hey, it’s something! 🙂

My list of favorite computer games that I play every day, because I like them.

Candy Crush … because candy is addicting.

Cradle of Rome …because it’s match 3, and you don’t have to think of anything about the game, so I think about writing things, when I’m playing it.

Enchanted Cavern …same type of match 3 game.

Scrabble … Words again…it’s always about the words.

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Grocery list written on yellow paper

A scrapbook page of old grocery lists

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Helicopter – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – opt

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Helicopter – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – opt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 28/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “opt.” Use it as a word or find a word with “opt” in it and base your post on that. Have fun!

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Today, Linda G. Hill, our hostess, has given us the promt of ‘opt’. Thanks so much! To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link for details.

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Helicopter!

This is a helicopter that was flying over the house one day. I like seeing them, and we do from time to time. I can always tell by the sound of them if it is a helicopter or an airplane. I think they are pretty neat.

I’ve only had one ride on a helicopter before, a long time ago. It was probably back in 1972 or 1973, when I was back in the country coming from our living in Germany. We landed at one airport in NYC and had to be transferred to the other one for our next flight back to Texas. One was La Guardia and the other was JFK. We got to see a few sights on the short trip, like the Statue of Liberty, and all the tall buildings.

I don’t know if they still shuttle people by helicopter these days, but I was glad I got to ride in the helicopter that day.

Here’s a couple of things from my scrapbook:

The ticket from my helicopter ride between airports, and a postcard picture of the helicopter “New York Airways”.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

 

Tea For Two – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Tea For Two – Stream of Consciousness Saturday 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 21/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last thing you put in your fridge.” Start your post with the last thing you put in your fridge. Let your mind wander from there. Enjoy!

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For today’s SOCS we are to remember what we last put in our refrigerator. Funny prompt! Thanks, Linda! To join in this weekly fun, and also see other entries, just click the above link.

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Local business sign says “Let’s get this par-tea started”

Tea

Tea

Pitchers of tea

Every day for you and for me

One is sweet and one is plain

Do I really need to explain

Keep the tea cold – that is the best

Pitchers of tea – no time to rest

Don’t let them get empty – must keep them full

I’m telling you now, and that’s no bull

Poured over ice

Now that is nice

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This is true. I make at least two pitchers of tea every day. We drink a lot of iced tea and I keep the pitchers full and in the refrigerator. We drink our morning cup of coffee, then fix a tall glass of tea, to be replenished several times a day until bed time.

So, the pitchers of tea go in the refrigerator and come out again, over and over.

That has to be the last thing that went in this morning … a pitcher of tea.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

 

Saturday Night – Song Lyric Sunday – Days of the Week

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Saturday Night -Song Lyric Sunday – Days of the Week

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/11/07/a-week-is-a-unit-of-time/

For SLS today we have songs that feature the days of the week. Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the above link.

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From the Wiki article”

Saturday Night” is a song recorded by the Scottish pop rock band Bay City Rollers. It was written and produced by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter. The tune is an upbeat pop rock number with a memorable hook, in which the word “Saturday” is spelled out in a rhythmic, enthusiastic chant.

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“Saturday Night”, by the Bay City Rollers, was released in 1973 (UK) and 1975 (US), and was written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter. It is on the Arista label.

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S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!

Gonna keep on dancing
To the rock and roll

On Saturday night, Saturday night
Dancin’ to the rhythm
In our heart and soul
On Saturday night, Saturday night

I-I-I-I
Just can’t wait
I-I-I-I gotta date

At the good ol’ rock and roll
Folk show, I’ve gotta go!
Saturday night
Saturday night

Gonna rock it up
Roll it up
Do it all, have a ball
Saturday night
Saturday night

S-S-S-Saturday night
S-S-S-Saturday night
S-S-S-Saturday night

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!

Gonna dance with my baby
‘Til the night is through
On Saturday night
Saturday night

Tell her all the little things
I’m gonna do
On Saturday night
Saturday night

I-I-I-I love her so
I-I-I-I’m gonna let her know

At the good ol’ rock and roll
Folk show, I’ve gotta go!
Saturday night
Saturday night

Roll it up
Do it all, have a ball
Saturday night

Saturday night

S-S-S-Saturday night
S-S-S-Saturday night
S-S-S-Saturday night

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!
S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!

S-S-S-Saturday night
S-S-S-Saturday night
S-S-S-Saturday night
S-S-S-Saturday night

S-S-S-Saturday night
S-S-S-Saturday night
S-S-S-Saturday night
S-S-S-Saturday night

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© 2020 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – jour

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – jour 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 7/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “jour.” Find a word containing “jour” or use it as is. Bonus points if you start or end your post with that word. Enjoy!

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Today’s SOCS prompt is ‘jour’. We need to find a word to go with this. Thanks, Linda!

To join in, and to also see other entries, just click the above link.

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bon jour

journey

Those are a couple of words I thought of for the prompt.

Now, what can I say about them? I know what bon jour means – good day – because I took a couple of years of French while in high school. I liked the classes a lot, and I remember a few words of French.

It would have helped if I’d remembered more of the language when I was in the Paris France airport a few years later. I had several hours layover, and kept waiting to hear my flight called. Of course you know how those loudspeaker announcements are hard to understand. Well, in French, it was even harder for me to understand.  Long story short, I almost missed my flight, and they took pity on me and ferried me out to the plane (already on the runway and revved up) on a baggage cart, and I was able to get on the plane through a back staircase.

That was a journey I’ll never forget!

Here’s a couple of things I kept – my ticket to Paris, an Air France towelette, and a fancy airline menu.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Trick of the Eye – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Trick

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Trick of the Eye – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Trick

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 31/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “trick.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Today’s SOCS prompt word is ‘trick’. Thanks, Linda!

To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link.

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Well, this year has been a big nasty trick on everyone and every day and has made a mess of our holidays.

This day, Halloween 2020 will not be much fun. We will not be doing anything – shutting our door, turning out the light, no candy, no trick-or-treating kids.

It’s sad, because Halloween is my favorite holiday.

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I always like these ‘trick of the eye’ things, where you can try to see two different images. They are also called optical illusions.

Remember those Magic Eye pictures? Those are fun to see, too.

There are also those strange designs that seem to move when you stare at them. Makes your eyes feel funny with those tricks.

Here is a short exercise – see if you can pick out both images – or maybe you’ll be tricked!

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© 2020 BS