Tag Archives: #SOCS

Just No – Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January # 25

Standard

Just No – Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January # 25

 

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2020 Daily Prompt – Jan. 25th

***

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “last call.” Talk about the enterprise (sales or service) conducted by the last phone call you received from a business you’re not associated with (i.e. your workplace), or talk about that phone conversation itself. Have fun!

***

Well, what we have here is a failure to communicate. That’s right – I don’t communicate with outside businesses that call on my phones. They have no business to call me umpteen times a day for no reason that interests me.

We have caller I. D. and if I don’t recognize the number I zap it off as fast as I can. It’s so annoying.

It’s just as bad when I get random text messages on my phone from weird places – like this one –

The messages say they’d like to sell our property, and sometimes they have our address, and sometimes it’s an address we’ve never heard of or lived at before. Then I have to take the time – a whole second maybe to delete the messages, because there’s always more than one.

On the phone ones, I have no idea what they’re selling, and even if I did know, I wouldn’t buy it from some random caller.

Just no – I will not communicate with any of them.

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Definitely Go Back – Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January # 11

Standard

Definitely Go Back – Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January # 11

 

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2020 Daily Prompt – Jan. 11th

***

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “the first 3 words of the first full sentence.” Okay, follow me here. This is what I want you to do: 1. Grab the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. 2. Open it to a random page. 3. Locate the first complete sentence on that page. 4. Use the first three words of that sentence to start your post, then take it from there–write whatever comes to mind. That’s it! Have fun!

***

Today’s prompt is so interesting and fun. Thanks, Linda!

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

***

Definitely go back … to read some of your older posts. I do this a lot, and am amazed at how many posts I’ve actually written on here. Let me go check … hang on … okay I’ve posted 4,187 so far. That’s a lot, and not even counting all the other posts I made during the years I was on another blogging site.

It’s always fun to go back to see what you were interested in sharing back in the early days of blogging. I think I was more ‘gung-ho’ about it all when I first started out. I did lots of poetry, and short fiction stories, and wrote lots more words about things. Most all of it I still like a lot.

I’ve tended more recently to just doing challenges, and putting my less than perfect photos on here. I think I should get back to what I used to do. Maybe I’m taking the easy way out now. It’s still lots of fun, and I’m enjoying it all, even so.

We’ll see what happens …

And I’d say – definitely go back to see where you started, and where you are now … how far you’ve come, and how you can be proud of what you’ve accomplished between then and now.

My three words for the prompt – Definitely go back … was the first sentence on page 98, of “The Fever Code”, by James Dashner. It’s the last book in a series of, “The Maze Runner”, books.

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Wow – Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January ‘ow’

Standard

Wow – Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January – ‘ow’

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2020 Daily Prompt – Jan. 4th

***

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “ow.” Find a word that contains “ow” or use it as a word in your post. Have fun!

***

Wow! There are so many ways to go with this prompt word ‘ow’. Where to even start?

I do say wow a lot, when I’m talking and when I’m writing. Is that because everything to me is a ‘wow’ moment? I guess so, as I’m amazed at so many things. So, I say “Wow!”

Take two of our outside cats. We call them Wow-Wow, and Wee-Wow. Wow-Wow is the mother of Wee-Wow. We named them this because when they meow meow meow, it sounds like wow wow wow.

Here’s a picture of them being cute. Wee-Wow is fluffy white, black & brown, and Wow-Wow is black & white not as fluffy. They are the sweetest kitties. We can pet them and pick them up, and play toys with them.

Wee-Wow

Wow-Wow

***

Is this enough Wow or ‘ow’ words for today?

Hope you have a weekend full of Wow moments! 🙂

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

 

New Year – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Year

Standard

New Year – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Year

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 28/19

***

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

***

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

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

***

So, we’re supposed to say something about – year. Well, another one is just about gone by. Now we have to remember to write 2020 on everything, which will take me awhile to do. I like the looks of that – 2020 – nice and even.

We don’t usually do anything special for greeting the new year. Most times we’re already asleep by the time midnight rolls around. In past years we’ve done this and that. For a long time we’d get together with good friends to play either cards or dominoes, have some goodies to eat, watch the ball drop on the TV show, then head for home.

One of the most interesting year end New Year’s Eve celebrations I’ve seen was when we were in Germany. They were tons of fireworks going off all over the city. So pretty and so loud. I imagine a few neighbors around here will pop a few fireworks, too, but not nearly as many as 4th of July.

Nothing big planned for this year – or even any time during the year that we know of.

I’ll wish y’all a Happy New Year!

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Jingle – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ‘ingle’

Standard

Jingle – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ‘ingle’ 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 21/19

***

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ingle.” Find a word that contains “ingle” and use it any way you’d like in your post. Have fun!

***

For SOCS today we have the letters ‘ingle’, or any word that includes those letters for our topic. Thanks Linda!

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

***

A ring, a ringle dingle

Today’s about the jingle

Bells are loud as we

Mingle with the crowd

A sign says Kris Kringle is here

But, have no fear

Form a single line

UGH = start over

My fingers are all a’tingle

Trying to write a jingle

But nothing ………..

30 minutes later, still watching

That single vertical line blinking at me ……..

Mystically being hypnotized into blankness ……

***

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Jingle some bells and have a good time.

Jingle Bells, Christmas, Jingle, Holiday

jingle bells of red, green & silver from Pixabay

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

 

Decibel – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Loud

Standard

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Loud

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 14/19

***

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “loud.” Find any word that means “loud,” and use it any way you’d like in your post. Enjoy!

***

For SOCS today we have the word ‘loud’, or any word that means the same thing for our topic. Thanks Linda!

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

***

Well, I learned something today. I’ve been pronouncing a word wrong for as long as I can remember. The word is ‘decibel’. I’ve always said ‘debicel’. The word means the measurement of sound waves – how loud or soft a sound is. Yes, I looked it up.

Anyway, I’ve heard some really loud sounds before.

I’ve heard the loud booms of cannon fire that shakes the house and rattles the windows. This was when we lived on the Army base at Ft. Hood. The soldiers were way out in the field learning and practicing with the cannons. Still, even from far away from our house, it was so loud.

I’ve been to really loud concerts – enjoyed every minute of the amplified music.

One day my daughter and I were screaming as loud as we could, and still couldn’t hear ourselves. That’s because a large military cargo plane was flying over the house.

A strange noise you wouldn’t think would be all that loud is the sound of locusts – thousands of locusts – screeching or chirping or whatever it is they do. Hour after hour with the noise, and it was loud with so many of the insects doing their thing at the same time. It was funny, that when they took a short break, it was all at the same time, too. In that sudden silence our ears would be ringing just like if we’d been at a rock concert. They can sure amp up the decibels.

So, I hope this weekend you don’t have to live with many of those booming, rattling, screaming, screeching, chirping, ringing, and amped up decibels.

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Key

Standard

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Key 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 7/19

***

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

***

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

To join in this weekly fun challenge, and to see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

***

Key

The key

The key is gold

The key is silver, too

The key is old

The key is new

The key can be for me, or

The key can be for you

~

Lots of things to say about keys, isn’t there.

I’ve had posts about keys before – how I locked the keys in the car, or couldn’t find my keys to get into the house. Neither of these are a good thing. First you panic, then you try to figure out how to get in without a key. Sometimes you can figure it out, and other times you have to call a locksmith to come open the door for you. One time I just waited outside in the 115 degree summer day, waiting for my mister to come home with his key. I was melting!

I’ve written posts about all the cute key chains I have. The more odd they are, the better I like them. I have a coffin one, believe it or not.

Key – I used to take a bunch of old keys (couldn’t remember what they went to), or I found a bunch of old keys at a yard sale, and I would make wind chimes out of them by stringing them onto something so they’d tinkle in the wind.

There are probably lots of quotes about keys or the key to something – like life, or love, or whatever. I’m not looking them up, though.

Do they give out keys to the city to people any more, like you see on TV shows? Wonder what you’d have to do to earn one of those, and what privileges that would give you.

Seems like I should end this with some great thought about keys, but I can’t think of anything else … so …

I’ll wish y’all a wonderful weekend!

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Shady Days – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Shade

Standard

Shady Days – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Shade

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 30/19

***

For today’s SOCS, Linda G. Hill (our host), has given us the prompt word – shade. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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

***

Shade shadows on sidewalk

They can move, but cannot talk

***

I really like seeing shadows on the sidewalk. There are so many funny ways they look – long and tall, short and squat …

Sometimes though, when there are clouds that obscure the sun, you only get shades of gray, and no shadows of yourself or other things.

Shade may come

Shade may go

Shades of happiness

Shades of woe

***

A couple of old sayings I’ve always heard:

You’ve got it made in the shade = all is going great

Shade tree mechanic = one who works on his own car out in the yard

***

We had really shady days lately. It was dense fog all day long for two or three days. It cleared up this morning, though, and the sun is out, so I’m sure there will be shadows and shade here and there. Not a whole lot of shade from the trees because most of the leaves have fallen already.

And, that’s it for today.

Hope your weekend is a good one! 🙂

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Flyer/Ad

Standard

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Flyer/Ad

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 23/19

***

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flyer/ad.” Look at the latest ad you got in the mail (if it’s a store flyer, choose the product right in the middle of the page) or choose the next online ad you find, and theme your post on whatever the product is. Do not name the brand if you hate it, unless you add that it’s an opinion/review of the product in question. You don’t want to chance getting sued. Have fun!

***

Today’s prompt for SOCS is to talk about advertisements we get, either in the regular mail or on line. Thanks, Linda, for such an interesting prompt.

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and also see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!

***

Well, we get some paper advertisements in the mail about once a week. We never look at them, as it goes right from the mailbox to the trash can. Sometimes I feel sorry for the postman for having to deliver all this trash to people. But, it’s a job, and I’m sure they are glad for it.

Since I have no ads to point to a certain item, I’ll just say something about the on line ads I get. Actually, I don’t get very many of these either, at least on my email notices.

Maybe once a month I get a special offer thing for a restaurant that we used to go to. That’s the key words – used to go to. We don’t go there any more, because the food quality has gone way down. When they first opened it was really good, and nothing is really wrong with it, but something happened, and it’s not so good any more. I find that’s true with a lot of places.

Another ad I get on email is for Crayola products. I don’t really look at them either, just delete. I can see why I do get those, though. It’s because I do the Crayola Color Challenge, and have for a few years.

I know this happens, but it is still strange. I’ll mention on my blog, or a comment in a blog about something, and then later go to facebook and I’ll get ads for whatever it was. The latest was about a new type of journal/writing notebook. How do they do this? I know this company doesn’t read my blog, so how do they know what I said? Kinda creepy!

That’s about it for this time. I think we’re going out to shop and for lunch in a little bit. (not at that place I mentioned!)

I’m really tempted to mention the name of the type of blue jeans my husband will be looking for when we go shopping, just to see if ads turn up for them later. But, I’m not going to. I don’t like seeing ads all over the place. 🙂

Hope y’all are having a wonderful weekend! 🙂

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Dream Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Dream

Standard

Dream Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Dream

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 16/19

***

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dream.” Use it as a noun or a verb; use any way you’d like. Enjoy!

***

For SOCS today, we have the prompt word ‘Dream’. Thanks, Linda!

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

***

As usual, when the topic is so wide open, and there are so many ways to go with it, I come to a stand-still. Too  many choices to know what to do.

There are actual dreams we have when we are asleep, with all kinds of maybe meanings of them.

There are dreams and hopes for what we do in our life.

There are visions and day-dreams, and on and on …

I’ve kept dream journals for years. Even when I was a kid, I’d write down what dream I had in the night. I have many, many of these journals. It’s fun to look back and read about them. Most are strange, some felt real, and some I could connect to whatever had been going on in the days previously.

I never dug deep to find out any special meanings, though.

I still have dreams at night, but for some reason the memory of them disappear when I wake up.

I’ve had a few actual visions – a scene that I’ve had while awake, and then they turn out to be true.

I’ve had shared dreams – where my dream and my daughter’s dream have coincided at the same time.

Dreams are a strange phenomena, and so interesting. I like to think of them as ‘mind movies’. You never know if it will be a love story, a drama, or a nightmare horror story.

I believe that at times, our loved ones who have passed on come to us in our dreams. That’s always nice.

Anyway, I’ll wish you all sweet dreams, and leave you with this little song.

***

***

“Dream Lover” by Bobby Darin

***

***

Thanks for visiting! Peace  ☮️

© 2019 BS