Tag Archives: #SOCS

Merry Christmas – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Starts with M

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Merry Christmas – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Starts with M

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 24/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with ‘m’.” Use any word that begins with the letter “m” as the subject or theme for your post. Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS, we have to start with a word beginning with letter M. To join in, and also see other entries, just click the above link. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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Merry Christmas!

I think I’m right in believing this is still October? ummm hmmm …

So why, when I look at one of our usual TV stations, have they turned all programming to Christmas movies. All – the – time- ??

I don’t like Christmas movies even when it is near the holiday, never mind so early it’s annoying.

That got me remembering that one of our favorite radio stations will be doing the same thing with Christmas songs pretty soon. Not looking forward to that either, because by the time Christmas gets here, I’m so tired of it all.

They’ve already started airing Christmas commercials on TV, too.

Stop with the Madness!

Bah humbug to all the Merry!

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© 2020 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday –

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday –

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 17/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a word you have to look up.” We all have words we can never spell. Use one of yours in your post and let that word drive your stream of consciousness where ever it goes. Have fun!

Thanks for the prompt today, Linda! If you’d like to join in and also see other entries, just click the above link. 🙂

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For SOCS today we’re supposed to think of a word we have trouble spelling.

I’ve been thinking and thinking and I just know there are some I have to look up sometimes, but can’t really think of any until I’m actually trying to type them. Maybe those like ‘autumn’, or ‘column’ …those mn words? I never understand why the ‘n’ letter is stuck onto the end. I don’t have to look up the spelling on them, though.

Sheesh – I can’t think of any right now, but sure as soon as I’m done with this, I’ll think of one, of course.

The most trouble I have is transposing letters – reversing how they go – so I have to backspace and do it over. That happens a lot, maybe because I type really fast, and my fingers get ahead of the word. haha

I’ve always been good at spelling, so unless it’s a really strange word, I usually spell it right the first time. Sometimes I’ll check to make sure, though.

Well, hope all of you are having a lovely a u t u m n day! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Corrugated – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Container

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Corrugated – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Container 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 26/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “container.” Use the word “container” any way you’d like. Or think about a container of some kind and write about it. Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS, Linda G. Hill, our hostess, has given us the prompt word ‘container’. Thanks, Linda!

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

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Here’s an old post I wrote way back in 2014. Absolutely no one saw it, or liked it or anything. That’s how it goes when you’re early days in blogging, isn’t it. I promise, I wrote it all stream of consciousness style (as most of my stuff is done).

So yay! Y’all get the honor of reading this post now! 🙂

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CORRUGATED CONTAINERS, CARTONS, BOXES

Those handy, dandy boxes. We all have them. Everything under the sun seems to come in them, large and small items, and from food to machinery. Even products packaged in boxes, come in larger boxes by the case.

We use and re-use them for all kinds of purposes. They are great for storage, their sides are flat and are easy to stack, they have flaps, so you can close them. They have writing on the sides, top, and bottom, either giving instructions, or identifying what’s inside. You can recycle cardboard, too. They are environmentally friendly.

Do you hate to throw away a ‘good’ box? do you save some for later use…maybe to send a package to someone, or for gift giving? It seems like cardboard containers are everywhere, yet at times, when you really need one, they are hard to find, especially in the size you want.

I never thought much about boxes, before I started a job at a corrugated container manufacturing plant. This was the second job I ever had. I was still in business college. I’d go to work part of the day, then go to classes at night. I did secretarial tasks in the front office, but occasionally I’d need to go back into the manufacturing area for some reason. It was noisy, with all the machines, cutting, pre-folding, and printing the words on the flattened sheets of cardboard.

One time, the workers had forgotten to add a number to the printing process, and discovered it at the end of the job. Instead of re-doing the order, they called on me to remedy the situation. That day, my job was to take a black magic marker and write the missing number on these boxes…hundreds of them.

It was actually pretty fun to be hanging out with the work crew. They were always in a good mood, laughing, joking, and playing the radio loud, over the noise of the machines.

Now, ever since then, I think of how cardboard, and corrugated containers and boxes are made. I habitually check to see if maybe someone else has had to write a number on a box, like I did.

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©© 2020 BS

Action – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – tion

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Action – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – tion 

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

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-tion.” Find a word that ends with “tion.” Bonus points if you start your post with it. Have fun!

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Action – Where It Is!

Paul Revere and the Raiders. This band was my favorite back in the 60s, and I liked all their songs. They were featured on Dick Clark’s television show, “Where the Action Is”, which came on every afternoon. Then, when they took the show on tour, they came to our town. My best friend and I got tickets to go see them, and all the other bands that were traveling along. That might have been the first concert I ever went to, and it was a dream come true for me and my friend.

It was the early spring of 1966, a beautiful sunny day, and we were both 15 years old. The concert was amazing. Afterwards, we made our way out to the back of the venue to see the band as they got on their tour bus to leave. I was waving and hollering, and I know for a fact that one of the guys saw me, smiled, and waved back to me.

Such good memories of that day, and hearing this song and all their other ones bring me right back to that day.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Doves – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Collar

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Doves – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Collar 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 12/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “collar.” Use it as a verb, a noun, or metaphorically. Bonus points for using it in all three ways! Enjoy!

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Today for SOCS we are to work with the word ‘collar’ in whichever way we want to. Thanks, Linda!

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

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First think I think of is dog collars. Our dogs had some, and I guess they didn’t mind wearing them. Actually the only time they did wear them was when we took them on a walk with the collar and leash. They’d get excited about that.

Our cats though, never liked a collar around their necks. They had some cute ones, but when we’d try to get them into it, they’d throw a huge hissy fit. They were inside cats anyway, so didn’t really need a collar on in here.

We did have a little halter and leash for the cats though, and we’d take them out sometimes using that. They loved it once we got it on them. It wasn’t easy, but they liked going out once in awhile.

For myself, I hate shirts with collars. I never ever wear these kind. I feel like I’m choking if I try a collared shirt. I have to have scoop neck, square neck, or vee neck shirts and sweaters. Even with a regular neck tee shirt I can’t stand the feeling of being choked.

Ooh just thought of something. We have lots of doves outside all the time. Lots of them are the Eurasian Collared Doves. Sorry doves, that you have to wear your collar all the time. It’s okay, though, as it’s not a real collar, just the pattern of your feathers at your neck. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Reminders – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Sharp

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Reminders – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Sharp 

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

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “sharp.” Use it in any or all of its definitions. Have fun!

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Today’s SOCS has us using the prompt word, ‘sharp’. Thanks, Linda! To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link.

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sharp knife that ghost borrowed

sharp is the wind blowing through my mind

cut to the quick – the hurting kind

sharp shards of snowflakes

hits my face – freezes my senses

sharp as teeth biting eye lenses

icy numbness running through

reminds me to never ever forget you

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Stay Strong – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Brush

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Stay Strong – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Brush 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 22/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “brush.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or an idiom. Have fun!

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Coloring page says, ‘Stay Strong’, all done in purple & green.

Brush the tears from your ears

Let your hair fly wild

Stand up tall and face your fears

May all your worries be mild

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© 2020 BS

Tucked/Un-tucked – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Pro/Con

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 15/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “pro/con.” Talk about the pros and cons of anything. Enjoy!

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For today’s SOCS we are supposed to debate the pros and cons of something. Thanks, Linda.

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

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Caution – may cause unintentional/inappropriate laughing (especially if I get just one letter wrong … and those letters are so close together on the keyboard!

On the subject of shirts …

I am not a tucker.

I am an un-tucker.

How about you?

 

Men, White Background, StandingAfrican American, African, Men

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These pictures are of men from Pixabay , but this pro/con job can be for women’s shirts, too.

The pros or cons of tucking in your shirt:

  • It can look nice and neat
  • It’s good for a business office look
  • It’s expected that men will tuck in their shirt.
  • It suits an uptight person
  • Shirts made for tucking in usually cost more.

The pros or cons of un-tucking your shirt:

  • It is a casual look.
  • It is more comfortable
  • It is easier to move around.
  • You don’t have to keep checking to keep it tucked in all around.
  • (to me) it is a better look
  • Shirts made for un-tucking are less expensive most times

And now according to my list, I believe the consensus is in favor of the un-tucked shirt.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Lots of Spots or Not – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Spot

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Lots of Spots or Not – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Spot 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 8/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spot.” Write whatever image the word “spot” invokes. Have fun!

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Today for SOCS we have ‘spot’ as the prompt. Thanks, Linda! To join in and to see other entries, just click the above link.

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You sometimes see these kinds of mushrooms or toad stools as a decoration or whatever, because they look cute.

Here’s a few I grabbed out of a fairy garden I made.  I think I read that real red ones with white spots are deadly, though.

Spot

See Spot

See Spot run

See Spot play

See Spot

Spot

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I never had a dog named Spot. I don’t think I ever had a dog that was spotted, either.

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X marks the spot though, on things like pirate maps. That’s where you can find the treasure.

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I like those picture games where you see two pictures with tiny differences between them. The game is to see if you can spot the different things.

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We used to have a local small newspaper or magazine (can’t remember which, but it was a free thing you picked up at the supermarket). One of the regular features was photos of people around town doing things. The article was always called “Spotted”. We’d always scan the pictures to see if there was anyone we knew in them. I guess the photographer just went around snapping pictures of random people.

That’s all for now. If I keep going around saying ‘spot spot spot’ any more today I might be considered weird. But not really any weirder than usual, and it’s only me and the mister here, and he’s used to it. haha! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Check – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Check – Stream of Consciousness Saturday 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 25/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “check/cheque/Czech.” Use one, use ’em all, use ’em any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Today’s SOCS we have the prompt words of check/cheque/Czech. Thanks, Linda! To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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It’s taken me all day to think of something besides checkers, the game. I like playing this sometimes, but it’s been awhile.

There is a restaurant we sometimes go to that has these checkerboard tables you can play the game on. I play this with my grand-daughter.

Let’s see what else …

I played some easy video games this morning = check ✅

I read some blogs today = check ✅

I posted something on my own blog today = check ✅

I listened to some music on the radio & on blogs = check ✅

I read in a book (almost finished) = check ✅

It is one I’ve read at least twice before, and it’s good.

It is “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

I’ve got ingredients to make spaghetti for supper tonight = check ✅

And that is going to be it for this time. 🙂

Hope your weekend is going good!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS