Tag Archives: #SOCS

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 19/17

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So, the word of the SOCS day is ‘pant’. Join in the fun, and also see other entries, by clicking the above link.

By the way…we have a brand new logo/badge for SOCS! Really cool looking, isn’t it!

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Pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant.

Wouldn’t it be funny if I just filled this page with the word pant, over and over…and over and over… yeah, not so much.

What can I say about pant that hasn’t been said already?

Dogs and cats pant when they are hot. So do birds. I don’t know if insects pant, but I’m sure they get hot, too. I’ve never looked up close and personal with an insect, to see if it is panting or not.

We pant when we are hot, or tired, or…or…well, whenever we feel like panting, I guess. We also wear pants…regular kind, short kind, under kind, or even go commando with no pants.

When some people (me) write, we sometimes call it pantsing…which is to say, we don’t follow an orderly outline for our stories or whatever we are writing. We write by the seat of our pants, letting the words just flow onto the screen, or page. It’s like Stream of Consciousness writing all the time! It’s fun that way, and sometimes you even surprise yourself with what comes straight out of your brain waves. Then we’ll go back and edit/touch up a bit, but the pantsing writing is still there.

Sometimes I’ve heard the term/phrase ‘fly by the set of your pants’. What does that even mean? We’re not really flying around; we are seated most times. If we’re up doing something new, without quite knowing what we’re doing, and not following directions, you could say we are flying by the seat of our pants. The seat of our pants…the bottom part…the part we sit on. Hmmm…

I think I’ve seen a phrase here on Word Press that says, ‘thanks for flying with Word Press’. Something like that. What do they mean? We should all fly around the world with our writing? This kinda makes sense, as the internet is pretty fast, we can be said to be flying around the world in a matter of seconds…with no airplane! Cool!

So, for now I will fly off to do whatever else, and wish y’all a happy pantsing, flying, fun, day!

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© 2017 BS

GUESS – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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GUESS – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 12/17

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Today’s prompt word for SOCS is ‘guess’. To join in, and also see other entries, click the above link.

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Guess what? I don’t know what to write about, today.

Guess what? It is pouring down rain, at the moment. It wasn’t a few minuets ago, when I went out to feed the cats. Maybe they got a bite or two before it started raining.

Guess what? Family from out of state are here visiting.

Guess what? Whatever we find to do today, it will be done in the rain…unless it stops raining.

Guess what? I’ve already had my morning coffee, and now I’m drinking iced tea.

Guess what? I probably should go get something on besides my pjs, in case we find something to do, or somewhere to go…in the rain.

Guess what? I wish you all a lovely day! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

LIMBER LIMBERT – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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LIMBER LIMBERT – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 29/17

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Today’s prompt word is ‘limb’. We can use this word any way we want. To join in, just click the above link for details. See other entries there, too! Stream of consciousness writing is to write freely, about whatever comes to mind. For this challenge, we can edit typos, but otherwise it’s all just SOC style. This silly little story is exactly that. Enjoy! 🙂

P.S. – try it, it’s fun!

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LIMBER LIMBERT

Limber Limbert, the lumberjack, was the most limber of all the lumberjacks in the world. He won many medals for his craft. As a big dude, he’d lumber up to the lumber and start cutting off all the limbs he could find. Every time a tree would fall, he’d holler, “Limber!”, so the wood wouldn’t fall on anyone.

Using his limber limbs, he would contort himself around and around the trunks and limbs of the trees. When he was done with de-limb-ing the tree, it would all be made into lumber. He finally started his very own business. He called it, “Limbert’s Lumber and Limbs”. On the side, he’d carve wooden limb-legs for those who needed an extra limb or two. These carved limbs were made to order, and resembled little totem poles.

All in all, limber Limbert’s life was a success.

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**photo = trimming the limbs from my dad’s trees, many years ago. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

SEALING/CEILING – for STREAM of CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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SEALING/CEILING – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 22/17

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This week for SOCS we have the prompt words ‘sealing and ceiling’. To join in this fun challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link. 🙂

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Have you ever used sealing wax on the back of an envelope? I have, and it’s fun to do. Sealing wax has been in use for many years, as it was one way to assure your correspondence would arrive at it’s destination untampered with by other than the named receiver.

You can still send letters using sealing wax. It is allowed by the post office, but it would be best if you took it in to their office to have it hand cancelled. It doesn’t go through their automated sorting machines very good, and may become torn, or damaged in other ways. Also, sealing wax adds to the weight of your letter, so may require more postage. They can weigh it for you for the correct amount of stamps needed.

I think today, it is mostly a novelty thing to do, and it adds an old fashioned charm to any letters you send to another. I know actual pen and paper letter writing is becoming obsolete, what with emails and instant communication, but I still like to send and receive letters and cards by mail.

Here’s some photos of my sealing wax set. It has the capital letter B. You light the wax stick,(it’s sort of like a candle, but the wax is different – candle wax will crack),  let it drip onto the envelope in the correct place, then press the embossing tool into the wax, leaving the impression. It turns out great! 🙂

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© 2017 BS

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – BOOK TITLE

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STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – BOOK TITLE

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 15/17

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To join in this challenge every week, and see other entries, too, just click the link above.

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Today’s SOCS asks us to take a different look at the book we are currently reading, or one that is nearby where we are typing this. It is not to be a book review, as such, but to take the title, and in stream of consciousness style, write what comes to mind.

I could just name some book I have or have not yet read, and use that title, because who would even know if I was really reading it or not. That’s not what I want to do, as I’m pretty honest about things, so I’d feel like I was cheating. So, here’s the one I’m actually reading. I’m only a little over half way through it, and it is very interesting.

The title is, “Coming of Age in Mississippi”, by Anne Moody. It’s an autobiography of growing up in the southern states, in the 40s and 50s, and dealing with her experiences of racism, bigotry, and abuse, and how she overcame it all with her courage to stand up to the social norms of the day. This was a book I got from the used books, and has been on my to be read pile for awhile.

What to say about this title? I’ve never been to Mississippi. I did fly over the Mississippi river, though. We landed in Memphis TN, so that was interesting to see the big river from above. We’ve been to lots of places around the world, but some of the states I’d like to visit, I haven’t gotten to. I guess you could say my coming of age years, were in the 60s, as I was a teen during that turbulent decade. There were good times, and bad times around the world, but it will never be forgotten by those who lived through them.

That’s all I can think of about this book title, besides the actual story I’m reading.

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© 2017 BS

ICK – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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ICK – for STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 8/17

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Today we are to consider the word, ‘ick’, for the SOCS. To join in, and see other entries, just click the above link.

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I’ve been traveling down the rabbit hole for quite awhile this morning, searching for icky things. What would have the ‘ick’ factor to one person, may not have the ‘ick’ factor to another person. Lots of things I would consider not icky would probably freak out someone else.

Take for example, the Body Farm. Have you heard of it? There are several of them across this country, of which the original is in Tennessee. What happens at these body farms, is the study of rates of decomposition of the human body, in different circumstances. Actual human bodies are donated by the families of the deceased, at the request of the person who has died, to the body farms. The scientists study how insects, weather, and other factors effects the bodies, to help in forensics, as to determine time of death, solving crimes, etc.

To me this is not icky. It’s fascinating.

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On a lighter note, this one is fun. My daughters had a children’s book called, “My Icky Picky Sister”. They loved this book about sibling rivalry. My youngest pretty much memorized every word, and learned to read, I’m sure from it, before she was even in kindergarten. They even had a game to see who could recite the whole thing the fastest. 🙂

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I’m sure there are lots more icky and not so icky things I could go on about, but that’s all for now.

Wishing y’all a wonderful and not icky weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

 

 

 

SIGN – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – 6/17/17

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SIGN – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – 6/17/17 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 17/17

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For today’s SOCS we have the prompt word, ‘sign’, to use any way we want to. Join in the fun of SOCS, and see other entries by clicking the above link.

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We see signs everywhere. It seems I take a lot of photos of all kinds of signs, and I especially like them when they are a bit funny. Some signs tell us which way to go, some tell us what not to do, and some just make no sense what so ever. Some signs have words misspelled, or letters left out. Some signs give a warning. I’ve made my own signs, too. Some I’ve made are for yard sales at my house, advertising that I will do ironing, put on bulletin boards here and there, and a lost dog notice we put on a bulletin board. These are just a very few of the many photos I have of signs.

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Here’s a song that has the word sign in the title. It’s a good song. 🙂

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“Gimme Little Sign”, by Brenton Wood, was released in 1967, from the album, “Oogum Boogum”. It is on the Double Shot label, and was written by Alfred Smith, Joe Hooven, and Jerry Winn.

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© 2017 BS

ADMIT – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – 6/10/17

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ADMIT – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – 6/10/17

https://lindaghill.com/2017/06/09/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-june-1017/

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Today for SOCS the prompt word is ‘admit’, to be used however you wish. Join in the fun of this weekly writing exercise, and see other entries by clicking the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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We’ve all seen and had those little tickets that say ‘admit one’. They can be for all sorts of entertainment venues. Here’s a fun memory from when I was a kid. My grandma worked at our local amusement park, in the ticket booth. She worked there for many years. My grandpa also worked for the parks department, I think in maintenance . Anyway, every year there would be a company get-together for all the employees. It was held in the park, right next to the amusement park.

We could bring a picnic lunch. Oh, it was for all the employees and their families, so we all went…all of us…aunts, uncles, cousins…the whole bunch of us. So, we’d bring our picnic supper, because it was held in the late afternoon/evening. There would be home-made ice cream provided by the management, and some kind of entertainment, too. I remember one year they had a group of Native American Indian dancers, performing.

After awhile, each family in attendance would be given huge rolls of ride tickets. They said ‘admit one’ on each ticket. Of course everyone trooped over to the amusement park, which was called Joyland, to ride the rides as much as we wanted. All for free! (actually, we could go pretty much any time to ride for free, since grandma worked there), but this was a special night, and so much fun.

My favorite ride was the carousel with the pretty horses. I loved horses, and would pretend the one I was riding was real. I never wanted to get off that ride, and sometimes (when I was younger) would have to be dragged off, kicking and screaming, and crying! haha … but, I never acted that way when I was older.

We still go to Joyland sometimes. We go with our kids, and our grand-kids, because they sure do like to ride those rides, too. Joyland still has all the regular rides they had, plus a lot more. I do ride a few of them, even now, just not the spinning around ones. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

 

INFUSED / SMELL

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INFUSED / SMELL

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https://lindaghill.com/2017/05/26/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-may-2717/

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Today I am combining Stream of Consciousness Saturday with the Daily Post Prompt.

SOCS word of the day is ‘smell’, and DP prompt word is ‘infused’.

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/infuse/

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Can you have a stream of consciousness drawing?

I’m going with – yes, you can- because this is what I thought of this morning. I burn incense almost every day. I love the beautiful and mysterious smell, as it infuses the air.

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INCENSE

Infuse pure blessings

Banish Negativity

Enjoy lovely smells

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© 2017 BS

 

 

ALL OR NOTHING – for SOCS – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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ALL OR NOTHING – for SOCS – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 20/17

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This SOCS asks us to use the words ‘all’ or ‘nothing’ or both. Join in the challenge by clicking the above link to find out details, and to see other entries. 🙂

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All we’ve done today has been pretty fun.

We all went out to my cousin’s and aunt’s farm.

We all ate lunch there, and we all enjoyed seeing each other, and having nice conversations and laughs.

Then, we all trooped out to the chicken yard, to see…well, the chickens, all the new baby chicks, turkeys, and pigeons (they are homing pigeons). There was the dog my cousin adopted from Africa, Gracie, and a couple of horses, some jack rabbits, and prairie dogs. We all had fun watching my grand-daughter feed the chickens their chicken feed. She was amazed by it all, and even petted some chickens. They are all mostly friendly chickens who don’t mind being picked up, and most all of them have names. Henrietta is the oldest one.

We all had a good time. It sure beats sitting in the house all day doing our usual nothing! 😉

Here are some photos from our day.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS