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Monkey Blood – Stream of Consciousness Saturday SOCS – Mon

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Monkey Blood – Stream of Consciousness Saturday SOCS – Mon

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 14/18

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Today for SOCS our fearless leader, Linda, has asked us to write something with the letters ‘mon’ as part of a word, or not. Thanks, Linda!

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There are so many words starting with ‘mon’, or have ‘mon’ in the word, that I was all over the place trying to settle on something. So here goes…

I don’t like monkeys of any kind, but I kept coming back to monkey as the subject.

Monkey Blood. Have you ever heard of that? It’s what we used to call the antiseptic liquid Mercurochrome. When we were kids, anytime we had a scrape or small cut, we’d get the monkey blood treatment. It came in a small, dark bottle, with an applicator. Mom would paint it on us. Oh, it was bright red in color. I don’t know how it came to be called monkey blood, but maybe it was to make us laugh instead of cry. I kind of remember the stuff would sting a bit. Every time you’d see another kid, we could compare our monkey blood paintings.

I guess it was an all purpose remedy. We’d also get our sore throats painted with monkey blood. Most times Grandma would come over, yank a stiff straw from the household broom, wrap a bit of cotton on one end, soak it in Mercurochrome, and tell us to open wide. She’d stick that straw to the back of our throat and paint it with the red stuff. We didn’t like that at all, but I supposed it helped. Our sore throat would go away pretty fast.

Another monkey thing…

There was a house down the road that we’d pass on the way to the grocery store. They owned a monkey. It was kept in a large cage hooked onto the back of the house. Every time we passed, we’d look for the monkey, and holler, “There’s the monkey!”

Well, enough about monkeys. There’s some more things I was going to say, but this is getting long. How did I wind up talking about monkeys, anyway? I don’t even like them!

Hope you’re having a fun Saturday, with or without monkeys! 🙂

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© 2018 BS

Bun Vac – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

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Bun Vac – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 30/18

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For today’s SOCS we have the word, ‘bun’, to write about. Thanks for the prompt, Linda!

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The first thing I think of when I hear or see the word, ‘bun’, is the Bun Vac.

What’s a Bun Vac, you ask? It’s from a 2005  animated movie called, “Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit”.

This is a funny movie about Wallace, inventor extraordinaire, and his dog Grommit. He invents a type of vacuum that is used to suck up all the naughty rabbits that are eating the ‘veg’ in the garden.  The Bun Vac is reminds me of the kind of tubes you see at a drive-in bank place. You put something into the container, then put it in the pneumatic vacuum tube to be sucked into the main bank.

Anyway, we thought it was hilarious, and we’d threaten the cats with using the Bun Vac on them, if they were being naughty. Of course it was just a joke. We still have conversations about the Bun Vac, even today in certain circumstances.

So…now I’ve typed ‘bun’ a lot of times, and mentioned rabbits. Maybe that is what the prompt was about? Rabbits and bunnies for the Easter Sunday? Or maybe I could have talked about the type of hair-do shaped into a ‘bun’! I’ve never worn my hair that way, but think about it sometimes. Oh, maybe ‘bun’ is for the type of bread shaped into buns or rolls. There are all kinds of buns, like the bottom buns I sit on when I type these SOCS posts? haha!

Well, on that note, I wish y’all a happy weekend! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Green Malarkey – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

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Green – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 17/18

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This is your Saturday Stream of Consciousness post. It happens every Saturday, and is brought to you by the always imaginative Linda G. Hill. The prompt suggested today is… Green! Find out details of how you, too, can join in the fun, by clicking the above link. Thanks, Linda!

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green st patrick’s day the color green green green grass of home little green apples our neighbor’s name is green the trees are turning green it’s not easy being green why are we green with envy why is envy green why not blue?

this is a green stream a green stream of consciousness streaming post and the photo above is of a green stream which is appropriate hey I spelled that the right way the first time yay green and stream rhyme and I’m writing this on Friday morning, because Saturday morning comes too early for me to think of something for these prompts haha

is this getting to be too long,

well okay then what else can I say about green today which is St. Patrick’s Day where you’re supposed to wear green for some reason, or you get pinched by someone and they think it’s funny why I don’t know green for shamrocks/clovers I guess because it’s Irish and I’m part Irish and

are you having a hard time reading this because I’m not using much punctuation or capitals yeah I spelled it capitols first then went back oh no! and corrected it then explained what I did

you can stop reading this if you want to but I would like for you to leave a like or comment on this silly looking post can you? we just got one of those annoying phone calls from another area code (not green) and the caller ID said it was not in use…huh? haha so weird.

Well, I type pretty fast and this has taken me about 5 minutes so far, and I suppose this is enough for today, or…..naw, I won’t keep going even though I could, I could type all day because I like to type but my keyboard isn’t green have a happy Saturday! 🙂 Yellow smiley face/not green.

One more note…I finished this, then went to see how it looked in the preview page, and it was just a big block of print, so I came back and put some space in…much better!

Enough of this malarkey …

Happy Saturday & St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

So Far – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

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So Far – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 10/18

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This week for SOCS, Linda has given us the two words of ‘so far’ to work with. To join in this weekly challenge, just click the above link to find out the details. It’s fun!

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So far, I’m ahead of the game.

What game, you ask?

The A to Z Blog Challenge!

Usually, I’m waiting until almost the last day before to start even thinking about it. By now, since this will be the 5th time I’ve participated, I should know better. It’s a lot of fun, and also a lot of work to get it all together. At least it is for me.

Now, I’m used to posting every day, even more than once a day, so that part is easy. For the A/Z though, we want to do something extra special. There are themes to settle on, information to look up, photos to take, and remember which letter of the day you’re working on.

Anyway, I’m ahead, so far. I’ve got my theme picked out, looked up some information, gathered my things for photos, and have a general idea of what it will look like. There are still some bits and pieces left to do, but I’m feeling good about it all, so far.

The A/Z starts on April 1st…are you ready?

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Fine – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

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Fine – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 3/18

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Welcome to another edition of SOCS! Linda has challenged us to use the word ‘fine’, and we get bonus points for making it the last word. Oookay…

Want to join in? Click the link above for the fun details. Thanks, Linda! 🙂

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Fine as frog hair. What exactly is this? I’ve heard it said many times, but do frogs really have hair? I’ve never been close enough to a frog to find out.

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Fine, fine, everywhere a fine…do this, don’t do that … or you’ll get a fine.

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A lady once decided to park

In a lot that had no mark

There wasn’t a sign

But, she got a fine

Must be a strange flavored quark

~True story~

And, as the saying goes…that’s all folks. Have a great weekend, and may everything be fine.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – his/her’s

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – his/her’s

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 17/18

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Today’s prompt suggestion is to use ‘his/her’s’. Thanks, Linda!

His and Her’s monogrammed towels. Yeah, that’s what I first thought about. Why that? I remember when I was a kid, we’d go to my granny’s house on Christmas Eve for a get together with some family members that were in town. We didn’t see these relatives very often, just at Christmas mostly. We’d have supper, a gift exchange, and most times the men would play dominoes.

Anyway, my aunt would all the time give my mom a set of his & her monogrammed towels. I always thought it was a nice gift, and were really pretty. Later on my mom would complain about it. She didn’t care for them, year after year, and said it wasn’t a good gift because there was no thought behind it. It was as if my aunt just grabbed something, without thinking of what my mom would like, or her interests, or anything.

Do they even have monogrammed towels these days? I have no idea, but if we had some I’m sure we wouldn’t care what towel we used, just so we had one to dry off with. If I only had the ‘his’ towel, I’d use it just fine.

That makes me think of toys for kids. You know, boy toys and girl toys. Why does it make any difference what toy a kid plays with? I know my sister and I had plenty of so called boy toys, like trucks and cars, cap pistols, and little green Army men plastic figures to play with. My first bike was a boy’s bike. We also had our dolls, and tea party sets, and play jewelry and make-up sets. I think a child can choose what they like to play with, and it may be the so called boys toys or girl toys, no matter if the child is a girl or boy. They’ll go from one to the other many times during a day of play.

So, that’s my thoughts on this lovely Saturday, about all things his and hers.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace  ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Movement

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Just Jot It January & Stream of Consciousness Saturday -SOCS – Movement  

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 27th, 2018

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: movement. However, don’t use the word “movement.” Choose some sort of movement, and base your post on that. Enjoy!

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Today’s prompt that Linda has suggested is to write about movement, but don’t use that word. Thanks for an interesting prompt!

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Here’s a different way of ‘looking’ at things.

I’m fascinated by optical illusions, especially those that seem to re-arrange themselves in the picture. Why does this happen? Is it a trick of the eye, or is it our brain  seeing something that isn’t really true? You know it’s a flat picture, yet you seem to see a weirdness start to happen.

Stare at this one for a little bit. What happens? Do you see little gray dots in between the squares, at the corners in the white space. I see them, and they seem to appear and disappear as your eyes scan the picture.

There are lots of these optical illusions you can find on the internet. This was one of many on Pixabay.

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Optical Illusion, Visual Illusion

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© 2018 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 20th, 2018

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “oc.” Find a word that starts with “oc” and use it in your post. Bonus points if you start and end with your post with an “oc” word. Have fun!

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O’Casey the ocelot screamed at two o’clock in the early morning of October 31st.

He was in charge of cleaning the giant aquarium at the Oceanside Museum, and it had to be done in the wee hours before the public came in to observe the underwater realms.

This being Halloween, he was a bit spooked anyway, and when the occupant of the aquarium, Toby the octopus, had given him a startle, by slithering from behind a decorative rock, he just lost all control.

O’Casey was a bit embarrassed on this occasion, especially as his scream had gone an octave higher than the piercing noise of a smoke alarm.

Toby just laughed and waved his arms around in a friendly manner. He loved playing a joke on O’Casey, and knew they’d remain friends for as long as they lived, even if they were both octogenarians.

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note: written with minimal rearranging of one sentence, otherwise just looked up some ‘oc’ words, and wrote as it came to me.

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© 2018 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 13th, 2018

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This day’s prompt suggestion is a bit different. Here’s the instructions we were given. Thanks, Linda!

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is as follows: read closely. When you’re ready to sit down and write your post, look to the publication (book, newspaper, permission slip from your kid’s teacher, whatever you find) closest to you, and base your post on the sixth, seventh, and eighth word from the beginning of the page. Enjoy!

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So, we’re supposed to take the nearest item, find the 6th, 7th, and 8th word that is written or printed on there, and write something about that.

I don’t have a book near by, but I have stacks of post-it notes right here on the desk. I make tons of notes about all kinds of stuff. The above photo is the note on top of the stack today.

It is a note to look for some books I’ve heard people say were good. They are, “The Map of Time”, “The Map of Sky”, and “The Map of Chaos”, by Felix J. Palma.

The 6, 7, and 8th words were, ‘map of sky’.

I like that, as I’m fascinated by the sky and of course the clouds, sun, stars, moon, and planets. I always have been, ever since my dad made his own telescope. He worked a long time on it, grinding the lenses, and putting it all together. He did it right there in the kitchen. When it was all done, we really enjoyed taking it outside on a dark, starry night, to see the sky. We had star charts and maps of where to find constellations, and well, the moon was just incredible seeing it up close through the telescope lens. We even got to see the rings of Saturn, and lots more interesting things.

I have my own telescope now, and get it out sometimes to be stargazing. Of course I try to spot a UFO, too.

Anyway, these words I used for the prompt were good ones for me today! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2018 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS & Just Jot It January – ECO

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS & Just Jot It January – ECO

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 6th, 2018

Today’s SOCS is combining with Just Jot It Saturday, and the prompt suggestion is to use the letters ‘eco’ in your post. Thanks, Linda!

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I did look up some words that had those letters in them, and then took a couple of minutes to write this little story, all stream of consciousness, as it came to me.

Here’s my try at using a bunch of words that have ‘eco’ somewhere in them. 🙂

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The Art Deco decorations in the music hall were only a decoy.

Frank, working undercover as Francine, the drag queen who sings zydeco, was performing.

The second the audience saw her act, they recoiled in horror, and demanded a recoup of their admission ticket price.

For the record, Francine’s act bombed, and so did the case Frank was trying to solve.

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Words used with ‘eco’ are: (8) Deco, decorations, decoy, zydeco, second, recoiled, recoup, record

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© 2018 BS