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Tossina – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Toss

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Tossina – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Toss

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 4/2020

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Today’s SOCS prompt is the word or partial word ‘toss’. Thanks, Linda!

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

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Tossina is a sweet little cat

A bag of chips and all of that

Instead of catching mice all day

This is what she had to say,

“Come to dinner, if you please,

I’ll only give a tiny squeeze.”

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© 2020 BS

Dust – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Phrase?

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Dust – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Phrase? 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 27/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “coffee, tea, or me.” Find a flirty phrase of your own or use “coffee, tea, or me” in your post. Have fun!

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It is Saturday and time for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday Challenge. SOCS is fun, so if you want to join in, just click the above link. 🙂

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I’m not real sure what this prompt is supposed to be about … flirty phrases, or coffee, or tea, or me?

I did read a book years ago called, “Coffee, Tea, or Me”, and it was pretty funny. If I remember, it was about airline stewardesses and finding dates? Whatever, it was funny, and now I don’t know if it was fiction or true.

Flirty phrases – I never used any, and I never had anyone say any to me that I know of. I don’t really like such things anyway. I’d have to go googling some if I wanted to know any, but I don’t want to know any.

I do like coffee and I do like tea – hot coffee and cold tea. Some people switch it up and have cold coffee drinks, and hot tea. That’s fine if they like it.

What I wanted to talk about is that plume of Sahara desert dust that is spreading around the past few days. Have you heard of it?

It’s slowly covering some southern states, including TX. I have noticed a haze in the sky lately. Not a brown haze, though. They say where we are won’t be but mildly noticeable. Still, it’s strange.

However, if you want dust, just come here on a regular sand storm day when we have totally brown skies for hours if not days, with grit getting everywhere. Those I’m used to.

Not much going on around here today. Hope your Saturday is interesting! Take care & keep safe! ❤

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© 2020 BS

Buzzards – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ZZ

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 20/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “zz.” Find a word with double-z in it and use it in your post. Enjoy!

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Today’s SOCS has Linda asking us for words that have a double ZZ. Thanks, Linda! To join in this fun weekly challenge, just click the above link for details.

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Look what we saw yesterday – Buzzards flying high in the sky! There were so many of them just soaring on the wind currents. We estimated there to be at least 25 to 30 or more in the flock, more than I’ve ever seen before. Wish they had been closer, but they circled around and around for quite awhile before moving on.

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The other day my daughter and grand-daughter came by for a little bit. So good to see them in person again. My little grand-daughter told me she had an imaginary horse named Zizzy. We had to go down the driveway to give Zizzy a bath, with the water hose, shampoo, and then comb out his mane and tail with the brush. That was fun. 🙂

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And this morning for breakfast we had bacon and sausage. This photo is when they were sizzling in the pan.

 

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© 2020 BS

S-nail – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Nail

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 13/2020

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

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

To join in this fun weekly challenge, just click the above link.

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I could talk about fake fingernails, like these I saw at a nail salon one time. They are examples of what you can get done to your own nails. To me they look like creepy claws!

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But I want to talk about those little creatures we know as snails. I like them a lot. They are weird and funny looking, and I don’t really know much about them. We do have snails around here. They are little bitty ones and come out after a heavy rain. They get on the porch and slither around leaving a silver trail.

This picture is of a snail trail that was left on our glass back door one time. Some say it looks like Elvis!

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This is a close up of a snail that was on the outside wall of our house, and one that was on the glass door. I took that photo from the inside so you can see his ‘foot’ or whatever you call what they move around on. Pretty cool!

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Here’s a neat video about snails:

This video shows all kinds of snails moving around, which is pretty neat. There’s also a shot of one giant snail someone is holding, and also a shot of Gary the Snail from the Sponge Bob cartoons.

I like the song, too, but it takes a few seconds to get to the singing part.

“Snail”, by Awolnation, was released in 2010, from their album, “Megalithic Symphony”. It was written by Aaron Bruno, and is on the Red Bull label.

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I even have a snail ring! It is pink encrusted fake jewels. I do love all kinds of strange rings and this is a favorite.

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© 2020 BS

 

Lots of Fans – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Fan

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Lots of Fans – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Fan

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 6/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fan.” Use it by itself or find a word that starts or ends with it. Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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I have several fans around here such as these three.

  • Stand up Electric Fan (white) we use out in the garage
  • Battery Fan that is a ‘misting fan’. (blue bottle to put water in & orange foam fan blades)
  • Battery Fan (light gray) that has a clamp on it. Got this one when in the hospital.

I also am a fan of hand fans like these. I have a lot of them, but here are a few:

  • paper red, white & blue flag fan
  • cloth fan of black with pink embroidery
  • paper rounded fan with Japanese print
  • paper fan that is pink flowers printed on

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© 2020 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday 

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 30/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spay/splay/spray.” Use one, use two, use ’em all, it’s up to you. Have fun!

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Can’t really think of anything interesting to say about these prompt words, so … here’s some other words you can make …

play * pay * ray * lay * yap * pass * alp * lap * asp * laps * alps * yaps * pays * sap * rap * slay * yay * say

and that’s enough of that.

At the moment, which is about 11:11 a. m. on Saturday, it is a bright sunny day, 79 degrees, going up to high 80s later, the wind is blowing, the Mr. is outside doing weed-eating, the TV is on in here (Roseanne), and in the garage the radio is playing the same old songs over and over all day long. I don’t know what is for lunch, and we are bored with every kind of food there is. I’m sure we will find something in a little while, though.

I hope your weekend is going good! 🙂

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© 2020 BS

Chicken – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ‘ch’

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Chicken – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – ‘ch’ 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 23/2020

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

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Chickens! I love chickens of all kinds. Here’s a picture of my cousin Mike holding a couple of his chickens. He’s been raising exotic chickens for many years. He gives them names and makes pets out of them, and also gathers their eggs.

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I always thought this was a funny song. I don’t know if his song is recounting a true experience of his or not, but I can sure imagine it happening – getting stuck behind a huge truck hauling chickens.

I know we’ve been on some of those small country ‘highways’ where we were stuck behind a car or truck, and couldn’t pass them, because the road was so curvy you couldn’t see if another car or truck is coming in the other direction toward you.

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“Chicken Truck”, by John Anderson, was released as a single from his album, “John Anderson 2”, in 1981. It was written by John Anderson, Monroe Fields, and Ervan James Parker.

From the Wiki article:

Photo of a large truck hauling cages of chickens (from a video of the song)

The song features Anderson (in first person narration) discussing an experience of getting stuck behind a Georgia truck hauling a load of chickens (Georgia is a major poultry-producing state), on Alabama State Route 65 (a winding, 2-lane highway in Jackson County in the northeast corner of Alabama) heading to Tennessee in mid-July. The driver is unable to pass the truck, which is causing a potential crash as the feathers from the chickens are clouding up the driver’s windshield. In the second verse Anderson is finally able to pass the truck, and notices the driver has a box of “Colonel Sanders” on the dashboard while carelessly tossing the scraps out the window (and on to Anderson’s vehicle).

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Well it was mornin' when I left Alabama
It must have been around in Mid July
I got behind a chicken truck from Georgia
And the feathers were a flyin' like snow out of the sky

I couldn't get up the speed enough to pass him
And a funny smell was a gettin' close to me
And somethin' keeps on messing up my windsheild
And the farther I go the harder it get's to see

Chicken truck chicken truck behind it I'm stuck
Chicken truck chicken truck it's just my luck chicken truck on Highway 65
Well the hens are a sqaukin' and the roosters are a crowin'
Slowin' me down when I need to get goin' chicken truck on Highway 65

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He slowed down and I tried to drive around him
On a big long hill just south of Tennesee
He had a box of Colonel Sander's on his dashboard
And he was eatin' fried chicken and throwin' his bones on me

Chicken truck chicken truck...
Chicken truck chicken truck...
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© 2020 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Cave

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Cave 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 9/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cave.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Enjoy!

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For SOCS we have the word ‘cave’. Thanks for the prompt, Linda!

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

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Well, all the caves I can think of, and have actually been to visit, are Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, and Inner Space Caverns in Georgetown, Texas. They are both awesome to see all the cave formations. It’s amazing how the beautiful structures are underground, and learn how they were formed, and discovered.

These photos are of a couple of things from the gift shop in Carlsbad. First is a silver charm for my bracelet, and it is a bat. The next photos are of a coffee mug that we use all the time. There is a picture of a flying bat, and it says “Bats Need Friends Too!”, and the name Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

I know I had some photos of Inner Space but can’t remember where they are. It was years ago when we went, and was before phone cameras were a normal thing to have with you.

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And this is interesting … My parents took their honeymoon at Carlsbad Caverns! This was in August 1944, and I have the little souvenir booklet my mom filled out. It is leather with a tie/strap on the left. It is embossed with a picture of a Native American on a white horse in the middle, and says “Honeymoon Book”, and Carlsbad Cavern N. Mex.

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Hope everyone is staying safe and having a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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© 2020 BS

Striking – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Directions

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Striking – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Directions 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 2/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “directions.” Find a household cleaner/bottle of shampoo/something in the freezer/anything you can find with instructions on it, then copy down a single direction (just one) on how to use/cook/etc. your chosen thing, and make it the first line or word of your post. Then keep writing whatever comes out. Have fun!

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For today’s SOCS we are to look around the house to find an item with instructions or directions on how to use the item. Then take one line from that and write something. Thanks for the fun prompt, Linda!

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

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Close cover before striking.

That’s probably a good idea if you are striking something. If it has a cover, then please close it before hitting it. That way when it shatters, the little pieces won’t fly around everywhere. It could hit your face, or eyes, or fall on the floor where you’ll slip and fall.

I’m thinking of what I strike around here. I strike a big block of ice all the time. I freeze water in big blocks, then pound/strike it with a meat pounder thing real hard a bunch of times. Then I have crushed ice.

I put the block of ice in a plastic zipper bag, and zip it closed first. Maybe not a ‘cover’, but I do close it so the pieces won’t fly out and strike me! It’s actually fun to strike the ice – bam bam bam – it’s loud! 🙂

I got the instruction/direction for the prompt from a little book of matches. That was the only directions besides don’t give to children. I don’t use matches very often, though.

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Hope y’all are having a great Saturday! It’s hot here – it was 101 degrees yesterday, and will be around the same today.

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© 2020 BS

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Survival

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Survival 

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

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “val.” Find a word that starts with “val” or if you’re not doing the A to Z Challenge, find a word that just has “val” in it, and use that word any way you’d like. Enjoy!

The prompt for SOCS today is ‘val’. Thanks, Linda!

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

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avalanche

survival

never been there

no snow no cold

survival another kind

May 11, 1970

F5 tornado

hot May

storm

city destroyed

many died

my survival

a miracle

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Tornado on Apple iOS 13.3

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© 2020 BS