#SAS ~ Twofer Tuesday 10/22/19

Well today I heard two good ones back to back.  Thank you Jack!

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#SLS for 10/20/19 ~ “Stand”

Jim gives us lean/sit/stand as prompts today and of course I immediately think “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers who said he wrote the song after moving to Los Angeles and missing his community back home in West Virginia.  Then I thought well everyone loves “Lean on Me” and there may be duplicates.  Which is okay by me but I also felt like escaping and what better way to spend time than searching through some smoking hot music where finally I landed on R.E.M’s “Stand”  Also including a link to the wiki for the meaning of “Stand”

Writer(s): Peter Lawrence Buck, William Thomas Berry, John Michael Stipe, Michael E. Mills
Stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven’t before

Now stand in the place where you work
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t before

If you are confused, check with the sun
Carry a compass to help you along
Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around

So stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven’t before

Now stand in the place where you work
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t before

Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around
If wishes were trees, the trees would be falling
Listen to reason, season is calling

Stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven’t before

Now stand in the place where you work
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t before

If wishes were trees, the trees would be falling
Listen to reason, reason is calling
Your feet are going to be on the ground
Your head is there to move you around

So stand (Stand!)
Now face north
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven’t before

Now stand (Stand!)
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t

Stand in the place where you live
Now face north
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven’t before

Now stand in the place where you work
Now face west
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t before

Stand in the place where you are
Now face north
Stand in the place where you are
Now face west
Your feet are going to be on the ground
(Stand in the place where you are)
Your head is there to move you around, so stand

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#SoCS for 10/19/19 “oh”

“Oh oh oh it’s magic!  You know.  Never believe it’s not so.”

I know it is ho ho ho not oh oh oh but considering the week I’ve had, I’m taking liberties.

Time once again for #SoCS.  Thank goodness.  I need to release the hounds.  I need a stiff drink.  I also need a break.  I need to cut myself some slack.

“Give me a break, give me a break, break me off a piece of the KitKat bar”

I wonder if this will make any sense to anyone who stumbles across this stream of nonsense … I mean consciousness.

Beginning again, Linda says and I re-write:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “oh.” Use it as a word or find a word that starts with “oh.” Bonus points if you start and end with “oh.” Enjoy!

When I read the prompt those incorrect song lyrics Oh Oh Oh popped into my head.  I have been confused lately.  Well not exactly confused but mistaken.  For example, Lulu is an artist.  She has a painting she did years ago when she was in a bad place.  The caption on the painting was “Too weird to live, too rare to die”  and we thought she was saying this about herself and we were heartbroken.  Then last week as I searched for a song with drifter or vagabond, I stumbled across the caption again coming to find out that it’s the title of an album by Panic! at the Disco.  

A mountain was made out of a molehill because quoting a popular album even if angst filled is not the same as originally having that thought unprovoked about yourself.  If that makes any sense.  Perspective tells me things were not that bad as it felt at the time.

I want a do-over y’all.  Oh how sorely I do!  Then feeling that way makes me feel guilty.  Because it means I’m a harsh critic, unforgiving, unloving, a mess.

But enough sad sack.  How about those Astros?  They’re doing good huh? Except they lost game 5.  Still ahead 3-2.  I would love for a Texas team to win.

If you’d like to join in the frolic, follow the link to the land Linda built where you get bonus points for beginning and ending with oh!

Friday Funny

I’ve shared this before. Moved over from Facebook. First written 10/17/15. We were at the AT&T kiosk at the mall.

Clerk “ready to strip”

Me “I think I’ll keep my clothes on”

Clerk “ma’am you have to pay”

Me “well if I strip someone else should pay”

Lulu “oh god mom, you are not even funny. You know he means ‘swipe’ your debit card!”

Of course I know but he didn’t say swipe he said strip. So I am laughing at my own silliness. And I told her “loosen up baby girl Life’s too short not to laugh a lil bit.” Happy Day!!!

Moved Over from Facebook

I first wrote this in October of 2015.

I park in North Garage, a 5 story structure. My reserved space is on the ground floor level tucked away back in a corner. Today as parked, I noticed a groundskeeper booking it up the aisle in a Gator. He pulled into the motorcycle only parking spaces right next to me. It was crack of dawn early, cool wind blowing … but that part doesn’t matter.

Stage is set right?

So he gets out and goes to the bushes, rustling something that looks like a garage bag. I stay in my car but I’m watching via my rear view mirror. He pulls out this … whatever it is … out from behind the bushes with a BIG tug. I swear I can hear the “umph”. He throws the tarp off (not garbage bag after all) revealing a cage. I jumped and all I could think was “thank you Jesus it is empty” I then get out of my car.

Nosy Jill ” So what kind of animals do you usually catch?”

Groundskeeper “mostly raccoons and the occasional possum”

Nosy Jill continued “what do you do with the ones you find in the traps?”

Groundskeeper “I’d rather not say”

Me “I’m sure you just relocate them right?”

Groundskeeper “I’d really rather not say”

I knew we had deer and I should have known about the other critters. Makes me wonder what I’ll miss when I get to the Riverwalk. Maybe there will be snapping turtles or alligators. No wait … those are in Tampa.

So it was a few days later … October 18, 2015, when I relocated downtown. And now slightly less than four years later, I’m back. Different building. Now I park on the East side of E building instead of North Garage.