#JusJoJan 01/23/20

Janet gives us drive. Most excellent! Check out her blog. Guaranteed to make you smile. Thanks Linda for hosting.

So much to say. So little time. Darn it! And I need to release the hounds. Instead I’ll share this musical interlude.

Flash back to the 80s is another way to release the tension. Ahh now that the stuff. Hope you enjoy 😊

As always more to come.

#JusJoJan 01/21/20

Time for #JusJoJan.  Thanks Cheryl for the prompt of scraggly.  Thanks Linda for hosting.

Today got away from me.  My mind is blank.  All I can like about is Fraggle Rock which is Muppet-esque.  Or like the Muppets.  Or a TV show with Muppets.


My brain is fried.

All the Muppets are not scraggly but some have some pretty wild hair.

That’s my jot for the day.

As always, more to come.


#JusJoJan 01/20/20

The prompt “humor” comes to us from Sadje via the vessel that is #JusJoJan courtesy of the wonderful Linda G Hill. Woo hoo!  Let’s get this party started.

Humor … I sure need a sense of humor to get by in this world.  “Laugh to keep from crying”.  Ya know Grin and Bear It!  That’s me. My moniker. Ooooh I like the word moniker.  Catchy!

Moving along.

Humor is healing. They whoever “they” are say “laughter is the best medicine” I agree wholeheartedly.  Not curative necessarily though.  Just that emotional help we need to deal with what’s going on.

I do this all the time.  Use humor.  My armor.  My defense.  My way to rationalize the irrational.  Aaaahhhh now that’s the sweet stuff.  I think I will close with a few quotes … 25 to be exact.  Check out this link, 25 Quotes on Humor: Laughter is a gift we can give ourselves and others.

Now let’s go give some gifts!  Happy MLK Day!  We march to remember and celebrate his legacy.  Keeping his dream alive.

As always, more to come.




#JusJoJan 01/19/20

Jim had the word of the day giving us the prompt gobbledygook.  Take a look at his blog. You’ll learn something new.  I can almost guarantee it.  Thanks Linda for hosting.  This is going to be fun.

Is gobbledygook like whatchamacallit or thingamajig?

Nope, not really.

First we have gibberish … goobledygook that is.

Second, we have the candy base that is whatchamacallit.  Dang!  I need to stop this train to candy land that I’m on.  I eat dessert nightly now instead of once in a blue moon.  I have my health assessment on 2/11/20 after which I will try to find a new better doctor than the yahoo I just went to on 1/2/20.  I was going to release the hounds on the events that followed that appointment.  You’ve no idea but I want to keep this lighthearted and happy today.

Third, we have thingamajig who was a contestant on the Masked Singer.  Anyone watch that show? B dislikes it but I watch the DVR episodes when he is fast asleep.  I’ll fast forward through the commentary (gobbledygook) and even some of the singing to get to the big unveil.

Thingamajig may  also be the cousin of thingamabob. I use the terms interchangeably when a name escapes me which is happening more often.   Sometimes I worry.  Why?  Well because worry is in my DNA.  How does one know the difference between multitasking madness resulting in forgetfulness and something more serious?  If early intervention helps with treatment then I agree with Shelley, give us a baseline screening for memory loss at 55!!!

Now as I am ending my gobbledygook of a post, I had this thought that I could have done a mash up since Jim also hosts #SLS.  You see I picked a fairly goobledygook song for today.  Coconut is just bananas.

As always, more to come.

#SLS for 01/19/20 ~ “Coconut”

Jim gives us the prompt to share a song written or sung by Tom, Dick, or Harry or a song with one or more of those names in the lyrics. Tom Petty immediately came to mind but that’s my usual. I decided to shakes things up with a simple search.

I had the good fortune to find Harry Nilsson. Here’s the wiki of his bio. Interesting stuff. Now to choose a song. Hard to decide given the wonderful options. Maybe I’ll just flip a coin? Heads it’s “Coconut” Lyrics within.

Rules and Ping Back

Oh M Goodness There Are Two Of Us

I am slowly putting things back as they were as I set up the new desktop.  I tried to play ELP from Dan’s post but no sound!  Sacribleu.  The kidlet is gone, so who do I ask?  B?  Surely not.  Though he is a handy dandy fellow aka DIY champ PCs are not his thang.  And I do mean thang not thing.  LOL.

I try to diagnose the lack of sound issue myself.  Run several checks with no problems found as the outcome.  I get a number to call and my friendly (who shall remain nameless) help desk assistant does some troubleshooting.  Then he proceeds to tell me my PC does not have an internal speaker.  He creates a case and tells me I can send the PC back and a speaker will be installed free of charge.  WTH!!! But okay.  I guess.

Meanwhile B calls Pony who tells dear ole dad, of course there is no internal speaker.  My speakers are on my monitor!  Sweet heart that he is, he offered to come back before B told him we’d figure it out.

Razzle frazzle – the green wire was plugged into the tower only.  B griping, that wire is too short to reach as I kneel under the desk and push up the wire between the back of the desk and wall for him to grab said wire and put into the monitor.  Whew!  Quite the feat.  But all is well now as ELP is blasting!  Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend come inside come inside.

Oh and BTW the help desk assistant called me back to sadly explain that the charge to install internal speakers would be $150 to $200 and not the free of charge I was quoted.  No mention that using external speakers is preferred.  He suggested I take back the PC for a different one.  Or he could still end me the box for return to which I politely replied “no thank you”.  I think he should’ve known better don’t you?  Oh M Goodness, there are two of us 🙂

As always, more to come.

Falling Apart While Keeping It Together

Ha! What an oxymoron.

Tis’ true though.

Things are a jumbled mess but good but not but oh well.

This morning I got my oil changed and my tires rotated.  I also quickly spent the last of my b-day cash on three shirts and jeggings while waiting on the vehicle.  Time will spent keeping it together.

Then I drive back home to get my guys so we can replace the desktop.  The first Best Buy was out of stock despite what was online so we moved along to a different Best Buy on the other side of town.  In and out.

Before coming back here, Pony who was driving decided to make a quick stop at Game Stop.  He used to work at this particular store but that’s not why he stopped.  Nope, he “needed” a game.

I decided to walk laps while waiting and Mr. B, well he sat in the truck.  As I am looping around, up and down, all ambling the sidewalk, I spy a mom and her son headed for the Game Stop.  We almost collided and said some quick pardon  me’s.   I took one more lap before going in to check the status of Pony.  He was about three back in line at checkout.

The mom and son were looking at the games on the wall.  Talking about which one.  Happy.  You could feel their energy.  And me?  Well I had to leave. 

Outside I started crying.  You see not all that long ago, I was that mom and the son was my Pony.  I know they have to grow up but damn.  I miss my sweet little boy.  When we got back in the vehicle the convo went something like this …

B: what’s wrong? 

Me: Nothing. 

Pony: No idea (looking at B)

B: Something 

Me: Nothing

B: Why are you crying?

So I tell them.  Because you know.  Gotta get it out of my system.  I am an emotional mess.  They both know this.

Me: Don’t look at me

Then we grabbed lunch.  Came back here. Unpacked my new desktop. Pony took off for greener pastures.  Boo hoo.

Nice to be all set up again.  The phone and iPad were getting harder to handle.  Guess I’m old school.  I have the same old monitor which is fine.  New mouse though and new keyboard which came with the tower.  Sweet since who doesn’t love a new mouse??  Plus my old keyboard had letters missing that were worn clean off from typing all my diatribes.

Whew I need a nap.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS & #JusJoJan 01/18/20

Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today to join #JusJoJan and #SoCS in holy prompts matrimony. ❤️

If you’d like to attend the ceremonies read below then come back up to follow this link.

Yes, I am repeating last week’s #SoCS & #JusJoJan opening.  And you might just see the same next Saturday too.  Wait! Why?  What?  No originality??

Yep, just like Hollywood.   Recycled crap.  At least that’s what B says.  Which leads me to today’s prompt.  Linda writes and I repeat:

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “movie title.” Take the title of the last movie you watched (just the title, not the premise of the movie), and base your post on that title. Have fun!

I watch all kinds of stuff but no movies per se if you mean “seen in the movie theater” movies.  And lately on TV, it’s sitcoms or one hour dramas that we watch.  My attention span is that of a gnat and B … well B can’t sit still.

Now that my preamble is done.  We did go to Jumanji: The Next Level over the holidays.  All four of us.  Just like the old days.  Very nice.  The movie was good too which is bonus.  We don’t hang out together often so when we do the time spent together is precious.  They grow up so fast.  Cue music.  Fiddler On The Roof / Sunrise/Sunset.

As always, more to come.