For 5/27/18 ~ Hold On by Wilson Phillips

Time once again for #SLS.  I look forward to this each week.  Our hostess Helen with a little help from her friend has picked a theme to use over the next week or two.  Today’s prompt is “let go”.  Find more info here at the  rules and ping back.

I am just going to say it.  I can’t let go.  That’s my problem.  Well one of my problems.  I have multiple problems ya see.  Lol!

In an attempt to spin the prompt, I picked the opposite of “let go” which is “hold on”.  Yep I’ve been holding on for one more day for as long as I can remember.  Hope she is a fickle bitch.  And I’m fortunate, I know that.  Just that there are days man.  I’m telling ya.  Waiting for this cycle of worries to pass me by.

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“Hold On”
I know this pain
Why do you lock yourself up in these chains?
No one can change your life except for you
Don’t ever let anyone step all over you
Just open your heart and your mind
Is it really fair to feel this way inside?

Some day somebody’s gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you cry
Don’t you know?
Don’t you know things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can you hold on for one more day
Things’ll go your way
Hold on for one more day

You could sustain
Or are you comfortable with the pain?
You’ve got no one to blame for your unhappiness
You got yourself into your own mess
Lettin’ your worries pass you by
Don’t you think it’s worth your time
To change your mind?

Some day somebody’s gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you cry
Don’t you know?
Don’t you know things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can you hold on for one more day
Things’ll go your way
Hold on for one more day

I know that there is pain
But you hold on for one more day and
Break free from the chains
Yeah I know that there is pain
But you hold on for one more day and you
Break free, break from the chains

Some day somebody’s gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you cry
Don’t you know?
Don’t you know things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day yeah
If you hold on

Don’t you know things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day,
If you hold on
Can you hold on
Hold on baby
Won’t you tell me now
Hold on for one more day ‘Cause
It’s gonna go your way

Don’t you know things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can’t you change it this time

Make up your mind
Hold on
Hold on
Baby hold on

Writer(s): Glen Ballard, Carnie Wilson, Chynna Phillips
As always, more to come.

Addendum to Being Healthy

Pays to shop around. The regular HEB has Rainer cherries 🍒 for 6.98 a lb. They sell non organic limes for 15 cents each. The Gucci B stands on its own. Not really an apples to apples comparison. Just goes to show. Show what? I have no idea. Just rambling. Have a wonderful Sunday bloglandia.

As always more to come.

Being Healthy Is Expensive

We are trying to eat at home more. So today instead of grabbing something from the drive-through, we’re making chicken manicotti. It’s a Clifton Sheets recipe so it’s health-conscious.

AnyWho the skim milk mozzarella … real stuff … hand 🤚 rolled into a ball is 10.99 a pound. We only needed 3 ounces but still that’s pricey. And then as a treat, we got some Rainer cherries 🍒 for 7.98 a pound. To economize, we got 10 cherries each = 1/3 of a pound. Rounding out the meal was a mini loaf of fresh baked french bread 🥖.

But the kicker are the limes. They are 75 cents each! Guess cuz they’re organic. I asked where are the non organic limes … you know the ones for 20 cents each. But Gucci B doesn’t do non organic limes. Guess we’re having ginger ale from Dublin TX instead of homemade limeade.

Why?

Because I’m a cheap skate 😂

As always more to come.

#SoCS for 5/26/18 ~ Grill

Well howdy folks!  Top-O-The Morning To You!!  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write stream of consciousness style about today’s prompt which is grill.  If you don’t want to write, at least look here for the rules and ping back to read some wonderful entries.  Linda, our hostess with the mostess,  says we can use grill any way we want.  Also don’t forget to have fun!

Grill.  Hmmm.  Think, think, and think.

Well J-Dub, you have been following Write Club.  Maybe you want to throw your hand at short fiction #SoCS style?  And what does throw your hand even mean?  You’ve lost it this early in the flow.  What a pity.

Wait! Light bulb went on!  Throw my hat into the ring.  That’s what I meant.

No Wait! Try my hand at short fiction.  That’s what I meant.

Your timer is ticking.  You’ve lolly-gaged around so much that you’re not going to finish. C’mon.   Just jot!  Doh! It is not January.

So much for this lame attempt at the grill prompt.  I could’ve gone the safe route and talked about backyard BBQ and other such fare.  Or I could have gone down the suspect route and used grill in a manor of eliciting a confession.  That is where my head was at when I started … to write a flash fiction “you’ll never take me alive coppers” sort of story.  Oh well, there is always next week.

As always, more to come.

So, … Persistence Pays Off

Lulu: I am surprised you got the deal.

Me: Yep. Being calm paid off.

Lulu: Hell hath no fury like a calm woman who researches purchases ahead of time.

Me: I knew I could do it.

But I didn’t KNOW; I only hoped.

Seems the battery issue with iPhones is rampant.  Wise got a new phone earlier this week for same reason and today it was Lulu’s turn.  But I was not going to be screwed over.

Step 1: Go online. Start online chat.

Rep: We do not negotiate iPhone prices.

Me: Uh ya you do.  

Rep: Chat can’t but call the loyalty line.  Maybe they can but I don’t think they will.

Step 2: Go to AT&T store.  Talk to rep.

Rep: The line is eligible for upgrade.  Cost is $549.99.  We will give $105 as trade.  Balance left is $444.99. Divided by 24 or 30.  

Me: What if I buy outright?

Rep: Same – $444.99 so might as well take the installments.

I persistently negotiate explaining I recently got the same phone for 99 cent plus tax.  Surely they can do better than $444.99.  I am told not in store but maybe loyalty can.

Step 3:  Call 611 because I forgot to write down the loyalty line.  Gave my spiel all over again.  611 can’t help but they transfer me to the loyalty department.  The BEST department ever!

Rep: Wow, you have been a loyal customer for over 30 years.  First of all, thanks for that.

Me: There has to be a sweet spot between 99 cents and $549.99. 

Rep: I’m going out on a limb.  AT&T discontinued two year contracts on individual accounts.  But I’m willing to give you the business contracted price if and only if you agree to stay two more years.

Me: Well duh.  What’s two more after 30.  I accept.

Final Outcome: We paid $1.07 including tax for a brand new jet black iPhone 7.   The $45 activation fee waived.  FedEx deliver fee waived.  Phone to arrive in-store tomorrow.  We go back and collect our loot making the official switch to the new phone.

I am officially a bad ass.  Lol! 🙂

As always, more to come.

 

 

 

 

So, … Guilty Until Proven Innocent

I was in a meeting earlier today. I noticed another call coming through but I couldn’t catch it. I assumed they’d leave a message.

They didn’t and I’ve got issues so I called back. The number was local I presumed by area code and first three digits after area code the same as my own.

I got his voice mail. I recognized the name immediately from a former work life. So, … I hung up without leaving a message either.

Do you know what it is like to sort of remember someone? Familiar name but not much else.

So, … I went to the company directory and did our version of Google and sacribleu! He’s in our criminal background checks department.

I immediately felt caught red handed. 😂.

I’m a goof ball. I’ve done no wrong … that I know of. I think 🤔. Or did I? Only the shadow knows.

Fortunately for this neurotic mess, he called me back. He said he hated to break it to me but he fat fingered my number. He was NOT trying to reach me.

And of course I tell him what a relief 😅 because I looked him up and knew he did background checks.

I tell y’all, it sucks to perpetually feel guilty. At least I can laugh 🤭 about it. Nothing to see here. Move it along.

As always more to come.

I Am Super Excited

Why?

Because the Great American Read Contest is happening as we speak:  May 22, 2018 to October 18, 2018.  There is a checklist of 100 novels.  You can vote daily for your favorite, but only once.  On day two, day three, etc… you can vote for different books.  Eventually the days will run out and a winner will be crowned.  That way if you are like me and have a hard time choosing among all of your children, you do not have to pick just one.

Don’t judge me.

Books are people too!

Uh no they aren’t.  I hear you.  But I ignore you. Some of my best friends are books so why can’t they be like my kiddos.

I am being silly and I digress. Back to it shall we?

I have read 43 of the 100.  My TBR queue just blew up with the remainder.  I want to try to read them all.  Not by the 10/18/18 contest end date mind you but one day.  Of course there are a few that in my humble opinion should not even make the cut.  Check out the list and see for yourself.  http://pbs.bento.storage.s3.amazonaws.com/hostedbento-prod/filer_public/KLRN/downloads/events/TGAR_Book_Checklist.pdf

If the above link doesn’t work, try klrn.org/greatread. Then maneuver around.  The website is set up for ease of use.

In other interesting news, I have selected Swan Song by Robert Mc Cammon as my June book of the month.  You see next month the Skimmers and Sippers are going rogue.  We are all reading something different and will give our critique of the book to the group when we meet.  Then if anyone is interested, they can pick up the novel for themselves.

Yep, that’s me living on the edge.

As always, more to come.

 

Going on a Virtual Road Trip

Yea buddy.

I am heading out to the highway with Judas Priest.

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And I’m Running on, running on empty with Jackson Browne.

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Yea buddy.

You said that already.  What’s up with Yea buddy.  Are trying to start a trend?  If so, stop. Lol :).

Today, May 23rd, 2018 in the year of our lord, I was given a wonderful opportunity to pick my favorite A to Z Challenge Post and add the link to a list and then visit that list which would send me on a virtual road trip of phenomenal possibilities.

Slow your roll girl, you’re so excited your run-on sentence makes little sense.

<deep breath in, breathe out>

Whoosh

I picked P for Pride mainly because I could only pick one and P had links back to others so I gamed the system.  I am trying to over expose myself.  Look! No wait! Don’t look at me! I’m shy.  Such a contradiction.

Any who.  I ain’t got much y’all but I got this.  Fun times ahead. And the best part, it’s FREE.

Here is a link to the road trip page LOOK HERE!!!!!!

Just in case you too want to join the fun.

As always, more to come.