#SoCS for 8/3/19 ~ Astronomical

Well, well, well.  What have we here my pretties?  Time once again for #SoCS where our host, the lovely Linda G Hill says and I repeat:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “astronomical.” Use it any way you like. Have fun!

My first thought when I saw the prompt was high prices.  Prices led me to think about the price of tea in China. Followed by what’s that got to do with astronomical?  Is the price of Chinese tea expensive or something?   Something.  No expensive.  More expensive than gold accordingly to 2007 faux news.

High prices made me think of commercials about the opposite of astronomical.  Those Crazy Eddie deals where for the low low price of ten easy payments of $$ you too can have it all.  America she’s been very very good to me.

Whew! breathe girlie.  Think, think and think … Astronomical.

I was a married woman about the age of 25 when  I developed an astronomical crush on my Astronomy teacher.  Tis true.  I cannot tell a lie just like George Washington.  I did not pass go and collect $200 after graduating from high school.  Instead of going to college as was expected, I went straight into the workforce where I quickly found the way to success was a stupid piece of paper.  Sometimes people are plain stupid y’all.  Put up or shut up and I could put up with the best of ’em.  Didn’t matter sadly.   If I wanted to further my career beyond call center senior, I needed a college degree.  That nonsense is what landed me in college.  Mostly night and sometimes day school.  Where I met the handsome AA.  And B knows all about my crush which went unrequited.

Funny what come to mind during these #SoCS exercises.  I remember that semester vividly.  I was working part time and attending school.  I felt old because I was slightly older than the 18 year olds with who I attended classes.  Astronomy was fun.  An easy A as they say.  I learned the names of quite a few constellations.  My favorite was Orion’s belt.   Nothing better than being outside the city lights and looking up to the sky, stargazing on all that glorious beauty.  Ahhhh.  Now that’s the stuff.

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As always, more to come.


14 thoughts on “#SoCS for 8/3/19 ~ Astronomical

  1. I stayed at a community college for three years taking fun stuff like acting in my third year. If they’d had astronomy, I’m sure I would’ve taken that. When I finally transferred to the university, I just wanted to get done. It sounds like the fun you had in astronomy class was well worth it. Those were the days.

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    1. I took a course here and there but only after I was told in a job interview that if I wanted to be promoted, I needed a degree. “Jill you were hired in as a grade 12 entry level clerk because you have no skills. We are hiring people for this job (the one I was applying for) that already have their degrees. Go back to school” I did – took two classes and applied again. Got the job and dropped out after completing that semester. Took me 23 years to finish but I did! Now I am still paying off my student loan. Crazy.

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      1. I have a generic business degree which added zero skills for me to do my day job. I learned to write an A paper. Useless. I got far more out of on the job technical training. And the student loan debt kills me. But I pay the minimum every month probably until the day I die. Oh well what’s done is done. Happy Saturday!

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