#SoCS for 10/17/20

Hey y’all. Time for #SoCS. Our lovely host Linda writes and I rewrite “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a word you have to look up.” We all have words we can never spell. Use one of yours in your post and let that word drive your stream of consciousness where ever it goes. Have fun!” If you’d like to join in the alphabet soup, here are the rules and ping back.

I sped read the prompt and was already formulating a post about the Disney movie Up! We’re gearing up for a virtual Zoom conference next week with a movie team builder. I wasn’t going to use Up. Still I’ve got movies on the brain. My favorite movie is … drum roll please …

Every movie!

Such a lie.

Still hard to pick only one because my capacity to appreciate marginal things is deep. Haha. I’m torn between Little Miss Sunshine, the Dream Team, or Fast Times at Ridgemont High. None are earth shattering but they’re fun. Decisions, decisions. BTW who knew Cameron Crowe married singer Nancy Wilson of the band Heart? I didn’t. Until today.

Back to task! You squirrelly girl. Now that’s a word I have to look up. Squirrel. Still looks wrong as I write it. Squirrel. Is my spell check broken? Haha. Rules: y’all. u always follows q OR i before e except after c except in a whole bunch of words. Right Keith? Moon or Richards.

I’m back on the chain gang Chrissie Hynde.

Another word I have to look up is parallel. But I’ve mastered tomorrow. Yay me! Haha.

Before I go, a memory. Mom forced us to look up words in the dictionary whenever we asked her to help us spell a word. Every. Single. Time. Us kids would get irritated with her and my mean brother would say “she won’t tell us cuz she can’t spell herself” She never waived despite our bad attitudes always with the “go look it up and you’ll thank me one day”. Which of course we did. I was a good speller with all that practice. In the moment ungrateful but later full of gratitude.

Wonder what mom would think about today’s built in spell check from my iPad as I write this. Cheating. Cuz I still have trouble with squirrel and parallel and a host of other words that have corrected themselves as I type away.

Alrighty then! We’re off to curbside. A little bit later on today. Changing it up by a day cuz momma aka Jilly needs her sangria. Work kicked my ass. I’m imbibing this evening. Yeah buddy.

As always more to come.

18 thoughts on “#SoCS for 10/17/20

  1. Once you’ve had a few glasses of sangria, I dare you to spell squirrel without looking it up! 😉

    My mom did the “look it up” thing too and I always wondered how I was supposed to find it if I didn’t know how to spell it. The evil things our moms did to make us self-sufficient and smart…

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    1. I enjoy those online tests. No matter the outcome. Funny story, I got out of the spelling bee in 5th grade on the word glitter. I thought Sr Frances said glimmer. Talk about simple words tripping a person up. 🙂

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      1. The best spell-trick was when I said that I never get dessert vs desert right. Joey left a comment: “Dessert is special because it has two ‘T’s.” Of course it doesn’t, but I’ll never forget which is which again.

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