Tidbits ~ 3/31/21

Tomorrow is April Fools and the beginning of the 2021 #AtoZChallenge. This year I am doubling my fun with posts flying out to twitter as well. A challenge within a challenge. Yeah buddy. We’re cooking with gas.

I just half ass listened to a podcast about hell I don’t know. LOL!! I wanted to tell ya about it but I was so distracted with work that I didn’t truly listen. Here is the gist of it: Email and Slack are killing us. Okay not literally killing us but figuratively. We’re all miserable thank you Peter Drucker. Now I have gone off half cocked from half assed. I will listen for “real” next time. Then report back. Not like I have another hour ya know cuz I don’t. And with #AtoZChallenge I will be busy, busy, busy … for FUN!!!

They’re calling me to early supper so we can watch some King Kong vs Godzilla movie tonight. HBO Max! We may never go to a theater again 😦 Which might not be all that awful.

As always, more to come.

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Share Your World ~ 3/30/21

Thanks Melanie for the questions. One of these days I will get to them on a Monday. This prompt is another highlight of my week. Yippee!! And away we go …

QUESTIONS: 

What is knowledge? Why knowledge is power so said Francis Bacon in 1597.

How do you define consciousness (self awareness)? Knowing myself and what motivates my words and deeds.

Is it possible to prove that other people besides yourself have consciousness? Hmm you might be able to guess but you’d likely be wrong unless you’re a mind reader. Proving anything about another person is impossible imo.

Would you be able to tell if time had been altered in some way? I think so because time is a construct of man. My perception on time is my reality. My brain is what alters how I perceive time. Doesn’t that mean I could always tell if time was altered in some way?

Do you like potato chips (they’re called ‘crisps’ in Europe I believe)? That would be a YES!!!! “Betcha Can’t Eat Just One” according to the Lays potato chip people. In my case, they are correct! My current favorite is barbeque kettle chips if I’m going for convenience off the shelf but no one made better potato chips than my daddy. Navy cook extraordinaire. I can still see his prep station – cutting board, knife and sharpener, washed potatoes, skins still on. Seasoning salt, garlic powder, pepper. Big pot of oil and the metal fry basket. Before he started anything, he prepped like he was still head cook at Frank’s restaurant in Schulenburg. He also always had a sink of hot soapy water ready to go so he could clean as he went. Watching him was like watching a maestro conduct a symphony. Aww now I am happy crying.

GRATITUDE SECTION (always optional)

On this side of the world it’s coming into Springtime.   Celebrate Spring by sharing an image or anecdote that shares “Spring”!   Alternatively, it’s coming into Autumn on the other side of the world.  Please do the same for Autumn!   Thanks! 

As always, more to come.

Lucky Number 18

Yay Buddy! Lucky number 18. That’s my row on the Master List. I’m all signed up making my commitment to the Blogging from A to Z April 2021 Challenge official. I’ve even developed a theme of sorts: Idioms, music, and musings in 500 words or less. Of course I’ll still be all over the place. Good times await. Super excited and can’t sleep.

As always more to come.

#SLS ~ 3/28/21

Jim prompts us with Endless/Eternity/Everlasting/Forever/Infinity/Omega. Boy what choices! A few 80s classic popped right into my head but I decided to look for something new. That’s when I stumbled across this gem “Hold On Forever” written & performed by Rob Thomas. Not new but new to me. The song is peppy and upbeat despite the lyrics. Making it through the tough times with your bae or boo or whatever it is the kids call their forever person these days.

“Hold On Forever”

Another night and here we are again
All our faults laid out ahead
Let it out, then let it right back in
All those voices in your head

And we both know everything, but we can’t learn to leave
So I’ll tell you what you need

First thing: we make you feel better
Next stop: we pull it all together
I’ll keep you warm like a sweater
Take my hand, hold on forever
Just fall apart if you need to
I’m here and I won’t leave you now
Don’t look down
Hold on forever

Lay down all your troubles end to end
They could reach up to the stars
So many roads, you don’t know where you’ve been
But you still know who you are

And if I seem preoccupied, I’m wondering what to do
So here’s my recipe for you

First thing: we make you feel better
Next stop: we pull it all together
I’ll keep you warm like a sweater
Take my hand, hold on forever
Just fall apart if you need to
I’m here and I won’t leave you now
Don’t look down
Hold on forever

And we both know everything, but we can’t learn to leave
So I’ll tell you what you need

First thing: we make you feel better
Next stop: we pull it all together
I’ll keep you warm like a sweater
Take my hand, hold on forever
Just fall apart if you need to
I’m here and I won’t leave you now
Don’t look down
Hold on forever
Just take my hand; hold on forever
Hold on forever
Just take my hand; hold on forever

Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review

I still smile when I see my llama or alpaca or whatever the animal is in my feature image. Yep over a year has passed since I found that meme. Fitting now as it was then. For eternity! Time has always been fickle that way.

I think I’ll do a quick roll call and leave my reflections for another day. I have things to do outside bloglandia. Plus A2Z is gearing up. I need to get ready to rumble. Without further ado …

  1. #SLS
  2. Haiku
  3. Share Your World
  4. #1linerWeds.
  5. Thursday Thoughts
  6. #WATWB
  7. #SoCS

Peace y’all. Until next time. Stay safe.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 3/27/21

And away we go …

Time for #SoCS. Linda writes and I (Polly Wanna Cracker) repeat “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “run.” Use it as a noun, a verb, use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!” Oh! the possibilities.

Run. Think, think and think

“Chicken Run” the movie that my kids loved. Me not so much as it is reminiscent of Claymation. I liked Gumby and Pokey but otherwise meh.

Home run as in baseball, the great American pastime. Spring is in the air again. Wonder if the teams are back in training. Not really. I do not wonder that. At all. Nor do I care. lol. Blasphemy. I like baseball. I played softball. Pony played CYO a few years … until 4th grade when he decided naw that isn’t FUN anymore.

Somehow I segued into a post about baseball. How boring! lol. Ugh, Re-directing.

Have you every noticed what a funny word run is …

I had to double check my spelling of this three letter word.

Moving on …

Back in the day I ran track. Our coach at a very small school told all of us on volleyball that we had to run track too to keep our spots. She coached both sports and was forever having trouble getting enough to make a team for track, Well duh! Who wants to run for fun? I do!!! Said no one ever. Except the run loving folks who do weird things like run marathons.

I was never very fast but I ran the first leg of the relay some times because that way my teammates could catch us up. Good times. I enjoyed practice where we’d run through the hills of Trinity campus. Our coach would drop us off, drive to the other side and wait for us to get to her. My friend M and I were always the last ones to make it back to the van. Huffing and a puffing.

Speaking of marathons, because we were for a hot second. My grade school chum F started running later in life. Today in his 50s, he runs some crazy Snowdrop something or other which is a 55 hour race. Yep! Your eyes did not deceive you because you read that right. Snowdrop is a 55 HOUR race and relay. They’ve gone virtual due to the Rona. How cool is that? Very! That’s how cool!!

Boy howdy, I am tired. All streamed out. And that’s all she wrote.

If you too would like to join in the fun run and frolic, here are the rules and ping back.

As always, more to come.

Thursday Thoughts ~ 3/25/21

I’ve been riled up and full of angst. Giving time, time I feel much better today. Nothing to rail against the wind about.

What also helped was a conversation I had with a coworker young enough to be my son. He asked me how I was dealing with our imminent changes and other assorted work issues. My response came easy without much thought. I won’t bore you with the details. But I was surprisingly calm and rational. Taking some of my own medicine, I’m rolling with the flow. Only thing we can control is our reaction.

Besides right now we have more questions than answers. Instead of filling in holes by making stuff up, I’ll practice the pause. Ohm. Ohm. Ohm. Oh Monty Python.

As always more to come.