#SLS ~ 10/31/21

Jim at Maggie’s suggestion prompts us with songs with brass or woodwinds. Such a fun 🤩 prompt. I had the best time ever listening to tunes. Finally I picked “The Impression That I Get” by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Writers Joe Gittleman and Dicky Barrett.

Have you ever been close to tragedy? Or been close to folks who have?
Have you ever felt the pain so powerful, so heavy you collapse?
I’ve never had to knock on wood, but I know someone who has.
Which makes me wonder if I could.
It makes me wonder if I’ve never had to knock on wood.
And I’m glad I haven’t yet because I’m sure it isn’t good,
That’s the impression that I get.
Have you ever felt the odds stacked up so high, you need a strength most don’t possess?
Or has it come down to do or die? You’ve got to rise above the rest.
I’ve never had to knock on wood, but I know someone who has.
It makes me wonder if I could.
It makes me wonder if I’ve never had to knock on wood.
And I’m glad I haven’t yet, because I’m sure it isn’t good.
That’s the impression that I get.
I’m not a coward, I’ve just never been tested.
I’d like to think that if I was I would pass.
Look at the tested, and think there but for the grace go I.
Might be a coward, I’m afraid of what I might find out.
I’ve never had to knock on wood, but I know someone who has.
Which makes me wonder if I could.
It makes me wonder if I’ve never had to knock on wood.
And I’m glad I haven’t yet because I’m sure it isn’t good.
That’s the impression that I get.
Never have, I’d better knock on wood.
‘Cause I know someone who has.
Wonder if I could, it makes me wonder if I’ve never had to.
I’d better knock on wood ’cause I’m sure it isn’t good.
And I’m glad I haven’t yet, that’s the impression that I get.

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Sunday Reflections: A Week in Review ~ 10/31/21

A nice week full of fun and laughter. More like that please. Yesterday I baked bread. So therapeutic, I’m telling ya what! I also got my new glasses. I almost finished reading my book too. Time was trippy. Slow and leisurely. A real out of body experience. For ever in a minute. Kind of hard to explain. Oh well, kicking off a new with with what else but a week in review. Let’s roll call.

10/24/21 #SLS and Tidbits A Ramble Rant

10/25/21 Haiku

10/26/21 Share Your World

10/27/21 #1linerWeds.

10/28/21 Thursday Thoughts and Vivid Dream

10/29/21 #WATWB

10/30/21 #SoCS

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

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 10/30/21

Happy Saturday! Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend. Come inside! Come inside! … I recall the piano extravaganza of that which is ELP. Picture it. San Antonio TX circa 1970 something. Little Jilly watching TV in awe. Almost like the video that follows …

Let’s go! On to the main event. #SoCS in da house. The lovely Linda prompts us with Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “boo.” Find a word with the letters “boo” in it or use “boo” as is and base your post on it. Enjoy! To join in the fun and frolic, HERE are your rules and ping back.

Hmmm. Boo! Think, think, and think.

BOOB. Not to be confused with BYOB. There are lots of boobs out there. All kinds too not just the female variety. I’m like 99.9% sure that October is breast cancer awareness month. Ladies remember to get squished. Not only in October but once a year in the month of your choosing.

The first thing that came to mind when I read the prompt is what I will end with. Boo-Berry cereal. A few weeks ago on a random ‘just because’ Friday day off, I went to HEB and saw for the first time in forever, that they had Boo-Berry. I was positive the lil Boo had been discontinued but nope an entire display in all his glory was right in front of me. I almost added the delightful bites to my cart for nostalgia sake but then common sense and good decency appeared. I already had my ghost ding dongs in the cart anyway. One can only take so much sugar.

Alrighty, I am off … to the races … or the couch. For lounging and reading. On this day, 15 years ago, things were unfortunate J-Dub’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events – The Final Installment – Aptly Subtitled Truth is Stranger Than Fiction.  All the graphic photos have since been deleted from my prior post.  Talk about things that make you go Boo!!  Today I won’t let that memory steal my thunder though.  Instead I’m grateful!!

As always, more to come.

ViVid Dream ~ 10/28/21

Ugh, I can’t get my dream from this morning out of my head, so I’m writing to release the hounds. I’d say this dream was drug induced but I took no drugs last night other than Crestor which is hardly a hallucinogen. The dream was so vivid I still can’t believe it didn’t happen.

My friend who sells Mary Kay opened a storefront and added booths for hairstylists to rent. (all dream, she does sell Mary Kay but does not have a storefront). Everyone but me and the person coloring my hair <gasp> you know that’s fake, were leaving to go to some party. My friend dropped the keys in my lap and told me to lock up. I felt jealous; I wanted to go with them. They were all giggling and drinking sangria.

Little Lulu was with me as a toddler or slightly older. I locked up the ‘beauty parlor’ and we got in my car. For some reason the car stalled going around a bend on the highway and we jumped out to safety. Dream time later (which is right away) and we’re looking over a barricade to flashing lights everywhere. Our car is smashed, the entire backend is gone and if we had stayed in the car, we’d be dead. Others (the people who hit my stalled car) were dead. Someone says this and Lulu starts retching, then I do too. And I know it is all my fault for leaving the car on the highway.

See what I mean? That could happen. Weird but it feels better now. Grateful it was just a dream.

As always, more to come.

Thursday Thoughts ~ 10/28/21

This evening we’re getting Dairy Queen blizzards for charity. Taking one for the team. Aren’t we brave?!? 😂

I’ve been laughing a lot at work. My coworker from another department is hilarious. We’d probably get in trouble for some of what we joke about and seeing as we’ve both had the training you’d think we know better. But nope 👎 we push the envelope.

If I was brave enough, I might share but I’m only brave enough to eat ice cream for charity. Keep em guessing they whoever they are say. As we closed the meeting, our take away was to secure funding for our bright ideas. I piped up we’d use E’s QVC money 💰.

Out of context this makes no sense. One of those you had to be there jokes. Me I was there and I as write this I’m still giggling 🤭. I picture our Zoom backgrounds his is on a boat… a video where he’s driving and the wake is behind him and me with my island 🏝 video blowing in the breeze.

Wishing you a wonderful day. Hope it’s filled with laughter. Even if that laughter is not PC.

As always more to come.

#1linerWeds. 10/27/21

That chart does look like a cat. Has to be good luck for continued sales. Every Wednesday Linda G Hill brings us this prompt. To join in, here are the rules and ping back.

Preamble – you know those people in meetings who always have to talk? I’m not one of them. I know you’re shocked. Pretty sure I give off a vibe as a talky know-it-all. I like being the smartest person in the room … truly I do. Sometimes. Very few times. Never. Ya see, I fully recognize more often than not, someone else in that room is way smarter than me. And I’d do well to shut up and listen. Maybe learn a thing or two. Which brings me to today’s one liner, courtesy of my coworker from our convo on this topic.

Sometimes I know the answer and I still won’t say anything.

MW my coworker

Maybe keeping my mouth shut is my versions of picking your battles or surviving in the corporate wild? Let the younger go-getters who always have to be right learn the hard way. But actually this has nothing to do with age. I’m convinced these aggressive overtalkers have a distinct personality trait which compels them to speak gibberish in crowds and to come hell or high water always be RIGHT. Me? I’ll stay a little to the left. wink wink 🙂

As always. more to come.

Share Your World ~ 10/26/21

Why yes Melanie my dearest you did just write the last one of September. How we got to the end of October is a mystery. Only the shadow knows. Bwahahahaha. Time to get my answers out there.

QUESTIONS 

Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building  (yeah it’s a retread.  But there are new participants to SYW too who probably never answered it)  – an axe murderer

Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds? Why yes, I sure do.

Would you ever go to a graveyard at night? Yes and I have. We thought it was a cool thing to do. We hoped the donkey lady or ghost children would show up but alas we were on our own.

What is the most frightening book you’ve ever read? Something by William Peter Blatty maybe … mostly likely. Yep, the book was Legion not the Exorcist which he also wrote. I read the first few paragraphs and closed the book. One of the most graphic things I had read up to that time in my sheltered life. The reaction was visceral. How the hell could this get published 18 year old Jilly wanted to know. I eventually reopened the book and finished it. I’ve eventually read, seen, or heard worse but that one stuck with me.

BONUS QUESTION (just for silliness’ sake!)

 If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), which would you pick out of the five choices? Well a black cat of course.

GRATITUDE SECTION (As always, optional)
What are you grateful for?  
That I’m still above ground and kicking. Today is going to be an awesome day !! 🙂

#SLS ~ 10/24/21

Aahhhhh, now music makes it all better. Jim at the suggestion of Tales from the mind of Kristian prompts us with Atoll, Island, Key, Lagoon, Peninsula, Reef, Tropical. At first I had an earworm with Islands in the Stream sung by Dolly and Kenny no last names needed. Songwriters: Maurice Ernest Gibb / Robin Hugh Gibb / Barry Alan Gibb aka the Brothers Gibb at least that’s what I call them. Yay Bee Gees!!

Ultimately I changed direction and instead went with Island in The Sun or as Lulu called it, the hip hip song. Performed by Weezer. Songwriter: Rivers Cuomo. More at the wiki.

Hip, hip
Hip, hip
Hip, hip
Hip, hip

When you’re on a holiday
You can’t find the words to say
All the things that come to you
And I wanna feel it too

On an island in the sun
We’ll be playin’ and havin’ fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can’t control my brain

Hip, hip
Hip, hip

When you’re on a golden sea
You don’t need no memory
Just a place to call your own
As we drift into the zone

On an island in the sun
We’ll be playin’ and havin’ fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can’t control my brain

We’ll run away together
We’ll spend some time forever
We’ll never feel bad anymoreHip, hip
Hip, hip
Hip, hip

On an island in the sun
We’ll be playin’ and havin’ fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can’t control my brain

We’ll run away together
We’ll spend some time forever
We’ll never feel bad anymore

Hip, hip
(We’ll never feel bad anymore)
Hip, hip
(No) hip, (no), hip
(We’ll never feel bad anymore)
Hip, hip
(No) hip, (no), hip
(No) hip, (no), hip