#JusJoJan ~ 1/17/19 – Inch

Happy Thursday folks!!!  John @ The Sound of One Hand Typing prompted us with inch.  Thanks for the prompt and a BIG hello this morning.

John is the music man and collector of rad vintage commercials.  Check out a post of his here. Then peruse his site.  I guarantee you that you’ll learn something new and cool.

INCH – my first thought is give them and inch and they’ll take a mile.  Greedy buggers.  Not you who are reading this … nope.  If I gave you an inch, I am sure you’d say thanks.  Taking a mile is for schmucks.  < thought bubble…image of Steve Carell and Paul Rudd >.

Ugh!  Get out of my head.  This is not the film “Dinner for Schmucks” and/or #SoCS.

Up next, inch worm, inch worm give me a mile.  Doh!  That’s not right.

What was it?  Oh ya.  There was this toy you see.  That I had to have.  But never got.  Why? well because my parents realized it had no staying power.  You’re getting a bike they said.  And that bike was the best gift ever.

Can’t picture an inchworm?  Well in typical JH fashion, here is a vintage commercial.

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WP Cut Me Off

My ability to comment keeps erroring out. I’ll keep trying though. Reading some fantastic posts tonight.

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#JusJoJan and #1linerWeds. 1/16/19

It’s Wednesday y’all.  Oh happy day!  Time for #JusJoJan and #1linerWeds.

I mentioned I took snaps to use on this day.  Here is a keeper. 

The quote was on the opening page of “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty.  Off to a most excellent start.  The story is very descriptive and I feel like I am on this road trip to Tranquillum House with Frances.   No spoilers, I promise.  I have not read far enough to know what’s going on and I have avoided any and all reviews.

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#JusJoJan ~ 1/15/19 – Paris

Kelli prompted us with “Paris”. Click here to find her last post  Hi Kelli!!!

Paris. Never been. Never wanted to go there. Pictures of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Louvre are enough to satisfy my curiosity.

Quick jot for today. I’m a busy bee. See you tomorrow.

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Caption This! and Sing 🎤 Along Song of the Day ~ 1/15/19

I’ll start –

What goes up, must come down!




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Hope you enjoy.

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#JusJoJan ~ 1/14/19 – Reflection

Janet prompted us with reflection.  Thank you Janet for the wonderful prompt.  Folks, look here to see Janet’s blog.  She is very creative and her blog has lots of cool stuff.

January 14, 1961 – July 19, 1999

Rest in Peace

Remembering ~ The Dash

Big Brother


In this case, I use reflection as in serious thought or consideration.

Back in July 1999 as the world mourned the passing of JFK Jr, our family mourned the loss of my brother Jimbo Pete.  I mention this because of the similarities – born two months apart, both died at the age of 38.  Both gone too soon.  Both deaths a tragedy.  Though that is where what’s in common ends.  Their lives could not have taken more different paths.

My mom had died that January before Jim.  Lulu was a baby.  Dad remarried a year and some months later and was on his honeymoon that July when we got the news that Jim was gone.  This was pre cell phone.  A few days would pass before we could reach him to tell him what happened.  A father should not outlive his child.  Simple fact.  We’d be reminded of this in July of 2006. When B’s brother died.

An overwhelming amount of life events (birth, death, marriage, death) were packed into a very short time.  As I look back, I see we endured and became stronger.  We had no idea then that things could be worse.  Well maybe some idea but not with certainty.   One thing I have learned is that certainty is eventual and fleeting.  Control is but an illusion.

As I sit here reflecting today, I am reminded of perseverance.  I am grateful and humbled.  2019 is my year of doing which I hope to translate into doing … serving … living life to the fullest for the rest of my days.

I don’t want to reflect on the past and what might have been.  I must move forward.  Now I am second guessing myself.  I should have gone with relfection as in mirror.  Doh!  Guess I will save that for next time.

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Final Musings for Sunday 1/13/19

I get these alerts on my phone about screen time.  I guess Apple thinks I’m a kid who needs monitoring.  Limiting screen time is good for all of us which is why I am NOT complaining.  Or balancing screen time maybe?  Moderation in everything including moderation as the coaster from the Esquire Tavern reminds me.


Now if we were on FB, I’d tag three of my favorite people!!! But I am leaving FB … sort of.  There was this thing about someone hacked your account.  I did the things and checked the things and looked like the all clear.  I changed my password and now use two factor authentication.  Which is why I did not log in all week.  I mean c’mon that extra step takes a millisecond but what a pain in the arse.

Specifically my usage is down 34%.  Only two hours and 19 minutes over the last seven days.   Not too shabby.

Letting you in on a little secret, I moved to my desktop.  Lol! Oh wait!  I cracked that code, that must be why my screen time is down … no FB and more desktop. Big Brother aint got nuthin on me.

I am calling it a day though.  Two good books in the hopper.  Wishing you fine folks a fantastic rest of your Sunday. See you tomorrow for Haiku Monday and #JusJoJan.

As always, more to come.

Do-Over Books-Wise

I made a very poor choice with my book bundle.  I tried reading each one at various times and just blah!  I am hard core and rarely if ever quit a book but today I quit all three.  I need more lighthearted fiction or escapism in my life.

I am now nine days behind on my goal to read 24 books in 2019.  I know I will get to 12 due to book club.  Doubling that seemed doable.  Off to my happy place.  I am burning daylight and need to get going.

As always, more to come.

Addendum: I found these.

Much better 😎


For 1/13/19 ~ “Madhouse”

Thank you Jim for being the best guest host ever!!  Thank you Paula for the prompt – laughter.  Here goes nothing y’all.

I picked “Madhouse” by Anthrax from their  “Spreading the Disease” album circa 1985.  I was knee-deep in my “sticking it to the man” phase.  I feel like that patient some days and my laugh sounds about the same when I am in that mood.  And again I am enigma.


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