What Fresh Hell is This? 7/19/19

Made you look …

I’m not in hell, I’m rambling and musing.  Cleaning out my inbox.  I received an email with the greeting Dear Fellow Conservative American.  Hmm.  Someone is clearly not paying attention.

As always, more to come.

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The Grill Challenge

Lulu: He said “damn” (referring to Gordon as he cut Noah’s steak)

Lulu (continued): That could be a good damn or a bad damn

Cut to commercial.

We’re Loving Master Chef.

Baby Micah is knocking it outta the park.

Sarah may have had her recipe featured but he’s still my favorite.

As always more to come.

#1linerWeds. 7/17/19

❤ when a book starts with the acknowledgements. #grateful. Right out of the gate I read this gem:

This one is for all of us who’ve cried when looking in the mirror. Here’s to never doing that again.

Not relatable to everyone but definitely strikes a chord with me. All my women role models have been larger in life. Inside and out. Society judges – lazy, no willpower, weak, failure, <insert another inappropriate adjective of choice>.  Eff that!! The message in Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins is clear – LOVE YOURSELF!

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As always more to come.

#FlashFiction / 100 Words or Less

One, two, three punch.  Life happened to childhood friends.  This meant that time was coming for her cohort.

Jay’s dad has kidney cancer in his lungs.  Did you know it is still called kidney cancer even after it spreads?  Well now we all do.

Diane travelling with her brother on a whirlwind bucket list vacation to Chi town.  She takes a “tumble”.  Vacation done! Ending in a severe injury requiring surgery to her left arm.

Missy has one year left.  Lung cancer is now brain mets.  Similar to Jay’s dad in that the cancer has spread.  Praying for miracles.

 

 

Borrow The Lyrics Challenge – “Goody Two Shoes”

Borrow the Lyrics Challenge – Texas in My Rear View Mirror

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(4) I was tagged for this challenge by Barbara aka ghostmmnc. Thanks so much!! Challenge accepted!! 🙂

You can find her fantastic blog as it relates to this challenge at the above link. Take a peek around the rest of her blog and see what she has to offer.  You’ll be glad you did.

“Borrow the Lyrics Challenge” was created by PJ — I’m Sorry for the Inconvenience.

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Rules:

  1. You need to choose a verse from a song and use it in an original poem or story.
  2. You must include the name of the song and the singer at the end or beginning.
  3. You need to challenge someone else and invent ONE rule they need to follow.
  4. You must credit the person who started this challenge and the person who challenged you (see above.)
  5. You must include the rules of this challenge.

The song I chose was “Goody Two Shoes” by Adam Ant – Writer(s): GODDARD STUART LESLIE, PIRRONI MARCO (2).  The particular verse I honed in on was the chorus:

Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?
Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?
Subtle innuendos follow
 There must be something inside (1)

I love poetry but as you can see I am going for original story of the stream of consciousness kind.  I’m an 80’s baby y’all.  This song and MTV were huge influences on me as a teen.  My parents would walk by and see what was on the TV then ask “What the heck are you watching???” 

Mind you there was no censorship but the same question WTH?? with a shake of the head like not my style.  My parents were very you do you.  I was very fortunate for that I think.  I remember my Aunt Jo talking to my mother saying they told their kids/my cousins everything because they wanted to control the content.  No matter how “adult” the topic was my cousins knew about it and they’d share with us.  My mother finally broke down and would say she didn’t want us to get wrong info out on the street somewhere.

The only rules we had growing up were do your chores and don’t break the laws outside this house. Oh and the ten Commandments.  Don’t break any of those either.

As the youngest, I had plenty examples of what not to do.  That made me the proverbial “goody two shoes”.  I could do basically anything I wanted (within reason) which might be why I chose not to partake.  Never mind I had earned a nickname of “1/2 Beer Jill”.  Sometimes the best lessons come from delinquency.  (1)

(3) Now I choose Jim Adams to join in should he agree to participate.  My new rule for Jim is to choose a song based on an element – air, water, wind or fire (6).

As always, more to come.

For 7/14/19 ~ “Magic Carpet Ride”

Take two for me.  I listened to everything posted thus far and did not see “Magic Carpet Ride”  I was positive someone else would pick it and they still might.  Anyway, just in case, I am adding this one to the mix.  Enjoy!

I like to dream yes, yes, right between my sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here

Well, you don’t know what we can find
Why don’t you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
You don’t know what we can see
Why don’t you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

Last night I held Aladdin’s lamp
And so I wished that I could stay
Before the thing could answer me
Well, someone came and took the lamp away
I looked around, a lousy candle’s all I found

Well, you don’t know what we can find
Why don’t you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
Well, you don’t know what we can see
Why don’t you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

Writer(s): KAY JOHN, KRAULEDAT JOACHIM FRITZ

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For 7/14/19 ~ “Ghost Town”

Jim Adams our host with the most gives us Haunted/Magic/Mystery/Supernatural/Trick as prompts for #SLS 7/14/19.  Once again I sit with analysis paralysis because there are too many songs from which to choose.  I am a kid in the candy store though as I listened to several tunes before landing on Ghost Town by Adam Lambert.

I think this song is within the theme even if not exactly.  I picked the song mainly because I recently watched a biography on Adam Lambert & Queen.  He’s super talented and devilishly handsome.  Though the latter is not a reason to pick someone.  Guess I am feeding into the social norms which I despise.  That is a topic for another day.  Working title Beauty is Skin Deep but Ugly Goes Straight to the Core (a play on the Dorothy Parker quote).  Stop it Jilly, today let’s be cheery shall we?

Ghost Town has sort of a techno beat.  Make me want to dance and sing along.  Hope you enjoy.

Died last night in my dreams
Walking the streets
Of some old ghost town
I tried to believe
In God and James Dean
But Hollywood sold out

Saw all of the saints
Lock up the gates
I could not enter
Walked into the flames
Called out your name
But there was no answer

And now I know my heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town

Died last night in my dreams
All the machines
Had been disconnected
Time was thrown at the wind
And all of my friends
Had been disaffected

Now, I’m searching for trust
In a city of rust
A city of vampires
Tonight, Elvis is dead
And everyone’s spread
And love is a satire

And now I know my heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town

There’s no one left in the world
I’m gunslingin’
[Regular version:] Don’t give a fuck if I go
[Music video version:] Don’t give a damn if I go
Down, down, down
I got a voice in my head that keeps singing
Oh, my heart is a ghost town

My heart is a ghost town
Oh, my heart is a ghost town
(Said, my heart)
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town

Writer(s): LAMBERT ADAM, KARLSSON ERIK

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