WATWB ~ 12/27/19

#WATWB intention and rules.

I first saw this article on 12/6/19 and knew it’d be perfect for this prompt. The excitement and joy from those delivering and receiving. How wonderful to spread good cheer. ‘Tis the season.

#1linerWeds. 12/25/19

We have an electronic feedback board at work. No censorship really; almost anything goes. Supposed to be business purposes to gauge employee sentiments/mood and while names aren’t published, feedback isn’t exactly anonymous. I saw this liner last week and thought yes, we all need a little levity. Without further ado …

A mathematician wanders back home at 3am and proceeds to get an earful from his wife. “You’re late!” she yells. “You said you’d be home by 11:45!” “Actually,” the mathematician replies coolly, “I said I’d be home by a quarter of 12.”

Get it? Got it. Good! Corny clean fun. Lol 😂

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Share Your World 12-23-19

Long time reader, first time quiz taker. This seems fun. Melanie has created a welcoming space to share. Follow this link for more … http://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/12/23/share-your-world-12-23-19/


Do dogs ‘talk’ (communicate) with their own species?  My two Buddy and Spot sure do. Nope I haven’t lost my mind. Communication comes in many forms. You bet our fur babies “talk” to one another.

Have you ever had to work on Christmas Day? Not the day of but many a Christmas Eve in retail, then later in a call center.

If someone gifts you something that you immediately loathe, do you pretend to really like it anyway or are you brutally honest about your opinion? Hmm I’ve never been given anything I loathe but if that ever happens I wouldn’t say anything. I’m a proponent of it’s the thought that counts.

Which popular drink, found during the Christmas season most often, is called “milk punch?” Egg nog maybe? Too sweet for me needs rum to cut that sweetness 😉

How many ghosts show up during “A Christmas Carol?”  Three if memory serves – past, present, and future?? No maybe it was two ghosts and death? I’m guessing because never read the book and parts of the adaptation really scared me as a kid. I may not have ever made it all the way through. I know the general story of course, very high level. Wasn’t there a creepy child named Woe? When death opened his robe, the shocker. Why the heck was I even allowed to watch? My parents who were very social creatures were probably out at a holiday dance. Or I maybe I’m misremembering. I might google “A Christmas Carol” later.

Are you all about the holly and jolly or more about remembering the alleged ‘true’ meaning of Christmas?    I’m about no stress. I’ve been saying this a lot lately but everyday is Christmas or <insert special occasion of choice>. Why can it be like any other day? I’m done doing something because I think I have to. The excesses make me tired. My Lulu belle is sad. She remembers the blowouts of Christmases past when my dad was alive. She asked why we don’t all get together anymore. The short answer is her grandpa was our north Star. We still love each other but the center has come undone.

Please share a memory or thought about the holiday season if you’d like, whatever kind of celebration you may observe. 

As a kid, we’d drink hot chocolate from Santa Claus mugs. This was a special set of four that only came out the week of Christmas. One was Santa winking his left eye, another his right, one with both eyes wide open and the 4th with both eyes shut. I always got sleepy Santa with eyes closed. None of my brothers would ever trade me for a winking mug. Boy did I want to drink my hot chocolate from a winking mug. Funny what one remembers.

#1linerWeds. 12/18/19

I’m continuing a “from TV” mode. We watch the show “Bless This Mess” primarily due to the timing ABC on Tuesdays after “The Connors”. Until recently that is. The show has become a favorite laugh out loud funny. I’d say the premise is a revamp of “Green Acres”. Kay and Beau are neighbors who are separated but still very much in love. They decided to spend Christmas together as a family for the sake of their son. Beau really wants to win Kay back. The scene goes something like this …

Kay: Say it again

Beau: Do you need help in the kitchen?

Kay: Oh pregnant Mary on the donkey

Beau: I’m grateful for you

Kay: Sweet baby Jesus in the hay

Might not be lol out of context but to see the actress who plays Kay perform her craft is hilarious 🤣. The actor playing Beau is not so bad himself.

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1linerWeds. 12/11/19

Back to TV land today. I’m really enjoying The Moody’s Christmas. It is a three night event, two episodes per night. Without further ado some good lines:

Sean Jr: This! This is unconscionable. And what no breakfast?

Sean Sr: You can get your own place you know.

Sean Jr: Don’t play chicken with me old man I’m your mostly likely caregiver

As always more to come.


1linerWeds. 12/4/19

I’m reading a book 📖 that’s completely irreverent. I probably won’t review this gem 💎 because people may judge me unfavorably. I have tons of snort worthy laugh 🤭 out loud quotes too. Shame I can’t share. I know I really shouldn’t care what anyone thinks. Personally I believe censorship is the devil’s 👿 work. Not really. I’m being a queen 👑 comma drama.

All this blathering to say I’m back on from TV 📺 quotes. Two from American Housewife follow:

It’s from the Greatest Showman … where for some reason Wolverine starts a circus 🎪 ~ Tripp

It’s so confusing… Are you baseball or are you soccer? Come on kickball make up your mind. ~ Franklin

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#WATWB ~ 11/29/19

#WATWB intention and rules.

Well I am jumping from week one of Soul Pancake videos to week nine.  Not because episodes two to eight are not shareable but because week nine hits home.

We never know what other people are going through.  What if one random act of kindness makes all the difference?  Kid President says “just tell people they’re awesome and mean it”  Well, it’s true.  You’re AWESOME!  I mean it!!

As always, more to come.

#1linerWeds. 11/27/19

Well I am reading again. After several disappointing book club selections the last one was even worse. LOL 😆 So I went rogue and made my own selection. My TBR queue is burgeoning but I won’t buy so waiting on library availability is a drag. This gem is an off the shelf filler … “Dangerous When Wet a memoir” by Jamie Brickhouse.

He hails from Texas which means he’s automatic kin. The colloquiums are off the charts and I’m laughing while remembering strong women from my past. Talkers each one. Back when a telephone conversation was an art form. Finally to the one liner. How do you say goodbye? Here’s how we do it in Texas …

Well, … let me let you go

As always more to come.

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#1linerWeds. 11/13/19

I can relate to poked and prodded. I can also hang with being under the weather and growing older. But the combo that now requires me to write down when I took what pill is what’s unsettling. Yep I made a list. Yep I can’t spell. Yep I’m taking more than the recommended ibuprofen. Doc says I can take 4 of the little brown ones. Overnight I sure did. Dose two was only upped by one.

Now onto the one liner …

Powerful enough to flush a bucket of golf balls !

Wonder who’s on the marketing team of American Standard? Their slogan worked with B. Just one more thing to go wrong with our plumbing. At least this was an easy DIY fix.

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