#SoCS for 12/15/18 ~ Hairy

Woo Hoo! Time once again to roll with the flow and let my freak flag fly.  Doh! You are mighty giddy Jilly beans. Why yes! Yes I am!  Today my Lulu turns 21!  Wha? Wait! Not possible.  Oh but it is.

Linda says the goose is getting fat and that means Christmas is coming.  Time for another come to Jesus moment.  How is it Christmastime already?  I mean wasn’t it just the 4th of July yesterday? Blink.  Time pulls its’ funny shenanigans. Let’s do the time warp again!!  Without further ado, here is Linda’s the prompt along with the rules and ping back.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hairy.” Use it any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use it to mean more than one thing. Enjoy!

Hmm!!! Think, think and think … Hairy!

Why that’s not very holiday seasonal is it?

Ugh.

Hairy and all you got is you’re hairy because it is almost winter and you have boycotted shaving your legs because well … because you don’t wanna.  TMI.  Why should I have to shave my legs anyway?  Huh?  Bring back the pantyhose.  Hmmm,  never mind.  But tis true, my gams will not see a Bic Lady shaver until Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow.    Maybe even plus 6 weeks after that!

And because I am uber competitive, I will not stop until I find another meaning for hairy.  C’mon noodle, think, think and think.  Oh ya, I got something.  I was in a hairy situation two days ago when this crazy bitch in her big ole pickem up truck almost ran me down.  I had the right of way and was walking through the cross walk going into Wally World.  B says it didn’t matter that I was right because she was bigger than me.  Yep!  I could’ve been a pancake.  Splat just like the video game Frogger.  I am still shaking.  Could’ve been a big hairy mess.

Welp, I am outta stream y’all.  Going out for a day of celebrating into the wee hours cuz Lulu Belle only turns 21 once.  Happy Saturday.  Hope it’s a good one :).

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SoCS for 12/8/18 ~ Musical

I was afraid 😦 that I’d have to sit this one out because I have no Internet. However I am taking a stab at #SoCS on my phone.

I can’t be nearly as loquacious. Because I’d be here for hours. You have no idea how long it took me to type loquacious on this teeny tiny screen. 😆 And I already type slower than I think 🤔. These conditions are certainly impeding with my stream of consciousness.

OK.

Off we go into the wild blue yonder.

Is it coincidence that song lyrics pop into my brain just as the lovely Linda gives us the prompt musical? I think 🤔 not!!

👎 It’s not coincidence at all. Instead, I am still singing The Air Force Song because a gentleman who I passed in the hallway yesterday was whistling this tune. He gave me an earworm. Sacribleu!!

Squeal!!! I love all things musical. My favorite is to chair dance and sing along. For many years, I was in glee club and part of the church ⛪️ choir.

I just can’t get enough ala Depeche Mode

More lyrics! Doh where does that come from?

Everything’s coming up roses for me and my gal 🥀

✋ damn thoughts!

Next, I’m super excited because I pampered myself with season tickets to the Majestic theater. Talk about your musicals. Mini-Broadway IMO. This lineup is loaded with fantastic shows. Only a single play amidst the bounty. 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

Here’s the list:

  1. School of Rock ✅
  2. Waitress
  1. Jersey Boys
  2. Anastasia
  1. Fiddler on the Roof
  2. Hamilton
  • Try not to be jelly.
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    #SoCS for 12/1/18 ~ ma

    ma????

    Wait! What?

    I know it’s early.  Well not that early. You did sleep in.

    You look to Linda like you do every Saturday and what to your wondering eyes does appear?  This …

    Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ma.” Use it as a word or find a word with “ma” in it. Bonus points if you start your post with that word. Enjoy!

    BONUS points!! You don’t have to tell me twice.  I WIN!!!

    Hmmm, ma is not a word.  Ma is a sound or what some people call their mothers. Hmmm.  Correction, ma is a word.  As in, I miss my mama. Not going sad today.

    Think, think and think.

    ma

    ma

    ma

    Something is happening in ye old brain!

    Yes! Cheech and Chong.

    “Ma-ma-ma-cita, donde esta Santa Cleese” …

    Plus it is December 1st after all.  And it wouldn’t be Christmas without hearing this bit on the radio at least once or twice before January rolls around. Maybe it is a San Antonio thing so I added a clip to spread the love just in case you’ve never heard.  Lots of man throughout which is a ma word so again, I WIN!

    Well, … what’d you think?

    Some may not find this funny.  Some may find this un-PC.  Cheech and Chong might be an acquired taste.  But for me, this is nostalgic.  I am reminded of a time when comics made comedy albums to market their standup routines.  Brought laughter to the masses that may have otherwise missed out.

    Can you youngsters believe it??? Once upon a time, we had vinyl.  An album was a collection of songs.  My parents had various albums that were off-limits to us kids.

    Though if we were ever home alone, we’d listen to the forbidden records on a stereo deep within a huge over-sized cabinet.  These original sound systems were the focal piece of every living room back in the day.

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    I didn’t get what was the big deal and why these albums were taboo.  I guess I didn’t understand most of the humor any way.  I imagine by today’s standards those old jokes were pretty lame.

    “Santa Clause and His Old Lady” never actually made the debut LP.  But every Christmas since 1971, it gets airplay.  My favorite of C&C has to be Sister Mary Elephant because I was a Catholic school kid.  “Claaaassss, claaassss SHUT UP!”  Why I never!  Our nuns would never tell us to shut up but they may have put soap in someone’s mouth for cursing. 😮

    Welp, that’s all she wrote folks.  Have an excellent Saturday.  I am going out and will hopefully find something to laugh about.  I may or may not have eaten the “brownies” for breakfast first ;).  Happy! Happy!!  Happy!!!

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    #SoCS for 11/24/18 ~ Digest

    Happy Saturday one and all.  Time once again for #SoCS!!  Our hostess with the most gives us the following:

    Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “digest.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

    Burp!

    “Well, excuuuuuuse me!” Ala Steve Martin.

    “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!”

    “Plop Plop fizz fizz oh what a relief it is!”

    I’ve got nothing except SNL alum and inDIGESTion commercials on the brain.  Therefore today’s a Reader’s Digest version of my typical babbling brook of thoughts.  My stream of consciousness is caught up on the rocks.

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    #SoCS for 11/17/18 ~ Roll/Role

    Good morning world!  Rise and shine!! ROLL on outta bed.  You’re burning daylight.  It’s time once again for #SoCS.

    We’ve got our work cut out for us.  The lovely Linda gave give us the prompt ROLL/ROLE.  She tells us we get to choose ROLL or ROLE or both!!  She also says enjoy!!!

    Well you don’t have to tell me twice.  I immediately think Tootsie ROLL!  Why?  Well let me tell ya why.

    Earlier this week I was scrolling through the dreaded FB and came across an article click bait about vintage advertisements that would not fly today because of their political incorrectness. I immediately thought of my clever blogging friend John Holton over at the Sound of One Hand Typing.  But NOT because the ads were supposed to be un-PC.  You see he typically includes a commercial from yesteryear while closing his posts.

    And you’re thinking print ads and commercials are not the same thing.  Oh but they are close enough.  Their ROLE … to sell “stuff” is the same.

    I love to watch those commercials.  Sometimes I watch them and tears ROLL down my face.  But happy tears of stROLLing down memory lane.  Makes me think of a time when life was simpler somehow.  A time when my parents were still alive.  Always reminds me of growing up and watching TV with my brothers.

    And it was in that slide show (that took forever to get to NEXT, so I stopped 1/2 way through and vowed never to click on any FB lists again) that I found the ad for Tootsie ROLLs.  The print featured a happy smiling young girl and a huge Tootsie ROLL with the caption “Only 5 cents more for the NEW bigger size and girls deserve the biggest” <insert shocked emoji> Not just this ad but all of them were loaded with double entendres.

    Well y’all I am boycotting Tootsie ROLLs!!!  No, I am NOT!  Girls do deserve the biggest!!  The biggest what?  The biggest Tootise ROLL of course!

    Instead I am going on the hunt for some Tootsie Pop Drops.  Better than the rolls because of the hard candy shell around the soft chewy chocolate center.  I loved those darn things but they are hard to find.  Just like I love the elusive BBQ fritos.  Not that chili cheese crap they try to foist on us Texans.  We want original BBQ!

    Dang I’m hangry.  I wanna eat the hell out of some chips!  I am going to roll on outta here and cook breakfast instead.  Thank goodness I have no candy and/or chips in the pantry.

    T’was nice talking at you.  Hope you have a happy Saturday!  Y’all come back now you hear.  If you’d like to join this band of prompt respondents, look here for the rules and ping back.

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    #SoCS for 11/10/18 ~ Mean(s)

    Here we go, here we go now! #SoCS in da house and in da hood.  Linda drops us the beat:

    Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “mean(s).” Use it with or without the “s,” any way you’d like. Have fun!

    Hmmm??? Mean(s) could be anything.

    Here we go, here we go now!  Think, think, and think!

    Mean Girls movie.  Ugh!  No.  Move outta my consciousness Tina Fey and take your girls with ya.  They don’t deserve air time.

    Say what you mean and mean what you say or some such expression enters my consciousness next.  Ugh! No.  Not feeling Alice like today y’all.  And I almost mistook Lewis Carroll for Dr. Seuss. Sacribleu! and/or Doh!

    The Grinch movie is out again.  How many times can one remake that sad tired cliché?  I mean c’mon!  Enough already.

    Oops, did I let my thought bubble escape.   Uh ya you did!

    When I was a kid, CBS aired “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” every holiday.  I watched it with my brothers, but it scared me until I was old enough not to be scared.  I always felt so bad for Max. Do you remember Max?  He was the Grinch’s dog.

    I get the message about commercialism and  excess and all that but still.   I mean c’mon.  Things haven’t really changed. We have Hallo-giving-mas all rolled into one.  Ba-hum-bug!!

    Is my Grinch showing?  Ebenezer give me some figgy pudding Randal Pink Floyd.  Ugh! No. Even though “Dazed and Confused” is an awesome movie and you resemble that remark Jilly beans.

    I am not responsible for this stream and I do not approve of the content of this message. My mind has a mind of its’ own.  Do you know what I mean?

    I leave you with this song which was my first thought bubble that I eschewed for the blathering above.  Without further ado, here is  “Mean Street” by Van Halen.  Rock on with your bad selves.

    Writer(s): MICHAEL ANTHONY, ALEX VAN HALEN, DAVID LEE ROTH, EDDIE VAN HALEN

    Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

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    #SoCS for 11/3/18 ~ Point

    Happy Saturday and Happy #free48! About time right??!!? This week felt like a year!

     “Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping into the future!”

    ~Bonus points for anyone who can name that tune~

    It’s also time once again for #SOCS. And today Miss Linda gives us an interactive version.  Woo to the Hoo!!!  This is what she tells us:

    Open a book on your lap, close your eyes, and put your finger on the page. Whatever you land on, whether it be a word, a phrase, or a sentence, write about it. Enjoy!

    Enjoy! Don’t have to tell me twice!!

    I am presently reading “Mrs. Fletcher” by Tom Perrotta.  Before I go on this little pointing expedition, let me tell ya, Tom is a mighty fine writer.  I have read several of his books.  Some of the more popular ones have become movies.  Some dark and some light-hearted.  Some both #Election starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon.  If Mrs. Fletcher is ever adapted, the storyline could go either way too.  I see a dark comedy in our future.

    Any Who.  One … Two … Three … GO!

    What about Fletcher’s mom?

    Doh!  Yep.  That’s a loaded question.  Cue music again.

    “Stacy’s mom has got it goin’ on”

    Back to the book, the answer was something along the lines of she’s okay except she gave birth to a colossal AH.  And her son is a piece of work.  A fictional frat boy AH to the extreme.  And this is fiction but as is the case sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction or life imitates art or some such nonsense.

    Not nonsense! Faux news.  And I decided that I won’t be political and I won’t curse today but you get it right??? We are surrounded by AHs. Let’s move it along, nothing to see here.

    Any Who Part Deuce

    Today would have been my dearly departed brother-in-law’s birthday.  Had he not been dealt an ugly fate, we’d be celebrating his 53 years on this planet.  Hard to believe that July marks 12 years since his passing.  Gone too soon but not forgotten.  May the perpetual light shine upon him!  Go forth folks and make today the best day ever!

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    #SoCS for 10/27/18 ~ Bone

    One the best things about Saturday is not setting an alarm.  Waking up to the natural sounds around me like the house creaking as opposed to an incessant beep-beep-beep is heavenly.  I slept in for the first time in ages.  This is the first day in about a month that I didn’t wake up feeling nauseous with aching bones.

    Another one of the best things about Saturday is #SoCS.  Why yes! there can be more than one best.  Ha!  In my kingdom, most everything is BEST!

    Speaking of best, it is time once again for #SoCS.  The lovely Linda gave us the prompt bone to use any way we want.  Decisions, decisions!

    Bone!  Think, think, and think.

    Got it!  Of course I do!  George Thorogood and the  Destroyer’s 1982 classic “Bad to the Bone” pops into the old noggin. And briefly a thought of the movie “Christine”.

    B-B-B-B-Bad

    B-B-B-B-Bad

    Bad to the bone

    Hey I resemble that remark.  Not for my attitude which is a constant state of trying to improve but because of my osteoporosis which I am in denial about and for which I refuse medication because the cure is worse than the disease.

    Flowing along in true #SoCS fashion, I wonder who came up with expression bad to the bone?  Why have I not created that category yet?  Examples of why that’d be a great category are everywhere around us!

    Uh duh Captain Obvious! Bad to the bone means deep. All the way to the bone aka the core/center. Is anyone really that bad? YES and unfortunately.  Just open up the morning, midday, and evening news.  Bombs are being sent through the mail.  WTF!

    But you try to get a grip.  Think, think, and think.

    Ah ha!  the Rush song “Roll the Bones”. I ❤ Rush. The thinking man’s band.

    Why are we here?

    Because we’re here

    Roll the bones

    Why does it happen?

    Because it happens

    Roll the bones

    Deep thoughts man. Existential really. But when I get all thinking it’s no bueno. And the weather has improved and I prefer to be happy so no more talk of bone.

    Yesterday I saw something similar to Gilda’s it’s always something and it makes me crazy that I can’t remember what exactly and where. I only know yesterday at some point during the day I thought “Hmm that’s just like it’s always something”

    Themes seem to follow me you know. Right now I’m on a mantra kick. I cope by telling myself various platitudes … to get me past whatever ails me. Like repeating “It’s always something” on a loop.

    Beep-beep-beep went the timer.  Better than the alarm.  Off to start prepping for brunch.  For early birds like me, anything after 9 a.m. does not qualify as breakfast.

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    #SoCS for 10/20/18 ~ Can

    Can you believe it is already Saturday and about 2/3 of the way through October no less? How’s that for funny math?  My theme of late.  But this is not about that. Time once again for #SoCS.  The fabulous Linda gives all of us who wait with bated breath the following prompt:

    Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “can.” Use it any way you like. Bonus points if you start and/or finish your post with it. Enjoy!

    I did it!  I could not be thwarted from getting those bonus points. I started with CAN!  I win!!!!!!

    Now all I can think of is can-can as in the dance and how much I love shows like So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars Junior.  Oh and the precursor to all dance shows like American Bandstand and Soul Train. I can’t dance but I dance anyway so sue me.  No wait!  Ugh, let’s not start up with that again.

    Let’s instead go with the little engine that could.

    IthinkIcan.IthinkIcan.IthinkIcan!!!

    Choo Choo. 

    IthoughtIcould.IthoughtIcould.IthoughtIcould. 

    How’s that for baby baloney?  And you might be thinking, here she’s goes again, making up expressions like baby baloney.  And being all snarky and sarcastic.  Really folks, if you dream it you can become it while sappy and sentimental is ineffective.  Thinking positive thoughts surely help BUT and it’s a big butt, actions speak louder than words thoughts.  I am so sick of the blah, blah,blah with no substance behind it.

    Hey wait! I resemble that remark.  Lol!

    And with that I am going to eat donuts!  For Breakfast!  With hot cocoa, topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.  Cuz dollars to donuts I have more fun abstaining from moderation.  I know what I should do but darn it, life’s too short to worry.  Once in a blue moon I CAN eat donuts without the guilt.

    Can you dig it?  I knew that you could.

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    #SoCS for 10/13/18 ~ Precious

    Good morning bloglandia.  Rise and shine!!  Time once again for #SoCS.  Our hostess with the mostest aka the lovely Linda gave us the following prompt:

    Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “precious.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

    Without skipping a beat.  Boom!  Gollum of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

    I have not read any of the books and have not seen any of the movies but I’d have to be living under a freakin rock to never have heard about Gollum and the ring he calls precious. The above clip freaks me out.  What a nasty little troll.  No wait he’s a hobbit.

    Any who, that’s all she wrote.  My stream is caught up on the rocks.  But I still have more to say.  I know it!  Think, think and think.

    What about precious metals?  A co-worker had part of her investments in precious metals but at the advice of a financial planner, she moved her stuff.  She continued to “do the math” which is my running theme of late and had she left her investment alone, she may have very well retired early.  The stock market is risky and being conservative (in my investment appetite that is), I would never have invested in precious metals to start. So I am still winning!!

    Dang it!  My stream is drying up again.  Oh well, I’ve got places to go and people to see.  Me and the kiddo are headed out and about.  Then tonight is the Light the Night walk.  Sure hoping that the weather cooperates.

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