#SoCS for 6/23/18 ~ Bug

Good morning everyone.  Time once again for #SoCS.  Let’s get right to it shall we?

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

Oooohh!  I can do so much with that.  Think, think, and think!

Bug …

As in …

an order of insects with sucking mouth parts or

a microorganism causing illness or

an error in a computer program/system or

a miniature microphone, typically concealed and used for surveillance or

an enthusiastic, almost obsessive, interest in something or 

Bug  Just   Bug 

That’s bug poetry right there y’all.  Lol 🙂

I hope our hostess with the mostess is feeling better today.  Thanks Linda for another interesting prompt.  If anyone would like to join this band of merry prompt respondents and/or see their works of creativity extraordinaire, follow this link to the Rules and Ping Back.

As always, more to come.


#SoCS 6/16/18 ~ Reservation

Coming to you live from my phone. For some reason, WP on my desktop was not working this morning. I may not be able to ping back from my phone. But I still want to participate. #SoCS is a highlight of each week. A culmination and a time to let loose. I didn’t want to miss it because of technical difficulties.

Linda says to use reservation in anyway we want. She also tells us to have fun. Well alrighty then let the games begin!

Think, think, and think … reservation? Hmmm. So many ways to go, so little time. Do I go room reservation? Or do I go reservation as in I have reservations about every single thing because of analysis paralysis? Decisions, decisions.

Doubts. I am full of doubts. But I usually come around eventually and make my decision despite my reservations. And fortunately most things are not permanent. The only thing inevitable is change. So I need to start making my decisions less complicated. Jumping from the high dive. Without reservations. Or without giving a flying eff. Because if I choose wrong, I can usually choose again.

This ramble was brought to you by the cluttered mind of one J-Dub McGillicutty. As she sits here luxuriating with a pedicure. For the first time in almost 5 months. Getting ready for those summer sandals. Spoiled rotten and she knows it. Happy Saturday everyone.

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 16/18

#SoCS for 6/9/18 ~ Noun

Good morning bloglandia.  Time once again for #SoCS.  What a week it has been.  I took my mini vacay – staycation – three days of self care, followed by two days at a workshop before returning to a regular workday on Friday.  Hmmm.  regular workday I say.  What is that?  Regular as in normal?  Who the hell gets to define normal?  Whoa Nelly or Whoa Jilly!  This post is taking a dark turn if you continue on this stream.  And you’re just starting out.  Now go on and tell the nice people what is today’s prompt.

Per the wonderful Linda G Hill: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start with a noun.” Start your post with a noun, and write about whatever it is. Have fun!

Good is a noun.  Doh!  We know that.  But you think of good as an adjective. Always have, always will.  And Good is not the noun I would have picked.  Too pedestrian.  Lol.  Hoity Toity much?  Why yes. Yes I am!!  Who says otherwise?

Take two (or 22). I pick noun as my noun.

Neat ways to classify

Objects (things), persons, places, qualities or states

Under rules of grammar that

Need plenty of explanation

OM Goodness!  Just quit while you’re a head or ahead.  And cue Mel Brooks because I’m sure he could work some magic writing about a head or ahead. And isn’t writing wonderful?  And you need grammar rules to write.  Or do you?  Cuz J-Dub plays it Lucy Goosey with the rules in #SoCS and almost always.  And now my mind wanders to Young Frankenstein.  All this talk of normal led me there.  I need to re-watch this movie.

Abby Someone. Abby Who?  Abby Normal! Hahahaha.  This slays me :).

Hey brain is in noun.  Wonder what in God’s green earth I could’ve done with that?

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As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 6/2/18 ~ Favourite

I am a slow starter.  This vacay thing is wunderbah aka wonderful.  And look at me.  From the start I am already willy nilly.  But this is #SoCS after all and I am going with the flow and rolling in the deep with Adele.

Ugh, now stop it!  You’re not playing any music.  Your timer is on and you are writing it out old school.

You mean pen and paper?

Doh! Stop It!

You have not even told these sweet folks what is the prompt.  Go on now, spill.

Okay.  Linda says: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “your favourite word.” What’s your favourite word? Write about it, base your post on it, or just write about the concept of having one. Enjoy!

Okay first things first.  The word is spelled favorite not favourite.  Just joking, spell it whichever way you like.  Second when I read this yesterday I thought boy howdy and capital “Eff” or F.  And then I briefly wondered can I make an x-rated post with my favorite profanity.  Hmmm.  Think, think and think.

“Not gonna do it, wouldn’t be prudent at this juncture” said in my Dana Carvey imitating George H W Bush voice.

I love all words.  As a writer of the for myself variety, I find vocabulary fascinating.  If I had to pick just one, I am not sure I could.  If forced, I guess I’d say SAFE, no wait CALM, no wait PEACE.  Or what about DREAMS or HAPPINESS.  And I see the meanings not the words are what really speak to me.

Ah, beep, beep, beep.  Time is up.

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As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 5/26/18 ~ Grill

Well howdy folks!  Top-O-The Morning To You!!  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write stream of consciousness style about today’s prompt which is grill.  If you don’t want to write, at least look here for the rules and ping back to read some wonderful entries.  Linda, our hostess with the mostess,  says we can use grill any way we want.  Also don’t forget to have fun!

Grill.  Hmmm.  Think, think, and think.

Well J-Dub, you have been following Write Club.  Maybe you want to throw your hand at short fiction #SoCS style?  And what does throw your hand even mean?  You’ve lost it this early in the flow.  What a pity.

Wait! Light bulb went on!  Throw my hat into the ring.  That’s what I meant.

No Wait! Try my hand at short fiction.  That’s what I meant.

Your timer is ticking.  You’ve lolly-gaged around so much that you’re not going to finish. C’mon.   Just jot!  Doh! It is not January.

So much for this lame attempt at the grill prompt.  I could’ve gone the safe route and talked about backyard BBQ and other such fare.  Or I could have gone down the suspect route and used grill in a manor of eliciting a confession.  That is where my head was at when I started … to write a flash fiction “you’ll never take me alive coppers” sort of story.  Oh well, there is always next week.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 5/19/18 ~ Empty/Hollow

Good morning bloglandia.  Time once again for #SoCS.  Here is the prompt from Linda:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “empty/hollow.” Use one, use both, entirely up to you. Enjoy!

Yesterday another school shooting.  Empty/hollow feelings.  Trying to move forward yet unable to escape this place in time.  The time of blame.  For all that ails.  If only.  What if?  Would have. Could have. Should have.  Regrets.  Unfortunately empty and hollow is easy.

Not feeling it today.  The stream is caught up on the rocks.  I turn it over to you. If you’d like to join this band of prompt respondents, look here for the rules and ping back.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 5/12/18 ~ On the Farm

Oh my, I got nothing for this one …

Which one?

Today’s #SoCS per Linda is Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “on the farm.” Find a word that has a farm animal sound in it, i.e. sMOOth, and use it in your post. Bonus points if you include three or more. Have extra fun!

Oh that!  Well c’mon.  Think, think, and think.





No words from those.  And I can’t use SMOOth cuz it’s taken.  Oh well, guess today I will just read the other fine offerings shown right here – Join this merry band of prompt respondents. And have yourselves a Merry Little Saturday.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 5/5/18 ~ Letter

Good morning everyone.  Time once again for #SoCS.  The lovely Linda has given us our prompt which is letter.  Yay!  If you’d like to join this band of merry prompt respondents, look here for all the details.  Oh and read some of the offerings while you are there.

Letter by J-Dub McGillicutty

Conscience: Really?  Starting off like that and the people are going to expect something really good.  What if you disappoint?

J-Dub: Then I disappoint.  All this writing stuff is purely selfish anyway.  I write for ME!!! Nobody cares.  This blog is my personal letter to myself.  Like a journal of sorts.  I come here to get the random thoughts outta my head and onto the page before the buggers kill me.  It is exactly like writing a letter. Here I go.  Letter.  Think, think and think.

Conscience: Don’t you think that part should be done while you’re brushing your teeth or singing in the shower?  Nobody wants to listen to you think, think and think.

J-Dub ignoring that little voice in her head. She remembers yester-years.  How exciting it was to get a letter in the mail.  Pen pals as part of a school project.  Letters written home from summertime sleep away camp.  Then she shares the following little ditty.  The Marvelettes are marvelous.  And you’re welcome. lol 🙂

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.

Please Mr. Postman” is a song written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, and Robert Bateman. It is the debut single by the Marvelettes for the Tamla (Motown) label.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 4/28/18 ~ Why/Y

Why what a glorious day!  Why? Well today is glorious because time has rolled around once again for Stream of Consciousness Saturday Shenanigans.  #SoCSS.

I have always wanted to find a reason why shenanigans belong in a post.  And this prompt is as good a reason as any.  Fun word/letter Why/Y.  High-jinx will surely ensue whenever the flow gets flowing.

Think, think, and think

It’s fun to stay at the Y M C A

It’s fun to stay at the Y M C A

Sing it with me.

No? you’re not interested in singing with me?


Pftt!  That’s no reason.  Who cares if you can’t carry a tune?

I’ll try again.

Y is for …

Oh forget it.


Wondering about things that don’t matter

How do you keep

Yourself sane?

Trick question!  I don’t.

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As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 4/21/18 ~ Spoke

Wow! What a banner week with everything happening in and around the Dub Casa.  I sure look forward to chillaxing and celebrating my in-laws 55th wedding anniversary.  Cheers to the Dub seniors!!!  We are going to La Fonda for old times sake.  This restaurant has been around since 1932.  But before we jet, I had to make time for #SoCS.  Here is the prompt from our hostess Linda:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spoke.” Use it somewhere, in some form, in your post. Bonus points if you don’t use it in the first sentence. Enjoy!

Spoke – Captain Obvious says you’ve got this – spoke past tense of speak and you my Jilly are a Chatty Cathy. You blurt, you blabber, you shoot your mouth off. So what are you going to bedazzle us with this time?

Sadly I got nothing, my stream is dammed up. Look here instead and check out the awesomeness that is this blogging community via the  the Rules and Ping Backs

As always, more to come.