#SoCS ~ 6/27/20

Hola a todos mis amigos.  #SoCS has rolled around once again.  On tap for today the lovely Linda gives us the following:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “coffee, tea, or me.” Find a flirty phrase of your own or use “coffee, tea, or me” in your post. Have fun!

Ha!  Well I gave up coffee and tea (the way I like it) is too much trouble to make but I do enjoy a cuppa when it’s cold outside.  Except right not it’s summer time and the living is easy.  Now it is Jilly?  We’re in a freaking pandemic. In the midst of a spike. That’s hard not easy.  The re-open phase has stalled here in Texas. I never fully participated in the re-open anyway.  I was shelter in place even when not required.  And again, I realize I am beyond blessed to have that option.  Countless others are not as fortunate.

Okay here we go.  The prompt “coffee, tea, or me” makes me think of a stewardess. I think this was a book or a movie.  Some rom-com from the 70s but that’s pure conjecture.  Or maybe a cigarette girl.  You know the ones that walked through the speakeasy offering cigars, cigarettes, or candy to wealthy patrons hoping to get big tips. Or Mae West’s famous “why don’t you come up sometime and see me?”.  Or Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill in “Working Girl” saying “I have a head for business and a body for sin”.  So many flirty quotes, so little time.

Guess I’ll call it.  Time to mask it up and go out into the middle of nowhere to take graduation pictures.  Yep, Lulu Belle is almost done. The big day is 8/8/20 but of course commencement ceremonies are back on hold.  Still making the most of this milestone.

As always, more to come.

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#SoCS for 6/20/20 ~ “ZZ”

She’s got legs, she knows to use them …

What are you doing?


Tra la la boom di ay

Tra la la boom di ay

Why did I go there? Way back to grade school. Somehow I think “tr la la boom di ay” sets up a nasty limerick. I lost my a$$ today … nope that’s not it.

There once was a girl from Nantucket…

Again I ask. What are you doing?

It’s #SoCS and Linda prompted us with the following: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “zz.” Find a word with double-z in it and use it in your post. Enjoy!

Rio Grande Mud was the album by ZZ Top that my friend Nancy won by being the 9th caller and answering correctly. Does anyone else memba that? You could win albums, t-shirts, concert tickets and other assorted prizes from radio station contests. And we’re talking about a time with rotary phones. Being the 9th caller was no small feat.

Now we add a contact, then press one button.

When I first saw the prompt, my first thought was buzz. But I let my mind wander as “she’s got legs” popped unto my mind. Buzz could be good too. Bees buzz. Sangria gives me a buzz. I tried to order a bottle in my online grocery but they wouldn’t allow it. Here in Texas we can get drive through margaritas and a margarita truck comes through neighborhoods but I can’t get a bottle with my groceries.

And I’m not going in. Corona cases are spiking. If I got Corona or inadvertently was part of the spread because I was jonesing for alcohol, I never forgive myself.

And with that my stream is caught up on the rocks. Guess I’ll go … no where. But I’ll do something. We’re making cupcakes for Father’s Day.

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#SoCS for 6/13/20 ~ “nail”

Welcome back my friends!  What time is it?  Game time! Huh?  Had to be there. Inside joke. Ha!

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The lovely Linda asks us if we’re doing okay?  Are we hanging in there?  She is very sweet to ask.  Hanging in there is about the current state for moi.  By a thread most days until #free48!!

Here what we’ve got to work with …

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nail.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!

Nail as a verb … how saucy.  Mind outta the gutter.  Moving on.

If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning.  I’d hammer in the evening.  All over this land. 

Nope, not going the ear worm route.  Beside nail is not in that song.  Hammer is in that song. And since a hammer something one uses to pound a nail into whatever the nail needs to be pounded into, my mind went there.

What next?

How about the expression of “you hit the nail on the head”?  What about it?  Well it means you got that exactly right.  Carpentry is hard work y’all.  Has to be exactly right.  If you do not hit the nail on the head, it’ll go in sideways.  Make a mess of things.  I have neither the patience or the inclination to take up carpentry.  The closest I got was building a birdhouse for Girl Scouts.  Let’s say I didn’t nail it.  We used glue.  If memory serves.  Pre-cut pieces of wood too.

Any hoo, with that, my stream is caught up on the rocks.  Toodles until next time.  Hope y’all have the best weekend ever!!!!


#SoCS for 6/6/20 ~ fan

“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends we’re so glad you could attend come inside, come inside.” I LOVE this song, Karn Evil #9 and the fantastic lyrics.  Let’s just say I’m a FAN!

Time once again for  #SoCS, the place where literary artisans roll with the flow.  Where every Saturday we frolic.  And by frolic, I mean we write stream of consciousness.  We also enjoy distraction posts  just like this one showing goat babies in pajamas …

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This post was inspired by the following:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fan.” Use it by itself or find a word that starts or ends with it. Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

#SoCS for 5/30/20 ~

Here we go here we go now.  Time once again for #SoCS.  If you too want to have a rousing good time, follow the link to the rules and ping back.

Linda says …

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spay/splay/spray.” Use one, use two, use ’em all, it’s up to you. Have fun!

Bob Barker always ended the Price is Right saying  “spay and neuter your pets”.  That’s it, got nothing else for spay.

Splay.  Hmm.  Think, think and think … Jazz hands.  Fingers splayed apart. And again, I’m stumped.

Moving on to spray.  “Say it don’t spray it”  Hairspray or insect repellent.  Of course there is the infamous Lysol disinfectant spray.  That hoarders grabbed off the shelves.  I’m way over Rona and other assorted things.  Actually I’m sad.   If I do not get over it soon, I will diagnose myself with depression and seek help of the non-medicated variety.

Nothing is percolating in ye ole noggin. Hoping for a return to creativity in the coming weeks.  Hope you folks enjoy the rest of your Saturday.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 5/23/20 ‘ch’

Ch-ch-ch-ch changes

Turn and face the strange

Ch-ch-ch-ch changes

Ah Ziggy Stardust alter ego of David Bowie. I love this song.

Ear worm has stopped my stream. Guess that’s all for today.

This post was written for #SoCS where Linda gave us the following: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ch.” Find a word that starts with “ch” and use it as your prompt word. Bonus points if you start your post with that word. Enjoy!

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#SoCS for 5/16/20 ~ “want”

Hello fine folks of bloglandia.  Time once again for #SoCS.  Linda gives us #321.  Divided by 52 = six+ years.  Is that funny math?  I’ve been here since July 2017, almost three years.  Any who, three, six, nine the goose drank wine, the monkey smoked tobacco …. that’s amaze balls.  Oops, my stream is starting early.  Let’s begin again, shall we?

Linda writes, and I copy/paste re-write …

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “want.” Make the word “want” the first, second, or third word of your post. Have fun!

Hmmmm.  Is a sound.  Not a word.  Not yet y’all.  My “real” as opposed to fake post starts in starts 1 2 3, ready set go!!

“I WANT it ALL” and I WANT it now.  Or, better yet.  “I Want To Break Free”.  Queen interlude:

Did ya come back?

Man Freddie could sing.  When I first read the prompt, these songs were all I could think of.  Then I thought “want in one hand and you know what in the other and see which fills up faster”.  My dirty mouth, no it’s Orbit gum you lint licker.  LOL.  I am hot, I mean I am streaming.  All I want to do make people smile or belly laugh or guffaw.  All I want to do is sleep again.  See what sleep deprivation does to a gal and this gal Sal is really me, Jilly.

We got the news,  we are homeward bound until 9/1/20 and not the Simon and Garfunkel good kind of “Homeward Bound”.  The bound, gagged, torture.  And yeah some may swing that way.  Me?  I’ll never tell.  Hmmm I might have to re-watch “Pulp Fiction” Brucie boy …

But seriously Meredith Grey, the lady doest protest too much.  I have not had to put gasoline in the tank since mid March.  I can throw all sense of fashion out the window though I do dress in “street clothes” each day (toss out to my man G who I miss more than he knows!!)  cuz ya know, sleeping is already an issue.  I’ve got to know day from night somehow.

Alrighty, I’ve passed my quota of absurd.  This want filled post was created as part of that which is called Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS.  If you want to join us, here are rules and ping back.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS~ 5/9/20 “cave” part two

I cave … as I continue on from here.

though I’m really more of a dig in your heels kinda gal

my way or the highway



my version of perfection

which is truly an illusion

and overrated

control freak anyone?

but the older I get

the more I realize

trying to control everything

is what causes me to spin

to lose control

and I look back

to see 

I haven’t stuck to my guns

for ages

instead I cave 

cease to resist

which is pure bliss

thank you 

life lessons

from being kicked in the proverbial nuts

of which I have none

except for Planters

Mr. Peanut



no monocle?

This bit of free expression zaniness is brought to you by one J-Dub McGillicutty.  Courtesy of COVID after effects brought on from being cooped up inside as well as the nudge from one Linda G Hill and her #SoCS prompt party.  Join us won’t you?

As always, more to come.


#SoCS ~ 5/9/20 “Cave”

Howdy 🤠 y’all. Time once again for #SoCS. Yay 😃 us!! The lovely Linda says and I quote “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cave.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Enjoy!”

Hmm 🤔 think 💭 think 💭 and think 💭 cave. My first thought for god only knows why was Clan of the Cave Bear” by Jean M. Auel. Movie 🎥 ruined the book 📖 for me. Always read the book first! Form your own opinions. Paint the scene in your mind as the words leap off the page.

What else? I know. Saturday morning cartoons. Captain Caaave Man.

Anything else? Nope. I cave.

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#SoCS for 5/2/20 ~ Directions

How the hell is it already May?!??!  Mother lovin May.  We ask about the time suck as we age but there is just something about COVID-mania that makes the question more impactful.  Texas has re-opened but our mayor ain’t playin y’all and people are losing their minds.  We Dub’s are in still for a bit.  And this Dub is playing her usual prompt madness.  Here is what the wonderful Linda G Hill tells us:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “directions.” Find a household cleaner/bottle of shampoo/something in the freezer/anything you can find with instructions on it, then copy down a single direction (just one) on how to use/cook/etc. your chosen thing, and make it the first line or word of your post. Then keep writing whatever comes out. Have fun!

Homework!  lol.  Well good thing this student knows how to follow directions.  The above is filler and what comes next is the first line of my post:

  • Simmer gently with lid tilted until tender …

Ha! well my “lid” is always tilted.  This should be easy.  If only I could quit giggling.  Lid for one is an unusal word if you think about it.  Many meanings and I am going with of the 1970s Mary Jane variety but without any experience, this will not make an entertaining post.  I have made pinto beans for years and never ever did I notice this direction.  But seriously Meredith Grey, I’ve got zilche, nada, nothing.  Unless you count a hat on my head that is skewed sideways.

Let’s try this again. From the top maestro.  Lysol in hand.  Silently reading.  Realizing yep, that is what it says …

  • Leave for two minutes before wiping …

I am regressing to 4th grade Jilly.  That’s gonna burn.   Or, if people are going to drink bleach, no telling what they might spritz on their bum.  Bwhahahahahahaha.

Funny?  Not even.  Welp, guess I’m done.  And no worries folks, I won’t quit my day job.  They’ll have to pry my position from my cold dead hands.  Cuz one day that’s what’s gonna happen.  I’ll keel over at work.  Hopefully we’ll be back in the office before then so someone will find me.

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As always, more to come.