#SoCS & #JusJoJan 01/18/20

Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today to join #JusJoJan and #SoCS in holy prompts matrimony. ❤️

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Yes, I am repeating last week’s #SoCS & #JusJoJan opening.  And you might just see the same next Saturday too.  Wait! Why?  What?  No originality??

Yep, just like Hollywood.   Recycled crap.  At least that’s what B says.  Which leads me to today’s prompt.  Linda writes and I repeat:

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “movie title.” Take the title of the last movie you watched (just the title, not the premise of the movie), and base your post on that title. Have fun!

I watch all kinds of stuff but no movies per se if you mean “seen in the movie theater” movies.  And lately on TV, it’s sitcoms or one hour dramas that we watch.  My attention span is that of a gnat and B … well B can’t sit still.

Now that my preamble is done.  We did go to Jumanji: The Next Level over the holidays.  All four of us.  Just like the old days.  Very nice.  The movie was good too which is bonus.  We don’t hang out together often so when we do the time spent together is precious.  They grow up so fast.  Cue music.  Fiddler On The Roof / Sunrise/Sunset.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS & #JusJoJan 01/11/20 ~ “first three words”

Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today to join #JusJoJan and #SoCS in holy prompts matrimony. ❤️

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Linda writes and I repeat:

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “the first 3 words of the first full sentence.” Okay, follow me here. This is what I want you to do: 1. Grab the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. 2. Open it to a random page. 3. Locate the first complete sentence on that page. 4. Use the first three words of that sentence to start your post, then take it from there–write whatever comes to mind. That’s it! Have fun!

A moment of silence before I begin. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. The heavens are reveling in your solos. \m/ 💔 ✌️

Well alrighty then. My nearest book is “Ordinary Hazards” by Nikki Grimes. This is a memoir written in a style actual pages from her notebooks/journal. Writing is what saved her. She called it a magic trick she didn’t quite understand at the tender age of six. It’s like me releasing the hounds. Aaaahhh. I’m going to quote the hell out of this book when the time comes to review. I might even buy a copy as that’s how good it is. But for today I’ll move along.

Eyes closed (why that’s not what Linda said), open book (check) find a page (check)

<figuratively insert Jeopardy! Theme song>

Then what? Uh oh ya open eyes to read the first three words of the first full sentence:

What the hell …

Ha! I can work with that. Maybe. It’s kinda like my now defunct “what fresh hell is this” blog category that promptly went bust. As soon as I crafted the name, the source material dried up. That always happens. I think there’s even a name for it. Not deja vu but almost like it. Coincidence maybe? Gerunds maybe? Lol no I just learned that’s turning nouns into verbs. It‘s like when you read something then all of a sudden you see new examples of the same all over the place. The opposite of that…

What the hell! Is she talking about. And the she is me. Jilly and I’m outta stream. Seriously? That’s all you got? What the hell? Yes seriously Meredith Grey.

Happy Saturday. The last Saturday of Lulu’s break before she heads back for her final semester away. We’re going to try and make it a good one.

What the hell! Try? There is no trying in baseball. Or is that crying? Could be some crying but only by me next Friday AFTER she leaves. Anyways today will be awesome 😎 Self-fulfilling prophesy.

As always more to come.

#JusJoJan & #SoCS 01/04/20 ~ “ow”

Hello fine folks. Today we have a twofer. #JusJoJan and #SoCS smash up. Linda gives us “ow” to find a word with “ow” or use “ow” as the word and go for it any way we want. Wow! You don’t have to tell me twice.

When I say ow, I think of ouch and I’ve had quite enough of that. Instead wow! Not the sarcastic wow either. Tone is everything amiright?

Beyond that I got nothing. My stream is outta steam. 10/4 good buddy. I’ll see you on the flip side.

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#SoCS for 12/28/19 ~ “year”

Time once again for #SoCS. Linda gives us the prompt of “year” to end the year. How apropos. I’ve been strolling down memory lane. Reflecting on 2019 and looking forward to a revamp of the roaring 20s. Woo to the hoo. Just call me Zelda. Or not.

What will the next year bring? A year of firsts and lasts. New beginnings and endings. But isn’t that every year? The circle of life. Cue music. But not the Lion King. Some other music 🎶 maybe New Year’s Rockin’ Eve? A tradition to watch for as long as I can remember. But the event isn’t the same. Ryan Seacrest is no Dick Clark.

My stream is outta steam. Cheers 🥂 to 2020. Three more days. We can do it Ricky Bobby!

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#SoCS for 12/21/19 ~ “ingle”

lets get this party started Linda says and i repeat Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ingle.” Find a word that contains “ingle” and use it any way you’d like in your post. Have fun!

oh my this is going to be good because who doesnt love a good ingle


ingle ells

ingle ells

ingle all the way


get it

got it



i am ridiculous but i own my silliness

jingle was my word

my second favorite of the ingles

tingle being number one of course

nothing better than butterflies in my stomach that feeling of roller coaster 🎢 drops

woo to the hoo

pringle being the least favorite cuz what the hell kinda name is that for chips

in my opinion only

if you like em ggggggreat said in my tony the tiger 🐅 🐯 voice

guess i am done ✅

we are off to the races if you call a day downtown the races

have a great day folks

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#SoCS for 12/14/19 ~ “word that means loud”

time once again for #socs where the lovely Linda says and i repeat Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “loud.” Find any word that means “loud,” and use it any way you’d like in your post. Enjoy!

loud wanna hear it loud right between the eyes ala kiss of the band variety or was it twisted sister no kiss but loud is the actual word and i must find any word that means loud like cacophony or blasting booming blaring

aaaaahhhh that is me screaming and screaming is loud

i have no reason to scream it is a happy day the annual dub girls spa day though this year we are dialing back to facials only we had a choice to continue the tradition and we are still going because life is a terrible thing to waste

some of my favorite memories are music or concert related majority of the concerts i saw were in the hemisphere arena a small venue that exploded with sounds and leaving those concerts in a sea of people floating on the feelings of euphoria from the tunes will always be with me my ears would ring for days after and our mantra if it is too loud you are too old was carried like a badge of deafening honor

oh how lucky to be where i was when i was and to experience this joyous life

daily i strive to make more raucous memories on which i will look back fondly

until then off we go boldly and brazenly where no one has gone before

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#SoCS for 12/7/19 ~ “key”

here we go here we go again time once again for #SoCS Linda says and I repeat: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “key.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

i am trying a free form no holds barred different thing today of typing without punctuation the first thoughts as they come to my brain sense or nonsense lets get this party started you don’t have to tell me twice key think think and think first thought is skeleton key a movie or a book or both something like stephen king would write though i think someone else wrote skeleton key and for some reason i see that monkey with the cymbals that was a toy of the olden days vintage they call it but me i call that darn monkey creepy and not wanting to go there to the dark side on this nice cold morning finally ya’ll the temp dropped to a respectable normal if normal even exists because likely there is no such a thing as normal but the coolness is a sweet sweet relief about damn time go back to key but all i can think of is that dang monkey he had red and white stripe pants and a yellow vest with bug eyes i am almost sure of it if i try to change course now i am stuck i need a key to unlock my potential the key to success is made paved with good intentions much like the road to hell and if i do not sit up straight and fly right i will miss out even with the keys to the kingdom oh and i almost forgot my sister and brother in law celebrate their wedding anniversary today they picked december 7 for the historical significance a day that will live in infamy pearl harbor was tragic their wedding changes that to a day of promise what is the key to a happy life and don’t you dare say happy wife it takes two to tango the key to a happy marriage is oh how the hell do we know we got lucky and no being married is not hard work if you love what you do you will never work another day in your life and fin enjoy your saturday one and all i wore myself out i am going back to bed to join this band of key prompt respondents here are the rules and ping back as always more to come

#SoCS for 11/30/19 ~ “shade” part two

Songs go in a perpetual loop in my brain.  And weird things spark different tunes.  I just finished reading Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex, and My Mother by Jaime Brickhouse.  I wrote a little review on Goodreads.  Very short and sweet:

Unconditional love of a mother for her child. We should all be so lucky to have a “Mama Jean” in our lives.

Though in hindsight, maybe not.  The expectations of perfection may have driven him to drink but those same expectations may have also saved him.  If I have learned anything in my short life, one cannot save someone who does not want help.  Recovery is a tough nut to crack.

When is the shade coming up Jilly?

Well, as I read this memoir I thought of the fictional Less Than Zero by Bret Ellis Easton.  Debauchery.  Not saying Jamie (IRL) is Julian (fictional) though there could be some similarities.  What got me to shade was the soundtrack for the movie based on the book.  Bangles covered the song “Hazy Shade of Winter” most excellently. Haunting and fitting for the theme.  The original was a Simon and Garfunkel gem.  I now share both, beginning with the homage.  Hope you enjoy!

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#SoCS for 11/30/19 ~ shade

Good morning y’all.  Howdy and how goes it?  Time once again for #SoCS.  On tap today, Linda says and I repeat … Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “shade.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Shade hmmm …

Turn and face the strange

Nope David Bowie song move on down the shady lane.  Last time I checked changes are different than shade.  As so is turn and face the strange.

Shade, think, think and think.

I just wanna throw some shade.  But I am repressed.  Don’t laugh.  Tis true.  I am a good girl and good girls don’t throw shade.  Instead we become passive aggressive until it all bubbles out unexpectedly and at the most in opportune times.  But nope not today.  I am happy.  Save your tears for the pillow Abby Lee Miller.  I wonder whatever happened to her.  Just not enough to stop and look her up.  

The only other shade I can think of is the real Slim Shady aka Marshall Mathers aka Eminem.   Some years ago, I watched the movie 8 Mile which was about his life story and a tough one to watch.  And just like that a Cupcake Wars from 2012 is on the TV playing in the background where the theme is a festival of lights on the Magnificent Mile.  Ya I know Detroit is not Chicago but mile is mile and MM is Marshall Mathers .  Or Mickey Mouse.  Get it?  The connection.  As loosey goosey as the relationship is, there is one.

Oops there goes gravity and that’s the news I’m outta here ala Dennis Miller.

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#SoCS for 11/23/19 ~ “flyer/ad”

Well good morning fine folks of bloglandia.  Happy Almost the Week of Thanksgiving.  I guess technically Thanksgiving Week begins tomorrow.  Any hoo, without further ado, the lovely Linda writes and I repeat:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flyer/ad.” Look at the latest ad you got in the mail (if it’s a store flyer, choose the product right in the middle of the page) or choose the next online ad you find, and theme your post on whatever the product is. Do not name the brand if you hate it, unless you add that it’s an opinion/review of the product in question. You don’t want to chance getting sued. Have fun!

Geez Louise.  Homework.  LOL.  My first thought is Hi-Ho Silver away!  Flyer or Schwinn as in the bike Bill rode in IT!  Not sure to what I am referring?  Me either folks.  Me either.  But this is stream which means she is streaming and the “she” be me.

I have done any and everything to keep my mail to a minimum.  We get very little snail mail these days.  And what we do get, goes directly into the recycle bin.  Yea baby!  Which means I will have to check out the online ads.

Ugh! Big Bro is watching me.  I get mostly sales ads for the nameless behemoth store that is nameless.  And I hate it!  Oooh that felt good.  MSU.

Okay Mr. Juicy.  Moving right along.  It is the b’crack of dawn.  I am scrolling through online ads and what to my wanderings do appear but visions of Mr. Juicy. That’s the hole-in-the-wall burger joint by Andrew Weissman, chef extraordinaire.  Ooh I know where I’m going for lunch!! And with that, I can think of nothing else.  This house is clean!

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