#SoCS for 11/9/19 ~ ght

Good morning world or at least good morning to the small microcosm of the world who might stumble across this post.  Woo to the Hoo!  Time once again for #SoCS where our host with the most, Linda G Hill gives us the following prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ght.” Find a word that contains the letters “ght” in that order, and use it any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use three or more different words containing those letters. Have fun!

Hmm, think, think and think.



Not that … we need words with ght in that order

Man this is like homework

But …

Almost there! Think, think, and think!!!!

no gh only t   …in but that is …

You’ve gotta fight <bomp/bomp>

For your right <bomp/bomp>

toooo paaarrrrtttayyyyy

No sleep til Brooklyn

Then there’s a light shining bright, alright alright alright

Matthew …

David …


He went to middle school in Uvalde, Texas with K.


K is my former sister in law’s sister.

True story.

Small world, getting smaller and bigger at the same time.

Daze and Confused

Uh, ya, you are Jilly Beans.

Time to call it  for #SoCS until another Saturday.

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As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 11/2/19 ~ “Nuts@!”

On Halloween B ran me up to Walmart to get some allergy medicine.  In his truck.   Not on his feet.  I felt clarification was required because the verb ‘ran” could be either and much more.

He didn’t want me to go by myself after dark.  The trip was basically in and out but he still was concerned for my welfare.  How sweet!  He asks me “do you think the Halloween candy is on sale yet” because once many many moons ago we were in Walmart the morning after Halloween where all the candy was half off.  He has been hoping for a repeat every since that happy accidental day.  Despite knowing better, we made a quick detour to the candy display and while not on sale, we’d couldn’t resist this lovely assortment.

Sometimes you feel like a nut! But that’s ok because they’re only mini’s.

And lo and behold within the Halloween variety packages, there where the same mixtures in a Christmas theme. And that is where my mind took me when I read what the follows:

Friday’s here! And that means it’s time for your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. Halloween’s over–have you heard Christmas music yet? Ads? They’re coming, sure as Santa is. Here’s your prompt for this week:

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

Awww Nuts!  Seems like Christmas selling begins earlier each year.  We have hallo-thanks-mas around these parts.  The back of our store has a Christmas corner set up since October that will move front and center shortly.  Somehow Thanksgiving is smushed in between.  Smushed isn’t a word but smashed is a word.  I have to ask are they all smashed or just nuts?

Okay let’s go nuts! How’d I get this far away from what brought me here … the prompt?  The first thing I thought of was world history.  General Nuts!  Whose name escapes me but in memorizing for the test, that’s what us kids called him.  I know this is stream but I peeked (or looked in a furtive manner) at the wiki just to verify I had not gone nuts mis-remembering and here you go.  Seriously Meredith Gray, check out the link to learn more about General Anthony Clement “Nuts” McAuliffe.  And after you’ve soaked up a history lesson, follow the link to the fun-land Linda G Hill built.  I guarantee you’ll be glad you did and we’ll leave the light on for you too Tom Bodett.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 10/26/19 ~ “dress”

Woo to the hoo!  New badge alert.  Congrats Shelley!!  I will wear this badge weekly with pride :).

Here is what’s on tap per the lovely Linda, host with the most:

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

Free for all alert … not too many rules or incentives like bonus points.  Simply “dress” any way you like it.  Or not!  That was my first thought.  Ha!  dressing is overrated.  I mean c’mon who cares if one has the latest fashion.  Sickening to me what people pay for certain designer duds.  I could help so many people with that amount of cash.  A better use too.  My opinion.  No need for the peanut gallery to explain to me why I am wrong to be so judging/preachy.   My left leaning bleeding heart is showing.

Moving along because I was getting too heavy.  Truth! I need to get to a gym.  Or sleep again.  Or eat right.  Or live with what the good lord gave me.  Acceptance and all that jazz.

What I really thought about first was “Puttin’ on the Ritz”  … “The Young Frankenstein” cover.   Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle were hilarious.  Not just in this movie either.  Classic gentlemen.  Dapper Dan’s.  Dressed for Success!!

I know the song is ancient and has a history.  In the 40s, a second version was released where Irvin Berlin changed some of his lyrics to avoid offending anyone.  All very interesting but I am running outta stream.  Not sure which end is up and/or where to begin.  So much to do, so little time. Wait! Reverse it.

Oh my today is a Gene Wilder love fest.  “What knockers!” “Why thank you!” Happy Saturday.

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#SoCS for 10/19/19 “oh”

“Oh oh oh it’s magic!  You know.  Never believe it’s not so.”

I know it is ho ho ho not oh oh oh but considering the week I’ve had, I’m taking liberties.

Time once again for #SoCS.  Thank goodness.  I need to release the hounds.  I need a stiff drink.  I also need a break.  I need to cut myself some slack.

“Give me a break, give me a break, break me off a piece of the KitKat bar”

I wonder if this will make any sense to anyone who stumbles across this stream of nonsense … I mean consciousness.

Beginning again, Linda says and I re-write:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “oh.” Use it as a word or find a word that starts with “oh.” Bonus points if you start and end with “oh.” Enjoy!

When I read the prompt those incorrect song lyrics Oh Oh Oh popped into my head.  I have been confused lately.  Well not exactly confused but mistaken.  For example, Lulu is an artist.  She has a painting she did years ago when she was in a bad place.  The caption on the painting was “Too weird to live, too rare to die”  and we thought she was saying this about herself and we were heartbroken.  Then last week as I searched for a song with drifter or vagabond, I stumbled across the caption again coming to find out that it’s the title of an album by Panic! at the Disco.  

A mountain was made out of a molehill because quoting a popular album even if angst filled is not the same as originally having that thought unprovoked about yourself.  If that makes any sense.  Perspective tells me things were not that bad as it felt at the time.

I want a do-over y’all.  Oh how sorely I do!  Then feeling that way makes me feel guilty.  Because it means I’m a harsh critic, unforgiving, unloving, a mess.

But enough sad sack.  How about those Astros?  They’re doing good huh? Except they lost game 5.  Still ahead 3-2.  I would love for a Texas team to win.

If you’d like to join in the frolic, follow the link to the land Linda built where you get bonus points for beginning and ending with oh!

#SoCS for 10/12/19 ~ “ground”

“Hey, Hey Kids! It’s your old pal, Krusty here!”


She’s at it again

And the she would be me … Jilly

Not Krusty the Clown

Your shtick is getting stale girlie; you’ve got to move on from the Simpsons

#SoCS time once again. The lovely Linda says and I repeat:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ground.” Use it as a noun or a verb in any tense (i.e grind). Have fun!

I just noticed something. Linda is good with grammar … she puts the punctuation where it belongs. I should’ve known this already as she is an editor after all.  I always forget … does the period go inside the quotation mark … outside the parentheses? I bet she never uses ellipses…

Okay ground/grind

Think, think, and think

Ground control to Major Tom – nope not gonna

Grounded hmmm

I’ve never been grounded for misbehaving

But everyone knows well balanced and sensible. Right?

The epitome of grounded

Oh who am I kidding?

Guess I’ll get back to the grind which in this case means I’ll finish my leftover omelette and freshly brewed coffee.

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#SoCS for 10/5/19 ~ “tast”

“Hi, everybody! I’m Dr. Nick Riviera”

No you’re not Dr. Nick Riviera! You’re J-Dubster.  And what’s this obsession with The Simpsons?  Last week you claimed to be Troy McClure. But that was because you had just watched a Dateline on the life and times of Phil Hartman.  Face it, you watch too much TV but you’ve not watched a single episode of The Simpsons in a million years. Or what FEELS like a million years.

Now that you’re done with the warm up, here is what the lovely Linda has on tap for us today.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-tast-.” Find a word that contains “tast” and use it in your post. Enjoy!

Hi, everybody! I’m Big Tasty!  LOL.  From one TV show to another.  Word to your mother.  No wait! That’s rap lyrics mixing in.  Barry Goldberg thinks he’s a fantastic rapper! But I’m stuck on “word to your mother”  Fantastic!  

And this song … one hit wonder of Mr. Van Winkle better known as Vanilla Ice.  Of course there is controversy for the legal claims of copyright infringement.  Do parts of Ice Ice Baby sound like Queen and David Bowie’s Under Pressure to you?

All is settled now.  Whew!  I went down a rat hole and now I’m stalled.  On that note, I bid you all adieu.  To join in with this tasteful band of prompt respondents, here are the rules and ping back.

As always. more to come.

P.S. I am known for my overuse of the word fantastic.  I even used it yesterday before I saw the prompt.  Back when I had a team, my employees would tell me everything can’t be fantastic Jill.  My response was oh but it can.  What a word I tell ya.  Universally used for good or bad depending on the snarkalicous tone used such as fan-freaking-tastic!! Eff this!!  (bad) or Yay! That’s fantastic! (good).

Now I’m FIN again.  Word to your mother 🙂

#SoCS for 9/28/19 ~ “ent” “ten” “net.”

“Hello! I’m Troy McClure. You may remember me from such self-help videos as Smoke Yourself Thin and Get Confident, Stupid.

No you’re not Troy McClure.  You’re silly Jilly.  And getting warmed up for #SoCS where today our guest host Dan says:

This is Dan from No Facilities, filling in for Linda. Contrary to my usual style, let’s cut the chit-chat and get down to business. Here’s your SoCS prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ent” “ten” “net.” Use one, use two or use all three (bonus points for using two, double-bonus points for using all three). As Linda would say, use ’em any way you’d like. Enjoy!

How do you like that?  A test.  This is a test of the emergency broadcast system.  This is only a test.  And there is extra credit.  I like the nightlife baby, she says … Let’s go!

RIP Ric Ocasek.

For ent, all I have is ENT = ear nose and throat.  I think of lil Pony getting tubes in his ears at age 3.  After that, he never had another ear ache again but by then he had lost 10% of his hearing in his left ear.  Poor lil guy.  All better now.

Ten makes me think of my buddy Dave.  Cancer survivor and overall great guy who I have known for 50 years!  Hard to believe we are that old since when I see him, we are six years old and in first grade.  His standard shtick on FB to anything that is family related,  not politics, and NOT over all general bull shit, is to comment by throwing up a picture of a ten.  Like this …

Image result for the number ten pictures

A picture really is worth a thousand words.  Maybe I should become a photography blogger?  Hmmm, moving on to net.

I was good at the net.  Pride is a venial sin but I was really good if I do say so myself.  What net?  The volleyball net.  Setter to the stars!  I stunk up the place when I started playing way back in 3rd grade.  By 4th grade, I was most improved.  By 7th grade, I made the all star team.  As a freshman, I made JV.  Sophomore year, I was on varsity.  Or I should say I got to practice and go to the tournaments with varsity.  Norma was our starter and she was way better than really good.  I wish I was still playing.  The game as I once knew it has been taken to an entirely new level.  LOVE watching these days but would really love to get back out there on the court.  Without breaking an arm of course.

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As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 9/21/19 ~ “wrap/rap”

What’s that I hear?  Badge contest!  In October.  Marking my calendar.  In the meantime, what time is it?  Game time!  Time for football.  Friday Night Lights.  Homecoming was last night.  I’m happier than …. Well I’m happier than insert southern colloquialism of your choice.

The loveliest of lovelies Grandmaster LGH or Linda G Hill tells us your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wrap/rap.” Use one, use both (for bonus points), use ’em any way you’d like. Enjoy!

wrap/rap, think, think and think


That’s a wrap!

Uh no!

That’s NOT a wrap J-Dub

A wrap is a wannabe sandwich

Sure they’re might tasty and all but you’re just getting started

I like all music and rap is no exception.  Though not an aficionado, you were there at the beginning.  The 70’s man.  That was our time!  And on that note:

Everybody go

Ho-tel, Mo-tel, Holiday Inn

Say if your girl starts acting up

then you take her friend

Songwriters: Nile Rodgers / Bernard Edwards

“Rapper’s Delight” turned 40 years old on September 16, 2019.  And don’t get all PC police on me.  I enjoy this song.  So sue me.  Wait don’t sue me.  Some may say misogynist, not just this song but the rap genre in general.  I say baloney, salami, baloney.  Do what we did back in the day.  Make up our own words.

Everybody go

Ho-tel, Mo-tel, Holiday Inn

Say if your boy  starts acting up

then you take his friend

If you’d like to join in and/or see what others have offered up from their own creative minds, follow the link to the Linda G Hill Gang of merry prompt responders.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 9/14/19 ~ First Blue Object

Hello everybody and welcome to #SoCS.  What’s #SoCS you ask?  Well that is the world our lovely Linda G Hill created for us to have a place where we get to let our thoughts flow from our heads in any ole random order onto the virtual page.  Go on, take a look right HERE to see the many lovely offerings and to play along should you so choose.

My turn … today she prompt us with Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “blue.” Talk about the first blue object you see when you sit down to write your post. Have fun!

I opted to work off my desktop versus my phone or iPad because I knew my desk is organized chaos and I’d likely find something blue when I’m right now finally sitting down to write.  Of course before I even walked in here, my one and only thought was “something borrowed something blue”.  I have weddings or in my case anniversaries of weddings on the brain.

Tomorrow B and I celebrate 35 years of wedded bliss.  And they said it wouldn’t last.  And they were likely going to be right if the statistics odds had proven true.  Thanks to the bell curve which is used to describe a graphical depiction of a normal probability distribution, whose underlying standard deviations from the median creates the curved bell shape, you see we are a unicorn.  Below sort of shows what I’m talking about … we are way over there to the right – odd balls outside the mean.

Image result for bell curve part of statistics tics?

We were young and naive.  Who knew what life would toss our way and whether we’d be strong enough to weather the storms?    

Okay, back to business.  I spy with my little eye … something blue.

First my VSP cloth for cleaning my glasses.  Still in the wrapper because I have another preferred cloth to use which I carry in my bag.  Next to the cloth is my mirror – with only edges of blue so it caught my eye after the cloth.

That mirror was given to us in 2015 during our giving campaign.  Who the heck keeps a mirror on her desk?  Not me! I rarely use any mirror much less this small one.  Up until last week the mirror was in my cubicle at work flipped the other way.  See picture to the right.  Can you find the six differences?  I love that game at the end of People Magazine.

Now something I could rant/stream about for hours (but won’t) is the move.  I don’t wanna so I’m not gonna.  But alas I have to … I am going back to the Thunder-dome.  My satellite office occupancy in Nirvana is four business days from coming to an end. Talk about your something blue as in blue boo hoo.

Wishing everyone a sensational Saturday.

As always, more to come.





#SoCS for 9/17/19 ~ Weigh/Way/Whey

Hola todos mi amigos.

Ah wey!


Wey isn’t a prompt word and why are you being all snarky this morning?  Well you read the prompt and your San Antonio roots are showing.  Wey was the first thought bubble that popped into your brain.  Good thing you didn’t spout out pinche wey.  But ah wey is just as bad.  Some people may not even know what you’re talking about.  Let’s hope most do not understand your profanity gibberish.

Okay, back on track.  Let’s begin again.  Hola todos mi amigos!  It is time once again for #SoCS.  The lovely Linda gives us the following prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “weigh/way/whey.” Use one, use ’em all, bonus points if you do that last thing. Enjoy!

No Way.  Yes Way.  Does anyone else memba being kids and saying that to each other?  Whenever something unlikely, gross, and/or unbelievable was said and if you didn’t believe the speaker of bullshit, you said “No way!” to which they replied “Yes way!”

And why do I picture Bill and Ted all of a sudden?  Hmmm.  Some memory in the recesses of my medulla oblongata …  No way!  The medulla is the part of my brain responsible for automatic things like sneezing.  Yes way!

Keanu is a good dude y’all or so I hear.  And George Carlin was hilarious.  But back to task.

I am going to weigh my options for how best to finish this stream.  I weigh options for a living or I used to when I have an Underwriter.  Now I still kind of weigh options for a living but more like interpret rules and regulations.  I suffer from analysis paralysis yet mostly I am in a kid in the candy store … give me MORE data so I can weigh my options and make the BEST decision.

But that’s boring and the good people here today did not sign up for insurance compliance 101.  Nope you didn’t expect this … not on this glorious Saturday where the birds are singing and the sun is shining and Little Miss Muffet sits on her tuffet, eating her curds eating and whey.

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