#SoCS ~ 5/21/22

I could listen to Neil Gaiman read the phone book too. Instead, I’ll meander through #SoCS. Our lovely hostess, Linda, writes and I copy paste … Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “clear.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy! HERE are the rules and ping back. Come on in the water is fine.

Water? Yep, water. As in cooool cleeeaaar waaaaater. Screeeeeccchhhhh that is the sound for tires braking or my stream drying up. I’ve got one thought left. And one thought only. Cool … Clear … Water …

I video is a bit grainy but I like it. Glad they saved this in a time capsule known as YouTube. This song and others of the era remind me of my daddy. Both my parents really. Ours was a musical household. Alrighty. Lemme let ya go. Clearly I’m done. Wishing you all a sensation Saturday!!

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 5/14/22

Howdy partners. Let’s get this #SoCS rodeo going. Linda writes and I copy paste: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hat.” Use it literally or metaphorically. Have fun! To join in the fun and frolic, HERE are the rules and ping back.

Oooh good one. Metaphorically sounds a bit too much like homework and literally? Well is anything ever truly literal? Literal is literally the most misused word on the planet. See what I did there? I had a boss who overused literally to a point of exhaustion. Like seriously now we are not going to believe a word you say.

Aaahhh, rabbit hole yet again. And the word is hat silly Jilly Willy. Time to pull a rabbit outta the hat. Think, think. and think! I’ve got nothing. Except that I’m not a hat person with my lopsided head but I am a I don’t want to get sunburned ever again person which means I occasionally wear hats. Always when I am out in great the sunshine. Never just because.

And with that my stream is all dried up. Shriveled to the point of prunage. Today is a day for errands but first we go back to sleep a little longer, then we eat. As long as I’m on the road by 10, I should be a-okay. Wishing you all a sensational Saturday.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 5/7/22

HERE are the rules and ping back. Here is the prompt: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a phrase you grew up with.” Include in your post a phrase your mom/dad/grandparent/sibling used all the time when you were growing up, or just write whatever inspires you based on that phrase. Enjoy!

🤔 think think and think. I should have a 🚤 load of these. I’m always good for a colloquial phrase or two or twenty. There’s really only one phrase to use. My dad constantly said “How Sweet It Is!” to a point where he was know as Louie “How Sweet It Is!” Jasek.

This wasn’t very original. He borrowed from Jackie “to the moon” Gleason. But it was his standard greeting. And every lady was “young lady” even if she was older than him. He’s was a charmer. That’s for sure.

Now that’s all she wrote. Off to our walk. Going to be a beautiful 🤩 Saturday. How sweet it is!

As always more to come.

#SoCS ~ 4/30/22

Hola, a todas mi amigos. Hello to all my friends. Time once again for #SoCS where our lovely Linda writes and I copy paste Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “zip, zero, zilch.” Use one, use ’em all, bonus points if you use all three. Have fun! Tp join in the fun and frolic, HERE are the rules and ping back.

I’ve been quiet this week and since I scheduled A to Z, I didn’t feel like I had to double up. Yesterday I hit 1355 consecutive posts so I’m not stopping anytime soon. Nice to slow down the pace though.

Typically I’m zip, zip, zipping around like some sort of manic zipper person. Yeah, I’m MSU – making stuff up. I’m a certified workaholic who happens to love my job. And most days zip is an apt way to describe things. And I’ve got zero complaints about that. Zilch = none. Ha! There’s my bonus. Cha-ching! Bazinga!!

We’re changing it up a bit with a trip to the Botanical Gardens. From there we will go where the wind blows us. Then back home to take care of some bidness. I’m filing motions and notarizing forms and moving stuff around to prepare for future proofing things so I can retire without worries. Ah now that’s the stuff.

Wishing you all a wonderful Saturday. ta-ta for now.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 4/23/22

To my lovelies, top of the morning!! We know it takes two to tango too.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “too/to/two.” Use one, use ’em all, bonus points if you use all three. Extra bonus points if you start your post with one. Enjoy!

Bonus points done and done, getting that extra credit stuff outta the way right off the bat or as my UK counterparts would let’s get it done straight away.

The world is huge and small all at the same time and to think I have dealings on a global level is mind boggling. Lil ole me. Anywho, when I saw the prompt I went straight to Adam Ant singing Goodie Two Shoes. And thought why the heck not. Listen for a pep in your step.

HERE are the rules and ping back. Take a look at all other entries. You’ll be glad you did.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 4/16/22

Howdy folks. Since I scheduled my A to Z in advance and I have a theme of sorts, I’m not able to sync up with #SoCS. This post will be a FUN free form fiasco of streaming gobbledygook as usual. Linda writes and I copy paste “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nose/noes/knows.” Use one, use ’em all, bonus points if you use all three. Have fun!HERE are the rules and ping back.

Nose, think, think, and think. All I got is as plain as the nose on your face. Take that Captain Obvious.

Next is noes. I never heard of noes, and I get a squiggly line when I write it. Lord knows I probably should’ve heard of noes but in the spirit of following the rules, I will NOT research. Sounds like the plural of no but that’s a guess. I remember learning to make words plural by adding ‘s’ or ‘es’. Could it really be that simple? The noes have it like the ayes do. Okay now one cannot makes this stuff up. Is the plural of yes really a-yes? Am I back in Model UN or what? Haha.

True story, my friend Bonnie and I went to Model UN as high school seniors in September of 1982. We went to meet boys from other schools. No other reason. Our teacher signed us up toward the end of the registration period so we got a country (I really cannot remember which) that we knew nothing about and had little time to research. And as I mentioned, we went to meet boys not learn anything about the United Nations or heaven forbid learn anything about government in general. For shame on us!

Anyhoo, some students took this experience very seriously even entering the room in authentic garb of their assigned country. Lots of pageantry. To land this plane, fast forward, there was a vote and when they came to us “Such and such country how do you vote” we panicked because we didn’t even hear the question, too much flirting going on. I couldn’t speak and Bonnie shouts out “no” to which some costumed serious students leapt to the feet in a most excited eruption. Apparently we voted opposite of what our block/allies had voted. We were given Model UN sanctions immediately.

Now that’s funny maybe not funny. Oh who am I kidding? It’s hysterical. Plus life’s too short. I probably should reach out to Bonnie and see how she is doing.

Well, I got all three prompt words in there for bonus points because ya know, I’ve got to get those. Now Lulu Belle and I are off the the grocery store because we did not plan well when getting groceries last weekend. Getting there right when the store opens for a quick in and out. Seriously less than 15 items on the list, no dillying or dallying.

Happy Saturday folks!! Wishing you all a fantastic day.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 4/9/22

How did I miss this connection? I should’ve did a combo A-to-Z and #SoCS considering today’s prompt word. How is as good of a H word as any. More specifically Linda writes and I copy paste: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “how.” Use the word “how” in your post. Bonus points if you start your post with it. Enjoy! If you’d like to join in, HERE are the rules and ping back.

Victory aka bonus points scored!

How, Who, What, When, Where, Why … the famous five W’s and a H. To be used in story telling and as information gathering. I use this method at work for root cause analysis. But I’m not at work now. I’ve come to realize that work has overtaken my life. Even when I’m off the clock. And because I’m always overthinking, it’s exhausting.

I see so many people taking the leap of faith. How can they do it? How are they so brave? Living there best lives, always on vacation, making important things their priority, not doing what is expected or is thought to be expected. How glorious that would be. If only, …

Lulu and I walk every Saturday. I nice leisurely stroll along the famous San Antonio River. We walk from the Pearl where my daddy used to work to the building where I used to work. Last Saturday my sister and her girls where here at the Pearl and we didn’t even know about it until they were practically leaving. How could this happen?

The sad part is Lulu and I where at the Pearl too. Same place, different time. So close and yet so far. I was crushed. And I’m left wondering more why than how? Why didn’t they tell us they were going to be here? Nobody likes me everybody hates me I’m gonna eat some worms … Who thought that one day that campfire song would come right back into my memory.

I’m a little bit Ziggy right now for those who remember the character. That cartoon speaks to me. Womp Wa. Better get out my Umbrella. It’s going to be a bumpy night. And the day hasn’t even started.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 4/2/22

What a cute description of how March left the building, a lil lion cub like Simba except in real life Simba would claw your face off without thinking about it. Are animals even capable of thinking? Or do they go on rote instinct? My dogs think or appear to and I am positive they understand me almost more than anyone else. Well except for B maybe? He gets me. Poor guy has to put up with so much.

Dang, I’m on a roll here. Pro-tip, do not participate in #SoCS with little to no sleep and too much caffeine. If you do, you’ll make less sense than you usually do which isn’t saying much. Ha!

This short lil post was written for #SoCS where the lovely Linda says Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “tip.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun! HERE are your rules and ping back if you’d like to join in.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 3/26/22

Howdy pardners! Miss Linda says Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rope.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun! HERE are the rules and ping back so you too can git along lil doggy.

First thought is New York City?!?? Get a rope! Memba that? The Pace picante sauce commercial. Not their best or brightest moment but probably sold some product. Now we (or more correctly B) makes our own salsa. Yum, yum, just how we like it.

My second thought for no explainable reason was rope-a-dope. And I don’t even like boxing. But the bob & weave pretend to be hurt only to lure in the opponent for a knockout aka the rope-a-dope was next on my mind. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Ugh! I really don’t have much else to offer. Guess I’ll call it early. Get out there for the walk before it gets too hot. Not that I’m complaining because I prefer the heat nowadays. Though we could use more rain. Things are pretty parched for March. Hoping for lots of April showers to bring May flowers. Wishing you a sensational Saturday.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 3/19/22

Howdy fine folks of bloglandia. Time for another rebel rousing round of #SoCS. To join in the fun and frolic, HERE are the rules and ping back.

Linda writes Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “comp.” Find a word that starts with or contains “comp” and use it in your post. Enjoy!

My first thought bubble is compa-ratio. Seriously?!? What the what! I’m no longer a manager and don’t have to worry about compa-ratios so why oh why would I go there? Nope not gonna do it. But I am stuck. C’mon brain, think, think, and think.

Comp – free meal but there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Ain’t dat da truth.

Comparable – analysis paralysis to review and find what’s comparable but to what? Still sounds more like homework.

Competition – not a fan, thank goodness I’m on the downhill slide in my career and no longer have to compete. Not like I ever HAD to but I did enjoy the tussle. I was always harder on myself in those cases. A stealth competitor more interested in being the best me. That perfectionism served me well until it didn’t. Like I said yesterday, life’s too short. Priorities need to be adjusted.

The worry wiggle is getting me so I’ll just stop now. Quit while I’m ahead as ‘they’ whoever ‘they’ are say. Another day of walking with the girl. Hope to get in 5 miles since time is on our side and the weather is cooperating. Wishing you all a sensational Saturday.

As always, more to come.