#SoCS ~ 12/4/21

Time once again for #SoCS. Yeah buddy. The lovely Linda sets up the premise: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rev.” Use “rev” or find a word that contains it. Our streams flow from there. To join in, HERE are the rules and ping back.

Vroom, vroom. That’s me revving my engine. Ha! So lame. Let’s try this again. Vroom, vroom.

No wait! Rev. Think, think, and think. Rev as in reverend. As in Remember The Titans … movie with Denzel Washington. The original QB had the nickname Rev as in reverend.

I’ve mentioned before that I have a thing for nicknames. Terms of endearment to me unless my nickname is something like jacka$$ or A-hole. Dirty mouth? Clean it up. Chew Orbit gum.

Oh my good gracious. What the heck am I doing? Reveling in the silliness. Jingle all the way. Ho, ho, ho. Thinking maybe we will put up our tree after all. Or I’ll bake a pie instead. The final reveal of my decision will be tomorrow.

Wishing you all a sensational Saturday. Play the lottery before 12/9/21 because all single digit December days are lucky. They’re numerical anagrams. So sayeth the superstitious. Yeah buddy.

As always more to come.

#SoCS ~ 11/27/21

Good golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball …

And that’s what we have here today with #SoCS in da house. Where the lively Linda prompts us with Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “golly gee.” Use “golly gee” or another interjection that displays the same sentiment in your post. Enjoy! To join in, HERE are the rules and ping back.

Little Richard singing was close but no cigar. Those words however were all that popped into my brain and there they stuck. Like glue. No amount of thinking moved me away from the classic hit except for a vague memory of a 1960’s TV show where the Beaver or Dennis or some Eddie Haskell like kid says “golly gee”. And without the luxury of research, I’m toast. For today anyways. Wishing you a sensational Saturday folks.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 11/20/21

Hello fine folks of bloglandia. This is Jilly J Dub coming at you live and giddy. Nine days of vacation have commenced. Kicking if off right is the one and only Linda G Hill and her #SoCS shenanigans. To join in, HERE are the rules and ping back.

Linda writes and I copy paste (been a hot minute since I’ve used that opener) Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “black, gray, and white.” Use one, use ’em all. Bonus points if you use all three. Have fun!

Okay I read the prompt lightning fast … seeing balls instead use ’em all. Cue AC/DC earworm. We’ve got the biggest balls of them all. RIP Bon ❤

Alrighty, back on track. Black, gray, white. Hmm. Think, think, and think …

More AC/DC – Back in Black … not to be confused with the movie Men in Black, or the streaming series Orange is the New Black. Moving on … nothing is see here.

Gray or grey … oh no here we go again, stream wants what it wants and in my case that is more earworms.

Next up is white because you know I have to get those bonus points. Fortunately for you, no additional songs are sneaking their way into my brain. Yea I said ‘their’ as if songs are alive. Because they are alive don’t ya know. My sweet Lord (hallelujah). And with that, I’m headed straight back to bed. Don’t plan to stay there my whole time off but starting out right with the I don’t wanna. so I’m not gonna philosophy. Happy Saturday folks!

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 11/13/21

Good morning fine folks. This is what Linda set up for us today … Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cam.” Find a word that contains “cam” or use it as is. Enjoy! To join in the fun and frolic, HERE are the rules and ping back.

Cam, think, think, and think


Game cam – same as camera but a special type for capturing the movement of wildlife – predator and prey

Cam as in Cameron … a person’s name. I LOVE that name. I have a thing for nicknames to begin with. Cam is right up there with the best of ’em.

Camarones = shrimp. It’s what for dinner. Yum.

Ok so now I’m stuck. And hungry. My stream is caught up on the rocks. I hope I survive my booster from yesterday evening. I’m sure I will and be no worse for the wear. If this is anything like my 2nd shot, I might be in trouble though. However, thinking only positive thoughts, I’ve heard from so many that the aftermath is about the same. Less even. And for my friend M, she had no symptoms at all. Here’s hoping.

Wishing everyone a sensational Saturday! Hope your day is filled with light and laughter. Ta-ta for now.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 11/6/21

Well hello there my lovelies. Saturday is here again in all its glory. The loveliest of the lovelies Linda G Hill prompts us with the following oldie but a goodie. HERE are the rules and ping back should you decide to play along.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “close eyes and point.” Grab the closest printed material to you when you sit down to write your post, open it up (if it’s a book, flyer, etc.), close your eyes, and point. Whatever your finger lands on, use that as your prompt. Have fun!

Printed material! What is that?!?? Last time this prompt came around, I wrote about snail mail. I think … I can’t link back to it because I don’t remember the date. Finding said post would be a needle in the haystack exercise. Exercise sounds like way too much work, though I’m getting fluffy again. I’m one of those who lost weight during the pandemic with the forced to eat at home = less fast food shenanigans. But as things are re-opening and we are venturing out and I’ve stopped most exercise, up goes the lbs. of my scale whenever I dare to check.

Okay, back to task. Sadly (or not so sadly) these days I’m almost exclusively online. I have tons of virtual material but not much paper (SAVE the trees!!!). Do you think it’d be cheating to use unprinted stuff??? Oh lordy, why oh why do I over analyze. Wait a minute! I have broken my save the trees cardinal rule recently by printing recipes from Sally Baking Addiction TM. That gal Sal, she’s the bomb diggity. I can’t see well on the tiny phone screen and if the recipe is a keeper, I want to go back to it.

Closing eyes and point! Out pops bread, of the good ole yeast variety. Yummy!! Last weekend when I was all alone, seriously just me and my shadow alone, I baked bread as therapy. The treat was a hit. B asked me why I ever stopped baking bread as that was a common occurence back in our early days. Despite how long it takes, baking bread isn’t all that hard. I have no idea why I stopped other than the time commitment. But I can multitask while the dough is rising so I have no excuses. Other than if I don’t wanna, so I’m not gonna. But I wanna again, truly I do.

Punching the dough is stress relief. Bam, bam, bam again. Pow right in the kisser. And no bread hook for me. I knead the old fashioned way like Daddy taught me. Yep that’s right. Not mommy but daddy. He was the weekend chef having learned all he needed to know in the Navy on the USS Copahee, then later working 7 days a week 12 hours a day at Frank’s restaurant in Schulenburg. Today I am teaching Lulu Belle. How fun!

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 10/30/21

Happy Saturday! Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend. Come inside! Come inside! … I recall the piano extravaganza of that which is ELP. Picture it. San Antonio TX circa 1970 something. Little Jilly watching TV in awe. Almost like the video that follows …

Let’s go! On to the main event. #SoCS in da house. The lovely Linda prompts us with Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “boo.” Find a word with the letters “boo” in it or use “boo” as is and base your post on it. Enjoy! To join in the fun and frolic, HERE are your rules and ping back.

Hmmm. Boo! Think, think, and think.

BOOB. Not to be confused with BYOB. There are lots of boobs out there. All kinds too not just the female variety. I’m like 99.9% sure that October is breast cancer awareness month. Ladies remember to get squished. Not only in October but once a year in the month of your choosing.

The first thing that came to mind when I read the prompt is what I will end with. Boo-Berry cereal. A few weeks ago on a random ‘just because’ Friday day off, I went to HEB and saw for the first time in forever, that they had Boo-Berry. I was positive the lil Boo had been discontinued but nope an entire display in all his glory was right in front of me. I almost added the delightful bites to my cart for nostalgia sake but then common sense and good decency appeared. I already had my ghost ding dongs in the cart anyway. One can only take so much sugar.

Alrighty, I am off … to the races … or the couch. For lounging and reading. On this day, 15 years ago, things were unfortunate J-Dub’s: A Series of Unfortunate Events – The Final Installment – Aptly Subtitled Truth is Stranger Than Fiction.  All the graphic photos have since been deleted from my prior post.  Talk about things that make you go Boo!!  Today I won’t let that memory steal my thunder though.  Instead I’m grateful!!

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 10/23/21

Hola a todos mis amigos aka Hello to all my friends. #SoCS is here again. The lovely Linda gives us the following prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “body parts.” Pick a body part and talk about it. Make sure to leave a comment below or put a disclaimer at the top of your post if it’s NSFW! There are people who participate in SoCS and love to support others, but not everyone will want to read about private parts. Have fun!

Well you don’t have to tell me twice. But you may have to tell me three times or more. Eh? What’s that you say? If you’d like to join in with an adult game of Twister, here are the rules and ping back.

I had to look up NSFW. Pretty sure I’ll be okay to continue streaming without any further planning or prepping. If I do deviate too far off the beaten path, I’ll go back to add the disclaimer before publishing. Body parts, think, think, and think.

Yesterday I took a vacation day. You may know this already because I bragged about it. I decided spur of the moment that with my free time, after I got my new frames, I’d get my haircut. Instead of dropping in some random place, I called Rebel Hair Parlor to see if they had any openings. Fortunately for me they did.

I miss my prior hair artist but I’m past the coloring stage. With the Rona lurking about and me working from home, I just haven’t been back. My bubble is about a 10 mile radius

most days. Hell most days, my bubble is walking distance. The last time she colored my hair was May or June of 2019 in prep the NAMIC conference in Kansas City.

Even before COVID, I’d made the decision to stop covering the gray. I was going into the office with a kiss my ass attitude. Think what you will of my wisdom highlights random people in the hallways who really couldn’t care less since Jilly Dub is not the sun. Newsflash, likely no one cared about my hair color and for those stuck up b words or d words who may have felt bad for me since the gray makes me look older, another newsflash, I AM older!! Old age is a gift denied to many. Thankfully I’m still kicking with my legs and a fair amount of gusto most days.

Alrighty so here I’m using hair as my body part though my mane probably isn’t truly a body part. However my luscious locks grow from my head which is most definitely a body part. I also mentioned legs, another body part. But still hair was my primary aim. If I cannot use hair, did I mention I picked out new frames yesterday?

Though I’ve used my vision insurance already this year, I’ve not been happy with the specs I chose. They are uncomfortable and I keep having to twist my neck to odd angles to see clearly (now the rain has gone). And my eyes (definitely body parts) are muy importante. I had a 50% off coupon, hello. Grateful that I found a way to fit new work specific progressives into our budget. Jeepers creepers, where’d you get those peepers? Happy almost Halloween!!!!!!!!

On tap for today, baking pumpkin chocolate chip muffins or cookies, I haven’t quite decided yet. Then I will garden a little bit, rounding out most of my day lounging, reading, and catching up on what’s in my recorded queue. Happy Saturday folks, hope it’s a good one!!!

#SoCS ~ 10/16/21

If I had a hammer 🔨 🎶. I’d hammer 🔨 in the morning. Wait! Stop ✋ the music 🎵. People are here now.

Howdy Folks! We’re back for another round of #SoCS. Today the lovely 🥰 Linda gives us the prompt of if. Specifically start your post with if. Bingo! To play along, HERE are the rules and ping back.

Hmmm. If. Think 🤔, 💭, 🧐. Not a clue 🕵️. If only. How sad 😞 if only speaks of regrets. I’ve had a few like Frank Sinatra. Doing it my way or his way or every which way but loose Tony Danza or BJ and the Bear 🐻. Wait every which way but loose is Clint ‘go ahead and make my day punk’ Eastwood. See where if has led me? To simians.

If I keep going I’m going to wonder if a monkey 🐒 chimpanzee and orangutan 🦧 are relatives. Are they all grape 🍇 apes 🦍 ? Then add gorilla 🦍 to the riddle. Oh my. But to Google or research 🧐 is cheating. Onward I press.

Grape 🍇 Ape 🦧 was intentional. That’s where my stream took me. Saturday morning cartoon in the 70s. The best. Or not. Mediocre? Looking back those cartoons were terrible and we never even knew it. Oh well, one man’s trash 🗑 as they say …

Alrighty. We’re off. Donuts 🍩 of the Halloween 🎃 themed variety are calling our name. Making the most of October. If the rain 🌧 subsides that is. Grateful 😇 for the break in the heat as well. We may just get a fall yet.

As always more to come.

#SoCS ~ 10/9/21

Ready set, go … #SoCS drum roll puhleese. Linda gives us the following prompt: Our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “lid.” Use it in the literal sense, use it in the metaphorical sense, use it any way you’d like. Have fun! To join in the shenanigans, here are the rules and ping back.

Homework. What’s a metaphor again? Similar to a simile? Perhaps I will go with the literal sense. If someone says literally do they really mean figuratively same as someone who says to be honest as preface to something when they are really a liar, liar pants on fire? Close but no cigar. Hmmm.

Alrighty. Lid. Think, think and think … Oh yeah. Lid. I just flipped mine … maybe not because someone flipping her lid is angry right? I’m the opposite of angry though I do get hangry. When I do, Snickers can fix me right up. Or Ghost Ding Dongs with screaming filling. Limited edition too. I bought some of these delectable halloween treats yesterday because when you have a coupon for $5 off if you spend $70, you buy junk food. And wine! Though the vino is a gift.

Oh well, guess I went the metaphorical route after all. I’ve no more thoughts on what to do with lid except to maybe put a lid on this post. Until next time folks. Hope you have a wonderful week.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS ~ 10/2/21

Dan is hosing today since Linda is visiting him, David, and Cheryl at the bar. Party 🎉 time! Excellent! Said in my Wayne and Garth voice over voice. Look 👀 HERE for the rules and ping back. Look 👀 below for the prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “inspire/aspire/expire.” Use them in any form you like. Use one, use two or use them all if you want. If you use two, you get bonus points! If you use all three, Cheryl will put your next drink on David’s tab. Enjoy!

I’ll take a sangria with my evening meal cuz ya know bonus points are about to be scored. 😂

Hi 👋 I’m Jilly and I’m a logophile. I learned that from Melanie a while back. Loves ❤️ me some words. Inspire, aspire, expire. Such excellent examples. All three of them. Even expire which might get a bad rap of the three.

My first thought 💭 was expired like in old milk 🥛 🤢 or worse dying but expire can be good. In the immortal words of Semisonic “every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end”. Expire as come to an end, cease but we never really cease. Get it? Well of course you do!

Still with me after that musical interlude? Let’s keep flowing. Yea buddy!!

Lately I’ve been inspired. I’m turning over a new leaf 🍂 daily. I’m biting my tongue and laughing incessantly… like a loon. I’m wearing my emotions on the outside. Saying what I feel and feeling what I say. Empowered. Yay me! Some may say “uh oh 🙄 she’s manic” but naw. Just the regular type of happy. Finding my groove. Me and Stella. I’ve not given up my snark though but I’ve found a way to channel my behavior appropriately.

I aspire to be better. To let go of what I can’t change and to make a difference where I can. In my own little corner of the world 🌎 I’m doing that. Training up the youngins to take my place. Precursor to my mass exodus aka part of the “Great Resignation” perhaps. This is supposed to be a new phenomenon but I swear it’s not the first time something like this has happened only for different reasons. No doubt the pandemic 😷 has changed us all. If I were still a student, I’d write a paper an A plus on it. And love every moment of the research.

And I am halfway thinking about going back to school. Don’t laugh. Time to finish my JD. And how old will I be in 2 1/2 years from now if I go forward with this plan? The same age I’ll be in 2 1/2 years from now if I don’t. Or I’ll take a shorter path to a Masters in Legal Studies. TomAto 🍅 Tu-mah-toe 🍅.

Boy what a stream! A long and rambling flow of nothing. Time to get going. Lulu and I are walking across the Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge this morning before the rain and while it’s cool. Then back home for lounging and relaxing with a nice sangria. Happy Saturday!!

As always, more to come.