#SoCS for 2/16/19~Yawn

Beep, beep, beep goes the alarm.

Wake up!

Stretch to the moon.

… snooze

That’s me most mornings.  Though now that I have a walking regime, I am sleeping better and instead of two to three snoozes, I have one.

Up and atom.  Up and Adam,  Up and at ’em.

Make up you mind.

Express yourself … don’t go for second best baby!  just like Madonna.


I’ve got nothing. I’m stumped 🤔

Only thing that comes to mind is that yawns are contagious. It’s true; I’ve witnessed it.

Oh and someone once said we only yawn when we lack oxygen. I think that’s an old wives tale. Or not.  Mr. Google might say otherwise but I ain’t got time for that.

Oh well.  That for fun.  Streaming.  Now off we go into the wild blue yonder.

If you’re wondering what the above was all about, well Jilly’s nonsense was part of #SoCS.  Thanks to Linda.  Our lovely host with the most.  Ya see she prompted us this fine lovely morning with YAWN … and the first thing that comes to our minds.  Oh my, this will be a good one.

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Happy Saturday y’all.  Make it a good one.

As always more to come.


#SoCS for 2/9/19 ~ ends with ly

Surely you jest!

Don’t call me Surely.  Wait!  You are not going to use that bit Jilly.  Besides it is Shirley not SurelyShirley was so six Saturdays ago.

Say what you will about Schoolhouse Rock but I positively LOVED that show!!  Still do. Never too old for Schoolhouse Rock.

Now it is time for an ear worm alert!!!!

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly get your adverbs here!

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly got some adverbs here!

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This challenge is sponsored creatively every Saturday by our host, Linda G. Hill.  She has very wonderfully provided us with our #SoCS prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ends with -ly.” Start your post with any adverb that ends in “-ly.” Bonus points if you end with an adverb too. Have fun!

Her prompt allows our minds to flow swimmingly and merrily down the stream.  Row, Row, Row your boat gently …

Aaaahhh now that’s the stuff.  Seriously.

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As always, more to come.  Indubitably.

#SoCS for 2/2/19 ~ Affirm

Good morning y’all!  Rise and shine!  Time once again for #SoCS.  Today the lovely Linda via M. Oniker prompts us with affirm. If you weren’t aware, M has a whole site dedicated to #SoCS – just take a look.

Think, think and think …


That’s a positive word right?  But somehow infirm sticks in my head.

Out damn thought I say!

Now just who do I think I am?  Huh?  Lady Jilly that’s who.

I swear … on a bible … up and down … Cross my heart

Silly Jilly.  Just where is this post headed?  Are you just gonna list synonyms for affirm?  Well sure!  Why not?

Well because you had other ideas.  Did your flow switch gears since yesterday?  No more talk of attestation which is the only affirm you know first hand.  Using attestation in your day job. Ugh attestation and the paperwork that goes along with that, no thanks.  Last I checked, I am not at work.  Oh wait!  Where am I?

Did y’all know you can be somewhere else without really being there physically?  In your mind … you can be spirited away.  By thinking about work when you are NOT at work!

Out damn thought I say!

Instead I will make another cup of herbal tea and read the other responses.

Ah, now that’s living the good life!  I pronounce, I profess, I affirm!!!!!!

As always, more to come.

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#JusJoJan and #SoCS for 1/26/19 ~ ad/add/AD (Anno Domini)

Oh domino …

Good morning bloglandia.  We are combining #JusJoJan and #SoCS for the last Saturday of the month.  The lovely Linda prompted us with “ad/add/AD (Anno Domini)”. She says that we get bonus point for using them all.  Done.  Lol!

Okay, listing the prompt words “ad/add/AD (Anno Domini)” is not really “using” them.  Huh?

Real quick …

1- Ad as in advertisement.  As in we are being bugged.  Our cell phones listen to us talk y’all.  My friend was telling us how he was talking about Yeti decals on Etsy.  Before he could look them up, he got an Etsy email and Yeti decals were at the bottom of the email as if his conversation was overheard.  No fooling.  Big Brother is here!!

2- Add as in math.  As in not my thing.  As in moving on.

3- AD (Anno Domini) as Latin.  As in the year of our lord.  I say that all the time y’all.  Not being disrespectful.  It’s an expression often used round these parts. I can’t believe today is January 26, 2019 in the year of our lord.  MMXIX.  2019 AD.  Time is doing that thing again.  Flowing like a stream.  Rolling like a river.  Punking us.  Oh Domino!

I know domini is NOT domino.  But that’s stream for ya folks.  Mind goes where it goes.  When I saw the prompts words, my very first thought was Oh Domino!  Van freaking Morrison.  Happy ear worm.

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Happy Saturday y’all.  I am off to get my new do.  Might post pics later if the mood strikes.  If not, catch you on the flip side.  10/4 good buddy.

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#JusJoJan and #SoCS for 1/19/19 ~ Television 📺

Good morning everybody!  Coming to you live in front of a studio audience, it’s J-Dub’s Adventures in Nonsense.

Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of streaming consciousness.  As we watch Jots from the brain of one Ms. McGillicutty meander down memory lane while looking to the future.  On her show today we will be discussing “television.” We will talk about favorite shows, past, present, or future, and about the apparatus known as TV itself. Enjoyment for folks of all ages.

Ha! I am a television junkie y’all.  I am amazed at how far we’ve come with  the technology.  That alone is fascinating even before we get to the topic of what we watch.  I mean c’mon, who back in the 1950s would have thought people would have TVs all over their homes and not just the one small one with rabbit ears and only 4 channels? Who could have imagined we would watch TV from the palm of our hand while riding a recumbent bike?  I did that y’all … On my tiny iPhone 6 … with a broken arm after walking to school in the snow.

Huh? what? A random thought bubble.

I am back.  TV.  Some say it is rotting our brains and turning us into couch potatoes. I say anything can rot our brains if we let it.  Yes we need to exercise and all that jazz … we need balance.  To me, TV viewing is only a problem if you make it a problem.

Favorite shows past – Saturday morning cartoons, the Brady Bunch and Gilligan’s Island.

Favorite shows present – A Million Little Things, anything reality cooking or reality dancing .   Especially when it involves kids.  Those little bakers and dancers are adorable!!!!

Favorite shows future – hmmm how the heck would I know?  lol 🙂 BUT and it’s a big butt, I sure am excited to see what “they” the collective that is the TV entertainment industry and technology gurus develop.

Come with me folks; “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night” said in my aging stage actress Margo Channing/Bette Davis voice over voice. May have been a movie first but I saw “All About Eve” on the small screen.  Oh and lest we not forget the commercials.

Fin for now.

Oh wait!  Shameless beg for comments, tell me what if anything do you like to watch on TV?

As always, more to come.

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#JusJoJan and #SoCS for 1/12/19 ~ Art

“Saturday in the park I think it was the 4th of July”

Uh no, it is January 2019 in the year of our Lord.  Time once again for #SoCS.  To spice things up #JusJoJan is making an appearance.  Woo Hoo.  Another two-fer on a non Tuesday.

Here is the official prompt provided by the lovely Linda who keeps the wheels rolling no matter what:

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “art.” Talk about something that’s hanging on your wall. Add a picture, if you’d like. If you have no art on your walls, talk about something in a museum. Have fun!

After the incident in October 2006, we didn’t put too art much back up on the walls.  We didn’t have much to begin with because we are very selective.  Ha!  Not really.  B could not care less though he does have a penchant for nature scenes.  And me ??  Well I am indecisive.  If I was going to make the first holes in the walls, I wanted everything to be perfect.

This morning I went around the house snapping pictures and realized Lulu is really the only one who decorates.  She draws and paints her own stuff which is splattered over her walls.  No secret that she went through some really rough times and art helped her through.

When I took pictures today, I noticed one of her early works was missing.  The piece was very dark … absolutely heartbreaking to see and read but necessary just the same.  If you know what I mean.  I tried not to be too snoopy but I looked everywhere and I could not find it.

Now I knew she planned to paint over some stuff during the break.  She likes to do that.  Saves on buying new canvas.  Her memory is a steel trap so remembers paintings that were covered up.  I can’t do that and now I wish I had gone around the house taking pictures sooner.  Maybe for the best and covering up her painting showing such pain could mean things are looking up for her.  The replacement is a bright sun. She left some gray and the black is peeking through the edges.

Without further ado, here is the gallery.

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As always, more to come.


#JusJoJan and #SoCS ~ for 1/5/19

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Ha-lle-lu-jah! Sing it with me! Use the voice the Good Lord gave ya! Another Two-fer!!! Time for #JusJoJan AND #SoCS.  Cheers!!!

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sap/sep/sip/sop/sup.” Use one or all of these words or find a word that contains them, but most of all, have fun! Wondering what to do with “sep”? This is interesting: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=SEP Enjoy!

No need to think, Just Jot!

What a wildly creative prompt!  Thank you Linda!!  I am going with the shorthand cuz ya know I am a shorthand kinda gal. Plus my noggin is not fully woke and finding words containing words well … wha?

Without further ado –

sap – as in I ain’t no sap and sap as in maple tree.  Did ya know there is quite an elaborate process to get maple syrup. They tap real live maple trees!  Natural so has to be healthy amIright? Pretty sure the stuff you can get at the grocery is artificial maple flavor. Too costly to tap trees these days and such.  Or am I just MSU?  You decide … or Google me or Google Drommen is a pervert and find my #SoCS post from 11/2017 😉

sep – as in I just learned something new – s.e.p stands for “somebody’s else’s problem”.  At least not another problem for me.  I am barely keeping it together.

sip – as in Kermit de Frog here. As in somebody else’s problem. Or that’s none of my business.  I was introduced to these memes recently.


I’m just gonna sip some tea.  Jilly gave up coffee … mostly and not a resolution and trying stuff out cuz sick of feeling poorly.  I have become a tea drinker – green tea too to increase those antioxidants.

sop –  as in my world this means Standard Operating Procedures as in SOP as in everything cannot be standardized where’s the innovation in that.  Document to document that we document but I get it best be prepared.  And I am not at work today so moving on.

sup –  Whassup?  okay I did expand the abbreviation.  Can’t you just hear the obnoxious question? If not, see below.

I prefer How ya doin? myself.

Wonder what new commercials for Super Bowl airtime they will come up with this year?

And that’s all she wrote cuz the day is planned and she’s burning daylight ala John Wayne aka the Duke.  Forgive any typos, this is stream after all.

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As always, more to come.


#SoCS for 12/29/18

I’m late!

I’m late!

For a VERY important date.  

Time for #SoCS.  As I open Reader, click manage, and find the site with gold at the end of the rainbow, I see this waiting for moi:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ask someone else.” Either ask someone for a prompt word or, if you can’t, turn on a TV or a radio and choose a word from the first sentence you hear. Enjoy!

So clever!  That Linda G Hill!  Our hostess with the mostest.  Even when life is throwing her curve balls, she takes care of us.  Me likey! But not that expression.  Gross Claire, so gross!!

That prompt is genius – Wile E Coyote Genius!  We’re gonna get a bonanza today folks.  I can hardly wait to see all the offerings.  If you’d like to take a peek or join in yourself, here are the rules and ping back.  But y’all come back now ya hear :).  I’m leaving the light on.

Shut the front door!

Because you weren’t raised in a barn.

Don’t call me late for supper!

And don’t call me Shirley!

As in Airplane! God rest your hilarious soul Leslie Nielsen.

My goodness, this might be a post about nothing as in a show about nothing as in Seinfeld.  Where the heck did ole Jerry go? I hear he’s a philanthropist.  Warms the heart if that’s true.  I won’t re-watch any of the Senfeld episodes for fear magic memories might be broken.  Does that happen to you?

We were just chatting about stuff and somehow the movie Porky’s came up.  I remember seeing the movie with my friend Joseph.  It was rated R and I was not allowed to see rated R movies.  Anyhow, the movie had been out a while.  The theater at the now defunct Windsor Park Mall was almost empty.  Neither of us were 17 but we got in due to the low crowds and all.  Back then I was 15 going on 16 but looked 12.

Anyhow, we laughed our asses off.  Giggles bouncing off the walls, irritating the two or three other patrons.  Hysterical, that one scene, you know it doncha?  Then many years later I watched the movie again and nothing.  Barely broke a smile.   Kinda weird.  Funny strange, not funny haha.

Speaking of strange, we watched the Avengers Infinity Wars this week.  Dr. Strange was back.  Hubba Hubba Benedict Cumberbatch.  Short-hair Thor was no bueno.  I am sure cutting his hair made his super powers dim.

We’ve been on comic books made into movies kick.  Spanning both DC and Marvel universes.  First up, Aquaman at the theater on Christmas Day.  Then Black Panther.  LOVED this movie all over again.  Then Ant Man and the Wasp.  What’s not to love?  And closing with the aforementioned Infinity Wars.  Look at me hoity-toity – aforementioned.  Who do I think I am?  The Queen.  Maybe I can get a part in the next movie.  Lol.  I slay me.

And FIN.

As always, more to come.

#SoCS for 12/22/18 ~ Tin


Bonus points!! Now my life is complete 😂.

Okay, to elaborate … Happy Saturday peeps. Time once again for #SoCs. Linda gave us tin or a word that includes tin as a prompt. Bonus if we begin with that word. Such fun!

If you’d like to have fun too or see the other creative offerings, look here for the rules and ping back http://lindaghill.com/2018/12/21/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-dec-22-18/

Uh oh. Did I lose you? Guess not if you’re reading this.


Hmmm. Think, think, and think 🤔

Tin as in Rin–Tin-Tin. German Shepherds are a very smart breed ❤️. Growing up my neighbors down the street had a German Shepherd named Sargent. She was a very good doggie.

Or tinfoil dinners made while camping in Girl Scouts. Wonderful memories. What a chef I thought I was. Hamburger, potatoes and carrots. Yummy 😋

Or Tinseltown aka LaLa Land aka Hollyweird. Typo intended. Look at me … what a judging B word. I’m weird myself so whadda I care.

We’re trying to pick our Christmas Day movie 🎥 🍿 but pickings are slim. It’s 2013 Anchorman 2 all over again. Doh! Might be time for a new tradition.

And on that note, to honor tradition, we’re off to the Dub girls born in December annual spa day. We’re trying a new place this year. Super excited 😊 to keep this party 🎉 going!!!

#SoCS for 12/15/18 ~ Hairy

Woo Hoo! Time once again to roll with the flow and let my freak flag fly.  Doh! You are mighty giddy Jilly beans. Why yes! Yes I am!  Today my Lulu turns 21!  Wha? Wait! Not possible.  Oh but it is.

Linda says the goose is getting fat and that means Christmas is coming.  Time for another come to Jesus moment.  How is it Christmastime already?  I mean wasn’t it just the 4th of July yesterday? Blink.  Time pulls its’ funny shenanigans. Let’s do the time warp again!!  Without further ado, here is Linda’s the prompt along with the rules and ping back.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hairy.” Use it any way you’d like. Bonus points if you use it to mean more than one thing. Enjoy!

Hmm!!! Think, think and think … Hairy!

Why that’s not very holiday seasonal is it?


Hairy and all you got is you’re hairy because it is almost winter and you have boycotted shaving your legs because well … because you don’t wanna.  TMI.  Why should I have to shave my legs anyway?  Huh?  Bring back the pantyhose.  Hmmm,  never mind.  But tis true, my gams will not see a Bic Lady shaver until Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow.    Maybe even plus 6 weeks after that!

And because I am uber competitive, I will not stop until I find another meaning for hairy.  C’mon noodle, think, think and think.  Oh ya, I got something.  I was in a hairy situation two days ago when this crazy bitch in her big ole pickem up truck almost ran me down.  I had the right of way and was walking through the cross walk going into Wally World.  B says it didn’t matter that I was right because she was bigger than me.  Yep!  I could’ve been a pancake.  Splat just like the video game Frogger.  I am still shaking.  Could’ve been a big hairy mess.

Welp, I am outta stream y’all.  Going out for a day of celebrating into the wee hours cuz Lulu Belle only turns 21 once.  Happy Saturday.  Hope it’s a good one :).

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