#SoCS for 9/22/18 ~ Flower/Flour

April showers bring May FLOWERS only it is not April, it is September.  Wonder if we will have October FLOWERS?  Hmmm, maybe? But probably not because the weather will be too cool.  I am no botanist but I think flowers need warmth and sun.  Of course tell that to my schlumbergera which needs the cold to bloom.

Off and on for about the last three weeks we’ve had rain.  To a point where it’s sort of depressing.  I caught the weather forecast earlier this week and this September is the 2nd wettest in history for our neck of the woods.  If this keeps up we will break records. “They” whoever “they” are (farmer’s almanac people) say this winter will be one for the record books too.  Buckle up buttercups you pretty little pink flowers.

Wow!  All that poured out before I even said GOOD MOOOOORNING bloglandia.  Happy Saturday to you and yours.  We are here for #SoCS and Linda G Hill our hostess with the mostest says this: Our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flower/flour.” Use one, use both, it’s totally up to you. Enjoy!

Well I have already used flower.  And for flour all I can think of the CAKE.  And I have not even had my breakfast yet.  No cake before breakfast or maybe EAT CAKE for breakfast.

Fuck the rules.  Eat what you want to and grow as big as a fucking house.  See how my new healthy regime is working.  Not.

Sorry for the F bomb.  I better sign off now before I digress further.  I am hangry.  I shall eat a Snickers.

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#SoCS for 9/15/18 ~ Post

Good morning bloglandia!  I hope this POST finds you in good spirits.  The lovely Linda has given us the following prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “post.” Use it as a word, or find a word that uses it as a prefix. Have fun!

Hmmm.

Think, think, and think.

Post or post prefix can go oh so many ways.

To the left, take it back now y’all

One hop this time, right foot let’s stomp

Left foot let’s stomp, cha cha real smooth

Cha-cha Slide!!!  Doh! Ear worm was so last week.  Snap out of it Jilly.

POST is the prompt today.

Hurry up, you’ve got places to go and people to see.

Plus the timer is already, tick, tick, ticking.

P-oetry and prose, written by virtual pen to virtual paper

O-riginal, magnum opus of the literary kind

S-oulful symphony of words 

T-hreading through space and time

I think that qualifies as acrostic.  But even if not, buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer!

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#SoCS for 9/8/18 ~ Earworm

Woo Hoo! Happy Saturday one and all. Time once again for #SoCS. My favorite day of the week.  The start of #Free48!!

We’ve had a bit of a rainy spell in my neck of the woods.  Wonder where the expression “neck of the woods” comes from?  I do.  But I will save research for later.  No Mr. Google interrupting me.  Today is minimal planning, seat of my pants that I am not wearing.

Doh!  Now you can’t un-see that image of me neekid.  But wait! I am dressed after all just not in American Pants.   You know as opposed the UK Pants which really means underwear.

Man today I am really streaming already outta the gate.  Round and round and round she goes, where she stops nobody knows!  But nope ROUND was so last week.

Back on track Jilly Dub.  Get a hold of yourself.  Lol.

Okay, so we needed this nice soaking rain.  Perfect weather for earworms.

Hey earworms are round.  Not circular round but long and round.  Is it possible to be long AND round?  Yep! cylindrical is a shape or tube-like is a shape too.

Ha! And as luck would have it, this is what Linda gives us for a prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “earworm.” Talk about your latest earworm, or one that habitually haunts you. Enjoy!

I mentioned that B and I are late to the Netflix party.  We are catching up on Orange is the New Black just finished episode two of season five.  We are not exactly bingeing but we watch one or two shows a couple of times a week.  I always sing along out loud and off key while chair dancing to the intro theme song: You’ve Got Time by Regina Spektor.  Here you go and you’re welcome. 🙂

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Sometimes I even wake up with this song on a loop in my brain.  Ugh! but not.

And you’ve got tiiiiiiime!

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#SoCS for 9/1/18 ~ Round

Happy Saturday Bloglandia!!  Time once again for #SOCS.  Our lovely host Linda has given us the following:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “round.” Use it as a word by itself or find a word that contains it. Bonus points if you start and/or finish your post with it. Have fun!

For the record, the above is introduction and my post starts with:

ROUND.  Score!!! Bonus points baby cakes.

Now what?  Do I quit in triumph or continue on?  What’s a girl to do?

Think, think, and think!

#SoCS is ….

where our creative juices flow like a stream

to great heights like one has never seen

Poetry in motion no? Uh yes!

Jilly McGillicutty is off to the races.

Round and round and round she goes where she stops nobody knows.

But it’s around not round right?

Who cares?

You can use a word that contains round.

Either will do.

But which one is correcto-mundo?

Go on look it up.  It is not breaking the rules to quickly peek.  This is minimal planning.  You know you always seat of the pants this stuff.  Your memory is on to something. Scratch the itch.  Go on – Google it.  Ah ha! Well what have we here?

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Ah, that’s the stuff.  Round and Round by the Edgar Winter Group.  And now you’ve got an ear worm.  The 70s man!  I tell ya!  Edgar Winter Group = Frankenstein!  And blink and it will be Halloween.  Get it Halloween = Frankenstein.  Well sort of.

And with that, beep, beep, beep! Time to call it.  If you’d like to join this merry band of prompt respondents or read their works extraordianire, blog hop here to the Rules and Ping Back.

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#SoCS for 8/25/18 ~ Notice

Yay!  The new badge is here.  And for some reason I picture Steve Martin in this clip:

Without further ado, on to the task at hand.  Here is our prompt of the day per the fantastic Linda.  Our hostess with the most.

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

Well unfortunately notice is a sensitive topic for us right now.  B got notice that the company he works for was sold.  He was surprisingly calm while I was worried and planning the garage sale already.  You know.  Sell the house, get rid of all our worldly possessions, and move under a bridge.  But alas, I jest.  Partially.  Because we just bought land y’all.  His entire salary goes to that.  The note is for 15 years.  We’ve only made six payments.  I guess I will look at it this way, only 14 and 1/2 more years to go :).  Lots can happen in short term.  Really.  Things can change again in the blink of an eye.  I am going to hang my hat on that for a while.

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#SoCS for 8/18/18 ~ -ic or -ical

Happy last Saturday with the kidlet before she returns to school.  This time I won’t cry.  Each year her leaving me gets easier.  Hard to believe a full year has passed.  Seems like ages really.  Time that fickle B word.  As you recall Lulu came home from school and almost immediately had surgery.  Memorial Day weekend 2017 to be exact.  After a summer of convalescing, it was time to go back but that bastard Harvey was storming all over the place.  Corpus Christi was mainly spared but still a delayed start to the school year just the same.  This year we are back on track.

Also happy last Saturday to use this badge:

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Was a good run while it lasted but all good things must come to an end.  Really now?  Must they?  I am asking for a friend.  Hehe.  I am asking unrelated to the badge retirement.  In general I want to know why must all good things come to an end?

Or is it good things come to those who wait?  Hmmm.  Maybe I am mixing up expressions. Or am I delaying the inevitable?  Why? you ask.  Well see what Linda did here.  This is the prompt she gave us:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-ic or -ical.” Find a word that uses the suffix “-ic” or “-ical.” Bonus points if you use both. Have fun!

What the what do I do now?  That’s hard y’all.  My head hurts.

Think, think, and think.

for -ic all I got is sic.  I write after all and should know what sic means.  I don’t.  Never did.  I Googled it.  Still don’t.  Still never did. Ha!  Okay so sic is used after a word to designate use verbatim or as is even if incorrect. Booyah (sic)

for -ical all I got is MUSICAL!  The BEST -ical of them all.  Broadway baby!  Time to go back.  Of course I have little Broadway aka E. Houston Street home of the Majestic.  This year I purchased season tickets which include Hamilton!  Don’t be jealous.  Okay be a little jealous.  It’s okay.

And with that, beep, beep, beep went my timer.  And we’re off to wherever the wind blows us even if that is just to the living room set up for at home spa day :).

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#SoCS for 8/11/18 ~ Bodily Functions

GM everyone!!! Happy tax free Saturday in Texas to y’all.  It is time once again for #SoCS. My favorite day of the week!  Here’s what we got to work with:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “bodily function.” Decide on one or write about a whole bunch of bodily functions. Bonus inspiration: here’s a website. Enjoy!

Well alrigthy then.  This could get messy or … this could get interesting.

Resist the urge, resist the urge, resist the urge.

Don’t do that! “They” whoever “they” are say you should never resist the urge.

For what? Or what?

Oh good gracious.  Never mind.  Did you see the link Linda gave us?  Why don’t you look there for inspiration.  It is BONUS and you LOVE bonus!!

Hold on folks! We temporarily interrupt this regularly scheduled flow to check-out the website.

And we are back!

Wow!  Did you see  all the tion, a-tion words?  BIG words that are hard to pronounce but are interesting for sure.

Yep I called it!  This post is interesting.

Not yet silly.  You have not even shared anything.  The people have learned nothing from you.

Well how about I save my over-sharing for my other posts and right now I just make a lame attempt at bodily function poetry?

Sounds good but keep it clean.

Ahem. Tussis, tussis or cough, cough. (bodily functions warm up)

CACHINNATION

and the world experiences  CACHINNATION with you

LACHRYMATION

and you experience LACHRYMATION alone

I am a poet who didn’t know it.  Get it?

I do! and you are also a physic!

I am?

Well these past few weeks you have been.  Your roller coaster of emotions has produced buckets of psychic tears.  As citing the article by Paul Anthony Jones:

psychic tears, are those produced as a response to a mental or emotional stimulus.

Yep that was me.  And I even had a case of the SINGULTUS.  But I am better now.  Besides CACHINNATION is much more my thang.  The only thing wrong with me right now is that I am hungry.

Indubitably! I heard your BORBORYGMI.  So let’s go masticate our way through breakfast.

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#SoCS for 8/4/18 ~ Call

Woo hoo! Time once again to let my freak flag fly!  Oh my!  I can hear you gasping. Freak is completely un-PC.  And just Wednesday I called myself crazy.  But the good kind of crazy.  Webster’s 2nd definition which is extremely enthusiastic!! 

Now wait a darn minute.  Freak is not a bad word.  In the case of freak, I cite Webster’s 3rd definition.

3. a person who is obsessed with or unusually enthusiastic about a specified interest

Synonyms include enthusiast or devotee.  Those are good words.  And wait another darn minute.  How did words become good or bad?

I am so derailed.  Back to our purpose #SoCS.  The wonderful all knowing Linda says:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “call.” Use the word “call” or any word that contains those letters in that order. Have fun!

Call?

Hmmm.

Think, think, and think.

And all I got is Call Me Maybe.

Doh!

Get out of my head.  Out damn thought.  Music/lyrics usually heal me but this Call Me Maybe song … uh no.  And no offense to any Carly Rae fans.  To each his/her own.

Think, think, and think.  Call?

Communication method 

A connection by voice

Losing popularity 

Lost art of conversation

Deep man.  But true.  No one calls each other any more. I tell ya, TEXT will be looked back on as the bane of our existence.  The Queen, Drama has spoken.  Can you hear me now?  A cell phone commercial tag line that made the circuit.  Lol!

I have no idea where my flow is going but I am in a reminiscing mood.  I looked through my Class of ’83 memories book last night.  For some weird (here we go again PC police) reason I have a graffiti page where I wrote a bunch of sayings of the day.  Along with the ever famous “You ain’t got no friends cuz your momma dresses you funny”

we had “Crusin’ the boat” and “Alice in Porno Land” which had to be a nod to our Senior play that I wrote about here..

and “I didn’t tell ya?” to which if you were smart you’d reply “I didn’t effin ask ” before the person who asked “I didn’t tell you?” replied to your what? with “nunya” as in none of your effin business.

Burn – oh wait that’s the 70s, this was the 80s.

Any Who, among the graffiti I found “She’s to lazy to talk”  referring to a friend who never called any of us.  Even back then we had people who for whatever reason did not like to make phone calls.  I was not one of them.

I would get on my rotary dial phone and walk down the hallway to my bedroom for some privacy.  We had the extra long cord but it barely reached.  I’d be sitting right up against my door. Yakty Yak.  And we could talk for hours!  Until my dad would pick up the other line and say it IS time to hang up!  Memba my friend, you know who you are!!!

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#SoCS for 7/28/18 ~ T, Tea, or Tee

Woo Hoo! Time once again to let our hair down, kick off our shoes, and dance.

Wait! You sure that’s what we’re doing here?  At the b’crack of dawn on this gonna be hotter than hell Saturday at the end of July no less. Well, if you consider writing #SoCS style as dancing without shoes and hair flowing free then yep, that’s what we’re doing.

What a wonderful way to cap off my week.  Cheers to #Free48 aka weekend aka anyplace but work (I stole borrowed #Free48 from Cheryl, hoping she does not mind)  Flattery will get me everywhere I hope.  My work week was hellacious BUT and it is a big BUTT (and I cannot lie you other brothers can’t deny) emotionally I was so much better than the week before.

Why? Because I got my sH!t together.  Finally!  And I am sure I will slip back into old patterns but for now better is better.  Am I right?

Any Who, without further ado (see what I did there, rhyming poet who didn’t know it) … here is what Linda tell us:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “T, tea, tee.” Theme your post around “tea” or “tee,” or find a word that starts with “T” and talk about that. Bonus points if you manage to incorporate all three. Enjoy!

I am going for the bonus baby. Just watch me!

Tea as in sweet Texas tea is an essential in this heat.  After an extended cooler than typical Spring, Summer is showing no mercy with multiple days over 100 degrees F.  No idea the temp in C and not gonna Google it.  Maybe one of my friends to the North will do the conversion for me?

Also no tee time for me because a) it is hot outside and b) I cannot even play mini-golf so why would I try big boy/girl golf.  And golf, well that freaking amazes me!  Itty Bitty ball.  Whack! with a club aiming for some hole way down the course.   And with my poor eyesight and un-coordinated self, fuhgeddaboudit.  How people can play golf well is simply beyond me.  Talent I tell you! Exceptional talent!  And as for a word that starts with T, welp this post is riddled with them.  Some of the faves include time, Texas, and the aforementioned talent.

Geez Louise girlie, aforementioned. La-De-Da-De.  You’re a maniac, maniac that’s for sure and you’re dancing like …

Cha Ching!  Jilly Dub ends on a triple (another T word) bonus score!

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