Stream of Consciousness Saturday 14 September-2019

Linda G Hill is the host of Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

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!

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What is blue that I can see in front of me?

My flip flops are blue with red straps.

There is a blue stapler on the table in front of me.

And my favorite, a candle holder that I got from Istanbul. It is Very ornate with beautiful pattern made out of pieces of glass embedded in the main structure.

When I put in little tea candle in it, it throws out beautiful patterns. And this is my choice of blue thing for this week.

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday 14 September 2019

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday September 7 -2019

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!

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I want to write about weight. It is right up my alley. My sort of topic. But if it’s about my weight then I rather not. You see I am at the stage where I have thought about it too much. It’s weighing on my conscience that I haven’t been able to lose it as I should have.

The fact is that the weight of expectation of others really is troublesome. If we are allowed to have our own way without thinking what others expect from us, our lives would be way easier. I am past the age where I want a perfect figure, or any other figure other than my own. But…… and there is always a but, and sometimes there is a butt too. But that’s besides the point. I want to be free from the weight of how I should be following the instructions and expectations of others. I would like to choose my own way, even if I have to eat curds and whey. But it would be my own decision. So I am choosing to give myself a break. I will not weigh myself or think about diets and other related stuff for at least a couple of weeks. Lets see what happens after that!

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday-August 31’19

Here’s your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “couch” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!

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Sitting on the couch he was wrestling with a major problem. His boss had asked a favor of him which he was literally not able to do. He had his own plans that day and he could not help his boss plan the surprise party for an office co-worker the next day. He was thinking how to couch his apologies so as not to offend his boss. After much thought he decided to tell the truth and not try to be overly diplomatic in his refusal. Next day when he came to the office, his colleague told him that he was urgently wanted in the conference room. When he entered the room the first person he saw was his wife and then he discovered all the office staff had gathered there. Everyone shouted surprise!

And it was definitely a pleasant surprise because in addition to it being his birthday, he was also being given a significant promotion and put in charge of a branch office. He sat down on the couch with a wide grin on his face. The party was for him!

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The rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday August 24 2019

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “preposition” Start your post with any preposition. Bonus points if you end with one too. Enjoy!

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Over the top

Definitely too much

The words are aggressive

The tone is full of venom

These public speeches

Ridiculing others became

You don’t like their color

Or the language they speak

Hate mongering and creating divisions

This behavior is not of a leader

It belongs in a juvenile camp

Tell us why shouldn’t we send you over?

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday August 17-2019

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “co-” Find a word that uses “co” as a prefix and use it in your post. Have fun!

To make your post more visible, use our pretty SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post is stream of consciousness and/or pin it as a widget to your site to show you’re a participant. Wear it with pride!!

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Co-existing in a peaceful environment with everyone is a dream that seems to be withering away in today’s atmosphere of competition and intolerance. Why are so myopic that we cannot see that this attitude will lead to destruction of the civilized society and result in a war like situation for our children and their children. Spreading hatred and spite, maligning someone else to look better can only be a short term achievement. It’s effects in the long run are extremely dangerous and harmful. Wake up from this coma and look where this is taking us. The apathy is as bad as actively generating anarchy as both will land us all in a place which we would wish never to be.

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday August 17-2019

A Prompt by Linda G Hill

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday August 10-2019

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “where.” Start your post with the word “where” and write whatever comes to you. Bonus points if you end your post with “where” too. Enjoy!

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Where are we headed? That is a question most sane and sensible people are asking themselves and each other these days. All over the world, there are cropping up incidents of violence, intolerance and racism. When something goes wrong, people are quick to pass the blame onto others. Blaming video games and family structure for the gun violence is a classic example. There were days when people in charge had enough moral courage to accept the responsibility and the blame for any decisions that went south. But not anymore. Now everyone else is to be blamed but those who actually are! Isn’t it time that we call them to account for their decisions or lack of them? Isn’t it time that we as people owned up to our collective mistakes in electing these conscience-less people to power? Or are we waiting for this situation to get worse and we end up in situations which resemble our worst nightmares? There are a lot of questions we need to answer. But it needs to start somewhere!

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday August 10-2019

A Prompt by Linda G Hill

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday August 3-2019

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

We are paying an astronomical price

In terms of disturbed peace of mind

To keep blogging and writing

When our content, all that we post

Is being stolen by a piracy site

Why bother paying for a service

Which cannot be bothered to defend

Our right to our own writing

It is causing havoc in our minds

What to do about this infernal site?

( Sorry to bring my troubles to this post but it is on the mind of, I think all those whose work is being used without their permission. I hope we can get to a solution soon)

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday July 27-2019

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “clean/dirty.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Enjoy!

 

 

How clean is your house?

Your closet?

Are you obsessed with cleanliness?

I like things to be clean but there are times when I can take things to extremes.

Its not that I have any specific objections to dirt but there is an OCD complex going on that makes me get obsessive about cleaning my house and thing. And when started, this process has to be taken to its logical end! But the amazing part is that when I am not cleaning then I don’t see all the things that need to be clean. I can ignore them for days and be just fine with them. but then one day………… I would really look around me and then realize how everything has a layer of dust on it and how sticky the kitchen counters are. then the cleaning demon is let lose on the house. 

I have also discovered the therapeutic effects of cleaning. It calms the mind, vents out the frustrations and give you a good feeling after you have accomplished your task. Basically a win-win situation all around.

 

 

 

 

 

In response to;

Stream of Consciousness Saturday July 27-2019

A Prompt by;Linda G Hill

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday -July 20-2019- Trying to frame

Yesterday while visiting the University Village, we came across this beautiful flower. I took a picture and maybe one day I will get it printed and frame it.

It’s a lily, but I cannot say which verity it is.

When I was younger, we took pictures with a camera, an actual film in it and then would wait for it to be developed. There was excitement awaiting the results as no one could say which pictures would come out good or which ones will be just blurs! And then we would select the best ones from those and get them framed to be hanged on the wall. Forever immortalizing them.

Now we take a million pictures and some of them are saved, or shared on social media and the rest remain somewhere hidden from us, thus we lose a big chunk of them because they are in digital form. Ironically, some of my old pictures have survived because I shared them on Facebook ( which I no longer do )!

Do you still get your pictures framed?

The prompt;

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “frame.” Use it as a noun or a verb or any way you like. Have fun!

In response to;

Stream of Consciousness Saturday July 20-2019

A Prompt by Linda G Hill

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday-July 13-2019- Instructions

How to make an ice cream sundae;

Pick up your car keys and drive to the nearest outlet of Dairy Queen.

Okay, just kidding.

An easy recipe for Keto ice cream:

2 cups heavy cream

2 Tablespoons cocoa powder

3 Tablespoons xylitol ( artificial sweetener )

Mix them in a I pint mason jar. Closing the lid shake the mixture till it doubles in size, about 5 minutes. Put it in the freezer. Take it out and shake it for 2 minutes after 2 hours. It will be ready in 3-4 hours.

You can top it with sugar free chocolate syrup and chopped nuts.

So it is a genuine recipe and not a joke. I repeat it is NOT A JOKE!

Try it. The carb content of this ice cream is very low. You can substitute cocoa powder with half teaspoon of vanilla extract.

The prompt;

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “instructions.” Write instructions for anything you know how to do. As detailed or as rambling as you’d like. Enjoy!

In response to;

Stream of Consciousness Saturday-July 13-2019

A Prompt by Linda G Hill

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