Linda is here with our final Daily Prompt of 2022. Today is January 31st, so this is the 31st prompt for Just Jot it January 2022, and it’s brought to us by Susan. Thank you, Susan! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there, if you’re not already.
Our prompt for JusJoJan January 31st, 2022, is “facetious.” Use the word “facetious” any way you’d like. Enjoy!
Playfully jocular; humorous.
Given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular.
Characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter.
I used to wear a bonnet a cap upon my head now I wear a toga round my body instead I think I look more sexy My cheeks are flaming bright but being more facetious was my major New Years plight. The folks all look around me like they don’t know what to do Funny how a piece of cloth can change the look of you.
Trevor walked through the park. He knew many of the guests would cringe once they saw what he was holding but he did this to show people that not all snakes are dangerous or gross. He could understand the fear, since fear of the unknown typically overrules. Snakes aren’t something people see everyday or are around. If you see a snake it is usually because you are out gardening or hiking and that is not what you are anticipating. Trevor knew all this and tried to teach the public that snakes were nothing to be afraid of.
As he walked, Trevor could hear the children squealing and the parents gasping as he held the snakes head to everyone to see. What they didn’t know was that Betsy, the python, was a people watcher herself and loved to see all the people ducking and jumping when they saw her. Betsy loved Trevor and was so happy to have him to walk her safely through the zoo without being squished by pedestrians or worse, zoo buggies full of food for the other animals. She couldn’t imagine her body bouncing back after being totally flattened. Because of Trevor, Betsy could be at ease and do her people watching silently.
“The first thing you need to decide when you build your blog is what you want to accomplish with it, and what it can do if successful.”
Many of the people who have been reading my blog since I started two years ago know that when I started my blog my sister had told me that “no one wanted to hear me cry about my dead husband”. That wasn’t why I wanted to start a blog. I think I just wanted the social interaction without the face to face stuff. I think I needed a place to talk to people about what I was going through without actually finding people and meeting up with them. Once I started blogging I realized it was so much more than what I thought.
Now, once in a while I do an update of myself, which I call From my desk, but not that often unless I have something I feel I need to speak about.
I love the challenges and all the writing. I guess all blogs are different and I was lucky to find one that is full of writers and other creative people. That is why I have stayed here. I think that is partly what a blog is supposed to do, help form some sort of community. The people I have blogging relationships with have things in common with me and I enjoy meeting up with these people on a pretty daily basis. I hope that someday, when traveling is safe and more affordable, I might be able to visit some of the people I have met.
So…in response to the quote: I don’t think it is completely necessary as long as you don’t have specific expectations. If you set expectations then you will probably be discouraged because I think the blogging community find each one of us, not vice versa.
Welcome back to another Sunday Poser. Sadje is our host of this thought provoking challenge.
What are your views about the advertisements constantly shown on tv or splashed across the websites we visit, including Facebook, etc?
I must say that I am a marketers dream come true. Although I know that half the stuff I see is only half true I fall for so much of it. The one thing I do though is check pricing on things I might buy. By the time I am done checking various sites for different prices I realize that it is a waste of money and move on by. I also like the “As Seen on TV” stuff, which usually turns out to be crap. A few things have been awesome like The Original Vidalia Chop Wizard. Seriously, this is one of the best kitchen gadgets I have ever had and I used to sell Pampered Chef!
Your final three words for January are: X-RAY YACHT ZIP
A Storm is Coming
Riding in my yacht water all around I feel the winds are blowing I hear their rushing sound I walk up to the captain with parka zipped up tight to ask him whats the weather on the up and coming night He tells me “wait a minute” he has to check the deck the sonar and the compass are his shiplike x-ray check He says a storm is coming and to hurry down below I kiss his cheek and thank him with a wink before I go.
Maybe because it reminds me of being a kid, maybe its because I love Snoopy….I used to have a Snoopy stuffed animal and multiple outfits to change his clothes. I also had a Viewmaster and Snoopy reels for it.
Welcome back to the next Sunday Ramble. For those that are just joining us, the Sunday Ramble Prompt will be based upon a certain topic.
This week’s topic is “Music“.
Here are the questions:
What is your favorite genre of music? I don’t know if I have a specific favorite because it depends on my mood and on what I am doing. I love Disco…I love country, like Hank Williams Jr….I love dance music, like techno dance, but sort of in my younger brain that still wants to go dance at a club.
What is your least favorite genre of music? I don’t know if this is a genre but I can’t stand HonkyTonk or Irish Jig sounding music, maybe Celtic…
What movie has a very memorable soundtrack? I have to agree with Fandango – Dirty Dancing. I also never saw it but I always loved the soundtrack to The Big Chill.
Books to me are golden like honey from the bees like sap slowly leaking from trunks of maple trees. The words are sweet as sugar satiating my mind’s needs a hunger for the language leaving my head with a seed No broken lines are taken as a sign of things to come for words are always with me silky sounds in my ears hum the black upon the pages wind round and round each line a dust around a knick knack Each speck is solely mine. My family knows I’m feeling that books are here for good a truckload of the bindings I’ve read as many as I could.
Looking at this mountain what do you see? A bear strolling? A wolf watching? Is this Dali’s way for me… As my thought patterns are launching
A deeper look into this mountainous panorama A turtle feeds from the rocks as an eagle leaves a smile While atop this mount, for the wolf, is unfolding drama When we look at this mountainous peak for awhile
We then see with pure imagination No false pretenses or questionably sights Just untold beauty with exuberant elation Drawing you into deeper depths and higher heights
You can see beauty through the eyes of God Snow peaks, crevices, a breathless view Where the bear and the wolf do trod With a panda that’s smiling back at you!