What Were You Thinking?

“Your party was an absolute blast, Diane,” Barbara exclaimed. “I can’t believe what a draw it was. There must have been 100 people there.”

“And the entertainment was absolutely brilliant,” added Denise.

“I’m glad my party got your approval, ladies,” Diane said.

“I’m sorry to spoil the mood here,” Sarah said, “but Diane, I must tell you that your conceit shows a total lack of good judgement.”

“What do you mean?” Diane asked.

88DE419A-26D9-4A64-8FBB-2ADE907B654A“You hired two male strippers for your teenage daughter’s birthday party!” Sarah said.

“So?” Diane said. “All the girls loved them.”

Sarah shook her head in disbelief. “Seriously, Diane, what were you thinking?”

Written for the following one-word prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (blast), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (draw), Your Daily Word Prompt (brilliant), Scotts Daily Prompt (approval) Daily Addictions (spoil), and Word of the Day Challenge.

No Regrets

054718A4-C9EA-4C98-A724-18B8FD03DEEDI didn’t watch Donald Trump’s interview on “60 Minutes” last night because, quite frankly, watching Donald Trump nauseates me. But I did read the full transcript of the interview, which, if you’re interested, you can read here.

One of the questions Lesley Stahl asked Trump about was whether or not he had any regrets. She asked, “So you’ve been president for almost two years. Is there anything that you wish you hadn’t said, anything you wish you hadn’t done? Do you have any regrets?”

Who among us doesn’t have some regrets over things we might have said or done over the past two years? But not Donald Trump. Here’s how he answered her question:

“So when I won the presidency, I th– I– I– the press treats me terribly. I thought very strongly that, you know, the one great thing will happen is the press will start treating me great. Lesley, they treat me worse. They got worse instead of better. Very dishonest.”

Stahl then said, “Okay, this– you’re– but you regret?

To which Trump said, “ “I regret that the press treats me so badly. And despite that, my poll numbers are very good, so….”

Stahl then said, “Have you made any mistakes? That’s my question.”

“Everybody makes mistakes.” Trump said. Yet somehow he was unable to fess up to any regrets about anything he has said or done or any mistakes he made.

Share Your World — Kitchens and Conspiracies


It’s Monday and that means another Share Your World prompt from Melanie. Here goes.

What’s the biggest screw up in the kitchen that you were responsible for?

My wife wanted to get new cabinets and appliances for our kitchen. She particularly wanted soft-close drawers. We got estimates and I determined that replacing the cabinets and appliances was way too expensive. So I made the decision to paint the cabinets, install a new backsplash, and buy a new refrigerator, which ended up costing about 30% of what all new cabinets and appliances would have cost us. But now, everytime she sees someone with soft-close cabinet drawers on HGTV shows like “Property Brothers” or “Love It or List It,” she says, under her breath, “soft-close drawers” and gives me a dirty look. So much for “happy wife, happy life.”BFBAEA9E-5C13-4703-B8F2-49E44F284962

What, in your opinion, makes people believe absurd conspiracy theories?

Ignorance, gullibility, and laziness. And Donald Trump and Fox News.

In 40 years what will people be nostalgic for?

The headline in the paper read “We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN.” In 40 years, people will be nostalgic for a planet that can sustain human life.7EE5F3A6-128E-4998-A4C6-74DBB4414F05.jpeg

Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Meat sandwiched inside of bread is a sandwich. A hot dog is meat inside a bun. It’s handheld, it eats and chews like a sandwich, and there are two independent sides. So yes, a hot dog is a sandwich.

What wonderful thing happened to you this week that you’d like to share?

The Red Sox beat the Yankees in the ALDS. That was a wonderful thing. Go Sox!5C2CDC28-0081-4BAA-AAB3-43FE6F822573

FOWC with Fandango — Draw

FOWCWelcome to October 15, 2018 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “draw.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.