Q of Q — It’s a Matter of Time

It’s been a while since I’ve responded to one of the Queen of Questions, aka The Haunted Wordsmith’s, Q&A posts. But this one is about time, and I’ve got some time on my hands, so why not?

    1. What is something you always put off for as long as you can? Filing my taxes.037BD8AF-4CEB-4D6D-BA92-F168DA645136

    2. Has time sped up or slowed down for you as you have aged? Oh my, how time has sped up!4AD5848A-518C-48DD-8000-C0EAC8F4ACA0

    3. What time period do you think you most belong in? This time period.

    4. What book would have a completely different feel if it was set in a different time period? “Lord of the Rings” set in modern times.

    5. How do you like to waste time? Some (e.g., my wife) might say that the time I spend writing and reading posts is a waste of time.

    6. Have you ever killed time since reading or watching The Phantom Tollbooth? WTF is the Phantom Tollbooth?

    7. You have two hours to yourself…how do you spend it? Blogging.

    8. How often do you think about the Doomsday Clock? Never.02C8AF67-4B51-46E7-B54B-9C97E91F8113.jpeg

    9. Do you think we are nearing the end of times (for those who believe in it)? I don’t believe in the religious notion of End Times, but I have to admit that since the election of Donald Trump, we may be nearing the end of rational times.

    10. Armageddon is upon us…do humans survive? Sure. We’re a hardy bunch.

    11. How will human’s time on Earth be up? The planet will cease to be able to support life due to inaction on climate change. There, I said it.

    12. What is your favorite quote about time? “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

    13. What is one song that makes you time travel? “Cat’s in the Cradle.

    14. Speaking of Time Travelers… The Doctor (Dr. Who), Time Traveller (H.G.Wells, The Time Machine), Phineas Bogg (Voyagers!), or The Traveler (Star Trek: TNG): Who would make the better traveling companion? I only time travel solo.

3TC — Calendar Girl

0833882F-2E0B-4948-AE9F-17B985B4988DBarry took another deep hit off the bong. “Dude,” he said, “this grass is potent.”

“Yeah it is fine shit, isn’t it?” Doug replied.

“What is this?” Barry asked, holding up a page torn out from an old calendar.

“Where’d you find that?” Doug said.

“Underneath the seat cushion. Wow, who’s the babe in the picture? Look at those legs, dude. Nice boobs, too,” Barry said.

Doug ripped it out of Barry’s hand. “It’s just an old pinup girl calendar from the Fifties,” Doug said.

“But who’s Miss November 1950? She’s hot! And why was this one page hidden underneath the seat cushion?” Barry asked.

You asked too many questions,” Doug said. He then took a hit off the bong.

“Come on, dude, who’s the hottie?”

“Well,” Doug said, “My grandmother, my mother’s mother, was a pinup model back in the day.”

“That’s your granny?” Barry exclaimed. “Dude, she’s a GILF!”

“Um, she’s dead,” Doug said. “And if she were still alive, she’d be 93, so you may want to rethink that.

“Whoa, dude!” Barry said, taking another hit. “Hey, wasn’t there once a song about calendar girls?”

“Yeah, it was a song by Neil Sedaka.”

Written for the Three Things Challenge from Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith. The three things are “calendar,” “leg,” and “grass.”

Sadje Wants To Know

9CD797BC-6A3F-44BC-8F74-BB6C5793451FBlogger Sadje, over at Keep It Alive, got nominated for yet another blogging award. This time, the Mystery Blogger Award. She didn’t nominate my blog for the award because she probably knows that mine is an award-free blog. Either that or she hates me.

But she did ask some interesting questions and I thought I’d go ahead and offer my sage answers, even though I was not invited to do so. Once you read my answers you’ll probably know why.

What is the best thing about your blog?

The author.

What is your tag-line and how did you thought of it?

“Random Musings on Life, Society, and Politics.” I thought of it because my blog is comprised of random musings on life, society, and politics. Duh!

How would you encourage new bloggers?

I’d encourage them to write and publish posts.

How do you manage your time in the blogosphere?

Not very well at all.

What is the most embarrassing moment of your life? (funny question)

Read THIS.

Friday Follies — Episode 10: Going Political

Jase, over at Proscenium, has this fun thing he calls Friday Follies where, each week he asks us to post “any kind of sign, flyer, ad, etc. that you may see posted or printed or whatever/wherever, that would, might, or might not, intentionally or unintentionally, be a mistake or could be interpreted the wrong way, misspelled, be a double entendre, or just outright hilarious.”

The great news is that my entry for last Friday’s challenge, which you can see HERE, was awarded the coveted #FriYayFolliePro award, meaning Jase thought it earned the prize for hilarity, or something like that.

Can we make it two in a row? I kinda doubt it, since my entry for this week has a very subtle political overtone. Can you guess what it is?436FDE4C-E7EA-4D17-8DD8-98D0350C82EB.jpeg

Friday Fictioneers — One Left Standing


The cemetery was in a sad state of disrepair. The grounds had fallen victim in recent years to neglect and vandalism. Most of the headstones had been overturned or broken and the once manicured lawns that surrounded the graves were now relegated to weeds, dirt, and litter.

The city had taken steps to try to maintain the place, but nothing, not even bringing in a few goats to eat the weeds, worked.

But the strangest thing about that cemetery was the one headstone that remained upright. No one could explain why that one was preserved when the others were not.

(100 words)

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt: Photo credit: Randy Mazie.