Totally Awesome

67FCC56F-9B27-4A6B-A833-9A5E860E2E1F“That burger was totally awesome,” Danny said.

“That’s it,” his father said. “I’m drawing a line in the sand this time. You have to stop using that word all the time.”

“What word, Dad?” Danny asked.

“As your father it’s my job to dispel your apparent misunderstanding of what the word ‘awesome’ means and when to use it. When something is awesome, son, it’s extremely impressive or daunting. It inspires great admiration, apprehension, or fear. Did that burger do any such thing for you?”

“It was really a good burger, Dad. I mean maybe one of the best I ever had,” Danny said.

“I’m sure, Danny, that it was good,” Danny’s father said. “At fourteen bucks, it should have been great. But were you awestruck by it? Were you amazed by it? Did it astonish you? Did it fill you with wonderment?”

“Oh jeez, Dad,” Danny said, rolling his eyes. “Why don’t you just get a rope, find a tree, and hang me?”

Danny’s father shook his head. “The Grand Canyon is awesome, Danny. Looking at the night sky and seeing shooting stars is awesome. Taking a hot air balloon ride is awesome. A freaking burger is not awesome.”

“Whatever, Dad.”

“At any rate, son,” he said, “now let’s talk about your use of the word ‘totally.’”

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (awesome), Ragtag Daily Prompt (line), Your Daily Word Prompt (dispel), Word of the Day Challenge (rope), and The Daily Spur (rate).

Question Fun — It’s About Time

32EC6BD6-FE46-426B-96A2-6D0363DD30F8Another series of Rory’s Fun Questions. This time they’re all about time. But for some reason, Rory wants us to link to this post. And mine is not to question why, mine is to answer his questions about time.

How often do you actually deep think of time as a concept?


When was the last time that you sat down and tried to visualise the future of the planet by 50 years? [Where are we going to be in the year 2069? Explain your thoughts]

I think about and fear for the future of our planet every time I hear someone say that climate change is a hoax. I don’t know where we are going to be in 2069, but I do know where I will be: long gone.

What time is it right now as in the time you are answering this question and where abouts are you in the world?

9:50 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday night in San Francisco, California. But I probably won’t post this until maybe 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Tell me about a time when you stepped out of your comfort zone?

The last time — and, in fact, every time — I attempt to sing karaoke in public.

Last time you had a really good time was?

Last Sunday when my wife and I met our kids and their significant others at noon at a dim sum restaurant in Chinatown.

Quote Time!!! Display two excellent quotes on the subject of horology!


Let the good times roll … please provide me with three song titles that are about the topic of time in your eyes?

  • “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” — Chicago
  • “The Times They Are A-Changin’” — Bob Dylan
  • “Time in a Bottle” — Jim Croce

Having a really good time means what in your world?

In my world, having a really good time means…having a really good time. In what world would it mean anything else? Opposite world?

Time to ….. what?


Which term do you prefer more ?

Lost Time
Wasted Time
Time Spent
Time flies

I like and use them all, depending upon the situation.

What do the following mean? [However DO NOT ANSWER the correct way but answer the incorrect way!]

Ahead of one’s time?
Behind the times?
In the nick of time?
A race against time!
Having the time of your life?
Bide your time?
Bad time for you?
Having time on your hands?
All in good time?
A matter of time?

They are all things I’ve yelled out while having sex.

Can you write a small story on the subject of Time and the Giraffe?

There once was a giraffe who was ahead of his time, even though he was sure that he was behind times. Then, in the nick of time, as he was involved in a race against time, he realized that he was having the time of his life. But then a gazelle warned him that he needed to bide his time before it became a bad time for him. So the giraffe stopped what he was doing, which meant that he had time on his hands (or, technically, his legs). But the giraffe was getting bored, so he asked the gazelle when he could go back to having the time of his life. The gazelle told him, “All in good time.” And that was when the giraffe realized life is just a matter of time.

Twittering Tales — The Palm of My Hand

A94D8A11-14DA-4A39-9922-EFB10EA1588F“Why did you take your books down from your shelves?” she asked.

“I’m donating them to the local library,” he answered.

“You don’t want them anymore?”


“Why not?”

“Because I downloaded them all onto my Kindle and now I have my entire collection in the palm of my hand.”


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Written for this week’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: Portrait of Tracy at

FOWC with Fandango — Awesome

FOWCWelcome to June 4, 2019 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 “awesome.”

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.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

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