MLMM Photo Challenge — Head in the Clouds

“I’ve chosen a cloud motif for this photo session,” Edgar said. “You’re always walking around like you’re head’s in the clouds, anyway.”

“What are you talking about, Edgar,” Vicki asked. “I don’t have a particular affinity toward clouds. They’re just water vapor. I have to tell you, I’m not thrilled with your chosen theme.”

“That’s surprising,” Edgar said, “I thought you’d gobble up that idea like turkey on Thanksgiving. My plan is to put a blindfold around your eyes over fluffy, white cotton so it looks like you’ve got clouds on and all around your head.”

“Why are you so doughty about this cloud and blindfold shtick?” Vicki said. “I don’t like it at all.”

“Well, here’s some food for thought if you don’t like the cloud motif,” Edgar said. “How about you pose in the nude for me.”

Vicki laughed. “Now whose head is in the clouds wearing a blindfold?”

Written for the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge. Photo credit : Hunter Tober on

Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (motif), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (vapor), The Daily Spur (thrilled), Word of the Day Challenge (gobble), Your Daily Word Prompt (doughty), and MMA Storytime (food).

Truthful Tuesday — Love and Work

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank shares with us that old adage, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

Then he asks us us:

Do you now or have you ever been employed doing what you love?

Love is a strong word. I’ve had jobs that I really enjoyed, that I liked, and that I was good at. But did I ever had a job that I “loved”? Probably not.

Do you agree with this saying or is it a bunch of poppycock, and why?

I have a different old saying (or maybe it’s not an old saying but something I just made up). Anyway, it’s this:

You shouldn’t live to work, you should work to live.

In other words, your job should be a means to an end. It should enable and facilitate living a comfortable, fulfilling, and rewarding life. And if you like and enjoy your job, that’s a bonus. But your job should not be the most important thing in your life.

Finally, take it from someone who, at times, allowed what he did to define who he was and then retired four years ago — if your job defines who you are, you’re going to be lost once you no longer have your job.

FOWC with Fandango — Vapor

FOWCWelcome to November 24, 2020 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 “vapor.”

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. Please 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.