Another Weekend Quickie

Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, and the King of Quickies, wants to know:

Are you more of a sarcastic or pleasant personality or alternatively a mixture of the two pending your mood of the day?

It depends upon who I’m with, what I’m doing, and what kind mood I’m in. I can definitely be either sarcastic or pleasant. Or both.

We live in a world of data, knowledge, and information – but do we always have the right sort available at the right time?

Yes, we live in a world where the volume of data and information is almost overwhelming. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always translate into knowledge. In fact, there’s so much bogus data and misinformation being promulgated these days, that real knowledge, at least among the masses, is suffering.

What are three of your favorite ‘go to’ websites [not blogs] for information or relaxation?

For information, my iPhone’s newsfeed (both Apple News and Google News) and Google. For relaxation, MobilityWare Solitaire.

How lucky are you?

On average, probably no luckier or unluckier than anyone else.

What’s the best advice you have ever received from a friend?

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

You have five minutes to pack a bag with the absolute essentials to be away for a long weekend in an unknown location … what do you pack and why?

Assuming I’ll be wearing a shirt, jeans, and shoes, a baseball cap, my Apple Watch, wedding band, and I’ll be carrying my iPhone with me, I’d pack my iPhone charger, toiletries, underwear, socks, one pair of jeans, two casual shirts, a hoody, and sweatpants to sleep in. Yep, that should do it.

Cleaning Up His Act

As the groom stood at the alter watching his bride-to-be marching slowly toward him to the tune of “Here Comes the Bride” he was overwhelmed by a feeling of reverie. He couldn’t wait until they recited their vows and the pastor gave him permission to kiss the bride.

But then a feeling of dread crept into his consciousness as he remembered that he hadn’t cleared the browser history and the cache on his iPhone, leaving open the possibility that his wife might discover all of the pornographic sites he regularly visited and the images and videos he had saved. And if she did find them, it could spark a very rough beginning to their young marriage.

Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (groom), MMA Storytime (overwhelmed), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (reverie), The Daily Spur (permission), Your Daily Word Prompt (cache), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (spark).

SoCS — Jail

For today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, we are asked to “open a book, a newspaper, or whatever is handy and close your eyes and point. Whatever word or picture your finger lands on, make that the basis of your SoCS/JusJoJan post.”

Alrighty then. I reached for the latest edition of The Week magazine, closed my eyes, opened the magazine up to a random page, placed my finger on that page, and then opened my eyes. My finger was on the word “jail.” It was contained in a short article about a Vermont home listed for sale that includes a jail in its basement. Here’s a picture that accompanied the article.Why anyone would want a home with a jail in the basement, I surely don’t know. But the article went on to say that the real estate agent who listed the house was encouraging prospective buyers to dream up new uses for the jail cells. “Bring your own ideas on what this 28’ x 40’ wing could be,” the circular advertising the house said.

Hmm. Maybe I’ll buy the place and offer to lease the basement to the U.S. government, just in case they’re in the market for a venue to house a certain corrupt former President.

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FOWC with Fandango — Reverie

FOWCWelcome to January 23, 2021 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 “reverie.”

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.