Who Doesn’t Fancy a Weekend Quickie?

Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, and the king of the quickies, wants to know:

When was the last time you wore a woolly hat and is it colored, patterned or plain?

For my birthday about 15 years ago, my wife knitted me a blue wool hat with the logo of my favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. I still wear it on the occasional chilly days or nights we have around here in Northern California.

When was the last time you experienced a wardrobe malfunction – what was it and where were you?

The only wardrobe malfunction I can think of wais when I snagged a thread on a sweater I was wearing while walking and didn’t realize it. By the time I did notice it, the bottom third of my sweater had essentially unraveled. Other than the fact that it was one of my favorite sweaters, it was not a particularly embarrassing wardrobe malfunction.

Why do things become popular with people?

Well, maybe I’m oversimplifying the question, but it seems to me that things that people want, need, or like are the things that become popular with people. Am I missing some deep, hidden meaning to the question?

On a scale of 01 – 10 how angry are you right now for no other reason apart from you just are?

I’m pretty fucking angry at the GOP members of Congress who are, at best, ignoring or remaining silent on what Donald Trump has wrought and the MAGA-maniacs he has inspired to acts of violence and insurrection and who, at worst, are aiding and abetting them by giving them their support. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Please list three really funny films that have made you laugh out loud over the years?

Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall,” and a tie between two Marx Brothers movies, “Duck Soup” and “Night at the Opera.”

What are five of the biggest mistakes that people make with their lives in your opinion?

In no particular order:

  • Trying (or pretending) to be someone they are not
  • Valuing money over love
  • Being insincere and untrustworthy
  • Being petty
  • Trying to impose their will on others

Weekend Writing Prompt — Beguile

You’re not a physical beauty
Not someone who turns heads
Or who generates cat calls or wolf whistles
In fact, you’re more of a plain Jane


You’ve got a depth to your soul
A sharp, intelligent mind
A quick wit
And you beguile me

Which is why I love you

(51 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is beguile.

SoCS — looking Back

I suppose, in the end, looking back at it, it wasn’t all bad. Oh sure, it was pretty contentious at times. Most of the time, actually.

We fought a lot. And when we fought, we really fought. I mean knock down, drag out fights. Not physically, of course. We never hit or kicked or bit one another. Yeah, I do remember putting my fist through the wall that one time. And then there was the night you threw your wine glass at me. Fortunately I ducked just in time.

But the mind games we played were emotionally bruising. You said I was gaslighting you. I said you had me walking on eggshells. We threw verbal jabs at each other, each like the sting of a bee. And the resentment we each felt toward one another settled upon us like a thick fog that cast a pall over most of our marriage.

Face it, we are both very passionate people and it was our passion for life that brought us together, our passion for love that kept us together, and our passion in bed that had us soaring. For a while, anyway.

So that’s why I say it wasn’t all bad. At least in the beginning.

This post was written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. Linda has commanded us to write about the beginning of something and the end of something. Bonus points if our first sentence contains “the end” and our last sentence contains “the beginning.”

FOWC with Fandango — Deteriorate

FOWCWelcome to January 30, 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 “deteriorate.”

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.