Thursday Inspiration — Feeling Groovy

Back then, in the Sixties, the legality of what I was doing was certainly questionable, but it wasn’t like I was dealing. I was just procuring enough for personal use.

A friend of mine — actually more of an acquaintance — set me up with a guy who supposedly had a sizable stash of Acapulco Gold, the good stuff.

My friend arranged for me to meet up with the guy outside of the county fairgrounds. I went incognito just to make sure no one recognized me. After all, buying pot at the time was still a crime. When I found the guy, I asked for a sample of his ganja. He rolled a big fat doobie right there on the spot, sparked it up, and told me to take a few tokes.

It was strong shit, and he suggested I take a ride on the ferris wheel to let it take hold. I did and it was quite a trip, man. Really far out. I came back to the meeting place and asked him the price for an ounce. We got into a bit of a scrap over the price, so I gave the guy some feedback about my high. I told him it was just okay, even though it was definitely primo weed. But I used that as a negotiating tactic and we finally came to an equitable deal.

Now I’m really feelin’ groovy.

Written for Jim Adams’ Thursday Inspiration prompt, based upon the photo at the top and the word “roll.” Also for these daily prompts: E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (legality), You Daily Word Prompt (acquaintance), Word of the Day Challenge (spark), My Vivid Blog (ferris wheel), The Daily Spur (scrap), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (feedback).

Throwback Thursday — Loved And Lost

Maggie, at From Cave Walls, and Lauren, at LSS Attitude of Gratitude, alternate hosting Throwback Thursday. The idea of the prompt is for them to give us a topic and for us to write a post in which we share our own memories or experiences about the given topic. This week, Maggie wants to know about our first loves and, particularly, about our first heartbreak.

Here are Maggie’s questions.

1. How old were you when you had your first heartbreak?

I was 18 (or maybe 19).

2. Who broke your heart – first names only?

Her name was Wendy. If she’s still alive, her name probably still is Wendy.

3. Do you remember how the breakup happened?

One night we were parked in my car making out and she, seemingly out of the blue, told me she was in love with someone else. I was floored.

4. Did you have a ring or token of your love? Did you return it?

No, there was no ring or any other “token” of our love.

5. Did you think this was true love?

I was a teenager, so how would I know what “true love” was? It was certainly true lust, though.

6. Did you play any sad songs to soothe the pain? If so, do you remember the name of the song?

After she dumped me, “Tracks of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles became my anthem for how I was feeling.

7. If you were an adolescent, were your parents sympathetic or were they of the “it’s only puppy love” school of thought?

I don’t think my parents expressed an opinion on my lost love one way or the other. Maybe they thought it was just typical case of teenage angst.

8. How long did it take you to get over it all?

Believe it or not, it still haunts me a little.

9. Do you remember this person fondly or is it someone you prefer to forget?

I remember her fondly, even though she broke my heart. Besides, I always thought that she was a little out of my league, anyway.

10. After all was said and done, was it for the best or did you remain longing for a love lost?

I’d say that it was ultimately for the best. After all, a handful of years after Wendy dumped me, I met my soulmate, Mrs. Fandango.

Traveling Man

If only there were a device

That enabled time travel

Not some poorly made crackerbox

But like H. G. Wells’ Time Machine

Or Doctor Who’s TARDIS

Or Mr. Peabody’s Wayback machine

Or Doc Brown’s flux capacitor

That could offer me safe transit

From now back to the past

And forward into the future

And back to the present again

No limitations

Nothing circumscribed

I’d be in my element

I’d be healthy, wealthy, and wise

The profile of an admirable man

Written for these daily prompts from yesterday: Ragtag Daily Prompt (time travel), My Vivid Blog (crackerbox), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (transit), Your Daily Word Prompt (circumscribe), E.M.’ random Word Prompt (element), The Daily Spur (healthy), profile

FOWC with Fandango — Feedback


It’s September 15, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “feedback.”

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. Show them some love.