Virtual Reality

“I’m really excited about getting my new virtual reality Dream World game for my VR headset,” Danny said.

“I heard that game is disappointing,” Eric said.

“Your ignorance about virtual reality games is remarkable,” Danny said. “This is version 2.0 and a lot of the petty annoyances in the previous version have been fixed.”

“So you think this so-called revised version will be significantly better?”

“Yes, I really do.” Danny said.

“Then, my friend, you should definitely enjoy the game,” Eric said, “because I think you actually do live in a VR dream world.”

Written for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (excited), Ragtag Daily Prompt (dream world), Word of the Day Challenge (ignorance), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (petty), and The Daily Spur (revise).

Thursday Inspiration — Head Games

For this week’s Thursday Inspiration, Jim Adams focused on the word “head,” and he used the song “Walk Away,” by Joe Walsh when he was with the James Gang.

Jim pointed out that Walsh’s song is about the end of his relationship with his first wife. This made me think of another song that deals with a tumultuous relationship where the guy has had it with his woman’s head games. The couple clearly isn’t communicating, and the psychological manipulations are taking their toll. That song is “Head Games” from Foreigner.

“Head Games” was the title-cut and second single taken from Foreigner’s third album release. It was written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, and was released in the U.S. in November 1979. It reached number 14 on the Billboard hot 100.

In the song, the guy complains to his girl that “no time ever seems right to talk about the reasons why you and I fight.” Then he declares that “it’s high time to draw the line, to put an end to this game, before it’s too late.” He emphatically tells her that he can’t take it anymore and doesn’t want to continue playing her head games.

Throwback Thursday — Slang

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, Lauren wants to know about the popular slang of our formative years.

Here are Lauren’s questions.

1. What were the words you would have used to describe something cool or popular?

Cool, groovy, far out, bad, outta site, a gas, boss, unreal, cherry

2. How about those things that were uncool?

Uncool, bummer, downer, a drag, heavy

3. What were the hairstyles of the day?

For guys, crewcuts, flattops, Princeton (hair on the top front of the head is long enough to style with a side part, while the crown of the head is cut short), and the DA (for “duck’s ass” as shown below).

For girls, all I can think of was the beehive and the pixie.

4. Did they have a name everyone used to reference them?

Names above.

5. What were the styles of the time?

I was never one who kept up with the styles of the day, but when I was going through my hippie days, I wore bellbottom jeans, flowered shirts, tie dyed tees, big belts, Chuck Taylor All-Stars (sneakers), wide ties, sandals, polyester leisure suits.

6. What word would you have used to describe something distasteful?

See response to #2.

7. What about peers you were not fond of or were not part of your tribe?

Geek, nerd, fink, panty waste, skuzzball, square, pig

8. Any phrases you remember that were used (or overused)?

Up your nose with a rubber hose, lay it on me, sock it to me, right on, keep on truckin’, gimme some, don’t Bogart that joint, peace out

FOWC with Fandango — Petty


It’s September 22, 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 “petty.”

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.