TGIF — The World’s All Atwitter About Twitter

Paula Light, at Light Motifs II, has this prompt she calls TGIF. She encourages us to take this opportunity to openly chat or Jabber about anything we want.

Paula mentioned that she has deactivated her Twitter account now that “egomaniac” Elon Musk has taken it over. Good for Paula. I’m not on Twitter, but were I, I would do what Paula did.

And on a related note, this cartoon from Paul Noth at The New Yorker magazine showed up in my email a few minutes ago, so I thought I’d share it with you. Seems relevant.

And on that note, happy TGIF, everyone.

Friday Faithfuls — Foods: Yes and No

Jim Adams, in his Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Friday Faithfuls prompt has asked us to share the weirdest foods that you have ever eaten, or some foods that you would never even think about trying.

I am a fairly adventurous eater. There are very few foods I haven’t at least tried. I love nigiri sushi (raw fish on a small mount of rice), raw clams and oysters on the half shell, escargot (snails), streamed Maryland blue crabs, most varieties of fish, and, of course beef, bison, chicken, lamb, and pork.I’ve even tried frog’s legs, rattlesnake, alligator, but I would not make a habit of it.

There are some things I refuse to even try, like insects, Rocky mountain oysters (bull testicles), and most organ meats, like beef brains, sweetbreads (thymus and pancreas from calves or lambs), and chitlins (pig intestines).

That said, I have had and don’t mind one kind of organ meat: calve’s liver (fried with onions, mushrooms, and bacon — yum), and chopped chicken liver.

So, there you have it: foods I do and would eat, and “foods” I don’t and would not eat.

Fibbing Friday — Flying Solo

Di (aka Pensitivity101) and Melanie (Sparks From a Combustible Mind) alternate as hosts for Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. Di is flying solo at the moment, as Melanie is taking an indefinite hiatus from blogging due to ill health. Anyway, here are Di’s fib generators.

1. What is the most intelligent at on Earth?

The bookworm.

2. Why did we really go to school?

Go give our parents a break during the day.

3. What did teachers do during recess?

Dirty dancing.

4. How did you get to school?

Magic carpet ride.

5. What was life like before the Internet?

Peace on Earth, goodwill towards all.

6. What is the best thing about social media?

It gives an opportunity for people with no perceivable skills or talents to get rich by becoming “influencers.”

7. What is your favorite thing to put chocolate sauce on?

My wife.

8. Doctors were all wrong…humans don’t need water. What do they need?

Ben & Jerry’s Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream ice cream.

9. Dolphins are not mammals. What are they?

Players on an NFL team in Miami.

10. There is a Lost Dutchman’s Mine, but where is it?

It’s where the lost Dutchman is, with Melanie on her hiatus.

Fandango’s Flashback Friday — October 28th

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 28th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on October 28, 2017.

SoCS — Which Works Best?

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday from Linda G. Hill, she not only gave us a word as the prompt, she gave some very specific directions. She told us to start our posts with the word “which” and try to fit the word “witch” in somewhere.

Okay, I’m up to the challenge. Here goes.

“Which outfit do you like better?” Layla asked her husband, holding up the two Halloween costumes, one in each hand. “Should I go as a witch or as Wonder Woman?”

Derek was tired and hungry and wanted to get out of the store as soon as possible. He didn’t really care which costume his wife chose. “I think you’d look great in either one,” he said.

“Come On, Derek,” Layla said. “It’s your office’s Halloween party. Your boss and co-workers will be there. Help me out, will you please?”

“Okay, fine,” he said. “You go as Wonder Woman and I’ll get a Superman costume.”

Layla thought about it for a moment and finally announced, “I’m going as a witch.”

“That’s fitting,” said Derek said sarcastically. “Just get the damn costume and let’s get out of here.”

“Sheesh, you’re in a mood,” Layla said.

“I’m hungry,” Derek replied. “I could go for a big, juicy sandwich at the deli down the street right about now.”

Oh yes, Linda also said that bonus points would be available to those who use a word that ends in “wich.” Booyah!

FOWC with Fandango — Patronize


It’s October 28, 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 “patronize.”

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.