SoCS — Too Much Television

For today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has given us the word “television.” She asks us to “talk about your favorite show, past, present, or future, or about the apparatus itself.”

I admit it. I watch too much television. But since Trump was elected president in 2016, my viewing habits have changed. I used to watch TV dramas, situation comedies, and, of course, movies, sports, and, occasionally, the news.

Not any more, though. Now I watch cable news most of the time. Sometimes CNN, but mostly MSNBC. And never, ever, ever Fox News.9ae85bb2-61d4-4c27-87bc-d2f52ebeea42 My wife and I, when the news is so damn aggravating that we need a break, will watch HGTV shows, like “House Hunters,” “Property Brothers,” and “Love It or List It.” But at night, it’s Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O’Donnell.

I think, however, for my own mental health, I need to go back to watching dramas, sitcoms, movies, and sports. Because if I don’t stop watching so much political news, one of these days I’m going get so angry that I might throw the remote control device at my TV and break the screen.eb68267c-5c9b-446a-9f17-7e45fd42596e

FOWC with Fandango — Mitigate

FOWCWelcome to January 19, 2019 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 “mitigate.”

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. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

JusJoJan — We are the Champions of the World

Okay, I screwed up “bigly.” You see, when I saw Linda G. Hill’s post for the Just Jot It January prompt for January 18 in my Reader, it was around 11:15 at night (my time) on January 17. That’s usually about the time I go to sleep. So I was in my bed on my iPhone when I saw that today’s word, which was suggested by Di, over at Pensitivity101, was “companionship.” Unfortunately, my old, tired eyes saw the word Di suggested as “championship.” Yeah, I know. Anyway, I spent the next half hour or so writing this post based upon the word “championship” instead of the word “companionship:

I’m lucky.

My favorite baseball team in the Boston Red Sox.40d9525d-8abb-46cb-88f4-df908519ad22My favorite football team is the New England Patriots.41b7a3c2-36fa-47b6-b5fa-8b0e2e2a6dcbMy favorite basketball team is the Golden State Warriors.56439fff-833c-47c0-ac5c-ed8094bb3eacMy favorite hockey team is…wait, I don’t follow hockey.

But my point is that my favorite teams have all had championship seasons in their respective sports in recent years. And that makes me very happy.


Okay, so I didn’t want to trash what I’d already written, and, at almost midnight, it was too late for me to start writing another whole post. Hence I decided to just go with what I had already written for my daily jot based upon the word “championship.” But to make sure that I managed to get Di’s actual word, “companionship” into today’s jot, I’ll add this one sentence:

It’s always more fun to watch your team win a championship when you have some good friends over for companionship. 

Booyah!

FOWC with Fandango — Affable

FOWCWelcome to January 18, 2019 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 “affable.”

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. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

JusJoJan — They Gave Him An Inch

7e47d4cd-5480-4ad3-a0fa-726e41ca0bb3Did you ever hear the expression, “Give them an inch and they’ll take a mile”? It basically means that if you make a small concession for someone, that person will be emboldened to take further advantage of you, instead of being content with what you have given them.

This is the trap the Republicans have fallen into. They have kowtowed to Trump and freely given him just about every “inch” he’s demanded.

So, that old saying about giving an inch and taking a mile needs to be updated in the era of Donald Trump.91ac0e5d-533e-408a-bd28-6b5a6c34a108


Written for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt. Today’s prompt, “inch,” was suggested by John Holden at The Sound of One Hand Typing.