#JusJoJan — Yummy Yummy Soup

540FF54A-26E4-4286-A9D3-4E2AB4CB9ED2Yikes. Yesterday’s Just Jot It January word was “fantastic,” and my post was all about how that is not a word I use very often. And now, today’s word, “scrumptious,” is yet another word that is not in my everyday vocabulary.

I associate “scrumptious” with mouth-watering, delicious foods. But I would not use “scrumptious” to describe such foods. Instead, I would use the word “yummy.”

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. For a senior citizen, which is what I am, to utter the word “yummy” to indicate that something tastes scrumptious might seem a little strange. But I blame my mother.

You see, when I was a little kid, my mother would use the word “yummy” to get me to eat certain things. For instance, she would take a can of Campbell’s condensed tomato soup, add a can of milk (instead of water), mix it together, heat it up, crush in it some Ritz crackers, and serve me a bowl of “yummy yummy soup.”

Or she would take two slices of bread, carve out a hole in the middle of each slice, throw both pieces of bread into a frying pan, crack open two eggs and drop each egg into the hole in each slice of bread, and fry up what she told me were “yummy yummy eggs.”

AF487A92-D5B0-4CD8-904B-249CF3428C9AAnd that is why, to this day, when I eat something that is mouth-wateringly delicious, I refer to it as being “yummy.” Or maybe even “yummy yummy.”

But never “scrumptious.”


Written for today’s Just Jot It January prompt from Linda G. Hill. The word of the day, “scrumptious,” was suggested by Judy E. Martin.

#JusJoJan —Seldom Used Word

A89A05B9-21EF-43EA-B4F3-A01CBFD54060When I read that Jill over at J-Dubs Grin and Bear It had selected the word “fantastic” for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt today, I realized that this was going to be harder than I thought.

You see, “fantastic” is not a word I use very often. In fact, I can’t recall the last time I described anything or anyone as “fantastic.”

I had a wonderful time. It’s a great movie. The book is really engrossing. The acting is excellent. The football game was exciting. It was a tremendous achievement. The fireworks were spectacular. The Grand Canyon is breathtaking. Mount Rainier is majestic. My wife is remarkable, our kids are amazing, our dog is terrific and our cat is…well, a cat.

I just don’t use the word fantastic. I know what it means. I know how to use it. I even recognize when it could be used. But for some reason that I can’t explain, it’s just not part of my everyday vocabulary.

So try as I may, my response to today’s #JusJoJan prompt will be anything but fantastic.

Sorry about that.

#JusJoJan — Once a Knight

721FB6B1-10C9-4034-8A53-EBB25E018FA4The theme for today’s Just Jot It January prompt is “knight.” It was suggested by Lita Hawk at Hawk’s Happenings.

This immediately reminded me of an old joke. Unfortunately, I can’t recall the joke itself. I can only remember the punchline:

“Once a king, always a king. But once a knight is enough.”

#JusJoJan — State of the Union Address

3FF58174-3CD6-4097-A279-0E11923822E6January 30, 2018.

I can’t wait to hear what Donald Trump has to say.

After all, as he, himself, told us, “I know words. I have the best words.”


Written for today’s Just Jot It January prompt from Linda G. Hill. The word “address” was suggested by John Holton over at The Sound of One Hand Typing.