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Sing-Along Song Challenge

Crispina Kemp has a new challenge. 

For her challenge, I chose What a Wonderful World. If you’d like to sing along, here are the lyrics.

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do
They’re only saying I love you
I see babies crying, I watch them grow
They’ll learn so much more than I’ll ever know
Then I think to myself what a wonderful world
The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do
They’re only saying I love you
I see babies crying, I watch them grow
They’ll learn so much more than I’ll ever know
Then I think to myself what a wonderful world
Then I think to myself what a wonderful world

Imaginary Friend

This week over at V.J’s the weekly challenge is IMAGINARY.

 

When I was a little girl I would go on many long car rides with my parents. One year we were driving to Old Orchard Beach, Maine for our vacation and that’s when I came up with an imaginary friend that I called, my little piece of wind who’d enter the car when I opened the window. 

You’re always willing to listen

to everything I say

It doesn’t really matter

the time of day

You come with me wherever I go

even to places, I do not know

You are my little piece of wind

When I think of you, it makes me grin

 

 

 

 

Fibbing Friday Fun

To play along please follow this link.

Fibbing Friday

  1. answer the 10 questions below any way you choose, as long as it stretches, bends, breaks, or otherwise ignores the truth.
  2. Tag your post as “Fibbing Friday” to help make it easier to find.
  3. Link back to this post so that we can all enjoy your creative fibbing. Yes, pingbacks are enabled for those of you on WordPress, and as always, you can just leave a link to your post in the comments.
  4. Check out how other participants answered the questions.

QUESTIONS:

  1. In the US, what does PBS stand for?
  2. In the UK, what does BBC stand for?
  3. Why did the dog in Duck Hunt Bepop up from the tall grass and laugh?
  4. Better known as Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde, who are Shadow, Speedy, Bashful, and Pokey?
  5. Who were, “The Orangutan”, “The Hamster”, and “Captain Slow”?
  6. What was Bob Barker best known for?
  7. What was Ed McMahon most known for saying?
  8. What do the games PUBG and Fortnite have in common?
  9. Who is Master Chief?
  10. In the show, Keeping Up Appearances, what was Emmet’s main reason for wanting to avoid Hyacinth Bucket?

 

My Answers:

  1. Peanut Butter Sandwich.
  2. Be Brave Chaps.
  3. Because he was holding a gun too.
  4. Cousins of Blinky and Inky.
  5. If you don’t know, I’m not going to tell you.
  6. He was the voice double for Lassie.
  7. and … here’s Steven Colbert.
  8. They both allow you to design your own home, just like the Sims.
  9. Whoever was holding the peace pipe.
  10. I’ve never watched that show but would imagine his main reason was he’d forgotten to get a corsage for his girlfriend.

Is There a Monster Underneath

The following poem was written in response to #Crimson’s Creative Challenge #70.

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What lurks beneath?

Perhaps something with very large teeth.

Will it bite me if I look to see?

Will it bite me in the knee?

Maybe it’s friendly

Maybe it’s deadly

I don’t wait around

Time to leave this town

Running as fast as I can

Back to my van

 

 

 

Share Your World

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Image by Jenny Friedrichs from Pixabay 

 

This post is in answer to Share Your World.

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/03/09/share-your-world-3-9-2020/

Questions: Are you a sweet, sour, tangy or other type of person?  Take that as you will! 😉

Depends on my mood 🙂

Does the whole coronavirus phenomenon worry you?  Or are you more a “meh – it’s just another severe flu scare” type of person?

It worries me a great deal.

When was the last time you were snooping and found something you wish you hadn’t?s

Back when I was 14 I went snooping through my parent’s closet and found a ton of record albums of all bands that I liked. It was Christmastime and thought WOW I’ve hit the jackpot this year. Turned out my step-mother was hiding them for a friend of hers. I was so disappointed.

What’s the most pleasant sounding accent in your personal opinion?   Everyone has a pleasing accent to someone! 

I have a weakness for a Scottish accent.  Sean Connery … bring it on 🙂

Fun With Clichés

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“Extract from a cartoon by Priestman Atkinson, from the Punch Almanack for 1885, mocking clichéd expressions in the popular literature of the time”

 

The following was written for a challenge over at V.J.’s called:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #86: cliché

 

The grass is always greener

or so they say

But my grass is a labor of love

 

A little bird told me just the other day

A little of this, a little of that

Goes a long way

 

A penny saved, is a penny earned

After all, it’s a no brainer

 

A place for everything and everything in its place

is a sight for sore eyes

 

Grouchy & Greta Gnome

CCC#69

 

Grouchy and Greta Gnome were just waking up from a long winter’s nap.

“Grouchy, look at this mess, what are we going to do?”

“Oh, Greta, come on, I just woke up, let me focus on getting my eyes open.”

“Where did all these empty old pots come from?”

“Would you stop worrying about everything Greta and go find me something to eat, I’m starving.”

“Well, it sure doesn’t look like there’s anything to eat, it’s that time of the year, the misses has not planted anything yet.”

“Good thing I thought about this last fall. If you dig around a bit you’ll find my stash of peanuts in the ground just over there about ten feet to your left.”

Off Greta toddled to find Grouchy some nuts mumbling to herself as she went. “Why is it I always have to be the one to go fetch food for the old grump. Greta do this, Greta do that, I’m not his damned minion.”

After digging up the peanuts and taking them over to Grouchy, Greta started to tidy up the garden as best she could. She wasn’t getting any younger and each year that went by her colour was fading.  So was Grouchy’s but it never seemed to bother him. Perhaps this Spring the misses would get out her paints and spruce them both up.

“Greta, Greta, if you want any of these peanuts you’d best get over here before I eat all of them. On your way over find me something to drink.”

Grouchy, I’m not your minion and I’m tired of fetching for you. Get your own drink, and stuff your peanuts!”

 

To Be Continued …

© Susan Zutautas

This was written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #69.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share Your World

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Image by Pexels from Pixabay 

 

This was written for “Share Your World”


QUESTIONS:

Can you bake a cake?   (credit for this question goes to Di, who asked it on her post 

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/02/29/its-a-mystery/

recently.   Thanks, Di! After last week’s SYW, we needed a little bit of sweet and light!)

What’s one thing that can instantly make your day better?

When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?

What’s something your family would be surprised to learn about you?

 

My answers:

Yes, I can bake a cake. Birthday cakes, cheesecakes, carrot cake.  The cakes I’d like to learn how to make are Lithuanian cakes.

Writing a short story, poem, or sharing a recipe that I’ve created.

Yes, I’ve always eaten the crusts on my sandwiches. Waste not, want not  🙂

When I was a little girl I so badly wanted to grow up and become a famous singer.

 

 

This is in response to Fandango’s FOWC Challenge: RAPID

 

rapid release tylenol
Tylenol

 

 

Seriously?

 

FOWC with Fandango (Fandango’s One Word Challenge)

Today’s word is “suit”

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Image by Jonny Lindner from Pixabay 

 

I couldn’t believe my eyes

When I looked outside

There stood a dog in a suit

What a hoot

He even wore a tie

You know I wouldn’t lie

I wondered where his owner was

No reason just because