Why I thought of this and Carole King nearly instantaneously, I have no fucking clue.
So far away.
Isn’t that a song?
Far away, but you’re so, far away . . . by Carol, oh, shoot. Dammit. Refusing to look it up. From the album Tapestry. Shitshitshit. Grrrr, damn memory.
It’s Stream of Consciousness time and today’s prompt,
via Linda Hill is: so far.
Now that I’ve got that fragment of a song stuck in my head.
I’m also thinking, for no apparent reason, about the land of Far, Far Away from Shrek. Those first two Shrek movies are great. Ogres are like onions, they have layers. I have layers. We all have layers.
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Yep. Any chance to stick a photo of an attractive woman in a post. I’m on it. Sue me.
Any married man knows that the tone in which this word is uttered means a world of difference between “all is OK” and “the pits of hell are about to open beneath your feet and devour you.”
Stream of Consciousness Saturday and, yep, “Fine” is the word prompt o’ the day.
Fine is one of those words that carries a lot of weight in the English language.
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The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings are still awesome. Note to self: about time for a re-read.
Come on baby, light my fire
Break on through to the other side.
People are strange, when you’re a stranger. Faces look ugly, when you’re alone.
Love me two times! [mmmmm, hmmmm, like the sound o’ that!]
I’ve had The Doors songs running through my head ever since seeing today’s prompt for
Stream of Consciousness Saturday. You guessed it, doors – specifica
lly a door you walked through this week that wasn’t your own.
Given I work at home and we’ve been getting Hello, Fresh deliveries (generally, pretty good – and has probably saved us money by not ordering out and we’re eating a bit healthier), the only strange door I walked through this week was our regular booze store last night.
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Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox; I LOVE a cheesy roadside attraction. This one is in Minnesota. Photo: Dwayne on Flickr.
The first thing I thought of was something definitely inappropriate – I had read “tale” as “tall” and then there was “tail” and, well, I’ve got a filthy mind.
Draw your own conclusions.
Then I thought of puppy dog tails. There’s a shortage of those in the house, given Knox and Oscar are boxers and don’t have tails.
Thank God in the case of Knox because we’d constantly be bruised and battered given his ability to wag his nubby at 1,000 miles an hour.
Then I thought of “Tall Tails” but in a G-related way.
Continue reading Tales of Tails and Tall Tales #SoCS
Barker at the Grounds of the Vermont State Fair, circa 1904. Library of Congress on Flickr.
Step right up!
Step right up!
And look at the wonder of the modern marketing machine.
SEO, blogs, automation, all in one space from one provider.
Never have to do anything yourself
Turn it on and watch it go.
Leads for you.
More leads than you can handle.
All you have to do is sign right here. . .
I’m sure this happens in every industry, but it seems especially pernicious in the two I’ve spend my working life in – IT and marketing.
What “this” am I talking about?
Continue reading Beware the Inbound Marketing Carnival Barkers!
“In other words” is a phrase that, now that I think about it, drives me semi-nutty.
Because, “in other words” you couldn’t figure out how to say what the hell it was you wanted to say the first time.
If you do that, just say “let me put it another way.”
I just realized that sounds pretty douchy too.
It’s hard to say what you want to say sometimes.
Continue reading In Other Words . . . I Might Be an Idiot #SoCS
Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man. – ZZ Top
Have you ever discounted or ignored great advice because the person giving it was dressed in shorts and a t-shirt?
Or a bathrobe?
Or jeans and t-shirt with a dinosaur trying to do pushups (one of the favorite shirts I own).
In certain parts of the business world, there’s a fetish for a suit and tie as the mark of someone “serious.”
I say that’s nucking futs.
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