Stream of Consciousness Saturday _ Prompt “This and That.”


a new socs-badge-2015

This is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. This week’s prompt is “This and That.” I have no idea what I’m going to do with these two things. Of course, there is a catch. We have to start our post with this or that and get bonus points (redeemable for Starbucks Coffee) by ending the post with one of these two words. If you would like to join in on the confusion fun, visit Linda Hill’s site at Tell her John sent ya.

This and That by John W. Howell © 2016

“This is the tool you need.”

“That thing is the right tool?”

“This is the right tool.”

“That looks like a corkscrew.”

“This is like a corkscrew.”

“That looks good for opening wine bottles.”

“This can do a lot more believe me.”

“That thing can do what?”

“This can get that key out of your lock.”

“That can?”

“This can. Look all you do is put it in the place where you twisted the key off and turn it in.”

“That will twist the key out of the lock?”

“This will.”

“That will also open wine right?”

“This will do that as well.”

“That and remove keys.”

“This is a miracle tool.”

“That costs how much?”

“This is only fifty bucks.”

“That is fifty bucks?”

“This is what I said right?”

“That is crazy.”

“This is also true.”

“That is one tool you can keep.”

“This tool is your answer. What are you going to do without it?”

“This and that is what I will do. More this than that.” (Whew I did it.)


  1. LOL. Well done, John. Too funny. Mega hugs

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Hugs back


  2. *applause* The prompt reminded me of the music video for ‘Weapon of Choice’. The one with Christopher Walken dancing around an empty hotel lobby.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes. I remember that one.I liked it too


  3. I liked that John and I need one of those. Thanks for the smiling start today.


  4. hahah You NEVER disappoint!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nailed it, John (bet your fingers got tired of typing “this” and “that,” though, right??!)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I got way confused. That’s why the “whew.”

      Liked by 1 person

  6. I agree with Debbie, you nailed it. Almost had a “Who’s on First” feel to it. A pleasure to read.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you. Was glad to end it though.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Excellent, John!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Jill. Glad you liked it.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Too entertaining. Delightful, delicious and darn good fun reading. 😀 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m glad you liked it. Thanks.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Now THAT is funny.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome

        Liked by 1 person

  10. You blow me away every time, John.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I wake up each Saturday and pledge to blow Hook away. Mission accomplished. Thanks for letting me know.


  11. Well this was fun to read that.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. So glad you liked it. Thanks.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Sounds like you’re chanelling Dr Seuss.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I could only wish.


  13. I love this entry more than I could ever express here in a few words.

    This. That up there. Yes, this…sigh. That’s perfection. This I know to be truer than true. That’s a fact!


%d bloggers like this: