Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Cheers”

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It is Stream of Conscious Saturday once again and this weeks prompt is “cheers.” Linda Hill says we can use is any way we want. (Don’t you just love the freedom of choice?)If you would like to join in go to Linda’s blog and read how. Here is the link.

Cheers by John W. Howell © 2018

“What are you looking for?”

“I’m trying to find some old episodes of Cheers.”

“I think you might have to go to YouTube for that.”

“I thought there was an On Demand channel with some of them.”

“I think you are out of luck there.”

“Yeah, I think you are right.”

“What do you want to do tonight?”

“How about going to the Bull and Finch.”

“The what?”

“The Bull and Finch. It’s the bar that was used as an outside shot for the show Cheers. I think you will get a kick out of it.”

“I thought the bar used was named Cheers.”

“Yeah, the owner changed it to Cheers, but it used to be called the Bull and Finch.”

“That sounds like fun. Why don’t we?”

“I’ll call the airline.”

“The airline? What for?”

“The Bull and Finch is in Boston.”

“And here we sit in LA. Great.”

“Ah don’t worry. five hours and we are there.”

“Will we make it by closing time?”

“Let’s see. They close at 10:00 PM Eastern time. It is now ten o’clock in the morning Eastern. A five-hour flight. An hour to the airport. An hour to the Bull and Finch when we land. We should be there by seven. Plenty of time. You in?”

“This sounds exciting. Of course, I’m in.”

“Okay. Hold on I’m calling. Hello American. I need two seats on a flight that gets us to Boston by six tonight. You do? That’s great. Yup Hold on. I need your credit card.”

“My credit card? I thought this was on you. it was your idea.”

“Yeah right? I was just trying to cheer you up so to speak.”

“How much are the tickets?”

“Twelve hundred.”

“Forget it.”

“Yeah, American. We won’t need those tickets after all. Sorry. Goodbye.”

“So what do you want to do tonight?”

“I already made my choice. You decide.”

“How about a glass of wine, some dinner, and a movie?”

“Sounds okay to me.”

“Cheers then.”

“With coffee?”

“It is only seven in the morning.”

“Cheers to you. We can do it all again tonight.”


“The cheers thing with wine.”

“Oh that. Yes, we can. I thought you were talking about that ridiculous trip to Boston.”

No. That can wait until tomorrow.”


  1. Ah, where everybody knows your name. My kind of bar.

    Nicely done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. 😀

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  2. John Fioravanti · ·

    Well done, good sir! I miss that show.

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    1. I think we all do.


  3. I’m feeling like I just had a few drinks. Nice one, John! I’ll have that song in my head for the rest of the day. 🙂

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *sung to the tune of La Grange by ZZ Top

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  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    Gosh, this brings back memories – of the series and an accidental discovery of the bar when visiting Boston in the 1980s. Fun dialogue, John. Have a great day. 🙂

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    1. I used to go to the Bull and Finch in the 80’s as well. Have a super one yourself, Gwen. Thanks.


  5. Let’s give three CHEERS for the show to to return!! Just think, would Sam still want to marry Diane? would Frasier still pine over her? had Rebecca ever have a child? Did Carla ever stop being pregnant? And of course – are Norm and Cliff still at the end of the bar? 🍸 🍸

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    1. The last question has a definate yes for an answer. Loved the recap, GP.

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    1. Mensa humor. 😀


  6. Hahaha! Living in the moment is so much more fun when someone else pays.

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    1. So true. Thanks, Marc.

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  7. harmonykent · ·

    Ooh, I remember that show so well. Cheers to good memories! Have a cheerful weekend, John! 😊

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. You as well.


  8. LOL (shakes head). That was delightful, John. That was quite a bit of Cheers trivia. Cool.

    Well, cheers to you, my friend — with coffee and with wine. Now for lunch. 😀 Happy weekend hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Teagan . Happy weekend to you as well.


  9. One of these days I am going to do something impromptu like that! Bucket list item. Cheers!!

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    1. Sometimes it is fun to let it go and do what is an impulse.

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  10. Ahh memories! Nicely done cheers for that 😂🤣

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    1. Thank you, Ellen.


  11. I think this just might be your best yet. Fantastic!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Super compliment.:-D


  12. Sigh! I MISS those shows. They provided a glimpse into the culture of the age they portrayed, in those long ago days before the networks started to feed pristine politically correct fodder to the masses. I recently spent one sleepless night curled up on the sofa binge watching episodes of “Will and Grace” I roared laughing. It was just so wrong in the now … but not in the then. Loved your short on Cheers. my friend. Nostalgia 101.😊

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    1. Thank you, Soooz. The messages have certainly changed over time.

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      1. 😊And then some.

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  13. I loved that show. Cheers to you, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. 😀

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      1. You’re welcome.

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