Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Dom”

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this weeks prompt is “dom.” Yup that’s it, dom. Linda Hill says we can use it alone or as part of another word. If you would like to join this mayhem, visit Linda’s blog and find out how easy it is to get hooked. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2018/09/28/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-sept-29-18/

Dom by John W. Howell © 2108

“Look at this travel guide.”

“Which travel guide.”

“The one I got for our trip to Germany.”

“Humm. Did I miss something? What trip to Germany?”

“Remember we talked about taking a trip?”

“I do remember. I thought we decided on Kansas City.”

“Maybe you decided on Kansas City, but I think we ought to see a little more of the world. We have done enough of domestic travel. I want to go overseas.”

“Okay. What is special about Germany?”

“For one thing the city of Cologne has the Dom Cathedral. ”

“And what is so special?”

“It was built over 500 years and completed in 1880 and is massive. It is one of the largest churches in the world.”

“Looking at this brochure, it says, Kölner Dom.”

“Yes, the city we call Cologne is Köln in German. Kölner Dom means Cologne Cathedral.”

“Sure looks beautiful.”

“Doesn’t it?”

“Whats this Kölsch?”

“Amazing that you would spot that. It is a beer that is made locally in Köln or no more than 30 miles from the city. They say it can’t be transported too far and must be drunk on the premise. There are a number of places that have Kölsch in the city. You can’t get it anywhere else.”

“When do we leave?”

“Do you want to hear of other things to see?”

“Nope, I’m good.”

“How about other cities?”

“I think we won’t have much time after we visit all the Kölsch breweries.”

“Why don’t you let me do the predominant itinerary and then we can see how many we can visit.”

“Okay but leave enough time for a bunch.”

“I love your indomitable, and I might add random spirit.”

67 comments

  1. […] “I will have another glass of John Howell’s Bourbon.” […]

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    1. Thank you for the ping back, Dan

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  2. God one, John. My stupid brain went right to the French song the ‘Singing Nun’ used to sing and now I can’t get it out of my head!! eek!

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    1. Maybe I can help, GP. I’ll mention that to my wife. It will get stuck in her head and maybe clear from yours.

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      1. Let’s give it a try!!

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      2. Too late it is in mine.

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      3. Too late , Dan. it is in my brain now. 😀

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      4. Sorry John. I tried.

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    2. Ha ha ha. I feel your pain. Now it is in mine,

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  3. I like the way you think, John. Great job with this prompt!

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    1. Thank you, Dan. I need to get this Dominick song out of my head. 😀

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      1. Yeah, that’s not going to happen.

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  4. Good one, John. That wasn’t an easy prompt. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *Sung to the tune ot Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers.

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  5. I suggest Dortmund und Duesseldorf too for the beer. Oh, did I mention Munich 😉

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    1. All of them of course. Thanks, Bee.

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  6. Sounds like a great reason to visit Germany. Wonder how that beer tastes.

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    1. Refreshing for sure.

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  7. Well, one has his (or her) priorities straight!
    So very glad that song mentioned above does not resonate so it’s not stuck in mine…

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      1. Ah hell… THAT’S the song you were talking about? Didn’t realise you Yanks knew it! Dammit. Now you’ve passed it on to me… as you were hoping to.

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      2. Have a nice day, eh?

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      3. Dominique, nique, nique nique, s’en allait tout simplement!

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      4. Le problème avec Dominique est qu’elle ne partira jamais

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      5. Trop vrai…
        Lookit you! I had no idea you spoke français…

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      6. Je ne parle ni n’écris en français. Je ne peux pas imaginer où vous avez eu cette idée, hein?

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      7. Et, en plus, tu ne fais aucune faute… Oui, je ne sais pas où j’ai eu cette idée…

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      8. Les erreurs que j’ai faites quelques
        Mais encore une fois, trop peu à mentionner
        J’ai fait ce qu’il fallait faire
        Et l’a vu sans exception. Je pense que ce serait bien d’apprendre le français. 😀

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      9. 😁
        Oui, effectivement…vous devriez bien mon cher… ce serait un atout… pas très utile aux États-Unis, mais voilà…

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      10. Bien sûr, la plupart des Canadiens français ne comprennent pas mon vilain accent sud-américain. Une fois, j’ai dit bonjour et tout ce que j’ai obtenu était un “quoi?”

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      11. Ahhh… pas bon ça! Venant d’un parisien, je pourrais comprendre mais pas d’un québécois! On reçoit le même “quoi” des parisiens!!

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      12. C’était en fait à Avignon. Je me tenais près du Château de neuf du Pape et j’ai dit bonjour à un homme qui se trouvait là. Donc, vous avez raison, je n’ai aucune expérience avec une personne du québec. 🙂

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      13. C’était en fait à Avignon. Je me tenais près du Château de neuf du Pape et j’ai dit bonjour à un homme qui se trouvait là. Donc, vous avez raison, je n’ai aucune expérience avec une personne du québec.

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      14. Ah ha! Voilà! Cela m’aurais surpris que ce soit d’un québécois… 😉
        Et puis, vu que nous sommes amis du blogosphère… veuillez me tutoyer, je vous en prie! 😉

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      15. Thank you. Tu it is. Unfortunately my years of French in school have become dim as the years go by. I confess to supplimenting my poor French with an English to French program which I thought would light the bulb. Unfortuately not. I don’t want you to think I am as skilled as the program would lead you to believe. If you don’t mind, I think English would be best. I’ll keep studying and let you know if I can get back my skill. It was fun. Thank you, Dale.

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      16. It’s been great, John! A pleasant banter back and forth. Language is that thing that does not remain perfectly clear in our heads unless we use it regularly. One would never guess I took two semesters of German and Spanish (OK, over 30 years ago) as I cannot even string a sentence together!
        Whether you used an English to French programme to help you with our exchange, doesn’t matter. It was fun.

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      17. I felt a little dishonest. We can continue as long as you know it isn’t all me. 😀

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      18. Ha Ha! Nah… not dishonest; resourceful. 😉

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      19. I like that for sure. 😀

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  8. You are one clever fellow, John. Great post.

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    1. Thank you Robbie. Clever is as clever does. 😀

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  9. This was an especially fun read, and I learned a lot! Have a wonderful day, John.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Have a great day as well.

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  10. John,

    I make it a point to ALWAYS drink beer on the premises. No matter how many premises are involved, because yanno . . I’m versatile like that.

    Love YOUR spirit too.

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    1. I like that principle, Marc.

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      1. It has worked well for me.

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  11. Oddly enough, I drank a domestically produced pumpkin Kölsch last night.

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    1. Has to be called Kölsch style or the Germans will come get you.

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      1. One of those things like Bourbon then. I drank all the evidence.

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      2. Good you are safe

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  12. I loved your last line, John. And, “Nope, I’m good” was just perfect. It dominated the post. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Jennie. I try to have a good last line.

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      1. And you do! Best to you, John.

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  13. Brilliant, John! That was a tough prompt and you pulled it off great!

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    1. Thank you, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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