Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Soul/Sole”

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It is Stream of Conscious Saturday time again. This weeks prompt is “soul/sole.” To quote Linda Hill. “Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Enjoy!” If you would like to participate, visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is to get carried away and enjoy. Here is a link. https://lindaghill.com/2019/03/15/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-march-16-19/

Soul/Sole by John W. Howell ©2019

“Bless my soul what is wrong with me?”

“Huh?”

“I’m itchy as a man on a fuzzy tree.”

“Okay, what’s up?”

“I’ve been listening to some rock.”

“Oh, I get it. Elvis and “All Shook Up.”

“Well, that was one of the songs.”

“But one you found worthy of quoting.”

“I guess so.”

“How about some others?”

“Yeah, Soul Man by Sam and Dave.”

“Good one.”

“Soul and Inspiration by the Righteous Brothers.”

“One of my favorites.”

“Stoned Soul Picnic by the 5th Dimension.”

“I could never understand what stoned soul was.”

“A little Soul by Wilson Pickett.”

“I get the idea. You want anything from the store?”

“All About Soul by Billy Joel.”

“Let’s transition away from soul and think store.”

“American Soul by U2.”

“Alright. I’m leaving.”

“For the store?”

“Yes, for the store.”

“Could you pick up a fillet of sole?”

“Why am I not surprised?”

“Shoes.”

“Shoes?”

“Could you take them to the shoe repair?”

“Let me guess. They need new soles.”

“Just one sole.”

“Shoot me in the face.”

53 comments

  1. […] “Again, don’t mind him, Brad. John Howell introduced this bar to Willett Reserve.” […]

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    1. Thank you for the ping, Dan

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  2. My first morning chuckle! Thanks, John!

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    1. I’m glad, GP.Thanks for letting me know.

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  3. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    LOL. Good one, John. Have a great, soul-worthy day. 🙂

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    1. I’ll have to contemplate soul-worthy, Gwen. Sounds like a worth while goal. Wishing you the same. 😄

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  4. Now I have an entire playlist stuck in my head! Thanks John. Stoned soul picnic. I haven’t thought about that song in years.

    I hope your shoes are all put away and your soul is properly cared for. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I have 20 pairs of dress shoes and nowhere to wear them. These are shoes with tons of memories. Sadly I need to tell them all good bye. One pair I bought after my first promotion 50 years ago. They cost a bundle at the time and still look great.

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      1. 20 pairs? That’s close to women’s territory, John.

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      2. I know, I know.

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      3. I got twenty pair of stinky old running shoes, if anyone is interested. At least that is what my wife claims. I mix and match when they start getting worn but I never throw them out because, well, define worn. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      4. Worn is in the eye of someone else (not to be mentioned aloud)

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  5. LOL! This was hilarious! Happy Saturday, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of Listen to the Music by the Doobie Brothers

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      1. Derek and I love that song! 🙂

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      2. I’m so glad. Makes it very special.

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  6. Boss,

    I hereby refer to you as Soul Proprietor.

    Happy Saturday. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Marc. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of My Maria by B.W. Stevenson 😁

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  7. You nailed every good soul song!

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    1. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  8. I have “Stoned Soul Picnic” playing in my head. I’m not sure what the title or songs means, but it definitely sounds like fun. Someone bring the brownies!

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    1. There you go, Mary. 😁 Thanks.

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  9. I’m going to be trying to figure out that Izzy tree phrase for a long time. Never heard that before.

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    1. OLd Elvis tune. He was the only one I ever heard who talked about a fuzzy tree.

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      1. All I can think about is a tree covered in Spanish moss.

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  10. Fantastic! I bake Dover sole every week! Bless my soul, it’s good. Most importantly, can you tell me what “Stoned Soul Picnic” is about? Always loved the song, but wondered if it meant they were all stoned at the picnic….???

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    1. I have no idea. Also there is a song Stoned so in Love with You. No idea about that either.

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      1. Oh yes, I remember that one! Clueless…. ;-0

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  11. Ah, John, this is just so funny. You will be the death of me.

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    1. What a way to go though. 😁

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  12. Cleverly done! (Thanks, John, for the Amazon review of “The Pickett Factor” – much appreciated! ♥

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    1. My pleasure, Billy Ray

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  13. Ear worm delight. Off to listen to Stoned Soul Picnic. Happy Saturday.

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  14. You never fail to make me laugh, John. You are the master of the dialogue and you always makes these work…

    This week you are the Soul Man (and dang it, you’ve put “All Shook Up” in my head!)

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    1. It is a good thing to make you laugh. 😁

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      1. I could not agree more! 😉

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  15. The King lives, baby!

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  16. You chose some great tunes to use in this prompt, John! Very soulful! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jan.

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  17. I have to say…soulful thought of talking about soulful songs. Your posts are innovative John.

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    1. Thank you, Balroop. 😊

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  18. Laughter!!! It was good for my soul!

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    1. Always. Thanks, Linda.

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  19. I think your sole purpose is to make us laugh. I did.

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    1. I always love a laugh. Thank you for letting me know. 😀

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  20. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    All good songs for the soul:)

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  21. LOL! That was funny. I imagine the person who said, “shoot me in the face” was doing a facepalm too.😁🤦‍♀️

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    1. I’m sure. Thank you, Deborah.

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