Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Lip.”

 

Stream of Consciousness

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this weeks prompt is “lip.” Yeah, that’s right, lip. Anyway, Linda Hills says we can use the word alone or as part of another word. For example, Lipshitz. If you would like to join in and perhaps send yourself over the edge, visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 13/19

Lip by John W. Howell Β© 2019

“Can you stop with the elliptical for a minute.”

“You want me to stop? Any more weight gain and I’ll need liposuction.”

“Save the lip, I need to talk to you.”

“Your speech is clipped, and brow furrowed, my friend.”

“Your machine makes so much noise. I don’t want my words to slip into oblivion.”

“Okay. I’ve stopped. What is it that has your pants in a backflip?”

“There is a millipede in my bed.”

“So what? They are so lilliputian; you can just brush them away.”

“Not this one. He was huge and did a backflip over my footboard.”

“So you could call him flippant?”

“Come on. I need you to get rid of the flipper.”

“Can you lipread?”

“Well, if you liplike in English.”

“ReadΒ my lips. Not going to happen no way no how.”

“You are slipping in your landlord duties.”

“See this clipboard?”

“It is filled with newspaper employment ad clippings.”

“Tells you my job search is not slipshod.”

“So you are not the landlord, slippery one?”

“Not even a blip on the landlord radar.”

“I hope your lipids freeze.”

“Ouch.”

54 comments

  1. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    Good one, John. I suspect you had a lot of fun with this one. πŸ˜€

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    1. Yes it was fun and a little bit of a challenge. Thank you, Gwen. Have s super Saturday.

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  2. hahahah – great selection of words for the “lip”
    well done

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    1. Thank you, Yvette. It was fun.

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  3. You can make a story ot of one word, but all I could hear in my head was my mother saying, “Don’t give me any lip!”

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    1. I had the same mother. Thanks, GP. πŸ˜€

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  4. “What is it that has your pants in a backflip?” LOL! Great line. Nice job, John. Off to get on my elliptical! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill* sung to the tune of Boom boom by John Lee Hooker.

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      1. Thanks, John! I’ll have to YouTube that song. By the way, all last week, Derek was playing Cover of the Rolling Stone by Dr. Hook after you mentioned it. LOL!

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      2. It is so good. Some of the lyrics are laugh out loud funny. πŸ˜€

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      3. I agree! Silly me, I’d forgotten all about that song, but Derek remembered it. πŸ™‚

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  5. Wow, John. When I looked at the lip words, my mind went blank. Yours went into overdrive. Good job!

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    1. Thank you, Dan. There is a part of my brain that goes into a prompt frenzy. Go figure.

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  6. Well done, John. You really got lip in many times and still ended up with a hilarious post. Please don’t eat the caterpillar, mopane worms are a delicacy in Africa you know.

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    1. I’ll pass on the mopane worms. I think it might just be the idea. 😳

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  7. Frozen lipids?
    Boy, that would suck…

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    1. Wouldn’t it? β˜ƒοΈ

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  8. Love that first line. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Charles. πŸ˜€

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  9. “lipacious” anyone? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  10. Man, that tenant can get mighty lippy! I relate to that, πŸ˜‰

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      1. Truth! πŸ™‚

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  11. Nice, John. Millipedes…yuck. Someone needs to get out a rubber mallet.

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    1. Ha haha. A quiet thump and a mess to clean up. πŸ˜„

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  12. Im amazed each time how you can use weird words in absolutely hilarious way in your writings:)
    !! I even can’t tell how many β€œlip” are there πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thank you, Victoria Ray. I like to make folks laugh with unusal stories. πŸ˜‚

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      1. So you πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰

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  13. Oh come on, those millipedes are Lilliputian in size.

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  14. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good one! I just had to put a millipede outside.

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    1. I can identify with that. (Northern California had a bunch of them.

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      1. D.L Finn, Author · ·

        We do !

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  15. You amaze me, John. Enjoyed this!

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  16. Wow! That was one big millipede! Hilarious, as always, John!

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  17. Playing with one word is a rare skill and you have it John! I am impressed!

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    1. Thank you, Balroop. It was fun.

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  18. 8th line for me! β™₯

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  19. I feel I must give you a lipectomy, by giving you an A instead of an A+ as you used “backflip” twice. That said, there is no need to put a slipcover over this wonderful text πŸ˜‰

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      1. He he he πŸ˜‰ You know I tease.

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      2. I should have caught it but decided to eat raisin brand crunch ceral instead. That stuff always gets me in trouble.

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      3. Nah… it was great! I’m just being a brat!
        And raiding bran crunch sounds like a very good reason to me.

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      4. Well it seemed like a good idea at the time. πŸ˜€

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      5. It were πŸ˜‰

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  20. Well done, John. Did I count 21 lips?

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    1. Could be. I should count but didn’t. Lets say 21.

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      1. At least! πŸ™‚

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  21. Whoa! This one’s like a lip roller coaster, throwing twists and turns with every line. Nicely done, John.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. πŸ˜„

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