Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Couch.”

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and this weeks prompt is “couch.” Linda Hill (The prompt master) says we can use it as a verb or noun. She then adds, “have fun.” So in keeping with her wish, if you would like to have fun, visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 31/19

Couch by John W. Howell © 2019

“Crouching tiger, hidden dragon.”

“Huh? What are you talking about?”

“This week’s prompt.”

“Hold on. As I look at the title, I see the word ‘couch,’ not ‘crouch.”‘

“Yeah well, couching tiger wouldn’t make any sense.”

“Why are you focused on crouching?”

“I love that Chinese proverb, which means keep your strengths hidden.”

“You certainly are a testimony to that for sure.”

“What do you mean?”

“Never mind. I think Linda Hill wanted you to talk about a couch like in ‘couch potato.”‘

“She also said to use it as a verb. Can you think of ‘couch’ as a verb?”

“Let’s see. Ah. How’s this? I will couch my answer with some uncertainty.”

“What are you uncertain about.”

“No. I used ‘couch’ as a verb in that sentence.”

“We are all friends here. You don’t have to couch your answer.”

“For heaven’s sake. I have to wonder why I even put myself through this pain.”

“Maybe you have mommy issues.”

“I mean the pain of even asking what you are up to at any moment.”

“Cause you know it’s going to be a fascinating discussion.”

“Or a fine excuse to do some day drinking.”

“Speaking of that, did you hear that. have a two for one special at the Velvet Couch?”

“Velvet Couch? What is the Velvet Couch?”

“A neat bar where all the furniture is covered in velvet.”

“Is it dark?”

“The darkest.”

“They serve alcohol?”

“The strongest.”

“Chicken wings.”

“The hottest.”

“Let’s go.”

“You didn’t couch that response.”

“You just described heaven. What’s to couch.”

 

 

54 comments

  1. Nice job, John! Happy Saturday to you and the family. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you and your family as well * sung to the tune of The Letter by Joe Cocker

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  2. I think I’ll sit right here on the couch and contemplate this story…… Oooh that was bad!!!!

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    1. No, that was good. 😁

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  3. Alcohol and chicken wings, that would get me off the couch. Job well done, John.

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    1. Good motivation combo. Thanks, Dan

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  4. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Another funny one! Good one, John. Have a wonderful weekend – hopefully with mild temps!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Have a good one as well. Supposed to be in the 100s all week. 🙁

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  5. Well done, John! The Velvet Couch sounds like a great place. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hahaha. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  6. Never knew that it could be a verb. Nice usage.

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    1. Never thought of it as a verb myself. Learn something new every day​. Thanks, Charles

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  7. Oh, the word play! I had to bob and weave to avoid being stabbed by your rapier wit.

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    1. Thank you, Liz. Might be more of a broadsword.​😀

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  8. Your post makes my day. Very clever. Gave me the giggles.
    Know what goes good with day drinking? Baskin and Robbins :).
    Happy Saturday John!

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    1. I’m partial to nachos. Has that grease and carb combo that keeps me upright.

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    2. Thank you, Jill.

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    1. Thank you. 😁

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  9. I was crouching on my couch to read this one. Good job!

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Eilene.

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  10. A dark place covered in velvet that served the strongest alcohol and the hottest wings? I googled it and “Heaven” was my first search result.

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    1. Hahaha. Add a hooka and you are there.

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      1. If you say so.

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  11. “Yeah well, couching tiger wouldn’t make any sense.”

    Sure it does. Ain’t nothing wrong with a laid-back tiger. 🙂

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    1. Hahaha. Good one, Greg.

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  12. Great! In my situation, the “Couch” is getting old as I try to heal my injury. 🙂

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    1. Yeah, I’ll bet. I have walked in your shoes and can tell you of all the bones I have broken (Most) none hurt more than ribs. Hope you get well soon and don’t forget deep breaths (even though it is a killer)

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  13. Considering I did not get up off my couch until 7 pm yesterday – to do groceries to then come back and retake my position… I am not in a position to couch a comment except to say, I love what you do with these!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😀

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    A good day for chicken wings:)

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  15. In Ray’s dictionary “couch” (as verb or subject) = > always means “heaven” 😂😂😂 that’s why you don’t see me so much lately here 😱😅

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    1. Hahaha. I wondered. 😀

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  16. But I’m on the way…1 step a day 😂
    And great text!

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    1. Make that a small step.

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  17. LOL! Then there is couch as in psychiatrist’s office ;). Happy holiday weekend!

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    1. Yeah. Tell me how that makes you feel Luanne? 😁

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      1. Hahahahaha. Well, before I was born . . . .

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      2. It is your mother’s fault. (or maybe Obama)

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      3. Probably! LOL

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  18. Nicely done, John! Now, I think I’ll light up some coals and load my hookah as I contemplate my navel. Happy Labor Day!

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    1. Hahaha. Have a great one, Jim

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  19. Your post is highly amusing, John, and I realised that I didn’t read the bit about the using it as a verb in the prompt.

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    1. And it was still amusing? Thanks, Robbie.

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  20. I agree, couching tiger doesn’t make any sense, but I like the visual it inspires.

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    1. Roaring fire and your pet tiger and you on the couch with a glass of wine and a good book. Did I get that right?

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