Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Year.”

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It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday, and this week’s prompt is “year.”  Yup, that’s right, “year.” Here is what Linda Hill had to say on the subject.

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ‘year.’ Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!”

If you would like to get in on this enjoyment, visit Linda’s blog. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 28/19

Year by John W. Howell © 2109

“Happy New Year.”

“Okay, not that I don’t like the sentiment, what caused that outburst?”

“I’m just filled with excitement looking forward to the new year.”

“Uh-huh. And I’m an elephant. Something else is going on.”

“Aren’t you looking forward to the new year?”

“Of course, I’m looking forward, but it is four days away.”

“You can never plan early enough for a new year.”

“Come on, tell me what is driving this ‘new year’ thing. Oh, wait. Hill right?

“Besides the fact.”

“Oh, sure it is. Let me guess. The prompt is ‘new.'”

“Ha. That’s how much you know.”

“‘Year’ then.”

“You finally stumbled on it. Yes, ‘year'”

“Okay, so you have something written up?”

“Look up there where I said Happy New Year.”

“Yeah, so?’

“What more needs to be written?”

“How about a sign to hang around your neck?”

“Which says?”

“Happy New Year from an idiot.”

“Aw. You say the nicest things.”

“I’m guessing dark sarcasm in the classroom.”

“How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?”

“Looks like we are off the rails again. Say goodnight Gracie.”

“Goodnight, Gracie.”

47 comments

  1. I think I saw these two arguing on Facebook yesterday. Interesting how you see so many excited people and grumps between these holidays.

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    1. I know right? Not sure but I don’t think humans are instinctually happy. Thanks, Charles.

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      1. I’ve been thinking that too.

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  2. Somebody needs to go back to bed…maybe until next year.

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *Sung to the tune of Uptown Girl by Billy Joel.

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  3. Kudos for the Pink Floyd reference, John. Well done. Now I want pudding.

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    1. Thank you, Dan. Me too.

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  4. And you managed to get in Pink Floyd and George Burns references–brilliant!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. It was like they both needed to get into the act. 😁

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      1. In these instances, it’s best to indulge them.

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      2. I think you are right.

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  5. Terrific, John!! How do you do this year in and year out?

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    1. I’m not sure, GP. I sit with the keyboard and just let it roll. Thanks for the support. 😁

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  6. I always wanted to eat the pudding before the meat. Or maybe instead of the meat. Either way, nice job on the post and have a wonderful new year, John!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Wishing you the best new year as well.

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  7. Combining Pink Floyd and George Burns in a challenge post . . . only you, Boss. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Marc. Couldn’t help myself. 😁

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      1. LOL. Glad you couldn’t. 🙂

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  8. Awww, I loved George and Gracie! Thanks for the throwback! Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year, Jan. Thank you.

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  9. Yaaasss Pink! Of the Floyd variety. Very clever. Happy New Year 🎊

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy New Year to you.

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  10. Marc beat me to that comment… excellent use of both Pink Floyd and George Burns (you really blow me away by your vast knowledge – you’re in the same decade as my mother and I don’t think she has a clue on who Pink Floyd is, never mind knowing the lyrics of a song!)

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    1. Comes from living three lives. I have supvised a number of young folks eachtime. I was also a Radio DJ and kept on top of the music scene. Thanks, Dale.

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      1. Let us just say – you are on the ball, Boss!

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      2. Might be the eight ball for all we know. Thanks, Dale.

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      3. Better than the cue ball…

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      4. Hahahaha. True enough.

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  11. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Hsppy New Year:))

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    1. Happy New Year, Denise.

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  12. And the year ends with just another brick in the wall.

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    1. Hahahaha, Good one

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  13. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year 2020 will be the “Year of the Rat”. Say WHAT??? I thought that was the year 2017 when we swore a rat into the Oval Office???

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    1. My goodness. Here, have a cup of coffee. You can put your Molotov cocktail on the table over there. Put your feet up and rest a spell. 😁

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  14. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Great dialogue, John. I loved the final lines. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 😊

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  15. Reblogged this on Loleta Abi Author & Book Blogger and commented:
    John has taught me that you don’t always need dialogue tags between two characters. He always has a good tale for those who listen!

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    1. Thank you for the reblog and nice words, Traci.

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      1. You’re welcome, John! I do learn a lot from reading your posts so thank you for that!

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  16. This was a classic Burns and Allen back and forth dialogue. I didn’t get it till the “goodnight Gracie”. And you threw in a little Pink Floyd. You are a master, John. Brilliant!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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