Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Val”

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and here is Linda Hill to explain the prompt for this week.

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “val.” Find a word that starts with “val” or if you’re not doing the A to Z Challenge, find a word that just has “val” in it, and use that word any way you’d like. Enjoy!” Thank you, Linda. I always like the wish of “enjoy” at the end. Since I’m not doing the A to Z challenge, I need to find a word with “val” in it. So, there we have it. If you would like to have some fun, go, visit Linda’s blog and read up on how easy it is.  Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 25/2020

Val by John W. Howell @ 2020

“You look a bit puzzled. Wait! It’s Saturday. I forgot.I’ll see you around. I need to reevaluate getting involved.”

“Don’t go. There is no one who can outrival your brainpower.”

“Oh, come on now. This from one who undervalues most of my contributions to your Hill obsession.”

“Well, this time is different. I’m not ambivalent about your ability to help.”

“Okay, you had me at unrivaled. So how can I help?”

“We need to use a word that has “val” in it. I want to use words that have “val” in a prevalent position in the center of the word.”

“Sounds real easy to me. I don’t mean to sound cavalier, but what’s so hard? Go to the internet and look up words with “val” in them.”

“No, that would be cheating. I have to pull the words out of my undervalued brain.”

“Do you want me to suggest a few, then you can evaluate whether or not you want to use them.”

“I guess that would be okay. That mighty chivalrous of you.”

“Oh, please. It’s better than having to care for you as you convalesce from a nervous breakdown.”

“You would do that? Spend intervals of time taking care of me?”

“I think I’m almost sorry I said that. Let me invalidate what I said.”

“I don’t know, I think it is too late. I look upon you as the cavalry.”

“Yeah, well, quit it. I’ll give you a few words and then like the survivalist that I am will be off.”

“I think I won’t need any more words. Our conversation is the equivalent of a post.”

“I don’t believe it. No avalanching emotions?”

“Nope, we are done. You ave served with valor.”

“Okay then.I’m going to hit the Cavalcade Bar. Want to come?”

“I could use a festival right now. Thanks.”

 

76 comments

  1. […] problem, Pops, it’s in the machine, filed under John Howell’s Bourbon. And a cold Corona for you, […]

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  2. This wasn’t easy, but you did a great job, John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you. *Sung to the tune of Oh Happy Day by Ray Charles and the Voices of Jubilation . Here is a link. https://youtu.be/wv5n_eCGkvM

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      1. I had to click on the link as I immediately started singing it (in my head)..

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      2. Thank you, Dale. For some readon this song (Has been done by many) always lifts my spirits. I like Ray Charles a lot.

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      3. Exactly what it did for me this morning. So thank you!

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      4. Did for me too. So I’m glad I sent it to Jill. Nice to have another enjoy it. Thaks for letting me know. 😘

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      5. Absolutely! I even opened a second window to respond to your post while listening to it! I didn’t want it to cut off with one hit of the ‘send’ 😘

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      6. You are the best.

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  3. Waiting for a Saturday where the friend remembers to stay away. He never seems to learn.

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    1. Hahahaha. So true. Can you say “Glutton for punishment.”

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      1. Definitely seems to have a masochistic streak.

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      2. I wanted to use that word but spell check kept changing it to machinist. 😁

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      3. It’s why I rarely listen to it.

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  4. Lovely. I love reading your dialogues.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenny. 😁 You just made my day.

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  5. Well played, John!

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    1. Thanks Liz. 😁 *drops microphone and walks off.

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      1. That definitely was a drop the mic-worthy performance.

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  6. Nicely done, John. I particularly like ‘cavalier’ – it reminds me of an old boss. I also like that you decided to celebrate with a visit to the bar. I look forward to being able to do that.

    Take care. Enjoy the weekend and stay well. Give the girls a scritch from Maddie.

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    1. The girls thank Maddie for their first scritch of the day. See you at the bar. 😁 Have a super Saturday.

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      1. We have a nice day on tap, John. 65 degrees and sunshine – if Mother Nature reads the forecast. Sometimes, she does her own thing.

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      2. Yes we had record heat yesterday (98 degrees). Today high 79.

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      3. 98? Oh my, no thank you.

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  7. Good job, there John! Do you validate parking here on your site?

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    1. Yes I do. You need to laugh ten times though. Nice use of Val, GP.

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  8. Welp Boss, you really validated my faith on you with this one.

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    1. Aw, thank you. I had a lot of fun writing it. 😊

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      1. You’re something else, Boss. 🙂

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      2. You are too kind. ❤️

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      3. Happy weekend to you, good man

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  9. Most excellent, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  10. You took the challenge to the next level this time.

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    1. Thank you, Craig. Was fun. 😊

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  11. Deep down… I just know your partner in crime loves to show up on Saturdays. She (because it just feels right) has become an invaluable partner, wittingly or not 😉

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    1. I like the idea of a she. Since I was raised by women I guess I tend to gravitate there.

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      1. Plus… you live with three 😉 one two-legged and two four-legged 😉

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      2. True. My comfort zone. 😊

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      3. 🙂 Wise man.

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  12. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    You got a lot of vals in there! Happy Saturday:)

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    1. I did. Should be Valedictorian. 😁

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  13. I laughed out loud at this line: “Oh, come on now. This from one who undervalues most of my contributions to your Hill obsession.”.

    I have a Hill obsession too :). We’re in good company with the #SoCS gang. Cheers 🙂

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  14. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    LOL! You amaze me, John. I would have written about valentine messages or a friend named Val. But, you went an entirely different and hilarious way. Great job! 😀

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    1. Well you know how it is. Easy road? Nah. Thank you, Gwen. 😊

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  15. Now THAT was brilliant! Bravo, my friend. 👍

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    1. Thank you, Soooz

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  16. Simply brilliant! (And I never knew there were SO many words with “val” in them!!)

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    1. I know right. When you zone in on them they seem to pop into the mind. I totally forgot about Valentine. 😀

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      1. Oh, you pretty much covered Val 😉

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      2. You think? There may be a few more but my mind is a blank.

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  17. Excellent, as always! You and your wife are valiant!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. A valuable comment for sure. 😁

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      1. You are a valued friend!

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      2. Your valted commets are appreciated (please stop now)

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      3. Yes, I think I’m done now 😉

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      4. Hahahaha. Whew.

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  18. Very clever, John. I was going to make the valedictorian reference, but I see you beat me to it!

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    1. Yes. I do value your opinion though, and thank you. 😁

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  19. Wow! You win the prize for most vals and get bonus points because they actually make sense in your post.

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    1. Glad you did, Audrey. Thanks for letting me know. 😊

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  20. Well, I certainly value your humour and posts, John. Happy Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. That means a lot to me. 😁

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  21. LOL! You nailed this one, John and should get BONUS points for using so many val words! 😀

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    1. I’m suggesting a Bentley turbo as a bonus. Ah make it a convertable too.

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  22. Well done! The Cavalcade bar was a perfect ending. 😀

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