Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Spay/Splay/Spray

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and here is Linda Hill to explain this week’s prompt. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spay/splay/spray.” Use one, use two, use ’em all, it’s up to you. Have fun!”

So there you have it. If you would like to have fun, please visit Linda’s blog and read how. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 30/2020

Spay/Splay/Spray by John W. Howell © 2020

“Oh, my goodness.”

“What?”

“Just saw the prompt for this week.”

“Ah. The Hill Hilarity. What is it?”

“Spay/Splay/Spray.”

“Hmmm. There are the obvious uses.”

“Who wants to talk about neutered pets, legs, or mosquitoes?”

“You could go in a completely different direction.”

“Yeah, like what?”

“Well, Spay is a town in Germany located in a great wine production area.”

“Okay, I guess that would be interesting. What wine?”

“Riesling.”

“Yum. I like a nice Riesling.”

“You could also talk about splay without mentioning body parts.”

“I don’t see how.”

“There is an architecture term splay that describes an angle of a wall from a door or window that makes it wider the further away from the door or window.”

“Not sure I could pull that off. I don’t really understand .”

“Think of a window that also has a window seat. You have the window, and then the walls come into the room at an angle, so there is room for the seat. It’s called a splay at the wide part in the room.”

“I guess I get that. What about spray?”

“I think you are stuck with the idea of droplets of liquid. You could describe different kinds of spray.”

“Or just stick with spay and splay.”

“What fun is that? You could talk about the spray of the sea.”

“Okay, then here is my attempt. A little haiku, which should keep the Hillster happy. Ahem.

In the town of Spay,

There’s a window with a splay . . .

Safe from ocean spray.

How’s that?”

“I’m no critic, but am wanting to move on with the day.”

“so?”

“Close enough for government work.”

 

 

60 comments

  1. If Spey had been included, you could have spoken about some rather fine single malt whiskies, too.

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    1. True enough. Thanks, Keith.

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  2. […] “That’s OK with me, Dan. But I’m ordering the good stuff. Cheryl, I’ll have a glass of John Howell’s Bourbon.” […]

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Loved your Haiku, John. Now I’ll never forget about Spay’s wine or the window splay I’d love to be sitting on. As for ocean spray, I can only pray. ♥

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    1. Ohhhh. Look at you. Alliteration champ. 😂 Thanks, Gwen.

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      1. Gwen M. Plano · ·

        😀

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  4. Clever! Especially the Haiku at the end. Got me smiling…

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    1. A good thing to accomplish today. Thank you, Beck. 😊

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  5. Yep, close enough for government work!

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    1. Hahahahha. Thanks, Liz.

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  6. This was a tough one, John. I’m assuming bonus points were implied for using all three, so you’re a little closer to that car.

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    1. I can see the insurance policy payment from here. Thanks, Dan. 😊

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      1. Buy it now, insurance companies are giving rebates. Gas is cheap and the roads are empty. Tell the Producer I said it was OK.

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      2. Okay. I’ll try that.

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  7. Wow. That was a difficult trio to work with.

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    1. Seemed that way to me too. Thanks, Charles.

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  8. LOL! This wasn’t easy. Great job, John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill. * Sung to the tune of Reelin’ in the Years by Steely Dan.

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      1. Great tune! 🙂

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      2. Just heard it. I like Steely Dan.

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  9. Cute little rhyme you had going there, John. You do come up with beauts, my friend!

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    1. Thank you, GP. The problem with stream of consciousness is sometimes I end up in a strange place. 😁

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  10. Rough prompt. It looks like street-speak to me. “’S’pay our tab.” “’S’pray to God.” “’S’play some cards.”

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    1. Good ones. 😁

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  11. Considering the quality of late this is more than good enough for government work. I would go so far as to say above and beyond. Now that you have finished spay, spray, splay it is time to splash two fingers in a glass and celebrate the weekend.

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    1. I usaually have three fingers but maybe two times two might work out. Thanks, John

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      1. two x two sounds like a win win adjustment. and why cut celebration short ?

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      2. That’s right. Keep it going.

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  12. Haha! Terrific, John. Oh, and I like a nice Riesling too. Hugs.

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  13. Only, brilliant! You nailed it ‘Big Time’!

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.😊

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  14. That was some tricky prompt, John. I couldn’t think of a single thing when I looked at it. You nailed it, my friend. 👍

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    1. Thank you, Soooz.

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  15. You nailed, it, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan

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  16. Excellent job, John. I thought it was a tough one but you nailed it!

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    1. Thak you so much, Mirium. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John! 🙂

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  17. How you came up with all that…? Great little haiku to top it off. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eilene. You as well. 😀

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  18. Oooh! Well done, Sir!
    Capping it all off with that clever haiku!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😊

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  19. :)) spreading knowledge into WP-masses 🙂

    Fun one 👌👍👍

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    1. Thank you, VR. Fun to write as well. 😁

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  20. I learned two new terms, John. The haiku was a stroke of genius.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. You are so nice to say that. Made my day.

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  21. LOL! Loved it, John. And DH and I use the last line as an inside joke routinely with a slight tweak. Just said it today, in fact–close enough for state work. Fun post!

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    1. Thank you, Mae. I like the idea of insides jokes. 😁

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  22. Loved this, John! You really nailed it.

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  23. You had me at Riesling, then the window splay…oh yeah a glass of Riesling gazing out the window splay onto a gorgeous mountain view…doesn’t matter which country or continent…you had me there.
    What was the one word? I’ve had too much wine at the glorious window seat. You win! 😀

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    1. Hahahaha. This is a delightful stream of consciousness, Deborah. You win.

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