Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Brush”

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again. Here is Linda Hill carrying a valise. I hope she is here to tell us about the prompt this week. Hi Linda. Welcome. “Hello, John. Yes, I’m here with this week’s prompt. Let me set this case up on the table. You are in for a treat, but let’s get to the prompt first. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ‘brush.’ Use it as a noun, a verb, or an idiom. Have fun! ”

“Okay, Linda, that sounds pretty. Self-explanatory. What is in the case?”

“I have a deal for you. How many times have you wanted to clean something and didn’t have the right tool? Don’t answer that. Many times I’m sure. Well, now your troubles are over. I have, in this case, every kind of brush known to man.”

“Are you working for the Fuller Brush Company?”

“No, I have my own brush company, Hill’s Brushes. Our motto, “Brush up your life with Hills.”

“I think I’m all set in the brush department, Linda. Thank you for the prompt. By the way, how is ‘brush’ used as an idiom?”

“You gotta brush up on your idioms, John.”

“That’s why I’m asking.”

“No, you see I just used an idiom.”

“Oh, I see. We have also have used ‘brush’ as a noun.”

“Yup. Now all you need is a verb,Β and you’ll collect those bonus points for sure. Well, since you have no need for a brush,Β I guess I’ll be going.”

“Wait, Linda.”

“What?”

“You have something on your shoulder there. Looks like dog hair.”

“I can’t see it.”

“Here, give me that brush, and I’ll brush it off.”

“Here you go. How close are you to that Bentley Turbo?”

“Maybe a thousand points or so. There I got the hair.”

“Thank you, John. You just earned ten bonus points for the verb.”

“Verb? Oh, I get it. Thank you, Linda. Good luck in the brush business.”

“Another ten points.”

“Wow, What for?”

“Adjective. See ya.”

45 comments

  1. Very clever πŸ˜‚ I love the way you’ve used your words.

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    1. Thank you. I sort of borrow those words and then rearrange them. πŸ˜‚

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      1. Brilliant idea

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  2. Nicely done, John. I enjoyed this very much. Nice of Linda to be so generous. Keep it up and that Bentley is yours.

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    1. Sooner or later. Thank you Dan.

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  3. […] a cold Corona and a perfect lime wedge for the crane-maker. And another splash of John Howell’s Bourbon, a snifter of seltzer and a glass of ice for the β€˜normal’ […]

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    1. Thak you for the mention, Dan

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  4. Great job, John. Happy Saturday! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of Miracles by Jefferson Starship

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  5. hahah. Well done!!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela.

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  6. You’ve done it again!
    I nearly had a brush with disaster when I couldn’t access my own blog this morning!!

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    1. Oooh that is not good. I’m glad you got there. Thanks for the compliment, GP. 😁

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  7. Brushing tears of laughter from my eyes here!

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth

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  8. Scintillating! I’m brushing that by you as a compliment, of course! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  9. Surprise! Bentley is the name of a retired police bloodhound. He comes with his own brush and a towel for all the drool.

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    1. Yes, he will probably be second choice. Thanks, Craig.

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  10. Great job, John. Yours are always worth the wait.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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    2. I agree, Robbie! I had to wait today because my husband dragged me away from the computer first thing this morning to go for a drive.

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      1. Did you enjoy the drive?

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      2. Yes, we did, finding many unexplored dirt roads, one of which yielded a photo op with a sign claiming that the property was patroled by a crazy bitch with dogs and automatic weapons.

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      3. My kind of woman.

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Very clever, John. I love the last line. πŸ˜€ Enjoy the day.

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Enjoy as well.

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  12. I am wondering when you get enough bonus points what the turbo charge Bentley will do the walk through the neighborhood ? Or will you give us the brush off and go for a cruise ? Well gotta go. No Bentley. Just time to brush up my Shakespeare…

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    1. Thank you John. Yes, the Bentley will do a neighborhood roar through.

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    You covered all the possible brush usages:) I forgot about the Fuller Brush salesperson! Great post.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  14. All the bonus points for you! Great job with the prompt, John.

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    1. Thank you, Laura.

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  15. I’m trying to think of a clever quip to do with brushes and have got nothing. I’ll have to comb the internet for something……

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    1. That was good. 😁

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  16. A most clever response to Linda’s prompt, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😁

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  17. You racked up the bonus points, John. A brush with fame.

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    1. Hahahaha. 😊

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