Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt –

 

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday, and here comes Linda Hill carrying what looks like a lawyer’s briefcase.

“Hey, Linda.”

“John.”

“This week’s prompt?”

“Or my lunch.”

“Yeah, I guess that could be.”

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ring.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adverb, or an adjective…use it any way you’d like. Have fun!”

“Gee, thanks, Linda.”

Well, you heard it from the horses— um, directly from Linda hill. If you would like to have fun with the rest of us, visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 14/2020

Ring by John W.Howell © 2020

“Put a ring on it.”

“What?”

“Nothing, just trying out the prompt.”

“Should have known. Ring, right?”

“Yup. So that was the prompt used as a noun.”

“So now you need to think up an adjective, adverb, and verb.”

“How did you know?”

“Logic. If you decided your use as a noun, then the others followed.”

“You are so smart. You know that?”

“Nice of you to say, but I don’t think that bit of logic took any smarts.”

“I should ring up the Nobel Prize committee and tell them about you.”

“Right.”

“See what I did there? Verb.”

“Someone asleep could see that. How about an adjective?”

“My ears are ringing from the explosion.”

“That’s pretty good. How about an adverb?”

“The only one I can think of is ringingly.”

“Yeah, that is pretty good. I ringingly endorse your Stream of Consciousness post.”

“Does that endorsement come with money?”

“No. I’ll stand you to a beer, though.”

“You ring my bell.”

“Get your key ring. You are driving.”

 

 

54 comments

  1. Good job. You managed to pull off the challenge in a creative way.

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    1. Thank you, Molly Shea. 😁

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  2. Nice job, John. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you * sung to the tune of Devil with the Blue Dress by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels.

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  3. Nicely played, particularly ending with the keyring!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  4. You handled that quite well, John.

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    1. Thank you, GP. 😊

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  5. hahaha. Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Pam. 😁

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  6. […] about what, Cheryl? Do I want a beer? No, I prefer John Howell’s Bourbon. Does raking sound like work? Yes, that’s why I avoid […]

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  7. Good job touching all the bases, John. Enjoy your beer.

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    1. Thnak you, Dan 😊

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  8. “Alex, I will take ADVERBS for a nickel.”

    RINGINGLY

    “Seriously?”

    “Sorry, John. That is incorrect, to you, Karen…RINGINGLY”.

    “What is a never actually used adverb.”

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    1. “Alex I will take Almost Iowa for a hundred.”

      Ringingly

      “What is the adverb of ring?”

      That is correct Johnny. Here is a link to show it. https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/the-adverb-for/ring.html

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  9. You ring-around-the-rosied with that one, John.
    Dunno that I’ll be using ringingly any time in the future. But ya never know!

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    1. Not a common use for sure. One comment even suggests it is wrong.

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      1. Bah… I’m always making up words 😉

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      2. This one is legit.

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      3. Oh, I know it is. I was just sayin…😉

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  10. I like that you included ring as an adjective and adverb too. We used similar noun and verb. Good times.

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  11. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    My goodness, you covered the bases and created a fun story (as always!). Well done! Have a great weekend. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😁

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  12. Always fun to see what you do with these, John! I’m bending the rules of my blogging break, but it caught me eye and I couldn’t resist checking it out. Well done! 🙂 Have a great weekend! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for stopping Marcia. Now get back to the break.

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  13. Can you use that word in the pluperfect tense with a hyphenated modifier next Tuesday on a sunny afternoon with three fingers of your favorite beverage in hand whilst contemplating an angel dancing on the head of pin listening to Bo Diddley ? And do try to leave out any dangling participles. However before you leap into that please try to enjoy today’s three fingers. Good one John.

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    1. I think I’ll just sip this bourbon and let my guy do the grammar stuff.

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  14. Always Fun! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  15. With that second to last line, you have me singing the 1979 disco song by Anita Ward. It will be ringing in my ear all day, so thanks John.

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    1. I don’t get ear worms but I have been told I am a carrier. Thanks, Mary

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  16. I had a little SOCS reaction to your post. Put a ring on it made me think of Beyonce which made me think of the Glee version and that made me laugh at the memory of the football team bursting into choreography on the field. Thanks for the laughs!

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    1. I’m glad you got some laughs, Laura. My job’s done here. 😊

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  17. Amazing, again, John! Well-done!

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  18. Ringingly? Lol. Thanks for the laugh, John.

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    1. Anytime, Diana.

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  19. A great take on the prompt, John! Bravo! 👍

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    1. Thank you, Soooz

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  20. Your post has a wonderful ring to it, Boss.

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    1. Thank you, Pilgrim.

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  21. Hahaha, I think you managed to squeeze in every ring in the English language. All I could think to add is to go out on a song…. Ring Dang Doo comes to mind 😉

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    1. Hmmm. I’m a little rusty on that song.

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      1. Just as well… it should not be sung in polite company 😉

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  22. Great job, John, but I paused on ringingly 🙂
    I didn’t get any email notifications today, just knew you’d post something new and wanted to visit. Something’s going on with WP because I haven’t changed any settings. So frustrating. Anyway, have a good weekend!

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    1. Have a great Sunday, Lauren

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  23. Fun story if a bit ringy.

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  24. Well done, John. I loved the last two rings.

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    1. Thanks, Jennie 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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