Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “List”


Today is Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Linda hill used the e-mail system to transmit our prompt today. Here it is, “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “list.” Make or talk about a list. Enjoy!”

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List by John W. Howell © 2020

“Well, it’s Saturday, so you must be working on your prompt.”

“Yes, I’m making a list now.”

“List? You are supposed to be working the prompt.”

“list is the prompt/.”

“Ugh, I should have known. What list are you working on?”

“Naughty and nice.”

“You being Santa this year.”

“No, but I got to thinking of some of the people in this world.”

“So now you are judging whether they are naughty or nice?”

“Judging is a harsh term.”

“So give me an example?”

“Judge Judy.”

“Huh. Pretty obscure, I’d say. Naughty or nice?”


“Aw, come on. This is a waste of time.”

“Go ahead, name someone.”

“Okay Me.”

“Low blow.”


“This is not an interdiction session.”

“That bad?”


“What do you mean well?”

“You have a tendency to be naughty.”

“Define naughty.”

“Always teasing me about my prompts.”

“Oh, please. You are wide-open for that. No one takes these prompts as seriously as you. In fact, I would say have the time you are not living up to the terms of the prompt.”

“Oh yeah? Like what?”

“Supposed to be a stream of consciousness, not a well-thought-out plan. So what else?”

“Okay. What else? Erm. You spend too much time at the pub.”

“Only because you are my friend.”

“What does that mean?”

“You don’t drink a lot, but you are a carrier.”

“How about now?”

“I could use a gallon.”

“I’ll go with you.”

“That would serve as a stimulus.”

“Speaking of that, I have McConnell, Pelosi, and Schumer on the naughty list.”

“Sounds right.”


  1. Ooh, ooh! Which list am I on, John? Am I naughty or am I nice?
    I do hope I’m nice.
    Please tell me I’m nice. Pleeeeease.

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    1. You are nice. Of course you are nice. Why wouldn’t you be nice? Nice it is. 😁

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      1. Thanks, John. Watch out for a little bit of niceness next Thursday…

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Yep, I suspect many of us would have an unruly crowd of elected officials on our naughty list. Good one, John. 🙂

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    1. I think the whole legislative and executive branch belongs on the naughty list. Thank you, Gwen.

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  3. You need more paper for my list of naughty politicians. Nice job, John. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *sung to the tune of Walk Away Renee by The Left Banke


      1. I listened to it on bike ride today. It is one I always liked. Thanks, Jill. 😊

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  4. Oh, that naughty list!

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  5. I’ve often been on the – Who? list.

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    1. Me too, GP. 😂

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  6. You’re going to need extra paper for the naughty list, John. I’d just ride out the season at the pub if I were you. You and I were heading in the same direction with the prompt. Nice job.

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    1. See you there in a minute. Thanks, Dan. 😊

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  7. McConnell, Pelosi, and Schumer

    Kevin McCarthy: Hey! You mentioned Schumer, he’s a minority leader. So am I. Wasn’t I naughty?

    Apparently not enough. Kevin needs to up his game.

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    1. Yeah he belongs along with the entire Congress and Executive branch.


  8. I think I could add to the naughty list, John. Great take on the prompt.

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  9. Some day next year I would love to be on the naughty list for spending too much time at the pub with a friend. I have been too much of a goody two-shoes and that needs to change. 😉

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    1. Yeah for sure. Get a tattoo too. tis would be a good one “Mess with the best Die like the rest.” ☠️

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  10. If you are putting politicians on the naughty list, you’re going to need a very long piece of paper! 🙂 Great one, John!

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    1. You are so right, Jan. Which brings up the question. Why do we put up with their crap?


  11. I’ve never heard the line about being a carrier before. Love it.

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    1. I made it up. My wife always said when I was in business, “You never show signs of stress but I’ll bet you’re a carrier.”

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      1. This line just keeps getting better.

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      2. You can use it somewhere.

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  12. I like to think I can hop from one list to another, given the circumstance… what say you?
    And, may I join you at the pub?

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    1. Please join me at the pub. I’m buying. I don’t do lists. So I guess jumping is fine. 😊

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      1. Will do! At least let me get a round! I don’t really do lists either…

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  13. Well done, John. A great usage of the prompt.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie. 😁

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  14. It’s the season for lists, isn’t it. You’re gonna need a bigger blog for that naughty list of politicians though. 😀

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    1. You are so right. They all belong on it for sure.

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  15. I think that naughty list of politicians is a lot longer, John. And I believe I should be on the nice list. 🙂

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    1. You are on the nice list, Lauren. 😊

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  16. I enjoyed this, John. Especially the ending. I hope I’m on the nice list.

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    1. You won’t be getting a coal this year for sure.

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  17. That 2020 naughty list would be 100 miles long!!!

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    1. And several tons.


  18. I wholeheartedly agree with your pub crawl and your naughty list.

    Now let’s toast to something cheery.

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    1. Yes indeed. We are still here. That’s cheery.

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