Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “First Thing”

 

First thing this morning, I ran into Linda Hill. She had something wrapped in old newspapers. “Is that fish,” I said.

“Fish? You better hope not. This is your prompt for this week.”

“Oh, my goodness. Why is it wrapped in newspaper.”

“Cause I ran out of birthday wrap.”

“It’s not my birthday.”

“Just as well then. Here take it.”

“Thanks, Linda. Goodbye.”

Here is this week’s prompt.  Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!

First Thing by John W. Howell © 2021

“First thing I noticed? Gee, that’s a hard one.”

“Just say whatever comes to mind.”

“Well, the first thing I noticed when we met each other was your complete obsession with the Saturday prompt.”

“Oh?”

“Yes, we had our first date, and you insisted on reading your response to the prompt. I can even remember the prompt.”

“What was it. I don’t remember.”

“It was rutabaga.”

“Rutabaga? What did I say about rutabaga?”

“I put it out of my mind but recall you were planning on planting some.”

“Well, I never did, so how can you say I’m obsessed?.”

“Let me count the Saturday evenings we only talk about your prompt that week.”

“You serious? We talk about a lot of stuff.”

“Like what?”

“Um. Like . . . er. . . the movie we are watching.”

“And how it relates to the prompt. Let me ask you. What caused you to come up with asking me about the first thing I noticed about you tonight?”

“It is the prompt this week.”

“See, the prosecution rests.”

“That’s not the whole thing.”

“What else.”

“We get bonus points if we end the post with “the last thing.”

“Let me help you with that.”

“I thought you didn’t like the prompt stuff.”

“Let me say good night, which will be the last thing.”

47 comments

  1. smart one, like the play with “first-last” things :)) and of cuz the humor of it all 😀👍

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    1. See my last thank you for more treats. Thank you. 🤗

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  2. Your opening piqued and excited my inner poet, John:

    First thing in the morning, I ran into Linda Hill
    As up the misty, snowy hill I romped
    When we meet there on Saturdays, the air is cool and still
    And she hands me the S O C S prompt

    😛

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    1. Hahahaha. Well done, Keith. 🤣

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  3. If you were fishin’ for a compliment on that intro into the prompt – you GOT it, John. Pretty cute!

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    1. Thanks, GP. I was chasing the bonus points. I still have my eye on the Bentley Turbo convertible. 😁

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      1. You have good taste.

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  4. Great job, John! Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill * sung to the tune of Never My Love by The Association

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  5. And we are so glad you are ‘obsessed’! We reap the benefits.

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    1. hahaha. So kind you are, Pamela. (Yoda said that) 😁

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  6. That’s good, John! First to last 🙂

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    1. Yup and I got the bonus points.

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  7. Good job, John. I don’t see how it’s an obsession. It’s just something you have to do.

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  8. To be fair, it is difficult to forget when you hear the word rutabaga. Seems autocorrect really doesn’t like it.

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    1. Had a problem overriding autocorrect. You reminded me I didn’t check to see if both mentions were correct. 😬

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  9. Nicely played! You get extra points for incorporating a rutabaga.

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    1. Oh thank you, Liz. Every point counts. Rutabaga is a funny word for sure,

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      1. You’re welcome, John. There are some words I can’t say with a straight face. Rutabaga is one of them. Modality is another one.

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      2. I love the word physicality. Means so little.

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      3. You’re right about that!

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  10. […] if you hope to see this glass of John Howell’s Bourbon, you’ll be mindful of the fact that this is a family […]

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  11. A great job, John.

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    1. Thak you, Robbie. 😊

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  12. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Another fun one, John. Happy Saturday to you and yours. 🌞

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. Happy Saturday to you and Larry.

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  13. And that settles that. No squirrel at the beginning, middle, nor at the end. At ever.

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    1. Nope. Confirmed. No squirel. 😁

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  14. The last thing I needed, the first thing this morning…. Gary P. Nunn. Great response, John!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 😊

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  15. Wow, didn’t even make it to the bar this week.

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    1. Nope. Got walked out on

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  16. I join the chorus! Jolly good show!

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  17. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good one, Jonn:)

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    1. Thanks, Denise. Glad you liked it

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  18. Hahaha! This was a good one.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  19. Don’t lose your obsession! I, for one, am always surprised at just where you go with these babies!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. 😁

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  20. You’re so clever.

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    1. Thank you, Marc. 😊

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