Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Run”

 

I was working hard to get my Classic editor back when I heard some noise on the driveway. Investigating, I found a box had been dropped off by FedEx. Yes, it was from Linda Hill. Here is what was inside.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “run.” Use it as a noun, a verb, use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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

https://lindaghill.com/2021/03/26/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-march-27-2021/

Run by John W. Howell © 2021

“Another Saturday, and you must be deep into all things prompt.”

“Well, as you are so fond of mocking my hobby, yes I am.”

“Are you flummoxed this week?”

“No, in fact, this week is easy.”

“Run it by me.”

“Not sure it is worth your great intellect.”

“Oh, come on. Don’t run off at the mouth. Just tell me.”

“I think the longer I keep it from you, the more this post will be a snap.”

“You are going to wait until I run out of energy?”

“No, not necessarily.”

“Run out of patience?”

“Um, no.”

“Now I get it. You want me to run away.”

“That is not what I want at all.”

“This is some guessing game run for sure.”

“Yeah, I think you are getting close.”

“Run amuck?”

“Pardon me?”

“You are waiting till I run myself onto the shore?”

“Nice nautical touch but no.”

“I’ve run out of guesses.”

“It is easy. I’ve let you run on because the prompt is run.”

“Run?”

“Yup. By letting you run, I pretty much completed the prompt.”

“You used me.”

“Like a dishrag.”

“Can’t say I blame you. For once, you didn’t need to run yourself ragged thinking of what to write.”

“How about a run to the pub.”

“We can run a tab.”

“Da doo run, run.”

 

 

 

 

 

60 comments

  1. I just visited Linda’s blog. Wonderful suggestion! Thank you, dear Sir!
    Enjoy the day, good morning!

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    1. Thank you for letting me know. 😊

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      1. You’re most welcome, dear Sir.

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  2. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I enjoyed running with this one, John, and the conclusion was especially delightful. Have a fantastic day! 😁

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    1. You as well, Gwen. 🤗

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  3. Dear John,
    thanks for making us laugh. You run this quite cleverly.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, run it easily
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. Dear Klausbernd,
      I decided to run your wish for a good weekend by the powers that be and am pleased they concur. They also took time to run your stats and assured me that wishing you the same would run true to the outcome. 😁

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      1. COOL
        👍 👍

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  4. This was fantastic, John! I always loved that song. 🙂 After the week I’ve had, I’m running on empty. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you Jill * sung to the tune of Don’t Bring Me Down by E.L.O. 😁

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  5. Lovely post as always. I’d like to run something by you… I still use Classic and here’s how… My Sites – WP Admin – Posts – All Posts – Add New – arrow down – Classic Editor!!!

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    1. I did the same for the last year, Pamela. The problem that you will face sometime in the future is WP Admin will disappear. Then you have to go in a different direction. When that day comes do this.
      Open your WP, click on your face (or whatever image you use) in the circle at the top right in the black bar. Right beside the bell.
      Once you have clicked there, it will bring you to your profile. On the left side, choose account settings.
      Scroll down until you get to Interface settings and there is a slide bar under Dashboard Settings. Click on that, go below the colour options and save.
      Then, you will have the same admin page as before. Just like the last time when they pulled this nonsense! You can then click on posts and then add new and choose classic. 😁

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      1. This text feels so familiar… I am so glad you are spreading the word!!

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      2. It is your genius, Dale.

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  6. Nicely done, John. Our minds are in the same groove of that 45 😊

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    1. Doesn’t surprise me at all.

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  7. I love it–and Da Doo Run Run!! Were you able to get your Classic Editor back? Mine reappeared last night, and now it’s gone again.

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    1. Yes. Do this.
      Open your WP, click on your face (or whatever image you use) in the circle at the top right in the black bar. Right beside the bell.
      Once you have clicked there, it will bring you to your profile. On the left side, choose account settings.
      Scroll down until you get to Interface settings and there is a slide bar under Dashboard Settings. Click on that, go below the colour options and save.
      Then, you will have the same admin page as before. Just like the last time when they pulled this nonsense! You can then click on posts and then add new and choose classic.

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      1. Thanks, John. I tried it, and it worked. For the time being. I hope it doesn’t revert to Block again with no warning. I was in a total panic.

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      2. I’m with you, Liz

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      3. Fingers crossed, eh?

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  8. I enjoyed the conversation, John. I’ll run along now.

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    1. I hope we run into each other again. 😁

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  9. Once again, John, you’ve hit a home run with this post. From my perspective, you have a hood run of hits under your belt. Keep it up. And if anyone disagrees and comes to protest vehemently, do what I always do, run to the ‘roundhouse’, they can’t ‘corner’ you there 🤪

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    1. Hahaha. Thaks for the advice and kind words, Steve. I’ll keep the roundhouse on my list of places to run. 😁

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  10. This may have run its course. Or not. The bottle is still half full. So there would be no need to run off too soon. Cheers.

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    1. But if we run out we can get home delivery.

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  11. I was gonna do a beer run before reading this then realised it is a tad early.. So I’m gonna run myself ragged trying to get my steps in, that way I’ll deserve it later 😉
    Always, you give me a good chuckle!

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    1. I’m glad. Did you get the beer?

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  12. I have no comments since most have been written already, so I will just say this was a nice run at the prompt, John, and run to the kitchen for another cup of tea.

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    1. Thanks Mary. I hope the kitchen run wasn’t too far. 😁

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  13. Very clever, John. You had a great run there. I haven’t heard the phrase, “used you like a dishrag” in ages. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I thought the phrase fit. 😁

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Good one and fun song, John 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray. 😁

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  15. Delightfully clever! I enjoyed this.

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  16. Love this one John! Here is another tune for you 💜💜

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    1. Thank you, Willow. Loved it.

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  17. Loved this, John! And I now have Da Doo Run Run on replay in my head. A great old song!

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    1. Me too, Soooz. 😊

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  18. The post that wrote itself 😂. Excellent as always. Running to the pub is my kind of running.

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    1. Hahahaha. Jill. It is the best direction for sure.

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  19. So fun, John! Thanks for the smiles! 🙂

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    1. 😁 Thanks for letting me know.

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  20. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Very clever, John! I’d run away and hide if there were someplace to get away from all of the craziness of the last year. Instead, I’ll just run off at the mouth.

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    1. A mouth run sure is kinder on the knees. Thanks, Pete. 😁

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  21. Brilliant. I expected you to run for office at the end.

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    1. Too old to run. Thanks, Craig

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    1. Thank you, Audrey. 😁

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  22. this was fantastic and made me giggle ! a really enjoyable read 🤍

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    1. Thank you, I’m so glad you liked it. 😊

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  23. This was fun, John. Great song!

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    1. 😁 Glad you enjoyed it.

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