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Nothing On TV – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

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“Looks like there really is nothing on TV tonight!”

 

You know how people joke about that, right? Well, that’s what I said when I tried to check the TV Guide website the other night to see if anything good was coming on and instead I got an error message about an “error loading listing”. I figured it was just a glitch with the site until I got the same thing the next day. I decided to check my settings and found my cable provider wasn’t even listed anymore! Now, everything was working fine a few days before this. I sent them an email about it and they’re looking into it. Guess I’ll just have to use my cable box’s guide to see if there’s anything good on for now.

 

(memes are from my Pinterest)

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – Psych!


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In And Out – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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“Is it in?” she asked.

“I don’t know,” he replied. “I can’t tell.”

“Why not?”

“There’s too much junk in the way. Don’t you ever straighten up around here? Or think about getting rid of some of it?”

She sighed. “Stop complaining. The cat managed to get back there, after all. Just pull some of the stuff out of the way and see if you can find the cord, and let me know if it’s still plugged in or not. I can’t watch the game if it’s not plugged in.”

He sighed.”Fine. Fine. Next time, try to make sure you keep the door shut to keep the cat out of here so this doesn’t happen again.”

“Whatever. I’m going out to get a bite to eat before the game. Want me to get you anything from In ‘n Out?”

“Sure. Thanks.”He peered out from behind the entertainment center. “Oh, and can you take the dog with you? He hasn’t been out yet this afternoon.”

“Alright.”

As she left him to sort through the electrical cords, she let the cat back inside the house while she took the dog out with her to go on a burger run.


This silly short story is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “in/out”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 29/16


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Michael Bolton, Percy Sledge, & Al Bundy

 

A little something funny that happened at work today:

I was working in a room with two of my co-workers when the song When A Man Loves A Woman came on the radio. My one co-worker, an older man, comments “That doesn’t sound like Percy Sledge.”

And my other coworker, a middle-aged black lady, agreed. I told them it wasn’t Percy, that it was Michael Bolton.

 

My female co-worker asked my other co-worker what songs Michael Bolton sang, since she’d only heard his name and never heard any of his songs, and he told her he didn’t know but that I might know.

I told them I hadn’t heard Michael Bolton songs in a long time, and drew a blank as I tried to think of some. So as I grabbed my phone to look it up, I mentioned that I used to like to listen to Michael Bolton but now whenever I even hear his name, all I can think of is Al Bundy from Married…With Children.

(try to ignore the dub-over)

(There’s also a jab a Michael Bolton in this episode, and many more episodes)

 

My co-workers got a good laugh from my comment.

I’ve noticed how a lot of times, a song or something a can be used in a tv show or movie, and though I might be familiar with it already, after seeing the show or movie, that’s the first thing to come to my mind whenever I hear it afterwards. Does that ever happen to you?

 


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Liebster Award!

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I have been nominated for a Liebster Award! Wow! How unexpected this is!  Thank you so much to http://mommyx4boys.wordpress.com for the nomination. I truly appreciate it. This is my first award here on WordPress, since I’m relatively new here.

Okay, now, let’s see…

The rules for this award are…

1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award
2. Display the banner/sticker/logo on your blog
3. Answer the questions the award giver asked
4. List 11 facts about yourself
5. List your nominees

 

The questions I’ve been given:

1. If you had one wish what would it be?

– Only one wish? Well, I’d love to be a relatively famous author, with a contract with a big publisher 😀

2. If you could change one law, what would it be and why?

-probably repeal “ObamaCare”. I understand the motivations, but I’ve always thought it was silly to force people to pay for insurance when a lot of people still can’t afford it thanks to the bad economy, and it hasn’t really worked out like “they” had hoped it would.

3. What is your favorite movie?

-Oh, I have a lot of movies I love. Casablanca, The Princess Bride, My Cousin Vinny, Monty Python and Holy Grail, Lord of the Rings, Ghostbusters, etc.

4. What is your dream job?

-full-time author 🙂 or something where I can work with animals, probably. cat behaviorist might be interesting.

5. If you could travel to a different time period, when would it be?

-I’ve always been fascinated with Ancient Egypt. If reincarnation is real, maybe I was an Egyptian in a past life. It might explain my love for cats 😀 I’ve also been interested in the Middle Ages.

6. Do you love zombies, if not why?

-they’re not my favorite, but I don’t hate them. I like some zombie movies, like Resident Evil and World War Z, but for the most part they just don’t catch my interest. I’m more into vampires and ghosts.

7. Who is your favorite actor/actress

-I love Johnny Depp 😀  I’ve also recently become a fan Benedict Cumberbatch and David Tennant.

8. Do you now or have you ever had a nickname?

-a couple of women I used to work with used to call me “Boo” and “Jeannetta”.

9. What would you want your last meal to be?

-one last trip to a Chinese buffet 😀

10. What is your biggest fear?

-being broke

11. Do you think im awesome?

Yes 😀

 

 

 

11 Facts about me:

1-I consider myself an introvert.

2-I’m named after Joan of Arc.

3-I think of myself as a bit of a tomboy.

4-I could easily become a crazy cat lady if conditions were right.

5-I believe in soul mates, and am still looking for mine.

6-I don’t care much for romantic movies.

7-I have an eclectic taste in music.

8-I’ve been writing stories since high school.

9-I have green eyes.

10-I’m 5 ft. tall

11-My favorite color is purple.

 

Ok. Now my nominations. Since I’m new here, I might not know many people to chose. If I chose someone and they’ve recently done this, forgive me.

 

http://misslouella.wordpress.com

http://katzenworld.wordpress.com

http://dezizworld.wordpress.com

http://clowiescorner.wordpress.com

http://writingfordesire.wordpress.com

http://aworriedstudent.wordpress.com

http://gradypbrown.wordpress.com

http://jgiambrone.wordpress.com

http://lindaghill.wordpress.com

 

My questions for the nominees:

1-What is your favorite food?

2-What are your hobbies?

3-What was your favorite book as a child?

4-Do you watch reality tv?

5-Who is your least favorite celebrity?

6-If you could back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?

7-If you could talk to one famous person from history, what would you talk about?

8-What is your favorite color?

9-Do you still watch cartoons?

10-What is your favorite Disney character?

11-What is your favorite tv show?