I am thankful for the evening sky, a soft end to a good day.
I know, I have been remiss (and missing in action) with my Thursday SODding, but hey, WordPress has reminded me how weird they are today:
He wasn’t really sure that robots had a happy place, but he was certain that if they did it wouldn’t have been getting stuffed into a huge chunk of fish fillet and chucked off the end of a boat into a pack of feeding sharks just so some scientist could attmempt to monitor his progress through the belly of the beast. Luckily, or not, he didn’t have long to philosophise about where his actual happy place might be, before he was swallowed up by the one of the sharks, who was definitely in his happy place crunching fish fillet flavoured with robots.
If you want to find out what SOD really means – read this post
WARNING: If you don’t like “toilet” humour (and I mean that literally) – move along now!
This verse has been nagging me to write it for days since the “visit”- so I finally gave in and decided to traumatise you all as well.
there’s a poo in my loo!
it had been well hid, till I lifted the lid,
and a poo in the loo,
when you go for a wee, is not something you want to see.
oh, that poo in the loo,
who left it there? and do I really care?
but the poo in the loo,
says they need a lesson, in remembering to push the button!
so the door to the room of the poo in my loo
now displays note, on which I wrote:
you left a poo in my loo –
next time don’t rush, and remember to FLUSH!
I skipped the visuals for this one – it just seemed the appropriate thing to do!
Logged in tonight to this: which seems appropriate given that I have been MIA for the last 5 days or so due the birth of my second Grandson. I was privileged to be there all through labour and his birth, (a whole 3 hours complete stop to start to finish – speedy boy, this one) and share those moments with my daughter and her partner.
The Art of Love
how perfectly you fit
the suggestions of WordPress.
I counted all the years of we
then all the years of widow
and my world had tilted
the balance shifted
and so I cried.
My philosophy is simple: creative inspiration leads me to my happy place.
This post is my Thursday SOD – you can find out what that means, and join in, here
Following on from my last post – you can read it here – I had a thought, which I only thought briefly, but then “The Editor” (let’s just call her TE for brevity, I’m a lazy typist) over at The Lockwood Echo dared to type the thought I had been thinking. I suspect this is because she has been associating for too long with the author of a certain column in the Lockwood Echo (OK, that has to be shortened to “TLE” – you know why!) So, basicall TE from TLE stole my thought and typed it – and it was good. (You still following? Good!)
Toddlers, Cute, Mountain Biking.
As soon as I saw your post title I scrolled up to see what mine were today. I too get some wild suggestions that bear no relationship to each other or what I read. I don’t use searches, so maybe that’s why they’re so random! I like the idea they could be a secret code. We should use them as prompts, in the style of Mr Lageose’s Bonnywood 3 Word Challenge. 😉
Now, she mentioned a certain name, and a certain challenge, that some may already be familiar with. If not, you really need to go and check it out. Brian is wickedly witty, snarky, word-savvy, thoughtful, caring, and just plain nice – all rolled into one good blogger. You can find the genisis of the 3 Word Challenge here
So, I thought, “Why Not?”. (well, there is probably many reason why not, but I decided to ignore them anyway). So here is my little “Suggestions Opportunity Dare” – yes, ….wait for it …. – it’s too long to type again so I’m just going to call it SOD (it quirks me).
SOD is easy, you just open up the WordPress Reader on the nominated day (or any day really, if you don’t like rules) and look for the “Suggestions” at the top.
So, for me, today’s second suggestions are Homeschool, Love, Robots. I then make a post using those words, for (a hideous) example:
The Authorities have announced a crack-down on the multitude of unlicensed ‘Homeschool Repair Shops for Love Robots’ that have sprung up all over the country since the production of rubber was totally banned.
If you would like to have a go, you need to do the following simple steps:
- check your reader for the “Suggestions”- (it helps if you DON’T have any TAGS listed for search on your sidebar in the reader, as that way you get the full random selection effect)
- write your post, tag it as SOD (or use the full name: Suggestions Opportunity Dare).
- add a link to your post, or a pingback to this post, in the comments below if you want to – you don’t have to, but if we can’t find your post, we can’t enjoy it!
Just because I like a little bit of structure, (and I need something to generate a regular post with at the moment) I’m going to do a SOD each Thursday, but you can choose any day the whimsy takes you.
If you’re interested, come join in and see what you can make out of SOD.
I DARE you!
Anyone else ever notice those “suggestions” at the top of your reader?
I noticed them a while back, when one day it had some weird topic (can’t remember what it was exactly now) which made me go WHAT?!
I’ve been keeping an eye on mine today, pondering the offerings, and I really wonder about what sort of algorithm they are using, or is it just totally random?
Todays’ suggestions – in between reading posts are as follows:
Suggestions#1: Pride, Robots, Colorado.
Suggestions#2: Farm, DIY, Books.
Suggestions#3: Robots, Batman, Psychology.
Suggestions#4: Sharks, Vegan, Politics.
I think it’s the combinations that get me – #4 is particularly quirky, with the poor Vegans bracketed by sharks on both sides.
Perhaps WordPress is sending some secret code out to us all – if only we knew how to interpret it.