SoCS – Playing games while eating

I finally found a game on my phone that interests my son. I usually tend to lean towards puzzle games, but I also try not to have too many on my phone because I’m pretty OCD, as you all know, and I have a hard time letting things go sometimes. That’s what’s nice sometimes about Candy Crush. You only get five lives, so if the level sucks (which most of them do for a few days until they finally decide to let you win), you play five lives and then leave it for a few hours until your lives regenerate. My youngest son thinks I’m idiotic to play Candy Crush because it is so obviously stacked against the player, making it impossible to pass levels without paying for them. I am happy to report that I’ve never spent a single dollar on the game. Just lots of time and usually frustration.

The game that Andru will actually play with me is Wordscapes. It’s sort of like a crossword puzzle game and there seems to be no end to the levels. I spend way too much time on it. While I was eating the other night, Andru sat on the counter and we played the game for probably an hour, laughing our asses off for most of it. Because it gives you five to seven letters to work with, and those are the only letters you can use, you spend a lot of time coming up with completely random words that you know aren’t actually words, just to try and figure out the real word.

The other really funny thing that happens is that you end up spelling an actual word, but you don’t realize it’s a word because you are pronouncing it incorrectly. I love how random letters make your brain automatically choose to think “ay” for the letter A rather than “ah” or “aah”. Needless to say, it makes for some entertainment while you’re doing something as mundane as trying to figure out what to eat for dinner, which is what Andru was supposed to be doing; or eating dinner, which is what I was doing.

Who wants to just sit and eat dinner without doing something? That actually brings up this other time when my hubby and I were both preparing lunch for ourselves. My diet is pretty strict right now, so we were eating different things. When I was done, I took my food to the table and sat down. When my hubby was done, he started walking towards the living room to sit in front of the TV. “Are you seriously going to leave me here alone?” I asked. He laughed sheepishly and came and sat by me, but I think his heart was really in the living room with that TV. Should I be jealous?

Happy Saturday everyone!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is ““dom.” Use it as a word, or find a word that starts or ends with it. Have fun!”

 

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Song Lyric Sunday – No One’s Here to Sleep by Naughty Boy

While I was home sick this week, I started binge watching a series on Netflix. Not only did it give me something quite entertaining to do while I was home (in between working, of course) but it also offered this week’s theme and song selection. I love how movies and other shows intermix music to bring stories to life. Sometimes the songs are pretty benign and not worth my time, but sometimes they are rare gems. I didn’t think Siri would be able to name that tune, since it was background music, but she did. The only thing she got wrong was the artist.

To be honest, I thought this one was by Bastille. Dan Smith’s voice is just too distinct. But I found I wasn’t too far off. I found this from searching the lovely Google: ‘No One’s Here To Sleep is a song by British record producer Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan featuring Bastille, from his 2013 album, Hotel Cabana.’ As you will also see below, Dan Smith co-wrote the song with Shahid Khan.

I fell in love with the song after only hearing probably one stanza and I can tell you that the rest of it doesn’t disappoint. I hope you enjoy!

Every carpet, every floor
Everywhere I look, I fall
Climbing up the walls
I’m climbing up the walls
What goes on behind these doors
I’ll keep mine and you’ll keep yours
We all have our secrets
We all have our secrets
Behind every door
Is a fall, a fall and
No one’s here to sleep
You were always faster than me
I’ll never catch up with you, with you
Oh I can feel them coming for me
And you were always faster than me
I’ll never catch up with you, with you
Oh I can feel them coming for me
Here’s the pride before the fall
Oh, your eyes, they show it all
I can see it coming
I can see it coming
As I rise up through each floor
Shit gets dark and you lose it all
I can hear it coming
I can hear the drumming
Behind every door
Is a fall, a fall and
No one’s here to sleep
You were always faster than me
I’ll never catch up with you, with you
Oh I can feel them coming for me
And you were always faster than me
I’ll never catch up with you, with you
Oh I can feel them coming for me
You were always faster than me
I’ll never catch up with you, with you
Oh I can feel them coming for me
And you were always faster than me
I’ll never catch up with you, with you
Oh I can feel them coming for me
(You were always faster than me
I will always catch up with you)
Songwriters: Shahid Khan / Dan Smith
No One’s Here to Sleep lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was sleep.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 9/23/18

I ended up getting sick this week and spent most of the time on the couch. I worked quite a bit from home, but it all ended up not being worth it for the most part because most of what I was working on fell apart by the end of the week. My boss told me it wasn’t really worth it to work from home, but I think she was grateful I did. She has too much on her plate and anything I can take from her is a good thing. Probably not at the expense of my health, though.

What I should have been doing is sleeping, but I think there’s only so much of that a person can do. Maybe I’m in the minority with that thinking though, because most of the time, I hear people talking about needing more sleep. Maybe we could all use a little bit more.

Anyway, this all leads me to the theme this week. Let’s put on our thinking caps, break out our playlists and get to work!  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is sleep.

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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SoCS – Random Flowery (Floury?) Thoughts

Usually when I first read the prompt, my mind starts flowing with ideas. It normally doesn’t take long before I have a pretty cohesive direction and I’m off to writing. Today, however, my mind kept jumping from one thing to the next, so this just might be the most random post I’ve done in a while.

Yesterday, I walked into the lunch room at work and noticed a vase of flowers just sitting there. The card was still in the vase and I was really curious about whose flowers they were and what the card said. However, if you received unwanted flowers, would you still leave the card in the vase? I would have thrown it away, to be honest. I might have even thrown the flowers away too, but I can also see the appeal of giving them away to everyone! But I think it raises more questions than offering some sort of lovely picture, you know?

I used to love baking when I was a kid. It hit all my OCD buttons. My mama taught me how to measure the flour out; how you have to use a knife to tap it along the top, ensuring that the flour settles into the measuring cup. Then you swipe along the top so there isn’t any more than just the one cup. I was baking in front of my daughter a few weeks ago and apparently she’s more OCD than I am. She counts the number of times she taps the top before she swipes. In some ways, I feel bad that I passed along this OCD perfectionist thing that I have, but in other ways, I’m just a proud mama.

Is it weird that I don’t have a favorite flower? I’m not huge on getting flowers as a gift. I think it’s a waste of money and the poor flowers are either raised in a greenhouse, which just isn’t the same, or they are taken out of their natural habitat just so they can die two days later on your table. I think all flowers are beautiful, so I don’t think I have a favorite one. I just love the colors and the soft petals. The one flower that I have to enjoy from a distance, though, is the lily. It is such a beautiful flower, but the smell gives me a headache. It’s crazy how it becomes more intense with each passing day, too. Someone gave me lilies once and I ended up taking them into a different room so I didn’t have to suffer the smell.

There you have it. That’s every random thought I had when I read the prompt. Not very cohesive today, but I suppose it’s a small, somewhat silly look into my random thoughts.

Happy Saturday everyone!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “flower/flour. Use one, use both, it’s totally up to you. Enjoy!”

 

Song Lyric Sunday – Superstition by Stevie Wonder

I hope you all know that sometimes even I struggle with my own themes. Today was a slog. I thought for sure that I would go through my library and find something, but I was about an hour into it when my son walked by. He asked what I was doing and I told him. This was the first song he mentioned and when we looked it up, sure enough, it mentions glass.

I’ve never really asked for help and I’m going to enjoy that someone else picked my song for me today. Besides, I don’t think you can go wrong with Stevie Wonder. It was a great listen on this beautiful Sunday morning.

As a side note, I just did this to myself last weekend. I was watching my favorite tennis player and he wasn’t doing very well, so I started crocheting. As soon as I did that, he started playing better. I told my husband that I couldn’t stop crocheting because it was helping him play better. I’m not sure I suffered (other than my wrists from crocheting so much) because I was able to work on a project and presumably help him with his game. I suppose the suffering came when he lost the match despite my busily crocheting hands.

Superstition is a crazy thing, but for some reason, I think we still all fall victim to it.

I hope you enjoy this classic!

The lyrics are in the video, so I won’t put them here. The song is written by Stevie Wonder.


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was glass.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 9/16/18

I’ve spent a lot of time in the last two weeks looking at things from the wrong perspective. I keep viewing things from the glass is half empty perspective. I’m not losing the weight I want to lose, I’m struggling in other areas of my life where all I seem to be able to focus on are what is missing. My husband has been a huge inspiration in the last two weeks. He’s normally a pretty negative person (sorry babe), but the last two weeks have been different.

He started focusing on everything he was grateful for and all the good things in his life and things around him started to manifest in a similar way. I need to do better at that. It’s not that I’m a week behind in listening to all your posts, it’s that I make an effort to listen to every post, even if it takes me months to catch up or stay caught up. It’s not that the scale gave me a number I didn’t want this morning, it’s that my jeans fit pretty nicely yesterday.

With that in mind, let’s focus on the half-full glass and get right to it. Let’s put on our thinking caps, break out our playlists and get to work!  Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is glass.

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at helenvahdati@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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SoCS – I’m finally posting

It’s been a long time since I submitted a post for SoCS. I honestly think about it every Saturday, but then it gets too late in the day and I just don’t. I have some pretty strange ideas about my blog. I don’t like posting more than once a day and when I do, I try to space them out so they aren’t all happening back to back. That’s probably counter-intuitive when you think about it, especially if I was looking to add viewers. At least, I think that’s how it works. But honestly, that’s not why I’m here. Don’t get me wrong, I love my followers and I’m always grateful that someone finds enough here to want to click that Follow button.

I’m here for the amazing community (which I suppose happens with followers?), and to write. I haven’t been writing much, though, which I am always hoping to change and one day I might decide to change that from a hope to a reality. For me, though, it’s not about the number of followers, it’s about interaction, and as we all know, there’s only a very small portion of our followers who actually interact.

I find it rather funny how a certain word prompt can take a post into a wholly different direction than planned. I was going to write about life and probably bitch about the fact that I started a diet three weeks ago and the stupid scale is being stubborn and not showing me the results I feel like I’m achieving. I guess the one consolation I have is that the inches are coming off and I’m fitting in my clothes better. That’s really all that matters, right? Then why is it that a number on a scale can have such a drastic effect? It really shouldn’t, but I can honestly say that I’m still seething about the number this morning.

This happened a few weeks ago and I talked to an online coach about it. She was just excited that I’d lost 2 pounds, but I was hoping for 5 or more, you know? I suppose I should celebrate the small victories and not get it into my head that I should be this number or that number.

With that, I will just say that I hope you all have an amazing Saturday, and let’s celebrate the small victories, as tiny as they may be sometimes!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday  is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “post.” Use it as a word, or find a word that uses it as a prefix. Have fun!