Familiar Faces – #SoCS

It’s the last Stream of Consciousness Saturday of 2018. Linda G. Hill has been caring for her son, Alex, who has been sick. As a result, Linda instructed us to fend for ourselves, but I’m going to take her advice literally (because I think I can make it work):

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ‘ask someone else.’ Either ask someone for a prompt word or, if you can’t, turn on a TV or a radio and choose a word from the first sentence you hear. Enjoy!”

If we were having a beer, you’d already be drinking when I arrive.

“It’s about time you got here, Dan, we’re almost done with our first round.”

“I’m sorry, I’m running a little late.”

“The agreed upon time is three o’clock and at three-o-two, I decided to ask someone else to join me.”

“This guy? Does he have a name?”

“I’m just kidding. This is my friend Mark. He’s up from Florida for the holidays, so I brought him here.”

“Hi Mark. Nice to meet you.”

“Nice to meet you, Dan. I was warned you were coming.”

“Ha, it’s nice having friends.”

“Well, since our mutual friend is buying, what are you having?”

“Hey, that’s my line – if Dan is still talking to me.”

“I don’t hold that game against you, Cheryl. I’ll have a Corona and, in the absence of a miracle tomorrow, I’ll be a Saints fan for a month.”

“Well then, your beer is on me.”

“Thanks Cheryl.”

“Then your next round is on me.”

“Thanks Mark, but I thought you said the old man was paying.”

“He is, but I made the offer, so I get the credit.”

“I like the way you think. Have you been up here before? You look familiar.”

“He looks familiar, but I’ve never brought him here before – you two haven’t met.”


“Here’s your Corona, Dan. I guess you haven’t figured it out yet.”

“I haven’t Cheryl. Maybe the beer will help.”

“Maybe. Let me know when you’re ready for more ‘help,’ I’ve got plenty of Corona in the cooler.”

“Mark, since Dan’s a little slow on the uptake, and since I don’t want to buy him too many beers, why don’t you give him a hint.”

“OK – ‘Sell crazy somewhere else. We’re all stocked up here.’ – How’s that?”

“Oh, my goodness – Jack Nicholson! The look, the voice, even the attitude – you have it all – nicely done!”

“And, if you think about it, it’s the perfect line for this place.”

“Easy there. This place isn’t crazy until our customers show up.”

“Sorry Cheryl – no offence intended.”

“None taken. You need more bourbon?”

“I do, but what happened to the cherries?”

“Those were for Christmas.”

“Just Christmas?”

“We’ll see. Mark, how about you, you want another round?”

“I’d better not, Cheryl. I have to get to the airport for my flight home.”

“Are you the pilot?”

“Ha ha – no. You’re right, young lady, I will have one more round, but make it a short one.”

“And you said this place had enough crazy…”

“Speaking of crazy, Cheryl, how about that LSU game Wednesday night.”


“LSU. They were playing Auburn… Wednesday night… Some sort of bowl game, I guess”

“What were you drinking Wednesday, Dan? LSU is playing USF in the Fiesta Bowl – Tuesday.”

“Really? I thought it was odd to have two SEC teams in a bowl game, but…”

“You say they were playing Auburn?”

“Yes! LSU won with a field goal as time ran out.”

“Um, Dan…I watched that game… in September. What channel were you watching?”

“The SEC Network.”

“I hate to break this to you, Dan. You were watching a replay. But thanks, it was a great game.”

“Maybe I need another Corona.”

Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world!

“You crack me up, Mark. I don’t know what Jack Nicholson looks like today, but he looked like you at some point.”

“Well, I have to get to the airport, but what Jack said about what he looks like was, “With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.”

“Hmmm, no sunglasses here.”

“Careful Cheryl.”

“I didn’t mean anything, Dan. You guys haven’t been 60 for a bunch.”

“OK, Hey…”

The gallery from this short week is mostly from the yard. If you want to catch up on the quick thinking bartender, check out her site. By the way, I have a picture of the Jack Nicholson look-a-like, but I forgot to ask for permission to use it today. He’ll be back.


    • He was a good likeness for Jack at some point in his career. The surprise of finally getting something everyone else knew, just added to the fun. We laughed hard enough to draw looks from others in the bar. Normally, these stories are a bit of fiction, but you can’t make some stuff up.

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  1. Hope we get to see the JN look-a-like!

    The three M’s are as cute and entertaining as always. Have you told them they have another year ahead of them to pose for their fan club? And those chunky squirrels certainly aren’t camera shy!!

    Great shots of sky through trees. Funny how beautiful a tree is in full bloom, but still manages to be beautiful stark naked. Ahhhh, Mother Nature!

    Wishing you and all your girls the best New Year ever. May you enjoy good health, good fortune, and the continued love of family and friends. Looking forward to your always delightful posts in 2019.
    🔹 Ginger 🔹

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    • Thanks Ginger. The bare trees are always beautiful. It’s the only time we can see beyond them. The sun, the clouds, the chunky squirrels – they add to the beauty.

      We have a warm, slightly wet day here. The large M wants to go for a walk. I think that will happen in a little while. I think we’re all set for another year of mayhem and trips to the bar.

      Thanks for the good wishes – I hope you know we return them as well. Maddie loves her fans.


  2. I love that picture of the trees and the red sky! You need to get MuMu one of those brush arches, so she can brush herself. Or does she only enjoy it if Daddy does it? I’m looking forward to seeing this Jack Nicholson look-alike. That man cracks me up (Jack, I mean; I don’t know his double).

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  3. “Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world!”

    Ha! Yes! Unless you serve the best damn brandy old fashioned in the world…

    Does Mr. Meomi’s friend like L.A. basketball too?

    I’m cheering for any team other than Alabama to win the national championship. It’s similar to not wanting the Patriots to get near the Super Bowl.

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  4. Haha!!! Thanks for the short term team support. How could the Saints possibly lose now? And, hey, who doesn’t want to relive a great game finish? Go Tigers!! Thanks for always making my job fun! And thanks for the ping. Sorry so late getting here today but I had lunch with a friend I haven’t seen in over 30 yrs. it was great.

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  5. And it was a replay! Well, that’s like reading a good book twice. Loved the Jack look alike. Great football games now. Hubby loves the college games. I watched a great Patriots game today (I will say no more). BTW, this pattern of weather that has been worse for you in lower New England for quite a while seems to be persisting. ☹️ Happy New Year!

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    • Thanks Jennie – we do seem to be stuck in a loop of cold dreary days and warmer rainy days. I guess it’s better than snow, but I’m not so sure.

      We’re moving on to hockey and baseball after the college games. I do enjoy those games, except for the ones where the stars sit out.

      Happy New Year!

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  6. Jack is timeless and therefore ageless. He has one of those faces where he always looks the same at any age. Maybe he’s one of the few who leave well enough alone. I’ll drink to that.
    *brushes kitty*

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