No Baseball, Just Hits Rons & Error – #SoCS

Here we are at the last Saturday in March. Twenty-five percent of 2021 is almost gone. It feels like this year is running away from us. That’s why it’s important to stop every now and then, sit down with a friend, enjoy a nice beverage and some casual conversation. If it suits you, as it does us, try to work in the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt by Linda G. Hill.

“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!”

Linda doesn’t mention using it in error, but if we were having a beer, that’s what Skippy would be doing.

“Hi Dan. I see Cheryl already brought you your Corona, I guess you didn’t want to wait for me.”

“Actually, David, Skippy brought me the beer. I told him you were running late.”

“It seems things are coming back to life out there. I have to start giving myself a normal amount of time to get from Point-A to Point-B.”

“That’s a good sign, unless this bar gets too crowded.”

“Well, it’s not going to get crowded if there’s no one serving drinks. Where is that kid?”

“I think I hear him.”

“♫da doo run-run-run, da doo run-run. Hi David. Are you having your usual cluster?”

“I’m not sure I like the implication, Skippy. Cheryl would remind you that this is a family bar.”

“Oh, I didn’t mean it that way. I just meant, you know, the bourbon the seltzer and the ice all separate.”

“Okay then. Yes, the usual.”

“Skippy, what was that you were singing earlier?”

“It’s some stupid song from the dark ages, Dan. It’s been playing every hour. I can’t get it out of my head.”

“You can’t seem to get it right, either.”


“Skippy, off you go. Get my drinks. Dan, please conduct your class in rock history after I get my bourbon.”

“No problem, David.”

“And don’t start.”

“Here you go, a glass of John Howell’s Bourbon, as you call it. A snifter of seltzer, and a glass of ice.”


“Hang on…Here, three cherries, in the bourbon. Now, Dan what were you saying about that stupid song?”

“It’s not ‘da doo run-run.’ You’ve got the lyrics wrong.”

“It’s not? I swear I’ve heard it at least five times today. That’s what it sounds like to me. Although it doesn’t make any sense.”

“Then this will make even less sense, it’s ‘da doo ron-ron,’ it’s by The Crystals. Big hit in 1963.”

“That can’t be. In the song, they say ♫Somebody told me that his name was Bill.”

“Yeah, her heart stood still and yes, his name was Bill.”

“But ♫da doo ron-ron-ron, da doo ron-ron?”


“I’ll take your word for it, Dan. Can I get you another Corona?”


“You guys want anything to eat?”

“I’m going to have a bowl of chowder. What about you old man, you up for some chowder.”

“That does sound good, Dan.”

“OK, two bowls of chowder. Oh no.”

“What? Are you out of chowder?”

“No, Dan, it’s just that now this song is on again and it reminds me that I’m having issues with my girlfriend.”

“Aw, ‘You lost that lovin’ feelin‘ – that was the most played song in the twentieth century.”

“Dan, how do you know stuff like this? Actually, make that why do you know stuff like this?”

“It just so happens, David, that this song and Skippy’s mistake have something in common.”

“Skippy, before I step into this rabbit hole, could I get another splash of bourbon?”

“I’ll be right over. I want to hear what these songs have in common.”

“Both songs were produced by Phil Spector.”

“Who’s he?”

“I wouldn’t expect you to know him, Skippy. He was an amazing record producer, but he was out of the public eye for the last several years.”

“More to the point, if I remember correctly, he was in prison for murder.”

“You are correct, David. In fact, he died in prison earlier this year. I just watched a documentary on his life – The Agony and the Ecstasy.”

“You know what? I’ll bet my girlfriend would be impressed if I ask her to watch that with me. She loves all those old songs. Maybe I can make it look like I’m interested in her stuff.”

“Is that why you’re having issues, Skippy? Because you’re not interested in her stuff?


“Cheers David.”

“♫da doo ron-ron-ron, da doo ron-ron.”

If you can’t get that tune out of your head, it’s available under the gallery.


  1. Great throwback song, Dan. One of our squirrels huddled up by our patio door Thursday to escape the rain. After a tornado warning and almost five inches of rain, the poor guy was drenched. Did not take him long to find his way back to the bird feeder when the rain subsided.

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      • We were fortunate, Dan. No tornado. We had one storm that lingered over our house for an hour. It was around 2 am and the house was lit up like a light show with constant thunder in the background. The animals amaze me with their ability to find shelter. We often have birds in that same corner trying to escape the rain.

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    • Sorry about the lack of bunny. It’s been raining here, and I haven’t seen the little bugger. I need to stock up so I have reserve bunny shots. As for Phil Spector…well, it’s where the prompt took me.

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  2. Great conversation today Dan. Now I have rock ‘n roll songs running through my head non-stop! Gee, I wish I still had my transistor radio and ‘victrola’ belting out all those fabulous songs.

    MiMi looks so darn cute with her “hands” crossed like that. I think Maddie realized, the first time she saw you and the Editor come home with a big bag of peanuts, that squirrels were going to be a big part of her life from then on.

    Things are blooming faster in your area than here……well, we may be ahead in the weed department!

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    • Sorry for all the songs stuck in your head, Ginger, but at least they’re fun songs. Well, “You Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” isn’t exactly fun, but…

      At this point, I’m happy to see anything that’s willing to turn green. Grass, weeds, flowers, I don’t care. Most of the spring flowers are lone holdouts from years ago. Chipmunks and bunnies have eaten most of them, but a couple hang on and pop up every year.

      MiMi doesn’t want to lose the “cutest” title to Smokey.

      I hope you have a nice weekend.


  3. I seem to remember singing da doo run run in my youth. My bad. Like many songs, I didn’t always get the lyics right due to lack of internet and not caring. Now there’s no excuse unless I still don’t care. 😏

    Fun post, Dan! Enjoy this Saturday and all of your furry creatures.

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    • I could have played the part of Skippy when I was his age, Mary. I always thought it was da doo run run. It’s still hard to hear that it’s ‘ron’. Remember when you had to hope the album liner had the lyrics? Maddie and I have walked, and we’ve had sourdough toast (and I’ve had coffee) – off to a good start. I hope you have a good day, too.

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  4. I remember singing, doo run run run, too. There are a couple of other songs I’ve sung as I heard them until I knew better. I think you guys are a good influence on Skippy. He’s such a kid. I like that heart in the pavement. :)

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  5. ‘…the usual cluster’…oh, Skippy…. I LOVE the songs for today! The best thing (for me) about high school was the music. We had such great tunes back then. But Phil went to prison, Bobby was an addict….who knew??! Little grumpy MiMi–you are so cute. Have a great weekend, Dan.

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    • It’s always good to see you at the bar, Lois. Skippy is trying. Phil produced some of the most famous artists of the era. He actually co-wrote Da Doo Ron Ron. But yeah, the murder thing did detract a little from his legacy ;-)

      Have a great weekend!

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  6. You are such a talented writer, Dan. You also remind me of someone who would be very good at a lot of facts of this that and the other. Jeopardy. Yeah, the champion! I listen to a station which plays songs (not hard rock) from my era all the time. Your gallery ….. cool beans on that heart you found. Lilacs ….. sad to report but I believe one of my lilacs is not going to come back. She has been struggling for 2 years, for reasons I cannot fathom, and this year I’m going to have to cut her down. Lilacs are one of my favorite Spring flowers so this is a big loss. My other lilacs have buds on them, YAY!! As for MiMi I just had to laugh. Typical cat. LOL Have a great weekend. Hope it’s warmer there then here.

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  7. OMG!! ” The usual cluster”!!! I laughed out loud!

    Sounds like Skippy just isn’t all that into her. 🤷🏻‍♀️

    The Daffs, Lilacs, and some other white flowers I know, but don’t know the name of are all in bloom at Baby Girl’s house and they’re lovely!

    I do love that Trestle bridge you’ve got there. Your title is pretty great today. I have to listen to the whole song now else I’ll have an earworm!

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    • Thanks Deborah. I had fun with this post. Every now and then it all seems to fall into place, including the title. We don’t have many spring flowers, but some are starting to pop up here and in our neighbor’s yard. As for Skippy, you never know, the prospect of losing her might be a wake-up call. I am hoping to ride over that bridge this year. That was the plan last year, but…


  8. Live and learn. Could’ve sworn the lyrics were da doo run run. Loved the gallery today. The shot with the pole, power lines, clouds and light peeking through is my fave.

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    • I was in the “da doo run run” club l, too. It was a nonsense line they put in as a placeholder. Then Phil Spector decided he liked it. He co-wrote the song. I’m glad you like that picture.

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  9. I’m so happy to see Chippy! And a great shot too. The chipmunks are the only thing I miss from DC. Dan, I’m as bad as Skippy — I always thought it was run-run. Oh well, at least I know that Patti LaBelle wasn’t singing Sweet old Lady Marmalade. :D Hugs on the wing.

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