Then Again, Maybe I’ll…

On Wednesday, I led people to believe that I would stick to my regular pattern for posting and combine Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot January prompts with the next day’s prompt. It was a good idea, since I only have two days a week that I don’t post, and they are not close together. It was a good idea, one I will come back to, but I’ve had a reversal in my thinking today.

Reversal, in case you don’t know, is the JusJoJan prompt for today. It was provided by Sadje. You can find her here, with an inspirational poem written using her prompt.

As for my reversal, I have a good reason. This post is heading toward 150 words—I heard that. You’re right, not much for me—but I don’t want to add 150 word to tomorrow’s post because John Howell is going to be visiting the bar. When I have visitors, I toss the word count to the side of the road—Yes, I have a word limit—so the conversation can roll on where it needs to go.

So, I’ll wrap up this post, having met the JusJoJan goal and I hope to see you tomorrow as John and I and David and Skippy discuss John’s latest novel.

The gallery includes a few backward leaning subjects and the reversal of fortunes of myself and a couple squirrels.

You won’t see this tomorrow. I need to fashion something to point you to John’s book (but mine are still available, you know, in case you’re interested.

If you like magical realism with suspense, action and a bit of family sarcasm, you will enjoy these books:

The Evil You Choose
When Evil Chooses You

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  1. Tomorrow should be interesting. I wonder if Skippy is going to put John Howell together with David’s usual drink order. I can’t wait!
    Oh, the mama duck with her babies–such a cute photo. Great quote, too!

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  2. Like Deborah, I’m glad you didn’t fall off the roof and I’m also glad it wasn’t me up there. I don’t really love heights much. It’s always fun when you have a visitor to the bar. I’ll be looking forward to tomorrow.

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  3. Forward, reverse, sideways, upside down, you’ve covered them all! You would never want me in charge of what direction you should go. I would get lost in my driveway with a map and GPS!

    The swans and the ducks are my favorites. Your captions are the icing on the cake for these two photos.

    But you up on the garage roof checking wind direction is just crazy! I bet the Editor was at the window holding her cell phone with her finger poised over 911! 🥴

    See ya tomorrow at the bar!

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    • I think she already had 9-1 dialed. She worries, but it is her weather station. Well, it was a Christmas gift from me, but she likes checking the weather, and it’s pretty accurate.

      I can’t help but laugh sometimes when I see those guys in the water and they don’t seem to know where they’re going.

      It’s hard in a picture to tell which way things are moving. I am moving ahead, to try and finish John’s visit. Take care, Ginger.


  4. Good job on the prompt, Dan. My mind was fighting it. I love the Monopoly game. We bought out grandaughter Clemsonopoly for Christmas. When our grandson was much younger, we bought him Birdopoly and we played for hours on end. I look forward to the conversation at the bar tomorrow and hearing about John’s new release.

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  5. A couple of chuckles out loud are first class medicine for the soul. LOL Gotta love those baby ducks — Just saw a photo that said, “Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.” LOL

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    • Haha – That’s what I used to tell the programmers that worked for me. Some would sit and noodle over two or more possible approaches to a problem. I would tell them to try one and see how it works.

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  6. Thanks for starting my day with several laughs. The captions were great. I have to say, though, that you gave me way too much credit with the caption about how I can see the profiles of the cutters are the reverse of each other. I just took your word for it. Now I’ll head over to the bar.

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  7. Fun photos and especially liked the Pittsburgh monopoly
    For a short while my son collected monopoly games and had about 45 at its height (maybe more- he had travel versions out city and other ones – an original from the 60s, etc) anyhow –
    In 2018 I gave the last 25 away – a student of mine had an aunt who collected monopoly stuff and she was elated

    And so were we as we found the right home

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    • The blue jays are so fast, and they can zero in on a peanut from a great distance. The squirrels sometimes have a hard time finding a peanut that’s in front of them (their vision isn’t good in front). Black ice almost always wins. If I see it first, I start spreading sand and salt.

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