Just Jot it January, 2019: January 19

“Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “television.” Talk about your favorite show, past, present, or future, or about the apparatus itself. Enjoy!” (https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/18/the-friday-reminder-for-socs-jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-19th/)  These Jots are not only my 500-words a day challenge, but also part of my  Ultimate Blogging Challenge challenge (http://ultimateblogchallenge.com).

Television.  What comes to mind when I think about television these days is how it’s changed.

The age of a few networks, and seasons starting in September and running until May, if you missed an episode having to wait until summer rerun season to pick them up – these things are pretty much over.  Streaming shows of the web, Netflix, even being able to rent or buy DVDs (do people still do this?) have changed the shape of TV.  We have fall starts, winter starts, summer seasons.

And binging.  Don’t forget binging.  Entire seasons of old and new shows available at the touch of a play button.  Well, not always – depends on what Netflix is offering at any given time (especially here in Canada…sigh…)

I can also play YouTube and other online services on our smart TV, and stream as needed from my iPad through AppleTV.

All of which begs the question: how is it that there is still nothing on TV?

Flower of the Day: January 19, 2019

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2019/01/18/fotd-january-19-2019-bearded-iris/)

Surprise!

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Mitigate on Caturday

“Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt. Today’s word is “Mitigate.””  (https://fivedotoh.com/2019/01/19/fowc-with-fandango-mitigate/)

I thought I could mitigate you having to read an extra post by giving you Caturday here!

 

RagTag Daily Prompt: Cook

A response in starting over with a new daily avoidance (or non-avoidance, as the case may be), here with the Ragtag Daily Prompt (https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/01/19/rdp-saturday-cook/), today is Cook.

We did NOT cook last night.  Nope.  It was Spicejammer all the way!!

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Affable

“Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt. Today’s word is “Affable.””  (https://fivedotoh.com/2019/01/18/fowc-with-fandango-affable/)

I don’t think this bench looks very affable…

RagTag Daily Prompt: Chore

A response in starting over with a new daily avoidance (or non-avoidance, as the case may be), here with the Ragtag Daily Prompt (https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/rdp-friday-chore/), today is Chore.

I think when something becomes a chore, it’s time to stop.  Which mean…more time with kitties in front of the fire!

Flower of the Day: January 18, 2019

Cee’s Flower of the Day (https://ceenphotography.com/2019/01/17/fotd-january-18-2019-dahlia/)

The daffies are back!

Just Jot it January, 2019: January 18

“Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 18th is brought to you by Di! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Di’s word for our prompt today is “companionship.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!” (https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/18/jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-18th/)  These Jots are not only my 500-words a day challenge, but also part of my  Ultimate Blogging Challenge challenge (http://ultimateblogchallenge.com).

Companionship.  Meaning the enjoyment of being with others.  So, not just being in the company of others, but enjoying it too.

Sometimes I enjoy being around people.  Not always.  I don’t suppose that’s unusual, especially for someone who likes to spend time with computers and kittens.  I mean, I enjoy spending time with Kevin, and my parents, and the people I care about at work, and my friends.  But I also like to spend time by myself.  And with my computer, and my camera.  Can you have companionship with an inanimate object?  Now, don’t freak out – I am not venturing into subjects that would render my blog PG13 (where is your mind?!?)  I’m just talking about working on my blog, or learning how to use my camera better.

Now, to conclude, here are my lunch companions for a cold and windy Friday!

RagTag Daily Prompt: Shard

A response in starting over with a new daily avoidance (or non-avoidance, as the case may be), here with the Ragtag Daily Prompt (https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/rdp-thursday-shard/), today is Shard.

I would be sad if my wine glass were in shards…

Just Jot it January, 2019: January 17

“Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 17th is brought to you by John Holton! Click here to find his last post and say hi while you’re there! John’s word for our prompt today is “inch.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!” (https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/16/jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-16th-and-one-liner-wednesday/)  These Jots are not only my 500-words a day challenge, but also part of my  Ultimate Blogging Challenge challenge (http://ultimateblogchallenge.com).

Inch, inch, inch.  What can I say about inch that others haven’t already said today.  Like, give them and inch…you know the rest.  Or inching along slowly to try and reach 500 words for this, day 17 of Just Jot January?

It’s funny how we here in Canada claim to use the metric system, but still talk in terms of inches (and feet, and pounds…not gallons though, at least not at the gas station).  I couldn’t tell you what a centimetre is, but I can tell you how big an inch is.  And a foot.  And a yard.  Interestingly enough, foot can mean different things, and so can yard, but I can’t think of another meaning of inch. Well, except the inching along thing which is pretty clearly related to the distance of an inch.  A foot, however, is not necessarily a foot long, and a yard (as in back yard) is not probably ever a yard long.  Just saying.

This post is inching along…inch, by inch, by inch.  Not really painfully, for me anyway.  But I am having trouble staying focused.  Start Trek Discovery is on – the first episode of season 2.  I should be waiting to watch it with Kevin, but it’s on…what am I supposed to do?  Change the channel??  That’s crazy talk.

So, I will inch on out of there and give all my attention to this distraction.  And now, to distract you from this distraction, a random picture from my files.

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