Bric-A-Brac #JusJoJan

No, she’s not one of mine, but ain’t she pretty? Source: Pixabay

Pamela, from Butterfly Sand (hi, Pamela!) provided today’s prompt, “curiosity.” Curiosity is obviously important to her, because the subtitle of her blog is “Curiosity run amok.”

Curiosity isn’t why I started blogging, but it’s the reason I kept blogging. I’m curious about a lot of things: music, television, baseball, my own life and times, and a whole lot of miscellany. Or maybe they’re sundries. Or curios. I just looked up the definition of “curio,” and do you know what it is? “A curious or unusual object of art or piece of bric-a-brac.”

That’s what I do as a blogger: share the bric-a-brac I’ve picked up along the way. I’m like a magpie: I pick stuff up indiscriminately, sometimes without knowing what I’m picking up. I’ll be in the bathroom and pick up a can or bottle of something and read the label, which tells me who made it, where they’re located, and what’s in the product. (I was at a client site once where each restroom stall had a spray can of deodorizer, and discovered, by reading the label, that the company who made it is in my zip code, and in fact they’re located less than a mile away from me.) I’ll be sitting here and suddenly I’ll just have to know who was in the movie Die! Die, My Darling! (Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers and, in his first-ever movie role, Donald Sutherland) or who backed up Luis Aparicio on the 1959 White Sox (if you guessed Sammy Esposito, you’d be right). A lot of my posts are music-oriented, or become music-oriented, because I want to know the Top 10 for some station in Australia in the early ’60’s (for example). I start a series on Two For Tuesday because I want to learn about the musicians in a specific genre, or of a specific time period. When I find out, I share it with you, because that’s just the kind of guy I am.

And now, here’s Jaclyn Smith for Camay soap.

20 thoughts on “Bric-A-Brac #JusJoJan

    1. It helps prevent dementia by keeping your mind working. I might not have to know what methylparaben or sodium laureth sulfate (common ingredients in shampoo and soap) are, but you never know when knowledge like that will come in handy.


  1. It’s fun to look up and read about all the bric-a-brac things. You mentioned one of my favorite movies from way back when, “Die, Die, My Darling”. I hadn’t thought about that one in years, but it sure was a good one. 🙂


    1. I think I was 12 the first time I saw it, and it scared the hell out of me. I saw it again a few years ago, I thought it was hilarious. I’ll bet they had a few laughs while they were making it. Anything with Tallulah Bankhead (did you know her father was a US Senator from Alabama) is bound to be good.


  2. I am very curious and need to know….everything, which can be annoying to my hubby:) I am in awe that you were able to spell those words that make up soap and shampoo. As for Die, Die….love that flick that is total camp. I love Tallulah who led quite the risqué life and had many parties, being your own cocaine, clothing optional.


    1. I’m a pretty good speller, and if you look at the same things a lot you pick up the spelling.

      I’ve heard Tallulah was really wild, and I wonder how much of that was due to her father being a US Senator. The first time I saw it, I was horrified at the things they were doing to Stefanie Powers. The second time (almost 30 years later) I realized just how funny it was.


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