Just Jot It January (#JusJoJan) Recap

Linda has given all of us an opportunity to reflect on the recently-completed Just Jot It January.

  • JusJoJan is a lot of fun, like 31 straight days of Stream of Consciousness Saturdays. That in and of itself was great.
  • There seem to be a lot more people participating this year than in years past.
  • I preferred having all the prompts available before we started writing. Picking them weekly wasn’t bad, I just preferred having them all picked before the month started.
  • I liked seeing the other bloggers’ takes on the words, and I hope they enjoyed mine.
  • It was a bit hectic, and I think I need a whole different approach to which blogs I read and how I follow up with the others. Actually I think I need to start building the blogroll over, so I don’t pass up on people who I’d like to read.
  • Maybe we should have a badge contest for Just Jot It January next year? Just a thought.

Thanks again, Linda, for hosting JusJoJan again this year, thanks to everyone who stopped by during the month, and thanks for all the good reading this month created! Now, as always, a word from our sponsor, Weyerhaeuser, the tree-growing people.

Captain Chaos Theory #JusJoJan

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

I never saw the Cannonball Run movies, but I do know that Dom DeLuise played a character whose "secret identity" was Captain Chaos.

I knew a guy years ago that we called Captain Chaos, because that was what life was with him around.

I have a degree in Business Administration, and as you can imagine I took several courses in Economics. It was in those courses where I was introduced to the concept of ceteris paribus ("all other things being equal"), the idea that things work a certain way when you can hold all the other factors equal. And, generally, economic theory holds up pretty well even when other seemingly-unrelated factors do not hold still. Still, ceteris paribus is problematic because we know that more often than not those seemingly-unrelated factors have more to do with the outcomes than was originally thought. As such, economists are beginning to incorporate chaos theory into their theories to account for those seemingly-unrelated events that do, in fact, have an effect on the outcome of a theory. I really wish I understood it better… well, add that to the list…

Just so everyone knows, the word "chaos" was chosen by Robbie Ann Lewis, who has a blog with nothing on it. At press time, that was the only suggestion that had been made, so I went ahead and used it. If Linda, who’s running Just Jot It January, decides on something else, I’ll probably write another post, because that’s just the kind of guy I am. And now a word from Memorex cassettes, now with MRX₂ oxide. Is it live, or is it Memorex?

(Almost) Finished #JusJoJan

The lovely and talented Lauren chose today’s JusJoJan prompt, "finished."

Except we aren’t, are we? We still have one more day to go. We don’t (officially) have a prompt for it, but I know what I’ll be using absent of an official one.

Just Jot It January ends tomorrow, so remember, Linda Hill is the host for it, if you want to play next year. Now (because I can’t get it out of my head), a word about Finish Quantum with new Power Gel. Take the Finish Shine challenge!

Howdy-Do To You And You! #1LinerWeds #JusJoJan

For those who might be familiar with it: One of our favorite TV shows (and yes, it’s a vintage show) is The Andy Griffith Show, which ran in first run from 1960-1968 and in reruns ever since. There are a host of odd characters on the show, perhaps the oddest of which is Ernest T. Bass, played by the multitalented Howard Morris, a director and voice actor as well as an actor. Ernest T. wanders out of the mountains once in a while and gets the attention of Andy and Barney by throwing rocks through windows and breaking them. He is, in Barney Fife’s (played by Don Knotts) words, a nut. So, while Ernest T. never actually threw rocks at anyone, he might as well have…


One-Liner Weednesday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. During January, it’s also part of Just Jot It January, also a Linda thing. Follow the link for rules for both.

Now a word about The Thing from Volkswagen.

Maybe I’m just getting old and can’t remember, but I don’t recall anyone who had one of these…

TV! #JusJoJan

Image by Pexels from Pixabay

The lovely and talented Barbara chose the JusJoJan word for today, television.

Television, which I’ll abbreviate as TV because it’s easier to type, is one of my favorite subjects here on The Sound of One Hand Typing. Do a search on either TV or television and you’re bound to find a whole lot of blog entries on the subject.

The world of TV is changing. Now, in addition to getting your fix using a cable, a dish, or a good ol’ antenna, there’s a plethora of TV content that’s available via the Internet and devices like the Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV. There’s the 800-pound gorilla in the room, Netflix, as well as Hulu, Sling, YouTube TV, Britbox, Acorn, and all sorts of paid services, as well as a ton of free content available via Pluto, Stirr, and an ever-growing number of content providers. There’s so much, in fact, that you can slowly and steadily go crazy trying to keep up with it.

I follow a website called Cord Cutters News that announces all the changes that are coming to the streaming world and any major announcemnts of new services. It’s pretty good as far as it goes, but after a while you can’t tell the players without a scorecard.

Maybe it’s best if I just stick with the over-the-air (OTA) offerings. There’s plenty there, some of which is actually worth watching.

This is another Just Jot It January entry, which, as we all by now, is brought to us by Linda Hill and this station. And now a word from RCA Victor televisions with the Wireless Wizard remote control.