Linda got today’s prompt from Di. Thank you to both of them, and everyone go over and visit them and drop a "like" or a comment.
Anyway, the prompt is "looking," or, as we say here, "lookin’," and it threw me, so I’ll do what I always do in situations like this: play music! First up, the J. Geils Band with their hit from 1972, "Lookin’ For A Love," a cover of a Bobby Womack song.
Now, from a couple of years earlier, Creedence Clearwater Revival and "Lookin’ Out My Back Door," from their album Cosmo’s Factory.
Linda tells us that today’s word, cycle, was suggested by my good friend Joanna over at Anything Is Possible! Be sure to thank them when you see them.
The words cycle and circle are pretty closely related to one another. You can think of a cycle as starting from one end of a circle and going to the other end. Since both ends are in the same exact place… well, you get the idea.
One cycle on a clothes washer includes wash, rinse, and spin. The confusing thing is that each of them are called cycles, even though they’re part of the full cycle of the washer. Don’t try to think about it, you’ll go crazy, like Paul Davis…
Linda informs us that today’s word, "ridiculous," was suggested by Lauren over at LSS Attitude of Gratitude. Thank you, Lauren and Linda!
Do you remember the cartoon Tennessee Tuxedo And His Tales? Tennessee was a penguin who lived in a zoo with a walrus named Chumley. Tennessee would get a bee in his bonnet about something (e.g. wanting fresh vegtables with his meals) and demand that the keeper, named Stanley Livingston (just like the kid who played Chip Douglas on My Three Sons), do something about it. The keeper would effectively then tell Tennesssee to pound sand. Tennessee would then decide to go ahead and do it anyway, and he and Chumley would bust out of the zoo to go see Phineas J. Whoopee, a kind of know-it-all with a three-dimensional blackboard, and ask him how they should go about doing it. Mr. Whoopee would tell Tennessee and Chumley how to do what they wanted to do, Tennessee would thank him ("Mr. Whoopee, you’re the greatest!") and he and Chumley would go back and try to implement what they had learned. Naturally, it would go sideways (or pear-shaped or whatever phrase you use about something that’s gone horribly wrong), creating a big mess and having Livingston breathing down his neck to clean up.
Chumley, the dumber of the two of them, would usually have an insight that, if followed, would have saved a lot of time and trouble, and normally he’d be put in his place by Tennessee with the phrase "Don’t be ridiculous, Chumley!"
There are a number of episodes of Tennessee Tuxedo on YouTube, in case you want to see for yourself.