Linda G. Hill

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VOTE HERE for the 4th Annual SoCS Badge Contest Winner

It’s Thursday, and our contest is closing with six designs in the running for our 2017-2018 Stream of Consciousness Saturday Badge. The winner will have his or her badge displayed both here and all around the Internet by whomever participates in the weekly SoCS prompt.

I would normally post the outgoing badge here, but as it turns out, it’s in the running again. Therefore, I’ll let you visit John’s blog to have a look at it.

The links below will take you to the contestant’s sites, to the posts on which their badges are displayed. Please make sure you have a look at all of them before you vote! I’ll give each a descriptive name which you’ll find both with the link and on the poll for easier voting. I’m not going to vote unless there’s a tie, so it’s all up to you!

Here are the badges:

Scott, with “Rushing Stream“: https://scottraymondsite.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/badge-entry-for-socs/

Ruth, with “Zoomburst Flower“: https://imageandword.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/socs-badge-design-competition/

JoAnna with “Sparkly Stream“: https://joannaoftheforest.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/2017-entry-for-the-socs-badge/

J-Dub with “A River with Red Flowers”: https://jilywily.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/the-4th-annual-socs-badge-design-contest/

John Holton’s “Blue Sky“: https://thesoundofonehandtyping.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/the-fourth-annual-socs-badge-contest-my-entry/

and Judy with “Sunrise“: https://www.edwinasepisodes.com/4th-annual-socs-badge-design-contest/

Thank you so much to all the contestants for entering and for your hard work. The badges are fantastic. It’s going to be hard to choose!

But choose you must. You have 24 hours – the poll will close tonight at 11:59pm DST (-5GMT). Anyone can vote, so feel free to share this post far and wide, and ask all your friends to vote. Don’t delay, do it now!

Good luck to all the contestants! May the best badge win!


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Last Chance to Vote

We’re down to the wire for choosing our new Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge and it’s so close! It’s a race between three of the contestants with only one vote between each, but it’s still not too late for the other four to catch up.

Tell your friends! Send up a plane with a banner! And if you haven’t voted yet, vote here!:

https://lindaghill.com/2016/08/11/its-time-to-vote-for-the-2016-17-socs-badge/


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It’s Time To Vote for the 2016-17 #SoCS Badge!

It’s after midnight, which means this year’s contest is closed for the new Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge. We have seven wonderful pieces of art to choose from! Anyone can vote: make yours count!

I’ll name them all to make it easier for voting purposes. Here are the contestants in order, according to the time of their entries:

KG, with “Long and Winding Road” https://booksmusicandmovies.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/my-experiments-with-p/

Dale, with “Thoughts” https://diaryofaninternetnobody.com/2016/08/06/new-socs-badge-design/

Willow, with “Wildflowers” https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/socs-ex-and-socs-badge-design-competition/

John, with “Digital Sky” https://thesoundofonehandtyping.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/my-entry-in-the-2016-socs-badge-contest/

JoAnna, with “Rocks and Water” https://joannesilvia.com/2016/08/07/my-entry-for-the-socs-badge-design-contest-2016/

Helen, with “Fast-Moving Stream” https://helenespinosa.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/socs-badge-contest-entry/

Deborah, with “Firework Fantasy” https://notestiedonthesagebrush.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/stream-of-consciousness-badgering/

Please be sure to check them all out before you vote!

Poll is closed.

The poll will be open for one day. If it doesn’t close down automatically after 24 hours, I will close it when I get up on the morning of Friday, August 12th. The results will be announced before the Friday SoCS prompt is posted, and our winner’s badge will be featured for the very first time as part of the prompt!

Best of luck to all our amazing contributors!


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Is it as sexist if a woman does it?

Saturday afternoon found yours truly enjoying a beer on the patio of one of Kingston’s livelier establishments. At this particular place, since it is Irish, the waiting staff wear kilts. Both the girls and the guys.

My table was adjacent to a table where three middle-aged women were sitting. Between us, a waiter stood talking to some customers. His back was to the other table. I watched as one of the women extended her arm and wiggled her fingers below the hem of the waiter’s kilt, as though she was going to reach up under it and tickle… something. I didn’t know whether to smile or be appalled. In retrospect, I’m pretty sure it’s the latter.

So let’s see… what is your reaction? Take the poll:

I could probably have come up with some more answers, but I’m interested to see what you have to say. Let’s discuss.

Edit for clarification: The woman didn’t come in contact with the waiter, and he didn’t notice she did it.


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What Type of Believer Are You?

There are different types of believers in this world. Those who are religious (or not) are usually the first to come to mind. Some believe devoutly in one political party over another, others are positive there are aliens hovering, just waiting for the right time to be taken to our leader (which may or may not have something to do with the example before). But none of these have anything to do with my ponderings, nor my question to you.

This morning, while I was preparing my son’s tube-feeding, I started thinking about the difference between people who believe in superstitions versus those who swear things that happen which are related to one another are mere coincidence. And then I thought about Murphy’s Law. You know, the one that goes something like, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” I then started to wonder if there’s any correlation between the pessimistic old Irishman and the half full/half empty glass.

Keeping in mind the fact that I was thinking all this at 5:30am, I’m sure you’ll bear with me through my semi-conclusions to this riot of contemplation. Right? Okay. Here we go.

If a person believes in Mr. Murphy’s doom and gloom prophesy, he (using male pronoun for no other reason than ease) is more likely to be superstitious. Why? Because it’s his only defense against a probable negative outcome. It follows then (or at least it did in the wee hours of this morning), that superstitious people are glass half-empty people. So, Murphy = superstition = pessimist.

Alternatively, if a person does not believe the infamous Mr. Murphy had a leg to stand on, then she (see above pronoun explanation) is more likely to believe that relatable happenings are coincidence. Why? Because why not. This happens, that happens, chances are if we do it right in the first place then it’ll be okay. You see where I’m going next… she is the glass half-full person. The coincidence believer. No Murphy = coincidence = optimist.

All cut and dry, right? It is until I take into account that I believe in some superstitions and most of the time our dear old Murphy AND I’m an optimistic glass half-full type. What to do with this confusing information… Hmm… Oh I know! Ask my wonderful friends in WordPress land! Where do you fit in to all of this gobbledigook?

To make it easier, I’ve created a poll.

Please answer it as best you can.

Further to the poll, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Am I way out to lunch? (Or breakfast, as the case may be.) Should I keep my 5:30am thoughts to myself? Let me know. And don’t forget to vote! This is science, people!

 


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Hashtag Poll – We Need Your Vote!

As you may know, after The Great Twitter Fiasco of last week (read about it here if you haven’t already) I decided that we need a new hashtag for One-Liner Wednesday. There were some fantastic suggestions but only four of them turned up to be already unused. (The most popular ones in the last post’s comments–#1LW and #OLW are the most used of all. OLW is for both “Operation Live Well” and “Only Living Witness,” neither of which I feel strong enough to take on … particularly the witness one…)

So here are the ones we can vote for:

Sandra J. Jackson’s #1__erWed
John Holton’s #1linerWeds
Pamela’s #Your1lineWed
or Willow’s #lindas1linerWed

The Poll

I’ll close the poll before I post this week’s One-Liner Wednesday. If there’s a tie, I’ll decide.

Let’s do this thing!! Vote now!


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If you haven’t voted, do it now!

As I write this we have a three way tie. There’s still time left to vote on your favourite Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge.
Click here https://lindaghill.com/2015/08/13/please-vote-for-the-new-socs-badge-here/ and vote now!!