Way back when my mind was affected… I would never look at the word “trouble” the same way again. Travis Tritt tried to alter my view in 1992 but The Music Man kept me locked in with “a capitol T and that rhymes with P and that stands for “pool.””
Here is the Trouble song from The Music Man…
And Travis Tritt’s attempt to sway me…
For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – trouble
This week Fandango has asked a question about education. His provocative question for this week is –
What do you think is the one subject (or thing) that should be taught in school that isn’t?
I could mention a lot of things but there are two things that I think should be taught. The arts. Music, dance (I took modern dance instead of gym class) and art classes. It is important to feed a child’s creativity. And while you most likely won’t need to know how to read music to succeed in life, I think it is still necessary to make a well-rounded adult.
And speaking of adults… kids need to know about a lot of grown-up things. Basic math – balance a check book or bank account, file taxes, figure loan or interest rates. Living skills (used to be home economics, now is family consumer services) – minor plumbing, cooking, laundry, sewing basics (sew on a button) basic car maintenance. I know kids should learn these things at home, but there are so few who do. Their parents are working and involved in their own projects. Not only did I have two semesters of home ec (a quarter of sewing and one of cooking) but I had an adult living class as well.
Ok, go to your school board meetings and fight for the future of your kids. Life is truly more about knowing how to make a budget than what year the Louisiana Purchase happened.
I am at a loss. Serious case of writer’s block on this one. Maybe it is because I usually say surgery instead of operation. I just can’t get the words to flow, it all sounds forced. My sister recently had an operation to replace her shoulder that she broke in multiple places. But all I can say about that is I think she was lucky as I know it wasn’t long ago I heard the hospitals were near maximum capacity.
My dad had an operation when it was discovered he had blockage in a few places, so he got a triple bypass.
I myself have had an operation on my eye (lazy eye when I was very young). A C-section for my daughter who refused to use the door out. And then gall bladder surgery…. But that was the three little dots with the microscopic procedure. And of course, the operations surrounding my breast cancer – lumpectomy, port implant and implant removal.
And then as a kid I really SUCKED at the gamer Operation… always got the red nose lit!
That is about the best I can do with a train of thought write… I didn’t cover my mom’s multiple operations for diverticulitis. I have had oral surgeons work on my mouth… does that count as an operation? I was put under for my wisdom teeth removal and a couple of teeth to make room for braces to straighten me out.
What about you… have you had any operations?
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – operation
He sat at the bar staring at his drink. How could she have done this? Why was she unfaithful? He swirled the ice in his glass and took another drink. He knew his friend was taken in by her beauty, but he didn’t know the extent of that draw. How could he do this? One more swig of the liquid in his glass and the ice clicked against the sides of the glass. He signaled to the bartender to fix him another scotch on the rocks. The two of them together was so hard to fathom, but all he could see when he closed his eyes was the two of them kissing. He would not let his mind imagine more. He took the drink from the bartender and swallowed more of the alcohol. He would do all he could to drown the truth until he was numb.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – liquid
He stood at the curb, keys in his hands. Her coat draped over his arm. And he fidgeted back and forth waiting. He looked at his watch and sighed.
He heard her heels clicking at the top of the stairs, “I am on my way Harold.” She turned the corner towards the top of the stairs and was like a dream vision in her descent.
“You look ravishing my dear, that color really looks fantastic. Are you wearing a new dress?” She was suspicious, something didn’t seem right. And then it hit her. She woke up with only one thought, “If only he would notice me and what I wear.”
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ravishing