Thursday, April 11, 2013

UBC 11 - AtoZ - Jumbled thoughts and scrambled brains


Day 11  of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge and the letter J  for the  AtoZ Blogging Challenge

J is for ... Jumbled thoughts and scrambled brains,


Sometime ago I did a 15 minute free write that actually turned out to be a lot of fun.

So as the letter J has completely stumped me and my thoughts are jumbled and brains scrambled (could be fried too), I thought I would do a free write.

So here goes ...

J labels - I thought I would be clever and look through my blog labels and that would give me a word. No such luck, there is not a single post on my blog that's labelled with a J word. It's no wonder that my brains pretty much dried up trying to find a word for this letter.

Last night a few J names came up on the TV - John Key (Prime Minister of NZ), Peter Jackson but writing about people is just not fun and downright boring and I already used up John Lennon in my I post so this is not a goer.

Jasmine is the prompt for today on Haiku Heights. Haiku is so exciting and one of my favourite poetry formats. You can say so much in so little. But Jasmine?  I can't string any words together for Jasmine.

"Jedi in the Lotus" is a book I read recently that was quite interesting. In a nutshell it's about how Star Wars relates to Eastern wisdom. I wrote a post on this in January for Corinne's 7x7x7x7 prompt. That was a lot of fun.

Jedi reminded me of the census forms we recently filled in. My son asked me if he could put down Jedi as his religion! A lot of people do. I wonder how many will put that down this time.

"Just the way you are" by Billy Joel is a song that keeps going around around in my head. Once upon a time I drove everyone totally mad at home playing this song over and over again. I still think it's a good song but thank goodness we've got ipods!

Jabalpur, Japan, Jaipur, Jamshedpur ran through my mind. But they're of no use to me as I've never been there. I have been to Jammu and Johor Bahru  but no pictures to show!

Jalebis (pronounced j-lay-bee) - I love jalebis. They are my favourite Indian sweet. My mom's friend B-Masi (aunty) always sends a box of jalebis for me when she meets my mom, which is quite often :). B-Masi makes the most awesome jalebis. My daughter loves them too except she calls them jellybees.

Just like it did the last time round with my free write, the Jabberwocky song from Alice in Wonderland comes to mind.  Jabberwocky is a complete jumble of nonsense, just like this post.  But now and then, a jumble of nonsense is quite therapeutic.

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe.
All mimsey were the borogroves
And the mome raths outgrabe.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjubb bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

~ Jabberwocky song, Alice in Wonderland

(And when you've figured out what it means, please enlighten me).

image source: Wikipedia

Grateful to B-Masi for supplying yummy jalebis.

Have a joyful day.

Warm Regards
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58 comments:

  1. You could have had the post title "Joke" and then place nothing in the post. That would work for J but is not what I did.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha I could've done that but that would be cheating!

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  2. That was an awesome free-write and you did come up with some cool ideas! I love jalebis a LOT! :D

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    1. Thanks Roshni. Jalebis are yummy.

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  3. I love this free write jumble of words! Awesome!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Glad you liked my jumble!

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  4. Haha jabberwocky stole the show ;)
    I also heard it . Even if it's jumbled that's too many js and a lot to say
    I love jalebi too
    Do u kno that jalebi ad of dhara oil ? The k

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    1. I was about to say the kid is soo cute
      This is one disadvantage of sexy touch phone . It published even before u decide :(
      Anyway happy j day :)

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    2. Thanks Afshan. No haven't seen that ad. Touch phones have a mind of their own. I wonder if we could've passed an English exam presenting poems or prose like Jabberwocky!

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    1. Oh thanks Talya - that definitely makes me feel good. :)

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  6. Despite jumbled thoughts and scrambled brains, the post has come out quite interesting and entertaining! Way to go, Lady :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. J had me jumbled too !!! infact I was thinking of taking a pic of a jumble puzzle and putting it ! :P

    eventually when I asked for birds by j it showed jungle babbler and I checked and rechecked if babbler is actually jungle babbler and Lo ! :D

    Its quite interesting how all of us are completely hooked and sort of fighting hard to find that next post of ours ! :D though I must make you jealous and say that K and L and M are sorted for me :D

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    1. Hi Dhiren, I'm sorted for K and L too. Will tackle M tomorrow. Jungle babbler was a good one for J.

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  8. That was some free write. I like Jalebis and Japan. And my thoughts are jumbled up most of the time !

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    1. Thanks Ruchira. J was a hard letter.

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  9. :-) Enjoyed the post - craving jalebis now :-D Laxmi.

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    1. Thanks Laxmi - my jalebi box is empty - hoping B-Masi sends some along soon.

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  10. Jalebi's are yummy.. I just loooove them, especially the yellow ones that are sweet and sour at the same time :)

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    1. Hi Bhav - jalebis seem to be very popular today. How can one not like jalebis?

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  11. For someone who started out thinking you didn't have any J ideas, you ended up with such an interesting post with more Js than anyone could have come out with. Very, very nice post.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia - I think once I stopped trying the j's tumbled forth!

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  12. Your free write kept me glued from start to finish. :)

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    1. Thanks Shail. Glad you found it interesting.

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  13. Perhaps because my name begins with a J I can think of J words. Finding a J flower was a bit more challenging! LOL :)

    Cheers, Jenn

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    1. Hi Jenn, I think J challenged a lot of us! Glad to move onto K.

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  14. "Jellybeas" who doesnt like them huh :)

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  15. So many Js...wow within your rambling you have carved a perfect J post. Although Jalebii caught my attention the most :)

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    1. Thanks. jalebis are a hot favourite.

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  16. if a jumbled mind could help you write such cute post then let me pray that you get hit by it often :D

    Enjoyed it suzy and i too love this song Just the way you are.

    And no i could not string out meaning out of that Jabberwocky song. And that's thee fun of it. :D

    Now i am craving for jalebis. Damn i am keeping a fast today. :(

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    1. Thanks Preetilata. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much.

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  17. Jolly good, Suzy. Free flow writing at its best!

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    1. Thanks Corinne. Amazing how thoughts flow (albeit jumbled) once you let go off the pressure to write coherently.

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  18. Enjoyed your freewrite, Suzy! You're ahead of me as I haven't done my J post yet. I remember having to memorize that Jabberwocky poem way back in school days. I still don't know what it means but I also thought the words sounded great.

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    1. Thanks. Yep, we had to learn it too for a school play. Twas brillig, and the slithy toves is ingrained in my brain.

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  19. Love the Jabberwocky!
    Visiting from GBE 2: Blog On group.

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    1. Thanks Linda and thanks for visiting.

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  20. I agree that "now and then, a jumble of nonsense is quite therapeutic." Loved your jumbled thoughts and post.

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    1. Thanks Sulekha. Glad you liked my nonsense.

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  21. This post could be mine. I struggled a lot too :) Gah, I thought of writing about Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp, Jalebis...jumbled thoughts really, phew! It's finally over!

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    1. Hi Nandana. I think a lot of us struggled through J.

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  22. Amazing that jumbled thoughts can make so much sense.

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  23. I enjoyed your stream of consciousness, Suzy! :D Love that Billy Joel's song! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Vidya - or perhaps it was unconsciousness!

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  24. Sometimes you just gotta let the words flow. I generally try to frame an idea, something that would give me some interesting stuff to write, and then connect it with the alphabet. On other occasions, I just sit and start typing :)

    Akhil Kalsh.

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    1. What a good idea to just sit and start typing. Thanks Akhil.

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  25. Jooly , Jumbling and jelebicious !! Yum ...Yum :)

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  26. This was fun to read! Sometimes it's nice to not have a plan and just let it go... Nice take on "j" Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Linda - ever so true. Plans invariably fall apart.

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  27. Suzy, this was so me all the way. Especially for the J post. I went all over the world this I came across the topic I could write on. Fab take on the prompt. you couldn't have said it better.

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    1. Thanks. Glad you liked it. I'm glad the J prompt is done and dusted!

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  28. This is great! My personal favorites are James(there are about a gazillion in my family). :)

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    1. Thanks Teri. James would've been an easy write for you. Thanks so much for visiting.

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