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).
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Grateful to B-Masi for supplying yummy jalebis.