Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mutterings - Jan 25

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Astrology :: Bogus
  2. Funeral :: Parlour
  3. Candor :: Dandy (Candy is dandy, yes I know that's not candor but that's the way my mind worked!)
  4. Dynamic :: Personal
  5. Oh my god! :: Shock!
  6. Cancer :: Struggle
  7. Ross :: on Wye
  8. Heroes :: Help (Help for Heroes is a UK charity supporting injured ex-service people)
  9. Rachaell :: Sarah (can Rachel really be spelt like that?)
  10. Effortlessly :: Glide

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Mutterings - Jan 18

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Language :: Barrier
  2. Obvious :: Trick
  3. Skull :: -duggery
  4. Insidious :: Worm - I think this is half-remembered William Blake in the Britten setting - invisible rather than insidious (though it's both in the poem!)
  5. Struggle:: Titanic
  6. Unspeakable :: Acts
  7. Orchid :: Pink
  8. Fish :: Rotten
  9. Annoyingly :: Consistent
  10. Payroll :: Security

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Teaser Tuesday - Jan 13



Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
What do I lack? And the answer seemed to her to be so immediately obvious.
Alexander McCall Smith's Love Over Scotland this is my book group book of the month - well actually the book for Dec & Jan - we don't have a meeting in Jan and at the last meeting we all brought a gift wrapped (different hopefully!) book which were shared at random. This is nice and light for the season, I suspect my choice was rather harder! Having spent a month working in Edinburgh back in 2013 it was nice to revisit the city in literary form! And that's a rather good teaser!

Mutterings - Jan 11

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Decree :: Solemn
  2. Seats :: Bucket
  3. No no no :: Nannette - I see the musical which I've never heard has only 2 No's - If the association had been 2 No's then I'd probably have come up with Luigi!
  4. Fess up :: Man (up)
  5. Construct :: C++
  6. Page :: Buttons (must still be pantomime season)
  7. Laughter :: Off
  8. Audience :: Participation
  9. Freezes :: Windscreen
  10. Stuck up :: Pompous

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Teaser Tuesday - Jan 6



Teaser Tuesday

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
The pod is completely dark and sound-free (although the one I used did offer customers the option of 'calming music') and you feel neither temperature nor gravity. I was generously given a double session, because my friend felt that I was more used to silence than most people and a single hour would not be enough for me to get the full benefits.
Sara Maitland's A Book of Silence - I've been wanting to read this and happened to notice it in the library - a book on the value and dangers of silence. In the teaser she's describing a session in a flotation tank at a health spa.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Mutterings - Jan 4

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Note :: Crotchet
  2. 2015 :: New Year!
  3. Earlobe :: Knighthood - due to a 60's comedy show I parse that word as Earl OBE
  4. Sunburn :: Lotion
  5. Hashtag :: Twitter
  6. Special :: B (the B specials were a overwhelmingly protestant police force in Northern Ireland)
  7. Spacious :: Flat
  8. Happening :: Stockhausen (many of the 60s Stockhausen works had the ethos of a 60s happening)
  9. Blank :: Memory
  10. Humid :: percent

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mutterings - Dec 28

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Locked out :: Strike
  2. Hourly :: Rate
  3. Criminal :: Negligence
  4. Seventeen :: Janis Ian
  5. Assistance :: Legal
  6. Closes :: Handbag
  7. Cubicle :: Headphones
  8. I´m just saying :: Lie
  9. Paperless :: Office
  10. In charge :: Management

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Mutterings - Dec 21

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Disappointment :: Despair
  2. Searching :: Wandering
  3. Counters :: Snakes (and ladders)
  4. Snippet :: Paste
  5. Carol :: Concert
  6. Tiresome :: Rage
  7. Booger :: Sniff
  8. Freak show :: Vulnerability
  9. Summarize :: Bullet point
  10. Heartache :: Separation