A Blue-skying Kind of Thursday

Ok, today’s Theme Thursday word is: gourd

Seems topical, right? Seasonal? A good theme for the beginning of November.

However, I think we’re all struggling with this one. I know I sure am.

So when I’m stuck, it’s time to do a brainstorming session (what the marketing folks call blue-skying).

Here we go… This is random association. Just say the first thing that comes to mind.





Barry Gordy

Barry Gordy, Jr.’s son Rockwell.

“I always feeeeel like, somebody’s watchiiing meeeee.”


Backing vocals by Michael Jackson

That Michael Jackson doctor guy was found guilty.

That whole thing is really weird.

Ok, this is a dead end (wow oh wow….pun TOTALLY not intended).

Back up to “I always feeeeel like, somebody’s watchiiing meeeee.”


Lately I’ve been watching that TV show Pan Am

It’s a pretty good show.



When did people get so unclassy when they fly? I mean, people will roll their over heavy roller bag (that they can’t possibly lift into the overhead bin) over your foot just to grab at a tiny bag of peanuts.

It wears me out.

Ok, this is going nowhere.

Back it up to gourd.





Masssssshhhhed poooootatoes…..: droooool :

Ok. Now I’m just hungry.

And I’ve made no progress on the whole gourd issue.

So I’ll leave you with this: A website dedicated to gourds.

The World of Gourds

And now, at the end of this rambling, shambling blog post dedicated to gourds, on the day after I wrote a whole post about floors, I can only say…..

I must be totally out of my gourd.

Photo by W.P. Armstrong, Copyright 2007, and found on The World of Gourds website.

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  • brian miller

    haha that was fascinating…like playing 6 degrees of seperation…and watching where your mind went with it…massshhhhes potatoes are good….with gravvvvy! smiles. happy TT!

  • Kris

    And your mind never wandered to sex once!

  • Betsy

    haha…oh, this was awesome! :)

  • Mrsupole

    This was so funny. I like the way your brain works. I really did laugh out loud while reading it. And I too have been watching Pan Am. I remember the days when taking an airplane was a big deal and everyone still dressed nicely. But then again we dressed up to go to the grocery store or shopping. I also remember when girls had to wear dresses everyday to school. Fridays, when I was in High School was the day we were allowed to wear dress pant suits. Thank goodness everything changed in my Senior year. I just realized that my older sister was never allowed to wear bluejeans to high school. It truly was like all hell broke loose during that year. We suddenly discovered men’s clothes and went to the Goodwill to buy men’s shirts. Funny how I would never think to wear my hubby’s clothes now.

    Okay, my mind went wandering too. I hope you try the pumpkin cheesecake at Costco. It was really good, but it is hard to beat New York Cheesecake. Okay, it is calling my name and I need to send it to someone elses house.

    Thanks for playing again this week, hope you had a gourd of a good time. Happy Theme Thursday.

    God bless.

    • Karen Fayeth

      Mrsupole – I’m so glad I could inspire your mind to wander too! Thanks for coming along for the word association ride!!

      Enjoy the cheesecake. My resolve is starting to weaken. Who can resist pumpkin cheesecake?

  • Ephraim F. Moya


    You seem as obessed with gourds as you are with floors.

    BTW, Did you know that in olden times New Mexico it was the custom to ‘enseñalé las calabasas’ (show him the gourds) in order to reject an unwanted suitor? If a visiting suitor saw a pile of ‘calabasas’ piled near the front door of his proposed girl friend’s house he was warned to NOT stop.

    El Viejo

    • Karen Fayeth

      Ephraim – Is it wrong that when I read “show him the gourds” I thought of something else entirely?

      My mind finally wandered to the naughty! lolololololol!!!

  • Ephraim F. Moya


    No, not melons, gourds.

    What a strange obession.

    El Viejo

  • Anji

    Reminds me of those thoughts just before I go off to sleep…

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