Today, the glorious Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS) prompt is:
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dough/d’oh.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Enjoy!
The first thing that came to mind yesterday was the term doughboy, which I quickly decided I knew nothing of its origin so that was out. Then I received a video call from my family in Florida so I could chat with my granddaughter. She pulled out a box of purposely unopened play dough to show me. That made me think about time I spent at my cousin’s house when we made homemade play dough of some flour/salt concoction.
My mind them roamed to Poppin’Fresh — the Pillsbury Doughboy. I remember the commercials fondly as he was a jovial little marketing guru which made the thought of baking partially prepped baking goods fun. Now I will need to find out who was behind the creation of Poppin’ Fresh. I wonder if he was chubby to warn of the dangers of overeating carbs and sweets. Doubtful. My guess he created to appear fun and jovial. I remember a friend who had a Pillsbury Doughboy cookie jar on her kitchen counter.
As I pulled this video I saw this character was also featured on an episode of Family Guy and The Simpson’s where Mr. Burns mistook Homer Simpson for the Pillsbury Doughboy. D’oh!
I just thought about whether or not I should post a link to my blog from my Facebook page. D’oh — I think I forgot to tell you I am now out of Facebook jail. And now I care less about that than I ever did.
If you would like to play along with the SoCS crowd, check out Linda G. Hill’s blog to find the rules and to read some of today’s offerings.