General Length or Size of Things

Mice are small, but snails are even smaller, while giraffes are considered to be tall.  In the alphabet, some lowercase letters are small and others are tall.  As children start to learn about the size and shape of objects they will begin to improve their spatial skills, but they need to understand how to use all of those words correctly.  They should use tall and short to talk about height (vertical distance) especially with people, but these words can also be used for buildings and trees.  They can use long and short to talk about the length or horizontal distance between things.  Long and short can also be used with time, books, words, sentences, animals, hair, legs, and many other things.  The short blonde has extremely long legs.  This is entirely a matter of opinion, but many say that a man who is less than 5’8” or 173cm in height is thought to be short and one that is over 6’ or 182cm is said to be tall.

Last week we had Inside Our Heads, and everyone was supposed to choose a song that contained one these prompts Brain/Mind/Think in either the title or the lyrics.  This week we have length and size prompts of Long/Short/Small/Tall and the song that you choose must contain one of these prompt words in either the title or the lyrics.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it contains the prompt words or not.  If it does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.  Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about The Beatles song ‘Blue Jay Way’ today.  Next week, I will be writing about the song ‘Broken Arrow’ by Robbie Robertson.  The upcoming prompts will be:
February 28, 2021 – Breeze/Cloud/Sky/Wind
March 7, 2021 – Cappuccino/Coffee/Expresso/Latte/Mocha
March 14, 2021 – Anguish/Misery/Torment
March 21, 2021 – Hop/Jump/Leap/Pounce/Spring

86 thoughts on “General Length or Size of Things

  1. What a weird and wonderful animated movie that was.

    I’ve chosen a Rainbow track for SLS this week. I’ve always preferred the band with Ronnie James Dio as lead vocalist.

    At the end of a dream
    If you know where I mean
    When the mist just starts to clear
    In a similar way
    At the end of today
    I can feel the sound of writing on the wall

    It cries for you
    It’s the least that you can do
    Like a spiral on the wind
    I can feel it screamin’ in my mind

    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll

    In a different time
    When the words didn’t rhyme
    You could never quite be sure
    On with the change
    Simple but strange
    You knew the feeling seemed to say it all

    It cries for you
    The love I’m tryna do
    Like a spiral on the wind
    I can feel it screamin’ in my mind

    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    I’m losing control, yeah, yeah

    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll

    If you suddenly see
    What has happened to me
    You should spread the word around
    Tell everyone here
    It’s so clear
    Rise above it all on what they’ve found

    It cries for you
    Hey, what did you do?
    Like a spiral on the wind
    I can feel it screamin’ in my mind

    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll

    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll

    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll

    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll
    Long live rock ‘n’ roll

    Songwriters: Blackmore Ritchie, Dio Ronnie
    For non-commercial use only.
    Data From: Musixmatch

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  2. Hey Jim, is it possible to have a prompt about “flowers”, “cherry”, and “blossoms” (or “cherry blossoms”). You could also have a prompt that mentions “new” and “start” as cherry blossoms and spring signal the new school and work year here in Japan. By April 1, the tree next to my apartment will full of beautiful blooms.

    Also, inspired by one of my new favorites, maybe a prompt about “fix” or “make”. There could be another one about “heaven”. Just suggestions though.

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    1. Washington DC has a Cherry Blossom festival that takes place from March 20 till April 11 and in Japan I think this runs from the end of March through the beginning of April so I will make the prompt for April 4, 2021 – Blossoms/Cherry/Flowers. May 2, 2021 will be Fix/Make and May 9, 2021 will be Heaven/Hell. Thanks for your suggestions.

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      1. Thanks! Actually, in differ in each region. Right now, Kagoshima and Kyushu region are starting some blooms. Nagoya will see blossoms start to bloom around March 21 (it has been a warm late February), Tokyo too. Higher elevations see it in late April (like Yamanashi and Nagano). But, Hokkaido is in May. It all depends on the forecasts of the JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency).

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    1. There was a real person that the song “Long Tall Sally” was based on, she was someone that Little Richard knew through his family and she enjoyed drinking whiskey, she would claim to have a cold and would drink hot toddies all day.

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    1. No that has not been done and probably because it is considered background music that people hear, but don’t actually listen to. However I always considered The Girl from Ipanema to be elevator music, as I did hear that in an elevator and it is also played in stores while I was shopping and I know that you did it today and I liked it so I will give it a try to see how it works out. May 16, 2021 will be Elevator music thanks for your suggestion.

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      1. Kind of a whirlwind right now. Living with my father, trying to take care of him and keep my sanity while also trying to fix up my own house and sell it while living 1200 miles away. I’d be happier if I was bored and had nothing to do!

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      2. Oh Christine….what a wonderful thing you are doing. Frank moved back to Florida from Washington 20 years ago to take care of his dad. He never lived with him, but took him to his drs appt and checked in on him every few days. Extended his life for an extra 10 years. I’ll say some prayers for you and him. Where does your dad live? I know you were trying to move to Florida. 🙂

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      3. Congratulations on your engagement! So are you thinking of staying in St. Pete? We haven’t been down there in over a year because my kids and grandkids have continued to live their lives. In school and in work. My daughter got sent home yesterday to work from home for 10 days because someone at work was positive. I miss them but can’t take the chance. Maybe after getting the vaccine, I will be more motivated. I would love to go back to Fort DeSoto Park. 🙂

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      4. I’m not sure what I want to do. This area is so jam packed and expensive. I am waiting on David to ask his job for a transfer. They have plants in Deland and New Port Richey. Their main plant is in Pensacola but I don’t want to be up there. It would be ideal to not go that far so my sister can still help with my father but right now she comes and helps about 7 hours a week. I am not making David pass up a job because my sister wants us to stay close for her 7 hours! I figure on buying something though. I mean, if anything I will make a home nicer and be able to sell if I have to. I wonder if people think about just running a home into the ground then selling?!?!? Anyhow, I have to wait for all the probate stuff to go through and to get my house in CT on the market. I’m shooting for April 1. Houses in CT are going fast and I just put in a new kitchen, second bath, and new laundry room. Sucks I can’t live there to enjoy any of it! Especially all new appliances!!! 😦

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      5. Deland is nice but further to St. Pete than NPR. New Port Richey is very congested now too. There are lots of sinkholes in that part of Pasco County and I don’t like that they charge you to recycle. I wish him luck! Wishing you good fortune on your house in CT. The housing market is on fire right now everywhere. It’s a seller’s market which is good for you in that relation, but houses are skyrocketing and I’m hoping there isn’t another crash like 2007. Sucks that you can’t enjoy your “new” home. Hope your dad is doing okay. 🙂

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      6. Honestly at this point I don’t care where I can find a house, I hate living in this condo! Not only is it too small, I don’t have MY stuff! I always thought living in a condo would be a decent thing but I don’t think I could do it long term! Maybe when I’m really old! Lol. I know some people love it and maybe it is just because of the one I am living in now. I would be happy moving to Savannah, even though I read the crime rate is really high there. That whole sinkhole thing scares me!

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      7. I get that! We lived in a townhouse when I moved to Jax from Tampa. I was more claustrophobic in the 1250 sf TH than I was in my 950 sf apt. It was great living next to the creek looking out over the water every day. Our house is almost 3000 sf and I’m as happy as I can be. Not having your stuff is a huge part of it. I hope things get better soon! 🙂 BTW: Almost everywhere has a high crime rate! Wesley Chapel is a nice place to live but growing by leaps and bounds. It is still a very nice community though. My daughter did live there, but moved to Valrico. My bff lives there still. 🙂

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