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Sharing My World Week 23

Here is the Sharing of My World, week 23! Wow, week 23 already. We’re almost half-way through the year, and I’m now on 2 weeks annual leave. I have quite a few jobs to do, but I know from past experience that the more time I have, the less I do, so we’ll have to see how it all works out. I’m pretty sure I’ll be using my PS4 a lot, if nothing else.

Share Your World is hosted by Cee over at her photography blog. Head over there for great photos, photography tips and more.


Would you rather be stuck in a small plane with mild turbulence for 2 hours or be a passenger in a car racing the Daytona 500?
I’ve Googled “Daytona 500” and it appears to be 500 miles of driving round in circles. That’s not for me! The plane trip sounds lovely, even with “mild turbulence”. I could look out the window, maybe have a nap.

Would you rather be alone with nobody in the vicinity for one month or never be alone not even for a minute for one month?
I can’t imagine not being alone at all for a whole month. That sounds like some fresh circle of Hell. Being alone for a whole month sounds idyllic. Maybe the plane ride drops me off somewhere nice and it’ll be back in a month to pick me up.

Would you like to sleep in a human size nest in a tree or be snuggled in a burrowed spot underground?
Tricky. Being up a tree would afford a good view, but it seems too exposed. I’ll go for snuggled underground. It would have to be bug-free, however. I’ll need some surveillance cameras to see what’s going on above-ground, too. The only problem would be lack of natural light. Once of those houses buried in a hill-side would be nice.

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?
Generally I would prefer to be a driver. I’m so seldom a passenger I’m not really used to it, and I very seldom have passengers in my car.

The only time I’d rather be a passenger would be when driving in a unfamiliar city. In that circumstance I’d rather be navigator(*) – I’m quite good at looking ahead on the map(**).

Notes for young people

(*) Navigator: a SatNav in human form
(**) Map: a representation of the local area, printed on paper(***)
(***) Paper: made from pulped trees, “paper” was used to record information before hard disks, CDs and the Cloud


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  1. June 15, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Of course your area would be bug free. That’s the only way to go. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.


    • June 15, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      A bug-free burrow is a happy burrow!


  2. June 15, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    You are NOT the only one who still uses paper maps! I am this couple Sat-Nav because I can read a map … even in a moving car!!


    • June 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      I used a SatNav exactly once (while I was a passenger) many years ago. I’m not sure I entirely trust them and I don’t like some computer voice giving me orders 🙂


  3. NotAPunkRocker
    June 15, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    For sure I thought you would choose the other option for question #2! 😉


    • June 15, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Hah, not a chance! Imagine not having a moment to yourself for a whole month 😦


  4. June 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Well, it has got to be bug free, otherwise, ewww lol I am great at reading a map, a paper one. I don’t trust these new fangled gizmos not to get me lost 😉


    • June 15, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      I don’t get on at all well with bugs.
      I don’t trust satnavs either, plus surely they’re a distraction while driving? If I get lost I prefer to stop and get my bearings.


  5. June 15, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    So, your a mole?


    • June 16, 2014 at 3:22 am

      Oops…you are, not your!

      I can understand the comfort of underground but they build nests as living spaces, check out tree house’s. To sleep in the sway of a tree top listening to the wind through the branches, ahhh.


      • June 16, 2014 at 4:46 am

        I quite like the idea of being safely enclosed I suppose. I don’t know how safe I’d feel up there in a tree (though the swishing and swaying would feel relaxing, it’s true).


    • June 16, 2014 at 4:35 am

      Just mole-like 🙂


  6. June 15, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I am completely opposite to you. Underground. ick, I don’t imagine you could be bug free anywhere underground. The driving either way is fine though I’m not a good passenger.


    • June 16, 2014 at 4:38 am

      I’ll find a way to be bug-free! I bet trees have their fair share of bugs as well though.


      • June 16, 2014 at 11:02 am

        Of course they do. I live a basement so I am pretty much underground. Ants come in when it’s gets cold. Other creepy crawlers do too. As my friend says this is their home. And it’s dark when the sun is shining. But you’re funny you want to be underground instead of a tree and in a plane instead of a fast car. Well I guess it’s the same for me I rather be in a tree and in a fast car.


  7. June 15, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Haha love the notes for young people! A year ago one of my students asked what a stamp was. After explaining it to her she frowned and said: “But why did they do that, e-mail much more quicker”. Felt like a right dinosaur 🙂


    • June 16, 2014 at 4:41 am

      I work with a number of people in their early twenties. I realised last week that the shirt I was wearing was actually older than a couple of them 🙂


  8. June 16, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Al, This was so funny I laughed out loud once again. 😀 Not only at your comments, but some of the others. Being alone in India is something you almost pray for. Those are precious times. I wouldn’t want to race in the Daytona 500 either. I seem to remember there have been some terrible accidents. You’re safer in the air. I don’t want to live in a tree top (unless it’s a tree house like the one in the old “Swiss Family Robinson” movie) or in a hole in the ground (unless it’s like a Hobbit hole). As for bugs and driving, we live in India; enough said. You take your life in your hands when either driving here (which I never will) or in just walking near a street. The sidewalks (called footpaths here) are often so taken up with hawkers, etc. that you have to walk along the side of the street. Crossing the street is getting to be impossible. I still love paper maps. They’re still made so I must not be the only person who loves them. Well done. 🙂 —Susan


    • June 16, 2014 at 7:40 am

      In all the pictures of Indian cities I’ve seen it does look very busy and crowded. I wouldn’t like that at all! Cool linguistic note you brought up – footpaths in India, sidewalks in the USA and pavements here in the UK. We have “footpaths” but they’re not next to roads, they’re through parks and woods and whatnot.
      A Hobbit hole sounds just perfect, they’re quite cosy-looking 🙂
      In the pictures I saw of Daytona, it looks like there’s a big possibility of accidents. The cars all seem to be driving so close together. Definitely better off in the air.


  9. June 16, 2014 at 6:23 am

    This cracked me up – surveillance cameras above ground too! haha! Also your notes for kids were hilarious!
    I agree with everything you said except I think I’d need that human sized nest up in a tree…too claustrophobic to go down below!
    ~ Andrea ❤


    • June 16, 2014 at 7:42 am

      I think I’m the only person who’s opted for the hole in the ground 🙂 But I would definitely need those surveillance cameras. I hate not being able to see what’s going on.


  10. June 17, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Your underground burrow sounds suspiciously like a Hobbit’s residence 🙂


    • June 18, 2014 at 4:48 am

      Yeah, warm and comfortable with all mod cons and a nice big round door. And a resident Hobbit (I hear they’re great cooks as they like their food) 🙂


      • June 18, 2014 at 8:33 am

        Ha ha, a subject close to your heart in more ways than one then 🙂


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