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Sharing My World Week 27

It’s Share Your World time, with the questions posed as always by Cee over at her amazing photography blog. There were some tricky questions this week.


If you were the architect of one existing building, which building would you select?
Oh dear, I don’t know anything about this 😦 . I see buildings around, but I don’t particularly remember much about them. I seem to recall from photos that there are some nice-looking buildings in Dubai. I’ve also seen some great buildings in other people’s “Share Your World” posts.

Since I’m at a loss, I’m going to go for the “Walkie Talkie” in London. Here’s a picture.

Walkie Talkie Building

Picture taken from BBC website

Although it’s not the most amazing building architecturally, its shape allows it to melt objects in the street below! I reckon being the architect of a secret death ray building would be really cool.

What is one of your favourite quotes?
I know I’m probably supposed to come up with something inspiring here, but I got nuffin’. Therefore I’ll point you at some Terry Pratchett quotes, as he’s one of my favourite authors.

Here are a couple:

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.”

“Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.”

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”

What colour do you feel most comfortable wearing?
Blue, black, grey. Almost all my clothes are these colours (if you wish to define “black” and “grey” as colours). I might have a sock with a splash of red on it somewhere 🙂 .

What is something you learned in the last week?
Oh dear. I don’t think I learned anything, really. Most weeks are like that. I learned how to stab someone in the ankle with an arrow after dodging an attack in Lara Croft on my PS4. Does that count? It’s important because it allows me to riddle them with bullets while they’re reeling from the shock.

Lara Croft

Dodge, stab, riddle

(Picture courtesy of engadget.)

Bye bye for this week!

  1. Gilraen
    July 13, 2014 at 6:55 am

    The building is a hard one as there are many wonderful buildings around. I think at the moment mychoice would be the Astrup Fearnley in Olso http://www.pinterest.com/pin/157555686935194460/


    • July 13, 2014 at 7:12 am

      Wow, that is a cool-looking building!


  2. NotAPunkRocker
    July 13, 2014 at 7:06 am

    I love the Terry Pratchett quotes, but especially the second one!

    Evil death ray building=awesome! In a non-evil way, I mean.


    • July 13, 2014 at 7:14 am

      His books are full of them. Another is “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded” 🙂
      Yay for non-evil evil death ray buildings!


      • NotAPunkRocker
        July 13, 2014 at 7:16 am

        Ok, now that may be my new favorite quote! Thanks 🙂


        • July 13, 2014 at 7:20 am

          Read his books, I think you’d like them.


          • NotAPunkRocker
            July 13, 2014 at 5:34 pm

            Any suggestions on which to start with?


            • July 14, 2014 at 7:12 am

              Tricky! There are 2 approaches – read in order of publication, or read each “set” (which deals with specific characters). Here is a handy list:

              I’m not so keen on the “witches” and “Wee Free Men” ones, though for many they’re their favourites. The “Post Office” ones are great, as are the “Death” ones. And of course the “Rincewind/Wizards” and the “City Watch” ones. That’s most of them 🙂

              To be honest, if you don’t want read them in order I’d start with either “Mort”, “Going Postal” or “Interesting Times”.


  3. July 13, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Al, Those were interesting, offbeat questions. With those favorite colors in your wardrobe you at least don’t have any trouble separating clothes when you do the laundry. Don’t forget to carry your arrow with you the next time you go walking in the dark. You never know. Interesting stuff. 🙂 —Susan


    • July 13, 2014 at 7:20 am

      I just chuck everything in the washer/dryer at 30C and a 40min dry. So it is lucky everything is dark!
      Arrows are cool. Though probably not strictly legal when concealed 🙂


  4. July 13, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Great answers, I love the Terry Pratchett quotes. I’ve not read his books yet, but I know his stuff well from the computer games.
    So Lara Croft is now on PS4, I played the original games on the original Playstation & really enjoyed them but alas no PS4 for me.
    I don’t know if you watch “Game of Thrones” but in the wonderful words of Arya … “Stick ’em with the pointy end!” 🙂


    • July 13, 2014 at 7:56 am

      I do watch Game of Thrones (though I’m a bit behind as I don’t have Sky) but I remember that quote!
      Lara Croft is great on the PS4. I haven’t played any Lara Croft before but one of our Managing Directors was keen on it on the XBox so I thought I’d give it a go.


  5. Lyn
    July 13, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Yes! I knew, Lara Croft wasn’t just a pretty face 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 13, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      She is a pretty face too, though 🙂 She’s got some serious combat moves in the game.


  6. July 13, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Gosh dang, love Terry Pratchett. Set a man of fire…. 😆

    That is a very useful skill to have learned. 😀


    • July 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      An arrow in the ankle is always a good tactic 🙂


  7. July 13, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    “Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.” That works for me. I may need to steal that. And we have a few of those death-ray buildings near Boston. I wonder if it feels equally bad actually being inside. Hmm.

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    • July 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      They’re probably beautifully shielded and air-conditioned inside. They’re trying to get planning permission for coatings and so on for the London building so people can park nearby again without their cars melting.
      I believe the same architect is also responsible for a building in another (hotter) country which was setting people’s newspapers on fire as they relaxed by the pool 🙂


  8. July 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing 🙂


    • July 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      You’re welcome, thanks for posing the weekly questions 🙂


  9. July 13, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I do enjoy reading your answers 😉 I’m so pleased you’ve learned how to stab someone in the ankle – you never know when there will be call for it, and at least now you’re prepared 🙂 I can’t believe you don’t own any Tigger socks – I thought all guys had a pair stuffed in their drawer somewhere!


    • July 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      I have some Simpsons socks somewhere 🙂
      I just finished another Lara Croft session and the baddies have taken everything off me except my bow and arrows – so at least I still have my ankle-stabbing equipment!


  10. July 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Love the Pratchett quotes. 🙂


  11. July 14, 2014 at 12:57 am

    chuckling at the open mind quote…


  12. July 14, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Loved your quotes and will look for your author.
    Surprised you are not interested in architecture, I find it so interesting. Maybe it’s because you lack math skills, ha. I’ll never let you live that comment down.


    • July 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Ha 🙂
      I guess the thing is (and with art as well) I see something and I think “that’s lovely” but I don’t really pay much attention to who did it.


  13. July 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I liked the first quote you gave.


  14. July 14, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I think that tidbit you learned from Lara Croft will come in handy in a future Friday Fictioneers…. 😉


    • July 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      That’s an idea! I could call it “Ankle Biter” or something 🙂


  15. July 14, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I like the quote about darkness and light, that’s rather interesting.


    • July 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm

      Pratchett has many thought-provoking and humorous quotes in his books. He’s one of my favourite authors.


  16. July 15, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Being the architect of a secret death-ray building is rather awesome, I agree 100%!
    The new skills learned via playing Lara Croft are especially good – stabbing the enemy in the ankle would most certainly produce a fair amount of shock. Nicely played!
    I always enjoy these little tidbits about you my dralifriend, always interesting and fueled with your good-hearted humor! 😀
    ~ Andrea ❤


    • July 15, 2014 at 7:17 am

      Thanks, that’s such a nice thing to say 🙂
      I pity the poor mugger who comes after me. It’s ankle stabbing time, my criminal friend!


      • July 15, 2014 at 7:20 am

        Well of course, it’s the truth!
        Haha – exactly! That poor fool won’t know what they’re up against at least not in time! muhahahahaha! <- that's an evil laugh right there! 😀


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