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Sharing My World Week 38

It’s time once again to join Cee in her Share Your World challenge. Thanks for posing the questions every week, Cee!


If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?
I wouldn’t really like to be stuck in one place, so I think I’d like to be an Ent. I haven’t ever seen one personally, but they featured in a three-part documentary I saw once about a “ring of power”. Ents are cool, they can move around and they’re friendly to Hobbits. And if they get attacked by evil sorcerers they can give as good as they get!


Me as an Ent attacking an evil sorcerer

If you could have a servant come to your house every day for one hour, what would you have them do?
They’d do everything I tell them to do without complaining. If they didn’t, they’d be out the door and they’d never work in this town again, buddy!

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
Hmm, that pretty much depends on the consequences. If it’s consequence-free I’ll go for an endless supply of curries. They’re expensive, bad for my ageingย stomach and massively calorific, but if there’s no consequences, bring them on!

If this is not consequence-free, I guess an endless supply of celery sticks ๐Ÿ˜ฆ They’re particularly slimming for me as I absolutely hate the things. Though I suppose if I dipped them in an extremely hot, very expensive and calorific curry I could force a couple down.

What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?
Very boring – I had a summer job (before I left for university) working in the county council’s computer department. Since this was the “olden days”, they were huge things and actually had tapes spinning round, like you see in old films. Part of my job involved waiting for the computer to tell me it needed a tape, then I had to go off and find it and load it up.

Not a job which makes this post any more interesting, but it did earn me a nice bit of money to start university with.

See you all again next week!

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  1. NotAPunkRocker
    September 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Ok, I always love your answers, but this week was especially awesome. “Three-part documentary,” ha!

    Curry sounds really good right now too ๐Ÿ™‚


    • September 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      I don’t usually watch documentaries, but this one was quite thrilling ๐Ÿ™‚
      I haven’t actually had a curry in ages. I save them for special occasions – I saw one of those Weight Watchers points systems once and a single curry blew the top off the day’s allocated points! I guess it’s all the oil.


  2. September 28, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I’ve never had curry anything. Sounds lie it might be time to remedy that.


  3. September 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    The think is, anything that’s Officially Good For You is tasteless and/or stringy. BUT if you douse it with soil and cream and spices, yum. Like mushrooms. Almost calorie-less, but mmm, fry them up in lots of butter and stuff and it’s so good. It’s a conundrum.


    • September 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Very true. Hence all the butter on my baked potatoes. Makes them nice and moist and creamy ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. September 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    oil, not soil.


    • September 28, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      Darn, too late. I wondered why my mushrooms tasted a bit “earthy” ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. September 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I bet that job was boring and noisy……Thanks for sharing and participating. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • September 28, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      It was. And extremely noisy. To think you can hold in your hand today more computing power than was in that room in the 80s!


  6. September 28, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Ali. I think you picked the right tree-like beings, but Ents would be disturbed if you called them trees. Seeing what happened when one of the Hobbits called Tree Beard a tree, I don’t think I’m going to call them anything. In India I “can” afford to have a lady come a couple of hours a day to clean. I don’t have a dishwasher so believe me the dishes are a big item. Even when I had a dishwasher in the U.S., putting dishes away was a pain and a half. I also don’t have a washer or dryer here so clothes washing comes in a close second. You should have voted on frozen pizzas if you got them free. The way you love pizzas, that would save you a bundle of money. It sounds like they’re overcharging for curries in the U.K. They’re not that expensive here. You should become buddies with an Indian guy whose wife is a good cook, and maybe he’d invite you over for dinner once in a while. I don’t think Inidans in the U.K. would pay those high prices. Their wives no doubt make their own. Good answers. ๐Ÿ™‚ —Susan


    • September 28, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      I’ll have to watch what I say when I petition to join the Ents ๐Ÿ™‚
      I don’t need a dishwasher as there’s only one of me but I couldn’t do without my washer/dryer (which coincidentally is whirring away right now).
      The funny thing about curries in the UK is that most of them aren’t “authentic” – they were conceived in this country! From memory a curry, Nan bread and rice in a restaurant would be around ยฃ14.


      • September 29, 2014 at 9:33 am

        Ali, What you need to do is find a nice Indian lady who wants some extra cash and is willing to cook up and sell curries to you. A lot of ladies here have that type of business going. It would then be both less expensive and authentic. I have a tiffin service from a restaurant here. I get one tiffin a day for only Rs 1200 per month. Another idea would be to buy a good Indian cookbook, and find an Indian store that sells the needed items. If you’re so inclined, you could make your own curries at possibly a fraction of the cost. ๐Ÿ™‚ —Susan


        • September 29, 2014 at 11:20 am

          Sounds good – if only I could cook! I do have an Indian cookbook somewhere. I’ll have to see what spices are in the local supermarket.


  7. September 28, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I saw that same documentary, in fact I am currently in the process of re-watching it, on part two, as it was quite fascinating.

    mmmmmmm curry, Tikka Masala or Butter chicken with rice and naan… now I’m hungry :/


    • September 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      It was fascinating, wasn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m hungry for curry now too. Good job there isn’t a takeaway nearby or I’d be there destroying my waistband right now!


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