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Sharing My World Week 42

It’s Sunday morning and therefore time for me to Share My World again. Thanks as always for hosting and posing the questions, Cee!


What would be your preference, awake before dawn or awake before noon?
If I’m awake before dawn, I’m automatically awake before noon as well!

Seriously, though, I’m very much a morning person so I prefer to get up early, whenever I wake up (within reason). Not on a school morning, though. I have trouble getting up when I have to go to work!

On a weekend or a day off, I often have an afternoon nap to make up for any lost morning sleep. My bedtime at the moment is around 10pm.

If you could choose between Wisdom and Luck, which one would you pick?
Luck is all very well, but I think I’ll go for wisdom. Hopefully one day I will be wise enough to make my own luck!

Anyway, the question doesn’t actually specify “good” luck. Let’s not take any chances.

If you were given the opportunity for free skydiving lessons would you take them? Why or why not?
No way. Maybe once, but not any more. I’ve never had any broken bones and I don’t intend to start now. I’m not very adventurous and I always see the worst case scenario. Just thinking about skydiving, I can feel myself splattering against the ground in a tragic accident.

Since I’m so short-sighted I’ve been told I’m at risk of detached retinas and to avoid hard knocks to the head, so splattering against the ground would not be good for my eyesight. I would imagine skydiving might also invalidate my life insurance, as they need to know if you do anything “dangerous”, lifestyle-wise.

With all this over-thinking and worry, it’s a wonder I summon up the courage to get out of bed. I think I worry about dying of terminal bed sores.

Is the glass half empty or half full? What is in the glass?
After my last answer, can you guess?

That’s right, it’s half-empty. Probably a little less than half. It contains contaminated water. Or maybe lemonade that’s got all warm and lost its fizz.

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  1. October 26, 2014 at 7:28 am

    This is great post to explore and enjoy reading it!


    • October 26, 2014 at 8:13 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed reading it!


  2. Lyn
    October 26, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Very wise about the skydiving lessons 🙂 Most paratroopers end up with severe arthritis…if they don’t smash their kneecaps first, if they do, then the arthritis is extra bad. The glass is definitely half empty if it has a nice cold beer in it 😉


    • October 26, 2014 at 9:08 am

      I didn’t think about chronic conditions – I guess all those impacts all add up over time.
      True, the glass is only half full if it’s half full of something you don’t like 🙂


      • Lyn
        October 26, 2014 at 9:28 am

        You, an Englishman, don’t like beer? 😮


        • October 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm

          Sadly, it went a bit like this: cider, beer, wine, whisky, vodka, AA 😦


          • Lyn
            October 26, 2014 at 8:27 pm

            Aaah, I understand. But now, not 😦 but 🙂 for courage.


  3. Gilraen
    October 26, 2014 at 8:52 am

    No skydiving for me either. Everybody is entitled what they want to do but falling out of a plane and seeing the earth beneath you coming closer and closer No thanks, not my cup of tea.


    • October 26, 2014 at 9:08 am

      Why jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane?


      • Gilraen
        October 26, 2014 at 10:32 am



  4. October 26, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Ali, Interesting questions. I don’t mind getting up early if I’ve had enough sleep. You’d fit right in with Indians here. Many rise at 5 AM and go out for a walk. They take a nap later though. In the U.S. we don’t rise quite that early. Choosing wisdom is wise which is why, I guess, they they call it wisdom. I went to school with a girl who loved skydiving. She died skydiving. I wouldn’t do bungie jumping either. I guess I’m a glass-full kind of person. I’d rather laugh than cry so I try to see the humor in things. Well-written and entertaining piece. 🙂 — Susan


    • October 26, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      That sounds like a perfect morning – an early walk while the world is still waking up. Then a nap later on!
      I wouldn’t touch bungie-jumping either. No way.
      Looking for the humour in things is a good attitude to have 🙂


  5. October 26, 2014 at 10:48 am

    It’s hard to believe someone wih your sense of humor is a pessimist. I think you may be exaggerating. 😉


  6. October 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    thinking of detached retinas and dangerous lifestyles deter me from even imagining what skydiving is 😉


    • October 26, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      The optician told me to stay clear of “extreme sports” 😦


  7. NotAPunkRocker
    October 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    So much to consider here…

    Good catch on luck not necessarily being good.

    No broken bones? Yeah, I would be tempted to bubble wrap myself to keep that record intact if it still applied to me. You
    can include a handegg helmet for maximum head-knock protection.

    I am a half-empty type too, but decided to try to be funny about it instead.


    • October 26, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      I guess I’ve broken the occasional little toe without realising – apparently that’s very common – but nothing else. A handegg helmet might be a good idea, that would keep my retinas safely attached!
      I enjoyed the half-empty humour in your post 🙂


  8. October 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I dream, but my adventures tend to be done from the recliner in the living room 🙂


  9. October 26, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this week. I enjoyed reading your responses.


    • October 26, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks for hosting the challenge and reading my contribution 🙂


  10. merbear74
    October 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Us half empty types are hilarious. 🙂


    • October 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

      We can get a lot of mileage out of our sarcastic depressive wit 🙂


  11. October 27, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    My glass is always half full… but the water tastes like it came from the sewer. That makes me a pessimistic optimist, or an optimistic pessimist….


  12. October 28, 2014 at 3:23 am

    I’ve asked for skydiving adventure for years from sons for a Christmas gift. This year if they don’t come through for me Ill pay for it myself.
    The landing are usually very soft. Our bodies are built very well and there are good surgeons if anything goes wrong.
    I refuse to die not experiencing adventures.
    Bungee jumping scares me. No way.
    Zip lining is a absolute hoot, very safe.


    • October 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Good luck in your skydiving adventure! I’ll stick to a quiet walk through the woods 🙂


  13. October 28, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Draliman, Granny’s glas is always empty, but she says that’s okay, she refills it over and over again. You don’t have to do anything, you have done them all, just by telling your scenarios, I think that’s pawsome 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Tuesday 🙂


    • October 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Happy Tuesday to you too 🙂


  14. October 30, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Nicely done ~ 10pm bedtime for me too, if not a bit earlier now that fall has hit! But I STILL find it difficult to get out of bed early!! It really boggles my mind – last time I checked I wasn’t 100 years old!!
    I do want to try skydiving just once, I absolutely need to find out what it feels like to just freefall/fly spin around/float – all of that, it seems like it could be great (if all goes perfectly)!
    Totally with you on wisdom over luck – and yes, the wisdom could help create the luck so it’s a two for one deal! 😀
    ~ Andrea ❤


    • October 30, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      I would like to know what it’s like to be in free-fall, but I think I’d be too worried about the chute not opening to enjoy it!


  15. November 13, 2014 at 11:06 am

    The best answer I ever heard to the glass half-full or half-empty was, “It doesn’t matter. Either way, I need a refill.”

    Now that I read it, though, it seems to be the kind of joke that’s much better experienced than heard. Just picture a guy who seems to never be without a scotch in hand…


    • November 13, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Sounds like me 12 years ago…


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