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Sharing My World 2015 Week 9

It’s time to answer Cee’s Share Your World challenge again! Let’s jump straight in (after the logo).


How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
I often feel like I haven’t grown older at all. Time just passes. Then my shoulder starts to ache and I have trouble reaching back for the seat belt.

I’ve even started walking with a slight stoop. Unless there’s a pretty girl coming towards me, in which case my posture suddenly straightens and my stomach magically gets pulled in. Weird.

I’m going to go with “late 30s”.

Are you left or right handed?
I’m right handed. I can virtually do nothing which involves precision with my left hand. I’ve often thought I’m lucky cars in the UK have the steering wheel on the right so I can change gear with my left hand. I don’t like taking my right hand off the steering wheel under any circumstances.

If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
Wow, I have to change my name! What did I see? What did I SEE?

Was I peering through a crack in the toilet cubicle door when Marty “The Muscles” Mulligan, mob enforcer, gunned down Larry “The Fingers” Flannigan, mob accountant? Was it because Larry was skimming off the top? Was it? Is that what I saw?

Did I bravely come forward and pick Mulligan out of a line up? Is that what I did? Am I now staying in a hotel awaiting the trial? Am I being guarded by two grizzled street cops who are angry because they have to babysit me? Is that why they keep snarling at me? Is it?

After the trial, will I end up in Witness Protection? Will I be working on a construction site and living in a little house with a white picket fence in an out-of-the-way town somewhere? Will I be married to a WitSec-approved wife called Sarah? Is that what’s going to happen? Is it?

So here are my name choices when I’m in Witness Protection.

  • Hank Stud
  • Darius Pylon
  • Drax Pumpkin
  • Simon Pasty
  • Crispin Tragicpanties III

Where do you hide junk when people come over?
I don’t have junk, I have treasures, and they’re proudly on display! The mess of paperwork I have to sort out, I’d pop in my bedroom out of the way.

So which name should I choose for my new life? Do you see me as Hank Stud or Crispin Tragicpanties III? What should I call the WitSec-approved kids I’m going to have with Sarah? Should I booby-trap the front garden in case the mob finds me?

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  1. Lyn
    March 8, 2015 at 9:10 am

    That gave me a wonderful after dinner laugh. I think you should go with Crispin Tragicpanties III. It has such a regal sound 🙂


    • March 8, 2015 at 9:12 am

      That’s exactly what I thought! We’ll have to see what other people think but I’m definitely leaning towards Crispin 🙂


  2. March 8, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Ali, I hate to tell you this, but you are so much an original I doubt even the Witness Protection could disguise you sufficiently. Looks like pretty girls are good for your posture. 😀


    • March 8, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Guess I’ll have to think of another way to hide from the mob then 🙂
      Yes, pretty girls bring out the best in me. Until they speak to me, then I go all to pieces 😦


  3. March 8, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I agree with Lyn’s choice of Crispin Tragicpanties, although perhaps you’d prefer to be known as ‘The Stud’? Drax Pumkin is too much akin to power stations and Halloween, I feel. I also agree with your preferred age – anywhere in the late 30s sounds good to me. Perhaps I might suggest a corset to help with the lazy stomach muscles? I’ve never tried one myself, but I’m told they can work wonders … Great answers again. 🙂


    • March 8, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      Crispin is getting all the votes!
      I think late 30s is old enough to have the life experience but still prior to all the sneaking aches and pains 🙂
      I think I’ll give the corset idea a miss for the next few years at least – might make my stomach muscles even more lazy if they don’t have any work to do!

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  4. March 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Crispin for sure. Hank Stud sounds like a actor from a low-budget adult movie or something! As for the kids names, just follow in the footsteps of movie and pop stars and you won’t go wrong. North West being a perfect example. Poor kid 😦 Personally for a girl’s name, I like Trixie-Pixie Flip-Flop…


    • March 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Yeah, I think you’re right about “Hank Stud” 🙂
      Trixie-Pixie Flip-Flop is definitely better than North West! I think celebrity kids probably don’t get bullied about their names because all the other kids want to stay on their good side to meet the parents.


  5. merbear74
    March 8, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Crispin Tragicpanties III has a nice ring to it!


    • March 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      It has proved to be a popular choice!


  6. March 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Great Take !! on the Witness Protection Program! Loved it! Continue to work on the stomach thing… I a few more years- if not careful- the magic could become only mental?


    • March 8, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      The magic is probably already mental 😦
      According to the films I’ve seen, everybody gets into WitSec through exactly that scenario.


  7. March 8, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    It is nice to see you had some fun with these questions. Thanks for sharing 🙂


    • March 8, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Yes, I got a whole mini-story out of them this week 🙂


  8. March 8, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I’m going with Crispin. Definitely. WitSec in England or somewhere in North America? Please, break the silence and give me a call. NO ONE will look for you in Uxbridge. No one even knows there IS an Uxbridge. Our town is in WitSec.


    • March 8, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      Wow, a whole town full of ex-mob accountants! I was thinking about witness protection in America, no-one will look for me there. There must be some sort of exchange programme.


  9. March 9, 2015 at 2:36 am

    Am I the only one who likes Simon Pasty best?

    Meet the Pasties! Typical suburban family with something to hide…


    • March 9, 2015 at 8:10 am

      That sounds like a great story idea! Simon and Patsy Pasty.


  10. March 9, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    “I’ve even started walking with a slight stoop. Unless there’s a pretty girl coming towards me, in which case my posture suddenly straightens and my stomach magically gets pulled in. Weird.” Funny how that happens isn’t it?

    And definitely Crispin Tragicpanties III … best name ever!!!


    • March 9, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Yes, it’s like my stomach magically disappears!
      That’s the name I’ll choose then. It’s proven very popular 🙂

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  11. gentlestitches
    March 10, 2015 at 2:49 am

    I would avoid having children altogether and you and Sarah have a puppy or a kitty instead. You have been through so much. Just concentrate on having fun together Mr and Mrs Cripin Trigicpanties III. 😀


    • March 10, 2015 at 8:20 am

      I wonder what Sarah will think about being called Mrs Tragicpanties? Maybe I haven’t thought this one through…


  12. March 14, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    LOL @ your name change.


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