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Sharing My World 2015 Week 20

It’s Sunday, which is the day I write my contribution to Cee’s Share Your World.

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What is the most important thing that you ever learned? (I bet it’s not something you learned in school)
Crumbs. I don’t know. Maybe I haven’t learned anything? I suppose, that life happens. It can be shaped somewhat by your decisions for better or worse, but by and large it trundles along and it’s best to just go with the flow.

Some people shape the destinies of many others, but I prefer the path of least resistance.  I’m happier that way.

What feeds your enthusiasm for life?
Netflix. Ha ha ha. No, seriously. Netflix. And nice walks around pretty locations.

What’s your most memorable (good or bad) airplane commercial or private flight?
I haven’t been on an aeroplane for years, but I used to travel a bit for work. I suppose it was my flight to a job interview in Cork (Ireland).

The weather was pretty bad. We circled for hours, then diverted to Shannon and landed. We stayed there long enough for a pint of Guinness, got back on the plane and finally arrived in Cork. The best bit was that I was so late there was no time to give my presentation (they’d been tracking me through the day and finally cancelled it) and we ended up having the interview in a very expensive hotel over dinner. And I got the job! Then I spent the weekend there, because it was cheaper to get a longer stay including hotel than the air fare there and back the same day.

If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?
I’d like to go to Central/South America and explore all the old Inca and Aztec temples and whatnot. They look quite impressive, though I would also get kidnapped and held for ransom, I expect, as that happens to everybody in films who go exploring such places.

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  1. May 24, 2015 at 8:34 am

    It was the pint of Guinness sealed the deal you know 🙂

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    • May 24, 2015 at 8:42 am

      It certainly relaxed me! And I guess extra points for choosing Guinness 🙂

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  2. May 24, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Crumbs. Is that a swear word?

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  3. May 24, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    For goodness sake, Ali, don’t go somewhere where you’ll get kidnapped. We’d miss your humor. 😀 And watch you don’t get sucked into that huge TV screen while watching Netflix. That’s happened in movies also. 😀

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    • May 24, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      Sucked into the TV. It could be Poltergeist all over again 😦
      Most of the people kidnapped in the films get heroically rescued 🙂

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  4. May 24, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I imagine you saying “Crumbs!” just like Penfold from the Danger Mouse cartoons…

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    • May 24, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      I forgot he said that! It’s been a while…

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  5. May 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Netflix would inspire me more if they had a better movie selection, though lately, we’ve been “into” reruns of Columbo. Pretty inspiring 🙂

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    • May 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      I watch a film now and then, but I’m more into the box sets. A lot of the programmes I enjoy either never made it over here or I missed them (like “Continuum” or “Grimm”), or they showed a couple of series and then decided it was too expensive to keep buying them (like “Once Upon a Time” – we only got series 1 and 2).

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  6. May 24, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this week. 🙂

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    • May 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks for posing the questions 🙂

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  7. May 24, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Very nice! I enjoyed reading this. I choose the path with less resistance too. LOL. I have a question, do you get a copy of the links that are linked into InLinkz for your Sunday Photo Challenge? If you do, will you delete my second link? I messed up on the title on the first one and it wouldn’t link so I had to redo it using the messed up title to get it to link. Then I found out I could go in and correct it, so I did. Now, the second link with the messed up title isn’t linking and the first one is. Sorry for the trouble.

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    • May 24, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      Glad you liked my answers!
      You have the wrong “Al” I’m afraid 😦 I remember thinking “hey, that dude has the same name as me!” I think (not sure) you want the Al from kattermonran.com.

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      • May 24, 2015 at 6:13 pm

        I did!

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      • May 24, 2015 at 6:15 pm

        Oh! I thought you were Alistair Forbes! I am so sorry, but I honestly thought he was you. Now I REALLY don’t know who he is. LOL!

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      • May 25, 2015 at 5:29 am

        The mysterious and elusive Al Forbes… 🙂

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      • May 25, 2015 at 11:59 am

        LOL. That’s true!

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  8. May 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    The Inca and Aztec temples sound great, so I hope you get there one day, provided it’s politically stable down there at the time. No volcanic eruptions or earthquakes either… 🙂

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  9. May 24, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Exploring the Incas (etc.) would be awesome!!!!!! Netflix can be an addiction? (possibly form personal experience…)

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  10. May 25, 2015 at 2:38 am

    we dont have netflix but I hear it is coming. Great job interview story!

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    • May 25, 2015 at 5:34 am

      Yes, I just read an article when I saw your comment, discussing whether Netflix will be able to usurp your existing streaming services. We shall see!

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  11. May 25, 2015 at 4:51 am

    A good reason not to go exploring I’d say 😛
    Ellespeth

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    • May 25, 2015 at 5:35 am

      Maybe I can virtually explore using Google Earth 🙂

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  12. May 26, 2015 at 7:25 am

    Watch out Machu Picchu. Here comes Dr. Ali. I’ve thought climbing up to there would be awesome, then travel down to Patagonia. Highest to lowest.
    Hope you make it kid.

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    • May 26, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      That sounds good. I’d have to get fitter though if I wanted to go climbing.

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  13. May 26, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Crumbs. So philosophical.
    What would I like to explore? Everything!
    One of my favorite things to is is explore. Not just exotic places, but any place. As in: Oh there’s a path, road, hill, lake I’ve never see before. Where does it lead? What’s on top? What’s round the corner? Let’s go see.
    I inherited the gene from Mom. When we’d go on a road trip she’d see something interesting and we had to stop to check it out. Then on the way home, we took a different route because there was more to see.

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    • May 26, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      That sounds like fun! Just when I think it’s time to turn back, sometimes I keep going just to see what’s round the next corner.

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  14. May 26, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve just joined Netflix – I can see myself becoming rather addicted too it! And exploring the Aztec and Inca temples sounds like a great idea. 🙂

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    • May 27, 2015 at 9:39 am

      When you see a series you somehow missed and there are 5 series sitting there, it’s easy to accidentally keep watching one after another 🙂

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  15. May 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    That sounds like a good movie, Draliman…you have a lot of fantasy, that’s for sure.. 😀 Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

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