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Sharing My World 2016 Week 15

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World.


Name one thing not many people know about you.
Ooh. Potentially if I mention something not many people now about me on here, 6 billion people will know it. Not that I have the many followers.

Yet (bwahahaha).

Okay then. In my mid-teens I had both big toenails permanently removed as they were massively in-growing and infected. I’ll spare you the gory details, but as it turns out big toenails are optional. So that’s one thing you really did not want to know about me.

If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favourite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?


Copyright some music company probably

It would be nice to say “pay off my mortgage” but I’d need more than a fifth of that inheritance to pay off even 1 year :-(. So let’s go cray-cray with it!

Let’s have a Ford Focus RS for starters. And that’s pretty much it. Turns out $50,000 isn’t that much after all. Though owning a car outright would give me £300 a month more disposable income, so the car’s an investment really :-).  I’ll use the rest for a little holiday to New Zealand to see the Hobbits.

Where do you hide junk when people come over?
In my bedroom of course. Unfortunately when my parents came over the other week they wanted to see my new bed and I ended up with a minor ear-bashing regarding “piles of stuff everywhere”. Remember the Golden Rule – mothers go everywhere.

Complete this sentence:  I want to learn more about…
Me! Who am I really? What makes me tick? What do I really want under the surface?

I know. It’s a can of worms.

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  1. April 17, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Ooh, busted. Shame your parents wanted to see the bed. I heard a joke once when so many people were trying to find themselves. One woman said she found herself in the kitchen. I guess that’s as good a place as any. 😀 — Suzanne


    • April 17, 2016 at 10:09 am

      Ha, I’ll have to remember that the next time mentions “finding themselves” 🙂


  2. April 17, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Hahaha… Your big secret about toenails made me smile. Your works are humourous and entertaining! That’s why I try my best to read your posts😀😀


  3. Merbear74
    April 17, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Now I want my big toe nails removed. 🙂


    • April 17, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Cool! It’s several weeks of major pain while they’re healing and hardening, mind – they used acid to burn off the nail beds :-(.


      • Merbear74
        April 17, 2016 at 4:44 pm

        Yikes! I have constant ingrown big toe problems. :/


        • April 17, 2016 at 4:48 pm

          I did too. Once they’d healed it was totally worth it. Not a single moment’s pain for the last 30 years 🙂

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          • Merbear74
            April 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm

            Lucky you! I might have to see if my insurance will cover such a procedure. 🙂


            • April 17, 2016 at 4:56 pm

              Ugh, yeah, I forgot you’d have to pay for it over there 😦


              • Merbear74
                April 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm

                Yes, it does suck. 😦 I am proud to be an American, but it really is a bit difficult to be sick here.


  4. April 17, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    It would be wonderful to take a vacation to New Zealand! Mothers do seem to go everywhere!


    • April 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Yeah, I thought I’d cleaned everywhere and Mum managed to find the one spot I’d missed (ie hoped she wouldn’t notice but the sun unexpectedly came out and illuminated it) :-).


      • April 17, 2016 at 5:23 pm

        LOL!! My mom is the same way. My place could be practically spotless but she would find the one little area that isn’t up to par.


  5. gentlestitches
    April 17, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    What a good idea to get rid of something that was causing you pain. The weeks afterward sound difficult though. ❤


  6. April 18, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Just so you know, as a mother? I have learned to NOT go everywhere because I’m going to see something terribly distressing that I’ll then have nightmares about forever. Sometimes, where ones grown children are concerned, LESS is MUCH more. Much better, too.


  7. April 18, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Buying ABBA albums with your $50,000 sounds like a pretty good idea. And maybe you could even spring for some prosthetic toenails! 😛


    • April 18, 2016 at 7:52 am

      Yeah, I could have bionic toenails. Who knows what powers they would have 🙂
      ABBA rocks!


  8. April 18, 2016 at 4:02 am

    II thought was gonna be serious and pouty all day. Then I read this post of yours. Thanks for your silliness and honesty…now all the world knows your mom is just like theirs. 😛



    • April 18, 2016 at 7:52 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed my answers 🙂
      Mums are the same the world over!


  9. April 18, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Great post. I like this bit ” I’ll use the rest for a little holiday to New Zealand to see the Hobbits”.
    Hope you do make that trip to NZ. Blessings.


    • April 18, 2016 at 7:53 am

      I’d love to go one day. It’s just so far away and expensive! I’m enjoying your pictures, though.


  10. April 18, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Bring a hobbit back when you go.
    Great post as always.


  11. gahlearner
    April 18, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Try to make it an extended business trip, then you’ll get there for naught. That’s how I saw New Zealand, long before the Hobbits moved there, as a postdoc.
    And the toe nails: but, but, how do you paint them when they’re gone?


    • April 18, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      If only we had a company office in New Zealand… Sorry you missed the Hobbits 😦
      I suppose one could paint toenails on 🙂


  12. April 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Granny knows the toes, Draliman, she had the same problem when she was a kid, so she knows everything about the details…MOL.. YIKES! Pawkisses fof a Happy Day 🙂 ❤


  13. April 18, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Fascinating and funny! The toenail story made me go “Ouch!” Piles of stuff in the bedroom? More like my whole house, it sometimes seems to me! Yup, mothers DO go everywhere.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful world with us, Draliman!


  14. April 19, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I didn’t know that toenails could be permanently removed. I had half of mine cut off because of an infected ingrown toenail when I was about 13 but it grew back. I’ve been performing minor surgery on myself every couple of months since. I’ve often wondered what I will do when I become so inflexible that I can’t reach my feet. It’s good to know I have options, even if they are painful!


    • April 20, 2016 at 8:01 am

      Yes, a few weeks of pain and then no more problems for the rest of your life! I’m glad they opted to go “whole hog” and just permanently remove mine.


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