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Sharing My World 2017 Week 2

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


If you lost a bet and had to dye your hair a colour of the rainbow for a week, what colour would it be?
I now have voice control at home courtesy of Amazon’s Alexa (as I threatened to do on New Year’s Day) and I have wi-fi light bulbs on the way. Because who wants to have to stand up to turn the lights on and off?

Light switches are so last year, don’t you find?

So why not have voice-controlled hair?

“Alexa, turn my hair cerise.”

It’s the future!

If you could choose one word to focus on for 2017, what would it be?
“Discombobulated.” Because it’s such a cool word. I need to use it more. I’m gonna focus the hell out of it all year.

What was one thing you learned last year that you added to your life?
I can’t think of anything. 2016 came and went rather rapidly. Where did it go?

If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be..?
I’m going with physalis (no, I’d never heard of it either) as it is described as having a “mild, refreshing acidity”.

Also, its name seems to be an amalgamation of “physics” and “Ali”, so it’s just right for me 🙂

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  1. January 15, 2017 at 7:56 am

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    • January 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      You’d already moved before our “follow exchange” 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. January 15, 2017 at 11:49 am

    When your hair turns cerise, Ali, be sure to post a picture of yourself. Good answers. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • January 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      I will, it’ll be awesome 🙂


  3. Merbear74
    January 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I’m in a continuous state of discombobulation. 🙂


  4. January 15, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Hahaha! Great answers! Alexa, dye my hair -orange-. LOL! (That would be weird if it really could).


    • January 15, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      It would be really weird and freaky. And a little scary 🙂


  5. January 15, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I hope there will not come a day when Alexa is answering the weekly prompts and you are being demanded to play music for her….


    • January 15, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      That could never happen… what? Sorry, have to go, Alexa is calling and she sounds pissed.


  6. pennydanger
    January 15, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I have to dye my hair today and have to stick with blonde. I’m old school and can’t stand the outrageous colors on myself. Plus “blondes have more fun.” Have at it everyone…clowns are back in. lol.


  7. January 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Can’t wait to see you with alizarin crimson hair! It has your name in it!
    Discombobulation is an excellent word!

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 15, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      I had to look up “alizarin”. It’s 1,2-dihydroxyanthraquinone (formula C14H8O4). Ah, now it make sense 😦 Carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Sounds safe anyway…
      I’d look great with red hair 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 15, 2017 at 10:26 pm

        It’s a deep blood red with a bit of blue undertone! Perfect for when you are writing your doomsday pieces 😀


  8. January 15, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    “physalis” …yeah, I looked it up and I still don’t understand? And, by the way.. are voice-controlled light bulbs for real? Yes, I can be a real sucker sometimes? So, I ask?


    • January 16, 2017 at 8:11 am

      Physalis is a fruit in the nightshade family. Like tomatoes.
      Well, Wi-fi-controlled light bulbs are real, eg Philips Hue. Then you link them through Alexa/Siri (and very soon Google Home I expect) for the voice control.

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  9. January 15, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    How about, “Alexa, turn my hair cerise with a hint of physalis hue!” and your hair starts to smoke because Alexa just shot a fuse? Oh golly, I think I’ve been reading too much of your flash fiction 🙂


    • January 16, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Maybe best to stick to simple commands until we know how much she can take or it’ll be “cerise with a hint of flame” 😦

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  10. January 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I’m just saying “no” to robotic control of my environment. For one thing, the only exercise I get is getting up to turn things on and off. For another, unless Amazon beats the U.S. government, it would be like planting a spy in my own house. Next, I’m sure, it’ll be drones. Wait, what’s that hovering over the driveway?


    • January 16, 2017 at 8:15 am

      That drone will be there, right outside, until you get some voice control. Always listening, always watching…


  11. January 16, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Discombobulated is a fun word to say 😀


    • January 16, 2017 at 8:19 am

      I think we should all try to fit it into conversation at least once a day.

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  12. January 16, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this week. 😀


  13. January 16, 2017 at 4:36 am

    I’ve had physalis fruit before, but only at restaurants, as a garnish with certain dishes. It has a refreshing taste!


    • January 16, 2017 at 8:20 am

      I’d never even heard of it. That doesn’t mean I haven’t eaten it though, it looked kinda familiar.


  14. January 16, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    The only way I’d ever die my hair any colour at all is if I lost a bet, but I do like the idea of voice controlled hair! Disambiguated is a wonderful word. 🙂 Great answers, Ali.

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  15. January 16, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    That was meant to safety ‘discombobulated’ – autocorrect is very annoying!


    • January 16, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      I expect “safety” was meant to be “say” too 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 16, 2017 at 9:07 pm

        It was. Grr. I should never write comments on my kindle – they never seem to say what I intend them to say!


  16. January 17, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Haha! I missed reading your humor and wit, Ali! 😀 It’s always fun to read your responses. And I have to agree… physalis fits you.


    • January 17, 2017 at 8:20 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed my answers! Physalis is definitely the fruit for me 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 18, 2017 at 5:26 am

        Sure is! 🙂 And I shall try to use “Discombobulated” one of these days. XD


  17. Sarah Ann
    January 18, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I’m discombobulated that you’ve never heard of, and presumambly never eaten, physalis. They do sometimes have them in Sainsbury’s.
    Great answers. Looking forward to the cerise hair 🙂


    • January 18, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Ah, see, I’m a Tesco man myself 🙂
      You might have a long wait for the cerise hair, but I’m glad you enjoyed my answers!

      Liked by 1 person

  18. January 19, 2017 at 2:35 am

    I think I’m misreading the question. Given the choice, I’d not be a fruit at all as I don’t want a human or other animal to devour me! 🙂
    Alexa sounds interesting, but also kind of intrusive. I don’t know; jury’s out for me on that piece of technology. Cool answers as always, though. I didn’t know cerise was a color either, nor anything about physalis. You see, not only are you an entertainer, but you’re a teacher.


    • January 19, 2017 at 8:14 am

      I’m loving Alexa! And she doesn’t do anything unless you ask, just sits there quietly. She’s controlling some of my lights as well now 🙂
      Maybe I should change my strapline to “the educational blog” 🙂

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      • January 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm

        I like the idea of a, shall we say, electronic brainbox that’s not a computer per se, but don’t think it’s something I really need. Nonetheless, if it’s made, it’s made for a reason; someone finds it useful!


        • January 19, 2017 at 3:18 pm

          Me, I find it useful 🙂

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          • January 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm

            Exactly! It’s probably something I’d strongly consider more so if I were working full-time, maybe single and so forth.


  19. January 22, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    I think cerise coloured hair would suit you well! You’d certainly stand out in a crowd. Not sure about the voice-controlled bit, though. I’d never heard of a physalis fruit – probably because I live in a past century – but now that I have, I’ll have to find some to try!
    Have a great year discombobulating. 🙂


    • January 23, 2017 at 8:27 am

      I’m not sure I want to stand out in a crowd, though…
      The voice control is great! Light switches are so last year 🙂


  20. January 24, 2017 at 9:02 am

    OMC discombu…what? is that really a word, Draliman? Pawkisses 🙂 ❤


  21. January 25, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I searched and it looks like there actually are things called wifi light switches.


    • January 26, 2017 at 8:29 am

      Yeah, but they’re £20 a pop (the Philips Hue ones). So I’m sticking to voice and app control for now! Plus the motion controlled one I just put in my kitchen.


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