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Sharing My World 2017 Week 9

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

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Ever ran out of gas in your vehicle?
No, my car runs on petrol ha ha ha. Ahem. No, I’ve never run out of petrol. I have, however, had my battery die in the middle of nowhere. Someone had to come out and give it a recharge, then he drove behind me while I limped back to his garage where I had to buy a new battery. Turns out my alternator was broken so it wasn’t charging.

Sometimes I miss the days of my very first car (a 1985 Fiesta) with its clangy doors, trying to start it in the cold by pumping the accelerator and pushing the manual choke in and out.

Which are better: black or green olives?
I like both, but I usually have green olives. My local supermarket does a range with feta, stuffed with garlic and so on but I like the ones with the roasted tomatoes. Here is this week’s supply. I haven’t opened them yet so you can only see the top of the packet.

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If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?
I would explore that wondrous and enormous landscape known as the human psyche. I would carefully examine, probe every nuance, spend years educating myself until I knew every little corner of what makes us tick. Then, once I became expert in every side of the human mind so that I could practically tell what someone was thinking, I’d go out on the pull.

Quotes List: At least three of your favourite quotes?
First off, here’s one from Lethal Weapon 2.

Nasty murdering chap from South Africa (holding up his passport):Β Diplomatic immunity!
Sgt Murtaugh (shoots him in the head): Has just been revoked!

Ha, classic.

Here’s one from BBC’s “Call the Midwife” a couple of weeks ago. I can’t remember the exact wording. The old nun and a nurse are off to check out a mental hospital.

Old nun: I find two opinions are always better than one. Especially when one of them’s mine.

We’ll finish up with some classic Grumpy Cat, taken from the calendar I got from Secret Santa at work. This one kept me laughing all through February.

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Inspirational stuff, no?

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  1. March 5, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    That grumpy cat is hilarious. I can see why it kept you laughing. πŸ˜€ —- Suzanne

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    • March 5, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      He’s all over the internet. And on my wall πŸ™‚

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  2. March 5, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Hahaha! Good answers!

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  3. March 5, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    “Explore the human psyche” – love this answer.

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  4. March 5, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Grumpy cat is so wise! Love the show ‘Call the Midwife’.
    Of course, exploring some psyches would be a rather quick trip. Certain politicians come to mind πŸ˜‰

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    • March 5, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      He is! Coincidentally I’m watching last week’s Call the Midwife at the moment πŸ™‚
      Yes, some psyches would be just one thought – “me me me”.

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  5. March 5, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I like the first one best. Garry is always arguing for shooting whoever it is in the head. I pointed out that he never shot anyone. Ever. Though I’m sure he wanted to.

    “No,” he said. “I had to be at work the next day.”

    “Well,” said I, “That’s pretty much the way this stuff goes.”

    But sometimes, a single bullet between the eyes really says YES!

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  6. March 5, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Exploring the psyche of the mind. That would be a great find and help make the rest of uncharted place better places.

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    • March 6, 2017 at 8:16 am

      It would be quite the adventure πŸ™‚

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  7. Lyn
    March 5, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    And don’t forget the quote from Crocodile Dundee…
    Mick Dundee to the thugs: “That’s not a knife.” referring to the guy’s six inch blade.
    “THIS is a knife.” drawing out his own two-foot-long blade.
    I always loved the unspoken quote in the first Indiana Jones movie where Indi is faced with a sword wielding, black robed “warrior” showing off his skill as a swordsman. Indi simply pulls out his gun and shoots the guy. Says more than words ever could πŸ˜€

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  8. March 6, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Loved the quotes! πŸ™‚ Have a great week!

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  9. March 6, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Maybe you should first explore the psyche of Grumpy Cat and find out why he’s such a fan of schadenfreude….

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    • March 6, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      That would be a dark journey indeed…

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  10. March 7, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I chuckled at the joke about your car running on petrol, not on gas. 😁 I remember referring to a gas station in the UK and being corrected. “Oh, you mean a PETROL station!”

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    • March 8, 2017 at 8:20 am

      Yes, I know “gas” is short for the American “gasoline”, but here in the old UK “gas” is that, well, gas, that we use in central heating and cookers (=stoves in the US) πŸ™‚

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  11. March 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Great quotes. I love Grumpy Cat! Exploring the human psyche would be a rather dark journey…

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    • March 13, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Grumpy Cat is cool πŸ™‚
      The human psyche’s probably the darkest place on Earth…

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  12. March 16, 2017 at 8:20 am

    MOL… that Grumpy is puurfect..MOL πŸ˜€ Extra Pawkisses for the Day πŸ™‚ ❀

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