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Sharing My World 06-01-2019

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

For the parents in the crowd: What would be the absolute worst name you might give your child? If you’re not a parent (I’m not), then what’s the worst name you could give your pet?
There are all sorts of awful names one could choose, so I’m going to pick the name Phoebe from Friends changed her name to in one episode – “Princess Consuela Banana Hammock”.

What mildly annoying curse might you wish you could curse annoying people with?
I think I’d pick a hilarious word and make them say that instead of quite a common word.

“Barman, I’d like a pint of your best picklespanks, please. No, I mean picklespanks. Picklespanks. Picklespanks. Dammit. Lime and lemonade.”

What’s the weirdest thing you did as a child?
I don’t remember doing anything “weird”, as such. I once had a little accident where I was swinging a golf club in the front garden. I let it go and it flew majestically through the air and smashed through the neighbour’s upstairs window. Heh heh.

Do you believe things happen for a reason or are random?
I believe things just happen. But believing “things happen for a reason” can help when something awful happens.

And finally, in the spirit of New Year’s: What’s a resolution (if you make them, I don’t) you’re making for the New Year? How confident are you in keeping it a reasonable amount of time?
I don’t make resolutions. I’m (a) too lazy to have to actually do whatever it is and (b) I don’t want to feel guilty about not doing it.

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  1. January 6, 2019 at 11:28 am

    I feel the pain hearing the weird names celebrities give their children and then some years later seeing how the poor children have latched onto a nickname they use instead. Some of the poor kids transform themselves completely, possibly trying to hide their identity. They might feel marked for life. 😦 — Suzanne

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    • January 6, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      Yes, some of the names celebrities give their kids aren’t even really names as far as I’m concerned…

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  2. January 6, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    I like your choice of child name. That’s pretty laid back!

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  3. January 6, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    I asked your childhood upstairs neighbor if he believes things happen randomly or for a reason, and he just cursed at me…

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    • January 6, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      We never got on with her. If she’d been in the bedroom at the time I might have solved all our problems…

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  4. January 6, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Ali, your answers to “Do you believe things happen for a reason or are random?” are actually pretty profound…isn’t that shocking?! 🙂 But seriously, they actually make me feel better at a gloomy time for me. So, keep on keepin’ on, you funny and insightful fellow!

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    • January 6, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      Oh no, I’ve gone profound! I hope you feel less gloomy soon.

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  5. January 6, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    HAHAHA! I agree completely about resolutions! 😀

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  6. January 6, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Haha loved seeing the name from phoebe there!

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    • January 6, 2019 at 5:47 pm

      I recently watched all 10 series back to back so it was in my mind! Now I’ve started on Parks and Recreation 🙂

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      • January 7, 2019 at 2:07 am

        You have just reminded me that I am yet to watch the finale for Parks and Rec! Aaaah! Must get on that. Having a FRIENDS marathon is always a great thing. That show never gets old! PIVOTTT! PIIIVVOTTTT! Ahahaha.

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      • January 7, 2019 at 8:08 am

        I never saw all of Parks and Rec, Netflix had the first 3 or 4 series ages ago so that’s as far as I ever got.

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  7. January 6, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    I love that episode of friends. Esp when Mike changes his name to Crap Bag.

    My husband thinks Ambrose is the worst name you can give a boy. I was leaning towards that one when I was pregnant with the boy.

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    • January 7, 2019 at 8:03 am

      Yeah, sorry, that’s pretty bad. I wouldn’t particularly want to be called that (Crap Bag or Ambrose)!

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      • January 8, 2019 at 9:33 pm

        LOL! I’m glad we didn’t go with that now that he is about to be in middle school.

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  8. January 6, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks so much for Sharing Your World! You are a profound fellow, at least in the words of yours I’ve read… Crap Bag? Um. I never watched much of “Friends” when it was on the air, but that was one of those two men who weren’t the guy in love with Jennifer Aniston, right? I could see one of them thinking that up..

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    • January 7, 2019 at 8:04 am

      He was actually Phoebe’s beau. I think they got married, actually. He did it after Phoebe changed her name 🙂

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  9. Trisha
    January 7, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I love your golf club story! 😂 And your thoughts on resolutions. I could have spared myself so much guilt over the years if I had adopted that attitude.

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    • January 8, 2019 at 7:41 am

      Yeah, I don’t do self-imposed guilt 🙂
      I was hitting one of those plastic practice golf balls at the time, with the holes in. It went clear over the house and landed in the back garden. What a shot!

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  10. January 7, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Great answers as always, Draliman. Those picklespanks sound a little weird as if they’re alive and kicking…🙀MOL 😀 We don’t do resolutions either, we only do solutions 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy, Healthy New Year 🐾😽💞

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    • January 8, 2019 at 7:41 am

      I love that – “solutions, not resolutions” 🙂
      A happy and healthy new year to you, Granny and Grandpaw too!

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  11. January 7, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    My youngest hates and I mean HATES the expression “Everything happens for a reason”. Sometimes I say it, just for fun 🙂

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  12. January 8, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Yup, yup, yup — except a mild curse hardly seems worth mouthing. If you aren’t going to really go for it, why bother?

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    • January 9, 2019 at 7:58 am

      It is a lot of energy to expend if you’re not going to at least make something drop off.

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  13. January 9, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Picklespanks! I mean picklespanks. Not picklespanks… you’ve cursed me, Picklespanks!

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