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Sharing My World 10-08-2020

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World. This week is a special edition, with additional “Harry Potter” themed questions supplied by Roger Shipp!

I got confused trying to track down this week’s film theme – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, as it doesn’t exist, I thought! However, I finally tracked it down – it’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, but for some reason they released it as a film in the US and India with an alternative title. Bit of trivia for you there.

Because of the state-wide quarantines many of the local SPCAโ€™s are having an influx of animals. You have decided that you would love to have a new pet. Would you go the normal wizardry route and pick and owl, a cat, or a toad? Or would you become a more eccentric wizard (like Hagrid, the games keeper) and seek out a three-headed dog, a dragon, or a unicorn? Please explain your answer.
I’d have a cat. Cats are cool.

Neville Longbottom was gifted a Remembrall. This was a glass ball that would assist you in maintaining memories of things that you often forget. What would you want your Remembrall to help you remember?
The phone number of that girl I met that one time…

Professor Dumbledore gave Harry Potter an invisibility cloak that Dumbledore said was from Harryโ€™s father. Now, you have inherited a cloak with similar powers. Would you use it? When?
Heh, I’d use it to… no, that’s creepy ๐Ÿ˜‰

While cleaning your attic, you have discovered the Mirror of Erised. (โ€œErisedโ€ is โ€œdesireโ€ spelled backwards, as if reflected in a mirror) The Mirror of Erised is a magical mirror, which, according to Professor Dumbledore, when you gaze into it, it shows the โ€œdeepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.โ€ You have chosen to look in the mirror. What do you see?
The phone number of that girl I met that one time…

Would You Rather Live 120 Years That Are Comfortable But Boring, Or Live Half As Long, But Have An Exciting Adventure Packed Life?
That would rather depend on my quality of life over 80. As long as arthritis hasn’t nixed my ability to manipulate a games controller, I’ll go for the 120!

Whatโ€™s Something That Overwhelms You?
All the household cleaning tasks. It’s like I only vacuumed six months ago and it needs to be done again. What’s that all about?

What Do or DID You Take For Granted?
Instantly being able to remember the phone number of that girl I met that one time…

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  1. August 16, 2020 at 8:25 am

    My apartment’s a mess. I need some super power right away.


  2. August 16, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Would that girl’s phone number be worth remembering? Would she vacuum your house? Consider long and hard. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ — Suzanne


  3. August 16, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    I met that girl. She says she’d love to meet but her grandma is in need of urgent dental care and can’t afford the fee. Could you send ยฃ5,000 urgently?


    • August 17, 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Hey, same here. Back off, she’s mine! Where’s my cheque book…

      Liked by 1 person

  4. August 16, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Hopefully the girl you met that one time is reading your blog! Don’t make the mistake of asking her to vacuum.


  5. August 16, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Damn, I was going to mention the thing about Philospher being changed to Sorcerer for the US book (Not just the movie) since I actually knew that bit of trivia, but I forgot…

    If I didn’t have cat(s) who shed like crazy, I’d probably never vacuum my pigsty…


    • August 17, 2020 at 3:31 pm

      At first I thought, oh no, they’ve done a special logo and everything but got the name wrong!
      At least that gets you to do it. It takes a very special situation (like my mum visiting) to get me to tidy up.


  6. August 16, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Ahhh yes…memory. I’ve forgotten what that was like ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. August 16, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Your answer of having a cat as a pet surprised me – I saw you as far more walking the line of danger?

    And the fixation of that particualr number??? Have you ever thought of hiring a private detective? Sounds like it might me worth it??

    Enjoyed your answers!


    • August 17, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      I’m not sure “that girl in that pub that one time” would give a detective much to go on!
      No, I would prefer a safe, cuddly pet.

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  8. August 17, 2020 at 1:07 am

    Thanks Alistair for Sharing Your World! That six month ‘house cleaning’ mandate bothers me too. Why haven’t they done something about it?? Hehheh I hope you find the number of that one girl you met one time (at Band Camp?). It sounds rather important that you do! Thanks for giving me a chuckle and the HP Questions a Whirl. Stay tuned for Chamber of Secrets next week. I hope they didn’t mess with THAT title. I actually read the series and I never knew it was the “Philosopher’s Stone” (it was in the book) until someone told me when they saw that title on the badge this week. Thanks for the heads up and yes, I’m tucking the nugget of trivia in my pocket for future reference! The more you know…


    • August 17, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      I got upset as I thought you guys had gone to so much trouble and done a new logo and you’d got the name wrong! Then I Googled it.
      It’s always the girl that got away that you fixate on… ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. August 17, 2020 at 3:26 am

    I didn’t even think about the title because I so little remember the books that it’s all kind of one book to me. Mostly, I gave generic answers because it has become a generic set of stories to me.


    • August 17, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      I’ve seen a few of the films but they are rather a blur.


  10. Lyn
    August 17, 2020 at 3:47 am

    LOL she must have been some girl!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’d want to remember what I went back into the lounge room for.


    • August 17, 2020 at 3:38 pm

      I’m forever going into the kitchen, doing something and completely forgetting what I originally went in there for ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. August 17, 2020 at 5:15 am

    This sounds like rom-com material to me. “Man meets woman, gets number, forgets number, remembers it at the ripe age of 118, and the rest is history.”


    • August 17, 2020 at 3:39 pm

      I’m guessing that at 118 years old it will be a PG at best ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. August 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Great answers, Draliman. Doing household is so routine, we can do it with our eyes closed…I’m cool, huh? ๐Ÿ˜ธPawkisses for a Happy Tuesday๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž


  13. August 18, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Maybe if you had remembered that girl’s phone number, she would’ve ruined your life and left you without a games controller!
    Cats rule. ๐Ÿ˜Š


    • August 19, 2020 at 4:57 am

      True, she might have considered video games “immature”. She’d be getting rid of my Lego Star Wars in the living room next ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 19, 2020 at 5:19 pm

        No, not your Lego Star Wars! You better get rid of her first. Oh wait, she’s not there… phew! ๐Ÿ˜

        Liked by 1 person

  14. August 23, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Cats are cool and so independent that we have to admire them. So I’d go for a cat, too. You really ought to chase up that girl in the pub. You never, know, she could still be hankering after you. And she’d probably love your cat. ๐Ÿ˜€


  15. August 27, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Great choice of pet!
    Living is never boring. 120 is a good target, go for it.


    • August 28, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Hopefully my cat has also been offered an extended life span ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

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