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Share Your World 2018 Week 33

August 19, 2018 23 comments

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


A class you wish you would have taken?
Hmm. Last time I answered this I said “Home Economics”. I’ve changed my mind now, though. When you’re a kid at school I don’t think there’s anything much that’s taught that you can’t learn on your own. I’m trying to remember back to when I was at school and what courses I could have taken.

I think if we move ahead to when I was in Sixth Form (age 16-18), I would have liked to have taken history.

Are you scared of heights?
No, I avoid heights because I’m scared of hurtling to the ground and splattering all over the pavement.

Are you a good cook? If so, do you consider yourself a chef?
I cook and bake some stuff and it turns out okay. I don’t think that qualifies me to be a cook, though, and definitely not a chef. I always think of “chef” as more of a job title, and I don’t have the necessary qualities, such as being good at cooking and being able to yell and swear at people all day long.

Apropos of nothing, here are some photos from the Japanese Garden in St Mawgan.

Sharing My World 09-05-2022

May 15, 2022 7 comments

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

What two totally normal things become really weird if you do them back to back?
I don’t know. Arrive at the office. Burst into song.

What is something that you just recently realised that you are embarrassed by, that you didn’t realise embarrassed you?
Ha, I always realise what embarrasses me. I am “embarrassment-attuned”.

If Australia (including New Zealand – which I KNOW are different countries); the UK, Ireland, Germany, the USA, and Brazil or Italy were represented by one food, which would it be for each?
Australia – snags (sausages grilled on the “bahhbie”), UK – fish and chips, Ireland – colcannon (potatoes and greens), Germany – schnitzel and potato salad, USA – burgers, Brazil – I have no idea what they eat in Brazil, sorry, Brazilians, Italy – pizza.

What might happen if Goldilocks and the Three Bears were set in modern times?
A Goldilocks “home invasion” scenario? Arrested? Shot? Whacked over the back of the head with a tyre iron? It depends on what country she’s in, I guess.

Where was the most most embarrassing or inappropriate place you’ve passed audible gas?
Passing gas in public? Goodness gracious me, I would never do such a thing…

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Sharing My World 02-05-2022

May 8, 2022 14 comments

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World. This week’s wealth of questions were supplied by bloggers. I’m choosing the first question from each as there are rather a lot 🙂

What constitutes a sandwich in your opinion? Is it only the standard two slices of bread, filling (including spreads or meats and cheeses and veggies), put together in a stack? (Tena)
Yep. Except – veggies? I don’t think so.

Are ‘strong’ and ‘tough’ in regard to character the same thing or different? Please explain your reasoning for either side you pick. (Marilyn)
“Strong” is someone who can take what’s dished out and keeps going. I think of “tough” more as “strict”, maybe, as in “they can be tough on new employees”.

What’s your opinion on RSVPs? (Paula)
They annoy me as I have to make a decision. But sometimes people need to know numbers to book. If that’s the case I always try to turn up, as presumably a certain number of seats/meals has been booked.

Do you think Hell has walls? (Sadje)
Yes, but the walls are IN YOUR OWN MIND… 😮

What would you name your boat if you had one? (Jim)
Boatie the Boat.

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Sharing My World 25-04-2022

May 1, 2022 18 comments

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World. This is the “Earth Month” edition.

In your opinion, how are we affecting our planet?
Well, we’re making a bit of a mess of it. More of a “reality” thing rather than “my opinion”.

What solutions would you offer to stem the multiple problems we face vis a vis the destruction of our planet home?
Wait until all the humans have either poisoned themselves or jumped into rockets and left and then the Earth will fix itself.

Do you think it’s already too late and we could just do exactly as we’re doing now and things would turn out the very same?
I doubt it’s too late though things may change planet-wide. We do have to change things, though.

Do you participate in things like “Arbor Day” (a U.S. Holiday dedicated to planting new trees) or Earth Day or Earth Month?

Is any of it important in the ‘Big Picture’?
No, not in the really big picture. One tiny planet in an unimaginably huge universe? No-one’s going to notice.

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Sharing My World 18-04-2022

April 24, 2022 15 comments

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

In your opinion, what do you buy way more of than most people?
I can’t think of anything I buy more of than anyone else. Maybe fizzy pop. I drink a lot of fizzy pop.

Which workers have the worst jobs?
The jobs done by any workers who hate their jobs. Otherwise, no matter what it is, it’s a good job!

Opinion. John Cage is a composer who composed a piece named 4’33” for any instrument. The performance are instructed not to play their instrument for four minutes and thirty-three seconds. Is this music or is this art? A combination of the two? Neither, it’s stupid. Your opinion?
It’s a very clever idea, so kudos for that. As far as “music or art”, it’s definitely not music. It may well be art – have you seen the sort of stuff that’s out there these days? This definitely isn’t the craziest.

How good are you at drawing?
I’m awesome, I’m like Turner or something. Take a look at this personified version of a squirrel for example. Work of art or what? Should be in the Louvre. But I never heard back from them.

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Sharing My World 11-04-2022

April 17, 2022 18 comments

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World, which this week is co-hosted by Tena.

Do You Prefer Salty Foods or Sweet Foods?
It depends on the time of day and what I’m in the mood for. Sometimes I really, really want a chocolate bar. I think that’s my body’s way of telling me my blood sugar is low. So I have to listen to it, don’t I? At the moment it’s telling my that only Easter eggs will do.

Would you rather be in a place where it is excessively hot or excessively cold?
Well, neither, really. I not only live in a temperate zone country, but in a temperate part of that country!

Generally I would say “cold” as it’s always possible to put on more clothes and switch on the heating, but if it was going to be one or the other all the time, I would go for hot and just get used to it. I generally struggle above 25 degrees but I’m sure I would grow to love it 🙂

Favourite Mode of long distance travel (Bus, Plane, Train, Automobile, or other).
My car. I like the autonomy, stopping where and when I want, the music I want, the temperature I want.

What was your favourite holiday growing up?
So a choice between Christmas and Easter… definitely Christmas, of course! Now I’m all grown up, I still like Christmas but it is an awful lot of hassle and money.

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Sharing My World 04-04-2022

April 10, 2022 14 comments

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

Are you more productive at night or in the morning? Do you think it’s possible to change and get used to another schedule?
I’m definitely more productive in the morning. I like to get up early and get stuff done, and I naturally wake up early. I expect even I could change given time, though (if I had to).

What’s the biggest vehicle you’ve driven? If you don’t drive, what’s the biggest vehicle you’ve ridden in?
I haven’t driven anything very big. Just a high-roofed Ford Transit van which I used to drive my stuff back home after university. That was 250 miles each way. Three seconds after leaving I nearly scraped the neighbour’s car as I forgot to take the extra length into account when I left the parking spot, so I won’t be driving a lorry any time soon.

What songs would be played on a loop in hell?
Screeching opera. I bet even opera lovers would go crazy after hearing someone hit the high notes constantly for eternity.

What does it mean to be a person? What constitutes “personhood?”
A living human being. Whereas “personhood” is a personal head covering which keeps the rain off.

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Sharing My World 28-03-2022

April 3, 2022 22 comments

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

What fictional family would you like to be part of? (think TV shows, cartoon or books or some fictional family that you admire)
Yikes, fictional families are all a bit screwed up one way or another. Otherwise they’d be too boring for TV. So I’ll stick with my own, I think.

Which band or artist would you like to play at your funeral or memorial service? (the artist can have passed on too)
Maybe the song “Fire” by “The Crazy World of Arthur Brown” might be amusing as I slide into the oven.

Preference. Popcorn, M&Ms or other. Choose something you love snacking on.
I don’t really snack. If I eat between meals it’s usually something like ice cream while sitting out in the sun. Otherwise it would be deli stuff – cheese, cocktail sausages, cured meat etc. That’s more of a meal, though!

If you could be any supernatural (fantasy) character, what would you be? (Think Elves, fairies, dragons or whatever)
I reckon an elf. But not some namby-pamby kiddie-style elf. A cool elf who can do magic and shift realms and whatnot.

Sharing My World 21-03-2022

March 27, 2022 32 comments

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

What very common thing have you never done?
I’m sure if someone mentioned something I would realise I haven’t done it, but I can’t think of anything off the top of my head. I’m much better remembering things I have done rather than things I haven’t 😦

Are we morally obligated to be charitable, if we have the means to?
No. I don’t feel morally obliged to do anything. People should do what feels right to them.

What is the most amazing fact you know?
I’m really useless at remembering things like “amazing facts”. I’d be the most useless member of the pub quiz team.

What’s your favourite sandwich and why?
Anything with cheese. Almost every sandwich I make has cheese involved. Sausage, fried egg and cheese with hot sauce is pretty good.

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Sharing My World 14-03-2022

March 20, 2022 22 comments

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

How do you tell if someone has a sense of humour?
When they tell a hilarious off-colour joke which causes my coffee to spray out of my nose.

What sort of music do you prefer?
It depends on my mood. Anything pop through to symphonic rock and (lighter) heavy metal. Nothing rap, garage, hip hop or classical.

Thoughts on gravy or ‘sauce”? Yea or nay?
Well, they’re staples. Sometimes I even eat some food with my sauce.

Would you enjoy a hot air balloon ride?
I reckon it would great. I would love to do it. The views, the quiet…

But please no-one offer to take me on one, as it looks terrifying and we would crash and I would surely die.

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