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Sharing My World 22-02-2021

February 28, 2021 14 comments

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

Have you ever ‘butt dialled” someone?
Not that I recall. That’s more likely if your phone is in your back pocket I think and mine never is. It’s not really possible with smartphones anyway as they’re locked pending face/fingerprint/PIN.

Maybe that’s why they added security to mobiles – not to keep your info safe, but to prevent the global butt dialling scourge.

If you were given 1000 acres of land, what would you do with it?
That depends where it is. If it’s in a city it’ll be worth a fortune so I’d sell it. If it’s in beautiful countryside maybe I’d see if I could sell enough to be able to build a lovely house for myself while retaining plenty of space around me. If it’s on the moon or Mars, well… it could be worth a bit in a few decades!

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on-line recently?
Nothing I can think of. I don’t really search around the internet for funnies. I spend enough time on a computer at work.

Have you ever eaten something off the floor?
Yep. And from the container you throw what you don’t want into at a communal canteen – who chucks away their sausages? And from a bin at work – seriously, why buy a bacon butty if you’re going to throw the bacon in the bin? I should note here that the bacon fell on a cardboard box in the bin, so it looked pretty safe to me 😉

I got some looks in the canteen and at work. Apparently this isn’t the “thing to do”.

Waste not, want not 🙂

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Sharing My World 15-02-2021

February 21, 2021 17 comments

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

Do you feel you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know?
I used to ask lots of questions. I still do a bit, though I rarely see anyone to ask questions of these days!

When did you fail to speak up when you feel you should have?
There was this one time I remember at school where I got really annoyed and upset. But that was in the 80s so I should probably let it go now.

When was the last time you felt lucky?
I feel this question should have the word “punk” on the end. I don’t really think about whether stuff is “lucky” or not. Things just happen.

What is a boulder?
Um. A big rock? Apparently, “In geology, a boulder is a rock fragment with size greater than 256 millimetres in diameter.” Which is actually quite small.

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Sharing My World 08-02-2021

February 14, 2021 21 comments

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

In your opinion, do May/December (older partner with much younger partner) romances ever work?
Yes, I’ve seen them work. I’ve had one myself! Obviously that didn’t work.

What physical action or gesture do you find romantic?
That thing where she              and        and then he             . Spicy stuff!

What is your idea of a romantic dinner?
A nice picnic in a pleasant spot.

Is ‘love’ a real ‘thing’ or merely a physical chemical response and brain activity pulling our emotional strings?
Everything is governed by chemicals in the body and brain (including our emotional strings), but does it really matter? Love is… 🙂

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FF – Unfinished

February 10, 2021 55 comments

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Alicia Jamtaas.

Copyright Alicia Jamtaas



“Hee hee!”

“This is some fine weed, man. Fiiiine.”

“Reeeeeal mellow.”

Puff puff

“I think… I think… I can see time!”

“What does it look like, man?”

“Like, like, swirly whirly colours. Real pretty.”

Puff puuuuuffffff

“I can taste my soul!”

“Far out.”

“I keep thinking we’ve forgotten something.”

“Like what?”

“Like, something we started but didn’t finish.”

“Don’t sweat it, man. Chill.”

Puff. Puff. Puuuufffff.

“Like, if we haven’t finished something, it’s probably okay, right?”

“Yeah, like, what’s the worst that could possibly happen?”

Puff puff puff





Sharing My World 01-02-2021

February 7, 2021 14 comments

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

If the government offered to suspend all laws, and law enforcement for 24 hours, letting you (and everybody else) do whatever you wish… Would you be in favour of it, or not?
Oh, for sure. I definitely want to get shivved in the kidneys by someone who thinks it would be “a bit of a laugh” or ploughed down by someone doing 120mph through the village. Sounds awesome!

What would be the creepiest thing you could say while passing a stranger on the street?
“You look so peaceful while you’re sleeping.” But I wouldn’t say that, I would say “hello” because I’m not a psychopath. OR AM I…?

As a child, what did you think would be great about being an adult, but isn’t as great as you thought it would be?
I can’t really think of anything. Most of the stuff I thought would be great is at least not too bad. Downside stuff, like keeping on top of “home admin” – bills and such – I didn’t really think about as a child. I definitely don’t remember thinking stuff like “I can’t wait to grow up and organise home and contents insurance, it’ll be great!”

What, in your opinion, has been blown way out of proportion?
No idea. I can’t think of anything major happening right now that’s been exaggerated. A lot of stuff doesn’t need blowing up any more, it’s already pretty bad 😦

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Sharing My World 25-01-2021

January 31, 2021 19 comments

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

Is it necessary to trust someone you like? (friends, acquaintances or co-workers with whom you have no familial ties)
No. I like lots of people but don’t necessarily trust them all. It’s a good idea to trust close friends. I trust work colleagues with work stuff but wouldn’t necessarily trust them to look after £10k worth of used non-sequential bank notes “until the heat dies down”.

Do you hold grudges? What do you do when someone really irritates you?
It depends on how much they irritate me. I think I’ve mentioned my “acquaintance” before? The one who “makes it look like an accident”?

What’s the most sensible thing you’ve heard someone say?
Hmm. If it’s “sensible” rather than “philosophical” or “mind blowing” it was probably something boring. Like “don’t play in the road” or “don’t touch that, it’s hot”.

Is crying a sign of weakness or strength in adults?
It depends what I’m crying about. Did I say “I”? I meant people in general. Not me at all. I’m a real hard ass, me.

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Sharing My World 18-01-2021

January 24, 2021 23 comments

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

Why do we dream?
Are they dreams? Or are they a separate reality? Are they the only reality? Am I dreaming now…?

(Dum dum DUMMMMM)

Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?
No. Although my neighbour from up the street, Arsehole Divvybrain, is a right divvy brain. And he can be a bit of an arsehole on occasion.

I expect that’s just a coincidence, though.

Does hardship make a person stronger?
Not me. Hardship makes me pissed off.

Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions?
We can’t know others’ intentions. I always know what I intend, though, for good or… evil bwahahahaha.

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Sharing My World 11-01-2021

January 17, 2021 23 comments

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

What should you get rid of, that would make your new year better, and why?
Ooh, that annoying chap from up the road. It’s all in hand, though, I just need to scrape together “30 large” and the chummy I found on the internet said he’ll make it “look like an accident”.

No, wait, I can’t write that on here, this is a public website. Excess weight, that’s what I need to get rid of. Yes. Excess weight.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Ha, I’d rather not say. I was young once 😉

Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken?
No. Not that I’m aware of.

On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are?
Aw, man, I can’t answer that. It’s like those self-assessment performance reviews some companies force you to do. How do you paint yourself in the best light possible while maintaining a sense of humility and modesty?

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Sharing My World 04-01-2021

January 10, 2021 22 comments

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

What’s a relationship deal breaker for you?
The usual shizzles. Lying, sleeping with the local football team, that sort of thing.

Do you believe in extra-terrestrials?
There’s definitely a good possibility given the size of the universe and all the planets. It would be a pretty lonely universe if it was just us in it, on our tiny little planet perched on the edge of one little galaxy.

In the morning, do you hit the snooze button on your alarm (sometimes repeatedly) or do you leap out of bed, ready to face the day?
I used to, a long time ago. But I haven’t even needed to set an alarm now I’m working at home, as I always wake up early and don’t need the extra time to drive to work.

If you came back in the next life as an animal, which animal would you choose to be?
Definitely a cat. Spending all day eating and napping. How good is that? Imagine if your actual job was napping!

People sometimes say their cat is “looking at them funny” and maybe they’re thinking about attacking, or even taking over the world. They may be right, but at the end of the day, it’s nap time. Maybe take over the world tomorrow, or next week perhaps.

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Sharing My World 28-12-2020

January 3, 2021 27 comments

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

Pick three words to describe this past year. (please keep them PG. Thanks).
Nice. And. Peaceful.

What were the best books you read this year? Or the best movie you saw?
Well, I can’t remember. Obviously I’ve read a lot of books and seen a lot of films, but I can’t remember what they all were. I would have been to the cinema, but that was February and I can’t remember what I saw. I expect it was very good, though!

More recently, I’ve watched Alita – Battle Angel, Ready Player One and Armageddon, each for at least the fifth time.

Because there was lots of time for looking inward, what is one big personal lesson you learned this past year?
I didn’t have a lot of time for looking inward, I was busier than ever.

Do you think Covid has strengthened or weakened societal bonds?
Initially, strengthened. Then people got fed up, reverted to type and started screwing each other over again (he said cynically).

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