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Sharing My World 11-03-2019

March 17, 2019 24 comments

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

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
What I’d like to hear: “Hey dude, good to have you, your personal paradise is third pod on the left!”

What I’d more likely hear: “You again? I keep telling you, you can’t come in.” Beep beep beep… ring ring, ring ring… “Hello, Beelzebub? God. He’s here again. Can’t you keep your inmates under control…?”

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
That bit where Kathy Bates’ character hobbles the author 😦 That Stephen King, eh…?

What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
Here I am, alone in my car, driving along…

How would you rate your memory?
One of those ice cream sundaes with raspberry sauce. Sorry, what was the question again?

What’s one song that always cheers you up, no matter how blue you’re feeling?
I don’t really have any go-to music for any particular mood.

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Sharing My World 04-03-2019

March 10, 2019 17 comments

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

What’s the first thing you notice about a person?
Probably their face. I’m checking for their general demeanour so I can judge my first words accordingly. Of course, subconsciously I’m probably processing all sorts.

What three habits do you feel would improve someone’s life?
These three. Well, that’s really two-and-a-half habits.

What takes up too much of your time? Would you stop that if you could?
Housework. That’s gotta take up at least half an hour a week. At least 🙂

Cookies (biscuits to those elsewhere), pastries, pie or cake? If not, what does your sweet tooth crave?
All of those! And chocolate, obviously.

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Sharing My World 25-02-2019

March 3, 2019 24 comments

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

What, in your opinion, is the point to life?
Well, there’s a tricky question and no mistake. I’ll just go with “be nice to everyone and make a difference” and try not to think about how little our 70 years matters to a 13 billion year old universe or even to Chk’B’Grkk, a sanitation engineer from Glop Minor in the Beebop galaxy.

What was your most recent lie? You don’t have to get really specific obviously.
I never lie. There you go.

What country do you consider the strangest?
Most other countries seem strange in some way – different customs, different laws, different food and culture.

What’s your funniest story involving a car?
There was one time long ago when we got in a friend’s car and he accidentally set the alarm. “Right, nobody move” were his exact words as I recall. Obviously he set it off when he tried to disarm it. So at least he knew it worked.

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Sharing My World 24-02-2019

February 24, 2019 24 comments

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

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Not have to sleep? But sleeping’s one of my favourite things. If I didn’t have to sleep I’d spend the extra time researching a cure for fellow sufferers of “sleep immunity syndrome”.

What job would you be terrible at?
Nearly everything! Especially stuff where I’d have to deal with people. Or any sort of manual labour as I’m not really string enough to lift stuff around.

When was the last time you climbed a tree?
Too long ago to remember. I have a vague memory that I might have climbed a tree once.

Do you count your steps?
No. The totals wouldn’t make for very good reading, to be honest. I would say “I need to get more exercise” but that would imply I already get some…

What’s the dumbest way you’ve injured yourself?
Many years ago after watching The Pogues in concert near Stuttgart, I exited the building (quite drunk) and stepped off the edge of the steps. I fell straight forwards onto my face – no attempt at all to save myself (and therefore no broken wrists). My glasses got a bit bent and I got a scrape on my face, but it was more embarrassing than anything 🙂

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Sharing My World 17-02-2019

February 17, 2019 18 comments

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

What’s your favourite way to spend a weekend?
Relaxing, a bit of reading, some PS4 and Netflix 🙂

Who do you admire most in the world?
Who? No-one in particular. Lots of people have great qualities. We could distil all those and create some sort of super-amazing person. But I think it’s better that everyone has something admirable about them. Share the love!

What do you regret not doing?
I regret not doing pretty much everything I didn’t do. Similarly I regret doing a load of stuff I did do. So we’re even.

If you see a puddle on the ground, do you walk around it or over/in it?
Since I don’t typically walk around the place in 100% waterproof shoes I generally try not to submerge my feet in muddy water.

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Sharing My World 10-02-2019

February 10, 2019 30 comments

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World. There’s a special Valentine’s banner this week!

What’s wrong but sounds right?
A massive bar of chocolate, to be eaten in one sitting.

Wait, what am I saying. How can chocolate ever be wrong? 🙂

What physical action or gesture do you find romantic?
I really like it when CENSORED

Pretty spicy stuff, eh?

What’s something you really resent paying for?
Thieves and fraudsters. We all pay a small premium on our weekly shop to compensate supermarkets for loss through shoplifting. We all pay a not so small premium on insurance to subsidise fraudulent payouts. We all pay extra for music and films to cover money lost through illegal downloads. Grr!

What’s your favourite romance movie? A movie you may find romantic, even if that’s not the genre.
Hmm. Most films I watch lead to two people getting together after a couple of hours of slaughter. So leaving them alone, I’ll go for a choice of two – “Pretty Woman” and “There’s Something About Mary”.

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Sharing My World 03-02-2019

February 3, 2019 17 comments

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

Are you thin or thick skinned? Are you easily offended or tend to let it just roll off your back like a duck does with water?
I’m so thick-skinned, you wouldn’t believe it. Nothing, and I mean nothing, touches me. Except for upsetting things. And sad things. And people aren’t very nice to me 😦 And people who are nasty to each other. And whatnot. Maybe “thin skinned” would be a better description of me.

How important are morals in a healthy society? What are the most important morals for citizens to have?
You have to have mortals in a healthy society. If everybody were immortal, we’d run out of room.

Oh, moral. Yeah, like, well important. Otherwise we’d be a society of sociopaths. In the immortal words of Bill and Ted – “Be excellent to each other”.

What will your epitaph be?
“Here lies wossname. He sat in the corner. I think he was in IT or something. Rest in peace and stuff.”

French toast, pancakes or waffles?
Doughnuts. What, that’s not an option? This question is flawed.

I haven’t had French toast for decades. I’m assuming “waffles” is that American thing you see on the TV, so I have no idea what they are (we have Birds Eye potato waffles). So I’ll go with doughnuts Scotch pancakes with butter and jam or Cornish Clotted Cream and jam.

Please note, before you think how disgusting that sounds, Scotch pancakes are very different to the pancakes you have on Shrove Tuesday.

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