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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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Sharing My World 27-01-2019

January 27, 2019 15 comments

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

What’s the closest thing you’ve experienced to real magic?
Ooh, ooh, that thing with the cups and there’s a ball under one of the cups and the sorcerer moves the cups around and you have to guess where the ball is and you do and you’re absolutely sure but you’re wrong it’s under one of the other cups and no matter how many times you try you’re always wrong.

Absolutely mind-blowing, that. Don’t even get me started on bending spoons.

Who is the messiest person you know? And why?
Far be it for me to mention the state some people leave the kitchen in at work, so I won’t. So possibly me. I’m quite messy until I get fed up with it and then I have a big clear up. Here my current coffee table state. It’s between clear-ups currently.

If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?
Is there a point to this, you know, whole “life” thing? Am I accruing karma points to use in the hereafter? Like, if I get enough will I be able to buy a big mansion to live in?

That’s three questions. Pushing my luck a bit, there.

What benefits does art provide society? Does art hurt society in any way?
Well, it gives thieves something to steal. That’s of huge benefit to all the little old ladies they would otherwise be mugging.

What’s something positive you’d like to share? Can be a smile, a joke, or music… anything that gave you a lift this week!
It was my godson’s fifth birthday! I won’t share any photos as he’s not my child but he had a lovely time playing with his new toys.

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Sharing My World 20-01-2019

January 20, 2019 24 comments

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

You’re walking in a forest and you find a black suitcase. Inside it is one millions dollars and a piece of paper, stained in blood and bearing the single word “Don’t!” Would you take the suitcase home or leave it?
Ooh, this sounds nice and safe and in no way a bunch of money belonging to nefarious characters. I’ll definitely take it, and when I turn up at the bank and ask to change a million dollars into pounds they’ll be in no way suspicious. What could go wrong? 🙂

Imagine you lapsed and cheated on your partner. You feel horrible and you know you’ll never do it again, because the feeling is so awful. Would you confess?
I think this is one of those where I’d have to actually do it and then make the decision. It’s a tough one to answer without being in that situation. And no, I haven’t got a partner I’m about to practise this on to find out!

Would you live your life differently if nobody ever judged you for anything you did?
Probably not. I’d still be judging me and that’s the most important thing. I might try some new things I’ve been worried about looking silly doing, though!

Would a fly without wings be called a walk? No? What would you call it?
Yes. No. I don’t know. What would I call it? Totally screwed.

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