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Sharing My World 21-10-2018

October 21, 2018 26 comments

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

What’s the biggest screw up in the kitchen that you were responsible for?
Screw up? In the kitchen? I’ll have you know I’m a master of chefs, a culinary genius. Just look at this little creation, worthy of the most expensive of 5 star establishments.

Pasta with sauce made of tinned tomato, garlic, herbs and little sliced up hot dog sausages. Oh yeah 🙂

In my new chain of restaurants, “DraliGrub”, this will be my signature dish only it’ll be one-tenth the size and will cost £95.50.

What, in your opinion, makes people believe absurd conspiracy theories?
They’re being influenced by the shady and mysterious “Council of Five” who run the world from their secret volcano hideout – it’s in their best interests to keep people on edge.

And our secret alien overlords who silently invaded in the 60’s and now run our planet (in conjunction with the Council of Five) – it’s them too.

It’s all true, because the internet says so.

In 40 years what will people be nostalgic for?
Just one thing – freedom. For our alien overlords will be secret no more.

People won’t be nostalgic for anything else, as all record and memory of other things will have been erased.

Is a hot dog a sandwich?
No. You can slice up a sausage and put it between two slices of bread. Then you have a sausage sandwich.

What wonderful thing happened to you this week that you’d like to share? It can be a gratitude moment or something that just made you feel very happy at the time or made you laugh.
After many delays my new car finally arrived! They’ve finally updated the interior of the Fiesta so now it’s more like a modern car 🙂

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Sharing My World 14-10-2018

October 14, 2018 20 comments

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

Do you prefer Apple (‘i’ products) or Android for your technology ‘fix’? 
I prefer Android. There’s a better range of prices and choices and they tend to be much more compatible with everything else. Once you’re in the Apple ecosystem, you’re pretty much stuck there.

What’s something on your personal bucket list?
I absolutely have my heart set on the galvanised steel titanium-reinforced Buck-omatic 2000TM. Truly the king of buckets.

Oh wait, I get it now. I’m hoping in the next couple of years to go back to Scotland where my Gran lived and see all the old haunts again.

What would you name your boat if you had one? The Unsinkable 3? The Please Don’t Sink? Your choice! Also, what would it look like? Do you want a motor yacht, a sailboat, or perhaps a dinghy?
“The Unaffordable”. It would be a nice little size with a cosy little cabin.

Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life? 
That chap. With that name. From that programme. I can’t remember any details. That’s how boring he is.

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Sharing My World 07-10-2018

October 7, 2018 26 comments

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

What’s your go-to for unwinding after a stressful event or day? Can be someone or something – music, pets, family or whatever you choose.
A DVD or something on Netflix – nothing too cerebral and probably one of the series I’ve watched many times before which I keep rotating. Also, something violent on the PS4 like Fallout 4 or Assassin’s Creed. There’s nothing quite like shooting a bunch of Raiders with an automatic weapon when you’re feeling stressed.

The plane you’re flying in is going to crash, no survivors. If you had one song you could listen to before it happens, what would it be? (credit to NewEpicAuthor for this one). Please share the link to the song if you can.
I guess “It’s the End of the World” by REM would be quite apt. So in my last seconds of life, frantically Googling for my song, I’m going to see this. Thanks a lot, YouTube.

What is one thing you’re really, really good at and not ashamed to admit it? I worded that deliberately because aren’t we taught to be humble and not pushy about our achievements? Celebrate your ability!
I’m really really good at… avoiding the question.

Would you rather lose all of your money and valuables or all of the pictures you have ever taken?
Lose the pictures, lose the pictures! No, wait, that makes me sound like a greedy monster. Lose the money, lose the money!

No. If I lost all my money and valuables I’d be homeless with only a bunch of photographs to my name. Which I’d have to burn to stay warm. So now I’ve got nothing. So I’d lose the photos.

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Sharing My Word the New Class 30-09-2018

September 30, 2018 19 comments

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

If you drink coffee, how do you like it best? Hot, cold, iced, with cream, with sugar or black as black?
Black, no sugar. Milk makes me sick and sugar makes me fat(ter) 🙂

coffee-machine

In your opinion, what’s the greatest invention of our age?
Definitely the miniaturised human. I have one who’s called “Alexa” who lives in a little box called an “Amazon Echo” in my living room. She switches my lights and TV and whatnot on and off and plays me songs – she’s quite musical! I hope she’s okay in there, I don’t think she gets out much.

Global warming? Reality or myth?
Our climate has certainly changed since I were but a wee lad. It’s become wetter rather than warmer but I think that’s all part of the whole global climate changing. And who am I to argue with practically every scientist on the planet? Time to take action or our descendants could be living on Waterworld.

Are you an explorer or more a home body?
I’m a home body. I get lost everywhere so I’d be no good exploring round the place. Every outing would be a adventure, mind!

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Sharing My World The New Class 23-09-2018

September 23, 2018 21 comments

Here’s my post for Share Your World, hosted by Melanie.

What Is Your Favourite Beverage?
It’s time to bring out my famous “lemonade and Coke” photo again!

Lemonade and Coke

Mmmm. Nearly no calories of tasty refreshment.

I like to have a good stock in.

What Is Your Interpretation of ‘The Golden Rule”? Are There Ramifications To Breaking It?
They’re quite rare, but nice to have!

The golden rule is quite tough to break being made of gold but if you do, the ramifications are that you can only measure smaller things.

Wait, did I misunderstand the question? It took me ages to Photoshop a yellowish ruler into a gold ruler. I’m sticking with my answer.

Sunrise Person Or Sunset Person?
Sunrise. The start of a brand new day, when anything is possible!

Do People In Modern Society Anthropomorphise Animals Too Much? 
Oh, goodness me, yes. Treating animals and even inanimate objects as if they were people? It’s a terrible thing. What do you think, Teddy?

 

Teddy agrees. Good Teddy.

 

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Sharing My World The New Class 10-09-2018

September 16, 2018 15 comments

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

Are You A Better Listener or Speaker?
I don’t particularly like speaking. Especially not public speaking. I’m quite good at listening while occasionally smiling or making “hmm”, “really?”, “yes” etc noises. Whether I’m actually listening or just hearing, though…

Hell, I don’t even listen to myself half the time.

If You Were Asked To Design A Warning Label That Would Be Tattooed On Your Skin, What Would It Say? 
It would say “Warning – tattoo-free zone”. A tattoo warning that there are no tattoos would create what we scientists call a “Cosmic Confusion Loop”, causing the universe to fold in upon itself, disrupting the very fabric of reality. What fun!

What Are You Passionate About?
“Passionate”, now there’s a strong word. I don’t know that I’d go as far as saying I’m passionate about anything. Things I like, I enjoy, then yes, but passionate… wait a sec, I have it!

Netflix.

If You Could Change One Thing About Your World, What Would It Be?
There would be more Netflix.

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Sharing My World 2018 Week 36

September 9, 2018 32 comments

Here is my post for Share Your World, which is now being hosted by Melanie from sparksfromacombustiblemind. A big thank you to Cee, who has hosted for the past few years!

If I may slightly misquote Harrison Ford in Working Girl, “Well, gentlemen… the players may have changed, but the game remains the same, and the name of the game is Share Your World.”

Wait, did I say “Working Girl”? Obviously I meant something more macho. Die Hard or John Wick or something with Chuck Norris in.

When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about? If you are ‘old’ (a term with different meanings for everyone); what stories do you tell your grandchildren?  
Hopefully they won’t want any stories. Not many can be told while they’re still children! Maybe I should start sanitising some exploits, just in case.

When did something start out badly for you but in the end, it was great?
University! I didn’t really want to go, timid lad that I was. I was too scared to go into the kitchen the first week and lived on a single gingerbread mum gave me. But I grew to love it and stayed for 10 years!

What do you think you are much better at than you actually are? Maybe this one’s kinda mean… thoughts?
That’s tricky – if I still think I’m better at it than I actually am, then I’m not currently aware that I’m not good at it. If you see what I mean. But I’ll go with “singing”. It’s fine as long as the music keeps playing (loudly)…

What would be the worst thing to hear as you are going under anaesthesia before surgery?

  • Which leg was it again…
  • I love to cut, swipe, slash, I’m a cutter…
  • Has anyone seen my copy of “Brain Surgery for Dummies”…
  • Uhhh, that was quite a night, is anyone else having trouble focusing…
  • Woo, my first ever time, I’m sooooo excited…
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