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Sharing My World 10-01-2022

January 16, 2022 20 comments

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

Who do you think is an example of a successful person?
You’re successful if you believe yourself to be successful. That’s a determination people have to make for themselves. Everyone has a different metric. A great job, a successful relationship, power, a shit ton of cash…

I’ll have all of those, please.

Why are you doing what you’re currently doing?
It’s Sunday morning and that’s when I do my Share Your World post 🙂

What is your personal theme song?
I don’t have a theme song. Sounds a bit weird, like “new age motivation”. Singing it to myself in the mirror every morning before tackling the day 😮

What do you think about tofu?
I don’t think about tofu. I think about steak, burgers, bacon and sausages.

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Sharing My World 03-01-2022

January 9, 2022 18 comments

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World. This week we have more questions from the Nest critters.

What frivolous, but annoying thing that people do be considered a sin (crime)? And how should violators be made to repent (be punished) for it?
I’m with Dawn on this one. Littering. Okay, it’s technically a crime but even so. There’s no need for it. The punishment? The bin men make a delivery rather than a collection, and dump a load of rubbish in their living room. See how they like it.

Imagination IN and impracticality and logic aside, if you could pick one animal to have as an exotic pet based solely on how cute and adorable it is, what would it be?
One of those cute baby animals, like a baby panda or one of those baby wild cats.

Baby Scottish wildcat (from BBC website)

Do you have any siblings? If so, where do you rank in birth order? And do you think either of these facts contributed to the person you became?
I’m the older of two brothers. I don’t know if that has contributed to my current state of being.

We all have things that make us happy, but what makes you deliriously, giddily, tail wagging-ly happy?
I don’t get that happy. I have quite stable moods. I like to keep things somewhere in the middle.

If you had an alter ego, who or what would it be? Describe some fun or interesting things about them!
I would be Dre’Zar, lord of the universe. Living incognito on Earth for whatever reason, I would have many special powers. For example, if I saw someone doing something absolutely frivolous but annoying (like littering) I would be able to instantly obliterate them.

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Sharing My World 27-12-2021

January 2, 2022 14 comments

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

At 12 a.m. on December 31st/Jan 1st, what will you be doing?
Since that has been and gone, I can tell you exactly what I did! I watched TV and played Assassin’s Creed Valhalla until just before midnight, at which point I read until the year had passed.

Is there a tradition you have for New Year’s Eve?
Just to stay up late and have some nibbles in to eat.

Do you have any hope or reason you find that next year will be better?
Nope.

What’s the biggest personal lesson you learned during 2021?
I don’t do “personal lessons”. I just keep making the same mistakes over and over again. It’s how I roll.

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Sharing My World 20-12-2021

December 26, 2021 12 comments

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

What is your least favourite holiday side dish? (for any holiday)
I’m not sure what the definition of “side dish” is here. In a restaurant, it really is a dish on the side, but at home nobody I have ever known has had a separate dish. We British tend to bung everything on the plate at once, chuck on a load of gravy and then tuck in.

What is the ugliest or most tasteless decoration you’ve ever seen?
I’m sure I’ve have seen a few, but they have been apparently wiped from my memory in disgust.

What is a cherished or unusual (either or both) family tradition from your childhood?
Me and my brother always woke up early on Christmas morning, went through our Christmas stockings and then woke Mum and Dad up to show them what Santa had brought us 🙂

You’re walking down the street, feeling great — what holiday song would be playing in the background?
I took this photo while walking to the next village over a couple of days ago. So maybe “Mud, Glorious Mud”. Though it’s not technically a holiday song, it seems most apt for this Christmas, where we’re seeing a lot of drizzle and temperatures as high as 12 degrees, so very warm!

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Sharing My World 13-12-2021

December 19, 2021 20 comments

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

What is your opinion of the state of health care in your country? Adequate or inadequate? What could be done to improve it?
I reckon it’s pretty good. I’ve never had any complaints. There are delays etc for some things and it’s generally understaffed but at the start of the year when I had blood pressure issues they were all over it with all sorts of tests and whatnot. I even sent my GP surgery a box of choccie biccies for Christmas last week to say thanks – they’ve all been so friendly and smiling this whole time.

And, of course, it’s all completely free (paid for through “National Insurance” – about 12% of salary plus employer contribution). I do pay for prescriptions but I get as many as I need for just over £100/year so nothing compared to the actual cost.

To improve it? As with many things – more money. Though it already costs the government over £150bn a year. And if you don’t like it, you can always “go private” and pay for health care, though most British people wouldn’t even consider that. It’s very expensive!

What are two words that describe you best?
Largely inconsequential.

Do you have a morning routine? If so, what it’s like?
Yes. Most people with “standard” 9-5 jobs will. Get up, get ready for work, commute two metres from the couch to the desk…

What’s something that really makes your blood race?
Woohoo! Nudge nudge wink wink… um, I mean, nothing, really.

Do you enjoy singing festive songs during Christmas?
Nope.

‘Nuff said.

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Sharing My World 06-12-2021

December 12, 2021 14 comments

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

What really turns your stomach? (politicians aside)
It takes a lot to turn my stomach. You’d be surprised at some of the gory stuff I happily watch while I’m munching away at my tea.

The behaviour and evil deeds of some people, that would do it.

What would YOU do with the immense amount of ‘garbage’ in the world, if there weren’t dumps or barges (Sorry New York/New Jersey) where it was taken to be processed?
Fire it into the sun. Nature’s incinerator!

What’s the oddest container you’ve ever gotten a gift in?
I can’t think of any odd containers used for gifts. I tend to get stuff in the original box wrapped in paper.

Do people behave differently during Christmas?
Everyone seems to be jollier. And less willing to do any actual real work. We used to get the afternoon of Christmas Eve off work. Now we get the whole day as the bosses realised no-one was actually doing anything in the morning.

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Sharing My World 29-11-2021

December 5, 2021 16 comments

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World. This week is another squirrely one courtesy of the critters of the Shelf.

Mr Fox – If you had the power to strike one person in your life permanently speechless, who would it be?
I strike people speechless on a daily basis purely from the power of being me.

Tina – If you could relive your childhood over again, what’s one thing from this modern world today you’d want to take back with you?
Relive my childhood? Are you mad?

Rainbow Donkey – Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple are the standard colours of the rainbow. Name something you love (or greatly admire/appreciate) for all six major colours of the rainbow!
Purple? That’s history-changing. In this country we use the rhyme “Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain” to remember the colours. He died in battle, you see. If we change Indigo/Violet to Purple we’ll have to change it to “Properly” and he wins! Oh no!

Red – spectacular sunset
Orange – normal sunset
Yellow – sun(set)
Green – sunset viewed through tall grass
Blue – sunset under water
Purple – sunset on Venus

Here’s sunset from my bedroom window a few days ago.

Hung-Lo – If you were to open the world’s most accurate fortune cookie, what would your fortune inside it read?
Hmm, let me see… how exciting! And… it’s blank! How can it be blank? What can this mean? What can this mean?

Shelf Santa – Santa’s tired of people leaving him out cookies and milk on Christmas Eve night! If you really wanted to get on Santa’s good side, what would you leave out for him to eat/drink instead?
Milk and cookies? What sort if treat is that for Santa? Over here it’s sherry and mince pies. I’ll add some Cornish clotted cream for him.

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Sharing My World 22-11-2021

November 28, 2021 14 comments

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

What are some red flags to watch out for in daily life?
Clowns. If you see a clown, run away. Nothing good ever came from clowns. Creepy bastards.

What obstacles would you include in the ‘world’s most amazing obstacle course”?
I would include a “clown gauntlet”. Rope bridges, tyre runs, netting, even barbed wire crawling – all fine. But asked to run a gauntlet of clowns? 99.2% of all elite soldiers across the world* screamed like little babies and ran the other way.

(*) made up statistic

Who is the best most believable movie or book villain in your opinion? Or the one that stands out for you? (‘book’ is included because some folks don’t watch movies)
“Ming the Merciless” out of Flash Gordon. I see a lot of his type around the world.

What, in your opinion, is the most beautiful/handsome part of your face? (no dissing yourself please, we’re all beautiful/handsome!)
No dissing myself? Humph. My eyes, then. Awesome they are, and whatnot.

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Sharing My World 15-11-2021

November 21, 2021 16 comments

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World. Some pretty serious questions this week…

In your opinion, what should be humanity’s goal?
Like a medical doctor, “do no harm”. But it’s a bit late for that. When the squirrels take over, things will be different.

Are you hesitant to speak your opinions?
I’d, um, prefer not to proffer my opinion on that questions. Um. Everyone will be forced to speak their opinions when the squirrels take over, of course.

In what ways has society changed during your lifetime? What do you think caused these changes?
The way we live has changed through technology and more progressive thinking but I don’t think underneath society has changed all that much. There’s more oversight on governments so they find ways to operate “under the radar”. The new squirrel government will be more accountable.

If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?
Half the time they’re bigging me up, the other half they’re dragging me down. Not a chance. Way too moody. Unless it was one of our new squirrel overlords, they can talk to me however they’d like.

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Sharing My World 08-11-2021

November 14, 2021 11 comments

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

How many pillows do you sleep with? If over one or two, is it because you sleep better ‘propped up’ a little?
Ha, I had to pop upstairs and check! One pillow. Quite a flat pillow at that. I’m of the opinion that sleeping with my head at a 45 degree angle to the body is probably not the best for your neck.

What would be the worst thing you could put in a piñata?
Poo 😮

Body parts 😮

Those chocolates with the nuts that are always left behind in the variety box at Christmas 😮

What noise annoys you the most?
I hate constantly-barking dogs. How do they find the energy to bark for hours on end? What’s wrong with them? Why don’t the owners get them to shut up? It’s 3 in the morning! These are just some of the barking-dog questions which will never be answered.

If cartoon physics suddenly replaced real physics, what are some things you would want to try?
I’d like to be able to go wherever I like simply by drawing a big hole.

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