Posts Tagged ‘Share Your World’

Sharing My World 04-07-2022

July 10, 2022 15 comments

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

What do you think it means to be healthy?
Not long-term ill. And sound of mind – and right-thinking.

Is being obsessive about someone or something a good thing?
I would say no. The dictionary uses phrases such as “intrude”, “constantly” and “to a troubling extent”. The dictionary agrees with me.

After a disagreement with your S.O., do you initiate the makeup conversation or wait for your S.O. to do it?
Not having an SO I’m left having to argue with myself. I always win.

Have you ever done something incredibly embarrassing in front of a huge crowd? Feel free to share details or not. Some things are best left in the closet…
There was this one time at school I tripped in the playground and ended up hanging forwards over a low wall with my trousers totally ripped right up the seam.

I have, of course, done many far more embarrassing things. None of which I’m telling you about 😉

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Sharing My World 27-06-2022

July 3, 2022 14 comments

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

What’s your favourite way to spend a day off? If you’re retired, what’s something you now include in your schedule that you dreamed about while employed?
It depends on the weather, but preferably I’ll go somewhere nice in the morning, have lunch at home, have a nap and then PS5/gardening/sitting outside in the afternoon.

My “somewhere nice” from a couple of weeks ago (Trelissick Gardens, Cornwall)

Now that Covid isn’t so strictly monitored and folks can go out and about again, are you into after-work happy hours?
That sounds like a thing from 1990s American films. I work from home, anyway!

What physical traits do you share with your relatives? (Example: I have my mother’s nose)
I’m quite like my dad. I especially have to watch that I don’t walk hunched over!

How long does it take you to decide if you like someone or not?
I tend to stay quite neutral to people for a while. First impressions are not always accurate. I was told when I got to university that we’d spend Freshers’ Week making loads of friends and the rest of the year trying to get rid off them. So no snap decisions!

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Sharing My World 20-06-2022

June 26, 2022 21 comments

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

What are three scents you like?
Pine forest, down at the beach with the sea and the seaweed, and cooking bacon. Mmm, bacon.

What is something true (factual) that most other people don’t believe?
If something’s been proven to be a fact, I would imagine that “most” people believe it. It’s usually a case that most people don’t know something but would believe it once they do.

Would you rather have a massage or get a facial?
Neither, really. I’m not even sure what a “facial” involves.

Have you ever thrown someone a really extravagant party?
Nope. I’m not a party-throwing sort of person. Or a “going to parties” sort of person either.

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Sharing My World 13-06-2022

June 19, 2022 18 comments

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

What is one topic you really like to talk about? Or something you really want to tell people?
I don’t really ever like to talk about anything. I’ll wait for the other person to say something and then feign interest 🙂

What do you normally never tell strangers about yourself? (be general, I don’t need to know details or invade privacy)
I don’t talk to strangers. Especially if they’re hanging out the side of a white panel van offering me a lollipop. Stranger Danger 😮

Have you ever broken anything? (can be health related, emotion related, or situation related – you define “broken anything” for your own satisfaction)
Coincidentally the back half of one of my molars broke off last night, just in time for this post! Every cloud and all that…

Is having a big ego a negative trait or positive trait?
Well, it worked out pretty well for Putin, Trump, Hitler… temporarily, at least. It didn’t go so well for everyone else.

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Sharing My World 06-06-2022

June 12, 2022 15 comments

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

When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?
Yes, as far as I remember. There wasn’t the money spare to be throwing away half of every sandwich.

Are you a fan of musicals—why or why not?
That depends on the musical, like any genre. I’ve seen a couple live – Blood Brothers and Chess They were amazing. I still listen to them sometimes, along with Starlight Express and The Rocky Horror Show.

Is it difficult to do what you do? (for a living, hobby etc.). If you’re retired, what you ‘did’ previously for a job can be substituted.
I guess it is difficult to do what I do if you don’t know how to do it. Like anything, really.

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? (Doesn’t have to be a rock concert either).
I haven’t been to many “known names” concerts (we had a band in the Students’ Union every Sunday so I’ve seen plenty of live music). I guess it’s a toss-up between Iron Maiden and Paul Simon’s Rhythm of the Saints tour, both in Stuttgart around 1990/91.

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Sharing My World 30-05-2022

June 5, 2022 16 comments

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

Has anyone ever tried to scam you?
Obviously I get the usual scam emails, texts and so on. I used to get scam phone calls but they’ve dried up. I even had someone once pretending to be my uncle on Facebook, fake profile and everything. They made some rookie mistakes, though. Amateurs.

What’s the best thing about parties?
Not going.

Do you listen to people’s advice if you didn’t ask for it?
Yes, if they tell me what I want to hear.

Why is it impossible to spell funeral without fun?
Because… it has the letters “fun” in it. That’s English for you.

Here’s a Cornish hedgerow from my walk on Friday.

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Sharing My World 23-05-2022

May 29, 2022 12 comments

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

If You Could Be Best Friends With A Celebrity, Who Would It Be?
I can’t really answer that. I’d have to meet the celebrity first and see if I want to be friends with them. I don’t want to pick a celebrity here and now, in writing, only to discover in five years they’re in court for some sort of horrible crime.

What is, or should be, the main purpose of law?
To be able to legally punish people horribly when they break it. Or keep people safe and society on an even keel. One of those.

Do You Care About Reviews?
I always scan over reviews before I buy something online. Obviously they’re not all likely to be real, but it gives an idea.

Is the ‘mind’ different to the ‘brain’? If so, in what ways?
The brain is a physical organ, the mind is an abstract concept.

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Sharing My World 16-05-2022

May 22, 2022 17 comments

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

Do you become discouraged by the annual “Blogging Ennui” phenomenon that comes around every year? (it’s early this year IMO) (blogging ennui means (to me) a distinct slow down in writing and participation, which lasts an indefinite period of time).
I admit I hadn’t really noticed. But if it’s nice weather, it’s good that people are outside enjoying the sun!

If you were in a room filled with you and your doppelganger (someone who looks exactly like you do. Supposedly everyone has at least one out there in the world) and 2 billion dollars, what would you do? What do you think your doppelganger would do?
My doppelganger wouldn’t do anything. Not after I’d clocked him over the head and run off with the cash.

A building is burning. You have time to either save a child trapped inside or a valuable painting which you would then sell, using the money to save 20 children from starvation. What would you do and why?
I would stand there thinking “Hmm, I have time to save that kid or that painting. But there’s no way I’m running into that burning building.”

What’s your opinion of yams or sweet potatoes?
I’ve never had a yam. I like sweet potatoes though. They’re great if you add some cumin and turmeric and beans or whatever and make a sort of burger.

This story made me laugh. It’s from the BBC News website. Someone appears to have missed an apostrophe “s”. It’s a story about some chicken products being recalled from supermarkets after a salmonella outbreak at the factory.

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Sharing My World 09-05-2022

May 15, 2022 16 comments

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

What two totally normal things become really weird if you do them back to back?
I don’t know. Arrive at the office. Burst into song.

What is something that you just recently realised that you are embarrassed by, that you didn’t realise embarrassed you?
Ha, I always realise what embarrasses me. I am “embarrassment-attuned”.

If Australia (including New Zealand – which I KNOW are different countries); the UK, Ireland, Germany, the USA, and Brazil or Italy were represented by one food, which would it be for each?
Australia – snags (sausages grilled on the “bahhbie”), UK – fish and chips, Ireland – colcannon (potatoes and greens), Germany – schnitzel and potato salad, USA – burgers, Brazil – I have no idea what they eat in Brazil, sorry, Brazilians, Italy – pizza.

What might happen if Goldilocks and the Three Bears were set in modern times?
A Goldilocks “home invasion” scenario? Arrested? Shot? Whacked over the back of the head with a tyre iron? It depends on what country she’s in, I guess.

Where was the most most embarrassing or inappropriate place you’ve passed audible gas?
Passing gas in public? Goodness gracious me, I would never do such a thing…

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Sharing My World 02-05-2022

May 8, 2022 14 comments

Here is my post for Melanie’s Share Your World. This week’s wealth of questions were supplied by bloggers. I’m choosing the first question from each as there are rather a lot 🙂

What constitutes a sandwich in your opinion? Is it only the standard two slices of bread, filling (including spreads or meats and cheeses and veggies), put together in a stack? (Tena)
Yep. Except – veggies? I don’t think so.

Are ‘strong’ and ‘tough’ in regard to character the same thing or different? Please explain your reasoning for either side you pick. (Marilyn)
“Strong” is someone who can take what’s dished out and keeps going. I think of “tough” more as “strict”, maybe, as in “they can be tough on new employees”.

What’s your opinion on RSVPs? (Paula)
They annoy me as I have to make a decision. But sometimes people need to know numbers to book. If that’s the case I always try to turn up, as presumably a certain number of seats/meals has been booked.

Do you think Hell has walls? (Sadje)
Yes, but the walls are IN YOUR OWN MIND… 😮

What would you name your boat if you had one? (Jim)
Boatie the Boat.

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