SHARE YOUR WORLD 10-10-2022

Each week, Sparks from a Combustible Mind (hosted by Melanie) offers its followers FOUR intriguing questions for insightful responses.


THIS WEEK’S QUESTIONS

Can we really know everything?

Where were people before they were born?

Does the Law of Attraction exist?  (Law of Attraction as I understand it) is a school of thought where positive thinking brings about good changes.  Some say it’s made them wealthy.  Others say it improves their health or their outlook on life)

Do we love ourselves more in the virtual world and less in the real world?  If so, why?   If nay, why?

Loving yourself in an imaginary world has been happening since the Brothers Grimm. If it was true way back then, it’s probably more true now.


MY BRILLANT ANSWERS

Can we really know everything?


Where were people before they were born?


Does the Law of Attraction exist?  (Law of Attraction as I understand it) is a school of thought where positive thinking brings about good changes.  Some say it’s made them wealthy.  Others say it improves their health or their outlook on life)

I know for students the self-fulling-prophecy in the negative has a great influence on their lives…


Do we love ourselves more in the virtual world and less in the real world?  If so, why?   If nay, why?

Wow. That’s a question that I never thought I would ever be asked…

Loving yourself in an imaginary world has been happening since the Brothers Grimm. If it was true way back then, it’s probably more true now.


Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD 10-10-2022.

SHARE YOUR WORLD 10-3-2022

Each week, Sparks from a Combustible Mind (hosted by Melanie) offers its followers FOUR intriguing questions for insightful responses. It’s GREAT to have you with us again!


QUESTIONS -THINGS THAT GO ‘BUMP’ IN THE NIGHT 

Favorite horror or Halloween-themed song?  Or a song you rarely hear except around a holiday.

Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

Which urban legend scares you the most? (Most countries have such stories – share yours if you would like to) 

You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?


MY BRILLANT ANSWERS

Favorite horror or Halloween-themed song?  Or a song you rarely hear except around a holiday.


Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

Annoying people used to be there, but they don’t bother me any longer. Now, I just hear their voices.

(FYI: For those of you that are not ‘in the know’… this is a WWE Superstar- Randy Orton.)


Which urban legend scares you the most? (Most countries have such stories – share yours if you would like to) 

I laugh in the face of danger!

But if you’re into urban legends, here’s a site that has ONE from every state. I enjoyed reading them.

The Creepiest Urban Legend from Every State


You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?

I roll over and go back to sleep. It’s just the dog and he can take care of himself.


Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD 10-3-2022.

Share Your World 9-26-2022

Each week, Sparks from a Combustible Mind (hosted by Melanie) offers its followers FOUR intriguing questions for insightful responses.

Welcome back, Melanie!


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS

Would you rather have no nose, or no arms? (Apologies to Fandango, who is olfactory challenged).

What is your spirit animal? 

Do you think cavemen had nightmares about cavewomen?  

Where did the name Pina Colada come from?   (for those out of the know of foo-foo drinks, a ‘pina colada” is rum, pineapple and coconut juices and sometimes fancier liquor for a bigger kick (with a paper umbrella sometimes)  Since I dislike coconut except in the odd Mounds bar or on shrimp; I never had one.


MY BRILLANT ANSWERS

Would you rather have no nose, or no arms? (Apologies to Fandango, who is olfactory challenged).

What kind of question is that? I know of No Mafia group that allows you to make the choices when they are desperate to prove a point?


What is your spirit animal?

I have a pet Shih Tzu, but I have no spirit animals.


Do you think cavemen had nightmares about cavewomen?


Where did the name Pina Colada come from?

A drunken sailor (many, many, many years ago) enters a bar in the Caribbean seemingly very confused and angry. The barkeeper asked the sailor, “What can I get you?”

The sailor tried to tell the barkeeper about a rabid squirrel that was throwing pine cones at him, beaning him squarely in the head several times, as he walked through the park to get to the bar.

The sailor, still quite inebriated from his late night exploits, tried to ask for a rum and for an umbrella for his protection for when he leaves the bar so that he wouldn’t get hit in the head with more flying pine cones.

But the barkeep hear he wanted some kind of drink called a Pina Colada and he wanted an umbrella.

Being good at his job, and knowing that the costumer was always right, the barkeep immediately mixed a rum with a spritz of pineapple (the pine) and threw in a dash of coconut juice (the cone). He stuck and umbrella in the glass just like he thought the customer was requesting.


Written for Share Your World 9-26-2022.

Share Your World (19th September plus 1)

Di is still standing in for Melanie who is recuperating. Get well soon Melanie! Here’s Di’s blog.


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS

Are you an early riser or late starter to the day?

Do you adopt Breakfast like a king, Lunch like a prince and Dine like a Pauper?

Do you have a sweet or savory tooth?

Would you prefer a hot relaxing bath or a massage (remember, family friendly people!)?


MY BRILLANT ANSWERS

Are you an early riser or late starter to the day?

As a kid, I was a night owl. In school, I had to awaken early, but I enjoyed being up late listening to baseball and basketball games on the radio or reading books, or playing my guitar. In college, it depended on the class schedule, but weekends were often later evenings. Once I started teaching I was an early riser. I liked to be at school by 7:00 am (that was because I liked to leave school as soon as possible for my life outside of teaching. (I loved teaching, but I was a person with many hobbies that I did want to give up!) Now that I am retired, I’m still deciding whether I am an early riser or a night owl. There re benefits to both… but I am too old for the sometimes one and sometimes the other.


The New York Times

Do you adopt Breakfast like a king, Lunch like a prince and Dine like a Pauper?

I had to Google this one to see what the actual meaning of the statement was to be. Once I discovered that it was talking about ‘front-lading calories’ I knew my answer to the question right away. I love food. I don’t think as a kid, or as a college student, nor especially as a teacher was I a food-a-holic. In my early years, food was a necessary that I had to place in my life. It took time away from the things that I wanted to do! Now…My life is centered on what I am going to have for my next meal. (Sad, on many levels!)


Do you have a sweet or savory tooth?

Yes… Affirmative… You betcha! (See statements above!)


Gfycat

Would you prefer a hot relaxing bath or a massage?

No to both. I prefer a quick and soothing warm/hot shower, remove the stench, and get on with the good things in life!


Written for Share Your World September 10. 2022.  

Share Your World 12th September


Di here standing in for Melanie who is recuperating. Get well soon Melanie! Here’s Di’s blog.


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

If you were to go to a desert island and could only take five things with you, what would they be?

What popular song (any era) best describes you?

If you could only use three basic ingredients to make a meal, what would they be?

Do you allow your pet on the furniture?


MY BRILLIANT ANSWERS:

If you were to go to a desert island and could only take five things with you, what would they be?

Travel Triangle

My favorite 5-star resort, a chef, a grand piano, the largest computer I could find, and the internet.


What popular song (any era) best describes you?


If you could only use three basic ingredients to make a meal, what would they be?

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Taco seasoning, hamburger, and another HOT spice. (I am really into the recipes that seem to be called Tex-Mex. The hotter the better…)


Do you allow your pet on the furniture?

Shih Tzu World

My Shih Tzu is now 17 years old. He uses me to get up and down from his favorite places. (He can jump down by himself, but up is not going to happen!) When I am away, he finds his favorite place in the sun. But when I’m home, he goes to his ‘home’ and patiently prances and (not so patiently) snorts until I assist him to his spot.


Written for Share Your World September12, 2022.

Share Your World 5th September


Di here standing in for Melanie who is recuperating. Get well soon Melanie! (Thanks, Di!)


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

Do you prefer tea, coffee or juice first thing in the morning?

When it comes to food, what is your favorite smell?

Do you prefer a take-out or to dine in a restaurant?

If you are hosting a party, do you prepare the food yourself, get caterers in or ask    everyone to bring something for the table?


MY BRILLIANT ANSWERS:

Do you prefer tea, coffee or juice first thing in the morning?

No judging!


When it comes to food, what is your favorite smell?


Do you prefer a take-out or to dine in a restaurant?


If you are hosting a party, do you prepare the food yourself, get caterers in or ask everyone to bring something for the table?

I do everything myself. That’s half the fun of it! (Truthfully, sometimes, it’s call-out for pizza.)


Written for Share Your World September 5, 2022.

Share Your World 29th August.


Di here standing in for Melanie who is recuperating. Get well soon Melanie!

Thanks, Di, for assisting with SHARE YOUR WORLD. Here’s Di’s Blog.


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

Which of the following could you do without? TV, Computer, Mobile Phone.

Do you have a lot of old photographs in a box, or did you put them in albums?

What was the first thing you bought for yourself when you started work?

What is the biggest thing you have bought that did not require finance?


MY BRILLIANT ANSWERS:

Which of the following could you do without? TV, Computer, Mobile Phone.


Do you have a lot of old photographs in a box, or did you put them in albums?


What was the first thing you bought for yourself when you started work?


What is the biggest thing you have bought that did not require finance?

Just bought me a birthday car!


Written for Share Your World August 29, 2022.

Share Your World August 22 2022.


Hi, Di here and I’m your temporary host for Share Your World until Melanie is back on her feet.

Thanks for helping out. Here’s Di’s Blog.


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

Do you have family photographs on display in your main living room?

What was the best vehicle you owned? This could be a pushbike as a kid, your first car, a motor cycle, or something else.

Did you pass your driving test first time?

Does loud music from a neighbor or passing cars annoy you?


MY BRILLIANT ANSWERS:

Do you have family photographs on display in your main living room?

Nope. I have some family pictures in my study.


What was the best vehicle you owned? This could be a pushbike as a kid, your first car, a motor cycle, or something else.


Did you pass your driving test first time?


Does loud music from a neighbor or passing cars annoy you?

Did you know that in some states LOUD MUSIC from cars is a noise violation?


Written for Share Your World August 22 2022.

Share Your World August 15, 2022


Hi, Di here and I’m your temporary host for Share Your World until Melanie is back on her feet.

Thanks, Di, for helping out with SHARE YOUR WORLD. Check out Di’s Blog here!


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

Do you prefer to live in a single story property like a bungalow, a high rise apartment, or a house?

If you won a large amount of money on the lottery, would you want publicity or keep things quiet and low key?

How do you like your eggs? (No, this is not a trick question)

If cars were no longer available, what would be your choice of transport?


MY BRILLIANT ANSWERS:

Do you prefer to live in a single story property like a bungalow, a high rise apartment, or a house?


If you won a large amount of money on the lottery, would you want publicity or keep things quiet and low key?


How do you like your eggs? (No, this is not a trick question)


If cars were no longer available, what would be your choice of transport?


Written for Share Your World August 15, 2022.

Share Your World 8th August………. ish


Hi, Di here and I’m your temporary host for Share Your World until Melanie is back on her feet. )Thanks for assisting, Di. If SHARE YOUR WORLD wasn’t, I would greatly miss it.


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

When you’re on holiday, do you prefer self-catering or a hotel/B&B?

Do you have a favorite meal you cook for yourself or order when out?

In the current fuel crisis, have you made a conscious effort not to use the car unless absolutely necessary?

If you were to compare yourself to a plant, what would you be?


MY BRILLIANT ANSWERS:

When you’re on holiday, do you prefer self-catering or a hotel/B&B?

I’m retired. Each day, life is a holiday!


Do you have a favorite meal you cook for yourself or order when out?

My favorite meal (today) is turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, with buttered green beans. This is my bi-weekly Thursday/ Friday meal!


In the current fuel crisis, have you made a conscious effort not to use the car unless absolutely necessary?

I love my car. I coose to drive now, in 50 years I’ll likely need a chauffeur.


If you were to compare yourself to a plant, what would you be?

Wikipedia

If I were a plant, I would be a saguaro cactus.

nps.gov

During the 150 years of my life I can grow to 40 feet tall and provide shelter to many desert wildlife. I am well-known for my classic handsomeness, but while not being vain, I can be a bit prickly at times.


Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD: AUGUST 8, 2022.