Share Your World – 8-10-2020

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Share Your World – 8-10-2020



  • Would You Rather Live 120 Years That Are Comfortable But Boring, Or Live Half As Long, But Have An Exciting Adventure Packed Life?
  • What’s Something That Overwhelms You?
  • What Do or DID You Take For Granted?


Would You Rather Live 120 Years That Are Comfortable But Boring, Or Live Half As Long, But Have An Exciting Adventure Packed Life?

Living 120 years (plus) is a given.  How I fill them, that’s up to me and my hobbies. (I wonder if I will still want to ride my motorcycle at 122 years of age? I wonder  if there will be motorsysles around when that time comes? Maybe I will have to learn to fly single-engined rockets instead of crotch rockets?

What’s Something That Overwhelms You?

Sports figures and celebrities who think that their opinions have more relevance to today’s world than everyone else’s! (i.e. No one really needs to have a gun for protection … except I get to have an armed body guard or two –or three or four)

What Do or DID You Take For Granted?

I used to think that fresh air was a pure delightful ting from which I could bless my lungs … Now is seems we will soon be selling ‘bottled fresh mountain air’ just like we sell ‘bottled fresh spring water’.



Written for Share Your World – 8-10-2020.

Share Your World Meets Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Share Your World

Meets Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone



  • Because of the state-wide quarantines many of the local SPCA’s are having an influx of animals. You have decided that you would love to have a new pet. Would you go the normal wizardry route and pick and owl, a cat, or a toad? Or would you become a more eccentric wizard (like Hagrid, the games keeper) and seek out a three-headed dog, a dragon, or a unicorn? Please explain your answer.
  • Neville Longbottom was gifted a Remembrall. This was a glass ball that would assist you in maintaining memories of thigs that you often forget. What would you want your Remembrall to help you remember?
  • Professor Dumbledore gave Harry Potter an invisibility cloak that Dumbledore said was from Harry’s father. Now, you have inherited a cloak with similar powers. Would you use it? When?
  • While cleaning your attic, you have discovered the Mirror of Erised. (“Erised” is “desire” spelled backwards, as if reflected in a mirror) The Mirror of Erised is a magical mirror, which, according to Professor Dumbledore, when you gaze into it, it shows the “deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.” You have chosen to look in the mirror. What do you see?

Because of the state-wide quarantines many of the local SPCA’s are having an influx of animals. You have decided that you would love to have a new pet. Would you go the normal wizardry route and pick and owl, a cat, or a toad? Or would you become a more eccentric wizard (like Hagrid, the games keeper) and seek out a three-headed dog, a dragon, or a unicorn? Please explain your answer.

I would definitely be one of the more eccentric wizards. I would chose a family of dragons to keep  in my moot-surrounded specially designed habitat for dragons. They would- of course- be flying dragons. From what I hear- an excellent mode of ecologically friendly transportation. Plus, they are rarely car-jacked, no matter your part of town.

Neville Longbottom was gifted a Remembrall. This was a glass ball that would assist you in maintaining memories of thigs that you often forget. What would you want your Remembrall to help you remember?

I would no longer need a Remembralll for my car-keys – Dragons don’t need a key for revving tier engines. O would use the singing timer (I’m sure it has one) to set for my daily medication regime. It would allow the taking of medicines more standard.

Professor Dumbledore gave Harry Potter an invisibility cloak that Dumbledore said was from Harry’s father. Now, you have inherited a cloak with similar powers. Would you use it? When?

Family reunions. I’ll say no more. (No, I don’t need it for my family reunions. I just thought that that was a great answer.)

While cleaning your attic, you have discovered the Mirror of Erised. (“Erised” is “desire” spelled backwards, as if reflected in a mirror) The Mirror of Erised is a magical mirror, which, according to Professor Dumbledore, when you gaze into it, it shows the “deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.” You have chosen to look in the mirror. What do you see?

The Mirror of Erised would be of great benefit to me at my present point in life. Until now, I have always known my passions and my great passion. Now, since I have retired … I am not sure that reading, cooking, cleaning, and coloring are satisfactory choices?



Written for Share Your World Meets Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Share Your World 8-3-2020

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Share Your World 8-3-2020



  • What will finally break the Internet? Do you believe it can be broken at all?
  • What are some ‘red flags’ to watch out for in daily life? (Take it as you want)
  • What’s the silliest thing someone has argued with you about?
  • What’s the strangest thing you’ve found lying on the ground / side of the road?


What will finally break the Internet? Do you believe it can be broken at all?

Only if the Corvid-19 virus causes health issues with the small elven creatures that live and work in the computer CPUs and modems.

What are some ‘red flags’ to watch out for in daily life? (Take it as you want)

Taking your daily morning stroll and deciding to window-shop the main street. Before you get to the main thoroughfare, a black cat leading even back kittens crosses your path. Carefully avoiding crossing the street that the aforementioned cats crossed, you walk head-on into a utility trucks ladder working on the powerlines. Taking a swift detour, you don’t know the moving company men toting a massive mirror into the new building. You slip and inadvertently bump into the frontwards mirror man casing his to drop the mirror and shattering it into millions of tiny pieces. Looking up from the lap of the mirror-man who had broken your fall, you see the numbers 666 Belford Place engraved in the building’s colonial masthead.

What’s the silliest thing someone has argued with you about?

Paper or Plastic?

What’s the strangest thing you’ve found lying on the ground / side of the road?

ME?

Early one morning, while taking a letter to the mailbox, I awakened to find the bright red postal box, two small Boston Terriers and a Lab staring at me. Apparently, I had slipped on a small icy spot in front of the letter drop and hit my head.



Written for Share Your World 8-3-2020.

Share Your World 7-20-2020

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Share Your World 7-20-2020



  • Where Do You Not Mind Waiting?
  • What Is In Your Fridge Right Now?  
  • If You Could Only Speak One Word Today, What Would It Be?
  • Would You Rather Be Trapped In An Elevator Full Of Men With BO Or Three Soaked Dogs?  (this is with the codicil that C-19 doesn’t exist)

Where Do You Not Mind Waiting?

I am an early arrival to places. I bring a book and enjoy reading while passing the time. But, when I have an appointment at 9:00am, I like to be ‘being seen’ by 9:05am. My time ‘at a scheduled time’ is just as important as anybody elses’ time!

What Is In Your Fridge Right Now? 

I just cleaned to out. Pillsbury Ready-to-Bake biscuits and Ready-to-Bake Cinnamon Buns, assorted condiments, cheeses, juices, a watermelon, grapes, several clementines, waters, and milk.

If You Could Only Speak One Word Today, What Would It Be?

Would You Rather Be Trapped In An Elevator Full Of Men With BO Or Three Soaked Dogs?  (This is with the codicil that C-19 doesn’t exist)

I take the stairs … but I think I take the dogs with me? A little exercise would do all four of us some good.



Written for Share Your World 7-20-2020.

Share Your World 7-13-2020

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Share Your World 7-13-2020



  • What song always gets you out on the dance floor?
  • What’s your favorite sleeping position?
  • If you could snap your fingers and instantly make the world better, what would you do?
  • What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done, and why did you do it?

What song always gets you out on the dance floor?

Of course, the classic wedding dance … … … … according to this dance instructor.

What’s your favorite sleeping position?

Lying down ???

If you could snap your fingers and instantly make the world better, what would you do?

Silly question, …

I’d snap my fingers, of course.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done, and why did you do it?

The scariest thing I have ever tried to do was try to answer all of Melanie’s Share Your World Questions. Why? Who knows why people do scary things?



Written for Share Your World 7-13-2020.

 

Share Your World 7-6-2020

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Share Your World 7-6-2020



  • In your opinion, what’s the closest thing to real magic?
  • Where is the worst smelling place you’ve been?
  • What are some things that you’ve heard in your own life, which sounded like compliments but were actually insults?
  • What incredibly common thing have you never done?

In your opinion, what’s the closest thing to real magic?

The friendship found in love.

Where is the worst smelling place you’ve been?

  • A locker room
  • A perfume counter
  • Knee-deep in a sewage ditch
  • Down-wind of a processing plant

What are some things that you’ve heard in your own life, which sounded like compliments but were actually insults?

You should be very proud, to have so much from starting off where you did …

What incredibly common thing have you never done?

Taken a trip by plane, train, or boat…



Written for Share Your World 7-6-2020.

Share Your World 6-29-2020

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Share Your World 6-29-2020



  • Must we have evidence to know the truth?
  • How much control does a person have over their life?
  • What is gravity and how does it work?
  • Can a person be happy if they have never experienced sadness?  How about vice versa?

Must we have evidence to know the truth?

Many times, truth is found in your heart.

How much control does a person have over their life?

What an interesting philosophical question? Do we have control over our lives … or just over the decisions we make because of what the world around us throws at us?

What is gravity and how does it work?

Gravity is a magical force that glues us to planet Earth by way of an invisible slinky.

Can a person be happy if they have never experienced sadness?  How about vice versa?

Both exist in the world. To truly have experienced the one, you have to have had to experience the other.



Written for Share Your World 6-29-2020.

Share Your World – 6-15-2020   

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Share Your World – 6-15-2020   



  • What do you think of professional motivational speakers?  Do you think they motivate?
  •  Do you have a favorite flavor?
  • While out walking, you hear a rustling in some bushes.  What do you think of?
  • What’s your ideal temperature (nature-wise)?   Hot, cold, temperate and mild, humid or bone dry?

What do you think of professional motivational speakers?  Do you think they motivate?

I usually do not find motivational speakers very motivating. I would be far more motivated by the $25,000 they received for speaking to me attached to MY paycheck instead of theirs.

Do you have a favorite flavor?

Raspberry, please.

While out walking, you hear a rustling in some bushes.  What do you think of?

  • A Salivating Sleuth of Grizzly Bears
  • Poisonous Jumping Toads deadly
  • A family of Rabid Feral Skunks
  • A Festering Rhumba of Rattlesnakes
  • A Lethal Pride of Mountain Lions
  • A Boisterous Band of Coyotes Out for No-Good
  • Just the normal kind of thing one might find during a pleasant stroll through the forest.

What’s your ideal temperature (nature-wise)?   Hot, cold, temperate and mild, humid or bone dry?

I am not very picky. I love a glorious sunrise and beautiful sunset. If a gentle breeze is blowing, that would be magnificent. The temperature … 68.7 F.



Written for Share Your World – 6-15-2020.

Share Your World 6-8-2020

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Share Your World 6-8-2020



  • How comfortable are you speaking in front of large groups of people?
  • What would be the best thing you could reasonably expect to find in a cave?
  • What did you think was going to be amazing but turned out to be horrible?
  • What’s the silliest thing you’ve observed someone get upset about?

How comfortable are you speaking in front of large groups of people?

I loved teaching middle school. I didn’t mind doing seminars for upper-elementary or high-schoolers. But I have NO DESIRE to speak in front of adults. I HATE speaking in front of a large group of people.

What would be the best thing you could reasonably expect to find in a cave?

  • A campfire with burgers, buns
  • A cooler with iced Mountain Dew
  • Extra kindling and firewood
  • A bear skin rug

What did you think was going to be amazing but turned out to be horrible?

A teaching symposium.

What’s the silliest thing you’ve observed someone get upset about?

Oh, I could list MANY things … but I will refrain.



Written for Share Your World 6-8-2020.

Share Your World 6-1-2020

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Share Your World 6-1-2020



  • Is it ever okay to commit a crime?  No. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule…
  • Breaking the speed limit to get someone to the hospital.
  • Do you deal with change well? 
  • Do you like birds?   The sound of bird song in the morning, taking pictures of them, as food?  
  • What’s the least used item of clothing you own?

Is it ever okay to commit a crime? 

No.

Of course, there are exceptions to every rule…

  • Breaking the speed limit to get someone to the hospital.
  • Lost in the woods and finding a deserted cabin for shelter, food, or a phone.
  • Robbing a bank because you’re ten-dollars and tax short of having the money for the new X-Box game.

(I suspect that one is completely wrong?)

Do you deal with change well? 

Change Happens….

It has ever since you were born.

Get over yourself.

(Of course, the real answer. I HATE CHANGE!)

Do you like birds?   The sound of bird song in the morning, taking pictures of them, as food?  

  • Bird’s singing … Enjoyable.
  • Bird-Watching … Great exercise.
  • BBQ Chicken … Divine!

What’s the least used item of clothing you own?

Shirts and ties



Written for Share Your World 6-1-2020