SHARE YOUR WORLD – BLOGGERS TAKE THE WHEEL 5-2-2022

SYW LOGO IMAGE COURTESY OF PAULA LIGHT OF LIGHT MOTIFS II

Each week, Sparks from a Combustible Mind (hosted by Melanie) offers its followers FOUR (This week is an exception to the rule- there are TEN (Yes, TEN) intriguing questions for insightful responses.


QUESTIONS FROM PARTICIPATING BLOGGERS

Tena

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?

Marilyn of Serendipity

Are ‘strong’ and ‘tough’ in regard to character the same thing or different?   Please explain your reasoning for either side you pick.

Paula Light of Light Motifs II 

What’s your opinion on RSVPs? Obviously, formal occasions require them, but what about invitations to dinner/movies and the like? If a friend invites you to something, are you obligated to reply? What if you say yes and change your mind? How much notice is enough? Is it OK to simply no-show to a casual social event you’ve already agreed to?  

Sadje

Do you think Hell has walls?

A Unique Title For Me (Jim) 

What would you name your boat if you had one?

What will finally break the internet?

If you had to change your name, what would your new name be, and why would you choose that name?

What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults?

If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?

Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove (from her amazing “Cyranny’s Quickie” series)

What’s the most impressive, or oddest thing you’ve ever fixed with duct tape (or something similar)?


MY INSIGHTFUL ANSWERS

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?

Blondie and Dagwood

Are ‘strong’ and ‘tough’ in regard to character the same thing or different?   Please explain your reasoning for either side you pick.

GOOGLE knows …

To be a person of strong character is to be honest, resilient, and dependable. It is of utmost importance for you and those close to you.

When referring to a person “a tough character” means someone who isn’t easily rattled, who knows how to handle tough situations well


What’s your opinion on RSVPs? Obviously, formal occasions require them, but what about invitations to dinner/movies and the like? If a friend invites you to something, are you obligated to reply? What if you say yes and change your mind? How much notice is enough? Is it OK to simply no-show to a casual social event you’ve already agreed to?  

Tenor

It is so easy to respond to things in today world. Just being a No-Show is rude. MAN-UP. (WOMAN-UP) Don’t say “yes” to things you don’t want to attend.


Do you think Hell has walls?

Pinterest

For breakfast: burnt toast.. crusty scrambled eggs and cold coffee. On the good side of things: the weather is ‘always warm’ and each person has control of thier own air conditoner- broken, of course.


What would you name your boat if you had one?

Giggles and Burps


What will finally break the internet?

Disney

I thought that had already happened?


If you had to change your name, what would your new name be, and why would you choose that name?

Writers Write

As I begin publishing on a more varied scale, I am going to write under a Pen Name. But if I publihsed my Pen Name for all to see, there would really be no reason to have a pen name?


What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults?

QuotesGram

Just a thought… What does that mean they ‘looked like’ yesterday?


If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?

It seems like the definition of TRUTH, just like the definitions of all sorts of words, has been changed so many times that EACH AND EVERY PERSON are allowed thier own TRUTH.

Eventhough this was a ‘flubb-up’ … It is impossible to be around many college students today speaking about important issues without hearing this said, “I don’t care about the facts or where your facts come from, THIS is MY TRUTH.”


What’s the most impressive, or oddest thing you’ve ever fixed with duct tape (or something similar)?

Alibaba

This is a spice and herb drying net. I hung it from the overhang just behind the guttering on the back of the house. I am planning on expreimenting with drying my mints and herbs this year. (FYI: It fell.)


Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD – BLOGGERS TAKE THE WHEEL 5-2-2022.

SHARE YOUR WORLD AND BE KIND TO THE EARTH! 4-25-2022

Credit for partial image goes to Katy (amoralegreia@wordpress.com) . It was added to and gently ‘tweaked’ by Melanie.

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


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

In your opinion, how are we affecting our planet?
What solutions would you offer to stem the multiple problems we face vis a vis the destruction of our planet home?
Do you think it’s already too late and we could just do exactly as we’re doing now and things would turn out the very same?
Do you participate in things like “Arbor Day” (a U.S. Holiday dedicated to planting new trees) or Earth Day or Earth Month?
Is any of it important in the ‘Big Picture’?


MY INSIGHTFUL ANSWERS …

I will answer all of these with linked data. (I abhor yelling.)

“Ice Ages” and “Heat Ages”

Scientists have recorded five significant ice ages throughout the Earth’s history: the Huronian (2.4-2.1 billion years ago), Cryogenian (850-635 million years ago), Andean-Saharan (460-430 mya), Karoo (360-260 mya) and Quaternary (2.6 mya-present). Approximately a dozen major glaciations have occurred over the past 1 million years, the largest of which peaked 650,000 years ago and lasted for 50,000 years.

Has the Earth been warmer than it is now?

Even after those first scorching millennia, however, the planet has often been much warmer than it is now. One of the warmest times was during the geologic period known as the Neoproterozoic, between 600 and 800 million years ago. Conditions were also frequently sweltering between 500 million and 250 million years ago.

The first quote is linked information from a Disney based history/science account. The second quote is from the United Staes Governments own Climate Blog (www.climate.gov/) NIETHER are from ‘climate change deniers.


All of these ‘heatings” and ‘coolings” of planet Earth came WITHOUT man’s fossil fuels and the industrial revolution!

That does not mean that I think we should pollute planet Earth.

However, we should listen to ALL scientists, not just glum-n-doom extremists or Nobel winning NON-scientists …

Gore made similar statements about Arctic ice in his 2007 Nobel prize acceptance speech and, in 2008, a video of the opening of a German museum captured Gore saying that “the entire North polar ice cap may well be completely gone in five years.”


Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD AND BE KIND TO THE EARTH! 4-25-2022.

SHARE YOUR WORLD 4-18-2022

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


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

In your opinion, what do you buy way more of than most people?

Which workers have the worst jobs?

Opinion.  John Cage is a composer who composed a piece named 4’33” for any instrument. The performance are instructed not to play their instrument for four minutes and thirty-three seconds. Is this music or is this art?  A combination of the two?   Neither, it’s stupid.  Your opinion?

How good are you at drawing?


MY INSIGHTFUL ANSWERS …

In your opinion, what do you buy way more of than most people?

If I told you, then everybody would want more…. Less for me.


Which workers have the worst jobs?


Opinion.  John Cage is a composer who composed a piece named 4’33” for any instrument. The performance are instructed not to play their instrument for four minutes and thirty-three seconds. Is this music or is this art?  A combination of the two?   Neither, it’s stupid.  Your opinion?

His 15 minutes of fame.


How good are you at drawing?


Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD 4-18-2022.

SHARE YOUR WORLD by TENA C. 4-11-2022

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

HOWEVER… this week was hosted by Tena!


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

Do You Prefer Salty Foods or Sweet Foods?

Would you rather be in a place where it is excessively hot or excessively cold?

Favorite Mode of long distance travel (Bus, Plane, Train, Automobile, or other).

What was your favorite holiday growing up? (You can also use American holidays or appropriate holidays from your country)


MY INSIGHTFUL ANSWERS …

Do You Prefer Salty Foods or Sweet Foods?

Yes!!!


Would you rather be in a place where it is excessively hot or excessively cold?

It is impossible to put on enough clothing to enjoy both the outside and the inside…

But as long as you have two orthree air conditioners per room, life can be a breeze!


Favorite Mode of long distance travel (Bus, Plane, Train, Automobile, or other).

Giphy

Being ever the rebel, I choose option other


What was your favorite holiday growing up? (You can also use American holidays or appropriate holidays from your country)

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Amazon

Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD by TENA C. 4-11-2022.

SHARE YOUR WORLD 4-4-2022

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


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

Are you more productive at night or in the morning? Do you think it’s possible to change and get used to another schedule?

What’s the biggest vehicle you’ve driven?  If you don’t drive, what’s the biggest vehicle you’ve ridden in? 

What songs would be played on a loop in hell?  (Suspend disbelief for this one, it’s cool not to believe in Hell, but let’s use our imaginations to answer.  Of course one can always skip the questions they find odd too.  And yes, I took into account that individual tastes will influence individual choices.)

What does it mean to be a person?  (A deep and chewy philosophical question):     What constitutes “personhood?” (There may be some diverse opinions, but we’re all mature adults in here, so be respectful of others please).


MY INSIGHTFUL ANSWERS …

Are you more productive at night or in the morning? Do you think it’s possible to change and get used to another schedule?

Yes. I think that most of us, as we moved from teen years to more adult responsibilities, have had to under-go ‘the change’. Then as adults, when we found that NIGHT SHIFT either was required, or it p[aid more needed monies, we changed again.


What’s the biggest vehicle you’ve driven?  If you don’t drive, what’s the biggest vehicle you’ve ridden in?

I have NEVER driven atank…. but I would live to give it a try!


What songs would be played on a loop in hell?  (Suspend disbelief for this one, it’s cool not to believe in Hell, but let’s use our imaginations to answer.  Of course one can always skip the questions they find odd too.  And yes, I took into account that individual tastes will influence individual choices.)

I am sure there would be other songs titles on my list of songs (that if you put on a loop to continuously play) that would qualify for elevator music on at least one of the layers of Dante’s Inferno, but these two were the first two that I thought of recording for Hell.  


What does it mean to be a person?  (A deep and chewy philosophical question):     What constitutes “personhood?” (There may be some diverse opinions, but we’re all mature adults in here, so be respectful of others please).

It might be easier to give examples on NOT people…

While whales, owls, salamanders and gorillas are important to their personal ecosystems and should not be indiscriminately killed, they are NOT people.


Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD 4-4-2022.

SHARE YOUR WORLD 3-21-2022

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


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

What very common thing have you never done? 

Are we morally obligated to be charitable, if we have the means to?

What is the most amazing fact you know?

What’s your favorite sandwich and why?


MY INSIGHTFUL ANSWERS …

What very common thing have you never done? 

GIF Tenor

Learned how to swim… Don’t ask.


Are we morally obligated to be charitable, if we have the means to?

GIF Tenor

I don’t make the rules for others… I don’t even make the rules for ducks.


What is the most amazing fact you know?

Cheezburger

What’s your favorite sandwich and why?

A Cheesesteak with the works! With French fries and a drink…. They’re DELICIOUS!


Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD 3-21-2022.

SHARE YOUR WORLD 3-14-2022

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


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

How do you tell if someone has a sense of humor? 

What sort of music do you prefer?

Thoughts on gravy or ‘sauce”?   Yea or nay?

Would you enjoy a hot air balloon ride?


MY INSIGHTFUL ANSWERS …

How do you tell if someone has a sense of humor?

Make a GIF

Laugh at them when they do something stupid. Admit it. We all do stupid things. If they laugh back… (No children were injuried in the filming… I hope.)


What sort of music do you prefer?

Vector Illustration, Design Element

I love music… Almost all types. (I prefer music that does not have to be censored.)


Thoughts on gravy or ‘sauce”?  

GIF Tenor

Mashed potatoes without gravy has got to be a sin…


Would you enjoy a hot air balloon ride?

Granby Chamber of Commerce

I have never been in a hot air balloon. I think this would be awesome!


Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD 3-14-2022.

SHARE YOUR WORLD 3-7-2022

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


THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:

What’s the strangest thing in your refrigerator?

Would you rather hear the music of Johann Sebastian Bach played by a barbershop quartet, or a heavy metal band?

If you could erase one event from history, which one would you erase?

If your food is bad at a restaurant, do you say something?


MY ANSWERS

What’s the strangest thing in your refrigerator?

Oh, my. You don’t want to go there. (But it is on my To-Do List.)


Would you rather hear the music of Johann Sebastian Bach played by a barbershop quartet, or a heavy metal band?

Heavy Metal Johann Sebastian Bach
Barbarshop Quartet Johann Sebastian Bach

Thought I would investigate… Inquiring minds want to know?


If you could erase one event from history, which one would you erase?

Tenor GIF Keyboard

Wow, there are so many events to choose from! But HISTORY is what helped form the PRESENT. I amnot sure ERASING IT is a good thing.


If your food is bad at a restaurant, do you say something?

Tenor GIF Keyboard

No! I am not that rude, but I do say something.


Written for SHARE YOUR WORLD 3-7-2022.

Celebrate May


Celebrate May

Instead of doing a daily checklists of something to celebrate every day on the month… For 2022, I am going to highlight CELEBRATION WEEKS.

Make your plans accordingly…

If you to include more celebrations in your month CLICK HERE.


Week #1- National Fitness Day (May 7th)

Don’t give up on your daily five minute walks. If you can, up the time you spend. Trying to get at least 30 minutes of REAL sunshine a day (not sunburn!) always makes me feel better.

Week #2- National Etiquette Week

You have wondered ‘Where are the manners in today’s world?’ Seek out learning something new. Did you know that there are Rules to Proper Etiquette on ZOOM? Hold the door for the person behind you. Say ‘Thank you’ more times than usual this week.

Week #3- National Miniature Golf Day (May 14th)

Grab a friend and visit a local Mini-Golf Playground. What a fun way to get your 30 minutes of sunshine!

Week #4- National Hamburger Day (May 28th)

Spend an evening on the patio grilling burgers… or dogs… or steak… or kabobs…

Week #5- National SMILE Day (May 31st)

See how many people you can smile at today and greet a ‘Good Morning’.


Written for 2022 Celebrations.

Celebrate April


Celebrate April

Instead of doing a daily checklists of something to celebrate every day on the month… For 2022, I am going to highlight CELEBRATION WEEKS.

Make your plans accordingly…

If you to include more celebrations in your month CLICK HERE.


Week #1- National Library Week

Keep enjoying the outdoors with your walks, and enjoy relaxing and reclining with a great book and a beverage of choice in the evenings this week.

Week #2- National Deep Dish Pizza Day (April 5th)

Have a movie night. (You have to plan for those April showers!) Enjoy a pizza one night this week. Go all in… Maybe TWO nights!

Week #3- National Caramel Popcorn Day (April 6th)

There are likely move of the April showers on the way… Plan another movie night and splurge with caramel popcorn. CLICK HERE for a recipefor Baked Caramel Popcorn.

Week #4- Sky Awareness Week

Change it up a little. Enjoy an evening watching the sunset (National Picnic Day April 22nd) Before you go, check out a Sky Atlas to see what might be in the skies later that evening. Then spend some time star-gazing.


Written for 2022 Celebrations.