Time once again for Share Your World! Melanie has the questions, rules, and other paraphernalia over at her place, so go visit her if you’d like to play along. And awaaaaaaaaay we go!
When was the last time you tried something new? How did that go for you? A couple of weeks ago, I decided to try to win the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, which say it will pay me $1,000 a day for the rest of my life. So far, so good: they send me around a million emails a day and I do what they tell me to do. "Play these games!" "Take these quizzes!" "Use our search engine to do your searches!" "use the 8 bazillion tokens we give you every day for more chances to win stuff!" Since hardly anyone gets magazines anymore (I mean, why? Everything is available online anymore and no trees are harmed) they’ve taken to try to get me to buy Harriet Carter-type stuff and pay for it over five months (e.g. a pen that writes underwater for five payments of $1.99). I figured how to page through those pages rapidly and submit my entry. I’m not sure how I’m doing because I haven’t won anything yet. The big prize is awarded on Hallowe’en, so keep your fingers crossed.
What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say? A guy I know from Nigeria told me that when everything is going wrong, he goes to bed, and everything looks better when he wakes up. I’ve tried it. He’s right.
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? I’d still be 64, I just wouldn’t know it. I’d say 16, but I’ve got this bum leg and bad knees…
Have you ever seen a ‘fresh’ corpse (aka dead body)? Funny you should ask: tofay is the 20th anniversary of my mother-in-law’s death. We were getting ready to leave for the hospital when we got a call that she was dying. I think I broke land speed records getting to the hospital, but we got there about five minutes too late. She was still in the bed and pretty warm, but there was no doubt she had departed. My in-laws were some of the finest people you’d ever want to know, and hardly the day goes by when I don’t think of my own parents or my in-laws.
See you in the funny papers!