Share Your World for February 10, 2020

It’s that time again! Melanie has come up with some great questions for us to answer this week.

Do you snore? How do you know it, if you do? Yes, Mary tells me.

What do you find funny? (With a hat tip to Rory) Pretty much anything. Creative profanity. Bodily functions, especially the noisy ones (use your imagination). Silly stuff like this.

When it comes to what I find funny, I’m 12 years old with 52 years of practice.

What was the last furry thing you touched? Molly, my cat.

How do you handcuff a one-armed man? One around the wrist and one around the opposite ankle.

Five things for which I’m grateful:

  1. The love of God.
  2. Mary.
  3. Molly.
  4. Music.
  5. My sense of humor.

Time to blow this pop stand. See you in the funny papers!

Share Your World For February 3, 2020

It’s that time of the week again! Here are the questions Melanie posted and my answer thereto. (It’s a word now.)

When was the last time you tried something new? Today, as a matter of fact, I tried installing native Android on a Kindle Fire. It didn’t work. I might try again later.

If you were forced to eliminate every physical possession from your life with the exception of what could fit into a single backpack, what would you put in it? My laptop, some clothes, and a harmonica.

What simple fact do you wish more people understood? You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd.

What food item do you go through fastest in your house? Coffee.

Until next week, see you in the funny papers!

Share Your World for January 27, 2020

It’s that time again! Melanie has a new batch of questions for us to answer, so let’s get right to it, shall we?

What age would you like to live to? Haven’t given that much thought. As long as possible, obviously.

What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to? What happens after we die. I heard something a few years ago that suggested The Light we walk toward is actually the new mother we’re being pushed out of. Or maybe you wake up in a room where you’re debriefed, then sent on your way to another body. Or a parallel universe. Or Heaven.

Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? Yes. Not much else to say there.

What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to? I can’t think of one that I haven’t already done.

GRATITUDE SECTION (Not mandatory) Tomorrow is Mary’s and my 42nd wedding anniversary. You might have seen that already, but I thought I’d mention it again.

See you in the funny papers!

Share your World For January 20, 2020

Time once again for Share Your World! Melanie has picked a few questions for our answering enjoyment. And here we go!

Where do you get your news? From the Internet. Doesn’t everyone these days?

What ‘old person’ thing do you do? Rather than going out for dinner, we go out for lunch.

When was the coldest you’ve ever been? Back in 1982, it was -40° whether you’re talking Fahrenheit or centigrade/Celsius, with a windchill of -125°F/-87°C on one Sunday in January, and I had to go to work. The warmest? The first summer we lived in our house, our air conditioning went out and we couldn’t afford to have it fixed. We figured that 90°F/32°C was the same whether we were in Chicago or Atlanta. Trust me, it’s not. Chicago has Lake Michigan to cool it off (even a little), while Atlanta is in the Chattahoochee River basin, and all that humidity just sort of hangs there and makes things hotter. Plus we were in a drought. It was miserable. We finally bought a small window air conditioner so we could get some sleep.

Do you eat food that’s past its expiration date if it still smells and looks fine? We do, and never gotten sick from it. We do have a rule, though: If the package is bulgin’, we won’t be indulgin’.

The Beatles with "Thank You Girl."

See you in the funny papers!

Share Your World for January 13, 2020

It’s time once again for Share Your World! Melanie B Cee has all the rules and pingbacks, in case you’d like to play along. Here are this week’s questions and answers:

  • What’s something your brain tries to make you do, which you have to will yourself NOT to do? A lot, but a big one is overeat. Maybe the biggest one, although Mary helps me keep it under control.
  • When someone finds out what you do, or where you are from, what question do they always ask you? No one’s asked me that in a while, mostly because (a) I’m retired and (b) I’ve lived here now more than half my life. Back in the mid-’80’s, when people would ask me what I did, and I told them I work with computers, they would start asking questions about why their Apple II was doing something, or what a message that came up on their TRS-80 meant. I had no idea, since I had never seen those machines before except in pictures and never actually sat and played with them, I couldn’t answer their questions. Finally I just told them I acted in porno movies. That stopped the questions.
  • What’s something terrifying that we’ve all come to accept as a fact of life? That thanks to the Internet there are people who we don’t know who know more about us than we know about ourselves.
  • Should governments make laws to protect people from harming themselves? As if it’s worked that well whenever they’ve tried it (e.g. Prohibition, the Drug War). They have no idea what they’re doing, and the frightening thing is that they think they do. They can hardly get done what they are supposed to do. And we get the bill for it.
  • Please share your gratitude for this past week in the form of a photo, a quote or a thought. How about a song? Neil Diamond, "Thank the Lord for the Nighttime."

See you in the funny papers!