Share Your World for 6/5/2023

Di has the questions, I have the snappy comebacks…

Do you like to sunbathe on the beach or by a pool? No. I have a redhead’s complexion, which means I burn easily and that I have a lot of freckles. I also had the terrible experience of watching my stepfather die of melanoma. It’s a death I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Please, protect yourself: use sunscreen and cover up as much as possible. Watch for signs that moles are turning malignant (changing shape, becoming rough-textured, bleeding etc.). See your doctor if you have any concerns. Caught early, melanoma can be dealt with.

Have you ever used a fake tan or a sun bed? No to both. Especially the tanning bed (see above).

Have you joined or wanted to join a gym? I have, and in fact worked with a trainer for several months. Once I was done with him, I used their pool and their recumbent bicycles for a while, but that was it.

Good health permitting, would you prefer to go hiking or take a walk in the woods? I loved to walk, usually on paved walking paths. Neither hiking nor walking through the woods appeal to me that much, but the latter sounds like the lesser of two evils, so I’ll say that.

That’s it for this week!

Share Your World, Memorial Day Edition

Di has some questions for the unofficial start of summer having to do with vacations, or holidays if you prefer…

If money was no object, what would be your ideal holiday? I’d want to drive through all of the United States, like Dinah Shore suggests…

Do you save for a holiday or put it on plastic to pay off later? We put everything on plastic then pay it off at the end of the month. So the answer is yes, sort of…

Have you ever been on a cruise? If you consider a cruise a trip on Lake Michigan with the people at work and about 30 cases of beer and 10 boxes of wine, yes. I’ve never been on the "real" kind like to Cozumel or Alaska.

Do you send postcards or buy mementos? No. I like the idea some people have to post messages to social media with pictures (BUT NOT TOO MANY). Otherwise, it’s all "photographs and memories"…

I’m grateful that the remodel of our bathroom is going well and that I’ll be able to use the shower before too much longer.

Share Your World, May 22, 2023

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Di has the quesetions, I have the answers and the GIF’s to prove it…

Growing up, were you closer to your mother or father, or was it a balance of both depending on the circumstances? By default, I think my mother, since Dad died when I was almost 11 and there were a couple of years where they were separated.

What was your favorite toy as a child, and do you still have it? Like Paula, it was a Spirograph, which I called an Agnewgraph because Spiro Agnew was the Vice President of the US at the time. I haven’t seen it in years.

Did you have any secrets? I can’t say. It’s a secret.

What did you want to be when you grew up, and are you anywhere close? A cab driver, a policeman, a disk jockey, an ad man, a musician… The closest I’ve gotten to any of them is disk jockey, and that’s what this blog is about (most of the time).

That’s what I got. See ya!

Share Your World And Truthful Tuesday, 5/15-16/23

Doing both Share Your World and Truthful Tuesday together seems to have worked out well last week, so I’m back with it again this week.

First, Share Your World, most of which has to do with children that we don’t have…

Children aside, do you celebrate your birthday/anniversary or is it just a normal day for you? We celebrate them, usually with lunch either at a restaurant, or more frequently now with food we order via DoorDash, and there’s usually a cake involved. Other than that, no real hoopla…

Do/did you always give your child a birthday party when they were young? No way to answer, because we didn’t have kids.

If your child was born on Christmas Day (or a few days either side of the 25th), did they have a ‘half birthday’ in June, two presents/celebrations, or something else? My brother Jim was born December 11, two weeks to the day before Christmas, which I guess was far enough away that we had separate celebrations for both. Even if he were born on Christmas, I don’t think we would have had a separate celebration, or if we did it would be the day before or after.

Would you prefer to give your child a party, or take them and a few friends on a special outing? Again, no experience. I’d leave it up to the kid.

And now, Truthful Tuesday…

Do you forgive and forget, remember but dismiss it as unimportant or does it depend on the circumstances?

I try very hard to forgive and forget. It’s not always easy. I don’t want people to say about me "He buries a grudge, but never forgets where the grave marker is."

Tally-ho and away we go!
See you next week with a brand new show!

Share Your World and Truthful Tuesday, 5/9/23

Di is the host for Share Your World and Truthful Tuesday. Let’s start with the former…

Do you feel comfortable walking in your neighborhood at night? I don’t do much walking these days, but I have walked around at all hours and felt safe, so yes.

When you shop for day to day things, do you pay by cash or card? Card. We do a lot of our shopping over the Internet, and that’s the way you do it.

When was the last time you dressed up for a special occasion? It has to have been before the stroke, which was in 2007, so I’ll say at least 16 years.

Have you ever lied about your age? When I bought cigarettes as a teenager.

If you could be King (or Queen) for a day, how would you spend it?

Simply enjoy it.

That’s all for this week!

Tally-ho and away we go!
See you next week with a brand new show!