Share Your World for June 27, 2022

She has the questions, I have the GIF’s and other entertainments…

If you’re retired, what’s something you now include in your schedule that you dreamed about while employed? To be honest, nothing. Maybe taking a nap when I feel like it rather than when I was in the car driving home…

Now that Covid isn’t so strictly monitored and folks can go out and about again, are you into after-work happy hours? Nope! I don’t leave the house and I don’t drink.

What physical traits do you share with your relatives? Mom always said I should have been a redhead, which is the Holton side.

How long does it take you to decide if you like someone or not? Like, about an hour. Not, about five minutes.

Feel free to share some wisdom you live by.

How’s that?

I’m outta here!

Share Your World For June 20, 2022

Melanie has the questions, I have the animations. I changed the order of some of the questions because I could…

What are three scents you like? Coffee, a cake (or cookies) baking in the oven, and Irish Spring soap. And we’ll be back after these messages.

Did you recognize The Wicked Witch Of The West in that first commercial?

Would you rather have a massage or get a facial? A massage, for certain.

Have you ever thrown someone a really extravagant party? No. Outside of wedding receptions, I’ve never even been to an extravagant party.

What is something true (factual) that most other people don’t believe? A group of flamingoes is called a flamboyance.

That’s all for today!

Share Your World for 6/13/2022

Melanie has the questions, I have the memes…

What is one topic you really like to talk about? Music, of course…

Or something you really want to tell people? None of this is real. It’s all just a bad dream.

What do you normally never tell strangers about yourself? Exactly how many cats we have, or rather had. Now we just have one.

Have you ever broken anything? My right arm, twice; several hundred guitar strings (usually the high E string); a window, once; a large and clumsy piece of classroom furniture, once; and a lot of other things…

Is having a big ego a negative trait or positive trait? It depends on whether you’re a narcissist or not. I know people who have big egos (egoes?) who aren’t narcissists, they’re just larger than life.

What aspects of your city or neighborhood are you grateful for? It’s quiet and people leave each other alone.

And that’s ior ft this week.

Share Your World for June 6, 2022

Melanie has questions, I have fun answering them. Heh heh heh…

When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not? I sure did. In fact, I’d make sandwiches out of the heels (the ends of the loaf), the part that most people throw away. As Charlie Brown used to say in one of the many commercials for Butternut Bread (it might have had a different name where you are, such as Weber’s or Mrs. Karl’s; the bag had like a gingham print on it), "I like crusts. They make your hair curly." Sadly, I was unable to find that particular commercial, so here’s another featuring Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, and Snoopy as "The Prince of Sandwiches."

Are you a fan of musicals—why or why not? Love them! Some of the greatest music of all time was composed for musicals. Some examples: Cole Porter, "Anything Goes," from the 1934 show of the same name.

Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, "The Way You Look Tonight," from 1936’s Swing Time.

Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, "One More For The Road," from 1943’s The Sky’s The Limit.

And those are just three examples of literally thousands of songs composed for musicals. It’s some of the greatest music of all time.

Is it difficult to do what you did? I was a trainer and a technical person during my career. Neither one is especially difficult. Both require being quick on your feet (i.e. being able to formulate an answer as someone is asking a question), and both require the patience of Job at times. Knowing the answer is less important than knowing where to find the answer. As far as leraning the material or developing the skill, you need to take the approach of eating an elephant: one bite at a time.

He said he’s gonna eat me! AAAAHHHHHH!

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? Stephane Grappelli at Massey Hall in Toronto. Grappelli was a jazz violinist who played with Django Reinhardt in the ’30’s and ’40’s, which you probably knew already. He was pretty old and feeble when he stepped onto the stage, but when he started, it was Paris in the 1930’s again. He finished the show with this…

Didn’t miss a note…

Sorry for the dearth of GIF’s. Let’s see what I can do to make it up…

And with that…

Share Your World For Memorial Day 2022

As always, Melanie has the questions, I have the GIF’s and other forms of entertainment…

Has anyone ever tried to scam you? All the damn time. I don’t think anyone who has an email account hasn’t had thousands of spam emails by now. Here’s what I got just this morning…

Obviously someone trying out their new spam software, or someone that hasn’t learned to filter out duplicates from the email liists they bought.

Every one of them a scam. Here’s more on another account…

I think you get the idea. This is my favorite…

I don’t even HAVE a Coinbase account. Nice try, @$$hole.

What’s the best thing about parties? Going home from them…

Do you listen to people’s advice if you didn’t ask for it? Of course not!

I never watched the show, mostly because of this guy.
This was on the sasme page as the previous one.

Why is it impossible to spell funeral without fun? The same reason you can’t spell "dysfunctional" without it.

I’m grateful to the men, women, and animals who gave their lives in the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Force) and as first responders (firefighters and police officers). Thank you!

And, as always….