Truthful Tuesday: I’ll Fly Away

Di asks:

Would you like to go up in space?

Honestly? No. When I was younger? Yes, of course. I grew up in the days when the US and the Soviet Union were locked in a race to get to the Moon first. The US won and promptly forgot about the whole thing. So did a lot of us. "Going to the Moon" kind of lost its sheen after that. We went back several times, and by the last time it was "Ho-hum, going to the Moon again." Apollo XIII introduced a little drama, but a lot of us really weren’t paying attention until the movie came out, and we were all like "Geez, when did that happen?"

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

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 for May 1-2, 2023

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It’s two, two, two bloghops in one! First, Share Your World is all about music!

"The First of May" is a Bee Gees Song. Do you like the Bee Gees and if so, what is your favorite track? I like the Bee Gees quite a bit, especially their earlier material. Hard for me to come up with just one song, but here’s one I like a lot…

What was the first record (single or album) you bought? I’m going to say Revolver by The Beatles. It’s the first one I remember buying and paying for. It was the US (Capitol) version, which was missing a couple of the songs from the British version, including this one…

Do you know what was top of the charts the day you were born? According to most sources I’ve seen, it was this one…

Do you and your partner have a ‘special tune’? I played this one a lot for her back when we were dating….

Moving on to Truthful Tuesday

What kind of blogging challenges inspire you the most?

The one that best typifies my favorite blogging challenges is the recently-concluded A to Z Challenge. It gives a structure and lets me go off in all kinds of different directions. Question-and-answer challenges like these two are maybe my next favorite, and music challenges are always a favorite. At times, I may happen upon a challenge, do it a couple of times, and decide it just ain’t for me. Nothing personal…

Truthful Tuesday: Why Lie?

Today’s question is What is the best (or worst) fib you have told to get out of going to school/work/or somewhere you don’t want to go?

My excuses were actually pretty standard: I’m sick, wife is sick, cat is sick etc. Occasionally I’d take a personal business day, and if asked would say "it’s personal business." When I was interviewing for a job with a company based in Atlanta, I actually told my boss "I have interviews in Atlanta tomorrow." He was cool with it. I think he wanted to be rid of me…

Catching Up…

I have several daily writing challenges that I’ve been putting off while I try and catch up with some of the other writing I’ve needed to do. I’m feeling good having done all that, so let’s get started …

First, this week’s Share Your World:

Do you celebrate the Easter holiday and if not, do you have an alternative? I’d say we observe it more than celebrate it. We don’t have the traditional ham or leg o’ lamb, or the lamb cake, and we don’t color hardboiled eggs or buy chocolate bunnies or jelly beans. This year we didn’t even get any Marshmallow Peeps…

Do you exchange gifts or have a traditional meal? No to both. We had lasagna for dinner.

How many Easter Eggs (or alternative) did your receive/give? zero.

Was Easter a Bank Holiday in your country or did you have to work this weekend? Some companies give their employees Easter Monday off, or will offer a choice between Martin Luther King’s birthday and Good Friday as a day off. I had all of them off because I’m retired…

On to Truthful Tuesday

Do you think Easter, like Christmas, is too commercialised and goods available too early in respect of the holiday?

Compared to other holidays (religious and otherwise), Easter is very low-key. There isn’t the amount of stuff associated with it as with Christmas or Halloween. It’s not really a present-giving holiday, generally speaking. There are Easter baskets for the kids, which generally have things like chocolate bunnies, Marshmallow Peeps, various egg-shaped chocolates, jelly beans, and maybe a small gift like a Matchbox car or gift card, but it isn’t like Christmas. Then again, it’s been years since I’ve had to deal with that stuff, so it might be different now. Still, I think it’s pretty low-key.

On to FPQ

What’s your claim to fame?

Tell me if any of these fit the bill:

  • in 8th grade, I took 2nd place in a math contest and got a big ol’ trophy.
  • I was a member of a blues duet in college, C. C. John and Mojo. I was the latter.
  • I was capable of leading more training classes than any other instructor in the practice for about five years.

No? I didn’t think so.