Share Your World (2014) – Week 41

Here’s my answer for this weeks Share Your World (just in time for next weeks to come out in a few days time).

Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?

I much prefer to take pictures.  Quite frankly, I think look like….  look lousy in pictures – IMO.  For one, I never can smile right and end up looking tight-lipped or goofy.  Not to mention, the extra weight doesn’t help.

What did you most enjoy doing this past week?

Well it would help if I could remember what all I did this week.   One fun and exciting thing was our trip up to Show Low, AZ for the wedding of a friend’s daughter.  My husband had helped in the process of marrying the girl’s older sister.  I wrote a little bit about Show Low on my “Life Happens” Blog

What is your greatest extravagance?

When you only get paid once a month and constantly find yourself with more month than money, “extravagances”  are not easily come by…  Though I guess you could say that anything not necessary could be extravagant (sweets, an unnecessary trip, a book,  clothes (outside of what I would wear daily – ie  something I might only wear once in a while).

Which letter of the alphabet describes you best?

Ummmm… Help???….  

Personality-wise  I really don’t have a good answer.  I guess S or Z might work  given that I vacillate back and forth between answers to a decision.

Body-wise, that’s easy.  B (though before my son was born it was more like P :-P )

Daily Prompt: Reverse Shot – A First Memory

I watch the little girl who has come with her father to  see me.  She stands with her back against the wall, her eyes wide with excitement as she watches the firefighters of my department sliding down the pole and racing for the trucks in the bay.

Her father had come to drop off some paperwork bringing his young daughter with him.  I had been giving her a tour of the station and we had gotten to the bay where the firetrucks are kept when the alarms went off.  Without I, or her father, saying anything she backs up to the wall out of the way and watches.

I wonder what the future holds for this young girl.  What will she decide to do with her self as she grows older?  Will she become a firefighter or perhaps an EMT.  Either way, I can see she has an interest the fire service in what we do.

This was done in response to today’s Daily Prompt Reverse Shot.  I wrote it from the POV of Chief or Captain (?) Randy who worked for (if memory serves correctly) for the Springfield Fire Department (in the mid 1970’s).  Note: I do not remember for sure if he was Captain or Chief.  I wrote based on what I imagine he could have been thinking, though I did take some dramatic liberties.

Read some other responses:

Wide-Eyed Girl Staring at the Fire

Oh, The Horror

Memory Games

Good Morning Baby

Through The Eyes of a Loving Grandfather

A Day With Mom

#DailyPost: Free Write

Today’s Daily Post is a 10 minute “Free Write”…  No stops, No Pauses, No Edits….  Go

The difficulty I’m having here is knowing where to start….  or rather what to write about.  I’m sure there are many things I could come up with.  As I sit here trying to figure out what I should say,  I am watching old episodes of Air Crash Investigation on You tube.  It is amazing how much the show can teach about importance of Situational Awareness…  I will say that watching such shows are probably not in one’s best interest if planning on a flight in near future (but as this is not the case for me, I am good – right?!?).

Back to the show…  I am currently on Season 11 Episode 11 (the final episode will be Season 13 Episode 11- Getting Out Alive.  There’s actually a Season 14, but when I looked  didn’t see any episodes showing).

I can’t believe I’m down to only 3 minutes…  All that time and I’ve only gotten as far as one short paragraph…. Sad ;-(

There are other Air Crash Investigations related shows to watch  such as Confidential….  And then there is “Seconds from Disaster”

30 seconds left  and again I am stuck… 10… 9… 8…7……. 2… 1…  There goes my timer.

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