Share Your World: 2015 – Week 5

Join Cee for Week 5 of Share Your World.  Here’s my answers for this week:

Do you prefer shopping or going to a park?
Most definitely the Park.  I don’t care much for shopping and never was one for window shoping…  Never saw the sense in it.  Why do I want to look at a bunch of stuff I can’t afford and make myself miserable doing so??  OK, maybe as a child I enjoyed it (who knows), but certainly not as an adult.

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?
I’d have to say a Tennis Shoe.  Steadfast and loyal.  Easy-going.  Just trodding along, no thrills or frills.

What’s the story behind a time when you got locked out?
I do seem to recall one time (only vaguely that I got locked out of the house I lived in with my dad.  I ended up getting in through a slightly open window from a window in the back yard.  I’m sure there were other times that I’ve been locked out.  Another situation I recall didn’t involve me but rather an ex-friend…  We returned to her house to find that she had forgotten her key.  I forget how we got in but ever after that I always stopped her before she locked the door and asked if she had her key before she was allowed to shut and lock the door.

Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts? 
I can go either way.  I like nuts, but it’s really no big deal to me.

Two Shoes Tuesday: Tangled & Tower

‘Ohh what a Tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive’….  Lies building upon lies till they Tower so high there is no choice but for them to come crashing down.  And who is but the greatest deceiver than the devil himself who deceives with deception and lies who tempts and tittilates, making our mouths water with our secret desires.  Tangling us in his web of deception if we so allow.

Check out Two Shoes Tuesday for this week: Tangled & Tower

Pondering: Bridge

I’m joining BYG Adventure for another of her pondering challenge.  This week the word is Bridge.

When I think of the word “Bridge”, I think of the game.  I learned about the game from one of my grandmothers, but never actually learned to play the game myself. 

And then there’s the generation gap.  How do you “bridge” the generation gap?  Don’t look at me, I sure don’t have the answer.

One phrase  (or word usage) that I use to hear, a few years back, was the word “Cool” or “Kool”. Sounds innocent enough except that one was a compliment and the other stood for “Constipated Over-rated Out-of-style Looser.  So someone could say “you’re cool” and you wouldn’t know if they were paying you a compliment or insulting you.  I have no idea what catch-phrases are out there these days.  No doubt some would have me shaking my head.  But then the kids of today would, no doubt, be shaking their heads at the words used by my generation… Talk about a need to Bridge the generation gap.

Share Your World 2014: Week 47

This week, Cee has a little something different going on.  Instead of the usual 4 questions (or sometimes, though not done  in a while, the “what do you prefer” questions) she asks us ONE single question…  Or rather asks us to make a list…  A list of 50 things that we enjoy.

Here is the instructions from Cee:

List at least 50 Things You Enjoy.  Here are some categories to inspire your thinking.

  • Activities

  • Restaurants

  • People

  • Foods

  • Games

  • Drinks/Beverages

  • Desserts

  • Paintings

  • Web Sites

  • Writers

  • Famous lines from books/movies

 

Going to try and come up with something for each list.  Bear with me,  don’t know if I’ll succeed and the list is not in any particular order of more or less enjoyable…….

Activities:

Reading

Writing

Learning about Medical stuff

Blogging

Biking

Restaurants

Organ Grinder

Beni-Hannas (spelling?)

In & Out Burger

Dunkin Donuts

Krispy Kreme

People

Helen Keller

Foods

Coconut

Swiss Cheese

Salmon

Sugar Peas

Avocado

Games (Haven’t really played any games in a long time, but here’s some I recall playing):

Solitaire (this was one of my favorite things to do growing up, besides reading & making up stories in my head.  Think my grandma taught me quite a few games)

Cribbage (another thing I learned from my grandma, if I recall)

Croquet  (can’t recall how it’s spelled, but played by hitting ball with hammer like thing between this U-shaped spike thing in ground.  Pretty sure I didn’t play correctly at time).

Twister  (Had some good times with this one, back when I could twist and turn better).

Uno (That game can get really interesting really fast and good or lots of laughs when you start hitting each other with skips & reverse & “draws”

Drinks/Beverages

Coffee

Hot Tea

Hot Cocoa

Hot Apple Cider

Apple Juice

Grape Juice

Lemon-Aide

Not a big drinker (in terms of alcoholic drinks) really, but here’s a couple I like:

RC with Crown Royal

 Midori (Melon liqueur

Desserts

Key-Lime Pie (made with real key-limes, not the store bought “sweet” stuff they call “Key-Lime”)

Lemon Meringue Pie

Fudge

Ice Cream 

Paintings

Nothing to put here.  While I appreciate looking at good art work or paintings  there are none that I could point to to say “Woww I really like that”

Web Sites

I tend to spend most of my time on:

Twitter

Facebook

WordPress

I also like using Google to research/look things up

Writers

Hard to choose favorite writers.  I just like to read and don’t really think about who the author is.  There are a couple I’ve read recently that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.

Jerrid Edgington (but of course…  I mean books about Paramedics & Paramedicine always PLUS

Peter Canning is another good “Paramedic/Paramedicine” one, along with

Pat Ivey

Jane Carroll

Linda Bolton

Famous lines from books/movies

OK maybe these aren’t “famous”, but I like them.

 From Frisco Kid:  young rabbi:   “Ohhh Shhheeeeeet” / bank robber: “Oyyyyy GuyyVAAAAAULT”

Also from Frisco Kid:  “Here chickee chickee chickee, I don’t want to hurt you, I just want to eat you.”

And again from Frisco Kid:  “I think I have a solution…  I’l take California,  you can have the whole rest of the country/world/???”  (forget exact words used)….  “Can someone please show this poor shlmiel the way out of town.”

From 2nd (modern) Parent Trap:  Girlfriend:  “It’s Me or Them.”  Father:  “Them —  T-H-E-M, THEM!”

At one time I had watched the movie “Airplane” so many times I could practically say the lines right along with the actors.

 

Think I actually went over 50, but ohhh wellll.  Hope you enjoyed.

Share Your World 2014: Week 45

I have to admit (though I think it’s painfully obvious) that I am terrible in getting around to doing these “Share Your World” challenges.  I start off the week with good intentions to post respond to the week’s questions, but then everything else seems to get in the way and before I know it the week has flown by along and it’s time for the next “Share Your World”  and so the cycle repeats.  Well this week I am going to take the time to respond before it gets any later in the week  so here it is my answers to Cee’s Share Your World questions for Week 45

 

What is your favorite color? 

Ahhhh good and easy one to start of.  Pink and Purple.  (Oddly enough my husband’s favorite Colors are Purple and Green).

Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio?

Another easy one.  A reading nook.  I am not all that much of an arts & crafts person (though I do like, as time allows – Ha! – to do some cross stitch or knifty knitter).  I like taking photos (but those I just do with my phone – No need for a studio).  Now reading, however,  that’s something I really enjoy.  Curl up in a nice quiet corner with a good book (or something I can access my Kindle with), tune out the rest of the world (I wish) and enjoy.

What is at least one of your favorite quotes?

I can’t really think of what my favorite quote would be and to be honest I am terrible at remembering quotes from people.  One that was my mother’s favorite is  by Kierkegaard (sorry can’t remember the spelling right now)

“Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards”

It’s actually a very good (and true) quote.

In what do you find the simplest of joys?

This one I have to think about a bit.  I mean my standard go to answer is children.  There’s just something about the little ones that makes my heart sing.  So innocent, so full of life, so full of joy….  But I really want to think of something else….

There’s also Sunsets…  Yet another one of my go to answers.  I love sunsets – always have, ever since I was a child and would sit out on the  railing on the deck of our summer home and watch the sunset.

I do find that I derive a bit of pleasure in listening to my music as I go out on my bike rides.

OK, I’ve decided I’m going to cheat and answer a couple of the questions from Week 44 (Late), simply because when I saw the questions I knew what my answers would be.  I just never got around to the post (see explanation above)

What is your most vivid memory of the kitchen in your childhood?

 The most vivid memory of our kitchen (there are actually two) was how whenever a large group of us were gathered in the small kitchen someone (usually my step-mom) would pipe up, “Why don’t we all congregate in the bathroom.  It’s smaller”.

The other memory I have is of helping my dad make sponge cake.  The most vivid memories of that would be separating the whites from yolks of 9 eggs and then beating both.  The whites were the hardest, I think (I still remember how sore my arms got, even if we were using an electric mixer).

As a child, who was your favorite relative?

My favorite actual relative was probably my Aunt Teri.  She was (still is) only 12 years older than me and I remember being pretty close to her growing up (well for being a couple thousand miles apart).  I can’t say that that closeness has lasted but I still love her…  And my three younger cousins whom I got to see as babies.

The other favorite (extended family) relative is my “Uncle Larry”  He wasn’t an blood relative, but I always called him Uncle Larry.  Sadly, I lost touch with him over the years and I think he may have passed away a few years back.  I always like to say that he knew me since I was knee high to a grasshopper and return I knew his youngest son since he was a baby (the other two were from a previous marriage of his and the youngest of those was a year older I think (the older was older by a couple years.