Share Your World — Dancing, Sleeping, Finger Snapping, and Dirt Biking

Share Your WorldToday’s Share Your World prompt from Melanie has asked an eclectic set of questions. Here they are, along with my answers.

What song always gets you out on the dance floor?

Sorry, Melanie, but I’ve reached the age where I’d prefer to just sit back and let the rhythm get me, metaphysically speaking, anyway.

What’s your favorite sleeping position?

I’m a side sleeper. I sleep on my right side with a small pillow between my knees.

If you could snap your fingers and instantly make the world better, what would you do?

I’d snap my fingers. Duh!

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done, and why did you do it?

It was the time a buddy of mine lent me his dirt bike (motorcycle) to ride in a race along the sand dunes near Rehobeth Beach in Delaware. At one dune jump, I lost control of the motorcycle and it went flying one way and I went flying the other way. I remember it felt like slow motion as I was floating through the air thinking that I was too young to die. Fortunately, I didn’t get hurt, but the my friend’s dirt bike got mangled. I ended up having to pay for getting it fixed.

7 thoughts on “Share Your World — Dancing, Sleeping, Finger Snapping, and Dirt Biking

  1. Marleen July 13, 2020 / 4:56 pm

    I like your snapping the fingers answer. Good thinking. 😃

    As for the sleeping question, I sleep many kinds of ways… back, front, both sides, sometimes stretched out, sometimes curled up, etcetera.

    I’d say, in all rationality, riding a motorcycle is pretty scary (particularly without being all decked out in leather or modern safety fabrics and a helmet and the right kind of shoes/boots and gloves). That’s probably the scariest thing I’ve done (on a cross-state trip), but I wasn’t scared. The one thing I’ve done that I knew I shouldn’t have done and regretted was driving after wet snow had come down in the evening. I had been out shopping for hours, and I was so glad I’d gotten home and was going to rest and not be in the cold and the mess. Then one of my sons (like nineteen) asked me to go do something for him. I should’ve said no. I wasn’t scared, but should’ve been scared enough not to go. I totaled the car… and was indeed scared once I was headed across some ice into a yard and wondering if I was going to hit a house or a tree; was very glad I hit the tree and not the house. I didn’t destroy anything belonging to someone else.

    Given all of that, some people might be more afraid of repelling into and then spelunking through tight spaces of the earth in California. I wasn’t afraid. It’s a great memory. I actually thought of doing it again, somewhere else, recently. But I don’t commonly go mountain climbing or anything like that. Some people are also afraid of the ocean. I’m not.

    However, I once walked down to where the sand met the water on a beach in Hawaii where it was said one should not swim. I wondered as to the reason when it wasn’t rocky. I saw when a huge wave rolled up… pulling water out from under it. I saw a huge and cavernous space under the wave. Yeah, no need to swim in that spot. But c-o-o-o-l.

    Oh. Why. I’ve covered that on one of the examples. As for spelunking, it was a leisure/social activity organized by a church subgroup with which I had been hanging out.

    The motorcycle transportation: I’d have to chalk that up to a bad time in my life (no, it wasn’t with a boy or any “love interest” and it was just a visit to my home city — with a friend).

    I’m not likely to get up on the dance floor. I did visit a disco place in 78/79/80 with a friend repeatedly. So, something with set steps to it. But I do dance in the house. Lately, what would be likely to get me up is, say, something by Omar Apollo.

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  2. Melanie B Cee July 14, 2020 / 10:00 am

    Thanks Fandango for Sharing Your World. As to the snapped fingers, the idea was more to tell WHAT you’d change, not that you’d do it. Although, to be fair, a couple of people have declined, stating that butterfly effect thing we’ve probably all seen in various sci-fi films and such. I say if the rhythm moves you, it’s really sad if you don’t indulge it, but dignity and all that, right? I bet you busted a move in your day though! 🙂

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    • Fandango July 14, 2020 / 10:52 am

      I knew what you meant with your snap your fingers question, but I was being snarky. But the way you worded it sort of invited that responds. “If you could snap your fingers and instantly make the world better, what would you do?” The obvious answer to that question is that I would snap my fingers and make the world a better place. 😉


  3. Marleen July 14, 2020 / 11:56 am

    It’s difficult to come up with one thing (or one “sort” of thing) to snap away. This morning, I came up with an answer. You know, when you’re “making a wish” or tampering with the world, you have to get the words right or adjust your notions to be more precise than what you might speak impulsively. I’m thinking of something along the lines of making all pollution and trash go away. Mainly, I want our water and earth to be cleaned up and not have toxic zones of no use.

    Maybe I’m missing some understanding, but I think clean air would be a largely separate topic, although somewhat addressed by my plan. I see that as having to do more with ongoing behavior alone, while future behavior should change with regard to landfills and littering and the like as well.

    Theoretically, much from our garbage and refuse could be recycled in one way or another. So… would it be good to say “except for the copper and gold, silicon and whatever? I have to really brainstorm, because I’m being offered an outlandish desire. There would have to be some preparation; designation of locations for what we want to preserve toward future use.

    Is all the floating and suspended plastic reusable? Or should that just “disappear” [yet, to be clear, I don’t simply mean to make things look better]? This would include the micro particles and beads in addition to bottles, nets and so on. Then there are other plastics, like old computer casings and wire coatings.

    Maybe we’d even like a huge compost resource. Nah… probably a few for each large city in an area? All in one place would likely be too toxic due to the gas put off. Or could only compost-type material be left in all the places that everything else is pulled out from?

    We’d have to be prepared for any neighborhoods collapsing due to having been built on top of landfills. Or… we could delineate that other material instantly move to what would otherwise become a vacuum or space that doesn’t support the structures.

    How about even a cashe of lost items restored to prime condition? That’s a bit off-topic but can be rationalized as part of the project. It could be too distracting, though, and conflict with the directive to put certain elements here and there.

    What about toxic homes? That would have to be a carveout to address in another way.

    Another part of the preparation would have to be explaining to the world population how this gives us a fresh start that we need to make the best of. Meanwhile, what good would all if this do if, at the same time, chemicals used for fracking, for instance, are being injected into the environment and washed over the feet and through the lungs of workers?

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