Share Your World — 06/27/2022

It’s already the last Monday in June. Can you believe that? But because it’s Monday, it’s time for Melanie’s Share Your World.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off? If you’re retired, what’s something you now include in your schedule that you dreamed about while employed?

I didn’t really dream about this when I was still working, but now that I’m retired, one of my favorite activities is bike riding, especially now that I have an ebike. Yesterday my wife and I met up with our daughter and her fiancé to go on extended (~30 mile round trip) bike ride. Because we were riding at the shoreline of the San Francisco Bay, it was cool (in the sixties) compared with the 95° temperatures we experienced further east where we live.

Now that Covid isn’t so strictly monitored and folks can go out and about again, are you into after-work happy hours?

As a retiree, going out after work for happy hour is a thing of the past. And truth be told, I rarely went out after-work for happy hour even when I did work.

What physical traits do you share with your relatives? (Example: I have my mother’s nose.)

Both of my parents had blue eyes, and my eyes are blue, so there’s that. I inherited my mother’s dimpled nose and my father’s cleft chin, although with my beard, you can’t see my cleft chin.

How long does it take you to decide if you like someone or not?

I can tell if I like how someone looks almost instantly. But as to their personality, intellect, sense of humor, perspectives, and other non-physical characteristics, that can take a lot longer.


Feel free to share some wisdom you live by.

In addition to “whatever floats your boat,” another boat metaphor I live by is “we’re all in the same boat and there’s no such thing as a hole only in your end of the boat.”

8 thoughts on “Share Your World — 06/27/2022

  1. Sadje June 27, 2022 / 10:18 pm

    Nice answers Fandango. I think your boat metaphor is spot on.

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  2. Marleen June 28, 2022 / 11:34 am

    In addition to “whatever floats your boat,” another boat metaphor I live by is “we’re all in the same boat and there’s no such thing as a hole only in your end of the boat.”

    And then there’s “… conservative Christians. The pendulum has certainly swung your way. All I can say is stay the fuck off of my boat.”

    https://fivedotoh.com/2022/06/26/who-won-the-week-06-26-22/

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  3. Melanie B Cee June 29, 2022 / 10:06 am

    Thanks Fandango for Sharing Your World! I’m curious, did it get easier to spot the individuals you instinctively didn’t care for as you got older? The boat metaphors are GREAT, keep ’em coming. That newest one is a real corker😄! I still regret not going to live in San Francisco when the going was good (possible). But everyone has regrets, at least a few.. I’m sure the grandbabies make up for the change though! Have a great week!

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    • Fandango June 29, 2022 / 3:23 pm

      “did it get easier to spot the individuals you instinctively didn’t care for as you got older?” All I can say is I have less tolerance for people now than when I was younger.

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