Share Your World — 9/20/21

Melanie is back with another squirrelly Share You World prompt this week. She is posing her questions based on offerings from blogger Evil Squirrel, who is tossing out five different questions this week for you to answer. Here we go.

If you were to be cast as part of a comedy double act, which part would you play: the straight man or the funny one, and why?

While I always pictured myself as a leading man, I’d probably be more well suited to offer comic relief by playing the funny one.

If you were to be reincarnated on Earth as any non-living/inanimate object of your choosing, what would you come back as and why?

A refrigerator in someone’s home. Why? Because I’d never go hungry.

We all know how dogs mark their territory. How do you mark your territory?

If you were on a trivia show and had to correctly answer ten questions in one subject to win a million dollars (or whatever currency is used in your locale), what would you hope the category would be?

60s and 70s classic rock bands. I can’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday, but let’s talk about classic rock!

In democratic societies, do you believe that the right to vote is merely a privilege or a duty for all citizens? This should not be thought of as an “Americans only” question. ANY ONE is welcome to answer.

I think it is a right, a privilege, and a duty for every citizen to vote.

Share Your World — 9/13/2021

It’s Monday, which means Melanie has given us another Share Your World challenge. Let’s see what she wants us to share today.

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

When all is said and done I will have said and done all that needed to have been said and done.

What does the world need less of?

Far-right, conservative, Donald Trump supporters (i.e., most Republicans).

Do you feel older or younger than your age?

Mentally and emotionally younger. Physically, about my age.

What is a cause you’ll always passionately support?

  • Common sense gun control laws
  • Voting rights
  • Women’s reproductive rights
  • Environmental responsibility

What is your personal affirmation if you have one? (For this instance, “affirmation” means emotional support or encouragement.)

Share Your World — 8/30/2021

For this week’s Share Your World, Melanie is going deep. She wants to know…

Are human beings required to better themselves and will doing that make them happier?

“Required” to better themselves? What happens if they don’t comply? Is it noted on their permanent record? No, humans are not “required” to better themselves. Will it make them happier if they do? I guess that depends upon how motivated they are to better themselves.

Is it easier to love or to be loved?

That depends upon how much of a control freak you are. If you like to be in control, then it’s easier to love, since you’re in charge of your own feelings and emotions. As to being loved by someone else, that other person is in control over how they feel about you and all you can do is react to it.

Also, it depends on whether you’re the assertive type or the passive type. I think for the passive type, it’s easier to be loved, while for the assertive type, it’s easier to love.

Outside traumatic brain injury, can memories be completely erased?

I think that those suffering from dementia or from Alzheimer’s may have significant memory loss. Are those memories “completely erased” or are they just irretrievable? And is there really a difference? I don’t know.

Is there such a thing as a good death?

I’d say that dying peacefully and painlessly in your sleep would be a “good” death.

And one ‘silly’ one because the former questions were fairly serious: What do you imagine is inside a baseball?

Pick me! Pick me! I know!

Share Your World — 8-16-2021

Melanie is doing something different with her Share Your World prompt today. She’s leverage some questions that the blogger known as Evil Squirrel has asked over a four week period and is asking them here in her own Share Your World post. So let’s see what Evil Squirrel wants to know.

When you just need to forget the world for a few hours, what helps you get away from it all?

I eat a Mellows (cannabis-infused marshmallow) and binge-watch nature shows on TV.

If you woke up tomorrow with a unicorn horn extending from the top of your head, what would be the biggest advantage and disadvantage of your new appendage?

No advantages whatsoever. I’d set up an emergency appointment with a dermatologist to have the damn thing removed immediately.

What is the creepiest thing you’ve ever seen someone do, that you’d be willing to talk about, of course?

When I see someone picking their nose and eating whatever it is that they dug out of it. Well, maybe that’s more gross than creepy, but that’s all I can come up with on short notice.

What’s the silliest or pettiest thing that tends to really upset you?

When I’m watching something on TV and the sound (audio) and picture (video) are out of sync. I hate that. It drives me crazy.

Melanie’s gratitude question — How comfortable are you with meeting others who are very different from yourself? No judgment implied. Different in any way you’d like to think about – different cultures, different races, different mind set (opinions).

I’m fine with meeting others from different cultures, races, religions, or whatever who are different from me. Well, except for Trump supporting MAGA-maniacs or far-right Republicans. They can go fuck themselves as far as I’m concerned.

Share Your World — 8/2/2021

It’s time for another Share Your World prompt from Melanie. This week Melanie wants to know…

If you could be anywhere else right now, where would it be?

I’m actually fine being right where I am at the moment.

What wastes the most time in your day to day life?

I don’t consider it a waste of time, but what takes up most of my day to day time is blogging.

How would you describe your greatest enemy? If you don’t have one, share your secret! 🙂

Hmm. My greatest enemy is not so much a personal enemy, but an enemy to my way of life. And right now that includes everyone who still supports Donald Trump, all federal, state, and local Republican politicians who put party politics and Trump over the interests and welfare of their constituents, and those who stubbornly refused to get vaccinated.

If you were a bird, what kind of bird would you be?

An eagle.

Melanie has asked us to share a thought or a meme about kindness.