Share Your World — Life’s Guilty Pleasures

SYWMonday means Melanie’s Share Your World prompt. So let’s stop dicking around and get right to it.

Do You Have Any Guilty Pleasures?

I unabashedly consume a half a pint of Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream ice almost every night.BE6CBE8E-C341-4EF1-A311-6B4D7B963D15

What Is The Worst Pick Up Line You Ever Heard? For the guys: What’s The Worst Pick Up Line You’ve Used?

Oh my, it’s been so long since I’ve dropped a pick up line. But let me take a shot. How about this: “I’m no photographer, but I can picture us together.”

What Slang Or Trend Makes You Feel Old?

You name it, it makes me feel old…because I am!

What Do You Consider The Most Over-rated Song?

Just about any country music song. I’m just not a fan of C&W music.

You Find A Book And Begin To Read Only To Discover That It Is Your Life. You Get To The Point That You Are At Now, Do You Turn The Page Knowing That You Will Not Be Able To Change The Events To Come?

Such a book would be so goddam boring that I’d put it down long before I got to the point where I am now. Besides, I don’t believe in fate or a life pretermined.

Share Your World — Heaven Can Wait

Melanie, at Sparks From a Combustible Mind, brings us another episode of Share Your World. Here are her questions and my answers for this week’s sharing.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?  If you don’t think Heaven nor God exists, you might want answer by saying something outrageous, just for fun!

I’m in the heaven and God don’t exist camp. That said, if I did come in contact with God after I died, I’d love to hear him say to me, “Yes, I know I’m supposed to be infallible, but me dammit, I made a mistake. It’s not your time yet, so I’m sending you back.”

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Having Donald Trump as president.

What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

I’m rarely alone in my car anymore except when I have to run errands where I can’t walk or take a bus. So when I am alone in my car, I’m typically thinking about the fastest or shortest route to get where I’m going.

How would you rate your memory? 

I can’t recall.

And lastly:

What’s one song that always cheers you up, no matter how blue you’re feeling?

I’m going to reach way back into the vault and drift on up to the roof.

Share Your World — I Scream for Ice Cream

Monday has rolled around once again, and you know what that means, right? It’s Melanie’s Share Your World time.

What’s the first thing you notice about a person?

At the risk of coming across as sexist, it’s gender. What can I say? I notice if a person is male or female.219C9E8B-FD3A-40AB-AF9E-8EBFDD100E49

What three habits do you feel would improve someone’s life?

A good night’s sleep, a healthy diet, and plenty of sex.

What takes up too much of your time? Would you stop that if you could?

Blogging. Duh! And, yes, I could stop if I wanted to, but I don’t want to.

Cookies (biscuits to those elsewhere), pastries, pie, or cake? If not, what does your sweet tooth crave?

Ice cream. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!BE6CBE8E-C341-4EF1-A311-6B4D7B963D15

Are You Happy? If so, why? If not, why not?

Happy? That is so subjective. Let’s just say that I’m content.

Share Your World —What’s the Point?

Monday has once agained rolled around, and you know what that means, boys and girls. It’s Melanie’s Share Your World time. Those of you who know Melanie know that she’s had a rough go of it, and I’m glad that, with all she’s had to deal with, she is still able to do her Share Your World prompt. Hopefully our answers to her questions will bring a smile to her heart.

What, in your opinion, is the point to life?

I’ve been hanging out around this place for seven decades and I still have yet to figure that out — at least not what the point of my life is. But if someday I have an epiphany and discover what it is, I’ll be sure to let you know.

What was your most recent lie?  You don’t have to get really specific obviously.

“This homemade kale soup you made, sweetheart, is delicious.”

What country do you consider the strangest? (it’s all In fun folks, ALL countries may seem strange to outsiders)

Greenland. It’s a large country mostly covered with ice and snow and yet some optimistic soul named it Greenland. It has a total population of only around 56,000 human inhabitants even though, in terms of land mass, it’s the 12th largest country in the world. And no one from Greenland has ever visited my blog.

What’s your funniest story involving a car?

Just for shits and giggles, I bought a used, 1959 Jaguar XK150. It was drivable, but just barely. In the 3 years I owned it, it spent about 2 3/4 years in the shop of a self-proclaimed Jaguar mechanic who called himself “Jaguar Joe.” I paid Jaguar Joe more than I paid for the car in the first place, and he was never able to get it to run for more than a week or two at a time. I finally ended up just letting him keep the damn thing.4C909071-5C08-4C7D-9367-E43895AA1AF1

Do you have something you’re very thankful for or that showed immense kindness toward yourself or someone?

Not really. Tune in again next week for the next installment of As the World Turns, I mean Share Your World.

Share Your World — A Day Late

Yesterday, Melanie, at Sparks From a Combustible Mind, posted her weekly Share Your World prompt. I usually respond to her questions on the same day she poses them. As it turns out, I picked yesterday to begin the process of doing my income taxes, as I explained here. But I quickly lost interest in that tedious process and decided to take the rest of the day off from my blog.

Anyway, now I’m ready to answer Melanie’s questions.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Probably writing, reading, and commenting on posts.

What job would you be terrible at?

No butts about it: a proctologist.9F3BBE27-41ED-46F0-9693-67663EC93104

When was the last time you climbed a tree?

I’d have to guess, but maybe around 30 years ago when I bought my son a rubber band elastic powered glider airplane that he almost immediately flew into the branches of a tree in our backyard. It was stuck up there and I had to climb the tree to get it down.4B93A693-3D36-4D87-977E-686486C6C35A

Do you count your steps?

Well, I don’t actually physically count my steps, but I have an iPhone and wear an Apple Watch, and they each count my steps for me.  Yesterday, according to my Apple Watch, I logged 9,468 steps.

Bonus question (just because it’s really silly)   What’s the dumbest way you’ve injured yourself?

When I was a kid and had a paper delivery route. I overslept one morning so I was rushing to get my papers delivered and I was running up the front concrete steps of one of the houses I was delivering to. I was wearing my Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers and kicked one of the steps really hard and broke my big toe.9e42a231-3bde-4725-9a9f-f726e4e470de.jpeg