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Share Your World–Week 29

Have you ever been in a submarine?  If you haven’t, would you want to?

Nope, not planning on it either.  Claustrophobia and panic attacks don’t do well in an area where I can’t escape quickly and easily.

Are you a listener or talker?

I used to be a talker, whether I had something to actually say or not.  I can remember my mom telling a story from when I was real little.  We were at the pediatrician’s office and he told me that if I didn’t stop talking so much my tongue would get sunburned, lol.

This has changed over time though.  I’ve learned that you can learn more by being quiet and listening to what others are saying than you can by hogging the conversation..  You also find more to laugh about because you can see it when others realize they’ve said or done something wrong; their reactions can be quite hilarious.

Do you prefer crunchy peanut butter or smooth peanut butter?   Anything with your peanut butter?

Creamy, of course.  The only thing I require is a spoon :D.

Have you ever been drunk?

Many years ago.  Young, stupid but not so stupid as to not do my drinking at a friend’s place where he wouldn’t be driving and their was a nice toilet handy for the morning after.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m finding the UBC-banner3 to be easier than I thought it would be although this weekly one is a little harder since the email comes through a little funny so I miss it more often than not.

I’m looking forward to continuing both of these challenges and, well, just continuing to wake each morning.


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Zits | By Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Zits | By Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman.

My boyfriend brought this home from work with him today.

It is our true life story, lmao.

Quite often I’ll get a massage at bed time and frequently I will either be a puddle of goo or fall asleep at his ministrations.

Yes, his hands should be insured and I’m not the only one who thinks so.

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Hey everyone, I just thought I would plug my brother’s company on here.

K.C. YardCare is my brother and he does a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

He’s based in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge area of Ontario, Canada so if any of you want to take a look at his site just click on his Company name to take you to his website.

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Share Your World–Week 28


Have you ever been a participant in a parade? What did you do?

Yup.  Way back when I was a teen.  All I can remember is riding my bike, lol.

If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?

I would go.  I’ve always wanted to go but never had the money or someone to go with.

Why did you start your blog?

A place for my fanfiction stories where the M rating wasn’t policed by the ‘ooooooooo, this has adult content so we should report it so it will be deleted’ police.

What is your favorite tradition? (family tradition, church tradition, whatever)

Things have changed so much in my family life over the last six years so any traditions I had are no longer :( and I haven’t picked up any new ones.

I think the best one, which came about only because my parents (and them me as a parent) wanted a little peace and quiet on Christmas Eve.  My parents would let us kids open one present on Christmas Eve and I passed that on to my kids.  It’s much better than listening to a litany of ‘is it time yet?’ “has he come yet?” ‘can we open a gift yet Mom?’

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I think we’re all grateful for the slightly cooler weather which has taken my mind back to when we first moved here in 1975.  The temperatures then were much more moderate and humidity was an unknown entity.  I’m grateful one of my son’s has found a job he’s enjoying for the  moment

I am one week closer to a week’s vacation, lol.

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10 Amazing Life Lessons #5

Make Mistakes

I have made my fair share of mistakes.  Some days I think I’ve done more than my fair share, but if it weren’t for the mistakes and lessons I’ve learned from them I wouldn’t be who and what I am today.

My early 20′s was an experiment in frustration and anger.  I didn’t like myself back then; I don’t think I liked other people very much either.  It started with a bad decision when I was 18 and just snowballed until I was depressed and didn’t know which way was up any more but with the love and support of my family and a wonderful councilor  I fought my way up out of the pit I was miring myself in.

It wasn’t easy to get myself out of that pit but when I did?  The sky was bluer, the grass greener and laughter was beautiful again.

I still didn’t like myself very much but I was able to laugh; that’s a huge thing when all you’ve been able to see is darkness and despair.  (For some reason that sentence took me back to Hee Haw days, lol.)

I had to learn how to avoid or get out of hot button topics and it wasn’t until earlier this year that I was finally able to say to someone that the conversation would be changed or stopped.  I don’t think I’ve ever felt so elated about something I’ve done as I did that day and it only took me 20+ years to do it!

Just to clarify, Miriam Webster defines a hot button as: an issue that causes people to feel strong emotions (such as anger) and to argue with each other.

Pretty much anything related to politics is a hot button topic for most people

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Never mind what others do

Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record each and everyday, and you are a success. | Don Charisma.

I never realized that my life’s motto was actually part of a quote from somebody else!

I work with a bunch of people who somehow think that outworking the other shifts is what life’s all about, it isn’t.  I’ll check the count sheet at the beginning of the shift and see how much others have done but I don’t particularly care because I know what I did the last time I was there and I know I can do the same, if not better and I just go about my business and doing my own thing.

Life’s about living the best you possibly can, the heck with what other people think about what you’re doing.

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Review: Bite Me, I’m Yours

I have another book review for you :).

In case you haven’t figured it out I currently have a fascination with vampires which I doubt will go away any time soon since I’ve been fascinated with them since I was a teenager and I first read Salem’s Lot (which I still haven’t finished since my dad scared the bejeezus out of me while I was reading it!)

Bite Me, I’m Yours is here so go and enjoy.

I found this story at Net Galley.

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Review: Eyes of the Enemy

Five stars!

Awesome book!

Net Galley


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I couldn’t wait for success

I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it. | Don Charisma.

You’ve gotta love Jonathon Winters!

My love of Mr. Winters aside this quote is so true!

I would imagine that waiting for success is akin to waiting for a watched pot to boil.  In other words it’ll happen but the wait will seem to take forever because you aren’t occupying yourself with doing things to make that success happen sooner.

Of course, it might not happen if you don’t plug in the kettle or turn on the burner just like success won’t happen if you don’t do something in order to make it happen in the first place.


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Book Review: A Death Displaced

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