Share Your World…22/06/2020

Share Your World – 06/22/2020

Questions:

Have you ever ‘dined and dashed” (i.e. eaten the meal and then run out the restaurant door without paying)?

No, I had never done that. God knows, that I want to do that though!

Have you ever been in a car accident and either left the scene of the accident (providing it was a fender bender and not serious) or denied culpability for causing it when you did, (if it were minor or serious)?

As an adult, I haven’t been involved in a car accident, when I was a kid I was. It had been raining a lot this day and my mum just misjudged and we went spinning. We hit a tree, which we discovered later that the people had purposely planted that tree, because it seemed to happen a lot there. It was near a pond. I still remember what it felt like, the spinning.

(Oldie which has been asked many times before)   Have you ever found a wallet or purse or some money (over $20) in the street and just taken it, thinking ‘finders keepers, losers weepers?   Or would you be ‘good’ and hand it in?  

At the moment, I would never do that. Actually I have never done that. I’m such a square, but you know I couldn’t live with myself. What if that $20 was all that person had left over even for a week or two?. So I would hand it in.

What was the last thing you stole or shoplifted?   If you never ever considered doing that, tell us your secret!   🙂

I’m such a square, I never have,lol. I have considered it a lot, especially when I see something that’s really lovely, or a fun toy. But I don’t know why I stop myself. It might be because the things I would want to steal are really expensive. The things that I would want to steal are more like really fun toys, like your big Lego sets and those “Fur Real” toys. So I don’t think there’s a “secret” it’s just that I couldn’t get away with it,lol.


Gratitude.

Today I’m again giving folks a free pass from sharing (you’re still welcome to share if you want to of course) and re-blogging a really thought provoking post by Pam of Butterfly Sand.  This was brought to my attention by Di of Pensivity101.   Thanks to both awesome ladies for sharing a post that I’m very grateful I got to read. 

https://butterflysand.com/2020/06/21/the-domino-effect-2/

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/06/21/a-thankless-post-2/

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Share Your World – 09/06/2020

Share Your World – 06/09/2020

Share Your World

Questions:

How comfortable are you speaking in front of large groups of people?

Considering that I’m an introvert,you’d think that I would be terrified! However, if I know why I’m talking to a group, then I am normally fine. It’s the chat chit afterwards I normally struggle with afterwards.

What would be the best thing you could reasonably expect to find in a cave?

Something really usual and unique. Or food, if I’m lost,lol.

What did you think was going to be amazing but turned out to be horrible?

I thought that working in a Library would be brilliant, but I have just had so many bad experiences. Most of the workers are nice, but it always management that’s problem. I think that the workers aren’t management, for that reason. Workers actually get it, management never do. Even in a Library!

The first time I worked in a Library, they knew I didn’t have a licence. But I still got all the really bad shifts, every single Sunday. When buses took forever to come by. I’d have to leave at 11am, to make sure I’d get there by 1. Ones that went for only three hours, finishing really late at night, in the middle of winter. Then, I worked one weekend about 4 months later with another casual who started with me. She had not worked any weekends, or any of the late shifts. So I started saying no, because I had assumed all the others were saying no, they weren’t even being asked. Then I got a sick, and even though I kept them up to date with my progress, I lost my contract…But no one actually told me that. So when my Doctor said that I was ready to go back to work, I told them…For the next month and a half, nothing. I heard nothing. One of the reasons, I didn’t panic was because it was Christmas time, so I thought that one)all the shifts will be full. Two)It’s Christmas, whose going to give up money unless it’s really important. Third) Surely if I had lost my contract someone would tell me. When FINALLY someone got back to me…They blamed me -.- They had tried my phone apparently, but I must have been really busy. Considering that 95% of our conversations took place over email. I call bull. I didn’t even thank anyone for giving me the experience.

So yeah, that was my first library job. Not the greatest of starts.

Actually I have never been treated well with Libraries, only as a customer. Even when I volunteered, I left there pretty angry as well.

What’s the silliest thing you’ve observed someone get upset about?

I don’t get the whole flying the Confederate flags as patriotic. Then getting upset when people want to get rid of the Confederate flags. They are literal losers, they lost the fight to have slaves. So why the upset about getting rid of statues and flags of literal horrible people.


Gratitude: 

Please feel free to share something that gave you an uplifted spirit during this past week.  (Optional)

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Share Your World – 25/05/2020

I just wanted to point this out, because I keep forgetting to mention it. I will/have started to write the date as dd/mm/yyyy…As that is part of my world. Being Australian, we put the day first, instead of the month.

Share Your World – 05/25/2020

Share Your World

Questions:

In your opinion, does patriotism require the belief that one’s country is the greatest on earth?

No. You’ll have moments where you think it is, but nothing and nobody is perfect forever. We all have our moments.

Why is patriotism considered by some to be the highest of virtues? What is so important about love of country? Shouldn’t we be more concerned about humankind, or the planet as a whole, rather than a single country?

I think it’s more of a “pride” thing. Some people feel like they choose to live where they live, so it must be perfect, like them. They wouldn’t be living there if it wasn’t perfect. I love Australia, but I think (and I think a lot of others can relate) our current Government. Has shown the very worst flaws in our Government systems, and our Country. There’s nothing wrong with having a flaw, the problem happens when you don’t want to acknowledge it. It’s like having a cancer, all that happens if you don’t acknowledge it…well, you die.

What is the relationship between decisions and consequences?

They are related by, whatever decision you decide to take, will have some kind of action. it might be good, it might have consequences. But it all starts with that first decision.

What is social justice?

Social Justice is usually used by your every day human being. It’s kind of like taking the Law into your own hands. Most of the time, people don’t break the Law. When I think of social justice, I think of people like Martin Luther King Jr, Gandhi, Mother Teresa. People who protest peacefully, people who make the point with no violence. People who want to make a difference for others, like Greta Thunberg.

and one ‘easy’ one because those others?  Fairly difficult.

What’s one body part you wouldn’t mind losing? (told you.  Silly).

Either one arm or one leg. I think that I could get by still if I lost one of them. Okay, maybe a leg, I still want to be able to open jars, open my own packet of chips/crisps.


Gratitude:

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What is something that made you smile during the past week?

I started watching John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight”, last week. Anyways, he was talking about sports, and those missing them, those who are already over it. You have to watch the segment. All I’ll say though “Jelle’s Marble Run League”.

Share Your World 18/05/2020

Share Your World – 05/18/20

Share Your World

Questions:

What’s something you really resent paying for?

Umm…I honestly can’t think of anything. The closest I have come too is buying clothes online which then don’t really fit you properly.

 What was the most unsettling film you’ve seen?

I can’t think of one of the top of my head. The one that I can think of that comes closest. Was Hostels 2, a thriller. This group of young people get kidnapped and then they are bid for. Where they were then tortured. I don;t like horrors or thrillers, except for silent horror films. But they STILL give me nightmares. The silent film of “Phantom of the Opera”, gave me my first nightmare that I can remember. I was only there, because my partners friends all wanted to see it. They all had seen Hostel 1. I also got squeamish because, at one point, they shoot a kid in the head. Violence towards children and animals, always makes me angry.

Do you judge people?  

Too an extent, I do. I think we all do. As one gets older though, you learn to do it less and less.Well, I have been anyway,lol. I think as you get older, you…well some…care less what others think. So you tend to judge less, because you’ve “been through it” yourself. Well, some of us. I’d be a liar though if I say I never judge. I never said I was perfect!lol

Finish this sentence:  “Back in my day, we…”?

Walked 100 miles, in the snow, no shoes, we had to hunt for our school lunch…Hahaha…Back in my day…Feels so long ago now, especially with this year!


Gratitude

Please feel free to share an uplifting photo, thought or meme to show your own gratitude.   We can all use some good vibes!  

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I have found something to put in my little seeds in, which I am going to go out to get tomorrow…The best thing is, that they are biscuit containers! Our supermarket bakery, bake their own biscuits (cookies). I’m always buying a different flavour biscuit, and the containers are quiet huge. I was about to throw them out, but then I realised. I reckon I can use them for some seeds! What do you all think? I was thinking some herbs? Put some holes in the bottom? I’m not really a “garden” person,lol. The most I do is pull weeds,lol. I put a birthday card of mine to compare sizes.

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Share Your World – 11-05-2020

Share Your World – 05-11-2020

Share Your World

Questions:

  • I asked this on an award thingie I was nominated for, and I got such interesting responses, I thought I’d ask it on Share Your World too:  Do you have a favorite kind of tree?
    I guess the best I come closest to a favourite tree, is that any tree that is huge. There is something truly magnificent about a huge tree. Like a giant Sequoia, or a huge Fir or a Conifer. They remind me of Ents, or possibly a front door to an underground castle.
  • What bridges are you happy you burned?
    Oh, SO many! Usually there’s a pretty good reason I burnt a bridge.  Honestly, I don’t think that there is a burnt bridged that I would ever rebuild for. I have no problem with accepting an apology, but it doesn’t mean I have to be their friend.
  • Would you sacrifice yourself (die) for a stranger?
    It depends on the stranger, if it’s a kid, of course. If it’s a Trump, nope.
  • How have your priorities changed since the C-19 virus took over?
    I have been looking at employment a little differently. I don’t want something casual, I want something permanent, and I would love it to be permanent part-time. My ultimate dream would be to work from home. But you need money to set up that up. Hence, why I’d love to work part-time. So I can to work, get some money together and still get out of the house. Having something permanent as well, would mean, if a business at home didn’t work out. I can still contribute.
    Honestly, I would love to own “New Age” store, the ones I visit. The atmosphere is awesome, but there are none near to me. I don’t have the money to start my own business. I could see myself in a New Age store. I actually kind of was in one once, and I was really good at it. Unfortunately I did not know, the person running the store was actually trying to defraud the Government, too get more money. So when I started to tell our Australian welfare system that I was making money, that I was working. I was fired. We were getting cash in hand, I was only working once a week and I was making like $250 a day. I think it was because my friend, was jealous that I was the newcomer and I was doing way better than her. She’d make like a $100 a day. So when they asked me did no one tell you not to report it to Centrelink, she (my now ex friend) turned around and said “I told her”…She didn’t.

Gratitude Section:

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Please feel free to share your gratitude!  During this troubling time, some positive input is sorely needed, so any memes, stories, photos, or anything else you find uplifting is welcome!   Please share!   Thanks!  

What I have seen though, that is something to be very grateful. Most people have become kinder, a lot more people seem to be more comfortable reaching out for help. It’s almost like because everyone is pretty much in the same boat, people feel more easier to reach for the help. I am hoping that it will last once this is all over with.

Share Your World 20/04/2020

Share Your World 04/20/2020

Share Your World

Questions:

In your opinion what animal is the most majestic?

This is such a hard question bring down to one. There are so many different ways an animal is majestic. I think that the Giraffe, is long, elegant and lean. When you see a huge elephant tusker walk, that is majestic. A lion’s mane can be majestic when they are well taken care of. HOW DO YOU CHOOSE!lol…The coat of a melanistic colour variant of any Panthera, particularly of the leopard. I’m going to go with a black panther…

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What seemingly innocent question makes you think “It’s a trap!”?

“What do you think”…lol…Because as soon as you don’t say what they want you to say, that’s it. Especially at the moment! Then when you don’t say that they want to hear, they try to have a go at you, and that it was just their opinion, don’t attack them…blah blah blah,lol

What weird potato chip flavor that doesn’t exist would you like to try?  (NOTE:  Potato chips are called ‘crisps’ over the pond in the UK and Europe, I think.  Thanks to Sandmanjazz for reminding me we all don’t speak the same English!  😆   )

Hmm…I can’t think of any, I like all the flavours I’ve tried. I wonder if they could put together lightly salted chips and chocolate, as a flavour though. Not a chip covered in chocolate, but just the flavour. I just love chocolate and lightly salted chips/crisps/fries.


Gratitude Section (optional)

Share some gratitude with people if you like.  Images are certainly appropriate!  

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Share Your World…13/04/2020

Share Your World – 04/13/20

Share Your World

QUESTIONS:

What do you do to get rid of stress? 

I usually try to play a computer game. A lot of the time, I can get just get lost in it for hours. But then sometimes, it’s a cause of my stress to!lol. Sometimes I’ll read and get lost, but then I can get upset when it’s over,lol. Sometimes I love just listening to music and tuning everything else out. However, I’m not ever alone really. So just listening to music without getting interrupted very rarely happens. Honestly just getting out of the house can lower my stress too and getting some fresh air.

In the past people were buried with the items they would need in the afterlife, what would you want buried with you so you could use it in the afterlife?

I have a plush Lion that I’ve had as long as I can remember. I have a few pieces of jewellery that I really love wearing, a favourite dress. I’m not sure what I’d take, I just want to be with people and furbabies! ❤

What’s the opposite of a koala?  (this is strictly for fun.  I know what I came up with as an answer, but it was nonsensical.   Alaok.  See?   It’s okay to pass on this one too if you want)

A fur-less, scaly, no legged, never sleeps…thing?lol

What’s the creepiest tech out there?  (My interpretation of “tech” is app or program.  If you know what “tech” is supposed to mean, hey!  Great!   Educate us. 

Anything that can “listen” to you. It does worry me a little bit that you can be talking to someone on the phone, or in your house. Then when you get on the computer, there’s an ad for what you were just talking about!

GRATITUDE IS AN ATTITUDE

What method are you using to find your smile right now?   Please explain in detail so others might utilize the same ideas.   Some bloggers have shared a daily (weekly sometimes) method that they are using to keep their spirits up right now.   I’d love to hear from anyone who does and is successful at it!    Have a great week and stay safe!

Sometimes just staying off of social media helps a LOT. I give myself a bit of time on there and then come off again. I find giving myself a goal, that would not be part of my usual routine, is helping me. Doing something different, is getting my brain active. I think that’s the most important thing

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Share Your World – 06/04/2020

Share Your World – 04/06/2020

Share Your World

Questions:

If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make them?

I think it’s a reminder to ourselves, that we are not perfect.

How do we know that pleasure is good and pain is bad?

I think it’s that dopamine? … I think?lol

What problem or situation did TV / movies make you think would be common, but when you grew up you found out it wasn’t?

When I really think about it, it has to be the Cosby’s. Only because though they were such a beautiful family (on tv) that it made me think racism isn’t an issue. Meaning, I didn’t know it was even a thing, if that makes sense? I remember when Oprah was talking to someone about black families on tv, and how “The Cosby’s” was the first show where she saw a black man lay his head loving in the lap of his wife.

Does that make sense? I guess my answer is the opposite of the actual question,lol

If you drive, do you speed when no one is watching?   Have you ever run a red light late at night on purpose, particularly if it doesn’t seem to change very quickly?   If you don’t drive, what minor law may you have broken?

No,I would never do that. You just know that the ONE time you do it, there’s going to be police, right there. As far as I am aware, I have never broken a Law…Although I probably have done jay walking.


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What positive things are you finding to do to occupy your time right now?

I am writing and trying to organise my Discord channel, playing YouTube in the background.

World Rat Day

If you don’t like Rats, stop…

stop reading….

I’m serious…

Anyone who keeps rats as pets or companions is already in on the secret: these animals are friendly, loyal, intelligent, and very endearing. Unfortunately they’ve had a bit of bad press over the years, what with the Black Death, Bubonic Plague and a thousand Pacific islands which have had their native wildlife chewed down to ground level and beyond. What’s a few environmental and social catastrophes between friends?

Pet Rats though are the cutest little things and make for some great first time pets! I have had 3 pet rats over my life time. My mum used to breed them!

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Share Your World -03/30/20

Share Your World – 30/03/2020

Share Your World

QUESTIONS:

Pancakes, waffles or French Toast as your breakfast favorite? 

Without question, waffles. I love them all mind you, but if I had to chose, it’d be waffles. I wouldn’t be able to tell you why though. I like that just that little bit more though.

Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?

I think to some extent it does. When you think about the amount of celebrities who change their name, that we know them by. So on some level it does. I also think they we feel not a social pressure, but a certain type of pressure to be like what you were named after. Myself, I was named after Lauren Bacall. Sometimes I feel I need to be a bit more cooler…At least I’m not named Karen at this time!

Would things get better or worse if humans focused on what was going well rather than what’s going wrong?

I do believe it would go better if we focused on more things that were going well. It just does your brain good. But not like the way Trump does it. He thinks everything he does, goes well. Don’t do “going well” like Trump.

Is math(s) something that humans created or something we discovered? Is looking at reality mathematically an accurate representation of how things work?

Maybe both?lol. I think it’s kind of hard to explain, as I would not call myself “mathematical” at all,lol. It does to an extent, it also depends though…Oh god, this is complicated in my mind. I know that I think maths does accurately represent how a lot of things work, but not everything…lol. As an example, they say music and maths are very similar. So somebody who can do maths well, can also play music. HOWEVER, does that mean that someone who can do maths, also represent how and why music makes us feel how we feel when we listen to a song that makes us feel … Oh dear god, I thought…ed!lol


GRATITUDE

What are you grateful for right now?   I realize it’s difficult to be very positive right now, unless one is being positive that things are pretty awful.   Let’s spread the joy in gratitude!! 

I am honestly grateful for the Blogging community, especially the people who read mine! I had to go away and you’re all still here! Still communicating with me, although at the moment it can feel somewhat of an overabundance of communication is happening right now. It’s good and positive communication. Even this question is positive. Despite knowing that it’s not a great time, the question asks us to think of something positive and so you do. So I ask anyone who may not do the questions this week, to read this and any other blogger whose done the questions this week and think of something joyful and positive!

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