Today’s challenge is light and dark, and I’ve found two pics to fit.
Cee’s photo challenge this time is to find pics with vibrant colors. Here we go…
Sorry to get so wordy on y’all. Will try to edit it down next time. 🤣
What Is Your Favorite Beverage? (for those who really dislike “favorite” questions, hey, time to time, one just pops in and will not be denied).
– Constant Comment black tea with orange, hot with milk. If it’s beastly hot, then plain iced tea. I also love Coke and diet Coke, and occasional coffee when my tummy doesn’t get upset from it.
What Is Your Interpretation of “The Golden Rule”? Are there ramifications to breaking it?
– Despite all my TMI bloggery, I’m a MYOB type. I don’t ask a lot from people and I don’t expect much from them in return. I guess I would say do not unto others and I will get enraged when my boundaries are broken, since I’m careful to respect other people’s.
Sunrise person or sunset person?
– Love them both, and skyporn generally (cool pics of clouds). But I am more of a morning person usually.
Do people in modern society anthropomorphize animals too much?
– Let me ask Gatsby, my feline life partner.
What Were You Grateful For During the Past Week?
– Meh. That it wasn’t worse, I guess.
Why Are We Writing Some Of These Questions In All Caps, but not otters? Stay tuned! Perhaps this mystery shall be solved in a future edition of… Share Your World!
Lotta questions from a new blog I’m following, so much extra you don’t need to know about me, but you will read to the end, yes? I lazily stole the intro para and links from Fandango:
“Blogger Melanie, over at Sparks from a Combustible Mind, posted a series of questions (along with her answers) on the philosophy of living life that she got from A Guy Called Bloke. As one of the great life philosophers in the blogosphere, I felt compelled to respond. So here goes.”
Q1] What is your take on ‘free will?’
Mythical, like a unicorn.
Q2] We all ask ourselves at one time or another what is the point? So what is the point to our existence?
There is no point. It’s all meaningless. Might as well have another donut. You know you will anyway (see Q1).
Q3] What is your belief on fate and Karma?
Good concepts for poetry and fiction.
Q4] As a species, how do you think humans will become extinct or do you believe that we will not?
Whoops, forgot to answer this one first time around. Sorry. I’m operating on four hours of sleep. I think there will be a mass extinction event, such as a meteor strike or an incurable fatal plague epidemic. Or maybe we will end up in a nuclear WW3.
Q5] What is your belief with regards the meaning of life?
Q6] Ok, fess up, do you believe in aliens from outer space – is there really other life out there in the far reaching galaxies beyond our own?
Q7] What is your best quote for ‘living life?’
“Life is short; eat dessert first.”
Q8] What doesn’t kill us – makes us stronger – yes or no? Explain.
Depends what it is. Divorce? Alligator? Nuclear bomb?
Q9] What would you say have been your biggest successes in life?
Raising children to be good people.
Q10] If you could find out the exact time and cause of your death – would you want to know?
Q11] Is it more important to help yourself, help your family, help your society, or help the world?
Each of these doesn’t have to exclude the others.
Q12] If humanity was put on trial by an advanced race of aliens, how would you defend humanity and argue for its continued existence?
It would be difficult right now.
Q13] What is the biggest waste of human potential?
All the technology used to destroy and divide instead of help, build, save, feed, clothe, house, etc.
Q14] We often see those that write ‘what would you say to a younger you?’ However, what would you say today to a future you?
Your bangs are crooked.
Q15] Why do you think that as a species, humans need to believe in something? Be this religion, fate, karma, magical, mystique, and so on.
I don’t, but I get that it’s too hard for some people to cope with falling into the abyss of nothingness. It’s not scary though ~ it’s just like before you were born. Nothing.
Q16] If we could not retain any of our memories – who would we be?
Nobody, like one music note at a time by itself, having no relationship to other notes.
Q17] Time is such an important part of our world, but do you think you would notice if time was altered in any way?
It already is going faster, as I perceive it.
Q18] How important is play in living a healthy and fulfilling life?
I play a lot of games.
Q19] With no laws or rules to influence your behavior, how do you think you would behave?
I’d be even more terrified of other people, since so many of them disobey the laws and rules we have now. I’d probably have to buy a gun and kill lots of them. /shrug
Q20] Are you deleting any questions, if so which ones?
Q21] Should euthanasia be legal? Why or why not?
Yes. There should be safeguards of course, but if an adult who is terminally ill or has a horribly painful or debilitating condition wants to end their suffering sooner than later, that’s their biz. Remember that life is terminal regardless ~ it’s just a matter of when. There’s no getting around this fact.
…I like to read about the British Royal Family.
There, I said it. Whew! Confession is good for the soul. 😀
Whenever I see an article about a pretty frock Princess Whozis is wearing, I click on that. I want to read more. Is she wearing pantyhose like she’s supposed to? I need to know (if not, I hope the Queen won’t haz a mad). What about shooze? Do they match the dress perfectly or are they black or nude? I like to find out.
I read about the cute lovey nicknames the couples have for each otter, their adorable kids, that time they broke up (oh sads), etc. I smile to see pics of their shiny happiness. And I love all the bright colors the Queen wears. She rocks.
I especially like reading these tidbits now. They’re like M&Ms sprinkled in our shit salad of news… one dripping horror slice after another about the deranged narcissist POTUS, his spineless enablers, the rise of white supremacy, the constant random shootings, the nonstop domestic violence, the weekly overdoses/deaths of celebs, the never-ending wars, on and on.
Yeah. More fluff pieces on fancy hats, please and thank you.
When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
-Some emotionally distressing thing that I will listen to nonjudgmentally
What takes up too much of your time?
What do you wish you knew more about?
-How to fall asleep
What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?
-Now that was a great night’s sleep! Where’s my phone?
What are some small things that make your day better?
-Catnaps and cats
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
-Oldies mix from the 60s or 70s
What’s the best way to start the day?
What shows are you into?
-Waiting for the end of GOT
What TV channel doesn’t exist but really should?
-Dunno, only have internet
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
What age do you wish you could permanently be?
What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch?
-Historical borings, gory horror, animated, preachy, most other stuff…
What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?
-Pampered at a luxury spa
What is something that is considered a luxury, but you don’t think you could live without?
What’s your claim to fame?
-I dumped Facebook
What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
What’s your favorite genre of book or movie?
-Lately suspense (shocking!)
How often do you people watch?
-Not much, would rather read
What have you only recently formed an opinion about?
What’s the best single day on the calendar?
-Every day is a good day to be single
What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
How do you relax after a hard day of work?
-Stare at more screens like a boneless zombie
What was the best book or series that you’ve ever read?
–The Unbearable Lightness of Being
What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
What is the most heartwarming thing you’ve ever seen?
-My girls being awesome to each other
What is the most annoying question that people ask you?
-“Have you tried [whatever thing] for your migraines?”
This series is all about lime, also one of my favorite colors (and flavors)! Back in the day, I had loads of lime green clothes, and even some lime boots, but I don’t have the patience to look for photos in the various archives. Idk why everything has become so disorganized in the clouds. 🙁
Anyway, here is a refreshing cucumber minty drink… from somewhere, probably at the Irvine Spectrum. Dunno when.
And here are some pretty lime green tchotchkes from the tea shop up in NorCal where my daughter took me for a lovely Mom’s afternoon in 2015.
This is Gatsby snoozing behind some lime towels as he likes to do. This photo is a couple years old. I’ve replaced many of my towels now with turquoise ones, which is a great combo with lime, btw.
I guess I will have to add “organize cloud photos” to my list of things to do. Bummer. That will really interrupt my project of staring at the wall. I’ve been making great progress, which is why my blogging’s been a bit light.
Up ahead in the distance,
Someone was cooking with spice.
My mouth watered and my eyes grew big;
I had found my snack for tonight.
There she stood in the doorway…
I heard the oven bell.
She said how about some noodles?
I spied a hidden chocolate pie shell.
Then she lit up a candle
And said Happy Birthday!
The robots danced in the courtyard,
All in honor of PJ!
(Bet ya didn’t see that coming.)