Share Your World 5-20-19

Melanie of Sparks from a Combustible Mind has asked her questions for this week’s share Your World

Some Silly Questions:

Is it better to suspect something (bad or hurtful) and not know or to have your worst fears confirmed by sure knowledge?

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I would be happy not knowing for sure. Suspicion is also not desirable, but if I suspect something, I would rather give them the benefit of doubt.

What makes you laugh aloud?   Crack up?   Laugh until your sides split?   When was the last time you had a great big belly laugh?

Little things make me laugh and smile. Some old comedies, movie clips or antics of children make me laugh out loud. I am not a big belly laugher but I laugh till my eyes water.

Do you suppose Noah had woodpeckers in the ark?  If he did, where did he keep them?   Apologies to the Darwinians in the crowd…this is merely for fun, okay?

The birds would have followed the ship in air! Otherwise they might have been eaten by other animals.

Why is “Charlie” short for “Charles when they are the same number of letters?

Because Charlie has just two syllables and Charles has three!

Thankful, Joyful, Grateful

What  happened in your world this past week that made you feel thankful, joyful or grateful?

I am grateful that we all are healthy, the babies are growing up gradually and the weather is kind. What else could one want.

And I am going to Seattle to spend time with my elder daughter and her son!

Written in response to;

Share your world 5-20-19

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A blustery day

It is rather a blustery day

The wind is so strong and forceful

Like a fervent speech from a leader

But Winnie and his friends are safe

Be it windy or foggy they keep an eye on friends

Looking after each other and providing support

There is nothing disingenuous about their friendship

In hundred acres wood they all care for each other

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt;

Fervent

FOWC;

Disingenuous

RDP;

Blustery

Word of the day challenge;

Fog

#keepitalve

#fowc

#rdp

Question Fun # Adventuring

Another installment of Question Fun from Rory, aka Bloke

Today’s topic is ………….. Adventuring, Exploration and Travel/ling

What are five [in your eyes only] top quality Adventure films?

1. Raiders of the lost ark. The first three definitely are top of my list.The best thing about these movies, except the last one was Indiana Jones!

2. Star Wars. The first three movies of the series ( which in the chronological order are 4-6 ) are the best. And now the latest series are good too. Not great, mind you. Do I need to say why! I thing every one knows why they were the most interesting adventure movies.

3. Lord of the rings. Most unique and interesting story ever. All the characters from all the stories we have read but so wonderfully written and then produced as a series of movies.

Together these make around fifteen movies.

[Please provide links and say why you think they are]

What would be your ideal Adventure [not holiday – Adventure]

Going shopping in holiday season!

If you were planning your Adventure of a Lifetime which is the best season for you to go?

Summer would be better if I am going to climb Mount Everest.

What kind of activities do you enjoy doing and what would you never do?

I am good at sitting and watching. I am not too keen on climbing mountains because of my knees. Hunting is a thing I would never do. I would shoot only with a camera.

If you could live anywhere in the world for a year out of the answers below, where would you choose?

In a Castle

Under the Sea

In a Forest

In a Dungeon

On an Alien Planet

On the side of an Active Volcano

In a castle. The rest of the options don’t feel like they would be comfortable.

What are three great adventure quotes?

1. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

-Helen Keller

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

-Mark Twain

“‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

-J.R.R Tolkien

America is named after?

History tells us, and has done for years, that the name of America came from one Amerigo Vespucci, a Florentine transatlantic explorer who was a navigator with Christopher Columbus in 1499, and the first geographer to realise that the Americas were separate continents.

Broome’s book Terra Incognita – The True Story of How America Got Its Name presents the argument that America was named after wealthy Bristol merchant Richard Amerike, who was an overseas trader living just outside the city in Long Ashton.

Who reached North America first out of the following people’s?

Spanish, British, Vikings, Portuguese

Vikings, but some say that the Chinese came even before that.

What was Christopher Columbus’s aim of  his second voyage to the New world?

To colonize and conquer.

What happened to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan?

It fell in ruins with time and The new Mexico City is built over its ruins.

What was the most exciting Adventure you have ever been on?

My trip to Istanbul with a couple of my friends.

Where in the world have you had the most fun exploring as an adult?

The most fun I can and have had was in my imagination. No place like it on the earth.

When in Rome, one does as the Roman’s do, however When on a Sandy Beach,  one does ……….. ?

Play in the waves. Make sand castle and don’t get sunburned!

Whilst out and about exploring on an adventure, what is the most scariest thing that has happened to you?

Lost my way, and didn’t know the language.

Of the following choices which would you prefer to explore?

A sunken city

A lost city

A forgotten city

An uninhabited island

A lost city.

Why did you pick your option above, what appealed?

Because it was lost. The charm of finding something and then exploring it!

Would you rather swim with sharks or dolphins?

I am a tame person, so I would prefer sharks!

What’s the worst piece of travel advice you have ever received?

Don’t try the local cuisine!

What’s the best piece of travel advice you have ever received?

Take all your meds with you. You may not be able to get any from where you are going.

What is on the top of your bucket list?

Conquering Mount Everest!

Best musical track you can think of for each of the following: exploration, adventuring or travelling? [Please provide links]

Any music that I am in mood for.

How many countries [or States/Counties] have you visited – please list.

Too many!

Three items you simply could not travel without?

My meds, my clothes and MONEY!

In response to:

Question Fun #Adventuring

#keepitalive

Tale Weaver #223–Search May 16/19

I have a belief.

That people belonging to the Zodiac sign, Libra cannot find something which is under their noses.

This is a …. fact. Verified by the many people belonging to this sign. I have family members and close friends who are Libras and they ALL exhibit this remarkable quality.

If you tell them where something is, they won’t find it. If you give detailed instructions as how to find it, they won’t. Even if you draw a map and give it to them, they …… won’t find it.

It not that they are any less intelligent then others, or they are shortsighted. Nopes!

They just can’t find lost, misplaced or even things which are right in front of their noses, literally!

I have met many people from this Sun Sign and they all are like that. Some even admit to it. Other won’t but if you put it to test, I will be proved right.

So they will search for something for ages, which is laying there right in front of them.

Interesting, isn’t it.

In response to;

MLMM-Tale Weaver #223-Search

The prompt;

We all spend times in our lives searching for something be it, love, the way home, the past, the list goes on.

The task this week is to weave a tale in which ‘search’ features. Go where the prompt takes you and have fun.

#keepitalive

#mlmm

#taleweaver

50 Words Thursday # 20

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I always want to frighten them more.

(Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived In The Castle 38)

The castle is open to the public on every Monday. People queue up, pay an entrance fee and are given a guided tour by one of the oldest employ of the family, their trusted butler. Special places of interest are the towers, especially the north tower which is the highest. It faces the woods at the back of the estate and the view from there is quite gloomy. But there is a story attached to this which is a major tourist attraction. The butler tells the tale of the suicide of one of the daughters of the family long ago, embellishing it with gory details. He has introduced a villain in the story, of his own making and has also added other details to make it more believable.When asked why he would make an already tragic story more so, he would say brazenly “I always want to frighten them more

Word count:150

In response to;

50 Words Thursday #20

A Prompt by Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith

#keepitalive

#50wordsthurs

Curious George

The word curious reminds me of Curious George

It opens a vault of memories most enjoyable

We, that is I and my grandson would see this program

On the Television every Saturday, laughing and smiling

In his innocence and curiosity, the lovable monkey

Would teach us a lot of life lessons and it’s ironies

He would make a spectacular splash and create chaos

Then in his desire to put everything alright again

More adorable and funny adventures would ensue

Sadly my grandson has out grown his fascination with him

But I still enjoy this program when ever I get a chance

 

 

in response to the following prompts;

FOWC;

Curious

Your daily word prompt;

Irony

RDP;

Splash

Word of the day challenge;

Vault

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

Question Fun#3

Today’s topic is ………….. Food Glorious Food

What is the best recipe containing whipped cream, strawberries and lashings of chocolate?

Strawberries with whipped cream drizzled with chocolate ganache.

How many different colours of food can you think of on the top of your head without Googling the answers?

White, green, orange, pink, red, purple, brown, black, blue, yellow, peach, gravy, chili……..

I am [a] ____________CheF?

Not a chef!

Really bad, practically hopeless

Not Bad, but awfully clumsy

About average ‘toast is a meal, right’

Above average, at least l don’t burn toast

Pretty damn good if l say so myself

Hot Kitchen Supremo and can master any dish blinfolded, with both arms tied behind my back and my feet in concrete boots

What is the one dish that no matter how hard you try you simply cannot master?

Any dish which I want to impress people with, will come horribly wrong. If I am cooking for myself of just family, it is going to be good or at least, okay!

In your wise opinion, what are five main ingredients that could feed a family for a week with an assortments of recipes?

Rice, pasta, vegetable milk and bread.

Wine only meant for the drinking or the cooking?

Neither for my kitchen. It is alcohol free!

What are three brilliant food quotes?

1.Life is too short, eat dessert first.

2.Cooking brings the whole family together and sometimes even mends the broken bonds.

3.If you don’t know how to cook, no worries, there is always the option of ordering in!

Have you eaten any of the following?

Snails, frogs legs, fugu, eyeballs, crispy tarantulas, squid, chocolate covered ants, jellied moose nose, huitlacoche, airag, Casu marzu, Century egg, Stargazey Pie, ostrich egg, alligator, locusts and if none of those what then is the wierdest food you have ever consumed and lived to write about it now?

None of the above. I eat mostly vegetables and fruits.

What is umami?

A brother of ennui?

What colour is the French wine Beaujolais?

Purple?

What is a great musical track that always makes you think of food?

Strawberries and cherries……

From which cactus is tequila made?

Cactus.

Why on earth is blue cheese blue and red cheese red, how so?

They are both undergoing chemical transformation by the invading yeast cells.

What is a pisang when it is at home with the family?

Pisang and the gang!

What is it about baked beans, why do they make you fart and why does asparagus make your pee smell, well ………….odd?

Too much sulfur dioxide in them.

Okay, Pita when not meaning ‘Pain in the ass’ what does this Greek word really mean?

I only know that pita and hummus is a heavenly combination.

Who loves Ben & Jerry ice cream? i am pretty sure l know of at least three of my readership who love this brand, so there should be no reason not to know the answer to this question?  Which one of the following is NOT one of their recipes?

Birthday Cake/BM’s One Love/Civet Coffeecrumbles/Half Baked/Caramel Chew Chew

I wanted to take ask a friend option and tried to get in touch with Fandango who is an expert of Ben &Jerry. But he wasn’t responding so I think none or all of them.

What is Seitan when it is not terrorising the neighbourhood and What is Lupin if not a cousin of the werewolf?

Seitan is a wheat protein and Lupin is a flower ( courtesy-google)

Of the following which is are the fermented food stuffs?

I think Matcha.

Sauerkraut/Kefir/Kombucha/Matcha 

Why does fish smell so fishy and so very fishy at that?

They don’t have soap to wash themselves. Just a bath in water doesn’t do the trick.

in response to;

Question Fun #3

A fun game by Rory

Question Fun Directory

Welcome to Question Fun The Twice Weekly Game!

An easy game, and more so if you love questions!  Each game has a topic, and then there are 19 questions relating to the topic – they can be visual, musical, personal, professional, topical, serious, thought provoking, fun, weird and even wacky – the questions will cover all fields and there is no structure to follow, so it could orderly one day and completely random the next time you play!

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday May 11-2019

I love tea made the old fashioned way. Where you put the tea leaves in a warm teapot and let it sit for a while, preferably under a tea cosy. Then you strain it through a strainer and add milk and honey. You need a couple of cucumber sandwiches or scones with clotted cream to enjoy this cup of tea. And naturally there has to be another cup to wash down all those sandwiches and scones. One can restrain oneself from overindulgence but this needs super will-power. Exercising will-power puts a lot of strain on our minds and those of us who have a weak self-restrain can succumb to temptation in a short time. Anyway all this writing about food and tea has my tastebuds straining to ingest some lip smacking food, so chow!

In response to; A prompt by Linda G Hill

Stream of Consciousness Saturday May 11-2019

Prompt;

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “strain.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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#socs

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #86–

They say that it is bleeding edge if it is something new and untested. Previously it was the cutting edge. Why people equate the latest in the technology with something which indicates bloodshed and harm? It must have some deep psychological connection.

The technology is not always useful. It can cause harm too. When someone discovers a new way to perform a function, there is a lot of hype about it. It’s advantages are extolled and the virtues are enumerated. After using this for some time, we discover all the disadvantages of the latest tech. Now back to the drawing board to come up with another Fantastic idea. This is the name of the game.

So I guess, bleeding edge technology would signify that if you are not careful while using it, you can bleed your heart out! Well jokes aside, we should be careful while embracing newest and fresh off the scientific lab techs, as anything that has not been adequately tested can be a potential hazard.

In response to;

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #86

PROMPT

This week’s prompt consists of two words –

BLEEDING EDGE

The dictionary meaning is

the very forefront of technological development.

However, I can visualize many more applications of the word. Go where your imagination takes you.

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#reenasexplorationchallange

One Liner Wednesday May 8-2019

” It takes patience to listen…. it takes skill to pretend you’re listening

Have you ever been in a situation where you are trapped in a corner and have to listen to a monologue which is putting you to sleep. Acquire this skill.

In response to;

One Liner Wednesday May 8/2019

A prompt by Linda G Hill

#keepitalive

#1linerweds