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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/09/07/share-your-world-9-7-2020/

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Here are the new questions from Melanie for SYW, plus my answers! Thanks, Melanie!

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Q & A

  1. What happened to cause you to discover ‘bullies” were real?  … Only by hearing or reading about bullies or bullying, as I’ve never known of any.
  2. Eavesdropping- When given the chance, how often do you eavesdrop?   (this may be a similar question to what some folks said they’d do with an invisibility cloak) … I’d say I eavesdrop on conversations all the time, especially when we are out and about. Same as people watching, I hear what they are saying, too.
  3. Escalators, at one time, were the ‘next big thing’. When was the last time you rode an escalator? … The last time I rode an escalator would be when we went to the large book store here in town. It’s two stories, and has an escalator (up and down) to get to more books. Plus, the bathroom is up on the second floor, too.
  4. Have you ever ‘let’ someone win in a sports competition or a board game? How did it turn out?  … I think I’m weird, in that I like other people to win, rather than me. I don’t ‘fix’ the game, but I’m not very good at them anyway, so I’m happy when someone else wins.

Melanie’s Muggle Questions:

I’m very short on time today (Sunday) so I’m borrowing from Rory and Sandmanjazz to fill the questions today:

Do our fears start with our DNA?  (Credit to Rory) … Only some of them, such as the startle reaction, or the fight or flight reaction to some kind of danger. The rest is because you’ve come across a situation that negatively impressed you, so it becomes a fear or a phobia.

If you could have your hair any colour for 24 hours, what colour would you choose?  (Credit to Sandmanjazz) … Over the years I’ve had my hair all kinds of colors, and liked them all. I like auburn/red, or burgundy, or black the best.

When do you think a person gets old?  (Credit to Rory) … Well, age in numbers could say you were of an old age, but really it’s how you feel, I think. Some days you feel fine and forget your age, and other days are just drags, and you feel much older than you are.

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© 2020 BS

Fibbing Friday – Hysterical History

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Fibbing Friday – Hysterical History

These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

Find out more at the link found below.

https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/fibbing-friday-september-4th-2020/

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I know it looks weird with all the numbers being listed wrong. All the questions are there (10), but when I space between it messes up. Anyway, here are the …

Questions & Answers

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  1. Who was the first President of the United States?  … The first president, along with every single other so called elected presidents (name doesn’t matter), were just dupes, selected as a place holder for the ruling elite. So to answer the question, the ruling elite as ‘president’ has been and always have been a conglomerate of evil doers.
  2. What was Abraham Lincoln’s best known nickname?  … Hillbilly
  3. Who’s faces are carved into Mt. Rushmore? … Larry, Moe, Curly Joe, & Shemp – The stooges
  4. What historic event started on April 19th, 1775? …  Spring time of the year always starts on that date
  5. What act of infamy is Benedict Arnold best known for? … He was the first TV star pig. Arnold appeared on “Green Acres”
  6. Who was Gen. Charles Cornwallis? … He was the head honcho of the first factory that learned to take maize, and make corn flakes cereal
  7. Why do we celebrate Labor Day? … Because it’s been awhile since our last holiday (4th of July) so we were bored and needed a reason to BBQ
  8. What is so special about the Autumnal Equinox? … Well, most automobiles come up for yearly maintenance when the seasons change to fall/winter
  9. Why do tree leaves change color in the fall?  … Because people who buy all those pumpkin spice drinks really don’t like it, so pour it out under trees.
  10. What do people mean when they say, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”? … They really mean, “Don’t stand under the apple tree or one will fall on your head.”
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© 2020 BS

 

Answer Yes or No (Never mind)

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Answer Yes or No (Never mind) 

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Update:

On second thought, I have decided to not to post any of this. Thank you for the likes and comments. 🙂

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Awhile back I found some old papers in my granny’s things, and it was very interesting to read. There are 46 pages, handwritten front and back, on notebook paper, in pen. What it is about, as far as I can understand, is that many years ago, maybe in the 1950s, my grand-dad got injured at work. I don’t know how these things work, but could be he was applying for worker’s compensation or something? Or there was a dispute about it? Whatever, the pages I have are the verbatim transcripts of the hearing, or trial, or however it came about. It’s presented in question and answer form.

I don’t know who wrote all this down, but I assume it was a relative of mine taking notes of the proceedings. I believe if I post this I will leave in the names mentioned, as all are long deceased.

What I would like, is if you would like me to post this to read or not. If it sounds kind of interesting to you, say yes, and if not so much, just say no. I’ll decide in the next few day.  If I do, I will do short entries for however many days it takes to do the whole thing.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

 

Fibbing Friday – Who Knows?

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Fibbing Friday – Who Knows?

These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

Find out more at the link found below.

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/08/28/fibbing-friday-28th-august/

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A little late on this challenge, but here goes …

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What is the difference between a gooseberry and a grape? … The size of the mud balls hanging off a dog’s belly after he’s been playing in the lake.

2. What is meant by skid row? … This is a rock band. They have some good songs!

3. Why do elephants have big ears?   … It all started with Dumbo, he needed big ears to fly. Now they all have big ears.

4. What is green and travels at thousands of miles an hour? … Pollen in the springtime. Those particles sure pack a punch with allergies.

5. What is the difference between minimum and maximum? … The size of some feminine hygiene products.

6. What is a pantry? … This is a special closet to keep underwear in.

7. What is a carnivore? … A variation of chili con carne.

8. What is another word for oriental?  … Orientation – a first step in starting a new job.

9. What is the difference between pussy willow and catkins? … I don’t see any difference – all kittens are cute. Click to view

10. What is a felony? … This is a baloney (bologna) sandwich with feta cheese.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Share Your World

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/08/31/share-your-world-8-31-2020/

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Time for another set of questions from Melanie and Roger for SYW. The first set is about Harry Potter type things, and the last ones are regular. Thanks!

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  1. Many local regions, especially rural areas where I live, have haunted houses. Have you ever spent the night in a house that was supposedly haunted? Anything ‘strange” happen?

Well yes, I have spent the night in a haunted house. Every house I’ve lived in has been haunted. I am a ghost, after all. 🙂

Strange things are always happening.

  1. The Quidditch Cup (riding broomsticks while chasing a small ball) was a huge sporting event in the land of Hogwarts. What is the largest sporting event (or concert, etc.) that you have ever attended?

Hmmm, I didn’t count how many people were in attendance, but I’ve been to large concerts, and also a college football game or two in the past.

  1. When you go for a swim, do you prefer an ocean, the seaside lakes, or a pool?

I don’t ever go for a swim. I used to when I was a kid, but only in a nice pool. I’d never ever want to get in the water of a lake, because of the horrible fish.

  1. Ron Weasley received a horrid robe to wear as formal wear to the Christmas dance at Hogwarts. Tell about the most ‘ghastly’ fashion statement that you have ever made.

I hope I’ve never worn anything ghastly!


Muggle Questions (from Melanie):

What is the last song you sang along to?

Probably the song I used for Song Lyric Sunday yesterday, which was, “Poison”, by Alice Cooper.

What was your scariest nightmare about?

Tornadoes always tornadoes after being in the F5 tornado back in 1970. I had nightmares about that for years, and even now in the springtime I’ll have another one.

What food do you crave most often?

Popcorn and nuts. I can’t eat these any more because of a medical condition, so I crave them all the time.

What’s your grossest bug story?

Bug story? I like bugs so really they don’t gross me out. Well, how about this one – I kept an insulated jug of water by the sink for use at night. It had a straw. So, I take a big sip, and feel something squirmy in my mouth. I spit it out and it was a fairly large spider! Yuck! He was okay, and I survived.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS


 

Fibbing Friday – H P ??

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Fibbing Friday – H P ??

These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

Find out more at the link found below.

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https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/fibbing-friday-august-21st-2020/

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Well, I don’t know much at all about the Harry Potter books or movies, so this might be fun to make up something silly. 🙂

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  1. Why did Harry Potter live with the Dursley’s when he wasn’t at Hogwarts?  … Because the rent was cheap?

 

  1. What was Arthur Weasley’s job at the Ministry of Magic?  … He got to draw pictures of all the magicians on a big mural?

 

  1. Why did Dobby the House Elf try to stop Harry Potter from going to Hogwarts?  … Because house flies -er- elfs – are the jealous sort.

 

  1. What did Hermione Granger’s parents do for a living?  … They worked at the local jukebox diner, making milkshakes and hamburgers.

 

  1. Why was Voldemort unable to kill Harry Potter?  … Because he was nearsighted, and needed a stronger glasses prescription so he could see Harry.

 

  1. What did Fred and George Weasley do after dropping out of Hogwarts?  … I imagine they would have formed a garage band. Either that or a lawn mowing enterprise.

 

  1. Why was Hagrid expelled from Hogwarts?  … She crawled through the air vents in the ceilings and spied on people. (she got caught)

 

  1. What did the sorcerer’s (philosopher’s) stone do, exactly?  … It started rolling down the hill, smashing everything in it’s path.

 

  1. What did Lucius Malfoy put in Ginny Weasley’s cauldron in Flourish and Blotts  … He added sugar and spice and everything nice.

 

  1. What is Harry Potter’s patronus?  … Harry’s patronus is his underpants.

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© 2020 BS

Share Your World

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/08/10/share-your-world-with-a-twist-8-10-2020/

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This week for SYW, Melanie has shared another blogger’s questions, added on to the usual questions of Monday. Thanks Melanie, and Roger… To join in and to see other entries just click the above link. 🙂

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These first questions have something to do with the ‘Harry Potter’ books and movies. Sounds interesting, even though I’ve never read any of the books, and have only see bits and pieces of the first movie.

Anyway, here are the Qs and As …

 

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This week the book OR the movie is “Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone”

Share Your World Meets Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

  1. Because of the state-wide quarantines many of the local SPCA’s are having an influx of animals. You have decided that you would love to have a new pet. Would you go the normal wizardry route and pick an owl, a cat, or a toad? Or would you become a more eccentric wizard (like Hagrid, the games keeper) and seek out a three-headed dog, a dragon, or a unicorn? Please explain your answer.

I would love to have a cat or dog. Just regular ones, not magical. I’ve had both, and they are magical all on their own, as they are sweet, soft, cute, funny, they listen with their heart, and give love and are wonderful companions.

  1. Neville Longbottom was gifted a Remembrall. This was a glass ball that would assist you in maintaining memories of things that you often forget. What would you want your Remembrall to help you remember?

This Remembrall thing sounds pretty cool. For years I’ve wished I’d kept a list from the very first book I ever read, up to the present time. This ball thing would give me the ability to remember each and every book I ever read.

  1. Professor Dumbledore gave Harry Potter an invisibility cloak that Dumbledore said was from Harry’s father. Now, you have inherited a cloak with similar powers. Would you use it? When?

Would I like a cloak to make me invisible whenever I wanted? Sure, but then I already can be invisible whenever I want to – I am a Ghost!

  1. While cleaning your attic, you have discovered the Mirror of Erised. (“Erised” is “desire” spelled backwards, as if reflected in a mirror) The Mirror of Erised is a magical mirror, which, according to Professor Dumbledore, when you gaze into it, it shows the “deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.” You have chosen to look in the mirror. What do you see?

I think I’d take a pass on just seeing into the mirror unless it could magically make it come true. In that case I’d see peace in the world between everyone, and the end to illness and accidents.

Please have a bit of fun with the answers.   Even if you aren’t a Potter fan, the questions are (to me anyway) fun ones which could be answered ‘outside of Harry Potter’s world’.   Imagination might be required though.   🙂


“Plain” Questions:

Would You Rather Live 120 Years That Are Comfortable But Boring, Or Live Half As Long, But Have An Exciting Adventure Packed Life?

I think 120 comfortable years would be best for me. I’m not up for exciting adventures.

What’s Something That Overwhelms You?

The state of the world right now.

What Do or DID You Take For Granted?

I’d say everything and nothing.

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© 2020 BS

Share Your World

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/08/03/share-your-world-8-3-2020/

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Here are the new questions for SYW from Melanie, and my answers. To join in and also see other entries just click the above link. 🙂

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What will finally break the Internet?  Do you believe it can be broken at all?

I doubt anything will actually ‘break’ the internet, but it will maybe dwindle away as something new will be invented that everyone will start to use.

What are some ‘red flags’ to watch out for in daily life?  (take it as you want)

Listen to your intuition – that feeling you get is your early warning system working for you – a red flag of something bad going to happen if you ignore it.

What’s the silliest thing someone has argued with you about?

Probably trying to decide what or where to eat lunch or dinner.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve found lying on the ground / side of the road?

A skeleton! It was a real skeleton of some little animal. I found this when I was a kid while on a hike at the lake. We were way up in the dried up weeds on  dirt trail, and I saw the poor little skeleton. I picked up all the bones and took them home. I kept them for many years, and I don’t know what finally happened to them.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS


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Here are this week’s questions from Melanie, and my answers. Thanks so much for continuing this challenge, Melanie! To join in and also see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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Where Do You Not Mind Waiting?

What Is In Your Fridge Right Now?  (you’re not required to give a comprehensive list)

If You Could Only Speak One Word Today, What Would It Be?

Would You Rather Be Trapped In An Elevator Full Of Men With BO Or Three Soaked Dogs?  (this is with the codicil that C-19 doesn’t exist)

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1. I’m not fond of waiting pretty much anywhere, but I guess waiting in line at the grocery store would be the one that isn’t so bad. (that is before the current situation and I haven’t been to a store since Feb.) This is because while in line I try to ‘read’ people and their moods. I like to spy on what they have in their baskets, and spy on their thoughts. Who knows if I’m right (I don’t ask them) but since I’m good at this ability it is fun.

2. Oh my what a question! In my fridge right now? milk, eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, butter, jelly, ketchup & other condiments, pitchers of tea, a bell pepper, carrots, onion, a roast we haven’t cooked yet.

3. Only one word for a whole day? It would probably be ‘okay’, as I already say that a lot.

4. Definitely wet dogs! When we had dogs I never minded the smell when they were wet.

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© 2020 BS

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/07/13/share-your-world-7-13-2020/

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Here are the new questions for SYW from Melanie, and my answers. Thanks so much! 🙂

To join in, and to see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun.

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What song always gets you out on the dance floor? … I’ve done a little dancing back when I was a teen, but these days, I don’t except maybe a little in the house sometimes, and almost always to this song: “Whenever, Wherever”, by Shakira.

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What’s your favorite sleeping position? … I sleep on my back, and have for many years. But … first I fall asleep sitting up in the recliner in the bedroom, then I go to bed, where I have tons of pillows including a large wedge one, so I can sleep mostly sitting up.

If you could snap your fingers and instantly make the world better, what would you do? … Take away all diseases and wars.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done, and why did you do it? … Survived the F5 tornado! I didn’t plan on being in that tornado, and I hope to never be again.
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© 2020 BS