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Share Your World

Share Your World

If aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you home with them, would you go? (remember this is SYW, they are friendly aliens)

No, I wouldn’t. I saw that To Serve Man episode of The Twilight Zone. I’m no fool.

How tall are you? Are you satisfied with your height?

6 feet. Yeah, I’m satisfied.

Do you think you could live without your smartphone (or other technology item) for 24 hours?

My laptop died over a year ago. I didn’t get a new one. I’ve been doing everything on my iPad, kindle, and phone. It’s worked out okay. I forgot my phone at home 2 weeks ago. The first hour was strange. Then I got over it. It was just one work shift. Just like everything else, I suppose I could assimilate over time. I could definitely survive 24 hours. I have books.

I must admit, I need my music. I would miss my iTunes, Amazon Music, Echo, and streaming sites the most. I do have a record player and CD player. I guess I could make do with that.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I saw a Rothko painting in person. I ❤️ him.

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Welcome to Ooky Booky

Three Things Challenge

The words are eggplant, jellyfish, space

I’d always wanted to go into space, ever since I was a kid. And now, here I was. We’d been invited, via late 21st century Space technology – that I won’t explain here because you probably wouldn’t understand it – to travel to a planet called Ooky Booky. On earth we called it AlphaBetaGamma47658. By the same token, they called out planet Whatabunchofdumbassmorons, instead of Earth.

When we landed, we were greeted by the president of their free world. His name was Ronald McDonald Dump, and he looked like a giant Eggplant. Purple face, purple hair. With him was his wife, Melancholy.

“Welcome to our, um, er, planet”‘ he said.

“Thanks, but are we really welcome here”?

“Maybe you are, maybe you aren’t. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens”, he said.

As we conversed – me coherently, him all wish-washy – I noticed a group of what looked like Jellyfish being packed into a big vehicle.

“Who are they”?, I asked.

“They’re the jellyfish people. We’re sending them back to Jellico”.

“Why”, I asked.

“Because they’re not purple and they talk funny. Next week we’ll be burning all of the books, because smart people write them and I don’t understand what they’re saying”.

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Capri Sunset Can Be Deadly

This is my contribution to Three Things Challenge for 6/12

The words are snowflake, heater, fingernail

It was the coldest day in December as I walked the streets of downtown on my way to Ruby’s. Kids were having snowball fights and cars were sliding off the road. I saw a cop out of the corner of my eye, but didn’t get nervous. I needed to stay calm.

As I approached Ruby’s Nail Salon and Beauty Emporium, a snowflake fell on my hand as I pulled out my heater. No turning back now. I opened the door and fired a shot. Ruby had been working on the left index fingernail of the Mayor’s wife, but now lay slumped on the floor, soon to become a chalk outline.

“Why did you do it?”, asked the Mayor’s wife, after everyone had stopped screaming.

I shoved the gun back into my pocket and showed her my hands. “I asked for Hot Pink, and the bitch painted my nails Capri Sunset”.

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Share Your World

Share Your World

If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?

Probably Rene Magritte, or Man Ray. I would say Van Gogh, but he seems like the type of person who would just wear you out.

60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why?

Probably the 60s. More for style and decor. Mid-century modern and all of that atomic decor was the best. Also, all of my family was still alive. And they were young. The cons would be the structure of society at the time. All of the stuff we were going through. Although, you can pretty much say that about any decade. Even this one.

When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?

I don’t really know. I figure I won’t be here, so what do I care what people say or think.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. Even though I oftentimes will add photos to my answers, it is not a requirement to in Share your World.

Well, I got a tax check from the government, so that was pretty groovy.