Share Your World – 2014 Week 17
Time for another round of sharing.
What are some words that just make you smile?
Shirley or surely. Reminds me of “Airplane” and that always makes me smile.
“Walk this way.” A Mel Brooks classic line appearing in at least
three four of his movies. Extra points if you can name them!
Finally, anytime anyone in any cop show says “Stay in the car,” it sends Garry and I into fits of laughter. Because they never stay in the car and you have to wonder why anyone would bother to put it into a script … or how an actor can say it with a straight face!
When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?
If it’s dark, I grab a flashlight first because I have to find matches. No problem finding candles. I’ve got candles all over the house, but matches are a different issue and finding them can be more of a challenge. I have no idea how many flashlights we have, but we have two that I can find quickly and which actually work. There are many more lurking in dark corners, probably with dead batteries.
What is the longest book you ever read?
Thomas Wolfe’ “Look Homeward, Angel” is a contender … but since I read that (more than 50 years ago), I’ve read some very long science fiction/fantasy books. Anything by Robert Jordan is a probably winner in this category!
And then there was the original 18 volumes in one binding “Jean Christophe” by Romaine Rolland. I read it, though involuntarily because Mom figured if the author won a Nobel Prize, it had to be good. It was good, but also really long.
“Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945” by Tony Judt at just over 900 pages is also a competitor. But worth the investment of time and attention.
So you win a pet monkey at a fair, but this isn’t just any old monkey. It can do one trick for you whenever you want from getting a pop out of the fridge to washing your hair. What would be the trick?
I’m sort of a dog and cat kind of gal. I can’t imagine having a monkey for a pet. Sorry.