CALIFORNIA IS FOREIGN SOIL … NO REALLY. IT IS.

Cee’s Share Your World – 2014 Week 19

Do you prefer shopping or going to a park?

Being poor has taken the sparkle out of shopping. I do most of it online. Shopping excursions are limited to buying groceries and other things that require putting in a personal appearance. If I had my druthers (whatever they are), I’d never go shopping.

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So park it is. I can take pretty pictures in a park and most shopping doesn’t offer photo ops.

What is the highest score you’ve ever made in bowling? Actual or virtually played.

Bowling? Like what I last did more than 40 years ago? I think it was around 150 and that was a fluke. Never tried virtual bowling. I wasn’t that fond of the real thing.

Name the foreign countries you’ve been to.

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • St. Martin
  • Nassau (Bahamas)
  • San Francisco
  • Hollywood
  • Disney World
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Aruba
  • Anguilla
  • Israel
  • England
  • Wales
  • Ireland

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Do stopovers at airports count? If so, add France, Italy, Belgium and Greece. Also Las Vegas and Texas which are pretty foreign to me.

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less.

We are all doomed, so let’s party!



Categories: Challenges, Humor, Photography, Shopping

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20 replies

  1. Hey, you are popular with the California crowd, how did that happen? Ha!

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  2. Bowling? Bowling?? Geez, I remember watching Don Carter on a small b&w TV set at someone’s house in the early 50’s. Carter was the Babe Ruth of pro bowling. In my mid teens, I set pins in the church’s bowling alley in the basement. The days of manual pin setting. I set pins mostly for women. The family jewels were in jeopardy frequently. I am NOT a bowling fan!

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  3. Here’s the main thing that struck me as different. You and I come from a place where folks dropped in on each other.., at least that’s what we did and it was nice. I like people and always enjoyed when someone stopped by to chat. We didn’t consider it an invasion or inconvenience.., well maybe once in a rare while, but not often. it was a neighborhood kinda thing.

    California is way different, at least in my experience. Seems folks keep to themselves and often don’t know their next door neighbor.., and if they do it’s usually in a very casual minimal way. It seems each household is its own separate world. Funnily enough when I connected up with someone in an uncharacteristically easy way in CA.., invariably they were from back East and as hungry as I was for contact. I’m sure there are real neighborhoods somewhere in CA, I just don’t know where?

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    • Maybe in the smaller cities? Or in the suburban areas? You don’t see anything but the major “spots” when you visit as a tourist … and when I went for work, I mostly worked and didn’t see anything except the place I was working and the hotel at which I was staying. Not much socializing got done!

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  4. I grew up in Southern California….And now I wouldn’t want to go back….it is a different world. I hate shopping too. Amazon.com is my favorite store. 🙂

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  5. All the countries you stated BUT Texas are foreign to me! Lol I like the “…let’s party.” part. Good job! 😀

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  6. Ah, I see you got a picture of one of our infamous yard…. er, sidewalk sales at Mecca! It’s the best way to get rid of clearanced merchandise since it will all eventually either be bought, stolen, or get rained on allowing us to return it to the distributor for reimbuirsement….

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  7. I think mu new mantra is “we’re all doomed, let’s party” !! Thanks for that. Disney World is DEFINITELY a foreign country 😀

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  8. Hmm. Now that I’m a Californian, does that make me a foreigner? If so, that would be, as you folks in Boston say, wicked awesome. Hey, did you hear about that new electronic message on the Mass Pike reminding drivers to “Use Yah Blinkah”? That, too, is wicked awesome.

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