Share Your World, HP 9-22-2020

Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions 

Have you ever driven the wrong way on a one-way street? How did this come about?

Yes, but the no-entry sign was in Hebrew and I hadn’t learned to read it yet.

As a kid, did you ever decide to run away? Did you have a plan? Take a pet? Sandwiches?

I thought about running away, but it was pointless. Where would I go? I had no money and my family would just send me home because they didn’t “get it.” Children living in abusive homes rarely have a family that gets it.

My mother eventually got it, but by then, I was a teenager and I moved out of the house soon thereafter and never went back, except when my mother was dying of cancer.

You suddenly found you have a hidden talent for playing a musical instrument. What musical instrument do you hope that accompanies your talent? Any particular song?

I already play the piano and the guitar (badly). I would have liked to play the piano better. I played pretty well, but pretty well isn’t good enough, not in the classical music world.

Do you accessorize with jewelry? There was an opal necklace (cursed) and Slytherin’s locket (also cursed) in the Potter story. Have you had any heirloom jewelry passed down through the generations? Is it more ‘keepsake’ or do you wear it on occasion? (Hopefully, yours was not cursed?)

I inherited a lot of jewelry from my mother and I still have most of it. I don’t wear it much because it’s fancier than the way I dress. I’m kind of denim and sweatpants. My mother was more taffeta and everything matched. And fit perfectly because she made all her own clothing. Different generations. It is beautiful jewelry, but it’s not quite me.

Melanie’s Ordinary Muggle Questions:

What ingredients go into YOUR favorite salad?

Itty-bitty tomatoes, a few mixed greens, sliced cucumbers. Not very exciting. Oh, maybe some cooked, chilled asparagus, if it’s available and raw spinach can make a nice touch too. But I don’t like strange un-saladly things in there. If you have hard boiled eggs, make deviled eggs. If you have leftover chicken, make chicken salad or chicken soup. And I don’t like very crunchy stuff in salad, either. I like your basic green salad with tomatoes and cucumbers. Sorry to be so boring.

If you care to, share something that really irritates you.

Technical help where they understand nothing. I have more understanding of the technical material than they do. I can’t even explain the problem because they don’t understand what I’m talking about. it’s infuriating.

What are your favorite ‘lounging around the house’ items of clothing?  Now that a lot of people ‘lounge around the house’ waiting for the all clear in respect to Covid being shown the door, have those lounging items changed?

It depends on the day. Right now, it’s jeans, a long-sleeved shirt, and a denim jacket. Dangly Navajo earrings and a couple of rings. But there are slobby days (and cold days!) and then it’s all sweatpants and sweaters. If cold enough, maybe another sweater and a blanket, too. I wear a lot of long skirts and dresses in the summer because they are comfortable and cool.

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4 replies

  1. Thank you Marilyn for Sharing Your World! You always have such intriguing answers to share too. That ‘cartoon’ about domestic violence gave me a serious chill. I don’t think anyone who has lived without experiencing that can fully appreciate just how deadly it can be. I left home at 19. Guess I was a bit later of a bloomer than you were, but you had more cause. I grew up around domestic ABUSE (rarely physical violence) but it was the rarer form (the woman abusing the man in the scenario). I thought that kind of relationship was normal too. Scary stuff and very sobering when one looks back on it. We are survivors, you and I. I agree about the tech help! When the customer knows more than the ‘tech’ about the problem, there’s a worse problem that occurs IMHO. Your salad is NOT boring, I enjoy that type of salad more often than not actually. Only I prefer iceberg lettuce and try finding some of THAT unless one is making their own salad at home. So boring? Nah. Just different tastes is all. Have a great relaxing week Marilyn!


  2. We drove the wrong way down a one way street expressly to get the attention of the police. We were lost in Ottawa and had been invited to the wedding of the daughter to the official Federal opposition party. The place we were looking for was called Stornaway and it was not easily located. It worked and we got a police escort to the site. (no ticket either)


  3. Tech help is rarely helpful!


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