Some Silliness – Share Your World and Mr Impy asks some questions.


Melanie B Cee on her Blog, Sparks from a Combustible Mind, regularly posts her Share the World post, which asks questions. See her post here:

Also, A Guy Called Bloke, who I call Mr Impy because of his mischievous impishness has also posed some intriguing questions. See his post here:

7 and Three Quarters Nutty



1) Do You Have Any Guilty Pleasures? –

I have many, many guilty pleasures. I like to dunk my biscuits (cookies) in my tea. I like to eat cold baked beans straight out of the tin and I take great pleasure in watching very old movies and T.V programmes that others may think are too old. I am talking Anna Neagle, Greer Garson and even Laurel and Hardy!

2) What Is The Worst Pick Up Line You Ever Heard?  

        For the guys: What’s The Worst Pick Up Line You’ve Used?

I do not engage in that sort of thing. I’d rather just put my feet up at home and have a nice cup of tea and dunk my biscuits. 

3) What Slang Or Trend Makes You Feel Old?

All of it. I don’t keep up with trends or slang. I don’t really have any interest in it either. When people use Internet slang on their blogs or messages I have to look it up to see what they mean. I have occasionally been guilty of using LOL but only since I found out it meant Laugh out Loud rather than Lots of Love. 

4) What Do You Consider The Most Over-rated Song?

Oh, So, So Many. I am bound to annoy people and lose friends when I say that most of whom people consider to be Iconic musicians, I cannot see what the fuss is about. Elvis is probably the last Pop Icon worthy of the title. All else are dross. 

5) You Find A Book And Begin To Read Only To Discover That It Is Your Life. You Get To The Point That You Are At Now, Do You Turn The Page Knowing That You Will Not Be Able To Change The Events To Come?

Unlike a friend of mine, I NEVER read the last page of a book before I get to it. I read the back cover, synopsis then I start from the beginning. I often lose interest but I NEVER Jump forward. I would be the same with a book of my life. I would hope that there is a lot of interesting stuff to come. Ideally, the rest of the book would be blank with the words, “Write your own Adventure” written at the top. 🙂 


That was for Melanie’s Share Your World. I hope you appreciate my Bold responses.

Now for Rory’s Nutty questions. Let no one doubt my fidelity to my fellow bloggers.

7 and Three Quarters Nutty Questions


  • A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday. How is that possible?

There is a proper answer to this, that Friday was the name of the horse he rode in on, but there is another possibility. The whole thing happened on another planet where the sun’s orbit is sufficiently shorter that one week is exactly three days and they only have Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

A rooster laid an egg on top of the barn roof. Which way did it roll?

Roosters lay square eggs so it didn’t roll at all.

A truck driver is going down a one way street the wrong way, and passes at least ten cops. Why is he not caught?

Because he is carrying a very large bazooka and looks like a really mean fellow.

A farmer had 752 sheep and took one shot that got them all. How did he do it?

He fired a grenade that then exploded carrying them all, including himself, to kingdom come.

What word is spelled incorrectly in every single dictionary?

Well a lot of words that have a U in them in British English and don’t for American English, an Englishman would consider them spelt wrong in American Dictionaries whereas an American would consider them spelled wrongly in English Dictionaries. Of course, the word Incorrectly is also spelt incorrectly.

What starts with “e” and ends with “e” but only has one letter in it?

An Envelope usually only has one letter in it, but there is nothing stopping anyone from putting more than one letter in, or indeed including something unpleasant, like a dog turd, but only if being sent to a politician.

What two keys can’t open any door?

The Florida Keys, they can’t open any door and of course, Alicia Keys has a huge entourage who are paid to do that sort of thing for her.

Monkeys are perfectly capable of opening doors and if you don’t believe me, try having some privacy in a toilet cubicle surrounded by marauding macaques.

A man went outside in the pouring rain with no protection, but not a single hair on his head got wet. How come?

He had rubbed Nixwax into his hair, or would that count as protection?

He hadn’t got any hair in the first place.

He had an umbrella, he just didn’t carry any protection, ie he was vulnerable to a physical assault or potential producing some unwanted offspring.

Would you rather be trapped in an elevator full of men with BO, three soaked dogs, a basket filled with week-old smelly socks or a box filled with used nappies?

I don’t get into lifts (what we call elevators, by the way) I always use the stairs. Lifts tend to smell of urine and are invariable breaking down.

Would you rather look like an octopus, act like an octopus or be an octopus?

I suppose I’d rather act like an octopus. I could swim around and then spray people with ink if I felt under attack, which is pretty constant.

If you had the world’s attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?

Just shut up, stop whining, whinging and procrastinating (look who’s talking 😉 ) and get on with trying to make the world a better place.

Would you rather be able to copy and paste in real life, or undo in real life?

I would rather create new material than copy and paste but quite often my new material is awful and rather cliched so probably an Undo button would be useful. In fact, maybe I should go back and Undo what I’ve said in this post….


So, with any luck, you have found my post amusing and it has made you laugh out loud.

I live in hope, anyway.


Have a nice day. 🙂




Share your world – Grateful :-)


Melanie B Cee, of the Blog Sparksfromacombustiblemind has posted a few questions in her Share your world challenge,

see her post here:

Now, I don’t do a lot of these, mainly because I want the focus of my blog to be on the stories and poems that I wrote and less on my, their author. Plus, I don’t think I’m at all that interesting. I certainly hope my stories are more interesting than I am.

I am taking part in this one because I like the questions and also because I am so grateful and pleased to see a post from Melanie. She is going through a tough time and I feared the worst, so It’s a privilege to take part in this challenge.



What, in your opinion, is the point to life?

What was your most recent lie?  You don’t have to get really specific obviously.

What country do you consider the most strange?   (it’s all In fun folks, ALL countries may seem strange to outsiders)

What’s your funniest story involving a car?


My Answers:

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  1. In my opinion, the meaning of life is the same as the meaning of a good meal. It is not meant to be rationalised, just to be eaten and enjoyed as much as possible. It might contain some really lovely flavours or some not so pleasant ones, but in the end, you have to make the best of what you’ve got.
  2. My most recent lie is probably “Yes, I had a good day at work”.
  3. Every country has it’s quirks, not just looking in from the outside but also looking from the inside. The UK is no exception to a few crazy traditions. I think it is what makes countries different to each other, that makes them interesting. If they were all the same, where would there be any point in travelling? I do enjoy watching videos on youtube about 5 things that outsiders don’t know about….. (replace with any country). There is a great out about the US and also one about Japan. Vive La’ Difference, say I.
  4. My funniest story about a car involved my cousin and her dad. I didn’t know him very well, he always seemed quiet and unassuming, but apparently, he wasn’t. My cousin tells me that once they were driving along and the road went through a gated area. The Satnav said to go on, but the gate guard seemed to indicate that that wasn’t going to happen. My cousin’s dad wound down the window and the guard walked up and put his hand out and asked for his pass. What he actually said was “Pass”, so he replied. “Thank you” and put his foot down and drove on through.



Do you have something you’re very thankful for or that showed immense kindness toward yourself or someone?

I try to be grateful every day and I have a lot to be grateful for. I’m not only grateful for the things I have and the things that have happened. I am grateful for somethings that haven’t and I’m grateful that I am able to take part in this Share the World post.



Share Your World 28th January 2019

Melanie B Cee of Sparks from a Combustible Mind has posted this:

So I have decided to answer the questions. I don’t do these all of the time, because I like my blog to be more about what I am writing and less about me, but from time to time my ego pokes through. 😉


  1. Are you thin or thick skinned?   Are you easily offended or tend to let it just roll off your back like a duck does with water?
  2. How important are morals in a healthy society? What are the most important morals for citizens to have?  (Credit to Rory for this question)
  3. What will your epitaph be?
  4. (I don’t admire either/or questions much, which is why you won’t see ‘em often.  Today is an exception)  French toast, pancakes or waffles?
  5. What were you grateful for this past week?

My Answers:

  1. I am very thin skinned but also resilient. I also don’t take offence to what a lot of people find offensive nowadays. I am not offended by opinions that do not coincide with mine. I am very happy to have a respectful and amiable discussion with people who hold totally opposing views. I think that is becoming increasingly, and scarily rare. Come on guys, just shake hands and agree to differ. Conversely, I am extremely offended by rudeness, which I see everywhere. The people who think its fine to sit on the train with their dirty shoes on the seat in front of them. The people who sit on the end and take up loads of seats because they don’t want anyone to sit next to them. You can see I get very angry and stressed by catching the train.
  2. Morals are extremely important. It is not wealth that creates a civilisation, it is having a set of rules that people abide by. Manners and morals are very important. The most important rule of all is that you must show respect to everyone UNTIL they themselves proven they do not deserve it by their own behaviour and actions.
  3. Who cares? I’ll be dead, write what you like.
  4. None of them. I have never seen what all the fuss is about with Waffles. They are just pancakes cooked in a mould. I prefer Yorkshire Puddings.
  5. I was grateful I got through the week. Grateful for all the people who read my blog, comment and like. They keep me going. So if you’re reading this, Thank You.