Cee’s Share Your World 3/3/17

Cee’s Share Your World this week:

What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

Ha!  So much!  I used to be so cool — or so I liked to think.  And now I’ve hit the stage where I’m constantly wishing this that or the other thing would go back to the way it used to be — you know, back in the “good old days”.   I never intended to become like that 🙂

A few:

  • Although I’m glad corporal punishment became verboten, I do believe in boundaries — something too many parents seem incapable of doing if they’re not allowed to smack — and I’d like to see a return to a world in which more children have some manners and respect for others.
  • I remember when the grocery store used to stay pretty much the same.  I’m so tired of spending an extra 20 minutes every few months because they’ve moved stuff all over the place again.  They sure don’t sell anything extra to me that way (which I gather is the hope) — in fact the more likely result is I wear out and leave without everything on my list…
  • I remember when you could find a style of undies or a type of shirt or yogurt you liked and just keep buying your fave.  I currently spend a lot of time in old sorry undies not because I don’t have a drawer full of newer ones, but because they quit making the ones I liked and I’ve not liked any of the hundreds of dollars worth of tries at replacements I’ve bought….  And they changed my favorite fruit-juice sweetened yogurt to sugar-sweetened long ago…  Why does everything have to change all the time???

What’s your favorite genre of book or movie?

After avoiding mysteries most of my life (early exposure to Agatha Christie, whose books I don’t care for) I started reading mysteries something like 20 years ago and that’s a lot of my reading material now.  I also enjoy TV detective shows and whodunits.

 

I also like rom coms in both books and movies — as long as they’re smartly written.  For instance, I love the English writer Jill Barth, whose romances are well written and full of well-drawn characters.  None of those designer-clad Barbies and Kens who only drive Porsches and Ferraris and carry on stilted dialogues…

How often do you people watch?

Really only if I’m waiting around for someone in a public place and I don’t have anything to read.  Which is pretty much never these days since I carry a bunch of books around on my phone’s kindle app at all times.

 

Yup, it was so long ago, that’s how everybody was dressed and there were horses and buggies…. not quite….

 

Used to do it more and I can remember sitting in many a Parisian cafe during my long-ago Sorbonne summer and just drinking everything and everyone in.

What have you only recently formed an opinion about?

Although I always kind of thought he was despicable, I never previously knew much about #45 beyond the media buzz.  Now I’ve formed some very strong opinions but I’m trying to stay in the space of peace and compassion so I won’t say what they are.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful for an online neighborhood group where I found a reference to Thumbtack.com — found an excellent roofer who fixed some holes in the roof last week, for which I am even more grateful.  Today I was grateful it was done since we had a big storm and I expect to continue being grateful during predicted rain the rest of the week.

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