E.M.’s World – 11/29/2021

I always love Mondays because there are so many good prompts. Melanie’s Share Your World is one of those awesome prompts, and these are my answers to her questions.

If you had the power to strike one person in your life permanently speechless, who would it be? (Real names aren’t necessary, vague descriptions are fine… and yes, this is being asked in fun and not to be mean)

I’m going to have to go with Fandango and say Donald Trump. Ted Cruz is a close contender though. Can I have both?

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If you could relive your childhood over again, what’s one thing from this modern world today you’d want to take back with you?


The only thing I can think of, besides a cell phone or computer, would be a hoverboard. I hated walking to school, and while I loved riding my bicycle, I still think that I would have loved to cruise around on one of those when it was cold. I grew up in Illinois, so the temps got pretty low.

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Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple are the standard colors of the rainbow.
Name something you love (or greatly admire/appreciate) for all six major colors of the rainbow! (Sorry indigo, you’re just blue-purple.  Hot pink?  You’re too flashy!)


Red: Solo cups! I drink my coffee in them. I make really good iced coffee.

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Orange: Me and orange have a love/hate relationship. If I had to pick something though, orange juice…

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Yellow: The dashing yellow line down streets…it’s when I can pass people that drive too darn slow! I didn’t use to have road rage or pass people aggressively until I moved to California. My car, Delilah, added to the fury lol.

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Green: Green Bay Packers – they are my second team in the NFL

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Blue: Pepsi! The can is blue! It’s my other favorite drink besides coffee.

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Purple: Anything! It’s my favorite color, but nothing lavender makes me happy. I collect a many of things, but my Nightmare Before Christmas collection always has purple!

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If you were to open the world’s most accurate fortune cookie, what would your fortune inside it read?

This one seems appropriate lol…

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Santa’s tired of people leaving him out cookies and milk on Christmas Eve night!  If you really wanted to get on Santa’s good side, what would you leave out for him to eat/drink instead? (This question applies whether you celebrate Christmas or not.  It’s just for fun, so imagination?  Welcome!  )

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GRATITUDE SECTION (Still optional)

What plans do you have for the upcoming holiday/celebration/festival season?    

This Christmas is my first to spoil my grandbaby. She was just born 10 days before Christmas Eve last year, and she had a bit of time in NICU. So, this year, it’s going to be about her and my daughter. We will have some good food and Christmas music. Sister put the tree up, and the theme this year is the Grinch. I will have to upload a picture for you guys later.

E.M.’s World – 11/22/2021

What are some red flags to watch out for in daily life?

Some red flags that I watch for in daily life are anything that affects my mood in a negative way. I am an empath, so I am like a human sponge for other people’s emotions and feelings. If anything feels off, I try to listen to my gut about them or the flag that is being thrown. Lies and sneaky stuff really trigger my red flags, and when someone is unduly angry, it makes my soul catch on fire. I hate confrontation, and I cannot stand to feel like I cannot exist in the same space with someone.

What obstacles would you include in the ‘world’s most amazing obstacle course”?

  • Frogger stances where you must jump like a frog to get from point A to point B
  • A twerking contest between a person and a goat…the best booty shaking goes forward.
  • Sing an 80’s hairband ballad while climbing a rope to get the key to the next obstacle
  • Crab crawl through shallow water
  • Tarzan vine to swing across a large body of water, but you have to miss the trees.

Who is the best movie or book villain in your opinion?  (‘book’ is included because some folks don’t watch movies)

Venom!

What, in your opinion, is the most beautiful/handsome part of your face? (no dissing yourself please, we’re all beautiful/handsome!)

My eyes! I am the only one that got my grandpa’s blue eyes, and they are the key to seeing who I am and what I am about. I love my eyes.

GRATITUDE SECTION  🦃🕊

Next week on Thursday, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving.   What are some foods you enjoy for your festive celebration dinners?  (Doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving, as I realize the whole world isn’t participating in ‘our’ holiday)

Every year for Thanksgiving, it’s my tradition to make homemade noodles. My mom and grandma started the tradition, so I carried it on. The other foods we have are turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes with homemade gravy, green beans, deviled eggs, cranberry sauce, and yeast rolls. Then the desserts this year are pumpkin pie, marbled cheesecake brownies, banana pudding, and Jell-O cake.


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E.M.’s World – 11/08/2021

Every week, Melanie invites us to share a little piece of our world with questions from her Share Your World prompt. This is my world that I will share this week.


How many pillows do you sleep with? If over one or two, is it because you sleep better ‘propped up’ a little?

I sleep with two pillows in the beginning, and as I sleep, it dwindles down to the one below my big head lol. The initial 2nd pillow is to prop my arm up while I finish playing games on my phone or when my arm is hurting. I have a torn labrum in my armpit and microtears on my rotator cuff, and then I have some narrowing in my neck nerves from a herniated disc after a fusion in 2016. The second pillow helps me to fall asleep, but the poor thing usually finds itself wedged against the wall before I wake up.

What would be the worst thing you could put in a piñata?

Slime…Liquid Cheddar Cheese…Anything Wet or Sticky

What noise annoys you the most?

The gasping sound of the little boy on The Grudge, The Purge Siren, or a squeaky chair

If cartoon physics suddenly replaced real physics, what are some things you would want to try?

The dropping of the jaw with the backlash of it dropping over and over again from something shocking.

GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, OPTIONAL)

Please share something good that has happened to you over the past month.

I began feeling more like myself due to my medicine beginning to kick in and level my anxiety episodes, and I have had fewer depressive episodes as well. I am sleeping more normally, and my insomnia is subsiding due to the sleeping aspect of my bipolar meds as well.

E.M.’s World – 11/2/2021

These are my answers to Share Your World. If you want to share with us, click here.

What was the very first popular song you ever remember taking a liking to? I’m not talking about children’s songs or old traditional songs… but the kind of songs you’d hear on the radio.

Are you one of those people who get queasy at the sight of blood, or could you watch an open heart surgery?

So, it depends. I have been a cutter since I was very young, and that blood doesn’t make me queasy, but other people’s blood spewing out of their arms will definitely make me feel icky. I have to look away when they draw blood or put in an IV. Blood and I have a love/hate relationship.

Who or what do you feel is lurking right behind you, just waiting to ambush you and make your life a living hell (or “heck” for those with delicate sensibilities)?

My PK energy…always. I am my own worst enemy at times.

What is the gaudiest thing you have ever worn?

Plastic framed glasses in 7th grade…I wish I could find a picture to show you. My mother gave me a mullet with a perm, and my glasses swallowed my entire face. Or at least it felt like it lol.

Fess up! What was something you did as a child that got you into BIG trouble?

Let’s see. I ran away three times. I got caught smoking a lot, once while at school. My mom’s boyfriend was on the school board, and they were touring the school grounds. We were outside the cafeteria, and I was caught with the cigarette in my hand. I got in so much trouble at home and at school. I got in-house detention, and at home, I got grounded.

What are you looking forward to as the festive season approaches?

Family! It’s everything. I look forward to feeling better and spending some quality time with the ones I love most on this planet.

My World – Frightful Edition

Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building  (yeah it’s a retread.  But there are new participants to SYW too who probably never answered it).

Zombies, clowns, or porcelain dolls that come alive…all three of them scare the bajeebies out of me. Needless to say, I am not a fan of The Walking Dead, It, or Annabelle.

Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds?

Yes. There are many planes of reality, and we are selfish to think that we are the only inhabitants of many different galaxies.

Would you ever go to a graveyard at night?

Hell to the nah!

What is the most frightening book you’ve ever read?

I am not much of a scary book reader. I am more of a fantasy vampire reader, and they are not scary to me.

BONUS QUESTION (just for silliness’ sake!)

 If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), which would you pick out of the five choices?

Definitely the wolf…they are majestic, as well as the fact they can rip the throat out of anyone who would hurt me. A dire wolf would be cool to have.

GRATITUDE SECTION (As always, optional)
What are you grateful for?  

I am grateful to know what has always been wrong with me and to my family for putting up with me. I am also thankful for the rain, even though I hate smoking outside in the rain. With wind comes rain in California, and yesterday there was enough wind to power a jet engine or two or 300. I am thankful to breathe also.


This post was written for Melanie’s Share Your World prompt.

E.M.’s World: Share Your World Answers 10/18/21

Are you easily frightened or startled?

I am absolutely the easiest person to frighten or startle. It has not always been that way. I used to love scary things and watching a good horror/thriller flick on television. Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. The problem is that now when I watch scary movies that I have night terrors, and I get startled easy, even around the people I live with. If someone is walking through the house when I am not expecting it, it makes me jump and even scream out sometimes. I am not sure when I got so fearful or when the night terrors started or why, but it probably has a little to do with my PTSD and anxiety. It really got bad when I watched The Grudge. My family pokes a little fun at how much I get scared of dolls, clowns, and zombies. At least everyone can get a bit of amusement on my “scary” factor in my personality lol.

(Purely whimsical supposition.  Suspend disbelief for a bit)
If you were a ghost, what location do you think you would haunt? Is it the same or different from the location you’d want
 to haunt?

If I were a ghost, I would probably be stuck in this backyard at my house, but when it comes to where I would haunt, that location is different. I would want to haunt my ex-husband’s house and give back some of the torment and mental problems he gave me. In the first situation, I would not be a malevolent ghost, but in the second situation I would definitely be a bad ghost lol.

What do you see in your mind’s eye when you close your eyes?  (I know somebody will answer ‘the inside of my eyelids”, so I took the temptation away by answering that first!    Feel free to use that answer if you like though, or pass. It’s ALL good!)

My mind’s eye takes me places all the time. I call that “pictures in my head”, and it is one of the strongest side effects of my mental illness. I will see little movies of me and the people around me, places, people I have no idea who they are, and animals interacting with me. It’s not a bad side effect, but it happens mostly when I am awake. My mind’s eye is pretty calm and quiet usually, but it has caused a few bad visions.

If a Semi (Big Rig in Americanese) (lorry or trolley over the pond) were about to smash into a crowd, and you could divert the vehicle’s course to hit only one person, would you?  How would you decide who would become the victim?

LOL! This question made me giggle because I would always have a semi head right toward my ex-husband due to all of the pain he caused me and my children. He was a terrible person, and he still is. I don’t believe I would even shed a tear.


GRATITUDE SECTION

Please feel free to share what makes you feel warm and cozy when the wind blows cold? Alternatively (for those on the other side of the world), what makes you feel relaxed and comfortable when the thermometer starts rising?

When the wind blows cold, I love a nice hot cup of coffee and a fuzzy blanket to feel warm and cozy while listening to one of my audio books on Audible and smoking a cigarette or two or three lol.


This post was written for Melanie’s Share Your World prompt. Click here to join in the fun!

Share Your World – E.M. Style – 10/11/2021 Prompt

Melanie B. Cee hosts a prompt of questions that allows us to share how we see the world according to the questions. This is my first share on this prompt *smiles*. Here are my Share Your World answers:

What is the scariest game (board or on-line) you ever may have played?

I have a couple scary games, one board and one online). The first one is not a game but some treat it as such, and that “game” is Ouija. When I was a young girl, me and my best friend, Janet, dabbled around with one, and it almost ruined both of our lives. There is nothing good behind the Ouija. The second game is online and called Dead By Daylight. If you have never played it, serial killers hunt you are you become the hunter. The goal is to start the generators to open the door to escape before the killer gets you and hangs you on a meat hook.

What’s just ‘over the rainbow” for you?

I wish I knew. There’s not many rainbows in the Valley because it hardly rains. If I had to guess, there would be little men with pitchforks awaiting my arrival lol.

Do you have to watch something upbeat after watching a suspense or horror movie so you can go to sleep?

I cannot watch horror movies at all. It does not matter the time of day I watch them…always end up with night terrors if I watch something scary.

Is there intent behind every action?

Usually, yes. Everybody wants something in return…unfortunately.

GRATITUDE SECTION  (as always, optional)

I am thankful for having so many fellow bloggers that read and interact with my posts, and I am thankful that I am not alone because of all of you.