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Share Your World, 2015 — Week # 28

GLOBE WITH HALO

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Question # 1:  What is your favorite comfort snack?

I have 5 favorites.

Chocolate
Cheese
Peanut Butter
Chocolate & Peanut Butter
Cheese & Peanut Butter  (If you’ve never spread peanut butter onto a slice of cheese, you can’t imagine the treat you’re missing.)

Question # 2:  If you had to spend one weekend alone in a single store but could remove nothing, which store would you pick? (except food or beverage)?  

A book store for sure.

Question # 3:  What was the largest city you have been to?  What is the one thing you remember most?

If we’re  measuring size by population, I guess the largest city I’ve been to is Philadelphia.  I had a wonderful time there, but there are two things that vie for the most memorable — neither of which had anything to do with my main reason for being there.

One of those things is the outlandish number of one-way streets in the middle of the downtown business district.  One day my husband and I were headed out to the airport to pick up a delivery for a friend, and caught in some heavy traffic congestion, we needed to turn one direction or another. There was a policeman directing traffic from the middle of the street, so we pulled up, rolled down our window and asked him whether the next street over was a one-way street, or if we would be able to take it to get on our connecting street. He thought a moment, and then said, “I don’t know if that street is one-way or not.”  Now, in my opinion, when a city has so many one-way streets that even her policemen directing traffic don’t know where they are, they have way, way, way too many of them.

The second thing I remember is from another time in the car, as hubby and I were coming from an outlying town back into downtown Philly. We were on a 6-lane highway, and as we came around a very long curve, we noticed a man standing just off the road on a lay-by — but actually quite close to our far right lane of traffic. He was standing, facing the traffic, and just swinging his arms out and in, out and in, as if he were doing calisthenics.  He looked to be wearing tan shorts, but no shirt. Imagine my chagrin — and my huge eyes — when we got closer and discovered that he was NOT wearing tan shorts after all, but was stark naked.  But he never missed a beat in his exercise routine. The last I saw of him, as we took our turn rounding the bend, he was still going strong. There was, however, a police car coming from the opposite direction — hopefully to assist him — uh — if you know what I mean.

Question # 4:  Finish this sentence:  It has recently come to my attention that ….

It has recently come to my attention that I don’t know everything.

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 a very considerate cousin who came to my home and cut down a huge growth of thick vines that had climbed into my siding and spread itself across the a large area of the back of my house and around my electrical wire service connection. I could never have cut all that down myself.

This week I’m looking forward to spending some time with my step-mother before she returns to Colorado for another year of Bible school and ministry preparation.

To take part in the fun of sharing your world, visit Cee’s blog.

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7 thoughts on “Share Your World, 2015 — Week # 28”

  1. Number one, 1 & 2 are perfect! I agree with number two. Number three is why I may never visit the US, I hear that public transport isn’t very good? Number 4, you don’t fool me for a second and number five, how wonderful!

    1. I got a kick out your comment, Gilly. And I don’t really know much about public transportation over here because I live in a small town and do all my own driving. The times I visit in larger cities, I’m usually with family, and we drive a car with everyone in it. But my sister tends to use public transportation when she’s in Chicago, and I haven’t heard her complain. I do know that she has been really impressed with the public transportation in Paris, and she took a day trip to London this time when she stayed 3 weeks in Paris, and she had a good experience using the public service in London. Of course, that was just one day, and that may not be a good test.

  2. I love peanut butter and I love extremely strong smelly cheddar cheese, but together! oh man that does not appeal to me but I might take your word and give it a try…
    I agree your about not knowing everything, I certainly do not.. I think London would be city, and remember a cafe I used to go to with my friend, it was called ‘The Macabre Cafe’ a brill place.

    1. The trick on the peanut butter and cheese is to use very mild cheddar or, better yet, use ColbyJack — which is a combination of mild colby and monteray jack cheeses in one. Or Velveeta works well too.

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