Share Your World-2016 Week 43

By: sonofabeach96

Oct 30 2016

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Time for this week’s round of Share Your World from Cee’s Photography.

Here are Cee’s questions for this week:

What are you really glad you did yesterday?

Well, first, I watched my Cards get a big win on the road in Charlottesville over UVA.  The Cavs are struggling this year, but put up quite a fight.  U of L was favored by 33, and should’ve won big, but it looked as though the Cards were dead when UVA took a late lead.

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It took a last-second spectacular TD catch to win, but any road win in-conference is a good win.

Then, later that evening we took the boys and Nana to an annual Halloween decoration-fest on one particular street in the city.  Nearly the entire 2-mile stretch of houses is done up to the Nth degree.

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Kind of a local tradition, as it’s been done like that since I was a kid, growing up a few streets away.

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels?

Well, I’ve always been partial to two-story houses, especially old ones.  I’ve never lived anywhere not two-story, or not old…ever.  The house I grew up in was over 75 years old, my fraternity house in college was 100 years old, and all the apartments I had during college, the one I had in New Orleans, and the ones after college were nearly, or over, 100 years old.  The first house my wife and I owned was 90 years old and our farm house was 102 when we bought it, and is 119 years old now.

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All were two-story homes.  So I don’t have a reference point on living in a one-story home.

Have you done something you truly want to do today?

Absolutely!  I’ve slept in a bit, had a Sunday breakfast with my family, and chilled with my newspaper on the front porch swing.  It’s 80 degrees here for Pete’s sake.  Later, I’ll be working in the studio…and maybe peeking in on some NFL games here and there.

What plans did you have as a teenager that didn’t happen? Are you happy it didn’t work out that way?

When I was in high school, I had two aspirations: become a doctor or become a professional photographer.  Neither happened, though I do work on the front lines of healthcare and I have sold some of my photos over the years.  So, I was in the neighborhood of those original goals, I suppose.

I believe the direction I ended up going worked out alright though.  I’ve never been out of work (knock on wood), I enjoy my work, and the pay is more than I really “need”, so it’s all good.  And, of course, I still get plenty of use outta my cameras, but without any pressure of deadlines or press times.

To make a short answer long, yeah, I’m content with my eventual choices.

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

From last week, I’m grateful for a much smoother week of the aforementioned work.  The prior week sucked!

As for the coming week, I’m looking forward to Halloween, my favorite holiday, and thoroughly soaking in what may end up being our final year of Trick or Treating.  My oldest stopped last year, and the twins are 11 now.

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If this isn’t the last year, they’re dwindling.  It’s truly bittersweet watching your banshees grow.  😕

But I plan to enjoy every moment while I’ve got ’em.

 

My songs of the day are:

“Roswell’s Spell” by Chevelle

“Once In A Lifetime” by The Talking Heads

“Blue Eyed Hexe” by The Pixies

“Astronaut” by G Love

“Two Story House” George Jones & Tammy Wynette

“Spooky” by Atlanta Rhythym Section

“Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra

“My Old Kentucky Home” by Johnny Cash

5 comments on “Share Your World-2016 Week 43”

  1. Fun stuff. I was sad when my boys stopped the trick or treating. That was really fun to dress them up and drag them around the neighborhood. 😄

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    • I love Halloween! It’s taken on more significance once we had kids. Now it’s nearly to an end. Since we live rurally and way back off the road, we get zero Trick or Treaters. Guess we’ll have to start having parties again instead of Trick or Treating. 😃

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  2. Sounds like a great day!

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  3. Old houses are awesome. They carry history and you can almost hear the walls talking.

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