Share Your World: October 23, 2017

By: sonofabeach96

Oct 29 2017

Category: Uncategorized

22 Comments

Aperture:f/9.9
Focal Length:4mm
ISO:80
Shutter:1/200 sec
Camera:COOLPIX L810

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

 

Here are Cee’s questions for the week:

Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?

I can’t say school was easy for me…in general.  There were certain subjects that I had more interest in, or had a really good teacher of.  Those classes came easy, because I was engaged.  Other classes, I had to really buckle down and force myself to learn.  That pattern held true through college as well, though I did have much better grades in college versus in high school.

Like most things in life, the answer is somewhere in the middle.

List some of your favorite types of animals.

Dogs:

and donkeys:

are my favorites.

But I love owls, fish of all kinds, whales, dolphins, pelicans, eagles, hawks, deer, heron, fox, peacock, cats, bear….

This could go on and on.   Suffice to say, I’m an animal lover.

What is your favorite large city you have been to? What is the one thing you remember most?

I’m guessing I’m somewhat perceived as a “country” kinda guy, but I have done my fair share of traveling.  And many of those places were really big cities.  Paris was beautiful, and chaotic.  Mexico City is the most populous city I’ve seen, intensely so.  New York?  Cmon, it’s New York.  Miami, London, Seattle, Washington, Madrid, Vancouver, LA, San Francisco.  All are amazing and unique in their own way.

Speaking of unique, New Orleans is my favorite city.  There’s no place like it.  However, while I see NOLA as a large city, I wouldn’t necessarily put in the size and scale of the aforementioned cities.

Anyway, I think my favorite “large” city is Chicago:

It’s a huge metropolis, millions of people, urban and exciting, fantastic skyline and waterfront location.  Access to world-class anything and everything.  Varied and diverse, in food and music and ethnicities.

However, with its myriad of neighborhoods just outside the city center, you can feel like your in a close-knit community with corner pubs and fantastic eateries, bakeries that have been there for 80 years, etc.  All within walking distance, and really no need for a vehicle.  It’s really a cool dynamic.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

Frankly, not to be a downer, nothing truly inspired me this week.  I’ve been a bit blah for a few days.  One of those “just trudging through”‘s.  I’ve been taking part in a daily photo challenge and working on a couple of orders for cap pieces, but even that’s felt a bit too laborious for my liking.  So, this week has been a “Is it Friday yet?” kinda week.  Sorry.

 

My songs of the day are:

“High School Confidential” by Mudcrutch

“Animals” by The Talking Heads

“Suffragette City” by David Bowie

“Seven Day Weekend” by Elvis Costello

“Flame Of The Uninspired” by kd lang

“The Masses Against The Classes” by Manic Street Preachers

“Fast Animals” by The Strokes

“City Of Immigrants” by Steve Earle

22 comments on “Share Your World: October 23, 2017”

  1. I was the opposite in terms of education. My grades were much better in high school than in university. I failed two classes my first year and was then put on probation for my 2nd. To not be on probation you needed a GPA of 4.0 (out of 12) and I had a 3.88! Gah so close!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. First thing I thought of, “I’ve been everywhere, man” song, wow. You didn’t say how you were able to do that much traveling but np. I love the donkeys, too.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Wonderful to read about you and your life. Learning is way easier if you have a good teacher! Love this

    Liked by 1 person

  4. As much as I love to learn, I didn’t love school. I think I’m one of those people who needs a non-traditional type of education. That is a nice list of cities! And as for being blah? I think its the end of summer blues. The shorter days and longer nights…. has to have some part in it.

    Liked by 1 person


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: