Share Your World: February 5, 2018

By: sonofabeach96

Feb 11 2018

Category: Uncategorized


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


Here are Cee’s questions for the week:

What would be your ideal fantasy way to spend Monday?

On Ocracoke Island, enjoying the sun, sand, and surf, a cooler with ice cold drinks, a surf board, and my wife and boys next to me.

What one person that you are out of contact with would you like to say thank you to?

My maternal grandpa.  I’m not out of contact with him for any negative reasons, but he’s now passed away.  After my parents divorced, when I was seven, my dad soon moved to South Carolina.  In his absence, my grandpa was a replacement, if you will.  He helped raise me, teach me, guide me, and support me.  I miss all of my grandparents a great deal, but him in particular.  He was my rock as a child.

List your favorite toys or games as a kid?

My bikes, my skateboard, my sports equipment like basketballs and footballs and baseball gloves and bats, my kayak (got my first one at 10), and my first camera, a hand-me-down Minolta SLR my dad gave me at 9.  I liked board games too, like Risk, Stratego, Monopoly, and Life.

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

Nothing particularly special happened over the past week, but I’ve had more than enough reasons to smile.  I’m in love, I have three great kids, I like my work, I love where I live, we have terrific critters all over the farm.  What’s not to smile about?


My songs of the day are:

“Funny Games” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

“Thank You” by Led Zeppelin

“Smile Like You Mean It” by The Killers

“Come Monday” by Jimmy Buffett

“I’m Your Toy” by Elvis Costello

“Time To Smile” by Xavier Rudd

“St. Monday” by Billy Bragg

“I Want To Thank You” by Mavis Staples

48 comments on “Share Your World: February 5, 2018”

  1. Your post made me smile this morning! So happy you are in such a wonderful place in your life!

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  2. Like those board games as well still do, with grandkids.

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  3. You are so inspiring – you truly know how to embrace life! So many people are caught up chasing big money, prestige and power when they already have everything they need to be happy and they don’t see it in front of them. I absolutely love this!

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  4. It”s good to be in love, and love where you live. Wins all around there!

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  5. Great post!!! So glad you’re happy. Sounds as if you had wonderful grandparents too.

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  6. That does sound like an amazing day!

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  7. Loving your life totally is so wonderful to hear. By the way, I still play Monopoly and Scrabble with my daughters on a regular basis and they’re in their 20’s. A great way to spend the evening. 🙂

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  8. Nice to learn a bit more about you today. I appreciate your likes on my blog. Thank you.

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  9. Head Games by Foreigner

    I Don’t Like Mondays by the Boomtown Rats

    Uncertain Smile by The The

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    • You like the Boomtown Rats? I was never a huge Geldof fan.

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      • Not really, but we’re only listing things that we frantically grab out of our fading memory, right, as opposed to what we like? I loved The The and Uncertain Smile–strange thoughtful British guy

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      • I hear ya’. When I do these songs of the day things I get them from my own collection. No Boomtown Rats in there, that I know of. I’ll have to check. 😃

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      • It was famous when I was in highschool and yet I know the song and not the album it came from. I ought to check them out, since they might actually have been decent–thanks for the idea.

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      • And Head Games is superfun to sing, although I use a different key than Lou Gramm–

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      • I liked Foreigner. Saw in concert a time or two, years and years ago. They weren’t that great in concert, honestly. Go figure. 😃

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      • Oh well–the lead singer Lou Gramm apparently left them at some point, so maybe you got sort of leftovers. I love his singing, and liked that they seemed sort of like nice guys to start with, then some albums where they became jerks in the lyrics sort of due to being away from home too long and being too famous–so sexist a lot of the time, very disposable-teens-feeling–and then eventually sort of them being older and sort of beat.

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      • No, he was still there, as those shows I saw were in the late 70’s. I was blessed with hippie parents who had no problem taking me to concerts as a kid. I just tagged along. Set me on a course of seeing as many live shows as I could. Still do this day, but I prefer smaller, more intimate venues now versus arena shows. I still love festivals though. Bonnaroo was my fave in the first few years it came along, but it’s turned a bit corporate for my taste now. We have a great one in my hometown, Forecastle Festival, that I go to every year.

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      • It’s great you have a decent local festival where you don’t necessarily have to camp out all the time and get swamped with people. You’d probably love The Colony here in Woodstock, since they have everyone in the world wander through. I saw Marshall Crenshaw there a month or two back, and he was great–just him on guitar and a drummer with very small little drum kit, and they filled the place with sound. What a cool-seeming guy. hjave we alread y talked about Gail Abb Dorsey and how she is supreme…? Bowie’s bass player since 1996, and she is just stellar–understated, great. She sang I Only have Eyes For You as part of a benefit down there, and she was just the best.

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      • That’s awesome! I’ve seen Marshall Crenshaw too. He’s fantastic! And I like the camping out part of festivals. That’s my one beef with the one we have here. I don’t even mind the crowds at festivals either, just part of it. And when you camp out, you meet lots of cool people along the way.

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      • Yeah, I used to go to lots of pagan events and camp or stay in the little shared dormy shacks–it’s a camp, so it’s in nature and youy sleep in bunks and all. The alternative events I have been going to and working at sometimes are also cool, even if in hotels. They rent the whole hotel and then there are 1000+ interesting folks there. I love to meet the people.

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      • Sounds great! 😃

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      • Oh yeah–really is. I have to get there more often, and am hoping the health will improve.

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      • Fingers and toes crossed. 😊

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  10. I love this. I like how you said nothing in particular made me smile but I’m in love and I have 3 great kids… that made me smile.

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