Share Your World: January 7, 2019

By: sonofabeach96

Jan 13 2019

Category: Uncategorized


Time for this week’s Share Your World from Sparks From A Combustible Mind.


Here are her questions for the week:

Did you have to help out with chores when you were growing up?  If so, what were you assigned to do?

Yeah, I sure did.  My parents divorced when I was pretty young, so being raised by a working, single mom, I was a “latchkey kid” and had to contribute.  A little of it all.  Cleaning, laundry, garbage duty, dog duty, and even simple cooking.

Have you ever researched your family tree?   What do you know about your family’s roots? 

A bit.  On my dads side, I’m predominantly Danish.  On my moms side, some Italian and mostly English.  Like most Americans, or humans in general, for that matter, I’m a Heinz 57 genetically.

What’s your cure for hiccups?

I promise!  This works…every single time.

Get glass of water and a straw.  Put a finger in each ear and drink as much water as you can while your ears are sealed.  Next time you take a breath, hiccups will be gone.

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?  Either figuratively or literally?

The “Idiot In Chief’s” voice.


Share a gratitude or positive moment or experience from 2019 so far.

Well, I’ve had copious amounts of car trouble thus far in 2019, which has been a major pain in my ass.  But, one is fixable, and an issue that popped up in relation to the deer incident, awaiting word from an adjuster about getting it repaired.

My truck?  My truck  has died.  Transmission is toast.  Asked why, my mechanic says, “Old age.”

R.I.P. Starfire:

Not really worth fixing.  The undercarriage is so rusted over, it could begin to crumble at any time.  But I got nearly 20 years worth of use, and just under 300,000 miles, out of it.  It’s time, and now I get to shop for a new one.  Well, a used one that’ll be new to me, at least.  I’m not paying the $60,000 or so that they want for a brand new truck!  That’s just stupidity.


My songs of the day are:

”Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” by The Rolling  Stones

”Chores” by Animal Collective

”No Roots” by Alice Merton

”Car Trouble” by Adam Ant

”Honky Tonk Hiccups” by Neko Case

”Roots” by Bob Marley

”Chores” by Merle Haggard

”I Can’t Hear You” by The Dead Weather

21 comments on “Share Your World: January 7, 2019”

  1. Love the cure for hiccups! Will be trying it out 🙂 Oh, and sad to hear about ‘Starfire’…but a new-to-you-truck will be good! (We let go of two well- and long used vehicles this past month–1 1998 Jeep and a 2003 Grand Prix GT. We definitely got our use out of them as well!)

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  2. Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often.

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  3. Aw, your poor truck. It’s hard to give up any vehicle you love, no matter what the reason.

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  4. My admiration for you just increased exponentially when I read your comment about our “Idiot in Chief”

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  5. My brother has a cousin to “Starfire” and I wonder how long it’s going to last. He’s had it roughly the same amount of time as you had yours. It’s still poignant, the loss of a good ‘horse’, isn’t it? R.I.P. Starfire, you served your master well.

    Thanks for Sharing Your World and the magnificent song list! 😀

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  6. I was also a latchkey kid and wow it is different for sure! It taught me allot of skills.

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  7. Interesting hiccups tips. I will try that next time hiccup come up.
    Cars are a pain when they not working. I hope you find a “new” one.
    I’m partly danish too way back in family history 🙂

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