Share Your World – July 17, 2017

Prompts and Challenges

Mojave National Preserve
July 2, 2017

This week, Cee Neuner asks:

What is your favorite cheese? My favorite cheese? I’m Italian! OK, maybe only half. And the other half is vegetarian so there’s a constant battle going on with my taste buds over cheese. I probably shouldn’t eat dairy and call myself vegetarian, but then I shouldn’t eat fish, either. And yet, guilty. Favorite cheese? You name it, I love it. And if you happen to name one I haven’t yet tried, I will search it out. I have heard that limburger cheese smells like feet. Maybe that’s why some people have a foot fetish? I would prefer the limburger!

Are you left or right handed? My left hand is basically useless. It does nothing. I envy people who are ambidextrous as they can do twice as much as the rest of us. I have two left feet. Why can’t I have two right hands?

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either? I was always tall and lanky and used to take for granted that I would always remain the same. So I exercised my mind. And now that my belly has finally caught up to my lazy lifestyle, I have begun to exercise three times a week for the last two years. Unfortunately, the belly is still there. But I enjoy going to the gym.

Complete this sentence: Hot days are … all relative. We here in the desert love to talk about the weather. But seriously, once you hit 110, every other degree is superfluous. Hot is hot. Except when it’s not. Yesterday was 109 in Las Vegas so we went north to Caliente (“hot” in Spanish) which was almost frio (“cold”) at only 95 degrees.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Last weekend we were more than an hour north of our home when the air conditioner in my car died. I’m just glad we made it back without the dog dying. Or my wife. Or me. The repair cost me $500. I’m just grateful we weren’t further away and were able to make it home. This week I am painting and moving my desktop computer into the den. I am looking forward to completing the task by next week.

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24 thoughts on “Share Your World – July 17, 2017

  1. I’m with you on loving cheese, Emilio. Since I imagine you like Parmesan, you might also try Manchego, a Spanish cheese. While the 4- and 6-month versions are good, the 12-month is marvelous and similar in texture to Parmesan. I also agree that hot is relative. In my case, it’s relative in two ways: my parents (relatives) live in Arizona where it’s hot (but 90 is relatively cool, at least in summer.) Glad you all made it back alive from the AC breakdown and good luck with the painting.

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    1. I’ve had Manchego, but only from Trader Joe’s and the occasional mexican restaurant. So I’m sure it’s only been the 4 or 6 month versions. Your parents probably call 90 degrees “winter”. It sure feels like it after 110 and 115. Phoenix is supposed to be hotter than us but the other day they were actually cooler. That’s not a record I want to hold.

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    1. I can imagine what stinky foot cheese does to your breath. The only way to avoid annoying Garry is to force him to eat some, too. That’s what Lynn does whenever she eats a heavy garlic dish, forces me to join her!

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  2. Asiago is my favorite with Sharp Provolone and Jarlsberg coming in second and third Emilio 😀 I also like Gorgonzola (the Italians idea of a better Blue Cheese). Glad to hear you were able to make it back home after the AC broke and that you were able to get it repaired. When I was working a couple of my fellow clowns and myself would put Limburger cheese in the radiator of the receivers booth in the winter. When he cranked up the heat all of the vendors that needed to be checked in on that day thought the receiver crapped himself 😩 Awesome image Emilio.

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    1. Great story, Joe. That proves that us “men” never really grow up! Lynn will be happy to know she’s not alone in having the misfortune of being wed to someone as adolescent as me. Poor Terry!

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    1. I’m not sure it will be too exciting. I’m doing a basic white. It was a yellow beige that we never really liked and Lynn read somewhere that a house with white walls sells faster as it is more of a clean slate for buyers. I don’t agree but we decided to start on the den first. I would have wanted dark tones like red and/or brown or wood and brick. Oh, well.

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      1. I agree with Lynn. Some year ago, I saw a house which had yellow, blue, and green for bedrooms and dark red for their dining room. That house had been on the market for a long while.

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    1. Thanks, C.S. No one in my family was very creative, except my uncle- my mother’s brother. He was a film editor and got me my first job as his apprentice. So maybe it’s not impossible to be trained rather than having an innate talent.

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  3. I actually drove from Colorado to Southern California driving through Las Vegas one year. I did not have air-conditiioning in my little car. I’m glad I was able to not stop much i7 Nevada as it was burning hot. The wind at 70+ mph helped a lot. Thanks for sharing. I adore the fence line in your photo.

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  4. It was easy. I was in my early twenties. 😀 And the temp though Vegas was close to 120. It was sizzling. And yes it was a point of pride back then. Now i wouldn’t even consider it. Glad you guys made it back safely.

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