Share Your World – August 28, 2017

Prompts and Challenges

Cee’s Share Your World

Garces Hwy State Route 155
Moody CA
August 27, 2017

 

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you? Any day I wake up is perfect. I don’t think there can be any comparison. I mean, I love sleeping. Don’t get me wrong. Man, some of my dreams are just…, well…, maybe best left for another post. Where was I? Oh, yeah, waking up…, next to Lynn. What could be better? For me, at least. For you, it might be waking up next to someone else. Or maybe you like waking up alone. Or you might say World Peace. Ending hunger. Rescuing animals, children. All very noble endeavors, any one of which I would gladly work towards. But it’s all gotta start with waking up first.

Complete this sentence: My favorite place in the whole world….. Getting lost in a good book or movie transports you and no real place can compare. Except maybe Sedona AZ. Or Monument Valley.

Who was your best friend in elementary school (prior to age 12)? I have very few memories prior to age 12. So I don’t remember who my best friend was. Probably Mark Zook, who lived across the street. I remember always being over at his house. And one time I remember going somewhere with his mother and sister and him but I don’t remember where. Maybe the beach.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. Truth be told, this past week was very inspiration free. Lynn has been inspired to paint the house and get it listed for sale. She is an inspiration to watch! But that’s about it!

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Saddle Up!

Gallery

Nelson NV
June 3, 2017

Every time I go to Nelson NV, I find something new to shoot. I swear the time before last, this array of saddles didn’t exist. And when I saw it, I thought of my friend Janet, whom I’ve never met. Can you be friends with someone you’ve never met? Well, if you can’t, then I believe there wouldn’t be any WordPress, or Facebook. Heck, if I was on Twitter, I could be friends with the President of the United States. So, Janet, for better or worse, I call you my friend!

I could have taken a photo of a dozen or so horses for you- knowing how much you love horses. But anybody can find horses to take a picture of. I got you the saddles instead.

Anyway, there are no horses in Nelson.

Share Your World – June 26, 2017

Prompts and Challenges

What goal are you working on now? I do have lofty goals of saving the planet, but for now I have to be a bit more realistic and work on not causing bodily harm to any of my co-workers. I had my own office up until a week ago when our company downsized and I was relegated to a room with 4 cubicles. Laura wears too much perfume and is very loud when she talks on the phone or laughs. And she calls everyone “Sweety”! Tony introduced himself to me by stating, “I can be very loud. I’m Italian and have had a 40% hearing loss since I was a kid”. Heather asked me how to set up her phone and as I was trying to explain, she turned to Laura and asked if she knew how. Yes, it might be a bit difficult to stay out of jail this year.

What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again? Online dating. I’m glad I tried it as that is how I met Lynn, my wife of 5 years now. But you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince (or, in my case, princess). One such frog was a very attractive woman- at least based on the photo she had posted. She was dressed in pants and a silk blouse and lounging across a double bed. We set up a time to meet at a local Starbucks and, when I got there, the place was crowded and I couldn’t see her. Thinking I was stood up, I turned to leave, heard my name, and turned back around. There she was, looking like Miss Piggy from Sesame Street with dirty blond uncombed hair, a bit overweight, and wearing a mumu! Even a Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino couldn’t save that date.

Did you choose your profession or did it choose you? I chose this profession. Real Estate. But I found out I was not particularly adept at cold calls and trying to sell people a property that fell short of being the home of their dreams So property management chose me. I manage owner’s properties and find tenants for them, take care of all maintenance and repairs. And occasionally I sell. This is actually my third profession and will most probably be my last.

Have you ever gotten lost? All the time, but we call it exploring. The photo above was taken when we took a wrong turn down a side street in Mount Carmel, UT on the way home from vacation. I spent about two hours amongst the old homes and barns we found. Lynn sat in the car. Afterwards we found a local diner and had dinner. Don’t avoid local places. Sometimes you’ll get great food, sometimes a great story. Unfortunately, this place had neither.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? It hasn’t been a great week. This move was foisted upon us a few days before it actually happened. We’re all trying to adjust. On the plus side? I have Lynn who listens to me complain when I get home at night.

June 26, 2017