Where has the month gone? We are halfway through already! It’s really winter here now. We had wild winds all weekend, thankfully no damage at our place except a lot of leaves and twigs. Others were not so lucky. The power was out for two hours on Saturday which was not great because it was pretty cold. We were able to make tea on the gas burner stove so at least that warmed us up. There has been snow in the more elevated areas of Tasmania, not here on the coast. I would rather have had snow than wind. So Monday, well Tuesday morning for me, and it’s world sharing time again. Anyway on to the questions.
What is one topic you really like to talk about? Or something you really want to tell people?
I like to talk about the past. It’s nice to reminisce about funny things that happened, special holidays and good times with people who are no longer around.
What do you normally never tell strangers about yourself? (be general, I don’t need to know details or invade privacy)
I don’t tend to discuss my health with strangers, especially in real life. The last thing I want is to start them off discussing their own operations etc. They might want to show me their scars , yuk! I also don’t tend to discuss my politics with strangers. Having said that I do of course discuss all kinds of things on the internet with thousands of strangers. Sometimes though you can get into a discussion with someone you know you are unlikely to ever meet again, on public transport or standing in a queue, and you can have those talks and say things you might not say to someone you knew slightly.
Have you ever broken anything? (can be health related, emotion related, or situation related – you define “broken anything” for your own satisfaction)
I’ve never broken a bone (touch wood). I think it has broken my heart every time I lose a pet. I’ve broken countless household items over the years. I’m a bit of a klutz I guess.
Is having a big ego a negative trait or positive trait?
This immediately reminded me of an old Skyhooks song called “Ego (Is Not A Dirty Word)”. Now, I don’t like egotistical people anymore than anyone else does. However, I guess the point that the writers of the song were trying to make is that ego is not always a bad thing. Low self esteem can be very damaging. So, I think that having an ego is a positive trait but a very big ego, like some ex-presidents I could name, is a negative trait from my point of view (but probably not from his).
What aspects of your city or neighborhood are you grateful for?
I love the peace and quiet here. Sisters Beach is very small and a lot of the houses here are people’s weekenders, shacks, we call them although many are proper houses. At this time of year there are not many people around during the week. You can go for a walk on the beach and have it to yourself more often than not. I love the wildlife, even if the possums, pademelons and potoroos eat our plants. I love seeing a Rosella, finch or Superb Fairy Wren in the garden or hearing the kookaburras laughing in the gum trees. I like hearing the sea, another thing about it being so quiet here, there is practically no traffic so you can hear nature.