Share Your World? Okay!

I’ve seen Cee’s Share Your World challenges for a long time, maybe even since I started this blog, but I really had no idea what people were on about. I started noticing my blogging buddies referring to Cee’s blog more and more, and while I’m not much on peer pressure, and I take a strange pride in the rock I live under, it’s good to try new things. Last week Cee had a challenge about doors and windows and Norm of #ThursdayDoors brought it to my attention.
It turns out Cee is a person who, among other things, teaches photography. I figured I could follow along and glean some knowledge goodies. I spent like two hours reading, because as it turns out, taking good pictures involves knowing rules and then breaking them (not unlike good writing.)  I decided I have an artful eye, I see all the pretty. I never really thought about the methods…I simply wander around, capturing bits of my life with an iPhone without too much thought. I’m convinced I will still do this. I mean, I neeeeed aspects of my life where I don’t overthink, but learning is fun and challenges are essential to growth.

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So here I am, on the 51st week of the year, joining in. Here are my responses to this week’s Cee’s Share Your World:

Favorite thing to photograph? Write? Or Cook?

Already, I sit here twenty minutes thinking about this prompt. Ugh, I like to photograph flora and fauna. I like to write anything, really, and descriptively or persuasively appeals the most. I like to cook all the things, maybe sauces, stews, and soups the most.
I cannot choose between writing and cooking. Like choosing between books and music, or food and sex, or whatever — I WANT IT ALL AND YOU CAN’T MAKE ME CHOOSE!

Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing?

Yes, I always did love the swings! No, I do not get excited when I see a swing now. I don’t even like to sit in rockers or gliders anymore. I blame the vertigo and nausea that often accompany anxiety.

What has surprised you about blogging?

WordPress is surely the kindest, most supportive community on the internet. 

List at least five favorite desserts.

Now we’re talkin!
Ice cream, spumoni, frozen custard, Key lime pie, sugar cream pie, coconut cream pie, lemon meringue pie, my mother’s chocolate dream pie, pecan pie, Boston cream pie, tiramisu, creme brulee, butterscotch pudding, pistachio pudding, vanilla pudding, chocolate pudding, sex in a pan, pineapple delight, chocolate eclairs, blackberry cobbler, carrot cake, Black Forest cake, Texas sheet cake, wedding cake, lemon icebox cake…

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Oh wow, well, I’m grateful for a lot. I’ll go with being most grateful for my health, (It’s my health, I get to judge when it’s good!) and for all the sleep that likely makes it possible. All hail Winter Break!
I’m looking forward to baking this week.

Feel free to join in on Cee’s challenges, she’s quite welcoming.

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15 Responses to Share Your World? Okay!

  1. Mmmmm, blackberry cobbler…

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  2. jan says:

    I still love swinging!

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  3. AmyRose🌹 says:

    How I laughed at your list of desserts!! Hehehehehe Too funny!! And yes photography is all about knowing the rules, keeping a few basics, and then breaking as many rules as you can. It’s all about pushing the limits, the boundaries and seeing what you can come up with. Same with words. I like the way you think, Joey!! I really enjoyed this post so I thank you! ❤

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  4. Benson says:

    Well. I read this through once and then I set it aside. I normally ignore “challenges”. But this one seemed different. Maybe it was the questions. I thought the first one a bit problematic. How can I state my favorite of things I enjoy. Then I thought even thought you enjoy the act of taking pictures with your little Android not all actions have the same result. So I think I like to take pictures of buildings and such more than anything else. As for writing it depends on my mood. I can write about anything but I really must have a real interest in the subject to enjoy it. As for the cooking part since I used to do it for a living I pretty much like all of it. However prior to opening my own joints I was a saucier in a hotel in Albuquerque. I really dug that so maybe I enjoy that the most. But I also like smoking stuff. So I don’t know.
    I used to love swinging but I sure don’t get all misty eyed whenever I pass a swing
    When it comes to blogging I learned it doesn’t have to be anonymous or brief. When I started I thought your identity had to be secret and for some reason I thought they had to be as brief as ad copy.
    Five deserts? Seriously? Pick any 5 from any category and I like it.
    Currently I am thankful that I have a tentative date to see The Force Awakens with my eldest Granddaughter next week while she is home on break.
    So is that what you meant?

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    • joey says:

      Yeah, that’s some good feedback, fersure, Benson! I’m sure you’ll enjoy the new Star Wars movie. My family loved it. (I stayed home with Carrie Rubin’s latest book and had a fine time, myself.)
      There’s something wonderful about sauces, about how they unite a dish and lol how they look like failures and then pull themselves together. Plus, they’re so aromatic.
      They say the shorter blogs do better, and maybe they do, because people feel like they have time to read something short, but I like stories and it’s hard to tell a good story in so few words.

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      • Benson says:

        Well my brevity at first was nearly pathological. I wrote as though I was paying for each word. I agree about sauces. There is a reason so much more time is spent on sauces in Culinary school than say smoking. Well at least back then. A great sauce can save a mediocre meal. .

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    hahaha – She did say “at least five favorite desserts” so I guess you were entitled. – Nicely done!

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  6. Oh, how I love your 5 desserts. Wondering how much further you could have gone with the …….. !

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  7. Cee Neuner says:

    Joey I’m thrilled you decided to play along. Don’t ever feel like my challenges are a obligation or assignment. The main thing I want people to do is have fun. If it feel right just join in. Not all questions or topics will interest people. The answer to just take photos for the sake of having fun and recording your pretty or joyful moments…..always take them. That is how you develop your eyes. If you following along and participate when you can you will learn and your brain will remember. Be gentle with your self. 😀

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  8. Sammy D. says:

    Cee has great participation, fun prompts and beautiful photos from her world. I’m glad you jumped on board!! Merry Christmas, Joey💞

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