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by Sumojo
Rated: 13+ · Book · Personal · #2186156
The simplicity of my day to day.
This is where I write my thoughts, feelings and my daily trials, tribulations and happy things
January 9, 2023 at 3:24am
January 9, 2023 at 3:24am
Have you ever gotten tipsy, inebriated, or drunk? If you remember what happened, tells us about it. If you don't remember, make something up. If you never were, explain why you shouldn't be banned from the Banana Bar.

It’s been many a year now since I got so inebriated I couldn’t remember what happened. I do know times like those are fraught with danger. My husband used to say that after having too much to drink I would flirt. I don’t think I was intentionally flirting, I was probably more unrestrained, you could say. And that, just there, is where the danger lies. Opinions are given when not asked for, inhibitions fly out of the window. People think they can sing like angels, dance like pros and are suddenly the font of all knowledge on any given subject. In fact to the sober eyes amongst the group the drunk person is acting like an absolute fool.
So that is why I stick to a couple of glasses of wine these days. Plus the fact of course now I’m old my body just doesn’t recover the same as it used to. But please don’t ban me from the Banana Bar just yet. I’m pretty good at pouring drinks for others, can wash glasses and can be quite entertaining, even when sober. Can’t remember the punch line to jokes though so I’ll leave the one liners to others.
January 9, 2023 at 2:25am
January 9, 2023 at 2:25am
* If you won the lottery, raffle or a gamble (e.g. slot machine), what percentage would you give to charity, if any, and what type charity would it be?

How I would love to have enough money to cure the world’s problems. So much money is wasted by governments all over the world. Money spent on defence I know is necessary but wouldn’t it be wonderful if all those billions could be spent on ensuring people had enough to eat, good health care and housing.
So let’s imagine I am the only winner in a lottery. I’ve won twenty million dollars!
It’s so much money isn’t it? And yet a sum which could so easily be spent there are so many worthwhile causes.
So, I think I’d stay local, well at least in my own country. That way I have more control over where it goes. Overseas charities often take so much in management fees that little ever reaches the intended recipients.
I don’t even think I’d let the money out of my home state of Western Australia. We have our share of first world problems here. Not enough public housing and not enough hospitals for our ever increasing population. Twenty million dollars? It’s not enough to solve those problems. But I’d give some to the Salvation Army. The reason being a member of the Salvos once gave my son ten dollars to buy a meal when he needed it. That was over thirty years ago but I’ll never forget.
Free swimming lessons for all children. I don’t know how much that would cost but there have been so many drownings this summer in Australia, that surely it would be a good use of some funding.
I’d need to look after my family though. I’d love to see all my grandchildren being able to purchase new homes.
Goodness me, spending this non existing cash is giving me a headache!
January 9, 2023 at 12:43am
January 9, 2023 at 12:43am
PROMPTS WEEK 2 - January 2023 - Non-Judgmental Blogging

* Favorite Vegetable - Time for vegetable ranking. What's your favorite and how do you like it? What's least favorite and why? Would you eat it a a formal dinner to be polite?

I love vegetables, let me put that out there. There are none I hate, well I don’t think so but I’ve not given artichokes a fair go. My favourites of all time are Brussel Sprouts. I know they’re not most people’s choice but they remind me of Christmas. On reflection I probably have a fondness for them because of a childhood memory, which I actually had forgotten until just now. Flashback seventy years, a very young me and my dad on a frosty morning in the vegetable garden. One of those mornings when your hands hurt because of the cold. Mittened little hands picking those delightful miniature cabbages. There’s something magical about the way they grow on the stalk, bright green balls of goodness. Of course they need to be cooked just right, not undercooked because they can be bitter and not over cooked when they’ve lost their bright green colour and shape. School dinners have a lot to answer for.
My least favourite would be cooked celery. Raw is fine, nice and crunchy, but cooked not so fine. However I would still eat it if presented to me at a dinner party.
Now I’m getting hungry for a plate of mixed vegetables stir fried with Oyster Sauce.

Frog in a Hanging Basket

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