Sharing My World 1/8/18


Hot springs are fun

Do you prefer a bath or shower? Shower all the way, dude.  I mean, I useta do the bath thing when I was younger and getting in and out of the bathtub wasn’t such a chore, but even then, it wasn’t to get clean, it was a treat.  One of those things I indulged in from time to time to relax.  But here’s the thing I realized after a while.  I didn’t really enjoy taking a bath… not really.  I mean it was relaxing for a few minutes, but then the water would get… warm, then tepid, then cold and where’s the fun in that? All of that preparation for less than 20 minutes of relaxing? I say, phooey!  So not worth it. If I’m gonna sit down in a bathtub and relax I wanna be in there for at least a half an hour — at least! But every place I’ve ever lived and every tub I’ve ever taken a bath in has gone from hot to warm (at least warm) within a half an hour. Oh, there are ways to work around it, but that’s way too much work to relax, y’all. I’ll enjoy a nice, hot shower thanks much. I’ll enjoy it better when I have a dedicated shower and not have to climb in and out of a bathtub to take one. I can tell you that much right now.

Tess Ting

Character from last week

What do you do to make a living or during the day? If you are retired what mostly occupies your day? Or if you are a student what are you studying? I’m disabled, which means I don’t do much.  On “good” days, I’ll get some housework done — dishes, laundry, maybe some yard work if I’m feeling particularly froggy. I might even tackle other things like vacuuming or sweeping. My house isn’t incredibly dirty, but it’s not immaculate either.  There’s just the two of us and the furbabies, so it doesn’t get messy often. But the dishes and laundry aren’t going to do themselves you know. ^_^  Other than the occasional housework, I write on this blog now and again — whenever I can string more than three words together and form a coherent sentence (Thank goodness for spellcheck! That’s all I’ve got to say).


Yesterday’s character

When I’m not doing writing on this blog, I knit and/or crochet. While I’m knitting or crocheting (it’s difficult to do both at the same time) I watch videos — mostly on YouTube.  I like to watch other people play video games, which, believe it or not, is quite popular. Some people make a living playing video games on YouTube (or other platforms). I didn’t know that until I started watching them. But they earn income through the ad revenue on their videos. It’s not as lucrative as it once was, but hey, it’s a living if you can do it right. I gave some thought to doing the same, but I dunno if I have the voice for it. Having a good voice is kinda crucial to being successful at making videos. Though there’s one guy who has a decent following who doesn’t leave commentary on his (I’m assuming his gender because he always plays male characters, and for no other reason) videos at all, so there’s that. Also, there’s a lot of time and effort into making and editing those videos, it’s not just playing the game and tossing the video up on YouTube. You wouldn’t get a following that way.  Most of the successful content creators have good commentary (sans the one I mentioned above), and good editing skills. Anyway, I watch videos of people playing video games while I knit, it’s just as fun as watching anything else IMO.

boney hands

hands I stumbled on in a dungeon

When I’m not doing that, I play my own video games, as I’ve mentioned many times before on this very blog. Though I have to admit that I spend more time modding said video games (Skyrim and Fallout 4 mostly, though I’ve played others) than actually playing them.  I’m a “new game” addict.  And I’m not alone.  I just recently finished the main quest of Skyrim again, and that’s only the second time in three years that I’ve actually finished the main quest. According to Steam, I have played Skyrim for well over 1000 hours, and that’s not counting the hours I played on the Playstation and the X Box, nor is it counting the nearly 500 hours I’ve played the Special Edition. So, all told, I’ve probably put about 2000 hours into actually playing Skyrim in one way or another. And if you think about it, I spend days… Days, dear reader, modifying (modding) each game before, and sometimes during each playthrough.  To me, whenever I play these games, it’s like opening up a book, but whenever I open the book, the story is different, some of the characters are the same, but the story unfolds differently, and I get to play a part through the character I’ve chosen and the way I modify the game. And I like that. Which is why it’s so addicting I suppose.

I’m also learning how to use Photoshop through their tutorials.  Embeecee got me started on that path.  I have 24 hours (minus the 7-8 I spend sleeping) to fill during the day and that’s actually quite a bit of time. I abhor boredom and whenever I find myself listlessly drifting from one website to the next, I try and do something else because blah, boredom. Of course, there’s always going to be days when I just don’t have the energy to do anything other than drift from one website to the next, but there isn’t much I can do about that, is there? It’s not like I can will myself more energy. It it were that easy, I wouldn’t be disabled.

chucksterIs there a stuffed animal in your bedroom? There is. There used to be a whole bunch of them. Mementos from days gone by, but only two survived, and right now, only the one is in my bedroom. I think the bunny rabbit is in a box somewhere. This little dog was given to me many years ago by a friend of mine called Chuck. I called him Charles (with his permission of course) after the character from M*A*S*H who insisted on being called “Charles”.  Not that Chuck insisted on being called that, quite the opposite, which is, of course, why I called him that. He found it amusing. Anyway, Chuck and I were friends, and we hung out together for quite some time, until he got transferred to somewhere else, and we drifted apart. We had a strong, platonic relationship that a lot of people didn’t understand, but that’s okay. We did. Anyway, he bought me this stuffed dog one day and I’ve kept is ever since. That was… twenty some odd years ago.  I’ve had the bunny (not pictured) longer. It was given to me by my high school friend Peggy just after she got married and right before my first divorce. So I’ve been toting that bunny around for almost well over twenty five years.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. I don’t really have an answer for this question… My mind is coming up blank. Maybe I strained it with the previous — long answers. I dunno. I’ll just put up a pretty picture from last night’s game:


It looked way prettier in game. Oh well.


Via Cee’s Share Your World

2 thoughts on “Sharing My World 1/8/18

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    You see, THAT was the whole point of hot tubs. You could get into a hot tub and it would STAY hot. I never figured out how to keep the water in a bathtub hot. Do you partly fill it and then keep adding more hot water? Even in places where there’s a whirlpool bath in the bathroom, they STILL get cold far too fast.

    I have games. i have not yet found the time to play any of them. Writing takes up a huge amount of time with photography close behind and reading, which for me is part of the whole blogging zeitgeist, eats the rest. I’m surprised i have time to sleep. And there I was thinking retirement would leave me with PLENTY of time!



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