Sharing Music, Computer Games, and Dwarfs from My World

If it seems like you just read a Share Your World post from me, that’s because you did. I revisited a previous question before completing last week’s questions, so here I am: trying to get current. Better to do two than skip one and have you miss out on all this random information about me.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Cee for your continued hosting of this cool challenge.

 

What is your favorite smell? What memory does it remind you of?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt was difficult to come up with one smell, so here’s my list.

Freshly mowed lawn. Reminds me of summers growing up in Michigan, playing out in the yard, sitting under the plum tree, and generally being kids.

Bread baking. I’m not sure I have a lot of memories of bread baking, but I sure love the smell. On the other hand, it might be something that I wasn’t conscious of. (OK, so my color coding doesn’t work so well for bread. The tan is just too light, so you have to put up with this.)

Roasting green chilies (which I only smell in New Mexico, but it’s awesome).

The perfume my grandmother used to wear. One of the most amazing experiences I had after my grandmother died is having memories of her initiated in the most random places. Walking home from the bus, and I would pass someone wearing that perfume. And I could close my eyes and be with Grandma again.

Coffee, especially freshly roasted beans — no explanation needed.ย  But I do have a little story, because you know I often do.ย  When I was younger, I loved the smell of my father making coffee. But I never liked the taste. When I got married, my husband drank coffee. I loved the smell, but didn’t like the taste. Eventually, I found that if I started drinking coffee (with cream and sugar), that was pretty good. Then one of my bosses good-naturedly started hassling me about what’s the point of drinking coffee if I’m going to put all that stuff in it. So I gradually got to the point where I could drink black coffee, but I eventually returned to adding a little cream or milk to it. And I don’t do flavored coffees anymore. Just give me the basic stuff with some milk. Yum!

Name a song or twoย whichย are included on the soundtrack to your life?

Probably Tapestry by Carole King to represent all the rich and varied experiences (and my love of textiles), and Firework! by Katy Perry because I’m finally really coming into my own. And while I’ve done some awesome things in my life, I still have a few more sparks that need igniting.

Do you play video/computer game?ย  Which one(s) or most recent?ย 

I’ve played a few games in the past, though the names elude me. My current games if I need a little break include Spider Solitaire and Free Cell. I know, I lead an exciting life. Actually, I can’t get involved in games that suck me in, or I’d spend too much time on them.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Which of Snow Whiteโ€™s 7 dwarfs describes you best?ย  Plus what would the 8th dwarfโ€™s name be? (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey)

I guess I’d say Doc. I’m the problem solver, the teacher, the listener. It seems to be the best fit, unless I was Happy on a day he forgot his meds. As for an 8th dwarf, I’ll go with Crazy.

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21 comments on “Sharing Music, Computer Games, and Dwarfs from My World

  1. Just wanted to share my favorite smell story. In my pre-Kindergarten years, I lived on a small property where my birth family and my father’s parents shared a split house with separate entrances. Our yard was a common area, with a garden where my grandmother planted various vegetables and, eventually, raised a baby rooster and baby hen. The memory is of my grandfather roasting coffee beans in the yard. He mixed the beans with rye grain and the combined smell of them roasting was wonderful. Still my favorite smell, ever.

    • I actually wrote a response to this, but I don’t know what happened to
      it. So I’ll try again!

      I love this memory from your childhood. There is something magical
      about that smell. Did your grandfather roast beans often?

      I also love the garden and the chickens. Sounds like some great
      memories.

  2. Moo and I both love the smell of freshly mowed grass, but we’re both allergic to it, so we pay for all the sniffing! ๐Ÿ˜›
    My mother’s mother wore Estee, the powder. I’ve been known to sniff a bit too long at people who still wear it. It’s less and less popular, since it’s quite old. I often wish I’d saved her powder puff. How weird am I?

    • I LOVE that you wish you’d saved her powder puff. It’s not weird. It’s wonderful! And if, by chance, it IS weird, well, that would make two of us. haha

    • Isn’t it interesting how coffee, in all of its various permutations, has such an effect on us. It’s my understanding that recent research suggests that coffee helps release dopamine, the feel good neurotransmitter. Works for me. Any excuse to drink coffee. haha

  3. Oh, I like the memory relation to your grandmother and the perfume.

    My son discovered Spider Solitaire finally and is kind of obsessed with it, so I would say that it can get exciting at times! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love the line “Firework! by Katy Perry because Iโ€™m finally really coming into my own. And while Iโ€™ve done some awesome things in my life, I still have a few more sparks that need igniting”, that’s got to be up there among my faves!
    Spider solitaire is indeed a time sucker, I actually had to wean myself off it, I was getting nothing done. Then along came Candy Crush and Cookie Jam and it’s back to square one lol

    • HAHA! I went through the Candy Crush thing for a while. Weaned myself off of that. I can be reasonable about Spider Solitaire, which is probably why I kept that. When I see something specific is getting in my way, yeah, I do what you did. Try to wean myself away. I’ve also discovered that’s one way to tell if my depression is getting out of control–too much time on the two computer card games. Weird barometer, but it works. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I hope your blog-vacation is going well and productively. I got a bit addicted to blogging, too. I say that in the past tense because I am less so now. I’m not sure how the easing happened. I guess working on my novels pushing blogging to a back burner. As for organizing visiting others, I’m terrible at it. Cindy Knoke rocks that. I think she might be the one to know how to do it. I used to do it with the reader, but that was thousands of follows/followers ago, and I don’t succeed in getting through my reader anymore. As for the 8th dwarf, I think he’s be Panicky. LOL

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