Share Your World – March 13, 2017

Here are my answers to Cee’s Share Your World questions for this week.

1. Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?

Yes, quite often actually.

I’m one of those annoying impatient types who sometimes pushes away furiously on the elevator button as if the speed at which the elevator will arrive is directly proportional to how much I push the button. *hangs head in shame*

2. Do you plan out things usually or do you do them more spontaneous (for example if you are visiting a big city you don’t know?)

When I was young travel was a luxury that my parents could not afford. Consequently today I look at travel as something to be truly appreciated. The way I see it, I never know if or when I’ll get the chance to go back, so I try to get the most out of every trip I take.

All this to say, yes I like to plan out my trips to a certain extent. Not to a military level of precision mind you, because I do like to leave room for spontaneity and unexpected discoveries.

However, I do want to know where I’m sleeping each night. I also like working from a rough list of the things we want to see and do while we’re there, and I like having at least some of the hard-to-get-into activities reserved in advance.

Honey see’s things the same way so we travel really well together.

3. Describe yourself in at least four uplifting words.

That’s a tough one because I’m not the type who’s comfortable tooting his own horn. I’d rather let others discover my qualities based on my behavior towards them, but if I must I’d go with:

Reliable, trustworthy, fair-minded, giving.

4. If you had a choice which would be your preference salt water beaches, fresh water lakes, ocean cruise, hot tub, ski resort or desert?

Give me a fresh water lake and a canoe to paddle on it and I’m a happy man.

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

We enjoyed a couple of nice family get-togethers this past week. Plus my latest cardiology follow-up was all positive, so that’s all stuff to be grateful for.

We’ll be celebrating Honey’s birthday this week with dinner and a show, and maybe even a doorscursion while we’re at it!

The show promises to be interesting. As part of the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations the Opéra de Montréal is doing an original operatic production of Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

The staging is being produced by the same art director who did The Beatles, Cirque du Soleil show, Love; with the blessing and participation of Roger Waters.

Waters had always said that the idea for The Wall had come to him after a particularly rowdy Pink Floyd show at the Olympic Stadium here in the late 70’s, so it’s rather fitting that they do this here. If it does well, you may see it in a city near you in the future. So far the reviews I’ve read are mostly positive.

As always a big THANK YOU!!! to Cee for running this fun weekly challenge. If you haven’t played along yet, pop on over to Cee’s blog and join in – everyone is welcome and she’s a wonderful hostess 🙂

About Norm 3.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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18 Responses to Share Your World – March 13, 2017

  1. That show sounds incredible. Was it?

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I’m so sorry for the delay in responding.
      The show was good. I think the first act needs work, the tempo is painfully slow – too ‘deliberately operatic’ for my liking. The second act was much better. Good pacing and a nice mix of video effects that fit perfectly with the onstage action – more Pink Floyd-ish if that makes any sense.
      If they tweak the first act a bit before they take it on tour I think it will be successful.


  2. I’m glad that your cardio follow-up was positive news. We have a canoe and are hoping to use it more on the lake this summer. I do prefer the beach though ;). It’s great that you and Honey prefer the same planning techniques for travel. Enjoy The Wall. Sounds like an entertaining time. 🙂

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  3. Debbie H says:

    I like your good news Norm, and hope you continue to get good results. I also like the sound of the Pink Floyd show, very fitting indeed to be held there. I’d love to hear your thoughts afterwards. I am enjoying this Share Your World challenge, it’s great fun!

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  4. I plan about the same way, Norm. 🙂 Sometimes it frustrates my husband, but mostly he’s thankful for it and that I do it and don’t expect him to. 🙂 Great news about the cardio. Do you also push the button to start the “Walk” sign more than once. I just shake my head when people do that.


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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Janet. I guess we’re really lucky because planning our trips together is half the fun of it for us.
      Montrealers are some of the world’s most notorious jaywalkers. NOBODY here uses those “walk” buttons at street corners 😉

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  5. Cee Neuner says:

    My family had a canoe when I was young. We lived on the shore of Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota near Canada. I have lots of memories of canoeing.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Cee. I used to love back-country canoe camping too but I haven’t been in years. There’s nothing like having a quiet lake all to yourself 😀


  6. joey says:

    I guess people hate people who #1 like you, but I don’t mind. Always seems to be one in every lobby 🙂
    My take on #2 is that what’s really important is that you and Honey travel well together 🙂
    #3 sounds right to me. I felt awkward about answering, too. Probably most of us did.
    Enjoy The Wall! How exciting! 😀

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Joey. We are lucky that we travel well together. The added bonus is that we usually we have as much fun planning and researching a trip as actually being on it.

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  7. jpeters6248 says:

    I’ve recently started hearing about the Pink Floyd show. I saw the Beatles Love show and it was fabulous so I hope that means the Pink Floyd show will be just as amazing. I hope you enjoy the show:)

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  8. Like Joanne your answer to #2 would be mine as well.

    Great news on the Cardio report! I’m looking forward to your review of the The Wall.

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  9. Joanne Sisco says:

    Your response to question #2 would have been mine – exactly.

    Congrats on your good cardio follow-up. Hope they stay positive and have a great time at the operatic Pink Floyd’s The Wall. That’s something I would go and see. If it does well, perhaps it’ll make its way to Toronto 🙂

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