Fibbing Friday: 4th November

Hello and welcome to Fibbing Friday.
You can join in by writing a post with your answers to the questions below and tag it “Fibbing Friday” or #FibbingFriday.

This week is a theme of phobias and I’ve given you 15 as there were so many good ones.

The idea is to have fun, be outrageous (but please keep it family friendly), silly, cheeky, or whatever takes your fancy as long as you fib your socks off.

So, what do you think these are phobias of?

Ablutophobia – fear of feeling bloated after a big meal
Androphobia – fear of anything that is not made by Apple
Ataxophobia – fear of being taxed
Autophobia – fear of cars
Bathmophobia – fear of taking a bath
Chromophobia – fear of anything not black or white
Ephebiphobia – fear of words with double letters
Genuphobia – fear of being honest
Heliophobia – Fear of floating
Nomophobia – fear of getting more of anything
Osmophobia – fear of inclusion
Podophobia – fear of tight places
Trypophobia – fear of attempting to pop balloons
Wiccaphobia – fear of witches
Zuigerphobia – fear of words starting with the letter Z

Truthful Tuesday 25th October: Life in the 2000’s

Di is posting the question: Would you like to be a child growing up in today’s world?

I say that depends.

When you look at the world and all its advances but then look at something like Putin invading Ukraine or Trump causing a riot, it’s madness.

When you look at the world and all of its advances and think about how many more opportunities there are, it’s exciting.

There is a piece of me that would love to go back and redo a lot of things because I feel like I missed stuff. I missed understanding about career paths when I was younger, I missed understanding about ways to travel the world, all of the things and people outside of my bubble that are wanting to share their life.

I think it is all relative. Kids don’t know what we went through, just like I don’t know what my father went through living through the Depression. I mean, how do you judge which is worse?

Share Your World improvised: Just in Case

Di is stepping in for Melanie this week…Technology is not always everyones’ friend!

1.  When you go food shopping, do you go with a list or amble down the aisles putting things in your basket or cart that you fancy or think you need? I am happier when I have a list and can get in and out. I also like when I wander and see something that perhaps I haven’t made in a long time and grab that. Usually, I buy more than we need and not what we should be buying. It is so hard because produce is so expensive and spoils so fast. But if I buy just enough for one meal I am shopping more frequently, subsequently buying way more than I would or should have. It’s sort of a lose-lose. I wish there were more fresh markets around!

2.  When the temperatures drop for the colder months, is there a specific date you put the heating on or do you flick the switch when you start to feel cold? Now in the south I don’t have the same problem but when I was in Connecticut I tried my hardest not to turn on any heat until at least November 1st. That didn’t always work. If the temperature in the house goes below 67 F I think it is getting too chilly for indoors.

3. Keeping with the cold theme, do you prefer a hot water bottle or an electric blanket at night? I never understood about the hot water bottle and my mother always said that electric blankets were too dangerous.

4.  How do you feel about log burners? Do you think they are messy or cosy? If a log burner is like a wood stove then they are great even though they are a mess. The issue I have with them now, or at least the thought of having one, is the cost of wood, energy to stack it, carry it in, and ….snakes and bugs in the wood.

When was the last time you laughed out loud? I feel it is almost sadly pathetic that I have to rack my brain to try and remember a time! I do know that I was telling David a story about my daughter the other day and I was hysterical…then again, I can’t remember what it was about. Ugh….

Thanks for hosting Di!

Fibbin’ Friday

Hello!  I’m Melanie and I co-host Fibbin’ Friday with the admirable Di.

Here is this week’s set of colorful questions.  Remember this is FIBBIN’ Friday, so what is an obvious answer would be a wrong choice.  We want some creative answers to the very obvious ones.  These questions are from a mixed genre.

Fibbin’ Friday


Unicorn gas allegedly contains this collection of colors Brown, yellow, and black – shades vary depending on foods eaten.

Yellow or green, most people eat a lot of these. Unicorn poop and Leprechaun poop

Red as a ?   Republican

Gold and tawny, with huge teeth, you probably don’t want to meet me in a dark alley.   My  ex-boyfriend from high school

Elizabeth Taylor preferred her diamonds to be this color.  Purple to match her perfume label

Autumn leaves are what color (multiple choice answer)?  Not green

blue represents happiness for this avian.  Ducks because they know that they can land in water

Every cloud has a *insert color* lining.  humid

someone who is very naïve, could be said to be as *insert color” as grass.  as seedy as grass

a Halloween moon, a delicious fruit,  and something alleged really good Brie Cheese, mangos and chocolate ice cream

for eyesight are what color?  bunnies love these. It depends on what color polish you use.

This was terribly hard! Maybe it is my exhaustion level. Peace out!

Fibbing Friday 16th September

Di is the host:

Someone threw me a curve ball last week, so I am going with Alter Egos today.
Prominent figures, but who would you match as their alter ego? It doesn’t have to be Super Heroes, you can use real people or fictional characters, the answers are up to you as they’re all fibs after all!
Be silly, cheeky, or outrageous, but keep it family friendly please, and have fun!

I am not one to know celebrity names and I don’t follow social media type stuff so I had to go mostly on impression…

1.  Boris Johnson – Animal

2.  Madonna – Fiona

3.  Victoria Beckham – Millie Bobby Brown

4.  Roger Federer – Gonzo

5.  James Bond – Feathers McGraw

image of Feathers McGraw

6.  Ebenezer Scrooge – Ozzy Ozbourne

Ozzy Osbourne

7.  H.G. Wells – John Wilkes Booth

8.  Agatha Christie – Angela Lansbury

9.  Liberace – Elvis

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10. Winston Churchill – The (Original) Gerber baby

Image 1 - Ann Turner Cook signed photo!   Gerber Baby!

Song Lyric Sunday

This week the theme is Novelty songs, suggested by Di of pensitivity101. Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week. To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below: 

This is the only song familiar to me in my Google Search:


Well I saw the thing comin’ out of the sky
It had the one long horn, and one big eye
I commenced to shakin’ and I said “Ooh-eee”
It looks like a purple people eater to me

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater)
A one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me (one eye?)

Well he came down to earth and he laid in the tree
I said Mr. Purple People Eater, don’t eat me
I heard him say in a voice so gruff
“I wouldn’t eat you ’cause you’re so tough”

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
One-eyed, one-horned flyin’ purple people eater
One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me (one horn?)

I said Mr. Purple People Eater, what’s your line?
And he said, “Eatin’ purple people and it sure is fine”
But that’s not the reason that I came to land
“I wanna get a job in a rock and roll band”

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin’ purple people eater
Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin’ purple people eater
(We wear short shorts)
Friendly little people eater
What a sight to see

And then he swung from the tree and he laid on the ground
And he started to rock, really rockin’ around
It was a crazy ditty with a swingin’ tune
“Sing a bop-bop aboopa-lopa, loom bam-boom”

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin’ purple people eater
Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin’ purple people eater
“I like short shorts”
Flyin’ purple people eater
Quite a sight to see (purple people?)

Well he went on his way, and then what do ya know
I saw him last night on a TV show
He was blowing it out, a-really knockin’ em dead
Playin’ rock and roll music through the horn in his head

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Sheb Wooley

Truthful Tuesday

Di is hosting today

With energy prices and inflation going mad, what changes will you be able to make to save money? Do you think there is anything you can do in respect of voicing your concerns?

I have been definitely watching turning lights on and off and not using electricity when possible. I also run the pool pump at night which is supposed to be easier on the budget and the grid than during the hot days. (Yes, I admit, I run the pump at night also because of the frogs – but I have seen a benefit in costs!)

Honestly, the best thing to do as far as voicing concerns is not giving in to all the crazy prices all the time. I buy less from overseas, to promote work in the US. That, unfortunately, doesn’t save me money but it does help others economically.

Fibbing Friday

Di and Melanie host Fibbing Friday. Melanie I hope you feel better soon! Thanks Di for hosting!

1. What is a broom? The sound a toy car makes

2. What is a doughnut? The source of bread before it is processed.

3. What is a penny farthing? A penny that has a lisp with gas

4. What is a blanket? The opposite of a fullet

5. What is a socket? A tiny little sock

6. What is tapestry? The art of using tape

7. What is e-mail? The mail you get after you have received the d-mail

8. What is a shower? a person who likes to expose themselves

9. What is a sandbag? a cranky old lady

10. What is chocolate? a nickname for the guy who always shows up last to be in the spotlight

Share Your World

This week Di is hosting Share Your World:

1. Do you prefer to live in a single story property like a bungalow, a high rise apartment, or a house? The house we live in now is supposedly considered a bungalow. I am not really sure what the difference is. Until this question I never thought to look. I like living in a detached building. When I was living in a condo last year I was really miserable because there was no where to sit without people walking by all the time. Also, in the condo we were in you were not allowed to have chairs out on the main walkways so I always felt like that kept people, like my father, very isolated. He would have been happy if he could sit and chat to whoever came by.

2. If you won a large amount of money on the lottery, would you want publicity or keep things quiet and low key? Definitely on the down low. I don’t know if I would want to tell anyone but David and Lindsay. My dad wouldn’t understand and I guess a few friends would find out, I would probably be tempted to share the good news. But as they say, “if you don’t play, you don’t win” and I don’t play.

3. How do you like your eggs? (No, this is not a trick question) Over medium so that the yolk is runny but the whites are not. Like Fandango I like the egg in the bread, especially when the bread is nice and buttery. If I do an omelet my most recent “like” is sausage and swiss.

4. If cars were no longer available, what would be your choice of transport? Hard to say because of where I live. An ebike would probably end up being the winner because buses aren’t prevalent near me. To be totally honest I would love a helicopter.

Our aim is to make at least one person smile every day.

Truthful Tuesday

This week Di, of Pensitivity 101 is our guest host for Truthful Tuesday while Melanie has some time out. Here is the question.

Delivery or Takeaway

Would you be bothered having a Chinese/Indian/Chippie/Pizza or similar on your doorstep or would you enjoy the convenience of having a takeaway outlet within walking distance.

I think within walking distance is the best. I don’t want the traffic involved in the food business. I would also get nervous about robbery and stuff like that. As far as being close enough to smell the cuisine…bring it on! I love the smell of different foods. I guess all those smells aren’t good if they are together all the time but separately..yummy!

We do use delivery once in a while but by the time you pay for delivery and tip the driver you have just added ten to fifteen dollars to the bill. It get’s really expensive. Honestly, the curbside pickup is ideal.