How Transparent Are You?

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    Beth37posted 5 years ago

    Here's a test of bravery.
    Whether it's burden or blessing, what top 3 things are on your mind more than anything else and are you able to share with the rest of the group?  smile

    1. tsmog profile image81
      tsmogposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tomorrow is Saturday
      I would like my mind to go blank
      My fingers are numb, so I can't feel the keys of the keyboard = misspelling too much

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        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Gee whiz... should we send some kind of help.

    2. snakeslane profile image84
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well this forum seems to be idle. Guess there's not much interesting to talk about? Geez!
      Oops, wrong thread... hmm

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        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That's what's on your mind or those are your observations?

    3. C.V.Rajan profile image60
      C.V.Rajanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Boredom.
      Wasting time at Hubpages forums.
      More boredom!

  2. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    Stress sad
    More Stress hmm
    Prayer smile

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Aw... I'm sorry. No one needs that much stress. Hang in there Jan... remember to breathe. smile

      1. janshares profile image96
        jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Beth. I will, I do. smile

  3. Shanna11 profile image91
    Shanna11posted 5 years ago

    1. School starts again soon. I have so many things to do to get ready.
    2. The kidnapping victim Hannah Anderson had to have had something to do with the whole thing, but I really hope she didn't.
    3. I really need a haircut right now....

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You crack me up.

      1. Shanna11 profile image91
        Shanna11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hahah you asked, and I delivered. Those were the first three things I thought of, in that order. wink

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          Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          lol. Life is good at 20.

          1. Shanna11 profile image91
            Shanna11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Haha, that it is. Ask me this again in ten years when marriage, kids, work and life have finally got the best of me.

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              Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Then you'll be a biter, stressed out hag like the rest of us over-30's.
              Just keep chasing the bats, you'll be fine.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    Sex
    Beer
    Rock N Roll

    ...yes, I realize I'm shallow. So don't bother pointing it out.

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      At least one of those is high on my list too, so we will be shallow together.

  5. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    Weeding in the yard
    Farmers market this afternoon
    Graphic design work

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Is there anything nicer than a farmers market? smile

  6. Muttface profile image83
    Muttfaceposted 5 years ago

    Why is my son jumping on my head?
    I'm so hot, my eyelids are sweating.
    Oh please, please, please let me not have any horrible !{@*%^£g children to teach this year.

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  7. cheaptrick profile image73
    cheaptrickposted 5 years ago

    1 What happened ten seconds before the big bang
    2 Why do they have to Walk to the 'Transporter' on Star Trek
    3  Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard

    1. Resident Weevil profile image67
      Resident Weevilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      cheaptrick:  Why do they have to Walk to the 'Transporter' on Star Trek

      My mind? Officially blown.

      http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view7/2950837/mind-blown-o.gif

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      hahahaha. I love that.

  8. Silva Hayes profile image90
    Silva Hayesposted 5 years ago

    Mosaic art
    Food
    World peace

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You covered the spectrum didn't you?

  9. snakeslane profile image84
    snakeslaneposted 5 years ago

    Cat food
    Laundry soap
    Price of gas

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    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    Missing my "own" home.
    Nervous for my daughter on her first day in a new school.
    Considering dreads or a high and tight for the rest of the year.

  11. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    Not terrible transparent

    Money-grubbing
    Death if I don't do more money-grubbing
    Money-grubbing

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So it's all about the heart with you.

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        If HP perked up a bit, I could ease off on the money-grubbing and get back to drinking myself to death before I become senile.

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          Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I wonder why killing brain cells can be so enjoyable.

          1. Will Apse profile image90
            Will Apseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            It's not the brain cells that are the problem, it is the intolerable realities they delight in detailing.

            One reason, I move around a lot, is that everywhere seems wonderful when you first arrive. Then you learn the truth.

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              Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

              You mean physical location? You move around England a lot? Different flats/houses? Do you say houses? Or do you call them something quirky... like... boxies?

              1. Will Apse profile image90
                Will Apseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                That's it, boxies. I likes my boxies. lol.

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                  Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Silly Englishman. Im going to bed... what is it? Something about up the stairs to the ... something, weird to the north... I can't remember. See you tomorrow. smile

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    Beth37posted 5 years ago

    Oh... here we go... I found it.

    Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire.


    "It would be difficult to find an expression that is more expressive of its time and place than 'up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire'. That time and place being cosy middle class English Home Countries homes around the 1930s and 1940s. The phrase was a coy way of encouraging children to get ready for bed. They would no doubt also have been exhorted to 'pop into their jim jams' and be enticed with the promise of being tucked up and read a bedtime story. Sleepy Time Tales was a typical book of bedtime tales and, at that time and place, the depiction of a golliwog on the cover wouldn't have raised any eyebrows.

    The scene is set extremely well by the lyrics of Vera Lyne's eponymously titled recording, 1936:

    Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire
    Heading for the land of dreams
    When I look back to those happy childhood days
    Like yesterday it seems
    It was grand my mother held my hand
    Daddy was the old gee gee
    The old wooden hill was the old wooden stairs
    and Bedfordshire of course where I knelt to say my prayers
    Climbing up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire
    They were happy happy days for me.
    'Bedfordshire' was just a convenient elongation of 'bed'. 'Wooden hill' had been used as code for 'stairs' for some time. Here's a couple of examples from newspapers of the late 19th century:

    The New Zealand Star, in a story titled Farmer Tubb's Revenge, which was probably imported from the old country, August 1881:

    I'll just take a turn round the garden and then toddle up the wooden hill.

    East London Press, October 1885:

    "Soon as the evening shades prevail," multitudes of little feet climb the wooden hill that leads to the counterpane country.

    [Note: for those unfamiliar with the word, counterpanes are bedspreads.]

    The first example that I can find of the addition of Bedfordshire comes in George Sturt's reminiscences A small boy in the sixties, 1927:

    Going to bed was "Going up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire".

    Sturt died soon after this book was published so of course his 'sixties' were the 1860s.

    The phrase sounds now unutterably twee and you aren't likely to hear it outside of archive clips of Joyce Grenfell and her contemporaries."



    I say sir, you all put far too much effort into the simplest of tasks.
    Night smile

  13. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    I'm afraid you have tea-leafed an entire page off someone, there Beth. Which is frowned upon in these forums.

    Ten out of Ten for 'Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire', though. Here are some nice school girls from the fifties about to shimmy up their own wooden hill.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FaKchR2WlPg/SoW8KcJsurI/AAAAAAAAAlw/Sb3wgLM51VU/s1600/1.jpg

    I don't know why I kept this picture all these years.

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I put it in quotes. sad
      http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/up-t … shire.html

      And the picture is a bit creepy btw... possibly slightly less creepy than the fact that you saved it, but I forgive you cause you make me laugh.

 
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