Share Your World – 8-31-2020- Spiders, Ghosts and A Cat Named Toad

Share Your World With Melanie and Roger 

Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions:

1.Many local regions, especially rural areas where I live, have haunted houses. Have you ever spent the night in a house that was supposedly haunted? Anything ‘strange” happen?

Most of the houses where my Grandparents lived had ghosts or spirits attached to them. So would one stand out more then another?

Most of the time- no.

When I was very little I was playing in my Grandparent’s yard and ended up at the house next door. I was playing around the garden and at some point wandered to the side of the house, and then I  followed the dirt steps down to the basement.

There was an old man sitting on a chair whittling on a piece of wood. When he looked up at me and I got a good look at his face,  I got scared and ran back up the stairs to the house.

I guess I was pretty upset and told my Grandparents about the man ‘with the snake mouth’   – to be honest I don’t remember seeing that but that’s what my relatives said I told them.

So, here’s the thing- the house next door didn’t have a basement, there was no one living there at the time and after I told my Grandparents what happened a Priest showed up a few days later.

Could have just been a regular Priestly kind of visit. May have been for something  else.

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2. The Quidditch Cup (riding broomsticks while chasing a small ball) was a huge sporting event in the land of Hogwarts. What is the largest sporting event (or concert, etc.) that you have ever attended?

That would be the parade that we had when the Seattle Seahawks won the 2014 Super Bowl. I guess that sort of counts. Here are the numbers:

February 5, 2014

 Estimate 450,000 at the Seahawks parade. The entire population of Seattle is  634,000

I work a block away from where the Parade route ended so I was there. It was AWESOME.

The 12th Man braved the bitter cold Wednesday as the Seahawks football team and staff made their way down 4th Avenue towards CenturyLink. Over 700,000 people came out to cheer on the Hawks, who won the Super Bowl after defeating the Denver Broncos. (KOMO Photos: Katie Johnson Stern)

3. When you go for a swim, do you prefer an ocean, the seaside lakes, or a pool?

I make my choice based on three things: Are there Sharks? Are there any stories about ghosts haunting the beach? Were murderous pirates or shipwrecks involved in the area?  Because if the answer is yes, that’s where I go. if not, I’ll take a hard pass.

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4. Ron Weasley received a horrid robe to wear as formal wear to the Christmas dance at Hogwarts. Tell about the most ‘ghastly’ fashion statement that you have ever made.

Yeah. That would be every morning of my life when I get dressed.

My face ruins everything under my chin.

I do have nice hair though.


Muggle Questions (from Melanie):

1. What is the last song you sang along to?

2. What was your scariest nightmare about?

The dreams where I see people I know, but then they smile or say something and I know it’s not really them and whatever it is that is pretending to be them knows  that I know  it too.

Give me the creeps every single time, enough to where I will turn the light on when I wake up.

3. What food do you crave most often?

Excuse me.

I need a moment.

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4. What’s your grossest bug story?

When I was a teenager my sister had a cat we called, ” The Toad “

One evening we were sitting around watching tv and The Toad was laying on the floor in front of it when all of the sudden his entire body started to ripple- it was like he was a reflection on water- the worst was his face. It was rippling so much and his eyes were squeezed shut but you could see them rolling around behind his lids.

He opened his mouth and two Spiders ran out and after they did he tried to chase them down.

We grabbed him because that was one of those

NO NO NO no way moments that at that exact moment you know that you never want to see again.

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