When you just need to forget the world for a few hours, what helps you get away from it all?

Lying down with a fur baby or coloring a mandala with my gel pens.

If you woke up tomorrow with a unicorn horn extending from the top of your head, what would be the biggest advantage and disadvantage of your new appendage?

Biggest advantage: less square footage for delightful peri-menopausal pimple breakouts.

Biggest disadvantage: it’ll be way harder to fit shirts over my head.

What is the creepiest thing you’ve ever seen someone do, that you’d be willing to talk about, of course?

I’ve stared and stared at this question. The only thing that comes to mind is how North Carolina is a child bride destination. Under current state law, children as young as 14 can get married if they become pregnant and a judge allows the marriage. Children can also wed as young as 16 with parental permission. Turns out Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee have raised their minimum marriage age in recent years so we’ve got adults bringing their child brides across the state border to get a legal stamp of approval. CREEPY.

What’s the silliest or pettiest thing that tends to really upset you?

People who push up on me in a checkout line. Granted, this became less petty/silly once we entered pandemic times but it’s alway aggravated me.

How comfortable are you with meeting others who are very different from yourself? (no judgment implied. Different in any way you’d like to think about – different cultures, different races, different mind set (opinions)? 

I’d like to think I’m comfortable meeting all kinds of people but I’m trying to suss out how much of that is the description of myself I like and how much is true. I think I feel the usual fish-out-of-water thing when I’m around people very different from me — even in my older years it’s a little too much like being the new kid who just moved to town and has to make friends. Again.

Sparks from a Combustible Mind hosts Share Your World.