Share Your World – Week 1

Happy 84th birthday Elvis! Wherever you are…

Wait…. what?  Sharing MY world?

Yes, this is really Evil Squirrel’s Nest.  Yes, this is the first time I’ve participated in this challenge whose origins probably predate even the dinosaurs and that annoying Liebster Award.  After seven years of abstaining, I’m gonna give the SYW challenge a go as my new Tuesday feature for the time being.  The Share Your World prompt is currently run by Melanie B. Cee, who posts a few random questions for us to answer each week.  Here’s the post containing this week’s questions if you want to check out what all the allegedly cool bloggers are doing.  Now, let’s make this thing official…

Ooooooooooh!  Purty!

Did you have to help out with chores when you were growing up?  If so, what were you assigned to do?

As the only boy of five kids, I got tasked with most of the manly chores… like mowing the lawn and helping my Dad fail at do it yourself projects.  “Buttcracking,” as my Mom would call it when we tried to fix something.  My Dad had the technical knowledge of ten high school shop teachers, but almost none of the aptitude to actually do any of it right.  And being the least handy person in the world myself, I was absolutely zero help.  The time we tried to change out an electrical outlet in my house while the power to that outlet’s circuit was still very much on stands out as one of our “how the hell did we not get ourselves killed” achievements…

1.21 Gigawatts never felt so good.

Have you ever researched your family tree?   What do you know about your family’s roots?

I’ve never gotten into the genealogy thing at all and have never understood the fascination others have with ancestors who lived centuries ago and are complete strangers.  I know I wouldn’t be here today if any one of them going back to…. well, I guess the cavemen… would have, you know, gotten bumped off before they were able to progenerate.  I would imagine at some point in time my family roots got sprayed with a healthy dose of herbicide, though…

I’m sure there’s also a squirrel or two somewhere in the roots…

What’s your cure for hiccups?

Mom always had us put a pinch of sugar on our tongue, which I’m sure didn’t do anything but make us even more hyperactive.  Hold on… let me consult Dr. Snuggle Bear, M.D.

SNUGGLE: I’ve got a top secret, patent pending vaccination for hiccups right here in this syringe!  Let me try it out on this laboratory possum here…

BUSTER: Hic!  Hic!  Hic!  Hic!

RAINY: I think you killed him!

SNUGGLE: Sure did!  But you don’t hear him hiccuping anymore, do you?  Just send me the Nobel Prize already!

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?  Either figuratively or literally?

Pretty much everything.  Really, I’m THAT cynical.  Hearing or reading touchy feely BS crap is also good for exercising the ol’ eyeballs…

Touchy feely cat eyes, courtesy of Ody.

Share a gratitude or positive moment or experience from 2019 so far.

Today marks the one year anniversary of buying my new car.  After 17 years driving my trusty old Neon, I never thought I’d be comfortable driving anything else.  After a year in the Sonic, now I can’t even remember what it was like to drive that old clunker…

Don’t act like I can’t haunt you from car heaven!


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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15 Responses to Share Your World – Week 1

  1. Well – I have been giving the similar “Friendly Fill-Ins Hop” a whirl myself for a while but this is more “in depth” for sure and a way better chance to be creative as well which is right up your alley (along with those scary squirrels that frequent dark alleys). I’m with you on the geneology thing – I rarely say that out loud though because people look at me like I have horns (which I don’t – I had them surgical removed years ago!). I just have no interest in that – I’m a “here and now” kinda girl. Great photo of the Ody-boy!


    • You just know Buster was clamoring for one more series he could die in every week. OK, he probably won’t die every Tuesday when I do this, but there’s always the possibility and I’m sure that excites him!

  2. hahaha it seems you haven’t to do the genealogy thing… you are related with us, the DIY -results are a better evidence than any dna thing. Dr. Snuggle is a good doc, no after nor side effects you have not even to come back in a week after his treatment… perfect!

    • Yes, our DIY projects were probably a lot the same… even the kind of language we used during them. The only problem with Dr. Snuggle’s treatment plan is getting payment before the patient expires. You know the heirs aren’t going to pay the bills…

  3. Well lookie here…never thought I’d see the day. Well done. Welcome to Blogville’s weekly share. Not that I’d ever join but more power to ya!

  4. JackieP says:

    I never thought I’d see the day you joined this share thingy! So when I saw this post in my email I just had to come and see for myself. I love how you kept the Evilsquirrel rep alive and well through it all! Nice touch. 😉

  5. Despite your comment list above, I’m real GLAD you decided to Share Your World, touchy-feely or not! I’ve seen you at another’s share and tear before, and earlier than that when some sarcastic commentary was warranted. Welcome!! I’m a fan btw.

    • Thanks! I like what you’ve done with the questions since taking over and figured I’d give it a shot. The first time there’s a question about how I’d spend some reasonably large tax free sum of money I inherited though, I’ll be forced to roll my eyes!

  6. ghostmmnc says:

    Same here, I did a double take when I saw the email notice for your post. I like how you did this, getting Ody, and your new car & some of your critters in there. And it wouldn’t be right if you didn’t include a squirrel, too! Yay! 🙂

    • I obviously aim to do these posts much as I’d come up with anything else on here. Well, other than having to place a big bar of soap on my desk as a reminder to watch my nasty mouth…

  7. draliman says:

    I’m chock-full of DIY technical knowledge too! Measure once, cut twice, right? Ah, I can’t be bothered to measure it. Where’s the saw?

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