Share Your World – Week 14

Enough metal to build my very own Space Shuttle.

I pre-empted Tuesday’s take on this week’s Share Your World questions so I could show off how much of a coin hoarder I am… but now it’s time to pay the piper and provide more irreverent answers to Melanie’s thought provoking questions.  Cue the cue card with the logo…

Technically, these earths are flat.  Take that, Columbus!

What does a successful relationship look like to you?

The hell if I know.  Let me consult with the Shelf’s resident happy couple for some insight here…

RD: I would say that Sparklepony and myself have a very successful relationship with each…

SPARKLEPONY: Who said you could leave the stable yet, Rainbow Donkey!?!?  I thought I told you…

RD: But dear, ES wanted us to show what a successful relationsh…

SPARKLEPONY: My husband comes home reeking of Mitzi’s perfume, my husband spends the night in the barn!!!  You know the drill by now, mister!

RD: But Sparkles…

SPARKLEPONY: Don’t you “But Sparkles” me Mr. Can’t Keep His Gluestick To Himself!  (Pointing towards the backyard) MARCH!!!!

RD; Sigh, yes dear…

SPARKLEPONY: That’s more like it!  Now this relationship’s looking even more successful…

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?

Fucked up playtime with my toys…

I’m not sure what the East German judge is going to think about this routine…

What do you wish you knew more about?

Movies

No Hot Seat for you, ES…

What is better in your opinion – asking for forgiveness or permission?

I don’t know… I don’t really like to do either.  I generally don’t feel the need to apologize for anything I’ve said or done intentionally… even if I might eventually feel guilty about it, on principle I stand behind my words and actions.  And if there’s something I feel like I need to ask permission for in advance, I’ll probably just not bother to do it anyway.  If you have to ask, it’s not worth the trouble…

I don’t need permission to lay here. Fuck off!

What’s the best thing about your life right now?

That I can’t think of anything really bad about my life.  I’ve always believed in happiness through eternal pessimism.  Remember, it’s the optimists who are more likely to end up disappointed with the way things turn out…

The Nest’s rain gauge is always half empty… and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’ll keep the sarcastic gratitude to myself this week and get right on to the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the counting of the change!

I asked my readers Tuesday to guess the total dollar amount of change that was in these three buckets I cashed in that morning, with the blogger who was closest earning the right to prompt a future post of mine.  Here are the guesses we got in order from least to most…

draliman – $127.47 (His other guess was absurd, though I wish it was correct)
Ally Bean – $210.00
ksbeth – $296.00
franhunne – $305.27
ghostmmnc – $410.19
Pam – $521.37
rivergirl – $752.00
Melanie – $800.00
Phenny – $887.00
Arlene – $953.53
Merby – $1,997.00

The Nest brought in its crack accountants to make sure the final tally was as accurate as possible…

SQUIRREL CHILD 1: Yeah, we’re whizzes in math!

CHILD 2: Straight A students!

CHILD 3: Who get C-minuses on our math tests!

CHILD 4: Mostly…

LITTLEST: Shut up, guys!  You’re making me lose count!

CHILD 2: Need to borrow some extra fingers and toes, Pipsqueak?

LITTLEST: I’m telling Mommy!  Now let’s see…. divide by the square root of pie are squared, carry the six and divide by 69…. and the total is…….

Five hundred thirty-six dollars and eighty cents was the sum of all that spare change!  That makes Pam the easy winner of the contest, missing the actual mark by a mere $15.43!!!  Not bad at all!  So Pam may feel free to offer me an idea to make up a post about sometime in the near future down in the comments section.  Thanks everyone for playing along with this online version of guessing the jellybeans in the jar…

Next up… how many possums in the box?

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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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16 Responses to Share Your World – Week 14

  1. $500 and change is AWESOME!! Reminds me it’s about time to empty my jug o’ change in the car again, because again there’s more month than money in this house. *sigh*. Anyway! Thanks For Sharing Your Squirrely World with everyone! It’s always a true pleasure! And Awwwww to Rainbow Donkey, but some creatures never learn do they? And I suppose Mitzi doesn’t wear a subtle perfume that gently evaporates, thereby not being around to clue in any wives… Still. That Sparkly ‘Corn is a real firecracker isn’t she? Something about all the Sparks…. Yes. Sparks. Wonderful things Sparks. 😉 😛

    • Sparklepony is something else. Who else takes a gag gift they won in a blog contest and turns her into a character on their blog. Mitzi’s perfume is probably of the fabled French whore variety and can even overwhelm eau de skunk…

  2. Ally Bean says:

    You’re rich! Not even sorry that I lost now that I know someone who’s rolling in dough, my good friend.

  3. That’s actually pretty impressive. I couldn’t find a dime to scratch a lottery ticket the other day!

    • I pay with cash a lot more than most people do, and that leads to a lot of change. And when I haven’t bothered to cash it in for three years….. well, you get that. And just four days later, the cup I keep change in on my nightstand is already about an inch or two deep in coins again.

  4. ghostmmnc says:

    Sorry you didn’t win on the Millionaire game, but hey…you have over $500 now! Yay!
    Congratulations to Pam for her closest guess of the coinage.
    Love the kitty on the notebooks! 🙂

    • Ody used to lay there all the time before I wound up cluttering it up with even more junk. And with how big he is, it was almost impossible to use the mouse when he did plop down on the desk…

  5. wow congrats to Pam!!! and like always we have the evidence that our mama is the f-girl in math LOL

  6. WOW!!!!! I was out of town yesterday so am just seeing this NOW and I’m amazed I was that close. So I get to suggest an idea for a future post? How about telling us what happens when Mitzi lands on the moon and meets “The Man” (in the moon) – I imagine that encounter would truly light up the sky. OR an alternative would be Mitzi’s secret night time job as “CandyCorn” the “escort” ??

    Pam

  7. draliman says:

    Great – can you not warn people that baby possum picture’s gonna be at the bottom of the page so I don’t get such a shock…
    Just think, you have a small fortune lying around just waiting to be spent.
    “If you have to ask, it’s not worth the trouble” – words to live by!

  8. Woohoo, impressive loot in your bucket!

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