The staff at The Nest was too tired to Share Its World on our normal day this week, but we’re not going to let our laziness completely keep us from answering the questions Melanie proposed for us in this week’s SYW challenge! I’m pretty sure I will enjoy this much more than I did mowing grass for 45 minutes on a hot morning to try and beat the latest round of storms that were coming. Let’s pull the cord fifteen times and bring on the logo…
Do you consider yourself a pessimist or an optimist?
Pessimists get a bad rap for being Negative Nellies, but they can only be pleasantly surprised when things don’t turn out as bad as they thought they would. Whereas optimists can only be disappointed when the world shits on their car. Whether you’re one or the other just depends on what you think the future holds, and as I’ve explained before, we suck at being able to forecast what lies ahead. Optimism and pessimism are just different forms of idealism, and as the little image Melanie included with this question adds on, I’m very much a realist. This is the world…. just deal with it, ‘kay?
Can War ever be just?
Even an old hippie band like The Byrds conceded (with a little help from that Book that burns in my hands) that there was a time for war. Unless you want the Hitlers of the world to run things, there’s times when you just gotta go out and lay waste to other countries if you want to bring a little good back to the world…
Think about the people you love most in your life,
Huh? Sorry, I was having trouble thinking there….. what was the question?
Think about the people you love most in your life, what do you do for them?
Not much, being a mostly solitary person whose main concern is doing things for myself. I do try to make them laugh. Sometimes I even succeed…
The questions specified “people,” not “critters.” And besides… I don’t love you guys. You’re just puppets to be used by me to satisfy my sadistic creativity…
FUZZYWIG: The people you “love” are going to think a lot about the fact that you hold imaginary conversations with imaginary critters.
SNUGGLE: Dude! I’m not imaginary! Check this out! Does this look imaginary?
RAINY: Put that away, you disgusting prevert!!!
SNUGGLE: Want some “rain” for your rain gauge, cutie?
RAINY: Want me to wack that imaginary thing off, mister!?!?
Oooooooookay, moving right along….
Are you health conscious?
This question made me squirt Pepsi out of my nose and all over my plate of fried chicken!
Anyone who has seen me on a lunch trip to Golden Corral would know the laughable answer to this question….
Gratitude, Thankfulness, Wonder, Awe and Joy!
This is the space where you share, if you’d like to, something that falls into those categories.
Yesterday I got my six month kidney stone checkup… that’s always something to be thankful for, right? I’m probably less than a year away from my next blasting, as the current occupant of my left kidney is now approaching 7 mm in diameter… larger than my pride and joy that I passed seven years ago…
As a veteran of countless stones and four lithotripsies since I was in my late 20’s, it’s almost a “meh” moment for me by now. But yeah, when they act up, there ain’t a worse pain in the world. And I can be THANKFUL my present stone doesn’t keel me over in pain…