Share Your World – Week 55

Because it’s Week 55. I’ve got nothing else to lead off with this week…

It’s Share Your World time again, which is always better than Share Your Cooties time.  Unless you really like cooties, or something…. in which case, well, whatever floats your boat.  Let’s see what questions the one and only Melanie has in store for us this week…

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Where do you get your news?

From the most trusted anchors in the news industry…

Hey, don’t laugh. Dick and Dan predicted Reagan would be President in 1988 and the Berlin Wall would come down in 1989.

What ‘old person’ thing do you do?

Survive in a smartphone world without one of those high tech thingamabobbies…

You can’t take a selfie with it, but it’s a lot of fun turning the dial…

When was the coldest you’ve ever been?   The warmest?

I was pretty damned cold when I was shivering my ass off last Monday when I thought I was getting sick.  I can remember my college days when I’d spend about a half hour of time waiting at unsheltered bus stops and light rail stations on freezing ass winter days with wind chills in the negative teens.  On the hot side…. it’s hard to top the week I spent without an air conditioner in June 2014, which coincided with a heat wave.

Oh, boo hoo. I never get air conditioning in my nest…

Do you eat food that’s past its expiration date if it still smells and looks fine?

Back in the 80’s and early 90’s, baseball cards were mass produced at such a high rate, that the trading card companies spent over a decade trying to clear out all of the excess inventory (And because of that, cards from that era are pretty worthless).  I bought a lot of those old boxes as recently as the early 2000’s.  Topps always included a stick of gum in their wax packs.  I think you see what I’m going here….

Hey, 15 year old gum tastes great! And it obviously didn’t kill me…

Outside of that, I never throw medicine away.  Expiration dates on medicine are only there to keep pharmaceutical companies rich.  Old medicine won’t kill you…. but it might lose a little effectiveness over time.  That said, I’ve taken 5 to 10 year old naproxens (Aleve) that have done wonders on my back pain…

I’m not sure if suppositories age as well or not…

If you’d like to, please share some gratitude from your life. 

Well, nothing blew up or went haywire this week.  That’s always a plus…


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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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22 Responses to Share Your World – Week 55

  1. Ally Bean says:

    Your sense of gratitude is so pragmatic. I admire that in you.

  2. Trisha says:

    Your way of looking at gratitude is inspiring. I’ve been feeling kinda blah all day because the weather is dreary and I don’t feel so great. But, hey, the bucket in the attic hasn’t leaked today and the toilets are still flushing, so life is good! Thanks for reminding me. 🙂

    • Yeah, you could always have Troll come over and screw up your pipes… or find a way to let all of that winter rain inside. As long as stuff like that doesn’t happen, it’s a good week!

      • Trisha says:

        I guess Thursday is too early to declare a good week. My house seems determined to fall apart. Within the last two hours a towel rack fell off the wall, a picture fell off the wall and almost hit the dog and the roof is leaking again and there’s a major downpour headed in my direction. And it’s not even noon yet!

  3. Old suppositories. The other way of screwing up your pipes.

  4. yes, that is a plus!!! I’m a hoarder too for expired stuff… found a 100 francs bill somewhere and jumped with joy… till I saw I can no longer exchange it … even moneeh can become worthless in our funny times… WTF!

  5. Yep – a week without a clogged pipe (in the house or in our bodies) is worth celebrating. I don’t believe in expiration dates on medicine either – just another way for pharmaceutical companies to make ridiculously huge profits.


  6. Thanks Squirrel for Sharing Your World (and the incredibly cute squirrel pic to boot. *squee* ❤ ) I'm glad your pipes remain unclogged, despite the nefarious plans of certain trolls. That whole expiration/sell by date question has gotten a lot of diverse answers. I personally don't think bubble gum CAN 'expire'…it's made of stuff that endures. Still 'they' (designers, developers, what have yous) can't cure the common cold. *smh*

    • I didn’t even think about it, but bubble gum (especially that Bazooka style baseball card gum) is mostly wax, and that’s what a lot of pills are made out of too. That shit’s good forever! If there was gum in King Tut’s tomb, it’s probably still good to go today…. unless it’s the infamous “ABC” gum.

  7. I never throw medication away either. What if my doctor is out of town or on vacation and I can’t get a prescription? Or we’re away and ya’know, ditto. Food when I can’t remember when it was prepared and it has been in the back of the fridge and especially if it looks like a science experiment … when even the dogs won’t eat it? That goes in the trash.

    • I don’t take chances with questionable looking food either… though I won’t make my decision based on the expiration date. Some food is perfectly fine after it expires, and some food goes bad long before the date…

  8. draliman says:

    I have no idea who Dick and Dan are but they look very reputable to me.

    • They’re from an old sketch comedy show that aired in the US in the late 60’s… which I watched reruns of when I was a teenager. They used to do a comedy news segment that looked at not only the present news, but news of the past and future. Some of their future news items actually came true!

  9. Weeks without explosions are a very good thing. Happy weekend.

  10. mydangblog says:

    Do you really have a rotary dial phone? Not even a push button?! Lol.

  11. Quirky Girl says:

    Ooh, I remember that gum from baseball card packs! It wasn’t very good, and yet, opening a new pack of cards was never complete without popping that rock-hard, flavorless stick of artificial goodness into one’s mouth.

  12. You’ve got enough baseball card gum to build a house!

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