I have nothing clever or nice to say for an intro as I continue to
silently passive-aggressively rage against the unstoppable machine of corona paranoia (coronaoia? Is four vowels in a row even allowed?), so let’s just get on with something that I might still be able to legally share with you all…. my world. Or at least, my world through the eyes of Melanie’s SYW questions for this week. Hold on, I need to spit wash my hands again….
On A Scale Of 1-10, How Strict Were Your Parents?
Probably a five. Given the monumental task they had of raising five children eight years apart in age while both working jobs with “odd hours,” they did a pretty good job of laying down the law when they had to, but allowing us to grow as kids… and they knew we weren’t exactly naive about adult stuff and didn’t go out of their way to censor things from us. Some of the rhymes we sang on the playground back in the day would make a sailor blush and give a politically correct person a coronary…
What Wastes The Most Time In Your Day To Day Life?
I spend a third of my life working, a third of my life sleeping, and the other third on this computer. I’ll let you decide which one is the biggest time waste…
Do They Bury People With Their Braces* On? (* “braces” in this scenario are those metal bits they put on people to straighten their teeth. I realize “braces” are also some item of clothing that I believe men wear to keep their socks up or something. I’m talking about the teeth option).
When most people think of braces for teeth, they think of teenagers. And while I’ve certainly given many a teenager the stare of death in my grumpy adult life….. even I’m not that cold hearted to imagine them being buried.
But I guess you can have dental implements of torture in your mouth at any age… so my answer will be because they’re made out of junk metal. If braces were made out of copper, bodies would be getting dug up left and right by scrap metal thieves…
Why Does A Round Pizza Come In A Square Box?
Because if it came in a round box, there’d be no place for my critters to stand while they ate it…
Gratitude: Share something you are grateful for right now. I know that’s a tough question. It helps to share those bright bits with folks though, because many of us are seeing through an increasingly dark glass.
Maybe it’s not the glass that’s dark….
I too am grateful for humor…..I’ve kept my sense of it for a mighty long time and I don’t intend to let it go. Helps get me through stuff like “now” and keeps this smile plastered on my face even while I search endlessly for staples for my cupboard and paper products for – well – you know.
Hopefully the squirrels haven’t taken all of the leaves away to their nests yet… you know, just in case!
Never thought before that pizza question, maybe it is cheaper to make square boxes??? Humor is the main spice of this life, right???
I think square boxes are probably easier to make and carry…. but it is a question that makes you think. And use humor to answer…
we think the pizza thing is rip off… witha round pizza every edge is empty, although there would be room for more pizza….
They should make the pizza square so it fill up the box. But then they’d just put the square pizza in a round box…
I like your last photo. If that’s not humor then I don’t know what is. My answer to the question about pizza & box is WHIMSY. We all could use more of it, so the pizza companies have graciously made sure we get it.
So now we know that we’re not just paying for empty corners in a pizza box, we’re paying for four slices of WHIMSY! Now I’ll no longer feel like I’m getting ripped off when I order one….
Thanks E.S. for Sharing Your Sanitized World with us. Acne Amy had a really traumatic time in junior (middle) and High School, didn’t she? She needs a dermatologist RIGHT NOW. Nobody noticed the braces… And yes, I didn’t think that question through. The majority of folks being buried with braces on would be young people. I was thinking of those in my age bracket (fartin’ dust so stand well back) who get some deluded sense of ‘looking younger’ and pay the exorbitant fees to have their remaining teeth straightened. At least they got some teeth..presumably. I say the third of your life wasted most is working. Playing with imaginary critters and actual dolls and action figures and unicorns and stuffed animals is NEVER wasted. Humor is the only commodity left these days, so sharing it shows a highly compassionate and thoughtful squirrel. Thanks for being such a squirrel!! And sleep? Is NEVER wasted. Everyone should sleep more. Then they wouldn’t be out there spreading germs and making the socially phobic more certain of the rightness of staying the hell in one’s nest.
Kids have no idea what they’re missing with a good night’s (or day’s, in my case) sleep…
I love your humour and I don’t think anything you do is a waste of time – very balanced!
One person’s time waste is another person’s passion, I guess. Thanks!
You had me up into the picture of that Domino’s Pizza Evil, now I’m hungry….lol
I’m gonna get me one tomorrow…. preferably one without any pony hair in it, of course!
Ah yes…humor. Needed now more than ever. Please carry on as normal (well normal for you) to keep us smiling. 😁
You mean carry on as abnormal…
They’re the same with you, aren’t they?
Your parents were way cooler than mine. I am probably the only person of our generation (except for maybe a few people who grew up in a religious compound) who wasn’t allowed to see movies like Flashdance as a teenager. That was pornography as far as my parents were concerned! And you never knew when you might get whipped with a belt for pretty much nothing.
As for coronaoia, some behaviors caused by it are making my head explode. I don’t want to catch it, or any virus, but abandoning common sense isn’t going to help anything. My neighborhood just announced that, after careful consideration (gag), they are closing all the neighborhood parks and will be putting yellow tape around them. LOL! Like tape is going to keep kids out? Like teenagers aren’t going to steal the yellow tape and make a mess with it? Like our parks aren’t lame and kids ever use them anyway? Like it’s more dangerous for them to run around an open grassy area than the paved cul de sac? Oh well, it will be fun to anonymously troll Nextdoor to see everyone’s outrage at how this will turn out.
I actually showed up to the park one day last Fall to find it just like that with yellow tape all around it! Ruined a great day to take pictures. In that case, they were just repaving the walking trail around the perimeter, and of course, some yellow tape is going to keep kids from stepping in it or writing dirty words in the wet concrete!
Damn, your parents would have really freaked out if you happened to be watching a movie on HBO that had a stray boob or two in it. My Mom would yell at me to cover my eyes while my Dad would just laugh…
“A stray boob or two…” LOL! Thanks for that. I really needed a laugh today.
Yes! Just like you might see in SCT occasionally!
I am also infinitely grateful for humor. It’s the only thing that helps us to make sense of the chaos that surrounds our daily lives right now. On that note, I think those squirrels in the top photo are demonstrating an exemplary job of how to appropriately practice social distancing… 😛
Hi, ES! Humor is always something to be grateful for. I wouldn’t be here without it.
Goldfish!!!! Humor indeed is just as vital as water and oxygen…
Mr Fox is rocking those shades! And he can look at you without you losing 10 minutes of your life in a daze…
He looks quite cool when his soul stealing eyes are covered up like that. Of course, a little tinted plastic isn’t going to stop his hypnotizing powers…