Share Your World – Week 83

Go away! Birds are unwelcome here at The Nest!

I took a few minutes during the unseasonably mild morning yesterday to take pictures out my back window, but for once it wasn’t the squirrels stealing the show.  These birds (and two others of the same variety, not pictured) were flying around, chasing each other, and generally making all kinds of racket while I worried they might be trying to prey on my critters.  This photo is notable because it is almost impossible to get an in-focus picture of anything sitting on a wire, because autofocus usually concentrates on the background instead.  This was the one, good, clear photo I got of my unexpected visitors who are no doubt plotting something sinister.  I also have a blurry picture of them doing…. um…. “the dance,” which makes me wonder how birds mate in the first place.  Do they even do “that?”

Now that I’ve flipped you a couple of birds, let’s get down to the business of sharing my world.  As always, SYW questions are kindly provided by our hostess with the mostess Melanie

Fuzzy wants to know if he can plant some cannabis here…

What will finally break the Internet?  Do you believe it can be broken at all?

I have no idea how the internet even works, but I’m quite surprised that the same people who hack into the Pentagon and Amazon’s credit card database from their mommy’s basements can’t somehow figure out how to hold the internet hostage and demand a huge ransom.  I mean, we would pay a lot of money to get our internet back, right?  I guess if it can be broken at all, though, it will likely be done this way…

I want ten million in unmarked, non-consecutive acorns, or your porn and cat memes are (nibble, nibble) TOAST!

What are some ‘red flags’ to watch out for in daily life?

Avoid the red flag, Mr. Bull, unless you want to be turned into Big Macs.

What’s the silliest thing someone has argued with you about?

I tend not to argue with people, especially once I realize that no matter what I say, it won’t change their mind one bit.  The more irksome arguments I’ve done my best to avoid have generally been with customers at work who are so sure that we sell something that we most definitely do not.  I walked away from a lady once who apparently knew more about the department I stocked daily for ten years better than I did, and kept brushing me off by saying that we must just be out of stock of the kind of paper towels she was looking for which we never carried in the first place.  Then there was the guy who was dead set certain that a place like Mecca would sell bagged cement.  He wouldn’t listen to either me OR his wife/girlfriend who was with him and who had apparently told him before they came to the store that we didn’t sell fucking cement.  He continued to search every counter in vain anyway.  Who the fuck comes into any store at 11:30 at night looking for cement!?!?!?

Oh wait, I’ll bet it was one of my plumbers making triple time on a night job!

What’s the strangest thing you’ve found lying on the ground / side of the road?

I can’t post the first thing that came to mind (because of how recent it is), because it’s too big of a downer, and it even made my cold, black heart feel sadness.  That said, I’ve collected all kinds of crap over the years that I found while out walking…. useless, completely random, WTF did he even pick that up for kind of crap.  I found this out by the curb in front of my house a few years ago…


And immediately knew I had a very valuable Shelf Critter Theatre prop to pair with this guy…

For me? Why, thank you!

Whereas, most people would have probably been freaked the fuck out by finding a plastic tombstone in front of their house…

Gratitude Section

After a hot and humid ass July, our early August break in the weather has been more than welcome.  I could see my breath Wednesday morning on 5 AM break!  You can’t say that very often in the summertime…

You think snow in the Fall is weird?


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18 Responses to Share Your World – Week 83

  1. Lots of interesting shares this week……..I have an answer for your question as to who buys cement at 11:30PM – the guy who just murdered his noisy neighbor and needs to bury him ASAP in his kitchen floor – that’s who! Weird stuff on the side of the road – we don’t see anything interesting on walks in the community but when out for a drive have seen car batteries, shopping carts, underwear…..never a dull moment!


    • Until it closed last year, we were next door to a Lowes for 10 years… and they were always closed by the time I came to work at 10:00…. so guess where all of the late night handymen would go, and then grumble because we didn’t have the grand selection of hardware they did. I thought of posting my photo of a toilet I came across many years ago that someone had thrown out… but I’ve actually seen quite a few commodes sitting on the side of the road since then! Maybe it says something about the area I live in….

  2. ghostmmnc says:

    I’d love to find that RIP – I could add it to my other ones. haha. 🙂

  3. You saw your breath in August!!! Even we here near the North Pole normally don’t see it in this month. I love the last photo, a squirrel, yellow leaves and snow, beautiful.

    • I could just barely see it, but it was there! The temperature was probably close to 55 F at the time, which is rare, but not unheard of for summer. That was the low temperature here on the day I was born, and that was in mid July!

  4. Best not to diss the high flyers. They tend to rain all sorts of havoc and ‘other stuff’ on your most prized possessions. 🦆

  5. Those are doves, so they probably won’t cause any distress to the squirrels. 🙂

    And, a plastic tombstone outside your door? Glad you took it in stride. 🙂

  6. Thanks Evil Squirrel for Sharing Your World! For the past three or four nights, I’ve had to break out the bed blankets, because it was cold enough that it woke me up. It’s AUGUST. What da fuq indeed? Where are the days of sweltering nights, when the only place I could find some rest was in a bathtub full of tepid water? That tombstone thing would have freaked me out. I’d be eyeing my neighbors (from six feet safe distance) warily and wondering which of them was plotting to kill me. Probably in a tepid bathtub full of water…. ? I’ll watch eagerly for that upcoming Shelf Critter Theater with New Props! How cool is that? Those birds are mourning doves. They are the most peaceable birds I’ve ever noticed…and their call is beautiful and eerie. Good back ground music for that episode of SCT perhaps…

    • We had plenty of sweltering nights already, so if Jack Frost (or his summer version) wants to pay an early visit, I don’t mind. The “bitterly cold” upper 50’s are gone now, but at least the temps look normal for the next week with no triple digit idiocy…

  7. draliman says:

    I could never work in any sort of customer service role. I’d lose my rag too quickly and get fired.

  8. Trisha says:

    Send those birds here! I love the sounds mourning doves make but we only rarely see them here and they never hand around long enough to coo.

    I would have been a bit creeped out finding a tombstone outside my house but it’s perfect for Buster’s home! We once had a target practice stake put in our yard overnight. I was kind of disturbed but then other things appeared and we realized they were from my son’s crazy friend.

    We’ve had some cooler weather this summer but none cool enough that I could see my breathe. That must have been a refreshing morning! I love cool, crisp mornings. For some reason, I overheat very easily on my morning walk with the dogs. Anything over about 48 F makes me hot and cranky and it’s been closer to 60 for the past month. Lots of cranky mornings here!

    • I’d be happy to send you all the birds you want! Though I’d be even happier if I could send away the grackle swarms we seem to get every Fall and winter. Maybe they would help protect you from your son’s crazy friend… or perhaps I should send Big Scrat to accomplish that job?

      • Trisha says:

        I’m sure I can think of someone I’d like to release a big box of grackles and Big Scrat on! The president of our HOA would definitely be a contender.

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