Share Your World – Week 103

Greetings from the land of the midnight sun!

As someone who was once on track for a career in meteorology, I can tell you that forecasting the weather is a very inexact science that’s underappreciated by a public that will forget a hundred accurate forecasts while they pummel the weatherman for that one surprise snowstorm.  Yet there are certain atmospheric conditions that even a layman can get right without consulting a crystal ball…. like the fact that in the middle latitudes, it will never be sunny at 11:00 PM.  Yet, this was the hour by hour forecast I pulled from the news site I use to somewhat keep track of the weather last week.  Who needs daylight savings time to add some extra sunlight into your evening anyway?

So before the earth stops spinning on its axis, let’s get our Share Your World obligations out of the way for this holiday week.  Questions, as always, provided by Melanie

A sad reminder that today marks a year since my $12,000 plumbing debacle began…

What is your favorite type of cookie?

Chocolate chip is the only kind I care for.  And I don’t mean those cookies that have gigantic hunks of chocolate pressed into them, or that are so soft and chewy they fall apart in your hand.  Small chocolate chips, and make sure the cookies are WELL DONE…

Perfect!

If you could choose one age and remain that forever, what would it be and why?

I began feeling old when I was in my early-mid 20’s (thanks Mecca!), but I don’t know if I’d want to give up that much experience and wisdom just for good health.  35 was a good age for me, so I guess I’ll choose that…

I was never young and cute anyway…

Do you have a traditional drink during the holiday season?

My traditional drink for every holiday, and non holiday.

Are you able to still believe in holiday magic as you did when you were a child?

Bah!  While I enjoy the whole Santa Claus lore thing (which I obviously had too much fun with this month), I’m not a fan of tricking kids into believing in nonsense shit like that.  It’s even worse than brainwashing kids into religion at an early age, because the adults themselves know Santa Claus is a load of possum shit.  Of course, I don’t have kids… and because of that, most of my parenting advice would probably be even less than shitty.  But still…… don’t take advantage of your naive children like that by trying to make them think Santa’s really real!!!

Pull my beard one more time, you little brat!!!

GRATITUDE SECTION

The prompt is wide open today, for anything you care to share!

Christmas Eve is always a special occasion at The Nest, and it obviously has nothing to do with my Scrooge-like tendencies.  Today is Evil Squirrel’s Nest’s 9th anniversary!  Yes, this not-so-humble little blog began its journey on December 24, 2011… and in nine years has become an almost unrecognizable mess.  But it’s still our mess, and I’m somewhat proud of what I’ve (cough, hack) accomplished here in all that time.  From comics to random images.  Retro ads to squirrel calendars.  Music countdowns to shelf critter plays.  Contests of Whatever to Sandy Awards.  And so much more that has thankfully been forgotten about.  Thanks to everyone who’s been with me for any part of this journey!

Or maybe 2011…

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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19 Responses to Share Your World – Week 103

  1. Trisha says:

    Happy anniversary and Merry Christmas! I can’t believe it’s been a year since your major plumming issue. Or, that your weather app said it would be sunny at 11 pm. Our local meteorologists have been wrong so many times lately but never that wrong!

    • Thanks! You’d think the forecast wouldn’t be so hard where you live. Just keep copying and pasting cloudy and rainy, and you’ll be right more often than not. Weather’s much harder to predict here in the Midwest, but sunny at 11PM should never cross anyone’s mind!

  2. Quirky Girl says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Wow, that is such an incredible milestone. Hope you have a Merry Christmas! 🎄

  3. Happy Blogaversary Evil!! And let’s just party like it was 2019, no? And forget 2020 ever happened…..🙄.

  4. One of our best friends — a former colleague of Garry’s — is a meteorologist. He used to be about 80% accurate, but as the climate has been changing, he’s closer to 50%. The weather around here has always been unpredictable, but it has gotten much worse. A lot of people are waiting for climate change. The problem is, it’s here. Meteorology is going to be a really HOT subject in the years to come. Maybe you should revive your energy and go for it. I have a funny feeling we’re going to need all the meteorologists we can get!

  5. Happy Blogversary and Season’s Greetings. 🎄
    And, I am a commercial pilot. I hugely understand the value of meteorology. 🙂

  6. Happy Blogaversary AND Merry Christmas too! Remembering how incredibly depressed I was after finding out about the Santa myth as a little kid, I tend to agree it’s better not to foster the belief in the fat guy in a sleigh coming down a chimney (and getting stuck) to bring gifts. It was quite magical believing and happily I at least retained a feeling of excitement about Christmas – and I hope I can keep that the rest of my days. Here’s to a better 2021 for sure……and thanks for making us smile ES, even when we didn’t realize how much we NEEDED to!

    Merry Christmas…………Pam and Teddy (and Miss Dingleberry)

  7. Merry Christmas and happy blogiversary! Here’s to the next 9 glorious years. 🕯🎄🎅🏻

  8. Thanks Bill for Sharing Your World and your anniversary celebrations with us! You’ve put the winning ‘vote’ in for chocolate chip cookies…it was the overwhelming favorite “Santa” snack all over the world (apparently)…but I admit I never saw such very well done cookies before! You enjoy and I hope there’s lots of Pepsi for you to wet your merry whistle with! I sense a story lurking behind the Grinch ‘tude towards Christmas…and it’s never my intention to evoke bad memories of such times. Sorry ’bout that. I do hope, all the same, that you have the very best celebration you can on this special day, perhaps in honor of your anniversary! I’m glad you went there in 2011…. A Blessed Yule and Saturnalia to you!!

  9. draliman says:

    Wait… Santa’s not real?… whaaaa! Ha, it’s okay, I’m not really upset, I know you’re only joking!
    Happy blogiversary!

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