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…
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…
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…
Do you have a traditional drink during the holiday season?
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!!!
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!