Share Your World – Week 107

Geez, and I didn’t even have time to sweep the dust under the couch!

I like to begin my Share Your World posts with a random tidbit from the past week… something I often find myself at a loss for come Thursday giving my boring existence.  That certainly wasn’t the case this past week… as I experienced no fewer than four “There’s a SYW intro!” moments.

Tidbit #1: Friday night at work I found another interesting shopping list someone abandoned in my area.  It wasn’t the list itself that was noteworthy… it’s what it was written on the back of.  A set of stapled together papers that was someone’s discharge notes from a visit to a quick care center!  Name, birthdate, symptoms, test results, treatment and diagnosis…… vaginitis.  Who in the hell pitches that kind of personal stuff on a random counter in a retail store!?!?!?  Ewww!!!

Tidbit #2: Ever get that “Your Stats Are Booming!” notification from WordPress?  I got one of those Saturday evening.  Usually, it’s someone who’s bored trolling through your blog… but instead I found out that in the course of half an hour, I’d suddenly had an influx of over 1,000 visitors to my blog from search engines!  What were they looking for?

My post on the old Bud Light limo commercial featuring “Dr. Galazkiewicz.”  Apparently, Anheuser Busch is rerunning some of its classic ads during the football playoffs this year, and that one aired during Saturday night’s game.  I picked up nearly 1600 hits on that post over the weekend alone!

Tidbit #3: I received a card in the mail from Chewy.com yesterday, where I had to buy the flea medication to get the infestation I had last summer under control.  Apparently I had to enter the cats’ birthdays while I was filling out their information, because enclosed was a birthday card made out to…….. Biskit.

Nice to see someone still remembers me…

That might have upset a lot of people, but I managed to laugh it off.  As nice of a gesture as it is for them to send out pet birthday cards, it can also create a number of awkward situations like that where the card needs to be rerouted to the Bridge…

I’ll share Tidbit #4 in the gratitude section.  We better get on to the main event now…. SYW questions, as always, by Melanie

Amputated hands for the win!

Why do we dream?

I remember reading a theory before that dreams come about by our brain sorting out various memories while we sleep, with some of those passing through the part of our brain that processes vision.  That’s the only thing that can explain my completely random dreams that are a mix of the present and past, prominent and background details in my life, and that have no plot of even story continuity…

Kinda like my Shelf Critter Theatre stories…

Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?

I have a boring, extremely common name… and became a boring, though extremely uncommon person.  So I’d say it’s half right…

Names driving personality only works with cartoon characters.

Does hardship make a person stronger?

Forget the gym… just have your life turn into a living hell, and you’ll have the body of a Greek god!

This is what four straight rough winters will do for you, weakling!!!

Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions?

The answer to this is so simple, but most people are either oblivious or refuse to admit to it.  We can’t possibly know the intentions of other people… no matter how obvious they might seem.  But that doesn’t stop people from assuming they can apply what they know about themselves to people whose minds they don’t have access to…

This doesn’t apply to annoying customers, of course, who are just universally assholes.

Feel free to share some gratitude in the form of images, photos or writing.

January 21st is NATIONAL SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY!!!!!  And this year is the 20th anniversary of my favorite holiday!  Be sure to take some time today, and every day, to appreciate a squirrel near you!

Thank you, thank you! Please feel free to show that appreciation with a little food!

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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18 Responses to Share Your World – Week 107

  1. two women thought that a name can influence the person… so one named her poor kid elizabeth the other one picked katharina. elizabeth never became queen of uk nor katharina tsarina of russia. well thanks momma, nice try…

  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Oh cool – Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! 🙂

  3. draliman says:

    I hope many many squirrels were appreciated yesterday…

  4. Trisha says:

    Dammit, I missed Squirrel Appreciation Day! Oh well, the little rascals got plenty of appreciation from me in the form of peanuts.

    • Every day can be national squirrel appreciation day! Just as long as you never run out of peanuts… though that might start a coup!

      • Trisha says:

        You’re probably right about the coup. Today I ignored a squirrel when it started begging for peanuts and it flung itself against the slider. It happened so fast I just saw a shadow and heard it hitting the window but I found wet smudges on the door 5 feet up! They’re really demanding this year. And there are so many of them!

  5. Thanks, Bill for Sharing Your World. I’m very sorry I missed “Squirrel Appreciation Day” and hope the furry little guys (and gals) got lots and lots of tasty nuts! I don’t find your name common at all, my best friend was named Bill. Sadly he passed away a few years ago. Kindest man I ever met. My admiration of YOU continues to grow though, especially if you’re required to deal with the “customerus stupidius’ which roams the by ways of everyone’s life now and again. Have a great and sunflower seedy week! And remember to share those with the squirrels! Marilyn claims they LOVE ’em..

    • My first and last name both rank among the most common, and I have probably tens of thousands of namesakes around the world. Best thing about that, though, is it makes you nearly impossible to stalk on Google!

  6. It’s really strange when you get one of those blow-outs on your stats. Whenever we have a blizzard, Garry’s memories of the Blizzard of 1973 gets five or six hundred its. Sometimes more. I have some old posts that every once in a while, explode for a day. I always wonder if it’s a search engine discovering me for the day.

    • Search engine peculiarity usually lasts for an extended time and brings in a smattering of hits each day on a particular old post. Bursts are almost always due to either being linked to on a very popular site, or some kind of new attention being brought to a particular subject that your blog already gets search traffic for. I’ve had it happen twice now, both with subjects that if you try to search them through Google, I always pop up among the top in the results…

  7. Can’t wait for the next installment on blog stats from you. With that kind of traffic, there have to be some doozies!

    Elsa says “Squirrel Appreciation Day” is every day-she loves terrorizing, er make that noticing them. 😇

    • Almost 1500 search hits out of that, and I generated a whopping NINE search terms… all, of course, related to the limo commercial. Encryption of search terms takes all the fun out of blogging!

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  9. Nuts! I missed National Squirrel Appreciation Day?!?! No wonder little red was giving me the cold shoulder yesterday! 😦

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