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.
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…
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…
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…
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!
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…
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!