Share Your World – Week 115

It’s Christmas in March!

When you work in retail, you can always tell when the people have money burning a hole in their pocket.  First of the month, naturally.  A small bump mid-month.  Income tax refunds every February and March bring out the shopping animals in people.  Well, combine all that with stimulus money given out hand over fist and you get the kind of consumerism that makes Black Friday look like a yard sale.  I tend to the home goods area around small appliances, and even at Christmas it’s easier to keep in stock than it is now.  Yes, the economy is certainly getting stimulated… and I’ll cheerfully take the nice sized quarterly bonus I got on my most recent check despite the lousy inventory count my store had in January…

And now it’s time to stimulate this blog by posting my answers to this week’s version of Share Your World, with questions, as always, by Melanie….

It’s beginning to look a lot like St. Patty’s Day…

How well do you know your next-door neighbors?   Do you like them?

The only neighbor I ever had any kind of meaningful interaction with in the 12 years I’ve lived here moved out in 2018.  The guy who currently lives there has only talked to me once, and that was to inform me that the tree cutting service I used two years ago apparently damaged his big honkin’ pickup truck which is halfway parked in my yard.  I’ve never exchanged pleasantries at all with the two ladies who live on the other side of me, despite them being there since 2014.  I like to keep up my mystique as the quiet neighbor that everyone needs to worry about…

The only neighbors I ever liked are the ones I fed on my porch…

Do you have a full length mirror?

To the right of my computer desk where my fat ass is always parked, yes, there is a vertical mirror.  It’s screwed onto the closet door, and it was already there when I moved in.  I can swivel my chair around anytime I like and look at my nasty ass face…

Mitzi admiring herself in said mirror.

(for the men)  Do you shave every day or do you like the ‘stubble’ look, or a beard?

(for the ladies)   How long do you spend putting on make-up in the morning?

TWEET!!!!! I protest this question as being SEXIST!!!!

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

In all seriousness (is that even allowed on The Nest?)…. I hate shaving, but if I let the stubble grow too much, my face gets too itchy.  So I shave once a week on the night I go back to work… leaving me nice and scruffy most of the time, for those of you who like the sandpaper feel.

How many items of clothing are in your bedroom (or closet) and not hung up?

Anything I wear is hung up.  What’s piled up on the closet floor (other than the usual junk I have cluttering up everywhere) are the clothes that are too worn out or no longer fit.  I may clean it out someday…

In related news, the sun might explode into a supernova at any time…

Do you have a happy place?

Right here, surrounded by my computer, my shelf critters, and my full length mirror….

And sometimes a cat…


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 115

  1. More insights into the world of YOU…… I don’t have a full length mirror – it’s bad enough seeing myself in the bathroom mirror which is probably 3/4 length. As I age I tend to avoid mirrors. Do you have ANY “visiting” cats there anymore? I can remember several through the years who have frequented Chez Squirrel for a meal.


    • Not since Gypsy disappeared two years ago this month. I’ve seen Sewie a time or two, but it’s been a while… and I think his family may have moved since different cars started appearing in their driveway a while back. It’s just me and the squirrels again…

  2. full lenght mirrors will mess up your day… we banned it in the closet and blocked one part with trashures…so I can only see a part of me what’s not damaged by haägen dazs…

    • I have trashures in front of that mirror as well… which doesn’t block the mirror, but keeps foolish people from standing in front of it. Plus, the light in this room is bad!

  3. Sounds like you keep excellent company!

  4. Kismet says:

    Do I have a happy place? Of course, I live on a funny farm.

  5. Thanks for Sharing Your World, E.S. That whole mirror thing is over-rated IMHO, I don’t own one and I never have; but I have an antique one (round in shape) that I’ve been offered a LOT of money for over the years. I can see all I need to in that one if it’s necessary. I don’t spend a lot of time staring at my gob in the thing though. Mea culpa for temporarily forgetting K.I.S.S., David Bowie. Boy George and the dozens of others who founded gender-bending long before it became a fad…and apologies to the bearded ladies in the crowd too. I OUGHT to have remembered because once a woman hits a certain landmark in years, the facial hair appears often. It’s not a pretty sight, which is why I made that mirror remark up above. Who needs to see THAT? Have a fabulous week Squirrel and I hope you get some more of the feline visitors to your door. I BET the squirrels are more happy without them though.

  6. draliman says:

    “He seemed like such a nice, quiet man. Short scruffy beard. We never really spoke. Then he unleashed something called a ‘Zeeba’…”

    • Investigators sent to search the suspect’s home for the so-called “Zeeba” were only able to find a tiny one inch tall plastic figurine which matched the witnesses description.

      “This can’t be the evil thing that unleashed such a bloodbath!” one officer said to the other.

      Came a voice from a big eyed plush near the back of the shelf:


      “You snitch!” Zeeba sneered back at Mr. Fox!

      Both investigators immediately requested a leave of absence from active duty…

  7. Ally Bean says:

    Your happy place sounds perfect for you. My answer to the question about neighbors would be similar to yours. I’m always kind of shocked when someone says they know a neighbor. How does that happen?

    • In neighborhoods like the one I grew up in where the houses are built almost on top of each other, it’s kind of hard to avoid your neighbors. Even here, I have to carefully calculate when to go outside for fear of being spotted and having neighborly things done to me…

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  9. noelleg44 says:

    You’ve got everything you need! In our previous home, we hardly ever interacted with our neighbors (multiacre lots) – here we are cheek by jowl and luckily we have really low-key neighbors with whom we can relate. Thank heavens!

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