The Nest is continuing its countdown of items that were not very popular when I started working at Mecca in 1998, but that have since become the big must-have swag everyone wants to blow their money on. We’re getting into the real “Holy crap, did those become BIG!” territory now… and at #4 on our list is air mattresses! What was once a novelty item for camping trips or for use as an emergency place to sleep in case that brand new futon you ordered from Rent-A-Center took a little too long to show has now become perfectly acceptable for use as a normal bed. People have been buying these things like crazy for the past few years, and they now take up two entire sections in the sporting goods department, and even branched out into the regular bedding area about five years ago! All I can say is the people who buy these things must not live with cats….
Now it’s time to use my head full of hot air to answer this week’s Share Your World questions, provided as always by Melanie…
What did you learn the hard way?
Not to trust people who are cheerfully waving you on to make a left turn in front of them…
Which activities make you lose track of time?
I somehow managed to waste 50 minutes trying to think of an answer to this question, and still came up empty!
Why do we seem to think of others the most after they’re gone?
I move on too well from people in real life for this to be an issue. Chances are, I wasn’t thinking of them even before they were gone… and certainly not after.
Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
The only truth that can be known is unchallengeable… the basic, undisputable facts of our universe and existence. The application of those facts in our world and everyday life is very challengeable, but that’s what makes it NOT truth, even though people like to refer to these inferences as “truths.”
We hold these truths to be self evident…….. BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!
It’s gonna be 100 degrees tomorrow! Summer is here….
I had to learn that lesson too … for the price of a new rear light… I always thought chevy makes cars for the working class….wrong! oh wait two lessons for the price of one…what a deal!
The Chevy dealers are definitely not thinking of the working class. Where else can you get charged $60 for a “free” oil change?
I know what you mean with the hot weather! Try to keep cool! 🙂
Looks like it’ll be back in the 70’s and 80’s next week! As long as the AC holds out, I’ll be good…
All I can say is never trust a truck driver and summer can go away any time as far as I’m concerned. It’s been nearly a week of either upper 90’s or 100F (with more high 90’s forecast for next week) and summer hasn’t officially arrived yet. Good news though, autumn is just 98 days away. 😬
Better news… meteorological autumn is only 75 days away!
It is 104F and not yet 10:30 in thee morning yet. It is an Arizona cold snap BRRRRRRR.
104 and no humidity is a breeze compared to our 95 with a heat index of six zillion.
Thanks ever so for Sharing Your World E.S. Great answers, plus a cartoon goodie! It made me forget about the ‘it’s too damned hot 🔥 . This remark/comment is short, sort of, because my computer, perhaps having hot flashes of its own, died. I typing on my tablet. 😰. You have a wonder filled week and stay cool! 🗻💨
Hopefully my computer won’t get heat stroke too… since my fat bod (not quite xxxxxxxxxxxl) blocks most of the fan from cooling it off. At least the AC has kept up, which a month ago, I’d have doubted for true muggy summer weather.
The Next ‘toon was sheer perfection. It has always amazed me that people go to the beach to cool off. HUH? Nothing cool about being there – hot sand, hot sun, hot water in the summer anyway, and by the time the ice cubes have melted that you brought (takes about 30 seconds) hot drinks as well. The smell of baking skin permeates the atmosphere – and everyone looks like a lobster. OOPS I think I slipped into “rant” mode!
I don’t get the appeal of the beach at all…. it’s literally one of the last places I’d want to be when it’s hot! Maybe that’s just a landlocked Midwesterner who’s never been on a real beach before talking, but I’ll just stay inside, thank you!
Sunsets and sunrises are the only times I like being on a beach. Otherwise – no thanks.
What’s with the last answer? You’ve gone all philosophical on us! Let’s get Zeeba to answer instead. I’m sure her answer will be more straightforward and will probably involve a sharp implement…
ZEEBA: Truth is BLOOD!!!! And fools who challenge BLOOD get stabbed in the eyeball!!!! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD!
Yes, that’s more the thing.
While I take the implied meaning of the first question, it is suggesting that some things are soft, the opposite of hard. I’ve never learned anything the soft way, but that’s just me.
Now that you mention it, I don’t know how you could learn something the soft way. Real knowledge usually requires lessons at the school of hard knocks…