Weekend Threesome – 8/29/21

Welcome to another Sunday morning edition of The Nest’s Weekend Threesome!  It’s five minutes of your life you’ll never get back…. well, unless you kept the receipt.

Too hot.  Too rainy.  Too quiet.  Too lazy.  I’ve had a bunch of excuses for not taking the time for some squirrel pics this summer… but finally had a banner morning on Thursday with three of the little furballs who should provide a handful of great Saturday posts (like yesterday’s).  And I’ve finally got a neighborhood squirrel who I’ll be able to recognize again!

Of course you can recognize me. I’m world famous and shit!

I talked a lot about how many of the squirrels at the local park sport some weird notches in their ears, but never any of the squirrels I can find in my own yard.  At least until this winter…

I nee some earmuffs, man!

Yep, that’s definitely the same squirrel I took that chilly photo of in February!  He just doesn’t quite have the fur coat he did then because… well, it’s hot as hell now instead of cold as hell!  I’d like to say I’ll keep an eye out for him now, but because of my nearsightedness, I can’t really make out details like an ear notch from more than a few feet away from my eyes… and it’s never a good idea to let a squirrel get that close to your face.

My absolute favorite song lyrics site that was also one of my go-tos for Billboard chart information shut down sometime over the past 10 days.  It had pretty much been abandoned for several years, but still, that was a treasure trove of information that I’ll sorely miss for my lyrics contest I run elsewhere every January and as research for my Monday Muzak posts…

While searching to find an explanation for the sudden shuttering, I stumbled upon their page on something called Cutestat, which has all kinds of nosy analytical information about websites on the internet (Answer: Their domain was about to expire, and I guess the host didn’t want to re-up it).  While I was there, I decided to see what it had to say about The Nest….

2.42 stars? Must not be SCT fans.

Apparently my blog is worth $8.95.  Geez, I can’t even get a decent meal at a fast food restaurant for that anymore.  And I’m apparently supposed to be making an income of 15 cents a day.  That’s about $530 over the life of my blog that I’ve never seen a penny of!  What the hell’s up with that?

Musta got hijacked by the WordPress helper monkeys.

Of all the strange and bizarre things I’ve randomly come across in my many years of paying attention to my surroundings, this one has to take the cake….

Uhhhhhhmmmm….

I took that picture through the passenger side window while driving by it… and the result was even more unsettling than the reality.  So I said “fuck it!” and waltzed down the street to get a decent picture of it on foot… nosy neighbors be damned.

I guess even Barbie doesn’t want tan lines…

It’s a big (probably at least two foot tall) Barbie doll dressed in only panties and pink shoes.  It’s been laying in the grass between the sidewalk and street about 100 feet from my front door since at least Wednesday morning when I first spotted it on my walk… and it was still there as of Friday.  Someone either has a freaky sense of humor, or one of the neighborhood girls was pretty careless with her toy.

And no, I have no intention of kidnapping it for the Shelf Critter gang….

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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13 Responses to Weekend Threesome – 8/29/21

  1. Interesting CuteStat stats…..I decided to check it out myself but I did see this as a link on the google search: cutestat.com was registered 1 decade 1 year ago. It is a domain having.com extension. It is estimated worth of $ 8.95 and have a daily income of around $ 0.15. Furthermore the website is generating income from Google Adsense. SO don’t feel bad – even Cutestat is only worth $8.95 and makes a whopping $0.15 a day. I decided NOT to put onespoiledcat to the test because I was afraid it would say it was worth LESS than $8.95 and I’d be depressed the rest of my Sunday. That barbie doll is a strange item to find lying by the side of the road – roadkill?

    Pam

    • Ha! I never thought to turn the sword on CuteStat itself! Well, that makes me feel better to know my blog has the same value as a website that evaluates websites in a cute manner. I noticed when I went to work last night that Barbie has now made her way to the other end of the sidewalk and back into the yard…. a little away from the street, but still a headturner if you’re driving or walking by.

  2. Someone is messing with you in regard to that creepy Barbie doll. Especially if it’s moving around now. Maybe it’s someone’s cat or dog toy and they keep losing interest so drop it where ever they happen to be. That would seriously creep me out. 😖 As to ‘CuteStat’ at least you got rated. I didn’t qualify apparently as “No Results” was the result. So no $8.95 price tag NOR .15 a day. I guess that ‘restrict search engine access” thing really works! 😲🥺 I don’t know whether to be flattered or insulted actually though. I’m glad you’ve re-found your ‘squirrel shot’ zen again. Seeing a cute squirrel does loads for giving my spirits a life, especially if some questionable site refuses to acknowledge me. 😄

    • That should be LIFT not LIFE by the way. My spirits might need life too though, come to think of it. 🤔🤐

    • I entered the message board I’ve posted at for two decades now (14 years on the same site), and it wasn’t there either. Most likely it means nobody’s looked you up before to see if you’re a big moneymaking blog they’d want to entice you to write a paid ad for. I’ve had a few of those offers before from annoying twits… even AFTER I added the disclaimer to my Contact Me page that I won’t even respond to those offers anymore.

  3. Well in the good news department (maybe in spite of the Threesome’s antics) your site is considered safe. 😇

  4. Kismet says:

    Good thing to leave Barbie where she was. I’d hate to see her if the shelf critters got hold of her.

  5. Trisha says:

    Maybe the Ear Notcher has found where you live and has started notching up your squirrels. And that dead-looking Giant Barbie…that’s really creepy. Of course, I’ve always hated dolls and found them disturbing. When I was a kid, my Grandma gave me a cloth Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz doll. I hated it. My mom kept finding it behind the TV and finally asked me why I kept putting it back there. I answered, “So the Shadow will get her.” It never did take her though, which was very disappointing.

    • I should have checked Barbie to see if she had any ear notches. Sadly, Barbie is gone now, and I lost out on the picture of a lifetime this morning….. but I’ll save that story for the next Threesome! I’d summon my Shadow to take your Dorothy doll, but he’d probably find such a menial task beneath his lofty status…

  6. draliman says:

    Maybe somebody should give Ken a call. He’s probably getting worried…
    My blog is worth a whole buck a day! “I’m in the money, I’m in the money…”

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