The Nest’s Share Your World showcase of my Shelf Critters continues this week with the gang’s resident know-it-all Umbreon, Shadow. Shadow was the first critter I ever obtained specifically to work into a blog skit… one of the final Bashful stories that SCT spun off from in October 2016. That happened to be the summer of the Pokemon Go! craze, which brought the pocket monsters from the late 90’s back into vogue again. Though I know little about the Pokemon universe, I learned of many of the creatures within the last decade, and the Umbreon was always my favorite… thus why Shadow was too tempting not to purchase from Mecca’s checkout counter full of collectibles…
Due to the smugly superior look on Shadow’s face, he has taken on the personality of a narcissistic brainiac who tends to look down upon the common riffraff of the Shelf. His godlike facade can come crashing down in an instant with just a little flirting, as it gives him an uncomfortable feeling inside of his Pokeballs, which it turns out is his greatest weakness. Shadow’s appearance on
Jeopardy Shelfardy (inspired by Ken Holzhauer’s champion run in 2019) is one of the Theatre’s epic moments…
A Share Your World question inspired by Shadow…
If you were on a trivia show and had to correctly answer ten questions in one subject to win a million dollars (or whatever currency is used in your locale), what would you hope the category would be?
And now, let’s share our world with Melanie’s questions for this week!
Do you believe in soul-mates?
No. There’s too many unique variables in each individual human to match up.
What are three scents you like?
Nooooo… wait! Not that! But my list will be just as gross….
#1. Leaded gasoline, which hasn’t been sold in about 30 years…. but I loved the smell of as a kid! (Yes, that should explain some….. things.)
#2. The bug spray truck, which I thought had been banned since I was a kid, but they still spray in the summers! Just not that good smelling cancer causing shit that made kids everywhere follow the truck around to get a good huff back in the day…
#3. My own farts, because when it comes to farts, we really do believe our shit doesn’t stink.
What are some things that you might be considered too old to do, but that you enjoy?
A lot of “sensible” adults think trying to catch and chase down batting practice balls before baseball games is a kids thing, but I was one of many adults who played along and hoarded baseballs. At least, I did until they put in metal detectors at the gates that made getting into ballparks such a hassle that I haven’t gone to a game in five years.
I could also put down playing with my
dollies shelf critters, but that’s merely done for the entertainment of my readers…. not myself, of course.
What is one food you absolutely refuse to share?
Given my selfish nature and voracious eating habits, that would be pretty much anything I like. You won’t be getting any of my fries, burnt Cheez Its, or candy cigarettes…
Please feel free to share something positive!
When I read the questions I was thinking a scent I quite like is “bacon”. Very boring and predictable compared to your, um, rather “unique” list…
I’m pretty sure my list of smells will be unique for this round of SYW. The scary part is, that list is semi-serious…
oh man candy cigs… I haven’t seen them for years here… think they are no longer allowed like all things in this awful eu-clan…
They banned them here a long time ago and replaced them with generic crap that doesn’t taste the same. The Fun Police are everywhere…
I didn’t know they still made candy cigarettes – this isn’t just an entertaining blog, it’s a veritable treasure trove of information! I’m with “draliman” on the bacon thing. Love that aroma – always have. I used to like the smell of the beach but pollution and dead fish, etc. lying on the sand kind of ruined that one.
I doubt they make the genuine article anymore, and whatever they replaced candy cigs with doesn’t taste the same. The smell of dead fish reminds me too much of the many trips we made to the local lakes as a kid…. blech! Oh, and that bait shop smell…. it was…… unique.
😂🤣😅😆🤣🤣🤣 Thanks, Bill, for Sharing Your World! I’m still trying to catch my breath from laughing so much. Your posts are indeed ‘unique’! Speaking of that, next weekend will (with your kind permission of course) bring another round of Squirrely SYW….I’ve got four questions and I’m sure the bloggers will love ’em. Great job! 🙂 Your list of ‘favored’ scents was …different…. 😝 and you reminded me of what my brothers used to say about one’s own effluence via the Hershey Highway….”You grew it, you chew it.” I guess you do…. 😏 Working at Mecca you must have the front line advantage to find things like candy cigarettes (if they put any out in our very P,C. world…wouldn’t want some kid pretending to smoke, becoming obese from eating too much sugar and then being addicted to the evil ‘weed’ (not Fuzzy’s kind either). Well that’s how they put things here in the Land of the Lost anyway. No beer coolers because the kids might see and become alcoholics…. 😣 Hurts my head to think about that, so I’ll stop now. Thanks for all the great answers and the bonus of the classic ‘strip’. You sure that poor mom in the cartoon wasn’t having a nightmare?? LOL I know waking up to a Buster in my bed would freak me out.
I can’t wait to see how SCTSYW Part Deux plays out! The prospect makes me about as excited as if I had a fresh tank of old gasoline to huff. We don’t sell anything that even resembles the old candy cigs at Mecca (even for Halloween), and there must have been an ingredient in the originals that got banned, because the crap that replaced them in the 90’s tasted like shit!
I love the smell of bleach. It reminds me of swimming in a hotel pool as a kid. Boring!
Wow, there’s another unique smell that takes me back to all of those damned bowling trips all over the state we took for tourneys me and my sisters were in. I spilled way too much bleach in my 16 years stocking the cleaning aisle to think anything positive about that smell anymore… but at least it’s better than ammonia.
Whoa…do they still sell candy cigs-I had no idea?!
My mother loves the smell of skunk, go figure! As for my, I really like the smell of marijuana. I can’t smoke it myself but our neighbour does, and I’m always like “Mmm, keep blowing it my way”. Lol.
Blech! Reefer’s gotta be one of my least favorite smells, and now that it’s semi-legal in my state, half the people at work reek of it. And I’m not just talking about the customers…
It’s been legal here for ages, but we have the same guidelines around it as we do for alcohol–it’s pretty regulated here. I don’t know why I like the smell so much!