Weekend Threesome – 5/8/22

Ah, what better way to celebrate Mothers Day than with a threesome?  The Nest’s Weekend Threesome, that is!  Get your mind out of the gutter, this is a wholesome blog…

The zamboni of destruction…

One of the stories I had to cut from last week’s action packed Threesome was the fact that my store’s remodel that was planned for this summer apparently started a bit early.  Right now, all that’s being redone is the flooring, but as you can imagine in a huge retail store with aisles and aisles of shelving, that’s a major pain in the ass that requires turning the sales floor and backroom into a huge mess every evening.  That was the view from my work area on Day 2 a couple Monday nights ago, where a third of the apparel area along with the fitting room had to be moved out so that floor could be put down.  And it’s not the same old white tile we’ve gotten every other remodel, but this ugly brownish crap that takes many hours to finish and leaves a huge mess behind.

I’ve been there for all three of our previous remodels in 2001, 2006 and 2011.  All had their headaches and memorable moments, especially that last one which was not only a remodel but an expansion that lasted about seven months.  That was the remodel during which someone snuck in during our 2 AM lunch hour through an unlocked area in the construction zone, walked the length of the store (a good 500 feet) to get a big screen TV out of Electronics, and pushed it all the way back the way they came and made off with it without being noticed.  Without that event eleven years ago, The Nest doesn’t have Buster…

Stop, you thieving possum!

Buster’s very first appearance as Buster!

What will this year’s remodel clusterfuck inspire?  I’m sure I’ll have a few tales to tell before it’s all said and done….

Long before I blogged or even came up with my Evil Squirrel characters, I picked up an internet hobby that I still partake of twenty years later, and that’s tracking paper currency through the website Where’s George?  Although paper money has an average life in circulation of less than a year, there are always bills that find a way to stay out there longer than normal…. usually by being stuffed away out of circulation for a long time.  That brings us to this five dollar bill which someone found and reported last week…

It starts with my initial entry at the bottom there from August 26, 2005.  It got re-entered a few months later on November 13th, then suddenly turned up again 16 and a half years later on April 29th of this year!  I think that’s a personal record for my longest “sleeper” bill.

It’s also what “Georgers” call a boomerang bill, which is a bill that goes far away only to return home.  The first hit from 11/13/05 states that the bill was picked up in Memphis, TN, which is about 250 miles south of here…. but brought right back to the area I live!  And I know exactly how it wound up in Memphis because it was part of the money my parents took with them on a trip that would have put them in New Orleans on the very day Hurricane Katrina hit.  Instead, they wound up spending that eventful week in their planned first stop, the gambling mecca of Tunica, Mississippi, which is right across the border from Memphis.

Where’s Pennybags?

And finally…

When I go to the park to take pictures of squirrels like I did a couple weeks ago, all of the people walking dogs can make things difficult on me by scaring the critters into hiding on the paths being walked.  But take those dogs off a leash….

Yeah, these two mutts were running wild and free all over the place.  It’s a good thing they weren’t vicious since they’d have each given a cheetah a good race… but it was a while before their sudden intrusion that I saw a squirrel again.  Don’t know if they were let loose by a park patron, a neighbor, or were legitimate strays… but they vanished almost as quickly as they came.

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11 Responses to Weekend Threesome – 5/8/22

  1. I meant to share this link with you yesterday, but was visited by other considerations…anyway this is a version of the stray dogs chasing squirrels (it’s a cat, but meh. The squirrels are generally far too fast and stealthy for mere ‘ground critters’ to get ’em. 😄 Happy Mother’s Day to yours! 🙂

  2. Great Simon ‘toon Melanie……..! My 25-lb. cat tries to chase squirrels but let’s face it – that “ain’t gonna happen”. The Mecca remodel flooring looks like wood – weird choice but then we’re talking Mecca right?

    Pam

    • It used to be fake wood in that area, but that’s the bare floor you see. It’s being replaced by some ugly brownish colored…. I really don’t know what it is.

  3. I’ve had many dogs over the years; unless it’s an off-leash area, they shouldn’t be running like that.

    • I’m not sure what the story was on those two dogs, but there’s still people in my old hood who leave their dogs to roam free as a way of intimidating the neighbors. I had a nasty encounter with the dog from the local drug house when I was a kid…

  4. draliman says:

    I’m sure once it’s done you’ll love the remodel. All the weird choices will suddenly become clear once the big picture can be seen. Or not, possibly.

    • Our last remodel was patched together by Dr. Frankenstein and left us as the most confusingly laid out Mecca in the company for the last decade. If the result is anything like that, it will be humorous at least…

  5. Enduring renovations while still being in the building renovated has to be a sure ticket to heaven. Good luck surviving it with minimal cluster. 😉

    • Always a blast. For the first remodel, they hired two guys to spray down all of the ceiling tiles. Yes, we all got wet a few times with god only knows what dripping down…

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