Bwa-ha-ha-ha!!!! It was on May 26, 1897 that Irish author Bram Stoker published the novel that is the main reason his name is still known over a century later…. Dracula. The way we view vampires has never been the same since, particularly once Hollywood got a hold of Stoker’s titular count and turned him into a horror legend. While it’s very much up in the air who exactly Stoker based the character of Count Dracula on, the runaway winner in the jury of popular opinion is a 15th Century figure known as Vlad the Impaler, whose legacy has long been incorporated into the Dracula mythology…
And of course, May 26th is a very special day at The Nest, as WordPress has long declared this day to be our FAKE ANNIVERSARY!
And how funny that there’s a mention of Whitby in that image (from my 2015 FAKE ANNIVERSARY), which was the English town Dracula haunts in the book!
No, I did not sign up with WordPress on May 26, 2011…. that would several months later on December 24th.
Alright, it’s time to put on my garlic necklace and answer this week’s Share Your World questions! SYW hosted, as always, by Melanie…
If You Could Be Best Friends With A Celebrity, Who Would It Be?
Well, I tried to be BFF’s with Regis Philbin 21 years ago, but that didn’t work out….
There aren’t many people I can get along with, so I’ll opt to go with man’s best friend and choose the original party animal, Spuds McKenzie…
What is, or should be, the main purpose of law?
To keep all those lawyers employed. You think I want to work with those assholes at Mecca?
Do You Care About Reviews?
Reviews? Where? I’m actually always curious to know what people think about me…. good, bad or ugly!
How about some
recycled classic material from The Nest? Four years ago, I did a series of special features on each of my Shelf critters, and for Rainy, I included her “reacting” to some of the customer reviews on Amazon for the replicas of her they were selling…
RAINY: He? HE!?!?!? Did you even bother to turn me over and check my bits!?!? And I am NOT a vase!!!! How dare you plug up my rain gauge with nasty weeds that your little brats pulled up out of the ground for you! I did NOT find this review helpful as all!
RAINY: Take me outside! TAKE ME OUTSIDE!!! It never rains INSIDE! I will do very well outside, just as long as your neighbors’ mutts don’t get any funny ideas…
RAINY: Fit!?!?!? Fit WHERE!?!? What did you do with me!?!?!? And why did you give me five stars afterwards!?!?!?!?
RAINY: I definitely am the only one of my kind in existence…. but why are you disappointed in my size? Why would I need to be bigger? Did I not FIT!?!?!? WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE DOING WITH THESE RAIN GAUGES!?!?!?!?!?!?
RAINY: JUNK!?!?!? I’m just broken JUNK!?!?!? You obviously do not know how to treat a skunk lady right. Here, let me show you what I can do with this JUNK!
Is the ‘mind’ different to the ‘brain’? If so, in what ways?
The brain is a thing, the mind is a concept. You’ll never have to worry about being invited to a fancy party and being served monkey’s minds….
Overall how sunny is your nature?
You’re asking this of a night person? I’ll burn up like Dracula in the sunlight…