Hold on to your 1985-style orange life preservers, folks… because the WABAC Machine is going waaaaaay back this time. All the way back to August 11, 3114 BC! This is the date, according to the ancient Mayans, that the world we know now was created. That would be 0.0.0.0.1 on what we refer to as the Mayan Long Count calendar. This is the calendar that had a rather infamous odometer rollover on December 21, 2012 with the start of the 14th bʼakʼtun, the fifth number cycle in the count. Because the Mayans had believed the previous “creations” of the world had ended after 13 complete bʼakʼtun cycles, the date 184.108.40.206.0 on 12/21/12 caused all of the conspiracy theorists out there trumpet that date as the end of the world…
But as with all apocalypse predictions, it wound up being just a bunch of bunk. Surely, one day the doomsayers will be right….. but there’ll be nobody around to congratulate them for a correct prognostication.
Now it’s time for The Nest to share its world before it really does end. Unfortunately, we won’t be doing that will usual hostess Melanie’s questions this week, as she’s been absent from her blog since at least last Thursday. I echo everyone else’s sentiments in hoping that everything is OK with her. In Melanie’s place, Pensitivity (Not to be confused with old school Nest follower The Pensive Squirrel) stepped up to provide the grist for this week’s SYW mill….
When you’re on holiday, do you prefer self catering or a hotel/B&B?
I haven’t been out of town since 2015, but when I did travel, I lived on fast food…
Do you have a favorite meal you cook for yourself or order when out?
Nothing beats a classic hamburger or some good ol’ fried chicken. And they’re both mostly easy to make/find….
In the current fuel crisis, have you made a conscious effort not to use the car unless absolutely necessary?
I drive about 50 miles per week, most of that to and from work. If I used the car any less, it would grow roots in my garage.
I have great timing, though. When gas prices were at their apex in late June, I had to fill up… then watch the price drop like a rock until it was about 80 cents cheaper per gallon when I next had to get gas three weeks later.
If you were to compare yourself to a plant, what would you be?
No, don’t answer that, Fuzzy!
I’m like a dandelion. Just trying to be myself and survive in a world full of dull looking grass, but everyone hates me because I’m considered a weed.
In honor of the creation of the universe….