Share Your World – Week 188

Is it only the bacon that will expire……??????

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 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 on 12/21/12 caused all of the conspiracy theorists out there trumpet that date as the end of the world…

Oh, fuck! The Mayans were right!!!

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….

Thirteen b’ak’tuns to create, one k’in to destroy.

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…

McDonald’s. It’s everywhere you want to be…

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….

Well…. some assembly required.

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.

They don’t sell the good shit anymore anyway….

If you were to compare yourself to a plant, what would you be?

Hmmmmmm, now what plant would I 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.

If it’s pretty, it’s a flower.


In honor of the creation of the universe….


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18 Responses to Share Your World – Week 188

  1. we made the same face like fuzzy and we think we know the plant LOL

  2. noelleg44n says:

    Heck, I can remember the long lines of cars at gas stations during the Jimmy Carter era. I think we don’t see them now because people aren’t driving as much.

    • Long lines are a byproduct of shortages or expected (real or imaginary) shortages. I remember the lines after a couple of back to back powerful storms came through here in 2006…. all because of reports that the power outages had knocked some of the refineries offline. I’m pretty sure people are driving more now than ever before…

  3. Thanks for supporting my effort. I’ve offered to help out until Melanie’s got some of her strength back. She’s hoping to be back by September.

  4. Kismet says:

    They don’t have sunflower seeds at fast food places. Their loss.

  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Maybe not first, but Y2K got people all stirred up, then 2012 … and we’re all still here.
    Oh I agree, if it’s pretty it’s a flower. 🙂

  6. draliman says:

    Mmm, leaded petrol nom nom nom…

  7. Some things never change including the frequent updates for all of us wondering when the actual end of the world will be. I like being prepared…..need to get a special outfit, etc. As for fast food – where would we all be without it? Flowers are in the mind of the beholder but I wouldn’t recommend taking a sniff of the dandelion – your nose would not be happy.

    Hugs, Pam

  8. Are there even Mayans anymore? Hard to trust an extinct group of people who managed to prognosticate an incorrect date.

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