Share Your World – Week 220

The forecast is partly cloudy with a chance of falling space stations.

March 23, 2001 was a day for the Chicken Little in all of us, at least if you lived near the International Date Line.  This was the day that Russia decided to remove the space station MIR from orbit by literally letting it crash to earth… hopefully in the Pacific Ocean.  The Soviet Union launched MIR in 1986, and it enjoyed a nice run as the first continuously habitable artificial satellite until the late 90’s when it became the outer space version of the Corvair.  While most of the space station did end up burning up in the atmosphere, it still put nations from Japan to New Zealand on high alert during the de-orbiting process as well as any craft afloat in the western Pacific.  With all the hoopla over MIR’s fall to earth, Taco Bell got in on the act by placing a 40 by 40 foot target off the coast of Australia, offering a free taco to every person in the US if any debris from MIR hit it…

Does that offer include a free taco for every squirrel in the US too?

And now, assuming The nest doesn’t get taken out by a falling chuck of outer space blue ice, it’s time for us to answer this week’s Share Your World questions from Di!

We think it will fall anywhere in this range….

Do you use an ‘air freshener’ in your home/car/office?

No, no, no, NO!!!!  I’ve never liked artificial scents.  I grew up with four sisters, and have spent much of my Mecca career in areas where these scents are prevalent, especially when I stocked the household chemicals aisle which had all kinds of scented cleaners AND the Glade/Febreze crap.  My home is a scent free zone, unless you count the all natural cat smell…

And……. other natural scents.

How often do you clean the oven or microwave?


In my defense, it’s hard to clean up possum guts…

Do you use a fabric conditioner in your laundry and/or fragranced tumble drier sheets?

I do use fabric softener, but it’s not enough to make my clothes too smelly.

snuggle bear's playing for the wrong team!

Much to Snuggle’s dismay, though, I’ve never used Snuggle®.

If you have the choice, do you prefer to get your laundry dry outside on a line or use a tumble drier?

I haven’t seen clothes drying on a line probably since I was a kid.  I was occasionally using my bathroom to dry clothes during the winter, because when the door is closed the furnace makes the conditions like a desert in there.  Yes, the shower rod makes a perfectly fine impromptu clothesline…

And in the summer, I can just have Ody dry them naturally…

Gratitude Retro Comic:

One of my personal favorites I’ve reposted often…. and to think it’s been ten years now!


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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18 Responses to Share Your World – Week 220

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Nothing scented, please! It makes me sick!

  2. Thanks for joining in and sharing your world ES.

  3. Willow Croft says:

    Yeah, those overscented products are awful! 🙂 Happy almost Friday!

  4. I always wonder what they’re trying to cover up when some place uses heavy “scent” !


  5. draliman says:

    We share the same strict oven cleaning regimen I see…

  6. Fragrance scented products in aerosol cans should be outlawed (same with candles). Talk about gross and disgusting. Nothing plugs up the sinuses quicker than those Glade/Fabreez room ‘deodorizers.’ Here’s to a fragrance free weekend.

  7. mydangblog says:

    I hope they have the decency to clean their junk out of the ocean but somehow I doubt it!

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