TMP — Wildlife

Every Monday, Paula Light, with her The Monday Peeve prompt, gives us an opportunity to vent or rant about something that pisses us off.

Since we moved from the city to suburbia in early 2020, we have been plagued by wildlife destroying our plants and yard. We’ve got deer eating the leaves off of our trees and plants, destroying many of them. We’ve had gophers and moles building tunnels and poking holes all over our lawn. And now this:

Last night a whole litter of baby raccoons crossed my driveway and invaded my front yard.

Sheesh, we should never have left the city for the burbs.

Share Your World — 11/29/2021

Melanie is doing her Evil Squirrel thing again for this week’s Share Your World thing. She and the Squirrel want to know…

If you had the power to strike one person in your life permanently speechless, who would it be?

Donald Trump.

If you could relive your childhood over again, what’s one thing from this modern world today you’d want to take back with you?

My iPhone. Yeah, I know that no one else would have a cell phone and the internet wasn’t around back then, but I’d still have games and my notes app and my camera.

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple are the standard colors of the rainbow.
Name something you love (or greatly admire/appreciate) for all six major colors of the rainbow! (Sorry indigo, you’re just blue-purple. Hot pink? You’re too flashy!)

Are we supposed to name something we love with all six colors or something we love for each of the six colors? For the former, I’m going with rainbow-colored, cannabis-infused gummies. For the latter:

  • Red: red M&Ms, which are especially beautiful and delicious after eating a cannabis-infused gummy.
  • Orange: my 1967 bright orange Camaro. (No, I no longer have that car.)
  • Yellow: a yellow ribbon tied around an old oak tree.
  • Green: my 1964 British Racing Green MGB. (And no, I no longer have that car either.)
  • Blue: my blue jeans.
  • Purple: purple mountain majesties.

If you were to open the world’s most accurate fortune cookie, what would your fortune inside it read?

Santa’s tired of people leaving him out cookies and milk on Christmas Eve night! If you really wanted to get on Santa’s good side, what would you leave out for him to eat/drink instead?

A one-year’s paid membership to Weight Watchers. He’s already too fat and those milk and cookies treats are going to kill him.

E.M.’s Sunday Ramble Prompt #1

E.M. Kingston has started a new weekly prompt called The Sunday Ramble. It is based upon a certain topic. She asks five questions about that topic, that we can ramble on however we wish. Today’s topic is:

Would you rather be alone or be in a large group of people?

Thanks to COVID, I’ve gotten so used to being alone (with my wife), that I just don’t feel comfortable anymore being in a large group of people. Or safe, either.

Would you rather live on the beach or live in the mountains?

I go back and forth on this one. I wouldn’t mind either, but perhaps the best of both worlds would be to have a place in the coastal mountains with an ocean view.

Would you rather tell people how you feel or keep your feelings to yourself?

I hate it when people ask me how I feel about something, at least in the real world. I’d rather keep my feelings to myself. Well, except here on my blog, where I let it all hang out.

Would you rather be filthy rich or just live comfortably?

I would love to be filthy rich, but that probably comes with too many problems and too many people who hate you for being filthy rich. So I’m going to go with living comfortably.

Would you rather watch a new movie at home or at the theater?

Again, thanks to COVID, it’s been almost two years since I’ve been to a movie theater to see a movie. And because, as I said in my first answer, I have no desire to be in a large group of people, I’d rather watch a new movie (or an old one) in the comfort of my home.

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SoCS — Too Tired to Think

I spent much of the day today (Friday) using Google to research the best kind electric bikes to buy for my wife and me. I was also trying to figure out the best kind of hitch to mount on my electric car, and the best kind of bike rack to attach to that hitch — one that can accommodate two e-bikes, which can weigh 60+ pounds each. Holy cow, that took up a lot of time and I’m still not sure I have the best answers yet.

Golly gee I’m tired. It’s 11 pm where I live as I write this and I can barely keep my eyes open. So I think I’m going to wrap this up, schedule it to post in the wee hours of the morning when, hopefully, I’m soundly sleeping, and then will continue my research tomorrow.

Good gosh I hope I’ll have all my answers by the end of this weekend because I’m exhausted.

And by the way, this whiny post was written in response to Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where she asks us to “use ‘golly gee’ or another interjection that displays the same sentiment in your post.”

Gee whiz I’m tired.