Share Your World — 05/09/2022

It’s time once again for Melanie’s Share Your World prompt.

What two totally normal things become really weird if you do them back to back?

I’m not sure about “back to back,” but if two normal things — farting and pooping — are accidentally done simultaneously (i.e., you go to fart and a little poop comes out) — that can be kind of weird and embarrassing. There’s even a name for that. It’s called a “shart.”

What is something that you just recently realized that you are embarrassed by, that you didn’t realize embarrassed you?

Sharting.

If Australia (including New Zealand and Tasmania – which I KNOW are different countries); the UK, Ireland, Germany, the USA, and Brazil, or Italy were represented by one food, which would it be for each?

  • Australia: Shrimp on the barbie
  • New Zealand: Lamb chops
  • The U.K.: Shepherd’s pie
  • Ireland: Irish stew
  • Germany: Bratwurst
  • The U.S.: Hamburgers
  • Brazil: Empadãoes
  • Italy: Pasta

What might happen if Goldilocks and the Three Bears were set in modern times?

The three bears would be arrested for breaking and entering and Goldilocks would be relocated and put into witness protection.

Where was the most most embarrassing or inappropriate place you’ve passed audible gas?

During a job interview. It was embarrassing, but at least I didn’t shart.

If you celebrate it, how was your Mother’s Day? What did you do? If you don’t (because you’re a single guy or it’s not in your culture) please share something fun you did recently.

We loaded our ebikes onto our bike rack and drove to San Francisco, where we met our daughter and her fiancé to bike through Golden Gate Park and along the Pacific Ocean, as well as to stop at a wine cafe for lunch. Then we had a Mother’s Day dinner with our son, his wife, and our grandkids.

TMP — Bored Girl

Every Monday, Paula Light, with her The Monday Peeve prompt, gives us an opportunity to vent or rant about something that pisses us off. My peeve today is about something that happened yesterday when my wife and I took our Mother’s Day bike ride through Golden Gate Park and along the Pacific Ocean.

It wasn’t her fault, really. She’s only 16 months old, you know. She just doesn’t know any better. And, after all, this was the first time we left her alone for an extended period of time. Nevertheless, when we did arrive home after being gone for six hours during our Mother’s Day outing, we were shocked at how much damage a bored little girl can do.

She had not only peed on the family room rug, she had shredded several pillows on our leather sectional couch. And she also pulled the stuffing out of one of the leather cushions. What a bad little girl.

What a bad dog.

Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Now bear in mind, we’ve only had her for two months after adopting her from a local shelter and we’re still going through the obedience training process. We had left her home by herself twice before without incident, but for less than an hour each time. Never for six hours.

So it wasn’t her fault, really. It was ours.

Who Won The Week — 05/08/22

The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

Today is Mother’s Day, so naturally I’m dedicating this week’s Who Won the Week to all of the mothers around the world. Each and every one of us owes our lives to our mothers and they deserve to be celebrated, not just today, but every day, for bringing us into this world and for all the love and nurturing they’ve bestowed upon us.

I’ll be gone most of the day today because my wife, the mother of our children, and I will be loading our ebikes onto our bike rack and heading into San Francisco, where we will be meeting our daughter and her fiancé to bike through Golden Gate Park and along the Pacific Ocean. This evening we’ll be meeting our son and his wife for a Mother’s Day dinner.

So, I hope all of you will enjoy your Mother’s Day today (or, if it’s celebrated on a different day where you live, then I hope you enjoy your Sunday and give your mother a thought today anyway).

See you when I see you.

If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

Who Won the Week? 05/09/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

It’s Mother’s Day (at least in the U.S.) and because of that, I’m designated all mothers around the world as this week’s Who Won the Week winners.I’m a father (and a grandfather), but I will concede that it is often mothers who have the greatest influence upon their children and who shape them as they grow into adults.

A mother plays many roles in her life and for her family. She is a protector, a nurse, a nurturer, a nourisher, a mentor, a guide, a friend, and a teacher for her children. And in many cases, she is the manager for the family and the household.

So let’s give it up today for our own mothers and for the mothers of our children.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

Time Flies

3A8A571B-BE87-4824-B6AC-3B794A1CD62DYesterday I received the above notification from WordPress. Wow, three years since I registered “Fivedotoh” with WordPress. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, right?

I published my first post on this blog on May 14, 2017. It received five views, two likes, and no comments that year. Woo hoo!

Since that first post, I’ve published around 4,500 others, including this one. My blog posts have had more than 365,000 views from almost 100,000 visitors. My posts have received close to 114,000 likes and just shy of 68,000 comments, and my blog now has almost 3,200 followers.

All I can think of is that tagline for Virginia Slims cigarettes from back in the day: “You’ve come a long way, baby.”

Thank you all for visiting my blog, reading my posts, liking my posts, and commenting on them. It means the world to me.

And to all of you mothers out there, have a wonderful Mother’s Day.