Share Your World 4-7-2021

So now it’s April. Garry and I are vaccinated and Owen is half way to his finale. The weather is considering the possibility of warming up and staying that way for more than a few hours. Not dropping to below freezing every night.

The daffodils really want to bloom, but because it keeps getting so cold at night, I think maybe the buds are frozen. Fortunately, inside the house, we’re having a major flowering event. orchids, Easter lilies, anthurium, and not-a-Christmas Cactus are all blooming with enthusiasm. We have plans to plant flower boxes, but — sigh — we are waiting until the frosts finally end.


Do you think psychic abilities exist? 

I’d be surprised if they didn’t. I’ve watched our dogs talk wordlessly to one another. I have dreamed real events to which I had no connection including a plane crash — and no, I didn’t know anyone on the flight. I think we all have psychic abilities, but have lost them mostly because talking has replaced them. Do I have any scientific evidence for this? Not a bit.

Ghosties and ghoulies

How would you describe peanut butter to someone who didn’t know what it was?

A really good substance for getting your dog to take pills. Guaranteed to make your jaws stick together.

Why does an octopus squirt ink?

Living underwater, they do not have access to a computer and thus are unable to go to Amazon and buy pens. They’ve gotten a grip on the whole ink thing, but lack the ability to create a writing implement. They are working on it. Anyway, it’s squid who squirt ink, not octopi. Similar, yet somehow different.

Who are two of today’s greatest entertainers in your opinion?  (Can be actors, musicians, singers etc.)

You mean still alive? Actually I have favorites. Actors: I can’t remember their names. Late night comedians: Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver, and Seth Myers. Singers: Can’t remember any names and haven’t really liked pop music since the Beatles broke up.


Categories: Anecdote, Anthurium, cactus, Flowers, Gallery, lily, orchids, Photography, Share My World

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13 replies

  1. Poor octopuses. They can’t buy pens and they can’t even squirt ink to make up for it.


  2. Animal communicators get in touch with them through their thoughts. I join a group on Saturdays that does this. We “talk” to various animals that want to communicate about their situations. Our leader is a professional with a business in Arizona. She gives us instruction and leads discussions with the animals.


    • I’ve seen them “talk” to each other. I think humans have just talked away their psychic abilities. The problem with dog-human (and cat-human) communication is that it tends to be very non-specific. I want to know “where does it hurt” and HE wants to tell me that he would like a piece of chicken 😀


  3. I’m glad you both are vaccinated. The flowers are beautiful


    • I’m still pulling myself together from shot number two, but I’m very glad I’m done with the shots and soon, hopefully, the reaction. As soon as Owen is fully up to snuff, we might even go out somewhere and DO something! Now isn’t that a concept?

      I notice, looking outside this afternoon, that the trees are really thinking about blooming. Still not doing it, but getting there.

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  4. Thanks, Marilyn for Sharing Your World! I get a bit of education each week when I read your answers! Wiki ( thinks octopi squirt ink, as do the writers of several ‘outdoor’ and ‘fishing’ publications, but honestly? I have no idea. I suppose someone could mistake a squid for an octopus, although I can clearly see the difference between the two cephlopods. Wiki does have a drawing of a squid and does note that deep sea octopi can’t squirt ink, nor does the Nautilidae (which looks like a giant shrimp to me). Is it odd that I want fish for dinner now? 😉

    Your photography is gorgeous and I’m glad your indoor garden is flourishing even if it is still too cold outside for things to grow!

    Peanut butter is the premier pill coating to get a dog to gulp a pill and never notice it. I had one dog that learned the pill trick, and would lick all the peanut butter off the pill and then spit the pill out, I privately thought it wanted more peanut butter…. That’s when a friend suggested deviled ham because no dog refuses that either.

    What a fun Share Your World you gave today! Congrats on your vaccinations and here’s to a return to some fun activities like eating out now that we’re mostly all ‘safe’. Have a great week!


    • Duke is brilliant and sucking off the peanut butter and spitting the pill into a corner where we won’t find it for weeks. So now, we cut the capsules in half and pour it into his food where he doesn’t even notice it. I think it’s the plastic coating he doesn’t like — except he eats plastic pill bottles for fun. Maybe the capsules don’t crunch enough.

      Squid is one of Garry’s all time favorite food. There used to be a great little calamari restaurant on the docks in Boston we loved. Then came the “big dig” and they turned that whole part of town into a super expensive area where not merely can’t normal people get a meal, the price of parking is enough to feed both of us for a week — and that’s before you even get out of the car. It was so nice when it was just fish restaurants and wholesale fish sellers.

      Anyway, the restaurant was dedicated to calamari, much of it cooked in their own ink. I didn’t like the ink, but Garry did. They also made the absolute BEST fried calamari ever anywhere. We’ve tried it all over the east coast. NO ONE did it nearly as well. It was perfectly tender and absolutely delicious. I didn’t care much for the tentacles, but like with lobster, I closed my eyes, thought of England, and ate. Sometimes, you have to get past the appearance and just go for the flavor. And of course “The Daily Catch” is gone with all those other wonderful eating joints. They also had a fish-centered Chinese restaurant which was the best Chinese restaurant anywhere.


  5. Wow, we’ve had daffodils up in NH for a few weeks now. Of course, we’ve also had quite a few nights that didn’t reach freezing, so… I hope your spring arrives soon!


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