Monday, May 15, 2017

Random Nonsense and Coffee Chat

I'm joining Stacy for some randomness.

Now here's a job I wouldn't want!  Snakehunter!  I hate snakes! They give me the heebie jeebies.

Snakehunter gets big paycheck after catching longest snake of the season. 

This happened in South Florida. The snake was 16 feet 10 inches long.  The snakehunter makes $8.10 an hour plus "bonuses."  He received $375.00 for the catch.  Really?  That's not much in my opinion.  Luckily, it's not his day job.  He's an orchid grower.  Talk about contradictory jobs!  There is no amount of payment large enough to entice me to catch a snake, much less to do so for a living!  How about you?

I can't put the picture here because I can't stand snakes, and I can't look at it more than is required to read the story, but if you're curious, click on the above link, and you will see it.  I can't even put a cartoon snake.  That's how much it bothers me!

So... I went to see The Circle.  I love Tom Hanks and Emma Watson.  The movie, however, was a little disappointing, particularly the ending.  It was one of those, "You decide what happens" endings.  I like my ending tied up with a pretty bow.  Haha!  The movie is about technology and the loss of privacy.  Have you seen it?  Are you planning to see it?

How was your Mother's Day?  Mine was pretty good.  I got some pretty cala lillies.  I got to spend time with my son and husband who took me to eat Tex-Mex.  They rarely agree to do that.  I skyped with my daughter for an hour and a half, and it was so much fun.  I even got a bubble bath!  Best of all, I didn't have to go to the grocery store!

And now... Coffee Chat with Rory Bore.

Our lovely hostess asks...
What gets you turning green?
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I'm typically not a very jealous person.  When I was younger, I was very jealous when it came to my romantic partner, but I think a lot of that comes from a lack of self-esteem and a fear of rejection.

Now that I'm older, it just isn't worth it to be jealous to the extent I once was.  I admit there are little twinges every now and then when I think a waitress is flirting with my husband right in front of me.  But it's just a twinge.  It goes away as easily as blowing a match out.

I do get envious about some things that people have.  I work with many people who live in nicer neighborhoods than I do, have pools, decks with hot tubs, more square footage, prettier decor, beautiful clothing, and so on.  I do feel some envy, but I don't feel that envy toward the people, just the fact that they have things I would like to have.  Then I remind myself that I have everything I need and most of what I want.  I thank God for that. Jealousy is really a self-defeating emotion.  I think this quote sums it up:
That's all for now!  Have a good week!

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4 comments:

Terra Heck said...

Those lilies are very pretty. That's crappy pay for having to capture snakes! I saw previews for The Circle but wasn't sure what it was about. Not sure I want to see it. Like you, I like my endings tied up in a bow. I want to know what happens, and not have to guess.

messymimi said...

So sorry snakes scare you that much, i happen to love both spiders and snakes, and have kept snakes as pets.

Haven't seen The Circle but i agree about wanting an unambiguous end to a story.

Hooray for a great Mother's Day!

Rory Bore said...

16 feet??!!! That's not a snake, it's bungee cord!! good gracious.
Nope. That's not near enough money! LOL
That quote is perfect - and so so true. As much as I love backyard peeping, I do know how blessed we are to have any roof over our heads, when so many have much less.

I love Tom Hanks and Emma Watson is pretty good too -- but I agree, nice ending please!! But I'll probably still see because.. Tom Hanks really is amazing.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Cala Lilies are my favorite flower! Yours are beautiful!

I'm not a fan of snakes, either - spiders are my biggest "NO NO NO!!" though. The hubby has a couple of small pet snakes, but thankfully he keeps them out in the garage where he's set up his man cave. ;) Not 16 feet, though - they're babies, so they're only about a foot if that.

I love Tom Hanks and Emma Watson - I do want to see that movie, but thanks for the heads up about the meh ending.

That quote is perfect!!! :)

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