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min0u
min0u
9 years ago

…posted too quick! Meant to congratulate your sister and commiserate over the challenges of cutting new beds and amending red clay.

Nobinayamu
Nobinayamu
9 years ago

min0o, thanks for the congratulation and the weeping hoses tip. I’d done a bit of research on weeping hoses once she explained what kind of soil she has and I was, admittedly, waffling. On the one hand, I don’t want to create beds that will give “curb appeal” for a couple of months and be either hideous or useless by the time she finds a buyer or renter.

On the other hand, there are cost concerns. Not so much for the hoses; that process seems cost effective. The real problem is that she doesn’t seem to like any of the low maintenance, drought resistant, ornamental plants that are common to the area and doesn’t understand why she can’t just have whatever she wants.

She’s all “I want roses like the kind at Mom and Dad’s house. Why can’t I plant those and not these stupid shrub rose bushes?”

It’s frustrating.

Still proud, though.

ithiliana
9 years ago

Bee: used to read Savage, gave up in disgust fairly soon, for the same reasons you mention here.

I see him as the representative [white middle-class able-bodied cis urban gay] homonormative man who can be good addressing some issues, but his lack of awareness or other matrices of oppression AND his relative privilege is definitely problematic. As a queer fat woman, I don’t even consider him an ally anymore, and his racism over Prop 8 was just ugly.

ithiliana
9 years ago

Johnny: ooooo, thank you! *makes note* I had not heard of that one!

ithiliana
9 years ago

Ozy: I suspect it won’t be long until he does. Although it might be fun to see how long he can contain himself before spewing.

ithiliana
9 years ago

Have to say that I am at Louisville airport, awaiting my plane, watching the rain, and drinking chai tea (ruining the rhyme).

Got here nice and early because there are probably 2000 English teachers leaving day toafter an incredibly successful week of grading AP (there were 359,000 Eng/lit testbooks, and since each has three essays, that’s about a MILLION essays read). Cannot talk about any of the specfics (CONFIDENTIALITY), but it was a hoot. Probably equal numbers over in the Eng/comp test.

Just picked up The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power by Geoffrey Dunn whch I will be reading on the plane….which will be taking off in the rain….unless I fall asleep.

sarahejones
9 years ago

I fucking love Louis Wain. That’s all.

sarahejones
9 years ago

Also! I rescued a kitten today! He is the most adorable black and white ball of fluff and I’m looking for a home for him. Some asshole cut most of his whiskers off 🙁

In other news, the sociopath that assaulted me made another appearance in my (very small) town. I did not run. I did not get scared. I got very, very angry. And as trite as it may seem, I named and shamed him on my Facebook. And I’m not going to back down.

KristinMH
9 years ago

sarahejones, the whiskers will grow back. One of my dogs got too close to the barbecue when it was being lit and got half her whiskers singed off. They were back to normal in a month or two.

Good for you for naming and shaming. I hope you don’t have too much blowback to deal with. *hugs*

Plymouth
Plymouth
9 years ago

My kitten says “meow”. Ok, so my “kitten” is like 3 years old. But she’s still a kitten. If I get to be 35 and still be a girl, my 3-year-old feline can be a “kitten”. (and don’t anyone fucking tell me I can’t be a girl. Dumbass society made me pick a gender identity and that’s the only one I’ll bloody accept! I’d really rather just not have one.)

Ami Angelwings
9 years ago

xD my cat is like 9 years old but she still acts so young… like me! :3

Plymouth
Plymouth
9 years ago

Meow! Our other cat is 9 but she’s kinda chubby and lazy and not at all kittenish. But I call her kitten sometimes too 🙂

Captain Bathrobe
9 years ago

It’s Father’s Day, and I’m currently enjoying breakfast in bed prepared by my wife and oldest son.

If this is the feminist dystopia, then I’ll take it.

Also, cats.

Pecunium
9 years ago

The whiskers will take a while. One of our cats singed his and I could still tell about 6 mos. later.

Men's Rights Activist Lieuteant
Men's Rights Activist Lieuteant
9 years ago

Can we get a forum? I think the demand is clear.

Bee
Bee
9 years ago

Following up on Elizabeth’s plant question: I bought a plant, and then it died. Do you think it will affect my new plant’s morale if it’s sitting where it can see the dead plant? I don’t want to throw away my old plant, because I think that maybe it will come back to life somehow. But I’m worried that the new plant will be scared if confronted with such stark evidence that I’m a bad plant owner.

I do have bigger, more important worries in my life. (Like, what if the dead plant comes back to life and the two plants don’t get along?) Also: spitting on short men. It takes up so much of my day! What to do.

Pecunium
9 years ago

Ok… I don’t know where else to put this, and I had to share. Radical Masculist Manifesto

I don’t want to say that Human Stupidity has a corner on the market… but they sure have collected a bunch of it.