First blog from my ancient Dell laptop -- fun.
Anyway, since this is my stinking blog, I want to whine
about tomato plants. You see, some friends of ours
raised a whole bunch of plants from seed, thinking
he would then sell them at the local farmer's market.
Ho, ho! Nope -- he needs a nursery permit and a state
sales tax certificate -- so instead of selling them,
they are now just trying to get rid of them. We've
given some to family and neighbors, and still have
two left. I had the idea we would plant them below
a short retaining wall by our driveway, so that we
wouldn't have to get any more buckets or planting
pots. Well, turns out that six inches down, there's
cement, extending out three feet from the wall. It
would take at least a pick, if not a jackhammer to
get through that crap. So, the options left to us
Anybody out there have any advice for me?
- Get a pick and/or a jackhammer, and possibly
tick off the landlord (not that that is necessarily
a bad thing...)
- Go out and buy two more pots -- we should have
enough potting soil left over from the others we
- Plant the things right in our front yard,
which is the only part of our yard which gets sun
most of the day,
- Plant them in the back yard, and see if they
can get by without days full of sun, or
- Just throw the plants away -- an
increasingly attractive option.
Posted late at night, but not TOO late. [ /home ]
Hey there! I finally got the blog to look, well,
closer to what I wanted it to look like. Notice the
indentation in the blogroll to the right? Oh, yeah.
Maybe eventually I will get around to pointing out
Gary Farber (of Amygdala)
is not really a Canadian. Boy, do I feel stupid. He is from
Colorado, though! Colorado, Canada...
Posted in the early afternoon [ /computers ]
about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My
brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...
These are the sites that I read the most:
instapundit (like many, many
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.
Arts & Letters Daily
The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I
set up this blog 4 years ago.)
(especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!
Worse Than Failure
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.
Other interesting political commentary
(and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web
(What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos
I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
New York Press
Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of
The Fabulous Ruins of
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page