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Mon 19 May 2003

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 are:

  1. Get a pick and/or a jackhammer, and possibly tick off the landlord (not that that is necessarily a bad thing...)
  2. Go out and buy two more pots -- we should have enough potting soil left over from the others we already planted,
  3. Plant the things right in our front yard, which is the only part of our yard which gets sun most of the day,
  4. Plant them in the back yard, and see if they can get by without days full of sun, or
  5. Just throw the plants away -- an increasingly attractive option.
Anybody out there have any advice for me?
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 ]

Boy, talk 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:

News
instapundit (like many, many other people)
Google News
reddit
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.

Highbrow
Arts & Letters Daily
Lowbrow
Fark

The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I set up this blog 4 years ago.)
Lileks (especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!

Humor
Dave Barry
Tim Blair
Worse Than Failure

Legal Stuff
How Appealing
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Lessig
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.

Other interesting political commentary
Amygdala
Colby Cosh
Impromptus (and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web

Baseball stuff
Neyer
Hunt (What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos

Geek stuff
Greenspun
Doc

Sites I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
Slashdot
Yahoo Money
Ubid
Andrew Sullivan
New York Press

Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of Official Cheer
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page
Wikipedia's BJAODN

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