What happened with that? Volume 721 VIPs have spoken »
Every so often I like to give you an update on some stuff I previously mentioned. I use the phrase “I’ll report back later” quite often and I like to keep my promises. As indicated by the title, we are now on volume 7.
The hostas are basically thriving and if I could kill all the squirrels I’d have some tomatoes, too
Back in May I took a stab at dividing some hostas that were threatening to take over my backyard. I was afraid to just rip them apart with a shovel because I like them but I did it anyway. Success, baby! Those things really are hardy.
Although I divided and dispersed so many I might have to get rid of a few. I’ll have to think about that.
Just to get jiggy with it, we threw some tomato plants and two green pepper plants into the mix and they’re actually surviving. I talked about getting a Topsy Turvy container but never did. I was put off by the reviews that said the thing grows progressively heavier and will bend a shepherd’s hook. And I never nailed anything anywhere in the hopes of supporting the weight.
Twice now a green tomato sprouted, we oohed and ahhed over the miracle of life and then the mofo disappeared. It’s those effing squirrels. Hate the squirrels. I’d like to wage war on the squirrels. Punks.
It really was dog shit
Remember when we went up north for a long weekend and when we got back the neighborhood smelled funky?
It took a day or two of serious scavenging on my part but I found a pile of dog shit on that stupid section of grass that’s between the sidewalk and the street. I hate that section because I’m responsible for it but it does not belong to me and is deemed public property. I don’t even know what to call it. Oh! Wikipedia tells me the kids in Detroit call it a tree belt. Effing tree belt.
Note to the dog owners of the world: It is. Not. Okay. To let your dog shit on that piece of “public property” and then walk away without tending to it. Is it okay for me to drop a shitty diaper on your tree belt and then walk away? No it’s not okay.
It’s the same concept, people. Get with the program.
Tags: Things I over analyze