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May 29, 2007

Early returns

I just happened to notice that this great growing weather we are getting has gotten some early results on one of the pepper plants . . .
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The cilantro has taken a bit of a beating, but I think with a little TLC it will prosper.

Introducing Oscar


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This is Oscar. He lives a few doors to the North. He seems to have an unusually strong interest in Kittay.

False "Monday"

It is so hard to get up after a long weekend. I think things were complicated by the 25mg of diphenhydramine (Benadryl) I took to combat a stuffed up nose from being too close to the cat. It left me with quite a hangover the next day. I am going to see if I can't find a lesser dose (10mg) somewhere because it did a good job of allowing me to breathe.

May 27, 2007

Vandalism!

I awoke around 4:40 AM to the sounds of drunken vandals walking down my street kicking off the side mirrors of the cars parked along the street. This, of course, included my car. I called 911 and made a report and the police said they would send someone. Then the police called me back two minutes later and said one of my neighbors had detained someone and they police were on the way and would I help identify the suspect. So I got dressed and went over toward my neighbor's. Sure enough, the bastard who I saw kicking mirrors was there along with two of my neighbors.
Well, we were waiting forever and the perpetrators were sobering up. Where were the police? They took over 30 minutes to get there. As the police were driving up, the kids bolted and got away. So much for justice.

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May 24, 2007

Garden happenings

It looks like one of the tomato plants is going to bare fruit after all. I spied a blossom on the plant this morning.

I transplanted the basil this morning. It seem to be doing ok - well, until those Japanese beetles come along. I hate those things and their voracious appetites.

I also re-transplanted the imposter Brandywine tomato into its own pot. It looks a little yellow and puny so we'll see what happens.

May 22, 2007

Broad Ripple Cats

May 17, 2007

Ouch!

Have to replace all of Poot's rusted out brake lines and hoses to the tune of $1,300.00 He'll be done the first of the week. Well, after all, they are twenty-five years old.

May 14, 2007

Pootie does it again.

My Poot tried to kill me the other day. I had to slam on the brakes quite hard to avoid hitting a woman cutting across a double yellow and the pedal went almost to the floor. It is working on the secondary braking system now. I dropped it off and I am awaiting the mechanic's call.

May 11, 2007

Fat mama papa


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Originally uploaded by nezbitthecat.
This honey dude has been stalking my Kittay. She He won't take "no" for an answer.

May 08, 2007

Poseur! Imposter!

One of my plants is not as it was labeled! The Brandywine tomato is really (I believe) some kind of pepper.


UPDATE:

I stopped by the garden center and corrected the situation.

May 06, 2007

Crops are in!

Well, some of them. I am waiting until the temperature gets a little more summerlike before I plant the rest.



An heirloom tomato called Brandywine
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Two types of peppers
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Catnip for Kittay and friends
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Some geraniums (in honour of my mum)
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Quite correct

stanley.jpg You scored as British.

British

75%

Danish

75%

Polish

63%

Irish

63%

Belgian

63%

Dutch

63%

Turkish

50%

German

50%

French

38%

Italian

38%

Swiss

38%

Russian

25%

Molvanian

25%

Spanish

13%

Which European nationality should you have
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May 04, 2007

Planting this weekend

The WX is supposed to be a bit wet. The garden center has stocked many plants so it is time to start putting things in pots. If I have the energy, I will start to get the garden together this Saturday.

May 02, 2007

Oh! Surprise, surprise!

Stupid airline is charging to standby now. Before, you could standby on an earlier flight on the same day to the same destination without penalty. Now they charge an extra $25. Bastards!

May 01, 2007

New Jersey Food

I think I have gained ten pounds from eating potato salad alone! There is so much variety here as compared to Indiana. It is a good thing I don't live here anymore, I would not fit though doors.