Saturday, May. 29, 2004 - 2:39 a.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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Hospitable Hostas and some Fair Photos
Oh yeah, I forgot to say that as I was putting stuff in the car, the bag with a bunch of comic books in it opened up and two landed buttfirst on the concrete, so they look like some small kid's gravelly knees. Urk. That takes them out of circulation. hehe. Maybe I will send one as a freebie to Jeffrey Brown who writes "Clumsy" and "Unlikely"... I wrote him sort of a fan letter and he wrote me back. yay!
After leaving the nice editor lady's house (she was thrilled with the drawings and doesn't forsee any changes yay) I went to the Double Hook bookshop to take in said comics (the ones that DIDN'T look like gravelly knees) but it turns out they close at 6pm on Friday night. What is UP with that??? I got there at 6:11, and of course had plugged the meter for a half hour. grrr.
So then I continued on to the farmer's market to buy my plants. Yay and yay!
Amazing how fast one can zoom through a market and comparison shop when one has to return the community car share car at a fixed time! I had 115$ in my pocket, and I spent it to the last penny and not a percentage point more.
Anyhews... I shopped wisely and got five funky hostas to plant in front of it... some variegated, some not... all between $3.95 and $5.95 each. yay. I also got some funky pretty plant known commonly as alum root. It is called a "Heuchera micrantha"... and has leaves that sort of look like maple leaves, but some are green and some ar this lovely maroon red colour. Apparently it makes flowers, so I guess that's a bonus. Perennial. yay. It was my one pricey purchase being the last $15 in my pocket. But it should spread and last.
I also got two lovely 18 " tall Englemann's vines (=Virginia Creeper)... now this stuff seems to be unkillable. I will plant it behind my garden bench, where I have a totally shaded rough grey concrete wall (from my neighbors')... supposedly the vine will climb anything unaided, and grows to 30-50 feet tall. hehe. It recommends pruning it to keep it where you want it. Sounds good to me. Yay for green!
Besides the perennials I bought veggies. Twelve cherry tomatoes for $4. Three English cukes for $2.50. Same re yellow zucchinis. Twelve red peppers and twelve yellow peppers for $4 ea. Two flats of swiss chard and two flats of parsley same price. I'm gonna put em all in the freezer yum yum. Parsley pesto again!
I also got three little oregano pots, three basil and a corriander. Oh, and a green and red curly leaf lettuce for the front yard, so when I am lazy I can just shove a leaf in my sandwich. And two pots of peppermint. I am not sure where I'll put it. Maybe in a planter in the front so it can't spread.
If you ask me, that is a haul for $150 Cdn. yeah. Yay! Now I can plant plant plant!
Oh, I spoke with some women who grew the plants and they said 1) my tomatoes which are blotchy may have gotten too much water (it is true once it was raining and they were swimming in that little plastic tray for seedlings), and not enough nitrogen. She said to spray the leaves with some algae stuff and see. So I have not given up on my tomatoes yet.
As for the neighbor I will 1) See if I can move my trellises in about a foot so they are on the INSIDE of the bed. But that way the folliage will stay on my side of the fence, and her plants can't climb it. And I will plant my plants in the same place, but hammer a vertial piece of plastic sheeting (like that corrugated roofing shit) about a foot or two into the ground along the inside of my fence so our roots (and compost) stay on their appropriate sides. I think by doing this, the plants won't really interact, and we won't have intertwined branches, fruit, roots etc. That's the best I can think of. It is a pain, since i have to do so much more than just shoving the plants into the ground. Oh well. I don't feel like fighting and I cannot imagine how ripping her plants' limbs off (as some of you warriors have suggested) is going to lead to anything other than my plants missing THEIR limbs in the morning when I get up. aagh. Do not escalate do not escalate.
So, that was my day. Running around forgetting things and shopping. Since I am home I ate more pasta with parsley pesto. mmmmmm. and cheese melted on it. I suspect that is not a complete meal. But it was SO Good. And I have been slowly sifting through my belongings to put things aside for a garage sale. I figure i will do it not this weekend but next weekend. Hmm. What a bunch of stuff. Clothes all my size. Lesbian porn magazines I had in double, school textboooks I illustrated I had in double. Things like a portable vacuum thingie, some revarnished wood tennis rackets, some art supplies. Very different from your normal kids toys and baby clothes. hehe. We'll see. I still REALLY want to get the doggy trailer. yeah.
Well, i have nothing brilliant to say. Nothing mindboggling to ruminate on tonight. Maybe it is cuz I am nearly done my second Corona with double lime. mmmm.
Welcome to the end of spring! Happy gardening!
Here is your horoscope for Friday, May 28: This is the stuff that undeserved suspicion is made of. That said, before you accuse or allow yourself to feel guilty for something you haven't done, ask lots of questions.Now what the heck are they on about?? I haven't done anything. I have been painfully nice and dull lately. hehe. And is someone being accused? I think not. Just the tomatoes thingie. But I think that is not suspicion, it is fact, and not undeserved, just right on annoying. hehe. Well, we'll fix that. What a pain.
I think my throat is adequately ok I can venture into smoking a strawberry hookah tonight (and draw 2 pages of comics tomorrow) since I was such a good girl and did five drawings for the adult textbook, and finished the Far North sketches. good me. hehe. tah!
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