Daily Archives: June 16, 2012

Thanks, Y’all

Okay, I’m all caught up on chores, and really need to post this because I’ve been kind of a jerk for not acknowledging…I got Blog Awards from several very sweet people, and I’ve yet to say Thank You! Or follow any of the other rules…So I’m going to do that now.

First off, Green Box Garden, Stone House Road, and Sara the Gardener, thank you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

The rules for this one are as follows:

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

The Bead Den nominated me for Kreativ Blogger. Thank you!!

The rules are as follows:

    • You must thank the person who has given you the award.
    • Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
    • Link the person who has nominated you for the award.
    • Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
    • Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
    • Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
    • Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

Thank you to Harvest Liberty, who gave me a Sunshine Award. (p.s.: Your site’s not working for me. Don’t know why!)

Those rules are:

  •  Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the 10 questions on your favourite things below
  • Nominate 10 blogs to receive the Sunshine Award & let them know they have been nominated
  1. Favourite animal:
  2. Favourite number:
  3. Favourite non-alcoholic drink:
  4. FB or Twitter:
  5. My passion:
  6. Getting or giving:
  7. Favourite pattern:
  8. Favourite flower:
  9. Favourite day of the week:
  10. Favourite country:

And to Small Space, Big Harvest, thank you as well. I don’t know what you nominated me for, though, because your site’s not working for me, which makes me sad.


I’m going to condense everything, and kind of mix and match, because SHEESH, that’s a lot of questions and linking and stuff!

The blogs. I’m going to turn y’all on to some blogs that you might not know about, but should (instead of following the rules).

Jenny the Bloggess: Hands down, the funniest blogger on the planet.
Mimi Smartypants: Super funny, super smart, super Chicago.
David Thorne: This guy is so funny it physically hurts to read him.
Serenity Acres Now: My friends Trase and George, and their kick-ass farm outside Detroit.
Green Bench Ramblings: Terrific photography, and little snippets of gardening life.
Sara the Gardener: There’s something so compelling about reading of her garden antics while it’s winter for her (New Zealand) and high summer for me.
Henge and Hollow Farm: (Another) Sara. Go be nice to her. She just lost a doeling.
Green Box Garden: Hawaiian gardening (I used to live there, yo!), yes please!
Stone House Road: She’s way more organized than me. I read her to get my ass in gear.
The Bead Den: Super-cool crafts (and some weird ones). Different levels of difficulty. I can’t do half the stuff she does.
Soulsby Farm: They’re just cool over there.


Seven things about me:

  1. I’ve had over 35 addresses in my life (Born in Charlotte NC, moved to Puerto Rico, then Orlando, then Chicago, Hilo, Honolulu, Kansas City MO, now Texas)
  2. I can write with my toes.
  3. I was on Romper Room as a kid. It was supposed to be for two weeks, but Miss Nancy kicked me off after one for back-talking. Miss Nancy was a bitch.
  4. I graduated from high school as a junior when I was 16.
  5. I’m extremely uncoordinated. I had over 60 stitches in my head by the time I was 6 (different incidents), and broke both wrists in 2010 (two separate incidents).
  6. I love American classic cars, and will own one again someday (owned previously, 1967 Chevy II and a 1953 Buick Roadmaster).
  7. I was once married to a rock musician. I don’t recommend it.


That was exhausting. I’m going to look into this whole Blogger Award thing on Monday, and do some nominating myself! Thanks again, everybody! It made me feel special, and that rocks.


Grasshopper Ninja

Please work. Please work.

I am sorry to say it, but it’s true. I just went all ninja assassin on the grasshoppers and it felt awesome. I hate giving these jackholes money (Scott’s/Ortho), but I just sprayed the shit out of our lawn with Bug B Gone Max. We got two bottles. I’m going to reward myself for mopping the kitchen floor with a good spraying out by the pool. SUCK POISON, BITCHES! I did NOT spray it near our gardens. I’m going to go in and chase the grasshoppers out with flailing arms and a rake, and hope they get blasted in the poison part of the lawn. I’m also going to walk around my lawn smashing grasshopper corpses with my boots. Because that will make me happy.

In other news, here’s a picture of the latest harvest. The tomatoes are starting to wind down, so it’s time to start more seedlings in the (inside) greenhouse. We’re going to experiment with growing in our little outdoor greenhouse, because the heirloom varieties really struggle in the Texas sun. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Arkansas Traveler and Stupice heirlooms, however. They’ve been thriving out there (the little toms in the picture are Arkansas Traveler) and both are super-sweet and delicious. I will grow them again in a heartbeat. The pears in the picture got blown off our pear tree during the high winds the other day, and as they were our ONLY pears, I’m a little sad.

PS: If you’ve not seen this blog, please go over and show this little Scottish girl some love. (Start at the beginning and read all the entries…It’s only a few pages long.) She does school food reviews, and yesterday, her town council tried to shut her down. The Internet went MONKEY SHIT and the council reversed its decision. HER BLOG IS COVERED IN WIN.

PSS: This bit with Jack McBrayer and Triumph almost made me pee myself laughing. True story.

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