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We’re running low on Summer, folks.  School has already started in some (commie) school districts.  Beaches will be cold and empty soon, but at least we won’t be mowing too many more times.

I think they call this “glistening”.

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Tiny barbell is apparently enough.

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Lime green is a good color for very few, but she made this work.

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Every time I see GymShark, I assume it’s a sponsored photo.  I don’t know if anyone actually buys the products.

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Pretty eyes.

 

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Pretty smile.

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And that’s it for this week.  Happy Monday, y’all.

97 Comments

  1. Shrinkwrap plastic will probably embrittle in sunlight and crack if used for a greenhouse.

  2. ww

  3. https://tinyurl.com/y2w7769q

  4. Russia guy said his stood for four years. Really, I just need a few months. Maybe I should make it in Autumn? I could test it out for snow load. Would be a neat thing if I could use it to Winter-over potted perennials. That would save space on my porch.

  5. Thanks Pepe, wife loved that.

  6. Speaking of which, it’s time to get deeply-discounted perennials from the nurseries now.

  7. I need to figure out if I’m adding a chicken coop to the north side of our pole barn or just building an eggmobile and a fence. If it’s the former, I really oughtta get on that.

  8. hahaha, THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

  9. you could replace the plastic every year. Takes care of the brittle problem.

  10. If you’re going really big, greenhouse plastic is worth it. Re-doing all the clipping and arranging on the frame for a double-layered tunnel would be awful. Plus, regular plastic dulls first, then goes brittle, so it loses value as a greenhouse layer before it fails as a barrier.

  11. Amusingly, this is a result of all the “plastic never bio-degrades!!!” hoopla from the ’80s. “Greenhouse plastic” is just the old stuff from before they “fixed” it.

  12. Autumn is such a great time to do Spring projects if you can. Spring is always too damn busy. I loved working on my garden rows last October, heck, on some nice Winter days I was out there mucking around. Too many people totally abandon the outdoors up here and then bitch that Summer’s too short.

  13. There’s no clipping, and it’s a single-layered dome. Shrinkwrap just stretches and then clings to the shape. Think coldframe, not greenhouse.

  14. If I do the eggmobile, I’ll be doing the fences and paddocks in September/October. We might have a buyer for the Comstock land, but it’s on a land contract, so sudden cash influx would be incoming, but not much of one, just their down payment.

  15. That sounds like fun, Leon. You gonna get plans from the internet or just wing it?

  16. I’ve got a small library on animal containment, and a whole book on “practical chicken tractor plans”.

  17. Sorry, “stress-free“, though I assume that implies practicality.

  18. I see it’s a busy morning down on Hostage Acres Farm…

  19. Parchman Farm

  20. Pretty Smile looks like a fun girl. I bet she’d tolerate even Jimbro.

  21. Is this the day Carin and Alex are going to a “music” concert?

  22. we will all be listening to this. I have extended recordings of a raccoon in a box with 3 cats. I’ll post it later.

  23. Is the raccoon taking a shit?

  24. Ugh. Email in-box is ugly this morning. Just waiting for the dust to settle after the rubble-bouncing.

    Salesdog #1 is now adding motivational quotes to his emails, not sure if they are for me or him.

  25. I’m leaving Columbus right now. Gmap says 3.5 hours to Detroit.

  26. Half a tank of gas, half a pack of smokes. Let’s roll.

  27. Turn back, Alex. It’s a trap.

  28. haters

  29. I’m sad I’m not over there to at least say hi before you go listen to fornicating wombats.

  30. Mr. RFH walked into the lounge, announced that he was Rocketboy’s dad, and was greeted with “raucous cheering”. Mini-me was welcomed.

    YAY for Mini-me! Sounds like a great beginning to her college experience. I’m excited for her.

    I didn’t go on the dorm dropoff because I know my limits and didn’t want to embarrass Mini-me.

    *hugs to mama* …I get it.

  31. I would have loved to see Fornicating Wombats with car in and CoAlex. Maybe next time.

    Too much wedding stuffs going on. That, and husband has begun to take bids on tree removal at the rental. Two pears, a giant elm, and a maple sitting too close to the wires and the house.
    During the last storm, half of the one pear blew down and we paid a guy a couple of hundred bucks to chop it up and cart it away. The half still standing is nearer the wires and the neighbor’s fence….but still far enough away that the husband could take it down himself.

  32. Fornicating wombats is the opener, and I’m not really that interested in seeing them. We’ll probably still be in the parking lot for that.

  33. Slipknots new album is hot. Just saying.

  34. Half a tank of gas, half a pack of smokes. Let’s roll.
    ——

    It’s dark out and I’m wearing shades.

  35. I printed out this quote a few years back and pinned it to the wall in the home office. It often helped get me through my last year of college & the subsequent job searches.

  36. Didn’t Fornicating Wombats lose out for Best Metal Album to Jethro Tull?

  37. I thought Fornicating Wombats was an Aussie bluegrass act?

  38. Sorry for all caps, but this is funny. Try this in a blue state!

    A CNN REPORTER WALKS INTO A NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN AND IS ABOUT TO ORDER A DRINK WHEN HE SEES A GUY AT THE END OF THE BAR WEARING A “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” HAT.
    IT DIDN’T TAKE AN EINSTEIN TO KNOW THE GUY WAS A DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTER.

    THE CNN GUY SHOUTS OVER TO THE BARTENDER, LOUDLY ENOUGH THAT EVERYONE IN THE BAR COULD HEAR, “DRINKS FOR EVERYONE IN HERE, BARTENDER, ….EXCEPT FOR THAT TRUMP SUPPORTER.”

    AFTER THE DRINKS WERE HANDED OUT THE TRUMP GUY GIVES THE CNN GUY A BIG SMILE, WAVES AT HIM AND SAYS, IN AN EQUALLY LOUD VOICE, “THANK YOU!”

    THIS INFURIATES THE CNN REPORTER. SO HE ONCE AGAIN LOUDLY ORDERS DRINKS FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT THE GUY WEARING THE TRUMP HAT. AS BEFORE, THIS DOESN’T SEEM TO BOTHER THE TRUMP GUY. HE JUST CONTINUES TO SMILE AND AGAIN YELLS, “THANK YOU!”

    SO THE CNN GUY AGAIN LOUDLY ORDERS DRINKS FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT THE TRUMP GUY. AND AGAIN THE TRUMP GUY JUST SMILES AND YELLS BACK, “THANK YOU!”

    AT THAT POINT THE AGGRAVATED CNN REPORTER ASKS THE BARTENDER, “WHAT THE HELL IS THE MATTER WITH THAT TRUMP SUPPORTER? …
    I’VE ORDERED THREE ROUNDS OF DRINKS FOR EVERYONE IN THE BAR BUT HIM AND ALL THE SILLY ASS DOES IS SMILE AND THANK ME. IS HE NUTS?”

    “NOPE, ” REPLIES THE BARTENDER…
    “HE OWNS THE PLACE.” !

  39. I have been asked not to share this on FB, so you guys are going to have to be my go-to today.

    We are here in North Carolina to celebrate my parent’s 60th wedding anniversary. But they didn’t want a celebration.

    They just found out last week that Mom has terminal lung cancer. She has been having tests done for the last 4 months, and her PET/CT scan results came back on Friday.

    She is opting not to do anything, so I will probably go back home on Saturday, wash clothes, and then turn around and come back by myself to stay here for a while (fly, rent a car, get a hotel room).

    They have already put them in touch with palliative care and hospice. She is okay for now, but time is going to be short.

    Mom hasn’t smoked since I was a baby.

    Thanks for listening.

  40. terrible news. My uncle also found out he had cancer late in life, and decided to do nothing. Chemo wouldn’t have helped, and might have taken away years.

  41. Prayers for you and your family, Teresa.

  42. And what better time to celebrate their 60th?

  43. Teresa, I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

  44. My dad’s had 4 carcinomas cut off now. None especially large, but it’s only a matter of time before one of them decides to spread below the skin.

  45. I’m safely at the hotel. Some girl came walking down the hallway in short shorts and a low cut top that she was about to spill out of. My guess is that she and her boyfriend are heading to the Youth For Christ rally.

  46. Waiting for the electrician to show up.

    Is it poor form to try to work out a trade, electrician work for zucchinis and tomatoes? Would that seem rude?

    How about if I throw in some cabbage, homegrown spuds, and a jar of pickles? Or do you think he’ll be taking advantage of me then? Yeah, you’re right. Don’t look too desperate, and maybe I can keep the potatoes. Good thinking guys.

    *puts checkbook away* Won’t be needing that. 100% positive.

  47. Dad had recurring carcinomas. The last one on one ear resulted in it having about a third removed and reconstructed. In his last months an x-ray for back issues turned up a mass on his adrenal gland; we had an appointment scheduled that, well, he never attended.

    Praying for your family, Teresa. That’s a tough situation.

  48. Colex, maybe you should take up a career in detective work.

  49. Peace and love to your family, Teresa.

  50. “Is it poor form to try to work out a trade, electrician work for zucchinis and tomatoes?….”
    =====

    Pretty sure some of XBrad’s favorite films start out with a “trade” for home repair. No idea whether vegetables are involved……

  51. Salami and melons, traditionally.

  52. OK, How many of you have ever seen the ‘cotton and ashes’ method of starting a fire?? New one on me! That’s pretty great.

    youtu.be/PzIysPChca4

  53. Silly Lauraw.

    Electricians only work for cocaine.

  54. Man, I thought that was sheetrockers.

  55. Anyway, he didn’t show up.

  56. I texted him to forget about it and got “wow! so sorry! so unlike me! was on a job and lost track of time! i can swing by now if you want?”

    At 7PM?? Hmm, NO. This is what we call an omen.

  57. Still alive. Gojiberries rocked.

  58. Sheetrockers and Concrete guys work for meth.

  59. It was cocaine in the 80’s

    I shared a house with sheetrockers. They would get paid on Friday, $1000 – $2000 cash, and wake up broke on Monday.

  60. WHAT did Carin do to your gojiberries?

  61. Around here anyway. That’s back before the income tax when we had the fastest growing economy in the country.

    All the hotels were full of out of state construction workers.

    My roomes were from Florida of all places.

  62. I’m so sorry, Teresa. Prayers and love to your mother.

  63. Sheetrockers/tapers here are all about the weed and booze.

  64. CoAlex, did you selfie with Moose?

  65. No Der Muser.

  66. Coalex is still alive. But we’re enduring Volbeat so things are grim.

  67. It would be really awesome if they’d stop

  68. I liked them.

  69. Prayers for your mom, TiFW.

  70. The cats will get tired.

  71. Sheetrockers and Concrete would be a great band name. The band would suck, but the name would be cool.

  72. Sean, when you come around, we had to pull all of the Bug A Salts off the floor, send them back, and wait for the new packaging with the “Warning”. I missed work again today. Dehydration. I know how to hydrate without a drip and morphine, now. Kind of miss the old days.

  73. So punkass Chris Cuomo went off on and threatened someone for calling him ‘Fredo’. CNN is sticking up for him because calling the twerp ‘Fredo’ is now an ethnic slur.

    “Fredo is from ‘The Godfather,’ he was that weak brother and they’re using it as an Italian aspersion,” Cuomo continued. “It’s like the ‘n-word’ for us.”

    Since when?

    https://tinyurl.com/yxr7rqld

  74. I’ll have a post up tomorrow. Be patient, it’s gonna be late.

    /MJ

  75. Cripes, oso, after my misadventures in suboptimal hydration, one might think folks would know better, if only to be able to point at me and laugh without presenting a target of their own…

  76. haha, guy in Des Moines is leaving tube TVs on people’s porch. It’s a crime.

    Weird times.

  77. Did you know that the new ruling on green cards is directly aimed at low income immigrants?

    Huh.

  78. Aww, it’s in Virginia. Still funny.

  79. The show was awesome, car in is awesome. Her friends are awesome. We need to do a Lapeerapalooza 3 at some point.

    That is all.

  80. Car in said never again after the deuce on deck incident.

  81. Mr. RFH is home. Said Mini-me was nicer about being dropped off than Rocketboy was five years ago, but was still ready for her dad to leave. Her roommate cried when her mom left.

  82. Duecing on the deck is fine now. It’s Stella’s favorite location.

    Tired. Great night. Great music. Great company. Report more after sleep

  83. Mini-me reports from freshman orientation, “They had a safe space talk that almost made me puke rainbows.”

    I love that kid.

  84. Determine each resident’s position.

  85. Morning

  86. Ben takes his driver’s road test today. Hoping he passes. It will mark the end of an era for us driving him here, there and everywhere.

  87. Prayers for TiFW’s mom. I hope her remaining time is peaceful and she not suffer with pain.

  88. Waiting for a plumber to arrive. They’re supposed to call Paula with the time. Regardless, I ought to put pants on soon.

  89. Read a review on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the film “Double Indemnity”, supposedly the first fully formed film presentation for the genre Film Noir. While I’ve heard of the movie I’ve never actually watched it. Anyone seen it?

  90. *considers a run to the Farmer’s Market to get veggies for the plumber*

  91. do farmers like zucchini?

    (sounds like derp for dyslexics)

  92. I’m safely at the hotel. Some girl came walking down the hallway in short shorts and a low cut top that she was about to spill out of. My guess is that she and her boyfriend are heading to the Youth For Christ rally.

    That was probably that bitch STANDING on the seat a few rows down in front of me.

    I had to do some calming mantras, because I really want to climb over a few rows and pull her down by her effen messy bun.

  93. Jimbro,

    Double Indemnity is a very good film. Fred McMurray in an atypical bad-guy role, with Barbara Stanwyck as a femme-fatale. Definitely worth a look!


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