Thursday, May 29, 2008

Now I HAVE to watch Rachael Ray

The better half watches RR along with other cooking shows and the like. Sometimes I don't flee the room when said shows are on. One day, I actually watched a program about her rise to fame. Big deal.

Then THIS happened.

Are you F'ing kidding me?

THIS makes me pissed off that I'm celiac and also don't drink coffee so I can't BOYCOTT the idiots who came up with this one.

Should we all shave all our body hair and run around naked because terrorists have hair and wear clothes?

OK, I have to go breathe now (or is that something ELSE terrorists do?)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Missing cosmic matter found

I think they have forgotten to take into account the dust bunnies under our bed. The description, "...strands of a web-like structure that forms the backbone of the universe," sounds like what we see everytime we dare look under the mattress.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

It's HOT!!!!!

It was 83 at 5:30 this am, AND windy.

The day of the Oakland firestorm, it was not this warm or this windy this early. But things are not as bone dry as they were then.

Be careful.

We're taking the cats and the laptop and fleeing to the coast for a couple of days until it gets reasonable.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

So it goes

A year ago, when we hired a gardening crew to tidy up the yard each month at our 2nd house, we requested that a small patch in the front be cleared of the cape weed which covered it, so that we could replant it with native grasses. This was the first step in a change of the landscaping to more natural and water saving plants. This request seemed to be ignored, so we did it ourselves. We planted 10 bunches of red fescue, Festuca rubra "Molate", which in the interim did well and looked lovely.....until this week when the landscaping crew dug them all out. Neighbors who had seen us plant them, confronted the crew, but were assured that we "wanted them out".

The Scene of the Crime!
The biggest problem is that now we're in a dry season, so to get new ones rooted they will have to be irrigated. Water conservation is a big issue in this area, and irrigation is somewhat frowned upon.

Did I mention getting elected to the local water board?