Yesterday I was outside surveying our parched morning glory vines and my coleus collection, when I hear a beeping noise coming down the side street in front of our house that intersects our main street. I see a large orange JLG Lift Series 660SJ maneuvering its way down the road. (I’d take a picture of it, but that would give away where I live, so here’s google pics of the brand and series) I figure that it’s the city either going to trim trees or fix power lines or something. Boy was I in for a surprise. Continue reading Because He Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead Using a Ladder?
Just like spending the weekend with Melanie a couple months ago, helping her paint her condo and various other handyguy things, it was good to spend a few days with Lamar out of town when we recently travelled down to New Mexico, just one-on-one without Nina and the kids or our folks around to hinder the honesty between brothers. I find out lots of very strange things from my siblings. With Melanie it was the whole Swan tale. But with Lamar, it was more about me, rather, what people in the town were thinking about me.
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Yesterday I went into town to get some stuff and saw a small subcompact car that was maybe a decade old in the far corner of the parking lot with a small bumpersticker that said “TEA: Taxed Enough Already.”
Something smelled like skunk tea.
Since it was parked away from customer parking it was probably owned by a worker, maybe a manager of one of the stores nearby.
When are these people going to learn? You are being PLAYED, people! Keep on snorting that Koch, brother! Don’t you get it? It’s making you stupid! You can’t even tell the difference between your own best interests and the Billionaire’s propaganda that you just keep buying and buying hook line and stinker.
Although I’m far away, best of luck to Wisconsin today. We are all Wisconsin now.
Or is it just the ignorance of the pod generation?
I post a question to a forum, needing help with a certain situation (nothing major, in fact it’s not even MY situation…I’m posting it on behalf of Stan).
Podperson A asks why we ship with Signature Confirmation. Initial question is not addressed.
I respond it’s because shipment contains plants. If recipient isn’t home, shipper will take it with and leave a notice instead…then plant won’t be left outside in the elements.
Podperson B responds that it sounds expensive. (duh…Sig Conf isn’t cheap, but it’s the cost of doing business…duh) Initial question is still not addressed, just judgmental chatter. Podperson B also questions that aren’t plants used to being in the elements? That still doesn’t address the initial question I had…it has nothing to do with it. It’s just stupid judgmental chatter “Why do you run your business this way”? from people who obviously are not asking because they want to know how to run their similar business, but just to be judgmental for the sake of nitpicking. Person is so caught up in their ipod world that they have no idea that there are a huge varieties of climates and zones in the world, and not all plants will thrive left out in those zones. I guess the kid doesn’t get out much and realizes…hey, it’s frickin’ zero degrees outside and a plant will freeze to death…or it’s frickin’ 90 degrees outside and if left on a concrete step in a box it will literally cook…goes straight from their climate controlled living conditions to their climate-controlled garage-parked car to their climate-controlled working environment (that is, if they work…they might just be living in their mother’s basement and playing computer games all day, in which case, they probably don’t even see plants grow outside, and barely even know what one is and realize the vast diversity of them on this green world.
Ugh…I’m just tired of the nitpicking. “Why do you do this?” “Why don’t you do it that way?” I just want help with a totally different problem unrelated to how we ship and why plants can’t tolerate the elements. I mean really, are people that stupid to not understand biology and botany? Really? Almost seems like nitpicking for nitpicking’s sake. Someone never told them if they don’t have something helpful to contribute…