Monday, May 02, 2011

Very Interesting

The Chinese are said to have a saying - "May you live in interesting times".

It is not a blessing, it is said. This last week has been interesting in, I think, the spirit of that saying.

Someone killed my baby wind-chimes. I had them hanging on a hook in the back - a hook that lives in the dirt, and doesn't attach to ANYthing. The sound they made was so small, so tiny, you really couldn't hear it unless you were RIGHT on top of it. But someone took a scissors and slashed them off their base. I found them laying in the dirt below the hook. Asshats.

Did you know that Osama Bin Dead-as-a-doorknob was 1 year younger than me? How very interesting.

I find this especially interesting because I do know a lot of people my age who are fairly religious - and I don't know that there is any one of them who would perpetrate the kind of stuff that the Dead Beard and his buddies did.

I do somewhat wonder what the Saudi royal family is thinking right around now. It is my understanding that Bin Dead-for-a-day-now-starting-to-stink is related to all those dish-rag heads. (Yes, Kal, I know it's a bit racist - but I haven't any sympathy for the Saudis, nor the Talibans, nor, for that matter, anyone anywhere who would kill others for being gay or female or non-arab.)

I wonder if GWB didn't bother to do a lot of trying to track Dead Osama down because it would have caused repercussions at family dinners with the Royal Saudis. Them being all butt-buddies with the Bushies and all.

Pictures on Yahoo of New Yawkers dancing with flags in the streets like a bunch of ... Palestinians. Seriously, folks, aren't we supposed to be BETTER than them? Let's get back to our British roots and do the minimalist bit, eh? Stiff upper lip, dry humor, minimize the maximum, maximize the minimum and all?

9/12/01 - 1/20/09: 7 1/2 years, noting.
1/20/09 - 5/1/11: 2 1/2 years - Mission Accomplished.

No aircraft carrier. No flight suit prancing. Just quietly, calmly, "Justice has been done".

I planted beans and squashes seeds this weekend. The beans are in the pot with the trellis, they are supposed to climb. The squashes are in the dirt near the hook where the dearly departed windchimes were. I hope I get some squashes this year!

The octopus is out of the garden, yet still in the yard, as I don't have a special bag and sticker for yard waste to throw it out in. *sigh*. I may just have to buy one this year.

I also bought about a flat-worth of small plants - 2 kinds of tomatoes, 2 kinds of sweet peppers, 4 eggplants (aubergines), some dill, some marigolds, some cucumbers that allegedly do ok in pots, and some Gerber daisies. Oh and a big plant of basil. Gonna try and make my own spaghetti sauce one of these days.


Anonymous said...

I like your style!

The Future Was Yesterday said...

Tomatoes need two or more like (tomato) plants, to germinate. With a single plant, you should use a small paintbrush, and swirl it gently inside one blossom. then do the same with other blossoms,

Furtheron said...

You want to get back to your British roots... are you sure that is the direction you want to go... you know inbred heads of state with confusing issues about divorce and remarriage but head of the Church of England... confusing!

However with you on the scenes of jubilation about Bin Laden's removal. Is that really how people should react to that news? I was very saddened by it - if I hadn't known and just saw/heard the chanting crowds my assumption would have been a celebration of a great sporting success not the death of someone

Piston said...

I wouldn't celebrate his death, but I'm glad he's gone. The world is a better place for it.

I'm rather shocked that Barry had the stones to pull the trigger on the Op when he did. They apparently had been watching the place for several months and still couldn't confirm that he was there when the Op went down, although they suspected he was.

I don't think he was alive this long due to the Saudis. It was due to bad intelligence and trusting the Pakistanis to do the right thing. Look where they killed him, deep in the heart of Pakistan, where he was undoubtedly being protected by the Pakistanis.

That's not where anyone was looking.