Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday Randomness

I took some pictures of our Topsy Turvy tomato plant last night. It looks like there is going to be an abundance of cherry tomatoes, but I want to know when they’re going to turn red! I’m impatient!

The Tax Time Pig has had a stuffed Saint Bernard sitting on its back all week. Rather than take a picture I thought I’d just let you envision that. There wasn’t a sign so I’m not sure what exactly this portends.

I appreciated all the positive responses to my poem about the Ohio Cornfield Prostitute. I have really pondered the meaning of the sign and I’ve decided that the most likely scenario is some sort of feud between two people of the female persuasion & one of them posted this not-so-subtle hint about the character of the other one. Anyone else have any other ideas?

Although I’m not a prostitute, I did have some ice cream on Sunday. I had Cow Patty flavor. Dr. M had boring old chocolate (he will tell you that it was excellent - & on sale!).

You may notice that I tend to link to old posts a lot. This is not primarily to get you to go read old posts (although it’s a nice side benefit). I’m just too lazy to say everything again.

On my way to work this morning I was composing a soliloquy about how much I enjoy my commute on pretty days, but then I hit the interstate portion of the journey & started cussing. Took the charm right out of the journey. It’s because I’m listening to music instead of audio books. Music does not soothe this savage beast!

My music playlist is rather eclectic. I’ve got Sheryl Crow, Indigo Girls, Jonatha Brooke, Ingrid Michaelson, John Gorka, Eric Clapton, Michelle Shocked, Annie Parsons, Dixie Chicks, Allison Krauss, Bruce Hornsby, Tom Petty, Eliza Gilkyson, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell, Marc Kohn, Girlyman, The Wailin’ Jennys, Suzy Boggus, Bonnie Raitt, some others I can’t remember, and… Sarah Vaughn. Now I really love Sarah Vaughn. But. Mixed in with these other artists? With all those orchestral arrangements? It’s just anachronistic. She makes me think of Carol Burnett singing some parody or other. In future I’ll save Sarah for my Rosemary Clooney/Patricia Barber mix.

Tomorrow Dr. M & I are heading up to Lake Erie. We’re staying in the town of Marblehead. Marblehead has charm, fishermen, & mayflies (I’m actually hoping the mayflies are gone by the time we get up there). We mostly like to just sit & watch the water & take pictures of the ducks. I’m sure you’ll hear all about it later!

I may or may not post while we’re gone – if not, I’ll see you guys on Tuesday!


  1. Wow, looks like your topsy turvy is doing its thing! Have fun up at Marblehead! Lake Erie is not the sea, but to us land locked Midwesterners, it's pretty darn close!

  2. That sounds like so much fun - enjoy :)

  3. Wonderful post, Bug, your tomato plant looks brilliant! Wishing you all the best for Lake Erie, hope you and Dr. M have a great time :)

  4. Is that the tomato plant I keep seeing advertised? You'll have to let us know how the tomatoes are.

    My husband tried a variety we haven't had before "Early Girls" (sounds vaguely pervy, doesn't it?) and I found them to be unpleasantly mushy. So we're on the lookout for recommended tomatoes.

    Hey, take a picture of the St. Bernard, please!

    Have a great trip and don't forget to do something independent :-)

  5. Have a great fun time! BOOM!
    :) The Bach

  6. Dear The Bug,
    Oh, home-grown tomatoes! And cherry tomatoes no less! Good going!

    And have a Fourth of July worth the memory book!

    Ann T.

  7. Enjoy the trip. Hope the weather is great.

  8. Yummy ice cream! Have fun!

  9. To Land of Shimp: Our neighbor planted "Early Girls" last year (yep, kinda pervy soundin') and his were not very good, either. Though it offends my inner feminist, the better boys are superior to the early girls. The Topsy Turvy thingy has cherry tomatoes, and we have other plants...can't recall what they are, as we raised them from seed The Bug's father gave us. We should be all 'matered up before long!

    To all: Thanks for the well-wishes...I've fallen pretty hard for Lake Erie, and The Bug, of course ;-)

  10. I want to know how the topsy turvy thing turns out. My daughter wants one, but we have no outdoor space.

    And the Ho sign? Maybe its because I have two teenage nephews, but I actually pictured boys spray painting the sign to so say that... for no real reason. Because boys do really dumb things for no real reason and then think its the funnist thing ever...

    Have fun at the lake!

  11. Those look like Roma tomatoes to me.

  12. Well, crap, I've missed you--you're already gone. Had some busy crazy days the last two and have hardly had a chance to read blogs, never mind leave a note! And I should have known you were gone because I can always count on you to say "hey!" over at my blog and you weren't there (sad face).

    Have fun, enjoy the water and the ducks...

  13. Hope you have a wonderful time at the lake! Sans flies :D


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