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Burra Maluca
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Some days I just want to hide in my box, with a good book, and work on a review.

But this seems to happen...

 
Su Ba
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Wow....LOL !!! You just started my day up with a hearty laugh. Thanks.
 
Glenn Herbert
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That is a wonderful useless machine, more efficient yet not as creative as some I have seen.
 
Neil Layton
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Climate change denial
Planting invasive species with no regard for the impact on the local ecosystems
Climate change denial
Lots of yellow machinery
Climate change denial
Dominating the planet
Climate change denial

Did I mention climate change denial?
 
Burra Maluca
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Yup, that's a few of my buttons!

There are more...
 
Deb Rebel
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Giving away two foot tall two gallon tomato plants in early June "Will I be able to get ripe tomatoes by the end of the month?" (there aren't any blooms yet) (reply "From the store.")
"Your apples are really looking NICE!!! Why are they in bags?" (those aren't apples, those are QUINCE and no they're not ripe yet. I bagged them to keep the wasps from eating them before they ripen)
"Where does it say 'help yourself' or 'Pick Your Own' in my garden?" (It's obvious this isn't the truck garden on the other side of town where he does let you pick your own)
"You're good with computers, my thirteen year old box, the harddrive won't fire up anymore, can you put a new plug on the drive? I'm running Windows ME, can you put Windows 10 on it? Oh, here's five dollars for parts, I want the change back. What do you mean I can't wait while you fix it?" (my spouse understands thoroughly after this one why I will not be repairing computers for part time $)
"I can't pick up the wifi signal from over there anymore!" (d'oh, they passworded it. Pay for your own or go sit at the library, sponge)
"It's $85 on Amazon and two days, and $13 off the website and two weeks ship. Guess where it's coming from?"
"You have a tractor/backhoe/pickup/trailer/coveted-drool-tool, can I borrow it?" "What do you mean you can't drop everything and come over and dig my foundation pier trench RIGHT NOW?" (um I didn't even volunteer or offer to help)
"Your Watermelons look so DELICIOUS!!!" (yep and they're staying right there or going into MY fridge not yours)
No I can't read your mind and figure out that at 3:19 pm you would come in starving and I will have what you feel like eating hot and ready for you to scarf.
"You have Paypal/creditcard, can you buy this for me and I'll pay you back?" (no I'm not a loan company)
Snow On The Mountain (if you have ever met this stuff in your landscape, it rivals Kudzu and bermudagrass)
Yes my lawn is yellow, that is my salad. Honest.
Climate, it isn't the same anymore. Don't lie. I've never had a growzone go up before while I lived there.
That's not a weed, that's food/herb/medicinal. Honest. It's SUPPOSED TO BE THERE. See the nice aluminum ID tag I put on it, even? That means keeper. You pull it you'll be the dead one (they pull it the moment I turn away)
 
John Weiland
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@Dan R: "Snow On The Mountain (if you have ever met this stuff in your landscape, it rivals Kudzu and bermudagrass) "

I had to laugh about this one. I've been using this (if we are talking about the same thing....Euphorbia marginata, right?) for a research project. And I couldn't get the stuff to germinate!!! I was praying day and night to get some to grow, now it's better. But its cousins, E. heterophylla and E. cyathophora, are even worse for germination! And these are suppose to be weeds??!!

Next thing you know, they will be telling us the climate is changing!


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"Honey, why can't we have low-cost, high-speed, high-def, high-bandwidth, low-interrupt, fast-streaming, cloud-embedded, instant video-playing, gleefully-interesting-message-chatting, internet access......like EVERYBODY ELSE??!"
(Ummmmm....well, maybe living rural and remote and frugally has something to do with it....)
 
Deb Rebel
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John Weiland wrote:@Dan R: "Snow On The Mountain (if you have ever met this stuff in your landscape, it rivals Kudzu and bermudagrass) "

I had to laugh about this one. I've been using this (if we are talking about the same thing....Euphorbia marginata, right?) for a research project. And I couldn't get the stuff to germinate!!! I was praying day and night to get some to grow, now it's better. But its cousins, E. heterophylla and E. cyathophora, are even worse for germination! And these are suppose to be weeds??!!

Next thing you know, they will be telling us the climate is changing!


......


"Honey, why can't we have low-cost, high-speed, high-def, high-bandwidth, low-interrupt, fast-streaming, cloud-embedded, instant video-playing, gleefully-interesting-message-chatting, internet access......like EVERYBODY ELSE??!"
(Ummmmm....well, maybe living rural and remote and frugally has something to do with it....)


(checking, um... nope, still Deb not DAN... heh)

Euphorbia marginata. Starting from seed may be a horse's patoot, but once it gets a summer to get established, HIDE! It only LOOKS lovely and innocent...

I once got a rootbound chameleon plant and divided it and it was unstoppable. Long story how I lost that as a marginal plant for ponds. Tried getting cuttings and just rooteds, and got one to live almost a year (they need at least 2-3 to get bombproof) and still searching for someone that has had it get established and turn into the plant from h***!

Internet, costs and yes, you need a few things to get 'all you can eat', and yes that's not cheap. (I'm reminded as I pay the bills every month). Necessary evil (it covers most of the seven deadly sins, doesn't it?)

Button not to push: Being summoned or texted because 'we are so out of X!' 'Are you absolutely SURE?' 'oh yeah swear on a stack of first-borns' 'you checked (detailed description)' 'yes Yes YES' so drag home the budget wrecker, no return, and walk right up to where it was carefully described and show exhibit A, three of X still pristine. (pantry and a few other places I have started to photograph with the slab before I leave. No wars then on what's there or not. Also can send picture back to doubter to end the war).
 
John Weiland
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@Deb R: "(checking, um... nope, still Deb not DAN... heh) "

.....apologies, Deb,--my bad. A stout cuppa Jo just doesn't clear the cob-webs like it used to!...

"(it covers most of the seven deadly sins, doesn't it?)"

....And then some that I think weren't around when chisel was put to tablet. I think they only stopped at seven since it's one of those mystical power numbers that you didn't dare go beyond. Like 7 generations, 7 plagues, 7 brides for 7 brothers, 7-Up,.....that kind of thing.

"...three of X still pristine..."

lol....the one good thing about phone cameras. "See?!...it's right there in the photo on the third shelf up, between the Ho-Ho's, Ding-Dong's and the jug of Merlot....."
 
r ranson
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Variation on the button machine - this one's a piggy bank, um kitty bank.
 
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