Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tea Party off-shoots

Tea Party factions:
1. Green Tea Party: the ecological team
2. T-Rex Party: want a return to the aristocracy
3. T-bone Party: the anti-vegan, anti-PETA people
4. Tea-light Party: don't want to be too involved in politics
5. Teabag Party: for the Swingers
6. High Tea and Herbal Tea Parties: fighting for legal marijuana
7. Sweet Tea Party: for the southern belles
8. Tea-bill Party: against Federal Reserve and for the gold standard

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

back from Barcelona

Alice had a great time in Barcelona--I just read that Spain has a 20% unemployment rate, so I wasn't sure if there would be homeless people and beggars in the streets or what she would see. We could almost hear the plants growing last night. It rained on Sunday, then it got hot. That little tomato is the size of a nice olive now! We have: cilantro, German thyme, lemon thyme, rosemary, the arugula, three kinds of tomato seedlings, and two pepper plants that we got free from the bank down the street! I don't know why they give away pepper plants every April, but it's fun to get something free. I have nice flowers, too.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

new meaning for deadlines

I don't have anything brilliant to report. We have a cute little Roma tomato--it's about the size of a fingernail. We've had a few big arugula salads from the "row" on the deck. It's been cooler here at night than it is in Minnesota. We even had a little sleet the other day. Sorry if my blog is a little dull--that's what I mean by "dead" lines!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Georgia is one of the only states that will "celebrate" Confederate Memorial Day. Remember when Gov Perdue held the Pray for Rain rally on the capitol steps? Southern culture is difficult to process...I'm just going to focus on my plants and my paints.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday blaahhg

Tom and I had a busy weekend. We just worked around the house and took a couple of nice long walks. He grilled some delicious mahi-mahi (with shitakes and asparagus) for dinner! I'm reading an interesting book by Gail Collins who was the NYT Op-Ed columnist. It's called When Everything Changed: The amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to The Present. Does anyone know if "effortful" is a legit word? She uses it to describe labor-intensive meals. Sounds funny to me...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

subconscious is a strange place, part 2

I had a dream that I was cleaning up a river on Earth Day. Mick Jagger was there helping. I told him that when I was a teenager, I had a dream that we were cleaning up a lake on Earth Day, and he was there then, too, and he asked me for a trash bag! How's that for weird? I think I better stop drinking those Korean energy drinks I got at the Farmer's Market.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

power of blogs

Having the opportunity to publish a web log is powerful. God gave Adam (of course not Eve, the dummy) the chance to name all the creatures. Now each one of us can label and edit our own posts. Yeah, whatever we write hovers in the eternal ether, but power and responsibility have always gone hand in hand.