Archive for June, 2008

Wordle Is Cool

Monday, June 30th, 2008

I saw mention of Wordle on some blogs, and thought it was mostly lame at first. Then I put in the URL of my blog and really liked the image that it created. So I hereby declare Wordle cool.

Check out my Wordle:

RIP George Carlin

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

George CarlinI was so saddened to wake up to the news of George Carlin’s death this morning. He was a true comedic genius and will be greatly missed by those both in and out of the industry. I’m also bummed that the only time we saw him perform in person, he really sucked. It was so bad that we walked out, even. I was hoping he would redeem himself for us at another show, but I guess that won’t be happening. I’ll have to satisfy myself with old shows now.

Although he was enlightened in ways a lot of people aren’t, I think George was a tortured soul while he walked this earth. I hope he’s resting in peace now. And I hope Jesus brought him some pork chops.

Green Thumb To Be

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

I’ve long had a dream to live on a farm, totally old-school style the way my great grandmother lived her entire life. The circumstances of my life have prevented that, but today I took the first step towards my dream. It’s a tiny step, sure, but it’s more than what I’ve done in the past.

Garden This might not look like much, but that right there is our humble beginnings of a garden. Planted are two beefsteak tomato plants, two red bell pepper plants, and a big container of cucumber plants. Let’s hope I don’t kill them all. Next year I want to start earlier and plant a whole bunch more stuff. Ideally, I’d like to have potatoes, yams, red & green bell peppers, hot peppers of some sort, cucumbers, carrots, and corn at the very least next season. But, let’s just see how this season goes first.

I also signed up to participate in the One Local Summer challenge which began this week. I didn’t have a full meal that consisted of all local food, unfortunately. I hope to do that as the summer goes on. Funds are tight, though, so it will just depend on how much local chicken/turkey costs. I need to do some more research. The start of this challenge came up on me faster than expected. Summer isn’t for another few weeks, after all. :-)

In my dream world, I’d have chickens and all sorts of foods from the garden that I cultivate and can, thereby keeping our kitchen stocked with extremely local food. The idea of knowing exactly what is in the majority of my food, where it all comes from, and the cost savings alone are enough to make me salivate without even beginning to take into account how delicious all of it would be. Maybe some day.

Here’s to a fruitful harvest!