Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bits and pieces

Why I live here.

The azaleas have come and gone but the roses linger on. The woods are full of wild climbing roses, the ones that Nat King Cole sings about here.

I have discovered a varmint repellent that is effective. You can spray it around and they, at least for now, stay away. I couple that with a fake owl, poles with white plastic flapping and a new device.

It is a device that you can bury in the ground and it will send out a vibrating "gawpppp" every 28 seconds. Supposedly it runs off moles. I'm using one above ground to run off rabbits and such.... I have a second one that I will try on moles. Supposedly it is good for a circle of 30'. Runs off 3 D cells. The Guard Dog hates the sound but has finally decided to coexist.

But it was too late for the cabbage. No matter what I did the varmints could eat'em faster than I could set'em out.

But the squash and cukes are up, the tomatoes are starting to bloom and the red, yellow, green and banana peppers look fine. The okra, aka Candy around here, is starting to come up.

The downed trees and limbs have been cut and dispatched and things have dried out. I did lose the Texas Sweet onions I had out, most of them were just washed away but after seeing some of the other damage around here I feel blessed. Especially since a tornado passed us by less than a half mile away. The downed trees, with the signature "twist and snap" rather than just "blown over" are impressive. Some of'em are 24" or so in diameter. Just try and imagine the power it took to do that.

My alter ego, Poker Player, has a new scheme which he will share with you later.

Life is good.

Time for bed. Much to do tomorrow.

What else can a man want besides work? Most of the world's problems come from people who haven't anything to do, or plainly, don't want to do what needs to be done.

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This is so dead on right...........

What happens when a fly falls into a cup of coffee.

The Italian - throws the cup, breaks it, and walks away in a fit of rage.

The German - carefully washes the cup, sterilizes it and makes a new cup of coffee.

The Frenchman - takes out the fly, and drinks the coffee.

The Chinese - eats the fly and throws away the coffee.

The Russian - Drinks the coffee with the fly, since it was extra with no charge.

The Israeli - sells the coffee to the Frenchman, sells the fly to the Chinese, sells the cup to the Italian, drinks a cup of tea, and uses the extra money to invent a device that prevents flies from falling into coffee.

The Palestinian - blames the Israeli for the fly falling into his coffee, protests the act of aggression to the UN, takes a loan from the European Union to buy a new cup of coffee, uses the money to purchase explosives and then blows up the coffee house where the Italian, the Frenchman, the Chinese, the German and the Russian are all trying to explain to the Israeli that he should give away his cup of tea to the Palestinian.

Hat tip to Larry P!

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