Anyway, this was the first time I'd seen M & J in years, so we spent a great deal of time catching up on 'what we've been doing as productive or entertaining members of society.' I wracked my brain to come up with exciting (non-book-related) things that I've done in the last decade. I was starting to feel like a bit of a wanker--I mean, my best friend volunteered for a month at an orphanage in Thailand...other friends and siblings are similarly well-traveled or have advanced degrees OR ARE NOW PARENTS, which is a pretty big deal. What have I been doing? Blogging and using British words like 'wanker.' And then it struck me. I HAVE been doing lots in the last few years! I've been PLANTING SHIT! Just take a look:
My yard. Where the Jolly Green Giant sharted after eating a bag of frozen chimichangas.
My yard. Where the Farmer's Almanac exploded.
A very brave bumblebee. The flower's all, "Hey bee, I dare you to land on my stabby cone spikes to suss out those little flecks of pollen!" And the bee's all, "Look at me on your stabby things! Loser!"
One of the bebes from my monarch ranching project? Perhaps.
The tomato plant that ate the garage. And a small bird. Come to think of it, I haven't seen Daisy in awhile ...
Um, I'll let you caption this one. (It's an EGGPLANT, people!! Honestly, get your mind out of the gutter.)
Things to do, places to go:
If you're in Appleton on Thursday evening (August 28th), I'll be creating a ruckus at the public library at 6:30 pm. (A 'ruckus' just sounds more exciting than 'reading and discussion,' doesn't it?) Friday I'll be posting my final blog entry over at the Debs. I may get all sappy, so bring your tissues.