Thursday, February 23, 2006
I noticed the grass is getting a little shaggy in spots. Time to get the mower ready to go. I have a big yard, about an acre, not all lawn, but still a lot to do. Now that there is some greenery, I hope what ever ate my golden eunymous shrub, will leave it alone. Something ate every leaf it had. I hope it will live, more leaves coming. I think the Chaste tree is dead, will wait a couple more weeks and then get another. I used to have a green thumb while I lived up north, down here I'm known in plant circles as the grim reaper. Soon I will begin attempt 5 at growing a confederate rose, otherwise known as a hybiscuss. Those things quake at the sight of me. My neighbor Judy, has a lovely yard full of neat plants. I would go steal some, but she reads this blog, and I'd kill them anyway.;) I miss the smell of Lilacs in the spring. It was my mothers favorite scented flower. You have been gone eight years now, and I still miss you mom, especially in the spring.
Monday, February 20, 2006
I found myself watching the Olympics the other night. I'm not fond of the games, seems to be a bunch of cheating and whining brats to me. I found myself watching the U.S. speedskaters in the 1000 meter race. The topic of discussion was about one of our best people not skating in the team event, to save himself for the 1000, his best event. Seems we got our asses kicked. Our fastest man, in long distance (Chad Hedrick) was mad because our fastest medium distance guy,(Shani Davis) wouldn't skate with the team to go for gold. Shani says it wasn't a team, and he is the one that worked so hard to get there, so he was going to save himself for his best event. I have a few points to make about this event. Once, a long time ago, I was an athlete. I was a very good one! I too competed one on one, but I always wore the teams colors when I competed. I knew who I represented, and I represented more then just me! Shani, when you received your gold medal, they played a song.......Our national anthem! The song, represented America. It's a shame you did not! Much was made of the fact that you were the first African American man to win a winter medal. So how about it Shani? Are you an African? American? If African, which country? It is a continent you know. You acted pissed off in your after race interview. The woman was doing her job, Shani! You win gold and then treat someone like shit? I read that you didn't like people using the n word about you on your website. I would agree that it wasn't right for people to do that, but you made it easy for them. If you don't want to be stereotyped, then don't act stereotypical! Back to the colors for a moment Shani. You are an American athlete, not an African one. You represent us, all of us, Shani. Remember the stars and stripes?
Monday, February 13, 2006
For all my friends across the land, I have good news. I have been noticing things turning green around Carolina. It started with weeds, and is moving to grass and shrubs. I see some buds on trees as well. I think I will get some pics to share, in the next few weeks.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Sunday, February 05, 2006
So you're pissed off about a few cartoons that depict the truth? This aint no cartoon, and I will never forget. When you kneel down to give Allah his due, don't forget to thank him for making sure I wasn't in charge of the WOT.(war on terror) The very earth you hide in would turn against you.