Jun. 23rd, 2010

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What I Learned Since The Spring Equinox

  • When gardening, buy the wrong kind of soil at your own peril.
  • When you do get the right kind of dirt, though, it’s possible to create self-watering containers out of Common Household Items!
  • Never volunteer to close the library on Story Time days.
  • Peyote: not just for crazy uncles! Also a nifty beading stitch!
  • Using old shirts to make doll clothes is great because you already have hems!
  • Marigolds planted with vegetables do a good job of deterring pests, and plus they look great!
  • Don’t plant onion-type plants in the same container as legume-type plants, however, because the onion-type roots apparently do the botanical equivalent of pushing the legume-type roots down and taking their lunch money.
  • Circumzenithal and circumhorizontal arcs are atmospheric effects caused by ice crystals high in the air—they look like rainbows on top of clouds!
  • If you don’t like the ending of your book, it’s okay to go back and write a new ending, even if it goes over your self-imposed deadline, because you will feel much better if you do it right.
  • It’s not just the Horrible Undead Cat who liked to sit in dirt. Our current old cats do it, too.
  • The TV versions of The Color of Magic/The Light Fantastic and Hogfather are pretty respectable,* but stay away from the animated Discworld movies.
  • If you don’t change your razor often enough, your lymph nodes could swell up and you’ll start worrying you have cancer.
  • Keeping a Swiss Ball in my closet significantly raises the chances that I’ll do strength exercises at some point in the day.
  • Car accidents apparently also come in threes.
  • Mormon divorces have two parts: the part where you get divorced legally, and the part where you get “unsealed” in the temple, which takes longer. As far as I can tell, you can totally get remarried to your second spouse while you’re still “sealed” to your first.
  • Nitpicking is my mutant power.
  • Zyrtec has withdrawal symptoms at least as unpleasant as the various brands of Fukitol I’ve tried—and yet, for some reason, I find Zyrtec a lot creepier.
  • My eyes are not broken, and my glasses are not polarized: the Nyquil-Dayquil** filter every movie since the mid-90s has decided to go with is bugging other people, too!
  • Gardening is actually a thing I can do, if I start small enough!

*Except that, while that dude was one hell of a character, I had a hard time recognizing him as Mr. Teatime. In my head he was a lot more … Marshie-esque.

**Alternative name: Revenge Of The Human Traffic Cones.


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