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  • GOTD: not knowing whether comment in a trillion page thread is a random remark or it has a long buried history

    ( thanks Wanderlust....)

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    • GotD: Turned off my alarm for yesterday morning so as to enjoy a nice day off. Forgot to turn it back on for today and woke up 10 min before I was intending to get to work to finish working on a computer that has occupied every working day I've had for the past week. Got in 20 min later than I wanted, but am now ravenous and trying to calm myself down after extreme anxiety due to the late wake-up. No help at all that I had shitty sleep last night, partially on account of the cat clawing at the door.
      Depression Lies

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      • Originally posted by tapper47 View Post
        I never get mad at the computer-that little PC piece of crap. I just want to slap Bill Gates for being so stupid. He may be rich but omg his software sucks.

        Rant over.
        Look up "The Gates" by Da Vinci's Notebook (a band). It's funny.
        http://cattaillady.com/ My blog exploring the beginning stages of learning how to homestead. With the occasional rant.

        Originally Posted by TheFastCat: Less is more more or less

        And now I have an Etsy store: CattailsandCalendula

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        • Originally posted by katemary View Post
          GOTD: not knowing whether comment in a trillion page thread is a random remark or it has a long buried history

          ( thanks Wanderlust....)
          Yeah... my magic medicine is well and truly earned, and used very sparingly...
          Also more than slightly illegal to share. Sorry.
          “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
          ~Friedrich Nietzsche
          And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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          • so, my workplace [like many] is a haven for junk food lovers. people bring in snacks every single day and it is tough to escape. I'm the receptionist so I don't get to leave my desk unless it is an emergency or my break time or lunch when someone covers for me, so I am able to easily avoid the treats in the office.
            the finance department ordered in an insane amount of doughnuts, danishes, croissants, etc. for their coffee break, and invited the rest of the office to join in once they had their fill. so people were all filing down like the good little fat sheep they are, and someone [with two doughnuts stacked in her one hand, and an iced coffee drink in the other] walked by my desk and asked me if I would like to go get anything and she would watch my desk. I said no, thank you. she says, 'what! are you sure? it's all really good!'. and so I explained to her that I don't eat grains, and I don't like coffee, so there really isn't anything there that I'd want. then she says, 'there's no grains, honey, it's just doughnuts!'.
            instead of using this as an educational moment for this well-intentioned dummy, I just said no, thank you again and she went on her merry way.

            --end gripe--
            it does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live

            at just the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up

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            • Originally posted by jesssa View Post
              so, my workplace [like many] is a haven for junk food lovers. people bring in snacks every single day and it is tough to escape. I'm the receptionist so I don't get to leave my desk unless it is an emergency or my break time or lunch when someone covers for me, so I am able to easily avoid the treats in the office.
              the finance department ordered in an insane amount of doughnuts, danishes, croissants, etc. for their coffee break, and invited the rest of the office to join in once they had their fill. so people were all filing down like the good little fat sheep they are, and someone [with two doughnuts stacked in her one hand, and an iced coffee drink in the other] walked by my desk and asked me if I would like to go get anything and she would watch my desk. I said no, thank you. she says, 'what! are you sure? it's all really good!'. and so I explained to her that I don't eat grains, and I don't like coffee, so there really isn't anything there that I'd want. then she says, 'there's no grains, honey, it's just doughnuts!'.
              instead of using this as an educational moment for this well-intentioned dummy, I just said no, thank you again and she went on her merry way.

              --end gripe--
              now you have to go post on "Rave of the Day" thread.

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              • Fucking Tennessee gardening. My experience is all from The Netherlands, good moisture, loamy, reasonable temperatures. Now? Clay, dry, hot as fuck.
                Buy house, Demolish house, Build house.

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                • Originally posted by Blackcatbone View Post
                  Fucking Tennessee gardening. My experience is all from The Netherlands, good moisture, loamy, reasonable temperatures. Now? Clay, dry, hot as fuck.
                  Good for planting bodies, though.

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                  • Originally posted by Rasputina View Post
                    Good for planting bodies, though.
                    Heeeeeeeey, now there's an idea. I bet they'd make great fertilizer.
                    Buy house, Demolish house, Build house.

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                    • Originally posted by Blackcatbone View Post
                      Fucking Tennessee gardening. My experience is all from The Netherlands, good moisture, loamy, reasonable temperatures. Now? Clay, dry, hot as fuck.
                      I hear ya. When I had a house on the side of a hill in California, I literally had to use a jackhammer to garden.
                      Durp.

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                      • Originally posted by Rasputina View Post
                        Good for planting bodies, though.
                        Ever see that Johnny Depp movie "Secret Window"? He kills people, plants them just under his house windows, and then grows corn on top. The last set of scenes is a classic...
                        I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                        • Originally posted by Blackcatbone View Post
                          Fucking Tennessee gardening. My experience is all from The Netherlands, good moisture, loamy, reasonable temperatures. Now? Clay, dry, hot as fuck.
                          When I used to live in central Texas as a kid, brother and I had an annual summer ritual - taking a hammer outside and seeing if we could bust up the parched, cracked earth in our backyard... as little kids, we hardly could.
                          I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                          • Originally posted by Crabbcakes View Post
                            When I used to live in central Texas as a kid, brother and I had an annual summer ritual - taking a hammer outside and seeing if we could bust up the parched, cracked earth in our backyard... as little kids, we hardly could.
                            Fortunately it's not that bad, but digging into it I sometimes wonder if I've hit a rock (good possibility) or it's just the clay. It doesn't help that nothing has been done to the soil in at least 50 years, probably more. Last year we raised the level, amended, amended and amended and this spring put most of the plants in. I just tested the nutrient levels today because nothing seemed to be growing and a few that are supposed to be drought/heat tolerant are looking just sad. It's quite deficient in potassium and nitrogen, which surprised me, until I started researching it a bit. We had a warm winter and really early spring and summer and new plants tend to suck up more nutrients than established ones. And heat can make them even hungrier. So, off to the garden center tomorrow to buy (organic) fertilizer as a quick fix then I'll amend more as needed. Never had any of these issues overseas.
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                            • Originally posted by Blackcatbone View Post
                              Fortunately it's not that bad, but digging into it I sometimes wonder if I've hit a rock (good possibility) or it's just the clay.
                              we have the same type of soil here; i've spent so much on peat moss just to help loosen it a little. i really should test it for nutrient deficiencies, no doubt there are some.
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                              • Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                                we have the same type of soil here; i've spent so much on peat moss just to help loosen it a little. i really should test it for nutrient deficiencies, no doubt there are some.
                                Oh man, I've added gypsum, green sand, blood meal, kelp, compost, soil conditioner, manure and better soil. And it's mulched. It's MUCH better than it was, but will probably need another year before it really gets going. There's a garden center at the farmer's market with mostly pretty knowledgeable people so I can ask which products are better. I'm also leaning towards adding bacteria, basically probiotics for the soil. I have a lot of natives planted and once they settle in a lot of it will take care of itself, but right now everything is being touchy.
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