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Today I happened to observe one of the cats digging a hole for the obvious purpose. It's in a disused part of our yard, so I didn't chase her away. She got ready to use it, then stopped, sniffed it, moved five feet away and dug a new hole, which she also rejected without even sniffing it this time. The third hole she dug, that's the one she pooed in.

I know why they bury it, but why did she reject her two previous holes?

OMFG

Nov. 22nd, 2011 10:33 am
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I'm not linking directly to the site, but to the blog post where I read about it.

Apparently, this site about controlling how much you drink has decided that the main risk of drinking for women is getting raped. (But, you know, it's totally all your fault.) And you can find out about it at their site!

There are screenshots in the link. It's hard to link to the stories individually because they're kinda randomized? So who knows how fucked up it all is?

It's close to impossible to find their contact information (I had to google it) but there it is. Go ahead. Contact them! Don't know what to say, but I can think of a few choice words....

*snickers*

Sep. 27th, 2011 09:43 pm
conuly: (creepy)
And we're back to my old pastime of mocking Amazon reviews. Just one, the most recent review of Beloved:

To know that they actually teach this book in school is a complete embarrassment to real literature. I nearly threw up when my fiance told me she read this, but then asks me questions like, "What's Beowulf?" and "Who is Mark Twain?"

So, seeing what kids are learning in school now, I read through most of the book (it doesn't take too long to speed through the broken English and half attempts at actual writing talent), only to find that it's a wonderful piece of Affirmative Action brainwashing. The best thing about this book was that it helped me settle the issue of whether my child will attend public school or not. Nope, no thanks.

That's right, white people are evil, evil, EVIIIILLL! But you're welcome for the cars we invented, the train you ride on, the computer you probably wrote that book on, and all the other contributions we've made. Oh yeah, and that whole freedom thing, too.

It's a real piece of garbage, and they might as well teach "Twilight" in school, simply based on its literary value and deep thinking alone, while they're at it.


Yes, black people should be thankful to whites for... their... freedom.... Wait, something's not adding up there. I'm hoping this one was intended as satire, but who knows?
conuly: (despondancy)
but we have people who honestly think taxing rich people is a bad idea. I don't know, it seems like common sense to me that the guy making 5 million a year should be taxed at a higher rate than the guy making 50k a year, because they'll still have more money left over when you're done... but some people don't know how to do math or something.

You may also not know that the US is in a bit of a budget situation. Not enough money, or maybe too much spending. (I can tell you where *I* would cut the budget! But were I dictator, I wouldn't care what the people thought.)

The same people who don't want to tax the rich have found a solution to this crisis. They're gonna tax the poor!

...

Some days, it's just not worth it to get out of bed. I assure you, if calling in sick were an option....
conuly: Fuzzy picture of the Verrazano Bridge. Quote in Cursive Hebrew (bridge-hebrew dvora)
Even though it reads like it is.

It literally has to be read to be believed, and maybe not even then. I'm going to go ahead and bold the actual quotes that made me simultaneously laugh and weep.

‘Haboobs’ Stir Critics in Arizona
By MARC LACEY

PHOENIX — The massive dust storms that swept through central Arizona this month have stirred up not just clouds of sand but a debate over what to call them.

The blinding waves of brown particles, the most recent of which hit Phoenix on Monday, are caused by thunderstorms that emit gusts of wind, roiling the desert landscape. Use of the term “haboob,” which is what such storms have long been called in the Middle East, has rubbed some Arizona residents the wrong way.

“I am insulted that local TV news crews are now calling this kind of storm a haboob,” Don Yonts, a resident of Gilbert, Ariz., wrote to The Arizona Republic after a particularly fierce, mile-high dust storm swept through the state on July 5. “How do they think our soldiers feel coming back to Arizona and hearing some Middle Eastern term?”

Diane Robinson of Wickenburg, Ariz., agreed, saying the state’s dust storms are unique and ought to be labeled as such.

“Excuse me, Mr. Weatherman!” she said in a letter to the editor. “Who gave you the right to use the word ‘haboob’ in describing our recent dust storm? While you may think there are similarities, don’t forget that in these parts our dust is mixed with the whoop of the Indian’s dance, the progression of the cattle herd and warning of the rattlesnake as it lifts its head to strike.”

Dust storms are a regular summer phenomenon in Arizona, and the news media typically label them as nothing more than that. But the National Weather Service, in describing this month’s particularly thick storm, used the term haboob, which was widely picked up by the news media.

“Meteorologists in the Southwest have used the term for decades,” said Randy Cerveny, a climatologist at Arizona State University. “The media usually avoid it because they don’t think anyone will understand it.”

Not everyone was put out by the use of the term. David Wilson of Goodyear, Ariz., said those who wanted to avoid Arabic terms should steer clear of algebra, zero, pajamas and khaki, as well. “Let’s not become so ‘xenophobic’ that we forget to remember that we are citizens of the world, nor fail to recognize the contributions of all cultures to the richness of our language,” he wrote.

Although use of the term often brings smirks, Mr. Cerveny said the walls of dust could have serious consequences, toppling power lines and causing huge traffic accidents. Although ultradry conditions in the desert are considered one cause for the intensity of this year’s storms, Mr. Cerveny pointed to another possible factor: the housing bust that left developments half-finished and unmaintained, creating more desert dust to be stirred up.


I'm not sure which quote is more offensive and, frankly, stupid. Let's have a poll!

Poll #7578 Offensive quotes
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


Which quote is worst?

View Answers

Mr. "Our soldiers are too wussy for words! Really!"
3 (33.3%)

Ms. "Indians! Rattlesnakes! Cattle! You don't have rights to the language you speak, because I don't believe in freedom of speech!"
6 (66.7%)



I'm guessing that these people not only never drink... alcohol, they also don't use the common terms for geographical structures such as mesas.

If some of these folks succeed in getting the cash to build a wall, can we build it around THEM personally and claim it's keeping the rest of the world out rather than keeping them in?
conuly: Picture of a young River Tam. Quote: Independent thought, independent lives, independent dreams (independent)
I have to say, I thought when I read this that maaaaaaybe the editorializing was going too far. I thought, you know, just because this is how you're inclined to think doesn't make them right. I thought, you know, some media is liberal in nature, it's good to be aware of your own biases. I thought, you know Connie, you should watch the video. Maybe it's not as bad as all that!

Just, uh... just go watch that video. "I feel safer knowing that I won't get blown up on the bus!" How many buses does he think are blown up every year to begin with? (Answer - probably close to zip zilch zero - and if I wanted to blow up a bus I wouldn't need a bomb. Buses come ready-made with their own potent explosive gasoline. Haven't you seen an action movie lately? Sure, it's not really car + bam = massive fireball, but all the same... I think there's easier ways to cause mass destruction than finding cleverer ways to hide a bomb in my boobs or something.)
conuly: Quote: "I'm blogging this" (blogging)
Firstly, let me just give this a resounding WTF?

In other news, this person wants information about traditional Thanksgiving foods. We're all MORE than happy to help... and I managed to get into a flame war about the definition of the word yam.

Well, I tried not to. I said sorry, I pointed out it's my own personal pet peeve (yams! They're African! You can't (easily) get them over here! THEY ARE NOT THE SAME AS SWEET POTATOES!), and I posted a few explanatory links...

but when the person I'm talking to goes "In America we, as Americans, call them yams" I have to point out that I, in fact, have been an American all my life, have lived here all my life, and only see them (mis)labeled "yams" in the supermarket (the same place that sells "wanuts", "peers", and "apels", so I don't take this very seriously) sometimes (probably due to dialectical variation). Most of the time they're labeled "small" and "large" sweet potatoes. And I certainly do not call them yams.

The yam issue is kinda like the robin issue. Settlers from England saw these birds kinda like their robins, didn't see their robins, and so decided to call these new birds "robins" just for the heck of it. Now we distinguish them by calling them "American" robins and "English" robins. Similarly, slaves from Africa saw these tubers kinda like their yams, didn't see their yams, and decided to call these new tubers "yams" for lack of a better term. Which is all well and good until a new wave of immigrants from Africa (and apparently the West Indies) hits and they bring real yams with them! I'd be happy to call them "American" yams and "African" yams (it's not like sweet potatoes are really just "sweet" potatoes either!) but to just use the term "yam" bugs me.

Um....

Oct. 1st, 2010 10:29 pm
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Glenn Beck: Slavery "started with seemingly innocent ideas" and then "the government began to regulate things"

I haven't actually watched the video, so maybe this quote was taken wildly out of context. I'm not sure what context that could possibly be, but if there's any form of justification for this, somebody braver than I am can point it out to me. I refuse to risk my precious brain cells.
conuly: Dr. Horrible quote: All the birds are singing, you're gonna die : ) (birds)
Apparently, asking her if she wants cheese or butter is "fascist" and an Orwellian effort to control her language, and thence her thoughts.

Yes, of course. Making sure your order is correct is EXACTLY like Fascism! While we're on the subject of made-up lingo, let's look up fascism:

1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

Well, THAT's clearly not what she means (we can only hope), so let's try definition 2....

2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control
conuly: Good Omens quote: "Kids! Bringing about Armageddon can be dangerous!" (armageddon)
LAST swimming lesson they practiced lying on their backs (on their noodles!) and kicking their legs. I say "they", but in fact, when Evangeline heard this idea she turned around and attempted to climb up to my hair. I couldn't even convince her to just lie on her STOMACH and kick! It was like the first day of class all over again, but with somewhat less crying.

I wasn't too worried. I figured she'd get over it by next week. And she did - today she got on her back and tried it, before she was supposed to! And when she found she could get someplace REALLY FAST this way, she just zoomed around and laughed at me.

In fact, she refused to flip over even to show off to the instructor how she could blow bubbles. Now, prior to coming to us, he was (unsurprisingly) with the little girl right next to us, who can swim a little better to Evangeline. "Can she swim by herself?" he asked. When her mother replied that she had no idea, he said "Well, let's try it!" and stood two feet away so she could try swimming by herself with no noodle.

Evangeline was busy kicking on her back. It was a non-event, until ten minutes later when ALL OF A SUDDEN... (dunh dunh DUNH!)

Evangeline (superfast): Cansheswimbyherselfletstryit!
Me: Wait, what? N-
Noodle: Whee, I'm up in the air!
Evangeline: DOWN to the bottom of the pool! (This pool is 3 foot six. Evangeline is NOT three foot six! GAH!)
Me: GAH! *grab*
Me: Evangeline!
Evangeline (laughing): I'm a vampire! *slobbers my neck* Mmm, yummy blood! *slobbers my neck* Mmm, blood, yum yum! *slobbers my arm* BLOOD! I'm a vampire, I eat blood! *smacks lips*

No, seriously, this is what she said.

And she's usually such a sensible child!
conuly: Good Omens quote: "Kids! Bringing about Armageddon can be dangerous!" (armageddon)
Since when is it "abduction" to help a little kid find Mommy? Note: The mommy in question isn't the one pressing charges. There is some sanity left in this world.
conuly: (change history?)
My grandmother needs her pacemaker checked.

I carefully examined the referral and dialed the number there.

Try number one!

Receptionist: Hi *mumblemumblemumble*!
Me: This is where I call to get a pacemaker checked?
Receptionist: I'unno. *click*
Me: Did she... she HUNG UP ON ME?

Try number two!

Me: I'm not sure I WANT to deal with that receptionist again. I'll try google. Okay, this is the number for these people, got it...
Phone: To continue in English, please press one now.
Me: Okay. One!
Phone: *starts speaking Spanish*
Me: Uh... riiiiiight.

I'm now on try number three. I'll keep you posted.

*headdesk*

Jun. 8th, 2010 02:52 pm
conuly: A picture of the Castleton Castle. Quote: "Where are our dreams? Where are our castles?" (castle)
My grandmother needs her pacemaker checked.

I carefully examined the referral and dialed the number there.

Try number one!

Receptionist: Hi *mumblemumblemumble*!
Me: This is where I call to get a pacemaker checked?
Receptionist: I'unno. *click*
Me: Did she... she HUNG UP ON ME?

Try number two!

Me: I'm not sure I WANT to deal with that receptionist again. I'll try google. Okay, this is the number for these people, got it...
Phone: To continue in English, please press one now.
Me: Okay. One!
Phone: *starts speaking Spanish*
Me: Uh... riiiiiight.

I'm now on try number three. I'll keep you posted.
conuly: Picture of Darth Vader, with word "darkside" (darkside)
No, really. Craig Venter (and others) has now created a synthetic life form. I don't know if I'm amazed or fucking terrified.

WE'RE LIVING IN THE FUTURE, GUYS! STOP IT NOW, I WANT TO GO HOME!
conuly: Quote from Veronica Mars - "Sometimes I'm even persnickety-ER" (persnickety)
If I'm down there, I watch with them. Now, unlike NY1, the GSN is not predominately sponsored by the Humane Society with their awful ads that made Ana cry hours later. (I told her flat-out that they WANT you to cry so you send them money without checking first to see where the money goes. I think it's an incredibly tacky move and will support just about any animal organization *first*, no matter what the percentage of tortured rescues is.)

No, they seem to be largely sponsored by Lysol. Ah, Lysol - the people who give me terrifying ads about how bleach "doesn't really clean" toilet bowls.

My grandmother's reaction to this is "But why don't they ever clean the outside of the toilet?"
Mine is "WTF? Who CARES if the inside of your toilet bowl is 100% sterile? You're just gonna poo in it again, and it's not like you drink from it! (And if you do, it's a toss-up as to whether dirty is really worse than sterile-but-full-of-toxic-chemicals. Don't drink out of your toilet, guys.) HONestly.

Yesterday they had a new one talking about how the pump of a soap dispenser can (logically) get covered in germs, and that's why they're selling new pump-free dispensers for home use.

Aside from the fact that it's highly unlikely that your family members are carrying plague, here's an interesting question: Once again, who the fuck CARES? It's the pump of your soap dispenser! You pump. You soap up, you rinse. At this point, any germs you picked up from the dispenser are now safely in the u-bend of your sink. End of problem.

I mean, unless their argument is that their soap is so sucky it barely kills pre-existing germs, much less the ones you pick up in the bathroom, I think I'll pass. Real soap is better for your skin than detergents anyway, isn't it? (Yes, yes it is.)
conuly: image of Elisa Mazda (Gargoyles) - "Watcher of the City" (watcher of the city)
So, Reelabilities is holding their second annual film festival. Now, they asked Ari Ne'eman to to answer questions as an aspie, but you know he got picked to be on the National Council on Disability, so he suggested me (!!!) and I said yes and I went there tonight to see the movie Max and Mary. I got there a respectable 15 minutes early, but it turns out my schedule was wrong and I was actually AN HOUR and 15 minutes early, but that was fine, it gave me some time to read my book.

At the end first they had questions from... one of the filmmakers? I'm not sure, I had a coughing fit around when we were told the history of the filming, so I left to get some water. And I listened, and I was sitting at the front (a place I would *never* choose for myself because there's no safe barrier of chairs between you and, you know, the front) mentally preparing myself to deal with a barrage of questions and to answer any stupid ones by NOT saying "Wow, that's an incredibly stupid question, you know"... although, you never know, if people expect that they may be gratified to think I have no social skills whatsoever, get to feel a little superior, I don't know.

And the previous speaker finished up and... I don't know what happened, if he was misinformed or what, but he basically finished by saying that "Well, I'll meet you right now in the lobby for snacks" and... I didn't end up answering questions at all.

And as people were clearing out and I was sitting there going "Wait... what?" I realized I had two choices. Well, two good choices. I could try to stop this by yelling "WAIT! There's ME!!!" at the crowd, and look like a fool. Or, I could try to identify one of the coordinators (if I could recognize them in the crowded lobby) and ask them wtf just happened. I'd still feel awkward and out-of-place, but at least I'd feel that way more privately. (Or I could just leave, but it seemed to me that if I left without at least a good faith effort to remedy the situation that when everybody-but-me compared notes later it'd look like I flaked out on them.)

So I did that, and we concurred it was too late to get everybody's attention now, and anyway I had just recently recovered from laryngitis, so I decided that rather than hang around in a crowded noisy lobby full of people eating and the smell of wine (something that always makes me feel a bit nauseous) and perfume (a gratifying sign that I'm less congested, I suppose) I'd just go home and finish my book (The Hunger Games, I can't believe I never read it yet!) on the way.

Which I did.

But I'm still not sure exactly what happened there. Sheesh. I'm not actually *upset*, per se (not actually having to deal with people is a bit of a relief, I suppose...) but I'm really annoyed at the whole thing, and I can't shake the feeling that somehow it's a ME thing... or something. (Deep down, I'm still in elementary school at times, and scared both to be picked and NOT to be picked at seven-up during a class birthday party. I always thought that either way it was probably because they were mocking me, and I may have been right.)

When I've thought on it a bit, I'll post about the movie.
conuly: image of a rubber ducky - "Somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you" (ducky predicate)
Listen, D&D does not "promote gang activity". If you have gangs in your prison (or school!), taking away their games/hats/jewelry/whatever isn't going to stop the gangs, it's just going to make them find another way to organize themselves.

Duh.
conuly: Quote from Heroes by Claire - "Maybe being different isn't the end of the world, it's just who I am" (being different)
Well, fuck you, Florida. At least she's not teaching Kindergarten anymore, but that's a tiny bit of good in this whole list of bad. Sixth graders don't need to be taught how to bully others anymore, they already *know*.
conuly: image of Elisa Mazda (Gargoyles) - "Watcher of the City" (watcher of the city)
The Good Folks at Conservapedia, concerned that as Christian conservatives they're being persecuted in the world today*, have decided to write their very own update of the KJV Bible.

You have to actually view their own website to fully appreciate the massive levels of fail that're going on here.

Just... wow.

*These people have clearly never been within 1500 feet of anything that even slightly whiffs of persecution or they wouldn't confuse "being the dominant religion and having the ability to surround themselves with people who think the same silly things they do" with "being persecuted".

From [profile] homasse. I'd say thanks, but it might be that I was better off not knowing.
conuly: image of Elisa Mazda (Gargoyles) - "Watcher of the City" (watcher of the city)
Some people seem to be using the site for some form of class. Let's look at some of their reviews....

o..of Goodnight Moon...

Lists different items in the little bunny's room. When it's nighttime, goes through and says "Goodnight" to each item. Genre: Fantasy because although all items and situation could be real, the fact a bunny has a room and is personified is definitely fantasy. Media: pen, paint.


...of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?...

This is an example of modern fantasy because in the story various animals are asked what they see and they each respond. This makes them seem human which is impossible and therefore fantasy. The different animals are fun for the children to look at and talk about.

...of If You Take a Mouse to School...

A good example of fantasy because this mouse takes on human characteristics, such as wearing overalls and eating cookies. He also engages in human activities such as building a house out of blocks, writing a book, spelling words on the board, doing math, playing soccer, and riding a skateboard. While it would be possible to bring a mouse to school, in actuality a mouse would not be able to complete these tasks, making it fantasy. This silly story does, however, hold bits of truth. It explains the sorts of distractions that can result from bringing certain things to school and it shows a stream of events that can result from one little idea.

Media: ink and wash


...of Amelia Bedelia...

Genre: Fantasy
Critique: This is a example of fantacy because the events that take place are not realitic, such as Amelia cutting up nice towels and not getting fired.


...of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus...

This is an obvious modern fantasy story because we see that the main character is a pigeon who has human characteristics. This pigeon speaks English and talks directly to the reader and desires to drive a bus, both of which are impossible. I think that having the main character as a pigeon who wants to drive is a great one to get kids’ attention. They would find it funny and get into the story. Even though the pigeon is basically the only character, the author does a great job of making the story and plot interesting. Since the pigeon talks directly to the reader, they can’t help but get involved. I think students would love to respond to it.

...of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish...

This is a good example of fantasy because Dr. Seuss creates a magical world, where fun and wild things are happening. It is too far from reality for it to be believable for the reader, but it engages him/her in pretending to take part in the fun aspects of this fantasy world. For example, camels with seven humps carry children on each one.

...of Owl Moon...

This is a good example of realistic fiction because the setting is very vivid and is woven into the story. For instance, the woods are very clearly described as the father and son venture out late at night. Also, the plot works together well. For example, an owl does not appear magically right when they enter the woods. Rather, they have to be patient and go further into the woods to encounter an owl.

Setting: This was an appropriate setting because the father and son go into the forest on a wintry night to look for owls.

Media: watercolor, pencils


...of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse...

This book is a great book and a fantasy book also. The main character is Lilly and she's a little mouse that attends school. It's fantasy because the characters are mice and they talk although it's not actually possible.

also

This is a good example of fantasy because it has a very good meaningful theme behind the little mouse.

...of Olivia...

Age appropriatness: primary
This book is a good example of fantasty because it is a story about a pig named Olivia who is full of energy and who tires out her mom doing all sort of fun activities.
The media in this book is charcoal and gouche on paper.


I could go on, but I think I've made my point. I don't know what definition of "fantasy" these people are working from (some of them, I *really* don't know, like Mr. "Amelia Bedelia is fantasy!"), but I don't consider any of these, with the possible exception of One Fish, Two Fish, to be fantasy! That a book that has no fantastical elements at all happens to feature anthropomorphic animals for characters doesn't make it fantasy, it just makes it furry-riffic! (Which is a bit disturbing now that I think of it that way, but you get what I mean.)

It's like these people only know "fantasy" and "not at all fantasy" and are unable to find a middle ground of "realistic except for this one thing". (Although I suppose this shows that such broad categorizations of genre are meaningless when applied to picture books....)

Oh, Owl Moon isn't fantasy either. I just included that because the explanation of *why* it's "realistic fiction" was so full of WTF.
conuly: Quote from Veronica Mars - "Sometimes I'm even persnickety-ER" (persnickety)
Here's one on Texas schools being required to teach the Bible. I'm sure it'll collapse soon enough.

You know, my father was from Texas. It was a big part of his identity. He's actually buried over there. Must be spinning in his grave. I wouldn't be surprised if he got up and started walking to march on the capital either!

And here's one about a bunch of whiners complaining that people wonder WHY, exactly, they felt the need to bring guns to a presidential event.

"I still have some freeeeeeeedoms!" they declare. I think the following comment sums it up:

Let's make sense of this. Wear a John Kerry shirt to a Bush rally and get arrested. Carry an assault rifle to an Obama rally and you are a Freedom Fighting Revolutionary.

My god.

Jan. 6th, 2009 12:41 pm
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So, listen. This rabbi was living in Nebraska, and got stalkerish anti-Semitic material from The Grand Dragon of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Nebraska (how do they even say that sort of thing without laughing at themselves?). Instead of calling the police he began prank calling the man - except instead of restricting himself to the classics or heavy breathing he left messages like "The Nazis totally would've hated you too" and all. (Legally, that's not, well, legal, but I guess he started it, right?)

Wait, wait, WAIT. So this goes on for several months, right? After a while the erstwhile harasser picks up the phone, agrees to meet with the rabbi, and they become friends. And he eventually converts to Judaism.

How does that even happen? I mean, it's cool that it worked out, but seriously. WTF? You have to read this article.
conuly: (Default)
(And wow is it easy to put her to nap. I didn't realize before, but I'm comparing her to Ana at that age and - wow.)

From yesterday )

From today )

Oh, and listen. A word to the wise. Yesterday, I did Evangeline's hair more or less like this. I was inspired, and it is a practical hairstyle, it didn't really frizz much overnight. Isn't it cool?

Now, Evangeline is a very cute child. And her hair really *was* adorable, no denying.

But here's the thing. Evangeline doesn't go up to you and touch your hair. And it's not just because she's not tall enough - I don't do that either, because I know that just randomly touching strangers is weird and really rude. So do me a favor? When I don't know you, and she doesn't know you, and it's not like we've even so much as given you directions or anything? Don't touch her flipping head. That's just creepy. Especially for a grown person to be pulling that. WTF? You don't just randomly go and randomly touch other people's kids for no reason whatsoever. That's just... it's not done. Even if her hair really cute, please - no. Just no.
conuly: (Default)
I realized after I took a picture that it *can't* be plantago anything - the bottom of the leaves is right, the roots are right... but instead of the veins in the leaves going straight up and down, they kinda meander. Honestly, I don't know what I was thinking.

Read more... )

Honestly, I don't normally see big-leafed plants like that, and what I do see are carefully potted plants that are tended, you wouldn't think they're natural to our climate up here! But this year I see these everywhere, and in untended gardens, too.

Long-ass roots, as I said.

Edit: The nice people in [livejournal.com profile] gardening are saying it's burdock, which seems right. If you can say otherwise, though, do tell me.
conuly: (Default)
Do you know what I saw at the Genovese* yesterday?

Oh, go ahead - guess. It's something disturbing and wrong.

Give up? )

*Technically, it's a Rite Aid. It *was* a Genovese, then it became an Eckerds for 10 years or so, and now it's a Rite Aid. But if Random Teenager who works there can expound on the subject, and he wasn't even *born* when the name changed the first time, I feel justified in saying that I'm not wrong.
conuly: (Default)
Fan logic puzzles.

I thought I knew all of what the dark side of fandom had to offer, but I was wrong. Very wrong.

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