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  • in reply to: Rant – Rude lady at Luna Park Cafe #789254

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    In re: Jan (#26)

    I’m glad that Jo clarified that her beef was just with the photo. I’m not sure why she needed to come on here and crow about it, though, frankly.

    The lesson to be learned here is that, ultimately, the OP was prevailed on to remove the photo from both here and CL. And it was peer pressure that did the trick. Not some self-appointed Blog cop.

    People have gone overboard with the whole flagging and censoring thing lately. It’s harming the WS Blog.

    Better to have too little censorship than too much, says I.

    in reply to: Rant – Rude lady at Luna Park Cafe #789253

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    . . . and I’ll buy Good Riddance Girl a mink coat if she’ll just come back to me.

    Think I can’t afford it? Ha!

    (Saw this today, SWiWS.)

    in reply to: I like kittens and flowers #786856

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    Oh boy! Don’t you wish you had Smell-a-Vision® right now?

    I’ve got Smell-a-Vision.®

    But it usually fades away at the end of the month.

    (That’s when I take a shower.)

    in reply to: Rant – Rude lady at Luna Park Cafe #789234

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    i think it must have been a rough night in wsb land last night. i reported the post and asked them to remove the pic last night. i’ll do it again just in case it slipped through the cracks —JoB

    –Uh-huh. Yeah. If you don’t agree with someone’s opinion, kiss up and then try to have it censored. If this post gets pulled, you’ll know exactly where to find it.

    in reply to: May Day Riots! #789185

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    Whoa Whoa Whoa! Jiggers!

    What about people who like warzones?

    http://tinyurl.com/d5trqrg

    in reply to: Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) #788857

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    Whoa, dude! That looks like a story brewing there!

    Yes indeed. A stout one.

    ** I know you’re not a gold digger, Pangs. I just can’t keep my mitts off people’s clawses. **

    in reply to: Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) #788854

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    What’s your e-mail, gold digger? DBP accepts no money for his bamboo, but he might take a jar of poems, or a song about a bird.

    >>I’m limited by my small car

    Pshaw! People in small cars often go on to do big things.

    in reply to: My cats are emotionally healthy and well-adjusted #788414

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    Can you imagine what an emotional roller-coaster ride this would be for a dog, living with someone who thinks he’s the next Rod McKuen?

    Whew! It’s a good thing for cats that they’re so cool about everything.

    Sometimes I wonder how they do it, though. How do they manage to just sit around, day after day, pretending like there’s nothing really special going on here?

    http://tinyurl.com/d63rhhs

    in reply to: I-522 ~ Written Interview by DBP #788916

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    I have contacted the PR folks at a national farm-lobbying group that opposed Prop 37 and is also opposed to I-522. We’ll see what they come back with.

    Meantime, here’s more “pro”: http://tinyurl.com/ckc9h45

    in reply to: Rant: Alaska Junction Post Office #786691

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    I would like to lodge a formal complaint against Jiggers.

    Is this the party to whom I’m speaking?

    in reply to: Rant: Alaska Junction Post Office #786689

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    I sometimes get the feeling that the girls around here are ignoring me.

    Shades of high school.

     

     

    in reply to: Rant: Alaska Junction Post Office #786688

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    Hello?

    in reply to: Unmarked Residentil Intersections 101 #788909

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    And that makes you my . . .

    Double Jeopardy. How much will you wager?

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    in reply to: Wormy Italian Plums! Arborist recommendations? #789142

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    Buy some small-size nylon try-on footies in bulk on the Internet. You can get these for around $8 or $9 for a box of 144, if you buy several boxes. I can give your friend a sample.

    Optional: Soak the footies in a solution of kaolin clay. I can provide you with some of this, as it’s a hassle to buy in small quantities, and I already have some.

    After the first “set,” when the fruit is starting to develop, but before the bugs come to lay their eggs, slip a footie over each fruit and twist it around the base of the stem. For a dwarf or semi-dwarf tree, this will take a few hours.

    If you use just the footies without the kaolin soak, you’ll get upwards of 80% bug-free fruit. With the clay, it’s close to 100%. Plus it feels great.

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    Note for purists: Footies are a synthetic, oil-based product. However, they do biodegrade completely in a few years.

    Note for people with untreated ADHD: Move along. This is not your kind of activity.

    in reply to: I-522 ~ Written Interview by DBP #788913

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    It shouldn’t be hard to find an anti, Jan. I’ll just:

     

     

    in reply to: Unmarked Residentil Intersections 101 #788906

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    Extra credit points:

    1) Does anyone what these things are called? (At the bottom.)

    2) Does anyone know why they’re called that?

    3) Does anyone know why I even bring it up?

    Even though I’m not constrained to have a reason for anything I do, sometimes I like to have one anyway, just to throw people off.

    in reply to: Wormy Italian Plums! Arborist recommendations? #789140

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    Apples are more complicated.

    For them, do all of the above AND make sure you cull the excess fruit after the young apples “set.” Wherever there’s a cluster of three fruits, pinch off at least one. (Pinching off two is even better, as long as you’re left with enough fruit at the end.)

    Finally, you can put little nylon footies over the fruit. This will keep out most of the coddling moths and apple maggots, but it’s a somewhat tedious solution. It’s organic, though.

    I can tell you more if you’re interested.

    in reply to: Wormy Italian Plums! Arborist recommendations? #789139

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    Is your friend trying to get both apples and plums off the same tree? I see an obvious problem there.

    The best thing you can do to protect any plant, organically speaking, is to simply to keep it healthy. A healthy tree will always do better at discouraging pests than a struggling one.

    ♦ Fruit trees love sun. If your Italian Prune is being shaded out, prune back the branches of other trees that are shading it, if you can. Prune back any older branches that are not producing fruit at all. (Those branches are not getting enough sun.)

    ♦ Dress the base of the tree with plenty of light mulch in the spring, and water it regularly throughout the growing season. Make sure there is plenty of light ground cover (grass or shallow-rooting flowers) outside of the drip ring, so the tree’s extended root network is in cool, moist soil.

    ♦ Look for and remove any other stressors that might be compromising the tree’s ability to protect itself.

    in reply to: Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) #788852

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    OMG, PP . . . you shoulda seen how hard beef* worked to get that first plug outta the ground at my house.

    However, now that the ground is broke-ope, it should be easier for me to dig up some smaller chunks. We’ll see. There’s a couple people lined up already.

     

     

    *Yes, that’s his real name. Interesting story there, but what’s new? Interesting stories are everywhere.

    in reply to: I-522 ~ Written Interview by DBP #788911

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    If I can locate an anti-I-522 group, I’ll send them to this thread in order to encourage a more informed debate on the subject.

    I have already told Ms. Larter I would do this. Thanks for reading.

    in reply to: Advise on pruning shub #788877

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    in reply to: Favorite Song Lyric #787760

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    Not breathtaking lyrics, but still a pretty song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crTc1V34m8g

    in reply to: Unmarked Residentil Intersections 101 #788903

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    What Genesee Hill is talking about is the opposite of the “you go / no YOU go” game.

    It’s more like: “I’ll go / no I’LL go.” And the game is played from 25 mph, rather than from a dead stop.

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    One little complication that arises with uncontrolled intersections in Seattle — and one that GH neglected to mention, probably because his own IQ is too high to bother with such piddling details — is where one of the approaches to the intersection is on an uphill grade, or where the sideways view is obscured by cars parked too close to the intersection.

    From the 20th and Thistle Situation Room (aka “The Basement”) I can see cars oomphing up Thistle east toward the crest of a hill, where an uncontrolled intersection with an island awaits them. Older cars and stick-shifts have to gun it up that hill just to make it, and as a result they can’t see what’s happening to the sides of them until it’s almost too late.

    Plenty of near-misses there, even among the high-IQ set.

    So don’t just blame low-IQ drivers for Seattle intersection insanity. Blame the low-IQ god who designed the topography without any consideration for our needs.

    Or if you don’t believe in God, blame the dumbass glaciers.

    in reply to: Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) #788848

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    Round Up? On bamboo? Oh my. That’s very funny, Waldo. (Say, where are you, anyway? I’ve always wondered about that.)

    Have you tried this?

    It smells like . . . Victory.

    The only thing is: Someday, this war’s gonna end.

    in reply to: Black Bamboo (Phyllostachys nigra) #788846

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    We can work it out ♫

    ♫ We can work it out.

    There’s enough ‘boo for 2, ZOne, so after Thing One comes over for his/her cut, I’ll contact you. After the first cut, it’ll be much easier to dig out, because . . .

    Thanks but no on the Golden Bamboo (P. aurea). Just dig it forward.

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    Comment about your e-mail: Some of my best friends are insane. Just sayin’.

    Edit: “mentally ill” {Sorry}

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