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perfect strawberry

One of my strawberries is ripening. It is as red as a cardinal and a perfect heart shape! Too good to be true, almost. Still not quite ripe; I'm tempted to put a glass over it like in The Little Prince to keep any harm from coming to it.

And, what a difference a few days makes (with rain). More foxgloves are out (getting closer to that English cottage garden ideal...) a-a-a-n-n-d... new cilantro and carrot seedlings have broken the ground! I'll let you know, dream_wind if they amount to anything more than pitiable.

And soon, wisteria will be blooming.

Today I'd like to plant corn, but I have some editing tasks to do, and I want to write up my surreal botanical specimen (thanks, amberdine!) I'll post it when I finish it. And the tall one is taking SATs today... I have to go pick him up.

I can't remember where I took SATs. I try to remember, but it's like manufacturing a memory. I think possibly in the city that the town I grew up in was a suburb of. Maybe at my own high school? No, I think it was in the city.

Oh, and sufitom, the Chekhov plays came in. So soon I will know all about Uncle Vanya.

And babydriver and joybon, today I woke up with "No Aphrodisiac" in my head. It was you guys having it as your music that prompted me to download it!



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Jun. 3rd, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
Strawberries! Why! How delightful.

Do you like it No Aphrodisiac?

I think this is the first time I have ever heard you speak about your children (aside from name discussion). I hope he went well, I sure he did, having such a brillant mother.
Jun. 3rd, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
Yes I do like it! It's got a very catchy, though melancholy, tune (I like melancholy), and the words are very thought provoking.

I used not to mention the children very much--and when I did, I called them "the forest creatures"--as part of my elaborate obliqueness. But my online personality is evoving :-) So, I'll probably talk about them from time to time.
Jun. 3rd, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
Some of their stuff is lighter : )
The Charlie songs (Charlie 1,2 and 'Buy now pay later' are sad as well). Many of the others are loud.

I never caught on to the forest creatures!

Love to hear bits and pieces - we all choose what we conceal, what we hint, and what we display...I like it.

Jun. 3rd, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
Sweet sleeping root
Your Valerian is very very happy. It was sucking the life out of all and any soil we put it in, leaving nothing but dry gay dust in the gaps between its hungry roots. But today it is happy and facing skyward. Three days of rain make it very happy. (Well it is a she in my mind). So too your super mint, the one that crushes bricks and shatters stones, she too is quite happy with the rain. I'm just happy she hasn't started in on the concrete basement.

(thanks for visiting)
Jun. 3rd, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Sweet sleeping root
dry gray dust, not gay. It was niether happy dust nor sexual.
Jun. 3rd, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Sweet sleeping root
I thought it was happy! But gray makes more sense. So glad it's happy :-) and may the mint crush all the bricks and stones in its path--but not your foundation...
Jun. 3rd, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
Best of luck to Tall One...I remember SAT's as fairly stressful.

Enjoy the Chekhov plays. I remember you said you were more familiar with the short stories so I picked up a couple of Chekhov's short story collections and his three or four (forget) short novels as I am not familiar with his short stories.

Last evening I read "The Kiss"...about a group of soldiers who are guests of a land owner. One of the young men walks aimlessly through the large dark house, walks into a dark room and a woman grabs him and kisses him! She screams! Mistaken identity. Too late...our young man is obsessed. Seeks to find out who it was that kissed him...never does...sadness. Is Russian way, sadness...Da?
Jun. 3rd, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
Good luck to the SAT victim! I didn't took that one, but the ACT. I remember throwing up before I went to the testing. I'm so glad I got it out before as opposed to halfway through.

I'm afraid it wasn't me who listened to The Whitlams, but I do love that song.

*breaks into song*
Jun. 3rd, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
Oh jeez. I didn't take that one. Take.

Jun. 3rd, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
Didn't even notice. (It's bad when that happens when I'm editing, but good on lj)

He survived okay I think, but it's hard to tell because he's an irrepressible optimist.
Jun. 3rd, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)
Can you take a picture of the glorious strawberry?? Your fans would love to see your latest creation!
Jun. 3rd, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
will do!
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