RTT: Gardening, Baby

Random Tuesday Thoughts

As I was planting our vegetable garden this past weekend, I told Beloved, “This does not come naturally to me.”  Okay, I may have snapped that at him, as he hovered over me correcting the way I did everything.  And it doesn’t – I’m a city girl who hunts and forages at the grocery store…from a long line of city girls who have hunted and foraged at the grocery store.  I’m lucky my one, lone house plant has not died (it used to be three lone house plants, but…well, two of them died).


Things I’ve Learned This Year About Gardening:  buying a small plastic container of “starter” onions will result in you planting 2 dozen onions in the small space allotted to vegetables in your back yard, leaving you feeling incredibly guilty about throwing the other three thousand away.  Who knew they could fit so many damn onions in that itty-bitty container??


Jolly and her honey have decided on a name for the new baby:  Garret Van.  Unfortunately, I have had trouble remembering it – at least his first name.  I’ve taken to calling him Little Conversion Van, which tickles Beloved to no end; he wants to know if they have a daughter if I’m going to call her Recreational Vehicle.

*shrugs*  Only if her middle name is Vehicle.

Hey, if you think I’m bad, Beloved refers to him as “Jolly’s Little Garrote.”

Thankfully, Jolly has a good sense of humor about it all.  (As if she has a choice – she knows how we are.)


Beloved came barelling out of the bedroom this morning while we were getting ready for work, shouting, “I don’t believe it!  They’ve got Lee Majors selling hearing aids on television!”

Yeah, well, that’s what you get for watching Saturday Night Fever at 7:30 a.m. on AMC.

Actually, I believe it.  It’s certainly more apropos than Lindsay Wagner selling Sleep Number beds, Sally Field selling osteoporosis medication and is certainly more believable than Dennis Hopper hawking financial services for aging baby boomers.

But, you know, I’ve just got to wonder just how expensive those hearing aids are…


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18 thoughts on “RTT: Gardening, Baby”

  1. Steve Austin said it only felt like it cost 6 million dollars!

    Why wouldn’t you take financial advice from Dennis Hopper? Don’t you want to hear him say:

    “We did it, man. We did it, we did it. We’re rich, man. We’re retirin’ in Florida now, mister.”

    Or are you afraid of the call when he reviews your folio and says:

    “Man, everybody got chicken, that’s what happened. Hey, we can’t even get into like, a second-rate hotel, I mean, a second-rate motel, you dig? They think we’re gonna cut their throat or somethin’. They’re scared, man.”

  2. Like Mary, I too feel so sad when I see those commercials but only because I’m thinking…..damn, they are big back in MY day. Am I THAT old?? Ugh.

    My newest grand is going to be tagged with the name “Stone”. Poor child. I’m still crossing my fingers that they’ll change their minds between now and Sept.

    Garden? What’s that??

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  3. I think the hearing aids should run about 3 million a piece. And Sally’s osteoporosis is caused by too much time spent without her feet planted firmly on tera firma – all that flying.

    However, I still haven’t gotten over one of Queen’s songs being used for a Wal Mart commerical. It’s like Wal Mart took a big shit on all that is Holy from my youth.

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  4. I’m not sure if gardening comes naturally to anyone, gardening is a bloody nuisance if you ask me…but I commend you for your efforts!

  5. I don’t even know where to start, except of course with the onions. There’s a message here about onions you realize…evil I tell you.

  6. Please tell me you didn’t plant zucchini. That stuff is like a virus. It mutates.

    Perfectly understandable why you would call the little guy; Conversion Van. I’m surprised that Beloved didn’t make some sort of sexual joke out of that name change. Doesn’t he normally do that sort of thing?

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  7. You’re braver than I am to do a vegetable garden! I only tried it once and will never do it again; give me flowers and foundation plants anyday!
    LOL, with you and Beloved having fun with Jolly’s name for the baby. I remember when my granddaughter was born, they still hadn’t picked out a name but Toni wanted one of them to be Isabella. I freaked because of the Olympics and Izzy and said kids would shorten it thus. She was named Erika, thank God!
    It doesn’t make me sad at all to see the old actors selling products, they have to make a living too… but I usually just turn the channel.

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  8. Well y’all can make fun of my baby name all you want just be happy it’s not your baby to name! Everything my dad say that is just silly goes in one ear and out the other! Plus I know he actually really likes the name.

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