Wednesday, May 26, 2010

No one needs this. Or, how to keep your face dirty.

I've been roaming home stores on the internet lately. I don't "need" anything. . .so I just peruse all the new items trying to imagine if they would fit into DC Rowhouse in some way. Somethings are insane. Here is example number one:

This set of "spoon coffee mugs" can be found at CB2 for the random amount of $15.80. But, the description is the best part: "This clever, all-in-one design solves the eternal question of where to park your spoon post-stir." Let's think this through. First off . .  .you're in a house using these (as you bought them at the store and brought them to your  - or someone else's - abode), so there is most likely a sink nearby. I don't know about you guys, but I don't fret about where to put my dirty spoon once I stirred my coffee. . .I just put it in the sink/dishwasher/counter. Second, they "solve" this problem by having you put the dirty spoon in the handle where it sticks out and will most likely brush against your face each time you sip from the mug.

I think I'll stick with the old-fashion method.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Urban Gardening

The past few years we have tried our hat at urban gardening (re: in containers on the deck). So far, it's been hit or miss. Last year, the pots were too small so we didn't get as nice of a harvest as we could have. This year . . . I think we are ready. Six large pots each with a different tomato plant. We have herbs and two pepper varieties scattered around also.

It's almost time to stake the tomatoes . . . they grow fast! Last year I used a horrible cage I got at the Home Depot, granted it probably wasn't for tomatoes, and it did not work. This year, I'm doing my research and I think I'm going to get the Ultomato. At around $8.50 from Ace Hardware it seems like a good idea. And, really, with a name like that. . .who wouldn't want one?

Injuries Obtained

  • Sprained Toe/Foot: 1
  • Blood Blisters: 2
  • Splinters under fingernail: 1
  • Bird Shit on me: 1
  • Eye Injuries: 3
  • Burns: 0
  • Falls off ladder: 0 (this is because we don't have a ladder yet)
  • Headaches: too many to itemize
  • Broken Bones: 0
  • Bandages Needed: 5
  • Electric Shocks: 2
  • Stiches: 0
  • Bruises: way too many