between chores & errands

Some of the old admonitions
have no effect in 2020

Story (DoS, USAF Birthday) It’s a really nice picture, though
Story (Lawns)
Cultural ref (Bingo, as if I needed to add this)
#1 picked up by Pookie’s Toons

☟ OT fun ☟ »

Painting (from Ace of Spades, as usual)


  1. Veeshir
    Posted September 18, 2020 at 5:28 pm |

    Of course I’ve jumped off a bridge after my friends did it.

    I just waited to see if they survived.

    I got in trouble for that comment.
    Nuns and my mom didn’t have a great sense of humor.

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted September 18, 2020 at 8:23 pm |

    Whatsa matter with lawn mowing? It provides employment for “Angry Studies” graduates; beats flipping burgers; fresh air an’ light exercise, ‘n all.

  3. DougM ☞ crotchety and judgmental ☜
    Posted September 18, 2020 at 10:43 pm |

    Veeshir ^^
    *heh* As kids, we occasionally jumped off a local RR bridge into a river. Just checked the satellite map, but only the pylon footings are left.

    dick ^
    My ‘lawn’ here in NC is long-leaf pine straw.
    Natural, no mowin’, no waterin’, no fertilizin’.
    Just need to pick up pine cones and branches and toss golf balls back over near the cart path.

  4. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted September 19, 2020 at 7:22 am |

    ^ “…toss golf balls back…”
    Does that cost one stroke or two?

  5. Posted September 19, 2020 at 10:11 am |

    When you’re inclined to return stray golf balls, I find that employing a Louisville Slugger baseball bat adds to the excitement. You can’t go wrong with fine American hardwood.

  6. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted September 19, 2020 at 10:15 pm |

    Guess this mustard-smelling bozo was ahead of hiz time…

    “We’re in a new era. The idea of your nice little green grass getting water every day, that’s going to be a thing of the past.”
    —California Gov. Jerry Brown, 2015