March 10, 2010

At the Hydrangea Café...

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... the conversation is tinged with blue.

27 comments:

edutcher said...

Not so much blue as lavender, which would be fitting, given the Massa - RahmBO thing.

Scott said...

One day last week I left the apartment after having a somewhat testy exchange with my partner. During the day, I came around to the notion that I was a jerk; so I bought a half-dozen roses at the Hoboken train station and presented them to him when I got home.

He was nonplussed, but I hope they remind him that I love him.

(He's unemployed. If you're in the New York City area and have a full-time job for a 25-year-old hip-hop artist with two years of college, send me an email and I'll hook you up. Thanks!)

Kev said...

(the other kev)

Monica Conyers was sentenced to 37 months in prison on bribery charges today.

She could have received 57 months, but she would have needed twice the talent as a non-minority defendant.

Pogo said...

At the Hydrangea Café...
... the conversation is tinged with blue.
"

Don't get tangled in that stuff.

Just sound advice.

rhhardin said...

Dog toy box is delivered, video.

Jason (the commenter) said...

So the soil is full of acid, probably some bile, too; don't worry, a little more of my wit and those sepals will be bright red.

Be said...

Brought in some forsythia branches to force blooms, learned that the New Cat understands commands, was totally charmed by rhhardin's little doby (not to mention the cardinal's singing as the soundtrack).

traditionalguy said...

powdered aluminum sulfate is hard to find, but a very little will blue up the hydrangeas. Ask Meade.

Penny said...

The glorious and very showy hydrangea.

Penny said...

"Don't get tangled in that stuff."

If only...

Hazy Dave said...


Blue, so blue, my love is burning blue,
Any brighter flame would be a lie...


(Gram & Emmylou)

peter hoh said...

edutcher, it is as close as hydrangea get to blue, so it's called blue.

Color names are subjective, as further illustrated by this chart.

XWL said...

So, is this your entry in this week's Gizmodo shooting challenge? (challenge, monotone shots, through choice of subject/cropping rather than filters and photoshoppery)

AlphaLiberal said...

The vast majority of tea parties in the U.S. are still hosted by little girls.

chuck b. said...

They flew planes during World War II but weren't considered "real" military pilots. No flags were draped over their coffins when they died on duty. And when their service ended, they had to pay their own bus fare home.

"We did it because our country needed us," Parrish said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100310/ap_on_go_co/us_female_world_war_ii_pilots

R. Louis S. said...

True blue mop-head coif
is in your face by late fall
dyed purplish-bronze punk.

Chip Ahoy said...

Plants were never much on small talk.

Penny said...

That was funny, Chip. Thanks!

Meade said...

I'm with Penny. "Hi ya..." That was grape!

Penny said...

Scott, sorry about your mate's unemployment. Frankly, we underestimate the terrible toll that unemployment has on the individual psyche.

Generally speaking, everyone moves into the "stiff upper lip" mode well before the "death" has been properly mourned. And for most Americans? Yes, the loss of a job is just like a little death.

Penny said...

For those of you who never lost a job? Go two days and two nights with NO sleep. Then come back, and we can talk.

What? Not making any sense, you say?

Well, there ya go! lol

Penny said...

"That was grape!"

Awwwwww...Hey you big ape!

Lem said...

Rush was rather uncharitable the other day.. talking about unemployment, "when the government subsidises something it creates/encourages more of it".

I guess I've always believed that too.. until I needed it.

Scott said...

@Penny: Thanks for your best wishes. We're hoping that he will be able to get something in the next couple months. He's got a recording contract with a small UK label, but that's not generating any income yet. So, he needs something to keep it all together for now until the music starts paying off.

I've been laid off twice in 29 years of work. Both times it was a welcome break from lousy employment situations. But I have cohorts who have been laid off for more than a year. Yes, it's hard.

In any case, I'm hoping to be admitted to grad school, to get my MSW. We'll see how that goes.

Pogo said...

Lem, You're not "at the margin", where the subsidizations play out.

Ralph L said...

I tried forcing some flowering quince one year, but the petals came out white instead of bright red. Quite a letdown.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Evil Genius: If I were creating the world I wouldn't have started with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers! Eight o'clock day one!

Time Bandits, 1981