Sunday, May 31, 2009

Perfect Beach Car

The Fiat Shelette was pictured in the sunday NYTimes mag but the one pictured there was sort of a pea green with rattan seats.It was owned by Maria Callas.It seems they were made mid 60's to mid 70's?.When I saw it today I was thinking what a freakin perfect car for cruising around the Cape!

Fiat Shelette beach car

Headline News

I just saw a headline online I misread as "Ottoman lands TV show".It was really "Octomom lands TV show". I'm thinking the Ottoman would be better.Maybe a sitcom about a talking Ottoman and his Ottoman Turk owner.Of course Gilbert Gottfried would be the voice of the talking Ottoman.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Tomato Grows in Los Angeles

A few weeks ago at the bustop down the street by the carwash I noticed a small tomato plant growing in a wee bit of dirt street level next to a storm drain.Today while I'm waiting for the bus I notice the plant has like seven blossoms and two small tomatoes growing on it.I've only put in one tomato so far and that in a pot and while it's growing well still no blossoms.This little plant next to the storm drain gets no love and is doing well.I'm hoping I get to pick one of the tomatoes from it because this guy/gal comes from tough stock and I'd like to see what I can do with it's seeds next year or this winter.We need to weed a patch of dirt behind the building so I can get Knuckle Sandwich and Seetpea to help us put in some more tomato plants.Speaking of Sweetpeas I found two packs of seeds from 2007 so I placed them a few inches apart in front of my Impatien beds on top of our patio wall and under the ficus tree.Even though it's late to plant them here they are old seeds and they are fairly shady spots so I'm waiting to see if I get anything at all from them.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Summer Reading

I was out on the patio this eve amongst my plants hearing voices from the Gnomes scattered about I tell sweetpea only I can hear so now she tells me the potted trees talk only to her.I was glancing through last Sundays NYTimes book review and I happened to look at the Mass Market Fiction paperback best seller list and found some gems.#15"Forbidden Nights With A Vampire",The hot tempered vampire owner of a sizzling nightclub is forced to take anger management classes and meets a man who dares to tame her. #19"Till There Was You", A 21st century man looking for love time-travels to 13th century England;romantic complications ensue.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dirt is Dollars

So I spent the day replanting the patio and the walls above it and I dropped 135.00 out of my own pocket this trip.I can only hope the landlord appreciates this but I doubt it.It looks really good though and I've already given a talk to Sweetpea and Knuckle Sandwich about kicking balls,waving large sticks and other general mayhem around the plants.On the plus side since I was outside I didn't feel the 4.1 quake we had on Tues that was the follow up to the Sunday night 4.7 that really shook me up and buckled my Cookbook/Gourmet Mag. bookcase.It's not so much the plants but the new bags of Potting Soil that run up the bill.I think I should become a dirt farmer.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fun in Vermont

If you are in or near Brattleboro Vermont the weekend of June 5th,6th and 7th you are in for a real treat.It's the 8th annual Strolling of the Heifers with the parade on Sat.I don't think this site links but I'll put up the web address anyway.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Kentucky Fried Eel

So I'm watching the news tonight and they have this story on about how Oprah did some thing with the new Kentucky grilled chicken this week on her show and there was a coupon for free chicken.Well KFC didn't realise the power of Oprah and they were swamped.Something like 4 million coupons with 5 million out there and many chains are now rejecting them so KFC is giving rain checks now on folks who come in.It all sounds confusing but the fun part for me was listening to the CEO.The guy has a British accent bordering on the type of Scotsman you can't understand a word he's saying.Who knew a Brit was running a Fried Chicken empire.Now that I think about it a few weeks ago I got some chicken strips at mine and the young lad in front of me was either from the Isles or Jamaica and first off he was asking for "chips" with his meal which the server was trying to explain they didn't have but they had potato wedges.Then the kid asked for a serviette and the server had no clue what he wanted till I said napkin.It pays to watch the Three Stooges where I recall Moe told Curly he had dropped his serviette although what happened after that wasn't polite..But listening to this young man speaking like this instead of the street slang mumbling of LA was a real eye opener.