Area Woman Plants Thing, Expects Some Sort of Medal When it Doesn't Die
June 11, 2007
I WIN SUBURBIA.
Is taking photos of stuff in your garden the housewifely equivalent to men pounding on their chests and screaming like Tarzan?
Because seriously, I accidentally lopped off a large portion of this vine (it's a Clematis, but we call it a Chlamydia) while planting it. The whole thing started to shrivel up and die and I was like, eff this, I'm buying some plastic flamingos and garden gnomes and no one can stop me, and then! Look! It came back from the near-dead and there's a motherfucking flower that I practically grew with my own two hands. With my own force of will and gardening skillz and also these vines are pretty much just indestructible weeds that you can buy for $10.99 at Home Depot.
My husband, on the other hand, is just being a show-off.
This is his herb garden.
And his other herb garden.
Whatever. They are not purple. Mine is purple.
However, all attempts by both parties to re-fold the baby pool have been met with resounding failure.
Fuck this shit, I'm going back inside.
Edited to add: a few of you already noticed, but the URL for the Advice Smackdown column has changed. Alpha Mom launched a shiny new version of their website over the weekend and the URL structure is different. Or something. They explained it really well but all I heard was "Take this week off until we have the site running smoothly" and I was all, "Party!"
So. New Advice Smackdown URL. But no new columns this week. Update your bookmarks and check back next Monday for all the vain and vapid goodness you've come to expect from me.