Friday, April 28, 2006
Finally figured out how to minimize and took several pics of the garden today, but only minimized the one to see if this works. The key seems to be to click on "for the web" or something like that when saving pics from Easyshare. IIRC, this photo shows some beans and moving right toward the bush that separates the NW from the NE garden, there's a watermelon plant surrounded by turnips. My favorite in this particular garden is the chard plant. It would be the one that looks all shiny and proud. I'm gonna keep it goin' as long as I can; it's my understanding that if I pick off the leaves on the outside, I could keep it going all summer. Nice alternative to plucking up the whole plant, IMO. This NW garden was planted several weeks after the NE garden, which (one would think) would be more firmly established by now. That's not necessarily true, but the plants Diane sent were planted there, so I need to get a pic of that area, as well. Well, it's SMALLER, but at least I figured out how to get it both smaller and HERE. LOL. Mints are doing FINE; I didn't look...can you see the tomato planted in the middle of the mints?
Unfortunately, I have sucky dialup. I got to hear enough, though, that I know I'd like the CD. Isn't Mother's Day right around the corner? Young's Anti-War Album a Growing Drumbeat By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY The Associated Press Thursday, April 20, 2006; 1:34 PM NEW YORK -- If the snippets Neil Young is posting on his Web site are any indication, his upcoming album, "Living With War," will be a serious musical broadside against the Bush administration and the Iraq war. Young isn't alone in his feelings of discontent. Pink, known more for her slams against bubble-headed pop stars than political figures, assails President Bush in the searing attack "Dear Mr. President" on her album "I'm Not Dead Yet," released this month. And the new single from Pearl Jam _ always politically minded _ is titled "World Wide Suicide," about a soldier's death. All represent a steady, if not increasing anti-war sentiment since the war began in 2003. Whereas even superstar acts like the Dixie Chicks and Madonna faced backlash when they uttered opposition to the war in comments or song, more mainstream acts are more comfortable these days expressing critical thoughts. "People were, certainly in the first couple of months, very cautious, and they are less so now," said Sean Ross at Edison Media Research, which conducts research for radio stations and others. "So it took people time to get past whether they were willing to say things." After the 9/11 attacks, Young released the song "Let's Roll," about the passengers who helped prevent United flight 93 from reaching its target that day. It was embraced as a patriotic message during a time of crisis. The few songs that did touch the topic at that time were also patriotic _ Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" and Paul McCartney's "Freedom." But Young was also an early opponent of the war. And on "Living in War," the rock legend expresses his frustration in blunt songs such as "Let's Impeach the President." Justin Sane from the rock group Anti-Flag, which has been active in its opposition to the war and President Bush, said artists have always been at the forefront of social change, and expressing political views in song is a way to bring attention to issues being overlooked in the mainstream media. "It's left to artists to make the statements that should be getting put into the public discourse that are not," he said. If there's a growing number of artists expressing their opinions about the war, Sane said, it's because "people who may have ignored it before can no longer ignore it, and artists who ignored it before can no longer ignore it. ... It just becomes something that is this white elephant in the country and I don't think artists can ignore it any longer." Still, songs with a political context remain in the minority, and there hasn't been an overwhelming indictment of the war or Bush in a multitude of songs. "The acid test will be when there is some anti-war commentary on country radio," Ross said. "That hasn't happened yet." ___ On the Net: LISTEN! You're gonna 'specially like the song on consumerism, I think, #3.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
Em just got home Friday from his trip to Memphis (actually Mississippi 20 miles south of Memphis), but he wants to go to Louisiana again tomorrow, so we'll go; not like there's all kinds of stuff keepin' us from goin' there. Also gonna hit Las Vegas at the end of April which reminds me to ask if anyone called Dana on her birthday. Might touch bases with both Dana and Davey; who knows? Looks like #2 can come a bit earlier than Em had thought, so we'll be gearin' up for that...if we're ever home between now and then. LOL. 'sup witch'all?
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Guy meets girl on a blog. Guy and girl get together. Guy proposes marriage to girl via blog post. Apparently, she said, "Yes." Would you think that was kewl or not kewl?
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Many, many years ago on this special day, the world created Michael. First, Michael's mommy decided that she really liked Michael's daddy. They hugged each other really close and... I'll spare you the details. But as the tradition has been going for the past year or so, this one's for you. Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh....THEY SAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!! Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh....THEY SAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!! Duh nuh nuh nuh nuh....WE'RE GONNA HAVE A GOOD TIME!! Thank you. Thank you very much. I'm here all week. :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL!!!!!!
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Here's something: On Wednesday of this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be: 01:02:03 04/05/06 That won't ever happen again! (unless you don't use military time and think it will repeat itself in the afternoon!) Cool, no?