commented on Shut It Down
My third grade son's fieldtrip had to be cancelled this morning because of it -- no docents, and closed bathrooms at their destination. He and his classmates were very disappointed, but I'm more than disappointed: I'm so angry at the pointlessness and posturing.
commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Lost Boy
The guy basically told you the entire current Mormon response to gayness. "We all have a burden and yours just happens to be gayness; being gay isn't a sin, only gay sex (or any gay activity, really) is a sin so never do that and you'll be golden; the best cure for a case of the queers is to get hetero married and have kids -- problem solved!!!" His self-hate goes deep. But there's hope. It'll take a long, long time, but there is hope. It's also not LW's job to help him get there. That's the kind of shit you only figure out after you realize how full of shit the people who feed you this crap are.
commented on Happy Tomato Day!
Shit like this makes me love Slog so damn much. Slog on, motherfuckers. Slog on.
In other news, I don't have any ripe tomatoes yet, but I picked my first summer squash today. I didn't even consider whether or not those bastards could be male or female, but fuck me, of course you're right. My basil continues to thrive, my fig tree has risen from the dead in a shocking turn of events, and tomorrow I'm ripping up the smaller of my two generously sized parking strips in favor of xeriscaping. We live in thrilling times.
commented on Tomato Weather!
I'm not in Seattle, so my garden probably grows differently than everyone who's commenter heretofore, but the tomatoes are going bonkers this year in SLC, in stark contrast to last year.
I put in two tomato plants, a beef steak and an heirloom similar to early girl, because that's what I had room for next to the basil, couple peppers, cantaloupe, acorn squash, and yellow summer squash. But while I was out of town for a week, my mom, who was watering in my absence, PLANTED FOUR MORE TOMATO PLANTS. I don't know what to do except keep watering and fertilizing the lot. It's gonna be a damn tomatoey summer, I guess.