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Adam Savage rocks. Not only is he a Mythbuster, he's apparently really SMART. Three cheers.

And for this kid, too.

Not the best shot, I have to try again -- this is really the prettiest sort of tree this time of year. They're not REALLY orchids, but the blossoms resemble orchids, so that's what they're called. This is a pinkish-purple one, and there's a white one near it:

Here's another shot of two others (also a white and purple), for Day 198:

It was naturally going to happen, the day after Barb and I packed away our winter sweaters, it was going to get cold again, just in time for the first day of spring (this was eight in the morning, so the sun IS up):

So it's been surprisingly cold the last few days, of course, since I DID pack away all my winter clothes and took out all the spring/summer stuff. Ah, Phoenix weather.

This morning I finished reading Dewey, The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched The World at the gym, and there I was crying on the treadmill. It's sad, certainly, at the end, but it's also amazingly uplifting, and while the prose is very simple, it's very compelling, as well. I just loved it. *sniffle*

Not only do I hate working the 8:30 - 5:00 hours, it's BORING after 3:30 or so. We finish up the important work before 3:15 (when the early shift leaves), and the hours thereafter are just marking time and making work, two things I just hate doing. And since our secondary backup is leaving, he who actually seems to like this shift, it probably means I won't be able to switch back when the usual 9-5'er comes back from medical leave.

I hope when the consolidation is done I'll be able to get on the early shift again.

Barb seared tuna steaks and made sliced baked yams. Yum.


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Mar. 23rd, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
those are lovely trees

ugh to work.
Mar. 23rd, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
They are pretty. I want to get one for our yard and get rid of the lesser grapefruit, but Barb won't let me.
Mar. 23rd, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
aw, are they a messy tree
Mar. 24th, 2011 02:18 am (UTC)
Well, yes. But at least there wouldn't be a half million uneaten grapefruit.
Mar. 24th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
true, not like grapefruit is a clean tree or even that yummy
Mar. 23rd, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
I love flowering trees! And we got snow for the beginning of spring, with more to come tomorrow (though I may be getting rain instead). Boo hiss.
Mar. 23rd, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
I actually don't MIND it cooling down again (especially since 91 degrees in March is a bit much), I just question the TIMING.
Mar. 23rd, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Dewey, The Small Town Library Cat
Made me cry like a little bitch.

and I was mad that she didn't take him home with her every night.

:::pets Hemi and Gatz's spoiled little asses:::
Mar. 23rd, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
Re: Dewey, The Small Town Library Cat
Yes, I sobbed. In public. On the treadmill.

But Dewey's home was the Library. He enjoyed living at her house, but it wasn't his HOME (and I know cats who prefer their HOME above all other places).


Did you read the first edition, or the paperback? With the new paperback edition, there's an afterword -- she has a new boy in her life, and he DOES live at home with her. His name is Page Turner.
Mar. 23rd, 2011 07:13 am (UTC)
I didn't think it was possible for Adam Savage to rock any harder than he already did, but he does. He is smart-hot. :-)

Zach from Louisiana is also filled with Awesome.

Tree pretty, pollen sneezy.
Mar. 23rd, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
Yay for spring in the desert! (Except the unexpected cold parts.)

Mar. 24th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
Well, prefer a little drop back into cold to the upcoming HOT HOT HOT!
Mar. 23rd, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
I have never understood why people can get so worked up about creationism vs evolution. To me they are both true, maybe it's wrong to believe science shows us that their might actually be a God out their ? I mean life is so precious and rare and look at the mathematics and Probabilities on how everything came together here on this planet at the right time with the right elements. Maybe I am crazy, but science and God aren't so far apart as people think.
Mar. 23rd, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
But just because I believe that both are true does not allow for religion and state to mix. Their is a reason why we have a seperation between them, and school is a state and government instution. It is up to a child's family and self to provide their own religious teachings, unless it is in history class. Because one can not teach history without taking the influence of that country and time's religion.
Mar. 24th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)
Yeah, pretty much to all of that.
Mar. 27th, 2011 03:06 am (UTC)
Wow -- that LA kid is awesome!

Beautiful trees...I wonder why I didn't notice them when I lived there :(

I hope that the work shifts work out for you, too.
Mar. 27th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
They only bloom for a couple of weeks in March and April -- the rest of year they're just trees. With long, messy bean pods!

The fact that I really don't know what's going to happen with the consolidation that I don't want to rush into making vacation plans! But hopefully I'll know something SOON!
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