Hose...

... one of my labors today was to hose off the deck and prepare it for this season's sitting.. and the job is done... two things though, were noticed as I stood bare-chested with hose in hand... firstly, there is a species of tree - Tennessee's state tree - whose seedpods are the most irritating shape that I have ever seen... and they jam themselves perfectly into the gaps between my choicedek planks and have to be removed by hand....

... and secondly, it is a miracle that there are any species of butterfly existing on the planet... seriously... have you ever watched one fly?... see, today has been windy and hot with a steady 20mph breeze pressing in from the west... and as I stood out there hosing down the World, all these butterflies were attracted to the mist being kicked up by the wind's buffeting of the streaming water...

... so there I stood while these giant Monarchs and Zebra Swallowtails drunkenly dive-bombed into the swirling mist... and just as they would emerge from the rainbow, the wind would hurl them up through the trees... and as if by magic, none of them got smashed into a branch... it was amazing... and then - at forty-feet - they would spiral back down towards Earth against the wind for the scene to start over...

... I swear, those varmints must be protected by a higher power... because, well, they certainly fly with a deathwish...

... anyway, I washed off the deck today.... I just thought I'd let y'all know...

... oh, and was it wrong of me to make the wind possesive in the run-on sentence at the end of the second paragraph?...

by Eric on April 17, 2006 | Bullshit (5) | TrackBack (0) | Psycho Rants
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I ask: Is there anyone else who could make such a mundane task such a treat for the rest of us?

; )

Bullshitted by Christina on April 17, 2006 04:29 PM

ahh, hell I don't know. Ask acidman..he is the English major, I just slept thru poly sci and history

Bullshitted by GUYK on April 17, 2006 05:16 PM

Is there any particular reason why you went with Choicedek rather than Trex for your decking? Or are they about the same? I'm thinking of using it for our back deck rather than regular wood because I live in a friggin' rain forest! I'm just curious....

Bullshitted by Alaska Kim on April 17, 2006 05:47 PM

I think the possessive works. It emphasizes the causal relationship between the wind and the buffeting. Then again, I might be full of shit, even though I think I once owned a set of rosary beads. Thing is, I can sing all the verses to Lodi, but I never learned the "Apostles' Creed". Some farookin' Catholic.

Oh, and don't worry about those butterflies; they morph into bats or some shit.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on April 17, 2006 08:15 PM

... it's in the booklet, Jimbo... I can bring it to Austin if you wish... we'll recite it as we pass around the shot glasses...

Bullshitted by Eric on April 17, 2006 08:46 PM