Jan 18, 2008

This is a picture of a variety of yucca that someone has planted in their yard. The house here has desert landscape. In addition to the old yucca, you can see a mesquite in the background and Prickly Pear cactus.

Prickly Pear has a lot of things that are problematic and I would never have one in my yard. They spread rapidly, they are an excellent pack rat habitat and they are just butt-ugly. But to each his own.

Lots of people have citrus trees in their yards. This is a lemon in someone's front yard. What citrus owners figure out is that a little citrus goes a long way. Everyone thinks that they are going to eat the fruit but a lot of it winds up in the office break room, free for the taking.

Well, I had my first mishap concerning the new hardware job. My schedule on Thursdays is supposed to be 2pm to 6pm. That's what I was told when the job was offered to me and that's what it has been up to now.

Yesterday I went out with the Seafood King and Some Guy Named Bob to play golf. We teed off at nine and I figured I had plenty of time to get in the round and still make it to work with time to spare.

At about the fifteen hole I get a call from Son Sneed telling me to call work asap. It turns out that the boss changed my hours and I was supposed to be at work at 9am yesterday. I'm not sure how I was supposed to know that. I finally made it to the store at 1pm. Better late than never, I guess.

Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky


Steve said...

We had prickly pear around my village in southern Morocco -- it had these amazing little fruits that everyone loved. The Berbers called them "tachnareet." Not sure it was the same species as your version, though.

dennis said...

Dennis thinks Thursdays are rough on Merle.

Squirrel said...

nice trees!

krninco said...

I've been sucked into a game of online tag, so I'm now tagging you. By the way, beautiful tree.

Kurt said...

My sister has an orange grove on her property, and all the oranges go to waste every year.