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Bananas, Oranges, and Yukon Golds

Man I’ve been busy the last few days.

Yesterday and today were incredibly hot at work, the heat index was over 90 by 10am today. That’s insane! I think it was up near 100 later in the day too. Thankfully some rain came by and it got a bit cooler.

Green Beans, Cukes, Berries, and Romaine, the dog bones were ours.

Erin has been a little sick so up until today its been a little hectic at home too. Probably the biggest news around our house is Hoosier Organics, we signed up this week and got our first box yesterday. The gist is that you sign up for a weekly or bi-weekly delivery of fruits and/or vegetables that are organic and as local as possible, so you’ll get seasonal stuff as well. This week we got oranges, bananas, blackberries, strawberries, yukon gold potatoes, romaine, green beans, and cucumbers. All delivered right to our door, bi-weekly in our case. I had an orange today at work, perfectly sweet and tart at the same time. We had the green beans and yukon golds tonight, man they were good. I sampled the berries last night and they were pretty good too. I think so far they are doing a great job for us.

I’ve wondered lately about my former writings here in parable. Is it just passe? Is writing this, writing in that rhetorical voice just overdone and tired? I’m not sure exactly how I feel about the transition from a free writing space to a daily journal here, perhaps it can be more of both, individual posts could be a combination of both or just one type of writing.

I’m heading to Ohio tomorrow for work, should be a nice drive, not sure what I’ll get into when I get back. I don’t even know if I have plans this weekend yet, I’ll find something to do I’m sure.


I’m stressed out. I’m so stressed out that I took a 5 mile bike ride tonight just to clear my head, if was a bit warmer and I wasn’t sick, I probably would have enjoyed it more but it was a bit of a help.

Work has just been going like crazy lately, but it’s not the good kind of crazy. I’ve got to go to Ohio tomorrow so I’ll have some peace once I get on the road maybe. Then Thursday it’s right back to the grind.

I planted some carrots and cilantro in the garden here at The Green last night, those both should be ready to harvest by Memorial Day or even a little before maybe. I’m ready to plant other stuff, but its still early yet.

I’m trying to find some new music, I’ve tired “what’s hot” on all the lists lately, Vampire Weekend, Owl City, etc. Not my thing really, basically all of their songs sound just like the last one. My music is just getting a bit old, I want a refresh. The summer of ’95 was magical for music, Morrisette, Oasis, Green Day, Weezer all came into my consciousness. I need another summer like that one where I can load up on music for another 15 years of enjoyment.

I’m still sick, I can’t seem to shake the head cold I’ve had over a week now. Maybe I just need more rest.


I’ve been sick the last two or three days. Some kind of death cold that Erin gave me. The good news is that she’s been taking pretty good care of me, bringing me food and drinks, and making sure that I rest. I feel much better today though so i think things will be getting back to normal.

I’ve got tons to do at work this week so who knows if I’ll be able to rest any this week really.

Spring is coming on pretty good now here at The Green, the garden is tilled and setup, I’m just waiting on warmer weather before I plant anything. I’ve also got some grass seed and wildflower seeds down, we’ll see how those do.

Vicks might make kids sicker

Vicks VapoRub, the menthol salve used to soothe generations of congested kids, may actually make some little ones worse, a new study suggests.

The strong-smelling ointment often dabbed under noses or rubbed on the soles of feet can be an irritant, increasing the production of mucus and decreasing how fast it’s cleared, potentially causing dangerous breathing problems in infants and very young children.

via There’s the rub: Vicks might make kids sicker – Cold and flu-

Always something to look forward to. I remember we used to use this stuff for anything, cough, cold, runny nose, mashed potato topping in a pinch. It was good for anything you needed and now, like everything else in the world, it’s going to kill your kids. Moderation is the key people, don’t bathe the child in it and follow the directions.

I can feel it comin’…

All around me I can feel it. My forehead is clammy, my throat is vaguely sore, my sinus cavity feels like its going to explode. I haven’t slept well for the past two nights. I’m getting sick.

Erin spent most of last week in a daze from this thing, a crazy sinus infection/cold from hell from which there is no reprieve. I can’t wait.

Overall life has been nothing short of stressful, there’s not a whole lot I particularly want to talk about right here right now. I’m sure none of it has helped my health situation though.

I had grand ideas of a post tonight, I don’t think I’m into it right now.

Gmail’s Storage Increases, 6 GB in January 2008

Gmail’s Storage Increases, 6 GB in January 2008
Gmail will increase the free storage gradually in the next days. On October 23, you’ll get 4321 MB of storage, then the growth will slow down until January 4, when you’ll have 6283 MB of storage. From January 4, you’ll receive 3.3 MB every day, that’s 10 times bigger than the current rate of growth.

Well that’s all good to hear. I’m already up to 25% of my quota as it is and using more and more media in my messages.

I’ve been pretty sick the last two days. Stay tuned to the links posts each night to catch up on what I’ve been up to throughout the day. Hopefully things will get better soon. I’ve been improving right up until today but now I’m going down hill again.

12 hours

As you know by now, I’ve been sick for the last few days. Last night was the worst, I skipped my last class and just went home. Got in about 745 and then was in bed and asleep by about 915, pathetic huh? I really was just totally exhausted, everything on me was just aching and hurting. I was out like a light, didn’t hear a thing. I shot out of bed, I thought it was about 5am, bright and early, I was ready to go…. It was only 1130pm… 2 hours!? Are you kidding me?
I went back to sleep finally about 1215… This time I slept like a rock, I dreamed something about crawfish, after watching a bit of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel, and basically was just dead to the world. I got this morning refreshed and ready to go.
I think all my medicine has worn off now though, I’m starting to feel dizzy and feverish again, a bit stuffed up too…. I have to get better, it’s the weekend to a really long week!
Maybe I can get another 12 hours tonight and then I’ll be all better.