August 14, 2009

Give and Take

The beauty of the heirloom tomatoes...

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...is tempered only by the complete freaky weirdness of the cucumbers:

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Similarly, my ability to finish the cuff of the second sleeve of the Good Enough Gansey is tempered only by the cats' ability to undo the cuff while I’m asleep. My fault I s'pose, since I left the sweater out with the cuff still connected to that all-enticing ball o' yarn, but still…day-um.

This Princess is heading out on a three-day camping trip with her new cadre of lesbo friends tomorrow. I'm not sure if the wilderness is quite ready for me. Of course, the fact that I refer to a quite-civilized campsite which is less than a mile away from a store as the "wilderness" should raise a red flag right there. But I've packed up what seems to be the entire contents of my household—including clothing and bed linens appropriate to summer, winter, fall and spring—so I should be good. Right? Right?

Posted by Ryan at August 14, 2009 10:10 PM
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Right . . . no,really . . . Right! Happy camping!

Posted by: Caro on August 15, 2009 02:28 AM

The tomatoes are fantabulous! Pack them carefully along with a bottle of olive oil to take with you -- decent food perks up any camping trip. We've learned that any $2 bottle of plonk also perks up a camping trip!

Matches, can opener, extra camera battery, toilet paper, bug spray... Got it all? You'll be fine!

Posted by: Mary de B on August 15, 2009 04:36 AM

You might find this amusing, especially after spending the weekend in the *wilderness*. (Hey, anywhere without cable, internet, and flush toilets is properly classified as wilderness.)
http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/2009/08/14/128-camping/

Posted by: kmkat on August 15, 2009 06:50 AM

If you're camping near Deception Pass, I can bring emergency yarn air lifts if needed.

Posted by: Erika on August 15, 2009 08:32 AM

camping? I don't belive it. A photo burning, I mean cooking marshmellos over the fire might be required. Andrea who LOVES camping.

Posted by: andrea on August 15, 2009 07:56 PM

FWIW, my cucumbers were shaped just like that too, and I'm on the opposite coast. It must be something in the air.

Posted by: Caroline on August 17, 2009 10:52 AM

See, I'm more inclined to wonder in the other direction: how do they get regular supermarket cucumbers so freakishly straight?

Posted by: Batty on August 17, 2009 04:48 PM

One word: photos.

If you didn't take a photo of it, it didn't happen. We eagerly wait to see what happened next.

Posted by: Gail "hey-would-you-shake-up-this-bottle-of-juice-for-me" on August 17, 2009 10:31 PM

I clicked on this link from Konchong's site. As an infrequent visitor there, I learned a bit late about his move. I was wondering if you might have a bit more info, such as a new website, or just a general "doing-well-or-not" type of thing.
Thanks!

Posted by: Sarabaite on August 21, 2009 03:09 PM
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