Iris 2010

Iris in bloom

Click for a bigger picture, it’s hard to tell in this size.

Here’s Grandma’s purple iris.  She’s been gone a long time now, but the iris is going strong.  It finally adjusted to the climate difference and blooms with the rest of the iris now.

Grandma's Iris

I need to get after those damned snails.

Top Five Cannabis Songs: Don’t Fear The Reefer

Bob just got transferred to the store (an hour from here)  near where we hope to live if we ever sell this fucking house.

Cross your fingers!!  Run around with your arms open wide, imploring the Universe in a deep voice to SELL THIS HOUSE!   k thx bye


April 19, 2010


For those not in the know, tomorrow (April 20,
or 4/20) is “a counterculture holiday, where
people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis.”
So says the mighty Wikipedia!

And in case you’re unsure of just what to
load in the ol’ iPod, TopFive is here to help!

The Top 20 Songs About Cannabis

20> Don’t Fear the Reefer

19> Hit It, Baby, One More Time

18> Pot for Teacher

17> Aquabong

16> The Wind Cries Mary Jane

15> Papa’s Got a Brand New Dimebag

14> I Started a Toke

13> Ganja Get You Into My Life

12> With a Little Hemp From My Friends

11> Gettin’ Spliffy With It

10> We May Never Pass This J Again

9> It’s 4:20 Somewhere

8> Doob (Looks Like a Fatty)

7> Don’t It Bake My Brown Eyes Into Heavy-Lidded Slits

6> When Dudes Fry

5> Free Bud

4> Killing Me Softly With His Bong

3> Tokelahoma!

2> I Just Called to Say… Uh… Umm… I Forget

and’s Number 1 Song About Cannabis…

1> My Glaucoma

[ Copyright 2010 by Chris White/ ]

Timely UWOD

April 18: ash hole

1) the small opening in the volcanic ash clouds that allow airliners to fly through without any chance of danger.
2) the opening at the top of a volcano from which forth spews volcanic ash

We were stranded at Heathrow Airport for hours until the airline found some ash hole to fly through.


Some guy I follow was stuck in Heathrow a couple of days ago and the attendent told him to check the web for info.  He did, and the web said call their service number, and when he called the number, it said the initial wait time was 180 minutes.  I don’t think he ever got out of there. 

News #libraryofcongress

So, you all know by now that all the tweets from the beginning of time are going to be archived in the Library of Congress, right?

Here’s a good example of one of the first tweets to be archived-

Some of these are pretty funny –

Ben Franklin tweeting – that’s a joke, son.  Also, I love that the guy (Brian Barrett) who did this went in and made appropriate twitter-page-looking backgrounds for all the tweets he did.   The useless creativity astounds me.  And makes me laugh, so maybe it isn’t so useless.