Weekend wound-up


I won't be around much this weekend

I have a garden to put in....well...a good part of it. I'll check in to make sure I'm not needed, but that snow put me really behind on getting my peas in. It's almost too late, but I'll go ahead and plant them anyway.

We are overrun with birds, so I'm afraid they're going to eat my seeds as quickly as I put them out. I've already gathered the clothing for my scarecrow. I'll take a picture when I'm finished. I'm putting my Sarah Palin Halloween mask on her. That's the scariest thing I could think of. Hope it works on the birds.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Oh, that's so funny...

be sure to point Sarah towards Russia!

As far as the snow, your peas may get an extra growth burst from the added nitrogen and you'll be back on schedule.

Q I had always heard that there was nitrogen in snow, that it was good for the farmer's crops. In fact, sometimes they would plow under the first snowfall, calling it ``poor man's fertilizer.'' My daughter is a meteorologist and said that I am telling old wives' tales, and that there is only water and particulate matter in snow. Who is right? - Diana Hulbert
Morrice, Mich.

A You are both right! It's not just the first snowfall that has nitrogen. Any snow (and rain) brings at least trace amounts of nitrogen compounds that are suspended in the air. The water content, of course, would also be beneficial.

The suspended nitrogen acts just like the nitrogen fertilizer that you buy at local garden store. It is estimated that 2 to 12 pounds of nitrogen are deposited per acre. The amount of nitrogen compounds in the air has increased due to industrialization and the burning of fossil fuels.


Now that we've got the forums - should "weekend wound up" and "open thread" be moved to them?

I never know about this stuff.

Forums seem like a good idea, but I never think to use them. I can't stand boxes. With forums, boxes are a requirement. And boxes drive me nuts. They hurt my brain when I see them. Almost any kind of boxes. That's why I write over here.

I think of Open Threads and Weekend Wound up as a place to share stuff. A lot of what I post has to do with language and spirituality, which are my personal interests. Not to mention the fact that I'm trying to start a new religion. Heck. I might even join it.

Beyond that, I usually try to have either an Open Thread, a Blue @ Night, or a Weekend Wound-up on the front page at all times. I don't know if that's a good idea or not, but it gives me something to do.


Actually - I agree with you, James.

I don't like boxes. I like having an open thread, blue@night, etc., on the front page.

I guess I'm trying to get a handle on using/promoting the forums vs. the blog entries.

easy solution

If you don't like forums, don't use them.

I find them convenient for discussing things that don't need to or shouldn't go out on our RSS feed. So, I use them.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

My weekend so far....

This weekend, the boy is home from school for spring break. He looks grown and has acquired a girlfriend. No, Mom hasn't gotten to meet her. Yet.

I have also reconnected with friends from college, who I thought were long gone from my life. I'm particularly happy about finding my friend John, the only other "progressive" in the group. He was my ex-husband's room-mate when we were in college, and was always one of my favorite people. And he writes books! I've ordered two of them - and am eagerly anticipating receiving them.

In the words of Woodrow Wilson

I have always been among those who believe that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.

Keep talking, Rush. We know you're a fool. Keep on advertising that.


for pointing out that New Scientist article. Very interesting stuff.


There cannot fail to be more kinds of things, as nature grows further disclosed. - Sir Francis Bacon

importing some links from twitter

Facing South: The South has more of its population in prisons or jails than any other part of the USA. - http://is.gd/mwNO

Facing South: Latinos an emerging force in North Carolina politics - http://is.gd/mwLT

Christian Science Monitor (Patchwork Nation): Who are Rush Limbaugh’s listeners? - http://tinyurl.com/cx64sw

GOP Looks to Escalate Attacks on Obama - http://tinyurl.com/cty2rb

Pam's HB: Oklahoma hunting instructor: 'Obama voters to get out of my class!' - http://tinyurl.com/cqzcxe

Politico: Employee Free Choice Act creates jobs for GOP staffers - http://is.gd/mwKY

Shooting at Fayetteville HS Fashion Show - http://is.gd/mrdE

Newsweek - You'd have to be a monster to put the cost of your shoes ahead of saving a child's life. - http://www.newsweek.com/id/187010

If you're on twitter, look me up - http://twitter.com/Jerimee