Very Exciting Tree News

I am very excited to report that the maple out front, in the last 24-28 hours, has had its leaves change, and I can look forward to many years of a deep majestic red tree:

I am so excited for it to grow big and tower over everything.

In other news, I remain consistently horrified by the random thoughts that run through my head. I saw a pumpkin today and my thought was “Oh god when do those little fuckers dress up and come mugging for sweets I need to get candy bars in 50 years I don’t want to be remembered as the guy with the shitty candy.” I can do nice things and pretend to be civil but the monster on the inside is terrifying to me.

Speaking of terrifying, I just finished reading the Taylor intro that Adam linked to. Jesus christ.








Everyone is Finally Gone

I dropped my friend off at the airport tonight, and all the empty kegs and the tap have been returned for the deposit, and the floors no longer stick, and I am once again free to roam my house in only boxer shorts and slippers and Homecoming 2019 is finally over. I’m really all over exhausted.

Steve was a total dick the entire time I had company- I’m not mad at him, he’s a cat, and all these people in the house was disruptive for him. He hid all day long, then came up at 11 at night, demanded to be fed, then prowled the house meowing at all the closed doors. He wanted in the bedroom, then out of the bedroom, and one night he got locked into a bedroom and shit and pissed on a pile of folded clothes.

As soon as I got back from the airport, and he knew everyone was gone, he was back to being his normal self.








Homecoming Weekend

House is filled with maniacs, smoked 6 pork shoulders and a turkey and have enough food to feed an army, two kegs. Steve is in hiding.

Will send requests for bail money if needed.








John Cole’s Winter 2019/2020 Post Apocalyptic Bunker Complete

I got the last run of sauerkraut out of the crocks and canned, and the bunker is 95% complete.

Still have about 10 butternut squash to deal with, but I will just clean them and freeze them, a bunch of beets and green beans still growing, and some basil to pack in olive oil, but I am done. That was a lot of work and a lot of fun to do.








My Weekend Plans

My spider plant had babies, and I have nine of them soaking in wine glasses around the house before I root them and give them away. I’ll probably keep a couple.

Also, I am hoping that the pears will be ripe enough in the next couple of days to get them canned, and then I will basically have all the canning done for the year. I still have some pesto to make, some sunflower seeds to harvest, and I will pickle the cucumbers as they ripen and we’ll see what happens with my fall crop of beets and pole beans. Regardless, it will be nice to have my dining room back.

In other news, I have been playing a helluva lot of Warcraft classic. My old guild got back together, and we have been playing every night and having a good time. We’re alliance on Sulfuras (because these idiots wanted to be alliance but chose to be on a pvp server anyway… le sigh). If you want to join in, just email me.

Politics is depressing as hell. I watched some of the debate, and man, Joe Biden is really showing his age. I know people love him and think he is the most electable, but he just looks out of his element and too old. We’ll see- I mean, as we know, I will vote for anyone over Trump.