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I had a dream about Amy Poehler

And we were awesome friends that were solving problems together. I woke up happy. I think I'm going to sneak out this week to see Bridesmaids (why isn't anyone talking about this show on LJ?) and rejoice in funny women.

Speaking of, where the hell IS everyone on LJ? Have they all abandoned us for Dreamwhatever? Way to suppress free speech, guys. (In case you didn't know, the hackers that brought down LJ were trying to stop the Russian Youth from having access to the internet/free speech.) Whatever, I'm loathe to change, I have a permanent account, and this has become my habit.

There is some good discussion of the show Game of Thrones at Hey, Don't Judge Me - just the show, no book spoilers. Sam is posting a review of Thor later today, so bookmark the site and check back often. I've got a couple of book reviews going up soon, and then, the most exciting thing ever, starting May 24th, the Geordie Shore begins (it's a REAL THING, omg) and natch, I'm all over that like a cheap date on a cheap suit on a cheap pleather chair.

Lemme say it again: GEORDIE SHORE. (For Amerkins, that's like Chav Shore. Kinda. Mostly.)

Side bitch, I would just like to take a minute to complain about the VAST majority of "garden blogs" that are full of interior decorators with shovels? Meaning, they don't know anything about plant material, just color and texture. Which, that's fine, but you can't just stick a plant somewhere because it's pink and pretty and you like that. Will it LIVE? Not to mention when someone says they are a LANDSCAPE DESIGNER and then asks the general public via her blog to tell her what so and so plant is. (And it's not something rare.) This is why people think gardening is hard, because dipwads charge them a fortune to "design a garden" and just paint with plants, not knowing that such and such belongs in shade, or their soil is compatible, or blah blah blah. There REALLY aren't enough people who know what they're doing in the landscape business. It's really irritating to someone like me that went to school to understand SOIL and BIO-CHEMISTRY.

In other news, my tiger lilies are about spent, and the other lilies are just starting to open and my shallots and garlic are almost ready to harvest and the Mama Dove keeps her vigil. ...as do the kitties on the other side of the window. (I'm just glad they haven't realized that they can go into #2's room and look right down at her.)

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kuzu_no_ha
May. 10th, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
omg chavs!
I'm still here. I'm not going to Dream...thing. That sounds an awful lot like work, and I have too much as it is.
I've been dealing with Thingstm, also gardening.
stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
Re: omg chavs!
I'm just about finished with my gardening tasks until time to dead head the summer blooms - I like to work hard in the beginning and sit back and watch. :)
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turnonmyheels
May. 10th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
Comment #1: the slow death of my flist concerns me greatly. it makes me wonder, should I "make" new friends? should I move to dreamwidth? but my flist over there doesn't update much either. or perhaps most of the fannish people I know no longer share my fannish passions and we're drifting. or perhaps people are getting on with their real lives and just don't spend as much time blogging about ridic. junk

Comment #2: could/would you rec some decent gardening blogs?

Comment #3: i hope you're feeling better!
stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
I'm wondering if I need to expand my circle, too - but I won't move. That's just one too many blogs to check and I really HATE their layout. I think people are moving on, and that makes me have a sad.

I will gather up the short list I have and post it here, absolutely. I've spent YEARS trying to find some that will work for me here in Texas + ones that have people that know what they're doing. It's not easy.

I'm feeling almost 100%! Heading out to exercise for the first time in a week, oy.
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entrenous88
May. 10th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
I'm going to see Bridesmaids! The movie, right? I looooove Wendi McLendon-Covey and was ridiculously excited to see her in the advertisement. And Kristin Wiig is super cool as well.

It does seem like people post less, doesn't it? I think it's partly fannish drift, partly people moving to other types of social sites rather than the journal-model ones. Or maybe it's just that we're all waiting for the Next Big Fannish thing and are collectively holding out until then?
stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
Yes yes yes!! Oh, Wendi is SO FUNNY. I'm so glad there's a great female comedy that isn't about how they all want to fight over the same man. Can't wait to see it!!

I think moving to other social sites is a BIG part of it. It's easier for people to hit "like" at Tumblr or FB or hit "retweet" than to engage in conversation. :(
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stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
The Mr. sucked down book 1 this past week, he LOVED it. He hasn't read a novel in I don't know how long, that was nice to see.

You could probably be refreshed with everything from the book by the recaps - I hear the show is VERY faithful to the books. I'm waiting for the season to end before I start reading the books. Well, we see how that works out. Ha! :D
roonilwazlib6
May. 10th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
I'm taking all of my bridesmaids and my maid of honor to see Bridesmaids next time I'm back in NY so they can all get to know each other a little better! I can't wait.
stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
FUN!!!
evamagick
May. 10th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
I'm not going anywhere. Although I enjoy e-stalking you on Twitter, it's more satisfying to read your stuff on LJ, because your funny can't always be contained to 140 characters. :)

Also: listened to the Book of Mormon and DIED laughing! They nailed it! It's amazing, they are so gentle to Mormonism...laughs without being mean. But then, they don't have to do much to make that stuff funny. :) Hasa Diga Eebowai!!
stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
I cannot be contained, you are correct! LOL.

And seriously, they do a WONDERFUL job of gentle mocking and then are really kind to the church! That's the song I keep singing over and over as well, hahaha!
mangofandango
May. 10th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
I am still here and my LJ will be pried from my cold dead hands, for real. I have a permanent account, I'm sticking around. ;) I just also have a small child...

Your Amy P. dream sounds awesome. Bridesmaids, eh?
stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
No typing one handed, eh? Ha, I remember those days, too.

I've heard nothing but great things about the movie, can't wait to see it!
milurie
May. 10th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
I'm not putting much of anything anywhere because DH lost his job and I have a scared. Plus DS just graduated and I'm feeling lost and hating myself for it.
ladycyndra
May. 10th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
*waves* I'm right here, Stoney! Sorry ^_^;; I am around but dealing with crap concerning my stomach and other health issues. Gastroparesis is NOT fun.

I'm loathe to change

I hear you on this. It's why I still have a Myspace. >_> I AM STUBBORN!!
stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
WOW, ok, you win the stubbornness award if you're still using MySpace, lol.
captainofidiots
May. 10th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
There is definitely a decline in people posting which makes me sad. How else am I supposed to waste my time and procrastinate?! Sigh. Not that I post much anymore because, let's be honest, I'm pretty boring. Haha. That, and LJ always seems to have issues every time I try to upload pictures, which is all I really like doing. Why so grouchy, LJ?

Oh man, I love tiger lilies. Early on in my relationship with my mister, he got me tiger lilies. I knew about then I should probably keep him around.

I can't wait to see what you say about Bridesmaids! I want to like it, but I can't quite tell how I'll feel about it from just the trailers alone.
stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
"how else am I supposed to waste my time and procrastinate?!" YES, THIS.

Ooooh, he's definitely a keeper for that one!

I hear it's outstanding and reminds people that women can be funny aside from just fighting over a man and dancing in slow mo around the kitchen island while eating fat free yogurt. (<-- which isn't funny.)
brunettepet
May. 10th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
OMG! "Geordie Shore" sounds like crack cubed. With accents I can stand to listen to. Is it going to be on regular MTV here or am I going to have to learn to download TV without infecting my computer with viralviruses (finally)?

I'm glad I've got some cactus blooming to add a splash of color. I lost several things to frost when we were out of town this winter. I'm going to have to replant the bulbines in the front yard.

The pomegranate trees are setting fruit like crazy all through the neighborhood except for one stand by the creek. Do you have any idea what's up with that? I've been thinking about getting a couple trees, but I want to be sure they're actually going to fruit.
stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
It's going to be on regular MTV!!!

Are you sure your bulbs are totally dead? Just because the tops froze, the actual bulbs might still be ok - bulbs usually do better in cold than heat.

Mmmm, pomegranates! With all the rain we had and the big temp swings, this is a great year for fruit trees here. I expect tons of pecans (finally!) and peaches this year as a result. I've never grown a pomegranate, but if they're thriving in your neighborhood, they'll do great for you. (Also maybe look at a fig - pretty trouble free, not too huge, and FIGS!)
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gehayi
May. 10th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
I've been posting less simply because I have a lot of work and not much to say about it. A lot of my friends are posting less because of health issues, lots of work, or lots of education-related stuff (finals, term papers, theses, and so on).

It's frustrating, but there's not much to do about it.

Dreamwidth has lots of posts but--aside from a few extremely active comms like Scans_daily--not many commenters. More people have Dreamwidth journals, but...I don't know. Posting over at Dreamwidth always gives me the feeling that about two people are listening.

stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Dreamwidth - its look is unappealing to me, and I don't see how it's any different from LJ as far as commenting. You'll comment or not, why pick up toys and move them a few feet over? I don't get it at all.
zyrya
May. 10th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Auguhsudhgd landscape "gardeners". Here landscaping seems to be a static, Finished Product sort of attitude, where they put in expensive, mature conifers which grow 1cm a year, box hedges which need to be pruned twice a week, a row of iceberg standard roses, and then fill in some space with expensive exotics like magnolias.

Boring!
stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
UGH UGH UGH BOX HEDGES!! Unless you have a massive acreage and plan on making a formal knot garden, those and holly bushes can kiss my butt. So overused.

I was just thinking about how much I hate magnolia trees - I cannot STAND that acrid smell of their blossom (but fake magnolia I'm good with. I have layers.)

I love NATIVES. And plants that don't require work to keep alive.
harmonyfb
May. 10th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
Hey - fyi, Amazon's Gold Box deal today is $11.99 seasons of Friday Night Lights. Thought of you. :)
stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
dovil
May. 10th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
You need to meet my BFF because he is Dr Plant Man and regularly tells me things about soil types and plants while I nod encouragingly as hippos in tutus dance about my brain meat.

And hell yeah about the native thing. The entire point of them is they've spent millions, or five thousand lol, years adapting to the environment they're in. It just makes sense, damnit.

With LJ I think it's a case of having to go around and check new people out as the old drift away, but that requires work and effort (especially when not attached to a fandom) and I really can't be bothered.
stoney321
May. 10th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
I mean, sure, I have peonies in my garden. But they'll either live or not, I'm not going to go to extremes. But - there are people who do, and then can't understand why nothing in their garden lives. *Durrr.

I can't really be bothered, either, I need them to spontaneously appear in my flist!
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