April 24, 2006


The first swing of the blade was here and gone... the first blood drawn. The annual battle known as lawn care has begun. A battle that I will lose for the first couple of months. With today's cutting, the rate of growth will increase, forcing me to cut my lawn between two and three times a week. (Not much exaggeration.) I will be able to watch, as the new growth is up and in need of cutting before I finish the previous cut.

But it shall come to pass, in the seventh month, when the air is hot and arid, and the Sun directly overhead, a man... nay, a guy... shall emerge from his cave. He shall come forth at high noon, when the sun is the hottest, and the air borders on Hell, and he will lower his mower, leaving no more than an inch and a half of height. And lo, the sun shall bake the grass, and it shall die. And T1G will look upon his work, and say, "It is good." And he shall mow no more, except to trim the weeds which shall appear every third week... the battle finished, until the next spring, when grass will ignore it's defeat, and shall wage war once again.

Okay, it's time to follow the Jedi master of unemployed bloggers, and grab a gin and tonic, or ten. Good luck in your campaigns...

Posted by That 1 Guy at April 24, 2006 07:28 PM

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one out mowing the lawn tonight.

Posted by: Contagion at April 24, 2006 08:55 PM

As you know, my lawn sucker-punched me on my first day out in the yard. Poison ivy - Day 9 and counting.

Posted by: Jerry at April 24, 2006 11:16 PM

... heh... Jedi Master?... well, hell, may the Force be with you...

Posted by: Eric at April 25, 2006 05:26 AM

I have tufts of grass growing between the weeds in the few spots that get much sun. The rest of it is dense forest now. My pushmower still doesn't cut down trees well.

Posted by: rsm at April 25, 2006 06:34 AM

Does this mean I have to strap cinnamon rolls to my head to hang out with you guys?? It's easier just to bring beer....

Posted by: Richmond at April 25, 2006 12:04 PM

Hell, I hire off-duty police officers to cut my yard...(I'd do it myself if I had a mower).

Posted by: Rave at April 25, 2006 11:08 PM