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08 April 2011 @ 09:56 pm
Too much excitement  
For the third time this year I have a casabanana coming up. Let's hope nothing happens to this one. The first one was chopped by a squirrel, the secon one was cut in half by hail. This one better make it to have lots of huge fruits and hang all over my arbor.

I'm in a bit of a bad mood because there was a nepenthes on Ebay I really wanted but it was an auction. I tried to win it and put in my bid with one minute to spare. But that was too much time and I lost. I didn't have time to type in another bid. I hate auctions. I'd rather just buy but it was the only one. Well at least I drove the price up alot so the winner must also be pissed. It's ok. It's just as well as tomorrow is the Spring Plant Festival at the botanical gardens and I may just find something there I really want. Mostly I'm on the look out for hummingbird plants. I doubt they'll have anything like nepenthes though. So right now I'm definitely on the hunt for N. merrilliana still and N. northiana.

I was so mad that I decided to play my bass and be rough with it. I haven't played in over a week but I've been listening to Amon Amarth and really feeling like I could play. Well I did. I played very well. I love Event Horizon because he's built to take a beating. Playing while angry sure helped. But I've lost my thumb pick. It's around somewhere in this mess. I played with my thumb normally so I hope I don't get a blister on it.

Then Chris and I went out to Walmart and bought a very cool fire pit. I wanted that because it's way better than the huge can we have. It holds less but we can use it anytime. I don't mind putting in smaller amounts of wood. It's better that way because the fire doesn't make as much smoke and I can manage it better than in a can. Also it looks nicer. We were joking around with the cashier because it looks just like a UFO.



Chris put it together and we started burning stuff right away. He went to the front to mow the side yard while I stayed to keep an eye on the fire. I got buzzed by two hummingbirds and then had a great time as three of them came into the yard and were feeding from the cactus flowers. It's a shame we'll be cutting down the cactus because it's destorying the fence. But hopfully tomorrow I can get some plants for the hummers that are permanent. I'll also put out a feeder for them. But that's the most hummingbirds I've ever seen in my yard. I was thrilled!

The new Nepenthes is doing well and I repotted the other one because the pot it was in was WAY too big, you couldn't see it and was hard to move around. I've got it in a little pond pot and made a make shift hanging basket for it. It looks much better now and since they grow kind of slow it can stay in there for a year. It's got along way to go before it catches up to my new one though. I'm tired from everything. Too many emotions. I dont' handle any kind of strong emotion well. I always get physically worn out after having them. I'm looking forward to the show tomorrow.
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kabuldurkabuldur on April 9th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
I just know you'll enjoy the spring plat festival A LOT, so I hope it keeps sunny for you.

That's awesome that the hummingbirds came to your cactus flowers. Maybe you can delay cutting them down until they finish flowering? I think it's a good idea to get a more suitable hummingbird plant or two.

I love your fire pit. I love it so much I may have to go out looking for one :P

That's cool that you played so well on your bass. I got my guitar out last night even though I can barely play with anyone yet. But the flute player was on the same level, so we had fun. We're going to do it again. I'll probably visit her place. A mutual friend has just got a cello. Her sister is a pianist and teacher, so she should do well.

Well, my son's here, so gotta go!
Des: Ruby Throated femalethagirion on April 9th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
It was ok actually. Too many people, but I got some good hummingbird plants. Never enough money to get everything I want though.

I did get some plants they should like now so that will be good. It's getting hot already so I might plant some in the evening once things cool down a bit.

Yeah I really want to do it again today because I want to update my youtube. Oh that's good. It's so fun playing in a group. I've started having dreams about it now.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Zorak Hawaiian Stylesilvolf on April 9th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)
Good luck with the casabanana. I hate losing auctions like that. I used to bid within a minute. I make it the last 10 seconds now. That's how I won my second Aibo. Yes even that can go wrong if someone else bids a large amount at the same time and outbids you but it usually works. I love the fire pit, it looks really neat! The people next door burn their stuff on a bonfire and let us put our stuff that needs to be burned on it too.
Des: Bottle Gourdsthagirion on April 9th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I guess for a cucurbit they are slow growing. It hasn't even sprouted all the way out of the dirt yet since yesterday.

I wish I had known that. You're right. I think from now on that's what I'll do. 10 or perhaps 13 seconds though I'd rather avoid auctions all together.

That's cool they let you burn stuff. That's always helpful. I love this little fire pit. It's small but slowly and surely the job can be finished. If I do a little each day I can probably get rid of the pile.
actipton80actipton80 on April 9th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
That spring plant festival sounds neat.

If you have hummingbirds now, that probably means I'll have them in a couple weeks. They do love coral bells and cardinal vine, and those are perennials.

I can't do the strong emotions either. The positive ones make me so hyper that I annoy myself, and the negative ones make me extremely tired.
Des: Lightning Bored sarcasticthagirion on April 9th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
I got lots of footage of it that I'll put up on youtube. My introversion was really on high today and I didn't have that much fun. I was annoyed by all people there.

Yeah, hope they return for you soon. I made some nectar and got some plants so hopefully they'll sitck around and I can attract more of them.

Any emotion makes me tired. If I laugh too much and too hard I get really weak and tired. Extreme positive emotions have the same effect. I enjoy the ride while it last but know I'll crash soon enough. And also get tired from negative ones.
actipton80actipton80 on April 9th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
I went to the zoo yesterday, but LJ is acting weird so I'll probably just write about that trip on Monday. There were way too many people there, and they drain me faster than the heat and all the walking and the two hour car ride both ways does.

The high is like eating too much sugar. Sometimes there is a crash involved, and sometimes I just want the emotions gone because I can't focus when they are there.
Desthagirion on April 10th, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's because of the stupid hackers. I hope they get rid of them already.
Cheezey: Sunflowercheezey on April 10th, 2011 01:21 pm (UTC)
Fire pits are fun. I like the style of the one you have.

It sucks that you lost the auction for the plant you wanted. Maybe seeing the price that one sold for will inspire someone else to list theirs for sale.
Des: Nepenthes bicalcaratathagirion on April 10th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
It's very small cute and light. Yes I've enjoyed mine quite a bit so far.

Yeah, this is going to be a very difficult plant to tract down.