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Gingersnap
05-25-2010, 10:33 PM
Normally, I would post this in the Whiny Zone but there are some actually important threads there right now, so I'm posting this here.

For those new to my saga: the previous owners of my property attempted to "naturalize" a large garden in front of my house. They succeeded in a kind of horrifying way. For several years I have torn up, chemically killed, and actually burned their efforts. Sadly, this has been less effective than one might imagine. This year, I enlisted the help of Mr. Snaps. Mr. Snaps ordinarily does not do "living things".

He still does not. Tonight he presented me with a Master Plan that involves the construction of hardscape, a $600 buck lion fountain, 2 stone benches, low-voltage lighting, and a new emergency landing plan for flights out of DIA. I believe there was something about "suitable" plants and non-exempt labor but I was having trouble breathing so I may have missed some of the finer points.

Being married to a competent guy has many pleasures. A lack of anxiety isn't one of them. :eek:

Rockntractor
05-25-2010, 11:02 PM
Normally, I would post this in the Whiny Zone but there are some actually important threads there right now, so I'm posting this here.

For those new to my saga: the previous owners of my property attempted to "naturalize" a large garden in front of my house. They succeeded in a kind of horrifying way. For several years I have torn up, chemically killed, and actually burned their efforts. Sadly, this has been less effective than one might imagine. This year, I enlisted the help of Mr. Snaps. Mr. Snaps ordinarily does not do "living things".

He still does not. Tonight he presented me with a Master Plan that involves the construction of hardscape, a $600 buck lion fountain, 2 stone benches, low-voltage lighting, and a new emergency landing plan for flights out of DIA. I believe there was something about "suitable" plants and non-exempt labor but I was having trouble breathing so I may have missed some of the finer points.

Being married to a competent guy has many pleasures. A lack of anxiety isn't one of them. :eek:

Flights out of DIA? Dammit woman spell things out!:mad:

PoliCon
05-25-2010, 11:14 PM
Flights out of DIA? Dammit woman spell things out!:mad:

Those of us with more than one brain cell deduced that since Ginger lives in COLORADO - DIA must of course mean DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. :rolleyes:

Rockntractor
05-25-2010, 11:18 PM
Those of us with more than one brain cell deduced that since Ginger lives in COLORADO - DIA must of course mean DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. :rolleyes:

Why would she want a runway in her front yard?:confused:

Gingersnap
05-25-2010, 11:18 PM
Our yard can be seen from SPACE.

PoliCon
05-25-2010, 11:37 PM
Why would she want a runway in her front yard?:confused:

*sigh* she doesn't. Mr. Snaps does. would you please try to keep up. :rolleyes: Old people. sheesh.

Rockntractor
05-25-2010, 11:39 PM
*sigh* she doesn't. Mr. Snaps does. would you please try to keep up. :rolleyes: Old people. sheesh.
Why would he want a runway shorty?:confused:

MrsSmith
05-25-2010, 11:48 PM
Why would he want a runway shorty?:confused:

For the planes, of course.

:D

PoliCon
05-25-2010, 11:49 PM
Why would he want a runway shorty?:confused:

who doesn't want a driveway that can double as a runway?? :confused:

Gingersnap
05-25-2010, 11:52 PM
It isn't his "object" - it's a side effect of being solar/eclectically inclined. The way a fascination for Miley Cyrus can sometimes devolve into kiddie porn.

SarasotaRepub
05-26-2010, 07:29 PM
Have you guys considered this????


http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/4639/usdetonatorc46ee.jpg


:confused::D

BadCat
05-26-2010, 07:33 PM
I love those things in BF2. I like to put them on fighters and helos. Get lots of kills when you torch a full helo right after it takes off.

And it really pisses of the flyers, who are the most arrogant bastards who play BF2, so that's a good thing.

Gingersnap
05-27-2010, 10:40 PM
Okay, so we had our final planning conversation about this project.

I explained my "vision". He discussed how limited that was and started making WWII analogies. I was like, "Dude, this isn't the invasion of Normandy".

Then he started mocking my "vision" in that Golem voice.

Game over. We're getting marble and a Lion fountain.

Rockntractor
05-27-2010, 10:44 PM
Okay, so we had our final planning conversation about this project.

I explained my "vision". He discussed how limited that was and started making WWII analogies. I was like, "Dude, this isn't the invasion of Normandy".

Then he started mocking my "vision" in that Golem voice.

Game over. We're getting marble and a Lion fountain.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/weird_fountains_2b.jpg?t=1275014615

Rockntractor
05-27-2010, 10:50 PM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/china_lion.jpg?t=1275015001

Gingersnap
05-27-2010, 10:54 PM
No, it's more Roman but without the peeing part. It's hard to explain.

Rockntractor
05-27-2010, 10:56 PM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/FOUN002.jpg?t=1275015390

Rockntractor
05-27-2010, 10:58 PM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/dornogov_khamar_lion_fountain_ws.jpg?t=1275015507

Gingersnap
05-27-2010, 11:03 PM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/FOUN002.jpg?t=1275015390

Sort of. Except there are four with a basin and some kind of object on top. Really, grad school didn't prepare me to explain this.

Rockntractor
05-27-2010, 11:09 PM
Sort of. Except there are four with a basin and some kind of object on top. Really, grade school didn't prepare me to explain this.
fixerated!:D

Gingersnap
05-27-2010, 11:13 PM
fixerated!:D

Let's compare GREs - for fun.....or money. :p

Gingersnap
05-27-2010, 11:18 PM
You people simply have no compassion for my situation; I wanted weeding and ground cover removal. I got infrastructure and some kind of hideous marital quid pro quo.

Articulate_Ape
05-28-2010, 02:16 AM
Fence off the "garden" and throw a dozen chickens in there for a couple of weeks. There will be nothing left but chemically contaminated chickens and bare ground. Plant your garden and eat the chickens to get high.

PoliCon
05-28-2010, 09:55 AM
You people simply have no compassion for my situation; I wanted weeding and ground cover removal. I got infrastructure and some kind of hideous marital quid pro quo.

You live in the country and you don't know that the very best ground cover removal is a GOAT?? Rock surely has 10 or 12 you can rent for a while . . . .:rolleyes: