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November 25th, 2005


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10:10 pm - One of those nights
Well, the last few pages of the 650-page job we started last night were still here when I got in. They're finished now and there's no more work. For those keeping score at home, this translates to nearly 10 full hours with nothing to do.

One can only browse the (filtered for work) web for so long.

At least I've brought a big bag of M&Ms.
Current Mood: boredbored

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From:fredcritter
Date:November 26th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)

Yaaaaaaaawn!

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Indeed. I just pulled down a drb to be sent to MIT for formatting. That took maybe ten minutes. Big whoop. *tap* *tap* *tap* … now what?

As you say, I guess we'll be naughty and browse a bit … at least, until our minds dribble out our ears. After that I suppose we can just crouch on the floor and squeef.

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From:minnehaha
Date:November 26th, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
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Why not set out to learn something new from the internet? I propose, um.... well start with "dwarf cavendish bananas" and see where you end up.

Report back at intervals, too.

K.
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From:jbru
Date:November 26th, 2005 05:57 am (UTC)
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While I like the banana as much as the next guy, the difficulty in growing a tropical plant in Minnesota left me, well, cold. So I started looking around and found http://www.ediblelandscaping.com. Many interesting plants there, some of which are suitable for this neighborhood. The blueberries look especially interesting. And for the greenhouse owner: coffee! Or, for one's holiday feasting: Lingonberry!
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From:minnehaha
Date:November 26th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)
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Nice. Next you'll be describing all manner of cunning seed-starting equipment.

K.
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From:jbru
Date:November 26th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)
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Initial investigation into this (directed toward my interest in native plant species) reveals that there's a big push for the propagation of native plants in Australia of all places. I imagine that general techniques will be useful in propogating native species locally, however, so this merits further investigation.
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From:minnehaha
Date:November 26th, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
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I thought perhaps it would!

K.
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From:jbru
Date:November 26th, 2005 07:26 am (UTC)
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Well seed starting seems easy enough, if a bit fussy. I've sent email to the folks at Prairie Nursery to see if they have information about when to start germination. I'd like to propagate my Junegrass rather than simply purchase more plants. I hit upon Jiffy products, which I think I've seen in garden centers and which seem like a good way to start plants from seed and then transplant without as much shock. I wonder if the peat would be a good base for the natives, though. Hmm.
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From:jbru
Date:November 26th, 2005 06:27 am (UTC)
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And looking through http://www.ediblelandscaping.com got me looking at dogwood trees. Their varieties aren't hardy here, so a google for Minnesota dogwood revealed the Cardinal Dogwood cultivar, developed, it seems at the U. It also led me to the Minnesota Moose Mystery page, detailing research into why moose populations up north have undergone a recent severe decline. (There are some pretty disgusting discussions of parasites in there, so don't browse too deeply on an icky stomach.)
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From:minnehaha
Date:November 26th, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
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Yes but how many moose are there on Isle Royale?

K.
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From:jbru
Date:November 26th, 2005 07:09 am (UTC)
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The latest figures (the 2002-2003 winter survey) puts the population at 900. (The population of wolves during that period was 19, down dramatically from the high of 29 in 1999-2000.)
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From:minnehaha
Date:November 26th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC)
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And... how many squirrels?

K. [OK, just kidding about the squirrels]
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From:minnehaha
Date:November 26th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC)
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But you could start from "mortar and pestle" and see where you go. If you wish.

K. [not going to be up any later]
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From:jbru
Date:November 26th, 2005 08:15 am (UTC)
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Two items of interest from that search: The best mortar and pestles are, apparently, made from agate. And then there's what looks like a bizarre movie spoof.
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From:minnehaha
Date:November 26th, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
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Oh, yeah. I don't need those things on your you-know any more.

K.
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From:jbru
Date:November 26th, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
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Excellent. I'll delete them when I get home in the morning.
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From:minnehaha
Date:November 26th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC)
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Thank you.

K.
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From:dreamsewing
Date:November 26th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
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So the Evil Bad Naughty Candy machine refiller heeded your warning and put the M&M's back? Good good for you!
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From:jbru
Date:November 26th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
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Oh, no. Those fuckers are still on my list. Those were M&Ms I brought on my own from home. (Cheaper to boot!)

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