Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Must Love Livestock... ?

I just wasted $3.99 on that romantic chic flick, 'Nights in Rodanthe' and I want my money back.
Love In a Mist: Crazy little heirloom.

Like everyone else in the U.S. of A, I was at a Superbowl party a few Sundays ago. Mine was extra interesting because it was hosted by a man I've had a crush on for far too long. [He's tall and handsome so, naturally, he doesn't even know I'm alive.]

I don't watch Superbowl for the commercials. Nor do I care for the game. I'm in it for the food! I've been a tenacious little calorie counter all year long. The only time I get to misbehave is when I'm at somebody else's house!

To my dismay, there wasn't much food. And, the other guests seemed genuinely interested in watching the game, though that gave me ample opportunity to snoop around his house ~ unsupervised!

My first big observation was that his place was spotless. [I fondly recall the last time my house was spotless. It was the day before we moved in.]

Then I noticed he didn't have any pets. No cats, no dogs, not even a goofy, little hamster. I am DYING to know how you can raise kids and not get suckered into owning pets. I blame my current menagerie on my daughter's persuasive powers.

Pet people are easily understood:
  • Dog lovers are messy, loyal and loud.
  • Cat lovers are tidy, smart and a little more independent.
  • Horse lovers are absolutely wonderful. Perfect in every way.
And, me? As usual I cannot be labeled. Or squeezed into a specific category. I love all animals (hamsters, not so much.)

Nigella damascena 'Love in a Mist' is a pretty heirloom perennial masquerading as an annual. She has this weird foliage that tries to out-do the true blue flowers. After bloom, she produces insane seed pods that add great texture to the garden. She'll also reseed until you throw in the towel. But, that's a story for another day...


KC said...

I wasted my money on that one too. I love all animals as well, especially the tall, dark, well used to be dark and handsome ones.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Terrible movie! Glad we agree. :D

Iron Needles said...

Haven't seen the movie...didn't watch but about a third of the superbowl...have my own hamster story (note to self: possible blog post.)

BUT! Such an interesting little flower. I am writing that one down to find this year.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

It should grow well in Colorado. Comes in other colors, too. :)

Wunx~ said...

A. I do not believe BadDog was daughter induced, I think he was puppy love.

B. I hate to admit this, but I blow your 'cat lovers are tidy' theory totally out of the water.

C. (No bias on this one on your part, was there?) I think what makes certain people wonderful is that they love all of the above -- though we're going to have to work on your hamster prejudice.

KC - Can't fathom your tall, silver and handsome being any more handsome dark.