March 17, 2009

In the greenhouse, this early afternoon...

... tulips:

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I might do a Cincinnati meetup, probably this Thursday. I give the time and place via email and I only do it if enough of you email and tell me you want to do it. Use my gmail address (annalthouse).

23 comments:

traditionalguy said...

You bring the tulips and we can pay for the Chili and Ice Cream bill.

Simon said...

If you're taking I74 home, perhaps an Indianapolis meetup, too?

Maxine Weiss said...

Once again, the question arises....why would Althouse force readers to go through the hassle ,and inconvenience, of email, when all necessary arrangements can be easily made via this comments section.

commenter said...

what's all this talk about tulips? Is it metaphor like or what?

i don't want to be off topic or super tangental, but i read up on this this morning, enough to do a six degrees of soarness in the vestibule, where the labia (lips) are the entrance, and shamrock day:

Do you look at my photoblog Ann?

shamrock>oxalic acid>vulvodynia

and since ann welcomes sexual talk, why not about actual anatomy and cures for such instead of the pyschology. Something helpful to your woman readers besides gossip.

That being said, some highly sensitive people should not be given chocolate on Valentines day, either.

Lem said...

Sorry I can’t do it Althouse...

I got to do a comedy show in France ;)

Simon said...

Maxine Weiss said...
"why would Althouse force readers to go through the hassle ,and inconvenience, of email, when all necessary arrangements can be easily made via this comments section."

If you really don't understand this, you're not nearly so bright as you're given credit for.

commenter said...

oh here, I'll do the work.

i'll just post a a link in case any women suffer from this and while it is not scientifically conclusive, it might give one or two younger gals wondering about this a starting point.

www.med-owl.com/health/Vulvodynia-Oxalates-Diet.html

and anbody who is a bit flippant, as i am prone to such, and writes stuff like this:

In the long term, I believe that eliminating the worst offenders and using a calcium/magnesium supplement is better than trying to live off of the 3 foods that are considered low oxalate (lard, white sugar, and basil leaves). But I'm being a little flippant, you have to make your own decision on that.

well i might give the link minute look/thought or two.

Maxine Weiss said...

Althouse feels that forcing Commenters to engage in an email relationship with her, will foster a greater degree of security, as well as larger measure of intimacy.

But, if that were true, then you'd have 200 +++ Commenters showing up at the meeting.

LIGHTBULB: Forcing Commenters into an email relationship, they don't want, hasn't yielded a large turnout at these "meet-ups".

Simon said...

Well, shit, Maxine, hon, you just ain't that bright, it turns out.

Bob's Anatomy said...

A meet-up, huh?!

Ego beats eros!

Watch out, "companion." Time with you is blissful and wonderful and all. The importance of the outside world pales. Well, unless there might be a chance to meet a few commenters.

Gotta go!

HaHa.

Maxine Weiss said...

Instead of trying to bolster her email relationships, perhaps Althouse needs to update her Twitter.

Maxine has over 1200 posts. Althouse hasn't even gotten to 800.

http://twitter.com/maxinesplace

knox said...

Dang. We are moving to Ohio on Friday the 27th. A week later and I could have made it! Thursday I will be manically packing, loading, and trying not to lose my mind.

traditionalguy said...

The sun is out again. A Happy Saint Pat's day to you Professor. Your Cincinnati meetup has appeal, but not the 500 mile drive appeal that it had for you.

former law student said...

LIGHTBULB: Forcing Commenters into an email relationship, they don't want, hasn't yielded a large turnout at these "meet-ups".

1:36 PM
Simon said...
Well, shit, Maxine, hon, you just ain't that bright, it turns out.


this exchange reminds me that, along with Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati was the home of GE Light Bulbs, back when incandescent bulbs ruled the earth.

Also the headquarters of Kroger's.

Cincinnati is about halfway to Myrtle Beach, if the good Professor is up for a prolonged road trip. The thing to do in Myrtle Beach is shagging by the way -- a five week shagging course began last week.

traditionalguy said...

FLS... Tell them that "Shagging" is just a dance, or you will be charged with false advertising.

former law student said...

traditional guy, don't be a killjoy.

Think of the prestige value in being able to say, "You know, I was taught how to shag by experts." Or to have a document attesting to your shagging ability.

Such things are invaluable.

Maxine Weiss said...

Another one of Althouse charming and creative ventures:

---A Proctor & Gamble-themed Birthday on a St. Patricks Day.

Brilliant.

fcai said...

The shag is just a swing dance. Not much to it - it shouldn't take more than a few minutes to learn. Beach music is soul music with a different name to make it acceptable to southern whites in the 50s and 60s.

Myrtle Beach is a mess. Cherry Grove is much nicer. Best of all is the Huntington sculpture garden - one of the finest outdoor sculpture displays in the US. Well worth the trip south of Myrtle.

As for shagging, the fab birds know if you are any good at it.

traditionalguy said...

Fcai... The Shag takes lots of practice to do it right, especially for people who know swing dancing already. The partners are always facing each other, like on two ends of the beach towell, and the moves are ways of exchanging positions. This is a muscle memory that takes months to feel natural. But it is our southern dance, so we practice shagging and enjoy the music and the romantic mood it creates.

fcai said...

I will grant you that - it is more complex than I stated. I should have written that it wasn't worth more than a few minutes of my time. That, the Texas two step, swing dancing, clogging (other than drains, at which I excel) are just not something I spent a lot of time on. Good fun, but in the end, I'd rather do something else.

Enjoy. It is a Carolina thing, and fun, but I'll be doing something else.

Penny said...

Shagging and beach music are Carolina standards. The first time I saw people shagging, I was thinking it was similar to jitterbugging, but off beat.

BJM said...

Utterly charming Althouse.

BJM said...

knox, we just did a cross country move & drive it ain't no fun, no how. I'm sitting on a borrowed lawn chair waiting for the moving van to present us with the next fuck up.

Good luck!