August 19, 2009

At the Thistle Tavern...

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... be sharp, be prickly.

9 comments:

Ron said...

Pricks? Around here? Who knew?

blake said...

Now when you pick a paw-paw
Or a prickly pear
And you pick a raw paw
Well, next time, beware!

Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw
When you pick a pear try to use the claw
But you don't have to use the paw
When you pick a pear from the big paw-paw

Have I given you a clue?

former law student said...

I'm pretty sure this'll hurt you.

Bissage said...
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Larry J said...

Thistle is an ugly, noxius weed that crowds out native species. It's also hard to eradicate.

Lem said...

They took one of my jobs and gave it to somebody else.
I’m not saying I’m rooting for anybody to fail.
I’m just praying they do.

Bissage said...

I hadn’t realized that my 5:52 was essentially the same as former law student’s 3:53.

That’s not right so color it gone.

XWL said...

Saw a fox running across Slauson last night.

And by a fox, I mean the woodland creature kind, I'm not using the term euphemistically, or even dysphemistically.

It darted into the cemetery, I suppose it might have been a dog, as all I saw was its silhouette, but the tail was very fox-like, and something about its motion seemed strongly not dog-like to me.

So, list of wild creatures seen in non-wild places around SoCal by me so far, fox, deer, possum, bear, coyote, and racoons. Haven't ever spotted a mountain lion, or any escaped exotic pets so far.

MamaM said...

I had a college roommate who liked to pronounce the word fecund as FAH-SOOOOND--with lots of breath. She'd say it three times in a row like a mantra whenever something struck her as particularly earthy or delightful, "Fah-soooond, Fah-soooond, Fah-soooond!"

So it was that fecund came to mind when looking at all those potential thistles waiting for one big fah-soooond to send them on their way.

I started my morning singing along with Blake's link, then encountered "Primiti Too Taa"

Fah-soooond all over again!!