SNIPPETS (5-20-18)

Snippets

SNIPPET 1

I scored a Trichocereus bridgesii at the Palomar C&SS meeting in Escondido yesterday. It poked me
when I picked it up off the table,
when I set it by my other stuff,
when I picked it up to take it to the car,
when I put it in the car,
when I got it out of the car,
when I set it down in my “to-be-planted” collection,
when I picked it up to take it to a spot to get this picture,
when I set it down,
and when I picked it up to take it back to my “to-be-planted” collection.

I’m thinking it doesn’t like me

I did get the last laugh, though, because it tried to poke me when I set it down for the last time.

It missed!

Ha ha!

Trichocereus bridgesii

SNIPPET 2

When I get depressed, I go talk to my plants. They listen to me. They don’t talk back. Sometimes they do say something to cheer me up, like this Rebutia krainziana did earlier today.

This little dish garden won 1st place plant-of-the-month dish garden at the Palomar Cactus & Succulent Society meeting yesterday. Created by me in Designer Pot #8 by A+R POTTERY (also me!).

Left to right: Rebutia narvaecense, Rebutia marsoneri, Rebutia krainziana

Rebutia krainziana

Rebutia krainziana

SNIPPET 3

I have had 8 of my beauties selected for inclusion in the C&S display at the San Diego County Fair.

The first one, Echinopsis chamaecereus (Peanut cactus), will be replanted into a Designer Pot by A+R POTTERY (that’s me!).

All except the last one will be in Designer Pots by A+R POTTERY.

Here they are.

Echinopsis chamaecereus

2018 San Diego County Fair entry

2018 San Diego County Fair entry

2018 San Diego County Fair entry

2018 San Diego County Fair entry

2018 San Diego County Fair entry

2018 San Diego County Fair entry

2018 San Diego County Fair entry

SNIPPET 4

I have found that, if your plants are not blooming, a magic stone placed near them often helps.

Bloom dammit!

SNIPPET 5

Costco is selling their Kirkland brand Premium Golden Margarita for just $6.99 for a 750mL bottle. Ready to drink. That means it already has alcohol in it.

I understand why.

This stuff is nasty, nasty, nasty.

I’m going to have to eat it down with some extra jalapeños.

SNIPPET 6

I always thought this sound was some kind of bird.

Recently, I had a wildlife expert inform me that it’s a ground squirrel.

Here’s one on YouTube

SNIPPET 7

I had to choose yesterday between a San Diego Cactus & Succulent Society Coffee-in-the-Garden or the monthly meeting of the Palomar Cactus & Succulent Society (PCSS). Although the Coffee-in-the-Garden was just down the road from me, I chose to drive 40 miles to Escondido for the PCSS meeting, mainly because I’m helping them create their C&S display at the San Diego County Fair this week, and will have 8 of my cactus creations in the display, so I needed to get Fair credentials and such. This will be the first year that I have gone to the Fair FREE since exhibitors get 2 free tickets. Yahoooooooooo!

2018 San Diego County Fair tickets, FREE!

SNIPPET 8

Many decades ago I was on my way from College Station TX to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. I stopped at a religious bookstore in Shreveport LA. They had 48 different versions of the Bible but the most interesting one was a Bible that had 8 versions on each 2-page spread so you could compare them. That was the final straw that convinced me that the Bible was a bunch of hooey.

SNIPPET 9

First picture is Meatball, employee of the month at Ottavio’s Italian Restaurant in Lakeside CA, my favorite place to get barbecued chicken pizza. Second picture is Meatball doing what Meatball does best in her favorite spot.

Meatball

Meatball

SNIPPET 10

I can definitively tell you that old age does, indeed, come, and it’s not kind to your ability to clean the house, so get that cleaning out of the way while you’re young.

SNIPPET 11

Tumbleweed growing season is in full swing.

Field of growing tumbleweeds

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17 thoughts on “SNIPPETS (5-20-18)

  1. Darlene Jones

    Still laughing at #10. When I was a kid, I thought tumbleweed in western movies wasn’t real. Then, on a road trip from Canada to Mexico, I saw some. It’s actually kinda need is a sad, desolate sort of way.

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  2. acflory

    ‘I can definitively tell you that old age does, indeed, come, and it’s not kind to your ability to clean the house, so get that cleaning out of the way while you’re young.’
    LMAO!!!! Truer words were never spoken. 😀

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I used to love to clean. I would clean to get me out of a depression. Back in 1982 I asked a girl to marry me on a Friday night in Houston where she lived. I lived 90 miles away. We had been dating for 2½ years. She said, “Let me think about it.” I was pretty sure that was a resounding “No!” Saturday morning I got up and started cleaning. Spent all day cleaning. At 5:00 p.m. she comes over and walks in; the front door was wide open for a hot, sunny Texas Saturday. She looked at my house and asked, “What are you doing?”
      “Cleaning,” I said.
      “See. That’s why I could never marry you. I’d never get to do anything.”
      We broke up.
      Oh, well. Better for both of us with 20/20 hindsight.

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      1. acflory

        -hugs- I’d say she was a silly girl, but yes, I think it was for the best as well.
        Cleaning has never been my go-to remedy for depression. I read. Back in my 20s, Gone With The Wind got me through the first three days of a breakup. I think that ‘Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn’ probably helped. 😀

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        1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

          That was back in 1982. In 2018, 36 years later, I eat, sleep, read, clean, garden, or shop. All of them except sleeping and and cleaning require money, which is why I did not do them 36 years ago.

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  3. Penny L Howe

    Hi Russel, okay I admit visiting much less responding to my fellow bloggers has been virtually (and not so virtually) nonexistent for a longish period of time, but had to comment here. I love your snippets. All of them! Just fun, entertaining and a snippet informational. The perfect mix. Thank you!

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      Thanks, Penny. I’m glad people are enjoying my SNIPPETS because I sure have a lot of fun putting them together. And I don’t have to think about any one thing for too long! Thinking is hard at my age.

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