Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Seed Exchange at the Zane Grey Estate






Want that special invitation? You might have to dig some dirt.


Worked for me. (Nice machine; do they have wifi?)
I skulked around a bit. (Oh for God's sakes, I didn't take anything.)

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  1. Seed XXchsange?

    That's a Novel way to put it from a writer. We dogs usually just do...well, 4get it.

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  2. You guys have to work REALLY hard to twist that. But you're hard workers.

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  3. I love that typewriting machine and all the available booze.

    It's driving me inZane. Too dizzy to hike home. Must take "busses"

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  4. Fun Fact of the Day*:

    "...Grey, who had learned basic dental extraction, made rural house calls as an unlicensed teenage dentist until the state board intervened."



    *per Wikipedia


    [Word verification - Prappo]

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  5. My husband is named after a character in a Zane Gray novel.

    I learned to type on one of those machines. My grandfather had nicked it from the Western Union office where he worked in the Depression.

    I also thought impure thoughts about "Seed Exchange."

    And my word? grabrest. Something that happens, no doubt, at the finest seed exchanges.

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  6. Following behind K Factoid: Zane Grey built his mansion on Catalina island directly across from Wriggly's mansion. Pissed Mr W off to the point that he purchased the land in front of Greys home and installed a bell tower that he had programed to ring on the hour. File this under "I hate rich people when they display impure actions"

    *Tour guide

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  7. Pax. PAX! I laughed so hard I chocked on my beef jerky.

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  8. Any impure thoughts I may have had revolved around the dress with most of the front missing.

    If everyone else hadn't picked up on the title it would have gone right over my head.

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  9. * per Wikipedia: choked.

    What is it, a full moon? I'll never be able to say seed exchange again. Uh, let's see, germination items? No, that doesn't work.

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  10. ...small things that increase in size with heat and moisture? No, still not right.

    I want to know who opened the door to a plier-wielding teenager and said, "Yes, my tooth hurts."

    Word (honestly) storys

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  11. I usually say "seed swapping," but that doesn't sound any cleaner.

    That was a fun event on Sunday. We sure have a lot of interesting people in Altadena.

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  12. But where is his mistress' house?
    (I think I read about that in Coleen's "Hometown Pasadena" guide (did I tell you that it's excellent?)
    My husband is a big fan of the books...we've got a whole bunch of them. Must be like romance novels for men.

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  13. PS - love the building photo and I want my desk to be just like the 3rd photo...sigh.

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  14. I'm with Wayne, a scary thought, the title went over my head and i thought I pretty quick. I however, did not get any cheap thrills over the babe with the missing bodice. Oh and KB, read your comment on my blog today. You're starting to talk like me! Not a good sign.
    V

    PS I'm with you on the plier wielding teenager. You're hilarious.

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  15. Perhaps some scientific nomenclature would help. For example: agricultural seed exchange, as in zucchini, asparagus, bananas?

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  16. The PAX comment I get, PA. So KB just kept on digging herself into a deeper hole. She didn' even have to work hard at it either.

    Now, I dunno if I even like my comment here(!?) But, it was wise of her to switch to a new post, ASAP.

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  17. I think all of those Zane Grey people should produce a play up there in the house and call it Zane Grey Gardens.

    Who would be the Big Edie character?
    And Little Edie who wears a sweater on her head fastened with a jewel, a swimsuit as a skirt, and a shower curtain as a blouse? This is not a joke. Not everything is fun and games, you know, Ms. B. Sometimes we have to be dead serious. (not that dead)

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