Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Take it or Leaf It


How stands the Altadena World Economic Barometer? Everyone wants to know. Or a couple of people do. Ok, no one does. Except our extension agent, who dug up the official tools for a new reading. (See that nose scar? He had to fight a shepherd of the german persuasion for the tools. He did it for you. A lot you care.)

Our banana plant, apparently dead in the water one month ago, is up another inch. Don't worry, you go have your martinis and watch your Mad Men. We'll continue to toil away.

No, no really. Enjoy your scampi. We're used to long hours and we know how to rough it. (Besides, there's a stimulis package around here somewhere.)

22 comments:

  1. I care. But, don't try to create a phony controversy between us K9's! Just like a homo sapien.

    Telling the truth, we were doin it all 4 U, KB.

    Now back to watching all you crazypeople in Colorado Bl traffic.

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  2. Did someone say martinis? How about banatinis!

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  3. Obviously, that shepard suffered a
    traumatic upbringing.

    Poor guy-he took one for the team.
    the CEA I mean. Commendable, yet, reckless perhaps. And he seems such an amicable fellow.

    Maybe, like Nick;

    'In consequence, I'm inclined to reserve all judgements, a habit that has opened many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.'

    ...'Reserving judgement is a matter of infinite hope.'

    Boy, can I relate.

    Maybe that boorish shep just was frustrated for lack of work. No civil service for him. Sounds more uncivil, if you ask me. But that's what uncertainty can do to a fella.

    The agent is lucky to have a job,
    but that doesn't mean he need risk life and limb. Leave work on the job, buddy. Enjoy your free time while you can.

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  4. Poor doggie. We care about the inspector for sure. Well, I gotta make like a tree and -- wilt??

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  5. PS - you are right. Citabria = airbatiC backwords. It's a great learning to fly plane (so they tell me - I've got no desire to try to learn.)

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  6. Oh, Bandit, yes. Everyone has to read GG again, because they've probably forgotten the subdued brilliance of Nick.

    Tash, I never knew that! Sometime I'll bore you with the story of 80 year old Crazy Jim in Santa Paula, with his ragwing Citabria. Since I'm alive to tell it. His landing of choice was to bump-bump in a ditch.

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  7. CEA's don'thave to spend half the day saluting and goose stepping.

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  8. Hey, things are looking up on the bananarometer! This is excellent news. I'm grateful to Albert for going to such lengths to protect our economy.

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  9. I think CEA deserves a nice, healthy bonus because he is obviously a member of the best and the brightest.

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  10. So how much longer till you have enough bananas for a Josephine Baker costume?

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  11. Nice one Vanda!

    BTW hope that stray cat found a home, an Egyptian breed up pup from a local shelter just found a home over here, so I guess a cat is out.

    AH, will you ask the CEA to ask the Banana what it thinks of Apple?

    Mid-Town G

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  12. I was going to send you an email: One of my neighbor adopted the back kitty. She will keep him indoors.

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  13. Excellent one Vanda. I'm not handy with a needle, will you help me sew it?

    MTG: Apple? As a fruit, a stock? A name?

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  14. Stock.

    Mid-Town G

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  15. MTG: I don't know, what do you think? Still overvalued?

    WV: Idnit

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  16. when you snooze you lose. Apparently I've done the same and missed your post! Bravo on the banana plant. I'm running out for vanilla wafers so I'll be ready to go on the pudding!
    V

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  17. Jezz, I haven't a clue. Why do you think I asked the CEA to consult with the Economic Banana Barometer?

    Mid-Town G

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  18. Nobody's going to touch a Nazi trying to keep a black man down? But it had a happy ending!

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  19. MTG, we missed it at 80, that would have been a good price. I say wait 'til it falls to 80 again, then buy. (Which means, do the opposite.)

    SDFG: Phoebe may be german, but she's a member of the green party.

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