Sunday, May 31, 2009

Banana check

You're worried about your investements. Sorry for the delay. The county extension agent has been experimenting extensively with loquat-enriched fertilizer and forgot all about the economic implications. I stepped in. It. Scientists needs a lab; a lab needs a shovel.

According to our economic indicator, we’re no longer making a shaky and unsupported race to the top, but we are finding opportunities to grow in new directions. Are we happy?

Note on a blog award that was so very sweet:

Petrea was the first blogger I ever visited, way before I ever considered doing such a thing myself. And now I've met and continue to meet brilliant people. Thanks P.

20 comments:

  1. "Scientists needs a lab; a lab needs a shovel."

    Mirthful in the extreme.

    And congratulations on your award.

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  2. Anyone ever tell u you're economic analysis is rather dry? Probably the same thing in your taste of wine.

    P is a sweet tweet.

    -Your K9 lobbyist.

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  3. I'm happy reading this. And, congratulations.

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  4. CO, we've put you on the payroll. It comes out of Albert's allowance. Unfortunately that allowance is small, and most goes to his maid. As a generically handsome dog, he’s looking for print work.

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  5. Remember - you already put me on the payroll.

    Albert de butler has a maid?

    What's the loco record - 70?

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  6. The quote K pulled. It really should be on a T-shirt.

    Thanks to your banana prowess, I can sleep well knowing the economy is moving in all kinds of new directions. :-)

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  7. I think you picked that heading just to torture me, KB.

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  8. So our economic indicator is the shovelful of K9 fertilizer? Good news, our little 20 pound terrier produces more high yield growth than my 401 K Plan. I just may stop looking for a job.

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  9. Mister Earl, Contrary to what you believe I'd say, sometimes a banana is just a banana

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  10. Hey, it's green! That's a good sign, right?

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  11. Earl, your doctor is calling.

    Sometimes a banana is just a banana, and sometimes a banana is the leading US economic indicator.

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  12. I went back and looked at the entire portfolio - I'm very pleased to see the stock has split. And awards are always lovely, especially from a friend.

    (I looked at my banana trees the other day and each leaf gets the cutest little curly-q just before it buds out. Who knew?)

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  13. well, getting laid off my paralegal gig (after ten years) has afforded me more time to spend with my galpal, golden retriever(maggie), camera and mother nature..oh, and I'm making friends with unemployment benefits..

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  15. Good ways to spend precious time, Ken Mac. (The last is tedious, but not too bad.)

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  16. I have an appointment this week with the foreman of my banana plantation. I'm thinking of transplanting my trees to a location where they're more likely to produce a higher yield. This will make me happy.

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  17. Do you have any idea how many people use banana as an easily decoded password? It's on a recent list of the 500 worst passwords ever.

    I have a banana tree that's freaky. It's like a cat; it's had at least nine lives. It's alive again for the ninth year after being transplanted from a friend’s house in Santa Barbara. Each year the main stalk breaks off and I think it's dead. Each year I cut it to the ground and it comes back from the center. What should I be feeding that thing? It's still in a pot, it's still not root bound, and I've tried placing it in so may place in the sun it thinks it's been on a trip around the world. What am I doing wrong?

    On a side note: I know a lot about Anna Hyatt the sculptor (previous post,) and not enough about Anna and Archer. But I could speculate about Anna and Archer, based on several trips I took to the south in the 90's. Unfortunately my speculations would overtake your entire blog. It's complicated. One thing I'd agree on: Not a lot that went on, or still goes on in the south is shrouded in a lot of mystery. "Southern Hospitality" is pretty much right in your face, and it isn't always pretty. Brookgreen Gardens however are amazing. If I ever find the catalogue I bought there your welcome to borrow it.

    It looks like your blogger friend Virginia lives about 3-4 hours from there. It's her Huntington, perhaps she knows more.

    WV trisafi (yep)

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  18. yes pj, I think it looks like a cigar before it unfurls.

    pa, if there's a good place to transplant, you'd better let me know.

    Very funny Mid Town. Why don't you plant it in the ground? Southern exposure, close to the house. I found the Anna Hyatt statues at the Huntington and will post a picture. Funny, I'd seen them before and they were favorites. Kind of dog/cat/lions. And now I'm intrigued -- what do you know?

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  19. What a relief. We haven't heard about the banana tree for a while. I was beginning to worry.

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  20. Oh, for god's sake. I need a thing that comes to my email and tells me when there's a new post on my favorite blogs. Do you know of any such thing? I don't want to have to go and check. I want to be notified.

    This is so nice. You are so nice. I don't mean nice like wishy-washy nice. I mean nice.

    WV: mashive. Youbetcha.

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