Friday, August 5, 2011

Yes, we have no bananas. And no lettuce, either



Of course, I saw this coming. According to the economic banometer, the market will continue to peel off some recent gains.




The county extension agent advises shovel pruning this puppy and starting from scratch.



But try not to worry. Things will get better, they always do. And for no discernible reason.

29 comments:

  1. Where is the focus?

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  2. It was pretty bad, wasn't it? Oh well.

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  3. That first picture of Albert is (sigh) exquisite.

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  4. Your new camera has an uncanny ability to focus & refocus. Btw, watever your county agent "advises" up north there, always get the permission in writing from the county.

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  5. Oh that cute pup!
    I love it when they lay flat like a lizard.

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  6. Albert is an absolute oxymoron when it comes to the word "photogenic." He is simultaneously the worst and best example of it. What a guy.

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  7. I just want to squeeze that giant nose.

    GG

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  8. So you won't be canning bananas?

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  9. That's a yeppers, Garvanza.

    I took Albert to the vet this week for shots and asked whether the Big A was a pure bred lab. "My guess is 95%," she said. "Or 100%, but he wouldn't win best of breed. His nose is too long."

    Albert loves the vet's. They never stop petting him and feeding him treats. I'll have to do a post someday on how I wish my doctor were my vet. I trust her so much more.

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  10. Btw, Kb, I do have more info on that old restaurant u wanted 2 know about couple weeks ago, at the London. But I'm gonna wait until I find an old pic to go with it. However, if u've already got all the info then lemme know so I can stop the clock.

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  11. Holy burning bike rubber, bat woman, the drama over there on Patch!

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  12. It's still going. You lit them up, Karin.

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  13. The way the economy's slipping, the whole country could soon be a banana republic. Albert had better stop eating them. Better take him to Echo Mountain with you next time - you may need protection.

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  14. I guess my local market will raise as soon as the US money are going to allocat.

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  15. shovel pruning the puppy sounds gruesome. I'm worried about Albert.

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  16. was wondering when we'd see a post about this. I haven't had the guts to even look at how bad my numbers got this week.

    love Albert, I should email you pics of the black lab I'm looking after this week. She wouldn't win best of anything---she's way too long and really non-compliant with "No!" and "Come", am sure she and Albert would get along great.

    and...just sayin, going to the vet wouldn't be such a bad thing, would it?!?!

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  17. Up and down... What goes down must come back. It's life.

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  18. Don't look, Trish. At least I've learned that much. And Birdman's right. And send the photos.

    Yes, it has been quite a week at the old Patch ranch. Let's see, apparently I'm stupid, idiotic, mean, bitter, rude, a trail nazi, and sexually frustrated. Then they said some mean stuff.

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  19. As long as you're not called or identified as a, "Hiker", then you're still Ok! I think, therefore you are.

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  20. at first I thought your dog had the eyes of a sage reincarnated being. Then I got a look at that funny snout and changed my mind!

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  21. Yowsa! Took a peak at the Patch. Shades of snowmobiles vs cross country skiers.

    And I heard Californians were so mellow. Ehh, any excuse to make fun of the coasts - we Midwesterners are so insecure. Years of looking up at ya'll flying over.

    A shout-out to Albert from Dottie and the miniature sled dog team. You, too, Phoebe and Newt.

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  22. The second photo of Albert is just too adorable. What a guy :-)

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  23. Californians are mellow, bandit, except the mountain bikers. That's why they're scary. You're hiking along all mellow, and whaaa! Look out or die!

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  24. Love seeing photos of Albert! He looks a very kind boy.

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  25. Ah Albert, my long leggy supermodel. Did I tell you he loves the camera? I bring it out, and he's all, "Me! Me!"

    Bandit, I did like your canning story; "Stilted" did not spring to mind.

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  26. hiker---didn't realize my one living parental unit was commenting on your Patch article and using all those special words about you (j/k, it's just the M.O. of words coming from him). Haven't looked at it, or my "portfolio" this week. Not sure I need all that negativity.

    keep on ticking people off, means you're writing about important things and making *some* people think.

    I'll send pics of Bella---she'd love to play, if only they lived closer.

    and---go to the vet and have them send the bill to your insurance co---you never know, they might pay "out of network" fees and not notice the "out of species" issue.

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  27. Aw, Albert. I love your goofy faces.

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  28. It's all just an illusion largely created by the media, in my humble opinion. That's why I don't listen to the news, read the newspaper, or watch tv. I effectively missed the recession. *grin*

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