October 11th, 2004


Amish Terrarium

I spent most of the day Sunday at the Floyds', helping remove the gigantic overgrown prickly spruce(?) bushes from the front of their house with them and the Nevilles.

The first part of it was cutting branches, and we made a lot of fast, visible progress. Once we got to the later part of trying to remove the stumps, things went much slower. Still, I got there between 10 and 11, and by the time we quit around 4-ish, we'd gotten three of the five (and a half? hard to tell) stumps out of the ground and had bundled up as many branches as we could before we ran out of twine.

By the time we got done, I completely hated the bushes, and was glad to see them gone. They were obnoxiously tangled. And prickly. Did I mention the prickly? So it's good they're gone. Now the Floyds are going to train the big wild rose bush at the corner of the house to grow up the aspens there, which will be cool.

I brought the gamecube over so Chris and Thomas and I could play some multi-player X-Men, but we didn't have much time, and I think circumstance made it a little hard to get into. It was still well-received, though.

Late in the evening, Jerry and I went back to the Floyds' (their house is a three-minute drive from ours) to watch The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, which is every bit as bad and funny and it promises to be. As they mention in one of the special features bits, it's funny because while it's so terribly, terribly awful, they play it completely straight. Though it's a sort of Do-It-Yourself-MST3K movie, the plot is actually more coherent than most MST3K movies'. Lots of fun. And very quotable.

"If I wanted to live a safe life, well, then I guess I wouldn't have married a man who studies rocks."