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Going Beserk With My Little Orange Chain Saw — 13 Comments

  1. Hey, I never made fun of your teal hard hat and orange chain saw. However, I might observe that you probably won’t have to go after that hedge with your chainsaw ever again, because “pruning” something when it’s in full flower will generally kill it.

    Gardening is one of my few pleasures. If you did that to my hedge, you’d be fired for life.

    me again’s last blog post..New Mexico native finds new home

  2. @me again: no, unlike another commenter, you have tact. The hedge
    WILL be dead. Deforestation is not “pruning.” I am contemplating sterilizing the front forty. That decision will be made later.

  3. I am incredibly jealous that you have anything that can be called a back forty. We have no front yard and a paved backyard the size of a postage stamp. Southern California land is too expensive for them to go handing it out, so unless you are seriously freaking rich, your house consumes 90% of your land.

    Your property looks great, hedge or no. I’d live there, but I’d probably ask y’all to move out first. Hee.

    Gretchen’s last blog post..The Starbucks Experience.

  4. Well, I have a zillion pet peeves so I will have to give you that one. My secret online mommy group, the Smartass Intellectual Sisterhood, all use “y’all” in writing because, dammit, the English language doesn’t have a plural “you”. One is left with either “y’all” or “youse” and even I am not Jersey enough to say “youse”.

    I’ve noticed I’ve even curtailed my use of the “F” word when commenting on your site. A lady always remembers her manners.

    Gretchen’s last blog post..The Starbucks Experience.

  5. @Gretchen: “you” doesn’t need a plural! One person. I agree in person, you all works, and y’all is natural condensation because we are all lazy. You’uns is OK. I have actually heard “all y’all” here in KY.
    Oh, I hope you aren’t self-censoring, that would be no fun!

  6. @GLS: Are you still having issues? Looks like it. Here’s what I get when I post a comment:

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