Friday, May 1, 2009


I was stumbling into work today through the plaza next to our building when I noticed the gardeners were replacing the cyclamen that have been blooming in big pots there since Christmas with geraniums. More importantly, I saw they were THROWING THEM AWAY. Eeeks. Cyclamen are perennials that bloom year after year and cost about $5 a pop at the nursery. Trashing them is a crazy waste.

I asked the head plant guy (who could have been establishing a notable career in gay porn instead of potting geraniums, but whatever) if I could have the cyclamen. He said sure so readily, I considered asking about a blowjob as well, but I didn't want to push my luck.

Scurrying back to the my desk I snatched up some grocery bags and am now the possessor of a couple dozen big ol' cyclamen, yay. I have, of course, no place in the yard for them, but I'll figure that out later.


  1. Oooh! Way to score, Mr. P.

    The cylclamen, that is. Too bad about the blowjob.

  2. NO FAIR! I just spent a ridiculous amount of money at Home Depot on plantage that I'm pretty sure I will kill by the end of summer. Tsk.

  3. Oh honey, do you remember that they used to do that at UT: rip perfectly good plants out of beds so they could replant and then throw away the used ones (or let smart gardners--which we were not in those days--snatch 'em up). I KNOW you'll find a place for these additions to the garden; you always do!

  4. ironic!

    Blow jobs cost about 5 dollars a pop at the nursery too.

    But thank you for educating me as to what a "cyclamen" is. I'd have still been embarrassing myself thinking it was a team of guys in bike shorts.

  5. It's good that you have an eye for budding porn might think about supplementing your income, you could retire in style!


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