Thursday, May 5, 2011

Keeping things alive

So I started kind of a cruddy post about keeping things alive: plants, pets, passion, enthusiasm, etc.

But the post wasn't really that good or coherent. So I deleted that mo-fo.

I think my heads still fuzzy from spending a lot of time being away from my place the last few days and not actually resting.

In any case "I'm not a good gardener" was the point. I tried to extrapolate this into a metaphor for other things... but... meh.

But! A while ago I re-potted this orchid in some dirt before reading about how you're supposed to pot orchids in special orchid potting mix. But you have to buy that bag of mix and then you have about 80% of the bag left just sitting around and I can't tell you how much I HATE that. So, I figured that I'd just doomed the orchid and that I would wait for it to die a long, drawn out death and then get rid of it.

Hey. Check this baby out:

LIFE! Colorful beautiful life! I have managed not to kill this thing! So, I'm feeling pretty good about that.

But, I also woke up with a Jewel song in my head. So, you know, that's less awesome. You take the bad with the good, right?


Just Another Idealist said...

Was it "Who will Save your Soul?" Because now that one's in my head. Damn you. But I love you. But AHHHHHH!

Leslie said...

It wasn't. It was that one that goes: "Was that youuuuuuuu, paaaaaassssing me byyyyyyyy, passing me byyyyyyyyyy..." or something like that.


gilana said...

You take the good, you take the bad,
you take them both and there you have
The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.

There's a time you got to go and show
You're growin' now you know about
The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life.

When the world never seems
to be livin up to your dreams
And suddenly you're finding out
the Facts of Life are all about you, you.

There. Now you have a new song stuck in your head! You're welcome.

Leslie said...

HA! I can't wait to drive my co-workers nuts with this :)