Gut Rumbles

September 11, 2004

it's a southern thing

I'm kinda proud of the lawn I have now. It's ACTUAL GRASS and I've pretty well fished out all the rebar and construction debris the builders left behind. Plus, I have this really cool deal with my neighbor.

I have a good riding lawn mower, but my weed-whacker is dead. So, I mow HIS grass when I mow mine, and then HE comes over and trims all the weeds and shrubbery in MY yard. I call that fair. He doesn't even ask for a beer. (of course, he never offers ME one, either.)

That's the way things work in my neck of the woods.


Sounds great. Send him up here to whack my weeds.

Posted by: Jim on September 11, 2004 12:05 PM

The kid next door uses my riding lawnmower and mows mine when he mows his. Works out great for me. Alas, I can't get the little heathen to do my weedwhacking.

Posted by: Velociman on September 11, 2004 12:58 PM

Sounds about right ... but who handles the fireant mounds? That'd fall under "special duties" to my way of thinking.

Posted by: maggot on September 11, 2004 01:16 PM

What color is that neck of the woods, my esteemed-yet-unmet friend?

Posted by: BlogDog on September 11, 2004 01:27 PM

Hasn't rained in two weeks here and my anal retentive neighbor has mowed twice this week. Weirdo.

Off topic: You know you're number three in a google search for "How to cook ribs"?

Posted by: Terry on September 11, 2004 02:21 PM

The other day, I borrowed an offset wrench from my neighbor. Yesterday, I returned it.

He then asked me if I he could borrow my tile saw. I said yes.

Must be a northern thing.

Posted by: rightisright on September 11, 2004 04:01 PM

OT, but my SMTP server doesn't like your e-mail address for some reason.

I haven't noticed if you've noticed this yet: Primal Toenails

Posted by: Desert Cat on September 11, 2004 04:27 PM

Lemme guess, that's your Negro neighbor, too? The one who helped you with the wiring in your truck? I really think race relations are better than the RWPP (Race Warlord Poverty Pimps) would have us believe.

Posted by: Chet on September 11, 2004 05:31 PM

Oh hell,chet I thought you died.

Posted by: frank on September 11, 2004 05:52 PM

This has nothing at all to do with weed-wacking -and everything to do with boiled peanuts...I googled boiled peanuts and your site came up...
From reading - YOU must know a way to make really good spicey boiled peanuts...I remember getting some in New Orleans and trying to pack them away to fly back to New England - ate them all in the airport...
So i may be barkingup the wrong tree...but I thought I'd ask..


Posted by: ali on September 11, 2004 06:06 PM

What a touching story of Americans helping American.

In fact, as an American myself, I'm sure you won't mind a "Good Neighbor" Tax on each of you to ensure the spirit of cooperation for all. The Party of Incluson demands nothing less than your whole wallet.

Posted by: Senator Swift Boat on September 12, 2004 04:00 AM

senator swift boat:your'e a cod piece

Posted by: frank on September 12, 2004 06:45 AM

My Negro neighbor? Well, he's somewhat darker of complexion than I am, but I just call him by his name.


Posted by: Acidman on September 12, 2004 03:21 PM

One of my constituents, Franklin, has written my office.

I am a codpiece Franklin, which is designed to protect nuts from themselves.

As the most liberal Senator, I have many , many nuts who want me to coddle them..

Give me your address and I'll send you one of my majestic gray hairs.

Did you know my wife has half a billion dollars? But I'm going to raise YOUR taxes?


Posted by: Senator Swift Boat on September 12, 2004 04:28 PM
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