How Hot Is It?

Is it just me or is it too hot for just about anything.  I’m tired and I’m cranky and there doesn’t seem to be anything that holds my attention.  It’s pretty much a true fact that, if you feel the need to tell everyone you see that they need to pull their heads out of their asses, that the head pulling that needs to be done is yours.

In other news, Mack weighs in on the Villegas story.  Be sure to check out his awesome word-play in the title.

Also, I appear to have dishydrotic eczema.  I didn’t know there was a name for it, but I’m glad to know it.  I wonder if I can use that for an excuse as to why I need to take the rest of the week off.

Not that I need to take the rest of the week off.  But, if I did, I’d totally use dishydrotic eczema as an excuse.

12 thoughts on “How Hot Is It?

  1. there should be a rule that if you can say “dishydrotic eczema” 3 times fast, without screwing it up, you win a week off.

    “It’s hot… and you need a pool!” — sorry, I couldn’t resist…

  2. Thanks… they have kind of wilted and are a bit dilapodated — you should have seen them when they were in all their glory..

    wait, here’s the link:

    I have seeds… and will pass some to you next year after I get the seedlings rocking.

    I should also have some moonflower seed if I am lucky

  3. It’s not as hot as it was yesterday, you know.

    Beth, do you grow veggies as well as flowers?

  4. nm, my veggies this year are limited to roma tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. Although I’ll be planting string beans here shortly. My garden spot is limited.

    I intersperse my veggies in with plants — I do it the old school way as talked about on NPT’s Volunteer Garden show. Nerd alert!

  5. What kind of string beans? I’ve been growing asparagus beans the past couple of years and I’m getting bored with the taste. I’m looking for bean recommendations for next year, especially heirloom varieties.

  6. they’re called “rattlesnake beans” and my grandmother plants them every late July/early August — they run up trellis type structures and yield a rather large crop from just a few plants normally

    They’re awesome, especially cooked to death with bacon — I try to eat healthy now, but bacon grease in my beans/turnip greens is my weakness.

    Asparagus beans, I’m not familiar… elaborate…

  7. Oh, those are the long Chinese type bean. Some are shown here. You can cook them whole, or trim them into string-bean sized pieces. I bought some seeds at the store a couple of years ago, on a whim, and had a bumper crop. I saved the seeds and replanted this year, and they are doing very prolifically (if that’s a word) but the variety I have doesn’t taste like all that much.

    Rattlesnake beans? Do you eat them in the pod or shell and dry them?

  8. Rattlesnake beans are the snap bean variety. You snap them into inch long pieces and cook them – they’re like regular green beans, or a variety thereof. You snap them and then cook them – or you can freeze or can them.

    Those asparagus beans look gnarly… can you spare some seed perhaps? I’ll trade you some variety of flower or something…?

    p.s. as to not hi-jack Aunt B’s blog here with veggie/plant talk, B has my email — perhaps that’s a better forum for nerdy plant talk :-)

  9. I too have dishydrotic eczema. On my fingers mostly, but it just recently appeared along the edges of my feet. Awesome. Now that you mention it, I might use that as an excuse to take the rest of the week off.

  10. I’ve gotten it between my toes before. That is the least fun place to have it, I believe, because you can’t run around barefoot until it goes away. But, yeah, edges of feet would be a close second.

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