07/18/2013 § 18 Comments
I am a beautiful plant with a horrible name. I’m a “Streptocarpus.” If I had a dollar for every time that someone asked, “Isn’t that a dangerous bacteria?”, I’d be a billionaire. No, that’s Streptococcus. I’m seriously thinking of having my name legally changed to “Stradivarius.” Just once it would be nice to hear someone ask, “Isn’t that a famous violin?” It would be music to my ears.
Streptocarpus “Bristol’s Sally Mander” Click here to see the Flickr photostream of my entire collection.
07/16/2013 § 8 Comments
WOW! That wasn’t a rainstorm, it was a deluge. I won’t have to apply moisturizers for the rest of my life! Are you OK? Here I am going on about hydration, and you could be unconscious for all I know. Are you OK? If you can’t talk, send me a message through our stem cells.
Blog milestone: July 15, 2013–Gained 400th follower. Thanks, Raluca, of
A Stairway to Fashion.
06/25/2013 § 8 Comments
Just HOW did the term “shrinking” EVER get associated with the term “violet”? It implies that we’re shy, don’t want attention, and would run from danger. I, for one, am NOT that kind of violet. I’m an in-your-face, attention-grabbing, high-risk-taking violet. I eat bugs for breakfast. Use the term around ME and you risk an eye for a “shy” and a tooth for the truth!