Saturday, May 31, 2008

The pile is dead

14 comments:

Eebie said...

Amazing how many posts you milked out of a pile of woodchips...

Freida Bee said...

Bye, pile.

Coaster Punchman said...

And that would be your accomplice in the wood-chipper?

Mob said...

Yay! I did enjoy the 'front lawn held hostage' eleven day drama, but I'm glad that it's over.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

This calls for a drink, I think!

Wren said...

And the ramshackle compound looks pretty darned nice, too! Good on ya, Bubs. I hope you're enjoying a cold one.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Long live the pile.

Mnmom said...

Ah crap, Dr. Monkey stole my line!!

Bubs - I've been thinking that since you like Tom Waits, you'd like Greg Brown too. A Good Iowan.

Bubs said...

MnMom, I'm intrigued. Tell me more about Greg Brown?

Dr MVM, that was going to be my opening line after the post title. Well done. The pile does, in fact, live on in a far friendlier and more useful way.

Wren, thanks. Yesterday was the first mint julep of summer now that enough of our mint has grown in.

Barbara, my thoughts exactly. See above.

Mob, no kidding.

CP, I'll never talk.

Frieda, it should be two years now before I have to go through this again.

Eebie, I could've been even more shameless, really. This could easily have been a 5 or 6 post event.

SkylersDad said...

Sniff... I feel like I really came to know and love the pile!

Mnmom said...

Check out Greg Brown here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=jK0-bOdXIHs&feature=related
There aren't many good videos of him there.

He's a fab folk guy - got his start in Iowa City and soon rightly rocketed on. His stuff from the 70's and 80's is my favorite - thick deep voice, perfect acoustic guitar, talented songwriter.

I danced with my father at my wedding to his song "The Iowa Waltz"

Bubs said...

Oh, I know him! MizBubs' dad is a bluegrass and folk musician (her family is from Iowa) and I remember him playing that song for us a few years ago. I'll have to go find some more by Mr. Brown.

Thanks!

Jewgirl said...

Not a one left, huh? Damn, child, you are no joke when it comes to de-wood-chipping :)

Writeprocrastinator said...

So that's why the uptight old man across the street is dancing.