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After work, we went to meet Justin at Vinny's, but I left my gift certificate at home, so we just grabbed Taco Bell on the way home for cheap. Justin and I organized the Scripted Failures and Letters from Home mp3s, concepts, and demos. Then we all watched Superbad, which was great, quite funny. I see it as kind of what the American Pie movies should've been. Then we watched some viral videos prompted by the most recent South Park and I was getting tired, so I went to bed around 1.


Thought Alex wanted to record for his demo reel, so I gave him a call, and it turns out that he couldn't, but I went over to hang out anyway. He and Renée were playing N+. After a little while, Renée let me play for her, and Alex and I lost track of time and ended up playing for like three hours straight. Renée made us delicious tuna salad sandwiches for lunch and pork roast, sweet potatoes, and cabbage for dinner. When I got home, Megan and I watched a little TV before going to sleep. Our DVR is still acting strangely, but at least we can get it to work if we spend enough time fiddling with it (read: unplugging and plugging back in the HDMI cable).


Sunday morning, we woke up late and went to get some lunch. On the way out, I noticed how badly the yard looked. It was crazy the way it was fine one day and the next day, it was embarrassingly tall. When we returned, I got out the lawnmower and tried to awaken it from its 7-month hibernation. It was reluctant, but eventually it came around. I only had 3/4 of a tank's worth of gas, so I did the front yard first while Megan did the laundry. It took, Megan said, under an hour to cut the front, but it felt like two hours. When I was finished, I was about to die. I gotta get used to mowing again. I went inside and made some Gatorade to replenish my body's electrolytes. I decided to wait and do the backyard tomorrow, but Megan was adamant about getting it done today, so she went out to do it. I came out and pulled up all the dead weeds and sticks I could find, and then took care of a couple of fire ant hills. It took a few hours, but the backyard is respectable. Now comes the challenge: to keep this up. I'm going to mow once a week I've decided. Every Saturday or Sunday I'm going to mow, whether it's too tall or not. And this coming weekend, I'm going to lay pre-emergent so the crabgrass doesn't take over. I also think I'm gonna borrow my dad's van and haul some mulch from the Botanical Gardens. I hate yard work, oh so much.


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Apr. 7th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
hey! i actually read something interesting about mowing in this old house, and i thought i'd pass it along. perhaps you already know though...

apparently, in the spring/summer, you are supposed to let your grass remain pretty high (as high as you can stand it without looking too much like a jungle) because the grass shades the weed seeds. therefore, weeds do not come up as often. and when you cut the lawn, don't set your blade on the lowest it can go...so you can maintain the grass' height to keep on shading.

...i hope that made sense.
Apr. 7th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
Interesting... I guess I should be cutting it on a high setting. My dad always told me the first cut of the season should be low so that you make sure and pick up all the dead grass and leaves from last season. We always bag it, though, so there isn't much of that.

I wonder if it matters that most of my yard IS weeds. Will the weeds keep the bermuda from coming up? Cause I know bermuda can't grow in shade.. Grr too many variables..
Apr. 7th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
ah i missed the bermuda part! perhaps it is best to cut it low. i'll try to remember to look and see if they say anything about that. the article might be on their website though too...

haha there are a lot of variables in yard work and gardening :P
Apr. 7th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
I just Googled it and they say cut at the high-end of your grass's "range," which, for Bermuda, appears to be 1/2" - 2", so basically I should cut it at 2" I guess.
Apr. 7th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)

go google again!

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