Sunday, June 22, 2008

Holy Toledo

So I'm reviewing those posts I just made, and like, Jesus, look at those motherf-ing zucchini, man! I'm sorry, I am probably the only one who cares about this, but I can't get over it. Look at the first batch of garden photos, the 2nd of the group, below the one with the cage. See in the top left square, those 2 or 3 little leaves? (The suare to the right of it is empty.) Now look at the newer post, the 3rd photo down. This is the same view, you can tell by the phone junction box or whatever that is on the house. Look at the zucchini! It fills up the whole bottom left corner of the photo. Admittedly, there is one of the cousa plants in there too now, but I don't think that's what's responsible for all those leaves. I think those are the original zucchini. (The cousas are behind because I grew them from seed instead of plants.) But srsly, I am in so much trouble. After this summer I probably won't be able to ever eat zucchini again, I'll be so sick of it.

I know, I am the biggest dork ever. It's OK.

In other news, isn't it exciting to run around the house closing the windows when there's a big thunderstorm? I always think so. I know--dork.


Rachel in London said...

More comments on your 'what I'm not reading' sidebar. I love the Andrea Camalieri (sp?) series that begins with the book you're not reading.

I find the translation excellent because it seems to preserve a lot of the Italian feel to the writing while using American English conventions/idioms where they are useful. Have you got to the bit where the under-educated detective shows up? The way his speech patterns are dealt with in the English is one of the best examples of translation of dialect I've ever come across.

I also find them a quick read, so I've never noticed the run-on sentence thing. This is probably why you are a professional editor and I'm not.

Anyway, all this is to say that you should definitely give the book another shot. Ian McEwan I'm not so fond of, so I'd be less upset if you never get back to Atonement.

Snickollet said...

"So I'm reviewing those posts I just made, and like, Jesus, look at those motherf-ing zucchini, man!"

That made me laugh out loud.

Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday!

Ginevra said...

Snick--glad to be of service. :-) Can't wait to see you! I should write a SYTYCD post to tide me over till the actual show. I finally caught up over the weekend.

sarah said...

I actually have a Zucchini Cookbook if you're looking for some new recipes...I love zucchini!