8/13/2018

Dating Southern Men: Are Hunters Sexy?

Part of my "growing Southern" experience has been dating a man who enjoys hunting.  I know there are women out there who say they could never date a man who kills animals.  I get it.  But if I had stuck by that dating rule, I would have missed out on getting to know a really nice country boy.    

New rule: I will consider dating a man who kills overpopulated, non-endangered animals.

Keeping the deer population under control is a valuable service to society.  And a willingness to kill spiders is definitely an asset in a man.   

Oh wait, but humans are an overpopulated, non-endangered species.  And I probably want to steer clear of men with homicidal tendencies.  I guess I also draw the line at man who kills perfectly healthy people or sick people with the will to live.  That leaves an assisted-suicide loophole.  

New rule: I will consider dating a man who kills overpopulated, non-endangered animals, excluding most Homo sapiens.

And kittens.  Unless they are terminally ill kittens. But I guess I might be fine with my future partner killing perfectly healthy kittens, if it's a necessary part of his job at the humane society. 

New rule: I will consider dating a man who kills overpopulated, non-endangered animals, excluding most Homo sapiens and kittens.

Oh, but what if a potential date was nearly gored by a white Rhino?  

New rule:  Don't make up stupid dating rules.


5/20/2018

Roses are overrated

I just bought a new house with two large rose bushes in the backyard.  They must die.

My very first post on this blog, over a decade ago, was about my frustration with keeping my roses pest free:
Growing Southern | Garden Blog: Take time to stop and smell the fungicide

I find them too finicky, and apparently the only way to keep them free of pests is to douse them with pesticide.  When you're a lazy and mostly-organic gardener, this is a problem.

To me, these rose bushes are like tacky wallpaper.  They're not my taste and feel outdated.  So it's time to tear them down!