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Yard, Long Island, Star Wars

Monday, May 23rd, 2005 · 2 Comments

We finally got our lawn situation under control Saturday afternoon, when we spent about four hours raking, weeding, turning over soil, seeding, fertilizing, watering, and roping off our work from passers-by. From what I understand, the key to growing grass is watering often, twice per day until the sprouts begin to appear and daily until the grass is established, according to the seed bag. Lucky for us, it rained all day yesterday and more rain is predicted all week long. The work Saturday was hard and invigorating. I was sore the next day, but in a good, connecting with the Earth and getting something productive done kind of way. Just 48 hours later, I’m already seeing tiny sprouts of grass appearing.

Saturday night we loaded up the dogs and headed to Kinderhook for the evening, in preparation for our Sunday trip to Long Island, where Jen attended Karen’s bridal shower and I saw Star Wars: Episode III with the guys. The trip there on Sunday was quick and painless — about three hours from Kinderhook — but the return trip last night was brutal: It took more than four hours back to Kinderhook, thanks mostly to Long Island traffic heading back into Manhattan, it seemed. Regardless, we got great gas mileage on the trip — just under 28 miles per gallon and about 330 miles on the tank.

I really enjoyed Episode III, despite several scenes that were just way too cheesy for me. When Anakin has completed his transformation into Darth Vader and learns that he killed Padme (so he believes), his screaming “Nooooo!” was just a little too cornball for the new prince of darkness. The movie nicely completed the saga, and my plan now is to watch all the movies in order (I have the other five on DVD).

Trailer for the worst movie ever: The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl. I know it’s a kids’ movie, but are they serious?

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Tags: weekends

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joe V. // May 23, 2005 at 10:16 am

    Be careful with the fertilizer. I heard a study on NPR that said that home fertilizer and pesticide runoff is a major problem in our waterways. I always thought it was just the pig farms that were the big problem….

    Check out this site for a chem-free, healthy lawn.

    Not preaching, btw….I wasn’t aware of this problem, and I thought you might not be, either…

  • 2 Gabe A_nderson // May 23, 2005 at 10:26 am

    I suppose I should have been more specific: We actually used dog- (and I assume) environmentally-friendly herbilizer. 🙂

    Anyway, thanks for the resource, Joe. I wasn’t aware that this was a problem.