Thanks for all the great responses to our GAINING GROUND GIVEAWAY! We’ll be sending out a few signed copies of Forrest’s great book to some very lucky winners. Rakdad provided the best, albeit unprintable, caption. Suffice to say it had something to do with cigs not stunting the growth of a part of the anatomy, represented by a certain domesticated fowl.
When I was growing up in the burbs, my family grew exactly two things. Onion grass, which I was instructed to pull by hand on sweltering Saturday mornings and pile high into a rusty wheelbarrow, and mint, which grew in a huge bush beside the garage. And on warm summer nights, my dad would send me out to pick a few fresh mint leaves that he would promptly dunk into his gin and tonic(s).
My gardening skills never progressed beyond a patio tomato plant on a New York rooftop. But I think famers are swell, and no food taste quite as good as food you grow yourself.
Does anyone have any good rules, tips, or advice about farming, gardening, or growing food? Send them my way, I’d love to share. We could all use a green thumb.
In the five years or so since I created this site, I have not run a single advertisement or product endorsement, but If you will allow the interruption, today I would like to draw your attention to Pierrepont Hicks, a tie and apparel company out of Minnesota.
Not only do they make swell ties, the proprietors are terrific people who I consider dear friends. I encourage you to check out their SS13 lookbook for the Spring Summer collection of neckwear, in which I proudly wear a few of the styles available now on their website. It’s not too early to pick up some great cotton ties for the coming warm weather. In fact, it’s highly encouraged.
Will I dig the same things that turn me on as a kid?
Will I look back and say that I wish I hadn’t done what I did? Will I joke around and still dig those sounds When I grow up to be a man?
Will I look for the same things in a woman that I dig in a girl? (fourteen fifteen) Will I settle down fast or will I first wanna travel the world? (sixteen seventeen) Now I’m young and free, but how will it be When I grow up to be a man?
Oooooo Ooooooo Oooooooo Will my kids be proud or think their old man is really a square? (eighteen nineteen) When they’re out having fun yeah, will I still wanna have my share? (twenty twenty-one) Will I love my wife for the rest of my life When I grow up to be a man?
What will I be when I grow up to be a man? (twenty-two twenty-three) Won’t last forever (twenty-four twenty-five) It’s kind of sad (twenty-six twenty-seven) Won’t last forever (twenty-eight twenty-nine) It’s kind of sad (thirty thirty-one) Won’t last forever (thirty-two …)
*John Hughes wrote the following fifteen movies in a seven year span: Mr. Mom, Vacation, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, European Vacation, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller, Some Kind of Wonderful, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, She’s Having a Baby, The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, Christmas Vacation, and Home Alone.