Sits With Remote wrote:
In chive news, I'm extremely disappointed to announce there is no chive news. They have now been in their pot a week and a half. If anyone has any data on chive germination it can only be of value.
For successful germination, chive seeds require darkness, constant moisture and a temperature of 60 to 70 degrees F for best results. Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep in pots or flats; germination will occur in 2-3 weeks. Transplant seedlings to the garden when they are 4 weeks old.
Food wise, was shop pizza, with extras... including, would you adam and eve it, black pudding? Delicious.
Shampooed the carpets. How fucking mundane is that? Although we did hire the machine from a very nice man whom we may meet again in some context! (He has dogs, too.)
I bought a lottery ticket. Dunno why. I should have spent the money on Compound W (small blemish on my elbow), or possibly, in getting software to work on here, so that I can see what I am actually typing instead of it being hidden BY FUCKING ADVERTS.
I should have done that. I always was under the impression that relatively healthy middle-aged adults don't need that and would be taking a scarce resource unnecessarily, but a guy I met who studies infectious diseases told me that he thinks it really shouldn't even be optional (not quite, but he suggested that people die because we don't all get flu shots, or somesuch.)
24 Jan 2013 10:58 - 24 Jan 2013 11:08#754625by Sits
WOM wrote: For successful germination, chive seeds require darkness, constant moisture and a temperature of 60 to 70 degrees F for best results. Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep in pots or flats; germination will occur in 2-3 weeks. Transplant seedlings to the garden when they are 4 weeks old.
Ah, thanks WOM that would help explain it.
(a) they are in daylight
(b) average temperatures have been 70-80F lately
(c) it's not been 2-3 weeks yet
24 Jan 2013 15:04 - 24 Jan 2013 15:06#754776by Gerontophile
The reason I asked, is because I am in an 'at risk' category, so get notification, and first go, on any serum (or whatever the word is), available. But generally, by November at the latest, everyone gets the option.
There didn't seem to be a massive 'flu outbreak here, last year (lots of people claiming they had the norovirus, including me, and I possibly did - whatever it was, it was not pretty).
Yeah, I had the option earlier, but was lazy. Our health services department has really been cajoling us to get shots, though, as many students, faculty, and staff have been staying home ill, so I finally did the right thing.
24 Jan 2013 17:27 - 24 Jan 2013 17:27#754882by treibeis
I just discovered that, in "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em", Frank Spencer said, "Oooh, Betty" once and once only.
A mate of mine is turning fifty tomorrow. If I fail to find the present I intend to give him (a pair of gentleman's sock suspenders; it was his wife's idea), I'm going to give him the above snippet of information instead.
A few days ago I tidied the top of my clothes drawer and left it completely clear, apart from my phone charger and Swatch watches. I didn't know beforehand whether this would make it easier to pick which one to wear or not, and even now I'm undecided. I've thought about wearing each of them in turn which would take away the dilemma of picking, but that comes with a couple of drawbacks. 1. I might have to wear the wrong watch for the wrong occasion (my Swatch scuba for a funeral for eg) and 2. I might turn into my Grandad (my Grandma once told him to put on his best shirt for a meal out, and he replied he couldn't "because it isn't its turn".) So for the time being I'm just wearing what feels right, while trying to give each of them a turn every now and again.