The weather has been so nice lately, but alas we had a strong dandelion invasion. Literally tons of them popped up out of nowhere, like an army storming our lawn—hundreds of those little yellow dastardly things.
Seriously. When I looked out in the backyard all I could see was a sea of yellow helmets, just waiting to turn into blow-balls. Normally, I’d be OK with any type of ball blowing. (Sign me up.) But I knew this sea of banana colored soldiers would turn into nothing remotely close to fun. (Even the stray thought of rolling around naked in them wasn’t doing much for me, as the seeds would get stuck in my hairy bits) My first thought was Google. Look for natural ways to get rid of the enemy. 1) Pull them out by manually. They just laughed at me from the yard. “We’re gonna wear your hands out! Rookie! Our green blood will stain your palms and hurt your fingers, then what will you do for recreation! Ha Ha Ha!”
I grabbed a small shovel (not wanting to be mocked by a weed) and went after the first one. By the time it was over I had a hole in my yard, and a root about a foot long! Now repeat times 400… not happening. 2) Vinegar and dish soap— all natural. (we have a lot of wildlife, and a dog, and I like small furry things) On further reading, it only seemed to help after you’d ripped the main part of the weed out: You were to pour it into the hole on the remaining root. 400… times… why not mix a little oil in and make yourself a big fucking salad? Thank you nature, I appreciate spending enormous amounts of time dressing you. Perhaps you’d like some croutons as well? Screw it. I don’t have time for this. “I will go to the big box hardware store and look at every weed killer on the shelf till I can find something safe for pets.” I told myself. More on this later.
The Witcher 3, the Wild Hunt
Whenever I need some stress relief, or too tired to write or do much of anything else, I turn to my old friend. The video game. For those of you who have played the Witcher 3, The Wild Hunt, you know of it’s sheer awesomeness. It’s an action role playing game. The visuals are wonderful. (Refer to the prior picture. No dandelions) The story is excellent, and somewhat adult in places. There’s so much to be said, and others have said it better. If you play games, and you still haven’t played the Witcher 3, do yourself a favor… and buy it.
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