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diaries for April 2018 - now shipping!

tcr! · May 16, 2018 at 10:34 am

diaries for April 2018

This month I’m featuring dessert.

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#photos #diariesmagazine #forsale

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Mona · May 16, 2018 at 6:41 pm

No key lime bomb?

Kelly K · May 16, 2018 at 8:24 pm

That is the key lime bomb, Mona.

Mona · May 16, 2018 at 8:35 pm

You are right! NVM.

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Paula Sue · May 16, 2018 at 7:51 pm

I actually had a Key Lime Bomb on Sunday. I ate it all. I am not ashamed.

tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2018 at 11:13 pm

You had no choice really.

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heylinda heylinda · May 17, 2018 at 6:04 am

Gorgeous

tcr! tcr! · May 17, 2018 at 8:57 am

Thank you!

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Momma J Momma J · Jun 14, 2018 at 5:51 pm

Desserts are my favorite food except for lasagna

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Dandelions taking over the world

tcr! · May 16, 2018 at 8:31 am

Dandelions taking over the world

Would it be wrong to spray my neighbor’s yard with dandelion killer? It’s probably on sale… πŸ€”

#photos #allislost

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domo vitek · May 16, 2018 at 8:52 am

Omg. SAME HERE! It irks me that we painstakingly weed and garden only to watch our neighbors lawn morph into yellow shag. Grrrr

tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2018 at 9:33 am

I leave them alone in nature but not in my yard. I used to feel bad about spraying them and would be out pulling them up one by one. But the next door neighbor, OMG. Her whole lawn is like that. Imagine wading through dandelions at any point while out in the yard. They take over the whole world.

keamoose keamoose · May 16, 2018 at 10:49 am

Instead of spraying, you can use a flamethrower. All you have to do is dry out the leaves; it’s not necessary to set the neighbour’s entire lawn on fire… but I mean, that would get rid of the dandelions. And maybe the surrounding houses.
https://wtop.com/garden-plot/2013/04/garden-plot-torch-those-dandelions-goodbye/

tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2018 at 11:01 am

Maybe I’ll flame thrower them after their initial spring onslaught is over. Just based on my experience with them though, the taproots will hang around no matter what you do to the leaves or flowers.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 17, 2018 at 12:43 am

You’re on the right track and I’m glad to see tcr is coming on board. The real solution though is carpet bombing. Some Napalm and a little 50 caliber covering fire should get you started. Can’t let these agri-terrorists get a foot-hold. Agent Orange will prove very effective at the end of your initial encounter.

tcr! tcr! · May 17, 2018 at 9:01 am

Agri-terrorists are just as bad as the bohemians on the south side of Cedar Rapids.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 17, 2018 at 9:27 am

!!!

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 17, 2018 at 9:50 am

Apropos to nothing will do for an introduction to my pathological need to quote “The Princess Bride”:
Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - the most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia” - but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line”! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 17, 2018 at 10:00 am

“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
—-Hunter S. Thompson
I like this so much I’m gonna have to add it to my page. This will do as good as any other advice on how to handle Trump today.

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keamoose keamoose · May 16, 2018 at 9:22 am

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about leaving the dandelions to feed bees.

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Dixon · May 16, 2018 at 10:45 am

I am a beekeeper and also have well for drinking water. I choose not to poison the bees or the water my family drinks, sorry, not sorry. Lol

tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2018 at 10:58 am

Yep, I don’t blame you being a bee keeper with a well and all.

danweiler · May 17, 2018 at 8:33 pm

But would you spray the yard next to travis?

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sara sara · May 16, 2018 at 10:46 am

She wouldn’t have any yard left if you sprayed them all. Maybe just the ones by your fence. πŸ˜•

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tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2018 at 11:22 am

Just to put this out there for those inquiring publicly and privately: I wouldn’t actually spray her whole yard with weed killer. If you’re new here, it’s funny. But I do think about it and curse under my breath when she’s got a yard full of bloom that’s blowing over into my yard. I’m not sure if it’s obvious by my picture but her dandelions are of epidemic proportion. There isn’t grass over there, only dandelions and other weeds.

In the Spring they’ll take over my half my yard in a matter of days. I only resorted to spraying after 6+ years of trying to keep up with digging them by hand, etc. If ya’ll think I can dump corn meal on them and be done, I’ll gladly pay you to tend to my yard with natural remedies so long as they actually work against the sheer volume of dandelions I’m talking about. And it doesn’t cost me a small fortune for the hours you’d be putting in.

So yeah, I have no problem with occasionally spraying and spot-checking the dandelions because I’m not dealing with a simple foe here. And I have loads of other flowers (cone, milkweed, pansies, periwinkle, magnolia, daffodils, etc.) to feed the bees and butterflies.

keamoose keamoose · May 16, 2018 at 11:24 am

I hope people didn’t think I was advocating setting the lawn and surrounding houses on fire either….

tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2018 at 11:29 am

Oh, they were. “She wants you to burn down the whole damn town!!”

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sara sara · May 16, 2018 at 11:25 am

You should definitely post a picture of her whole yard to give everyone a better understanding. “Epidemic proportions,” is not an exaggeration.

tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2018 at 11:30 am

Good idea!

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Mona · May 16, 2018 at 11:56 am

I am a firm believer in “accidentally” spraying an 8 foot border around my lawn.

tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Nice :)

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Laurie · May 16, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Don’t kill them! Leave them for honey bees.

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Kris HB · May 16, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Make a salad πŸŒΏπŸƒπŸ₯—

tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2018 at 3:19 pm

For two hundred? There’s seriously enough dandelions over there for me to feed all of Texas.

keamoose keamoose · May 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Invite 200 bees!

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Dixon · May 16, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Make dandelion wine!!!

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Kelly K · May 16, 2018 at 6:02 pm

Number 10 million & 1 why I live in a condo! No yard issues. However I was just griping to a friend last night that the yard diagonally across from my condo building has tons of dandelions that are 3 feet tall.
I say spray away! At least in the parameter of your lawn.

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Wilkins · May 16, 2018 at 6:10 pm

Scott’s works wonders

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DH · May 16, 2018 at 10:12 pm

Just take round up and run across the lawn in the middle of the night in imcohesive patterns. It will look like nature wanted to send a message….

tcr! tcr! · May 17, 2018 at 9:03 am

Now this is the best idea yet!!

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danweiler · May 17, 2018 at 8:29 pm

I say, do it! Doing them a favor

danweiler · May 17, 2018 at 8:35 pm

Or maybe they could try mowing? Just a thought

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tcr! tcr! · May 18, 2018 at 10:36 am

The bees definitely have plenty…
https://tcrbang.com/a/speaking_of_dandelions/

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The Bleak Engineers - Introspecto pink 7 inch

tcr! · May 15, 2018 at 10:22 pm

The Bleak Engineers Introspecto pink 7 inch

Zombierella has got a new band in case you haven’t been following along. Definitely listen to Introspecto if you like music like I do. And you should. πŸ˜‰

Get yours: The Bleak Engineers - Introspecto pink 7”. They’re limited edition, peeps!


In related news, I never knew I lived in ETATS-UNIS. πŸ€”

Etats-Unis censored

#photos #thebleakengineers #vinyl

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Push by Matchbox Twenty

tcr! · May 15, 2018 at 7:06 pm

Peeps, here’s your i-wanna-take-you-for-granted Tuesday 90s jam.

Because I don’t know why you ever would lie to me.

#musicvideos #matchboxtwenty

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Cat and a fresh pair of black pants

tcr! · May 15, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Cat and a fresh pair of black pants

Cat, you the whole reason I got to use the damn lint roller in the first place πŸ™„

#photos #cats #thestruggleisreal

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Peeps, get your blue skies and sunny days on

tcr! · May 15, 2018 at 4:33 pm

Peeps get your blue skies and sunny days on

It’s gorgeous outside.

#photos #blueskies

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 15, 2018 at 4:37 pm

It’s been pouring rain off and on all day in Springfield.

tcr! tcr! · May 15, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Yep, we got the rain all last weekend

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 15, 2018 at 4:56 pm

I actually love the storms. Me and E stood outside last night and watched the T-storms coming in. Very windy and dark.

tcr! tcr! · May 15, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Atta boy

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May 14th, 2018 at 7:44:30 pm

tcr! · May 14, 2018 at 7:44 pm

Sometimes I see Maggie wearing an old shirt or whatever and I think to myself that maybe we should retire that garment.

But some pieces I know she likes because she wears them near regularly.

But then again when I see a particularly tattered pair of leggings, for example, come down the laundry shute I inadvertently drop them into the black hole abyss where they’re never to be seen or heard from again.

Nobody tell her this. If she ever becomes a social media archaeologist she’ll find out all on her own.

I also sometimes wonder if my parents had their own version of the laundry blackhole.

#maggie

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May 14th, 2018 at 4:38:53 pm

tcr! · May 14, 2018 at 4:38 pm

Is it just me or do other drivers get on your nerves when you’re following them and then they come to an almost complete stop when they turn right?

“Sure, go ahead and bring the WHOLE WORLD TO A COMPLETE STOOOOOP.”

πŸ˜…πŸ™„ #trafficnews

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Peace out, Margot Kidder

tcr! · May 14, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Margot Kidder in Superman sweatshirt

Margot Kidder, ‘Superman’ Actress, Dies at 69

Margot Kidder, the actress best known for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the original “Superman” films, died at age 69.

I was in love with her for much of my youth… 😒

#rip #margotkidder

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Lily of the Valley all rainy like this morning

tcr! · May 14, 2018 at 11:48 am

Lily of the Valley all rainy like this morning

β˜”οΈ #photos #flowers

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Momma J Momma J · May 14, 2018 at 1:42 pm

They smell so good!

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2018 at 4:35 pm

They sure do!

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flood · May 15, 2018 at 2:53 pm

My grandmother’s favorite

tcr! tcr! · May 15, 2018 at 3:27 pm

I love them but I have a feeling they’re going to take over the world, starting with my front porch.

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πŸŽ™ Listen now β†’