Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Pawlenty vs. The Lawn Nazi
I was cleaning out the photos in my camera and found two that I had every intention of posting sooner but never got around to it. The first is presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty who swung through town and whom a buddy of mine and I went to listen too. Of course most of what he said made me feel warm and fuzzy but I don't think many things would ever come true should he actually make it to the oval office. I live in a very liberal hot spot on the map of Iowa so it wasn't a surprise that there wasn't very many people there to hear him. I refrained from shaking his hand by sneaking out the back when the speech was done (mostly to get back to work since I was on an early lunch break) so my record of shaking hands with candidates who later become president is still at 100%.
This photo shows two things. First the Lawn Nazi who lives across the street is out for his morning cleaning routine where he picks up all the dog poop left behind by inconsiderate dog walkers using the sidewalk and cleaning the edge of the road next to the curb. All my uphill neighbors love to mow their lawn and spew the clippings out into the street where they wash down to the area of the curb along the Lawn Nazi's lawn. If he would just wait for another rain (something we haven't seen in a month and a half here at the time of the photo) it would just wash on down to the storm drain but he prefers to scoop it up at least once a week. The second thing this photo shows is my lawn which was also last mowed sometime in June and by the looks of it, probably won't need mowed again until next spring. Although I would like some rain, I am not going to complain about the condition of my lawn. It's too hot to go out on it and do anything anyway.