Qualified Condition

November 8, 2008

Why is the Environment So Needy?

Filed under: Non Sequiters for $500 Alex — qualifiedcondition @ 11:18 pm


Not long ago I had a conversation with my landlord about the yard and how the landscaper dudes kept breaking the sprinkler heads so that they gushed like little yard-geysers.  It ended with me being responsible for yard care and getting to carve a little off the rent. Badical!  Doing a little yard work every now and then is such a great way to be outside and do something quiet and, dare I say, contemplative.

When we ordered the lawn mower and weed whacker I decided to go with the electric models because I am a bleeding heart environmentalist who is obsessed with pleasing this ever-needy environment of ours.  At the time I did not realize that electric mowers work like vacuum cleaners–you plug them in and then scoot around trying not to run over the cord (because when you run over the cord with a device that spins sharp blades real fast you tend to get electrocuted and dead, or at least you have to go buy a new cord).  Add to this shrubs that are peppered all over the place, like so many end tables and chairs, and you’ve got a serious pain in the crab grass. (Man, that sounded gross, sorry).

The grass is cut now.  I hope that the next earth-friendly decision that I make involves ice cream.



  1. I’m pretty sure the real environmentally friendly version of the mower is this guy: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_07137610000P

    Comment by xie — November 9, 2008 @ 1:46 am

  2. you know… this could have been a full on lifestyle choice wardrobe included.

    Comment by bolig — November 9, 2008 @ 4:13 am

  3. Interesting Read! Very detailed blog,thanks for sharing

    Comment by esmeralda Tassin — November 13, 2008 @ 8:14 pm

  4. I curse my electric mower and live in constant fear of and resignation to the day I slice into the cord.

    Comment by Ryan — November 14, 2008 @ 7:49 am

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