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Old 08-27-08, 09:20 PM
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great, I give you info to nurse them back to health, and do I get a rose, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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this thread is going downhill fast.
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jsharr is displaying the symptoms of Plano-Richardson syndrome. 2/3 the adult population there relies on lithium-based supplements.
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this thread is going downhill fast.
this thread went downhill with post #1
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Old 08-28-08, 06:55 AM
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Old 08-28-08, 07:18 AM
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I'm telling you you really need to just cut your losses with those sad frue frue roses and git you some real manly roses. Wild roses.



I took this picture standing on my tippy toes with my arm extended fully as high as I could. Note the dagger-like thorns. Plus this bush was like part of a wall of such bushes. You plant a hedge of this stuff around your property you will not have any trouble keeping the neighbors animals off your lawn.



Here is a close up of the flowers. Nice but not too showy. Also they provide rose hips for the birds.
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Old 09-01-08, 10:45 PM
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whoot - planted more Texas/Silverado sage. Been feeding those stupid rose bushes and they are getting more green (not yellow).
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Sorry, macho boys, but....

My dad was a converted farmboy; knew plants, flowers, natural herbs, etc, and anyone who doubted his manhood would have to answer to his four sons and daughter. He could pick up the back of a tractor barehanded, carry a railroad tie by himself, and expertly prune a rosebush. As can my Vietnam-vet, horticulturist bro-in-law.

FYI, none of us need a card to prove our manhood; we have d!cks that work -- just ask our wives.
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Old 09-02-08, 10:03 AM
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You can also make rose hip jam with the wild rose hips, if you don't spray them with insecticides. It's nummy; lots of vitamin C, great on toast or with crackers and a tray of cheeses and a nice red wine.

You need a lot of them, though, and it's best freeze them first to soften the hip, otherwise you will spend hours boiling them just to soften them.
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Old 09-02-08, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ATAC49er View Post
Sorry, macho boys, but....

My dad was a converted farmboy; knew plants, flowers, natural herbs, etc, and anyone who doubted his manhood would have to answer to his four sons and daughter. He could pick up the back of a tractor barehanded, carry a railroad tie by himself, and expertly prune a rosebush. As can my Vietnam-vet, horticulturist bro-in-law.

FYI, none of us need a card to prove our manhood; we have d!cks that work -- just ask our wives.
too much protesting....what you hiding?
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You claim to have lost your man card. However we are going to need some evidence that you had one to begin with. You can start by giving us list of your power tools.
Good point. But there's another I haven't seen mentioned.

You don't turn in your man card when you buy a house; you get it modified. You obviously haven't read the manual.

Rule 1: For each project you undertake, you are entitled to a new tool. Must be somehow related to the project at hand, of course, but that's never been a problem for me!

Gardening? Electric or power trimmer/pruner/chainsaw. Regular chainsaw. Tiller.

Is there fencing involved in creating this garden? Power (compound) miter saw. Table saw. Circular saw. Cordless power tool kit (4 or 5 in one kit), power nailer etc.

Every project! In fact it's required to maintain the man card until you posses a full shops worth of tools and equipment.
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Old 09-02-08, 01:30 PM
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A couple observations...

(1) A guy with a football is not necessarily a Tom Brady, a guy with a Makita 18-volt hammer drill is not necessarily a man.

(2) Whoever dies with the most tools does not win. He probably spent most of his weekends working on the "honey-doo" list, like putting up new curtains, rather than enjoying epic rides.
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Old 09-02-08, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
...You don't turn in your man card when you buy a house; you get it modified...

Rule 1: For each project you undertake, you are entitled to a new tool. Must be somehow related to the project at hand, of course, but that's never been a problem for me!...
Speaking of, I used to get giftcards to Performance or REI for my birthday. Now that my wife and I have a house, I get HOME DEPOT GIFTCARDS. Sure, I like tools and all, but geez, if I bought my wife a Sears giftcard for a toaster, there'd be heck to pay!
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Old 09-02-08, 01:42 PM
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Pshaw, you haven't lived until you have your own cement mixer and backhoe. Not that anyone would let me use them of course...

Actually, we had a tree fall across the road in front of our office and it was after hours, so our backhoe operator had already gone home, so, being the only one with a clue how to use a backhoe, I fired that sucker up, and pushed it off the road. I can tell you, backhoes are addictive. They nearly had to call out the local militia to get me out of the cab once I got started...
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Old 09-02-08, 01:43 PM
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Man, I love Home Depot now. Another perspective that's changed since buying a home.
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My wife and I religiously use our American Express Rewards points to buy HD gift cards, as they will give you $100 for 10,000 points. Most other retailers give $50 per 10,000 pts.
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Dude, no way you lost the man card. Unless you're now wearing tight low rider pants and talking with a lisp about your yard. You're making the home yours now. I've done all the interior of our house except the bedroom. Installed the hardwood, tile and laminate floors. Picked all the colors of the floors and walls. Designed most of the exterior/yard stuff too. Wife is happy to point out all the stuff to her chick friends. Gets them all jealous. Says it makes me even sexier to her.
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Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
too much protesting....what you hiding?
Nope, not hiding...had it up to HERE *about a foot over head* with the 'manliness' scale. 25 years of hearing this tripe; started out with "Real Men Don't eat Quiche" way back when.... It was tongue-in-cheek humor back then, but too many mouth-breathers have embraced the line of 'thought' as gospel.

There's a simple philosophy here: at no time, in no way, shape, or form do i need to prove my manhood to another man. There is only ONE person on the planet who needs that proof, and I haven't met her yet; "her" would be the woman I will grow old with.
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Old 09-03-08, 05:15 AM
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you realize this whole thread, and the reason I started it, was tongue in cheek humor also right? Just a commentary on how your focus and perspective becomes different with major life changes.
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Originally Posted by ATAC49er View Post
...There's a simple philosophy here: at no time, in no way, shape, or form do i need to prove my manhood to another man. There is only ONE person on the planet who needs that proof, and I haven't met her yet; "her" would be the woman I will grow old with.
Wow, what will your wife say when she reads that?



...Sorry...dumb joke.
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Pshaw, you haven't lived until you have your own cement mixer and backhoe....
You mean... that's... possible?
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Man, I love Home Depot now. Another perspective that's changed since buying a home.
On a more serious note, I have developed a Hank Hill-sized aversion to HD and Lowes. The only "+" for me is that you can return anything - I knew a guy who broke a new $400 vanity because he was sloppy and they actually took it back!

I recently started going to a local chain called "Pleasant's Hardware". Prices are close enough, and they have almost all the tools, cleaners, paint supplies, etc. that the big box stores have (sans the selection of lumber windows, appliances, carpet, etc.) in 20% of the space. I mean, did you ever try to find mailbox numbers or tape in HD? They have multiple selections in multiple parts of the store!
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This one's for ravenmore:
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A girl once asked me to give her twelve inches and make it hurt. I had to make love to her 3 times and then punch her in the nose.
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Originally Posted by hanshananigan View Post
You mean... that's... possible?
Yeah, but it really isn't just for the home anymore, if you catch my drift. It is sort of hard to justify a backhoe just to do the raised beds...
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Yeah, but it really isn't just for the home anymore, if you catch my drift. It is sort of hard to justify a backhoe just to do the raised beds...
But it's not impossible to justify is it.
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