I hate to say this…


but I imagine men all over the world were disappointed when the Brazilian (women) beach volleyball team wore full body suits because of the cold weather, instead of the insane bikini bottoms – how on earth you play volleyball in the sand in an itty bitty bikini bottom is beyond me – the men get to wear board shorts.  The full body suits actually made the game better for me because I wasn’t distracted– obsessing about all that sand in the vulnerable parts.

Seriously – I know why men watch, I get it.  Men are such visual creatures.  My husband says the British should have installed space heaters so the women could wear their bikinis.  (Tom… are you listening?  He says you should speak to someone about this.)

I cannot believe how much spam I got on the yellow jacket post – all from critter control companies.  I also can’t believe how much I itch.

Oh… Miss Spider?  She now has four mini-me’s.  Yikes.  I have to bob and weave my way through the garden to water and harvest.  She sent out a spider-gram I guess.

So, now harvesting Japanese eggplant, Italian eggplant, zucchini, ball squash, yellow summer squash, Thai chilies, big old Inferno chilies.  Coming soon– green beans, cucumbers, Ancho chilies, poblano chilies, little round red chilies of indeterminate name, Fresno chilies, sweet Italian peppers, carrots, green-turkey figs.


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14 Responses to I hate to say this…

  1. Amber Skyze says:

    Pretty soon you’ll have an entire family of spiders. :)

  2. Casey Wyatt says:

    Yay! Spider babies. Maybe your spidey should have her own fan club! Yeah, my hubby enjoys beach volleyball too. Hmmm, can’t imagine why!

  3. Penelope says:

    One morning you will open up the back door and……there will be a gigantic 50 foot web stretched across your backyard.

    Good luck with that!

    Your garden sounds awesome. My garden is so covered with weeds I’m not sure I can dig out the good stuff anymore. :^(

  4. Delilah Hunt says:

    Bravo for those Brazilians, choosing functionality over looks. I’ve always thought it was silly how skimpy some athletes dress. I guess spider babies, mean your spider came back. Yippee. I’m glad she wasn’t hurt. And your post reminded me that I should start watching some of those Olympic games.

  5. Yay, Delilah! I think they were just freezing. You can’t play if you’re muscles are tight because you’re so cold! Glad you had a fun vacation.

  6. I’ve had no time to watch the Olympics but I’m sure you are right.
    Aww on the spider..She is bringing you a family..

  7. Yes, Pen, I’m sort of seeing it. Maybe Stephen King was writing about my spider? My garden… this is why I had a contractor build me raised beds. The weeds were driving me nuts!

  8. Casey – every husband and son and brother and uncle loves beach volleyball. It’ a man-thing! I spend the entire match wondering how the women keep those bottoms on.

  9. Well, Amber, she’ll probably eat her mate. :P

  10. She caught a bee this morning, Savannah. Now if she could only catch every single yellow jacket in California!

  11. Tom Stronach says:

    LMFAO Do you know what, and I know this is going to be met by howls of derision but, I HAVE NEVER EVER watched beach volley ball. Don’t get me wrong. Ishbel has quite deliberately let me walk smack bang into a lamp column or a wall when out walking and the sight of a gorgeous scantily clad young lady has distracted me, in fact they don’t have to be scantily clad, just stunningly good looking is enough to make me wander, but no, I have never seen any beach volleyball scantily clad or otherwise…

    And hey, again as Ishbel will tell you, when she is whingeing it’s too cold I am saying, great summer this, just the way I like it, at 10 degrees LoL Chalk and cheese

  12. So Ishbel is happy with the unitards? Cuz I am! I heard you Brits had a fit about the unsexy shapes of your own beach volleyball team. I watched their video – very muscular women.
    I like it cold as well, but you have had some serious cold this summer.

  13. Charlee says:

    I’ve actually seen beach volleyball, with bikinis and sand, live on a beach in England. Those Olympians are just in it to win it. Good grief. LOL.

    Your harvest sounds yum. I want to be eating at your table for the foreseeable future. Nom, nom, nom.

  14. Hey Charlee – putting a picture of today’s harvest on tomorrow’s post. I could not play in those bikinis. Yow!