Sunday, May 3, 2009

BLACK HOLLYHOCKS, et al

If there isn't already, there ought to be a forensic science that studies the structure of the human ear. All those ridges and knobbly bits -- they gotta be at least as unique as fingerprints. Then again, how many criminals leave an ear print on the bloody glass? What? I can't hear you.

After I cut the grass today, a robin swooped down and started sniffing for lunch. She must have rid the lawn of a dozen grubs. Now, if she and her family would just shut the hell up between 5:00 am and 6:30 am, I'd cut the grass more often.

I have a few black hollyhocks that I've been nursing. I love black flowers. As a matter of fact, the black hollyhock is on the Boogaloo coat-of-arms.

I joined FunTrivia last week (under a different name). So far, I'm up to Level 8 and have won three Hourly Contests. Jeopardy, here I come.

If I get the swine flu, I'm going to infect my neighbor. (I mean, what's with all the hammering and banging at seven in the morning on a fucking Saturday?)

Have a nice week. I got shit galore to do.

7 comments:

Woozie said...

Sneeze in his swine flu mask when he's not looking. That always gets 'em.

Anonymous said...

black flowers rock. and those hollyhox r black as any.

--1k

unokhan said...

does that cultivar have a name?

DoctorBoogaloo said...

Woozie: Damned good idea, son.

Anon: Thank you, Uno.

Uno:

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Alcea
Species: A. rosea

But the black ones are another variety. Probably Alcea nigra, or some such thing. (I'm much better with the animal kingdom.)

unokhan said...

u dinnit take that foto di yah doc

http://www.gardenstew.com/about1672.html

this foto seems 2 have been posted yrs ago. ah man, say it aint so

DoctorBoogaloo said...

Uno: You're right.

After I wrote the post, I thought it needed a picture and figured the hollyhocks would be the easiest thing to find.

But mine look exactly the same... or will, in another couple of weeks. They're just starting to honk on again now. (I'll take a picture down the road.)

unokhan said...

well u know the sayin: pix or it dinnit happen ;-)