Okay, I was not going to post anything on either of my blogs this week. But having gotten stuck on a short story about a drunken Santa Claus, I hit a Google Plus thing and saw Jerry's name, along with an attractive picture. So I begin to be drawn into more nice pics, then find out the bastard has his own blog.
So I click on his blog link and learn a lot more about Jerry than I cared to know. First of all, the guy's a master gardener, knows his way around a hammer and saw, and creates some of the loveliest metal works you've ever seen. Then, to make matters worse, the bastard is an excellent writer as well....and that really pisses me off.
Yeah, he's still a bit liberal in some ways...I blame that on his years of teaching in the public school system. Just as my ideology was formed around a life in the military, surely Jerry was influenced a bit by some of those unionized pin-heads running our school system. Still, he presents well founded arguments, even if they are sometimes wrong. And I don't like it a bit that he's so multiply talented.
Jerry is that rare fella who just happens to be a renaissance man, capable in so many different venues. He can pick up a pen, or pound a keyboard and create an intelligent sentence, then go out nourish his 50 year old mulch pile, create nearly pornographically attractive pictures of tomatoes, build his own house and put a roof on it every ten years or so, then wander out to his shop and create artistic metalwork. Sickening!
I am so jealous right now I'm about to boil! Feel like I have to go out to my quarter acre now and create a nature oasis comparable to his...a hard thing to do with my limited gardening skills and a yard blanketed with landscape rock. Hell, I have more trees than anyone in my neighborhood and still I couldn't create that garden of Eden Jerry's got in his back yard.
Well, being the masochist I am, I signed up as one of his blog followers and now will be forced to see what Mr. Renaissance man has come up with this week!
I gotta get back to that drunken Santa Claus...just now I find him a hell of a lot more agreeable than reading any more of Jerry's next project.
Mad! Damned Mad!