Monday, June 1, 2009

Weeds, refreshing and Archie to wed

- This pot of weeds (shown in foreground) that amazes me for its propensity to sprout out anything that might come along. I have left it as is for its happy profusion of weeds, but green thumb neighbors just do not understand.

- An elderly man bagging groceries at Publix seems a bit chagrined that the woman in line ahead of me refused his offer to take her groceries to her car. I take him up on it, telling him I sensed his disappointment before. He shakes his head and says, "It's my job!" How refreshing!

- NPR reporting that Archie (of comics fame) will marry Veronica! Finally, some closure after all these years. NPR says that the Archie comics have a huge following in India and Kenya and interviewed men and women on the streets there about the impending nuptials. In general, the men seemed more pro-Veronica, but the women weighed heavily in favor of Betty (who can cook and fix cars, I'm just saying.)


G. B. Miller said...


Archie picked Veronica over Betty?

Is he nuts?

TALON said...

I love the tenacity of weeds - and some are quite beautiful! You've got a great variety there - one looks like a seedling from a nearby tree.

Chivalry isn't dead - YES!

I haven't read an Archie comic in years and years, but wasn't Veronica the rich one?

Lynn said...

G - Can you believe it? Yes - nuts, for not picking Betty. I don't think the actual publication of this is not until September, but the story has been "leaked." So maybe there could be the drama of mind changing in offing. :)

Talon - my neighbor downstairs is populating the earth with beautiful plantings and is afraid my weed keeping will somehow taint the area. The seedling you see might be from a tulip poplar - I had one come up in the same pot before.

Actually Publix offers the carry-out service as part of the baggers' jobs, but hardly anyone ever actually offers to do it. I think that is chivalry and a great work ethic, too.

Veronica is the rich girl and Betty is the girl-next-door. It used to be my favorite comicbook back in the day. :) I had the same reaction as G when I heard that on the radio. What?!?

Jannie Funster said...

On no -- Veronica's only going to give him a life of misery with her spolied wily ways. No!! It must be stopped!! (Not that I've read those comics in over 30 years, but I still care deeply.)

Lynn said...

Same here! I used to have quite a collection of Archie comic books. They would probably have been worth a fortune by now. Hmmm - what happened to them, I wonder?

I still care deeply, too, on behalf of the Bettys in the world. :)