On mowing grass

typed for your pleasure on 23 May 2006, at 8.16 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Willow’s song’ by Milky

My stance is the same one that I have on shovelling snow: It’s an entirely pedestrian and utterly hateful practise. If you have the means with which to avoid it, do so at all costs

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4 have spoken to “On mowing grass”

  1. Zip Gun writes:

    I agree, but the options are: live in an apartment (never again); live in a condo (maybe, but you still have neighbors thisclose); hire someone to do it (even more hateful than doing it is paying money to have it done, unless one has money to burn); replace grass with astroturf (nice, but impractical, and neighbors might sue). Thankfully, my lawn is small and it only takes about 15 minutes to do. So I can live with it.

  2. Davecat writes:

    But I loved No.23 Deafening silence! That was The Greatest Apartment Ever Built By Human Hands!

    Condos are alright; it seems to me that most people that are into Condo Living are older and more responsible, and are therefore less prone to be noisy tossers. Unfortunately, a lot of condos are rather expensive. Tomas’ was really nice, as you remember, but pricy.

    I’d pay someone to mow my lawn for me if I had that kind of dosh. Or I’d preferably wait until the cool of the evening to do it myself, but it seems that most people aren’t into the sound of a John Deere at 9pm. But what do people know??

    And believe me, if I could do it, I would replace the entire front and back yard with Astroturf, with maybe some artificial flowers for some nice accents and colour. If any neighbours started making lawsuit noises, I’d just tell them that if I have to replace the Astroturf with real grass, they’d have to mow it. Silly bastards.

    Clearly, I’m not a house-owning kind of bloke!

  3. SafeTinspector writes:

    Problem with astroturf is that you then need to vaccuum it.

    I agree with your self-assessment. (Of course, I have no business ever disagreeing with a sane man’s self-assessment) You seem more of a dazzling urbanite than a rustic.

  4. Davecat writes:

    Yeah; you’d have to either vacuum Astroturf, or wash it, one or the other. But given a choice between periodically hosing down my lawn, or putting up with the awful smell of grass clippings, there’s no contest..

    Don’t get me wrong — I like nature, I just don’t want to live in it. 🙂

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