As always, I am late to class. Show and tell for me is apparently Sunday NIGHT.
On Friday night we went out to karaoke and this time several of my friends joined me. (Including one who I think looks like you, Kate. Of course, I've only seen pictures of you and in real life you might look totally different. I know I do. That large pasty white girl in pictures? Not what I actually look like. I'm tan and skinny. Really.
Ok. Maybe not.)
I keep trying to post video of my star turn on stage (thanks Pepper - I found the cord right after you posted me some vibes!), but blogger hates me and says there is an error. Soooo...you will all have to wait to enjoy the stylings of Io until after I figure out how to upload it.
While we were singing our hearts and souls out to Shoop (shoopdadoop), there was a storm raging outside. We managed to be in the bar and miss the whole thing. However the next morning driving up to garage sale with my mom, I saw all the damage - lots of downed trees and power out, including at my parents. They came over today with the chicken that had been in their freezer because it was still out. The power company said it might not all be restored until Tuesday.
Because my mom was coming over I figured I should plant the plants she gave me, oh, say a week ago. So today I am going to show and tell you my yard!
Welcome to my little bungalow in the ghetto! Please excuse the untrimmed hedges
Let's head around back shall we? See that little tree-bush thing? That's Sticks. He's getting big. We also have trees named Honey and Muffy. We have issues.
So on to the plants...
Here's a um...bush.
And here's a flower that hasn't bloomed yet...I think it's some kind of lily. Maybe.
I do know what this is (because my mom just told me). It's a strawberry foxglove. She gave me a little tiny bit of it last summer when it was a centimeter high and it didn't do anything, but this year it suddenly started growing . It makes you want to stick your fingers in it and see how soft it is. Or maybe lick the dots and see if they are made of candy. (Don't worry. I'm not really eating my plants. Well, except for the ones you are supposed to eat.)
We also have some serious weedage. Like the entire side of our house:
My mother walked around while she was here pulling weeds and pinching my vinca so it would fill out better. She also brought me a present! Here it is in its wrapping:
Let's unwrap it...
Gasp! It was DIRT! YAY! Thanks mom!
Oh, and one of my new friends that I have made through NaComLeaveMo, Kymberli, tagged me to do some truths and lies. Four truths and a lie...
1. My dog as a child was named Whitney, after Whitney Houston.
2. I have never been arrested.
3. I almost died when I was 15 after jumping out of a boat in winter.
4. I bought a cake stand at a garage sale yesterday.
5. I once broke into an ex-boyfriend's apartment and unplugged his fridge.
I hereby tag another new NaComLeavMo friend, DC.