“Careful! She’s the one with the book on poisons!”
“I love lilies-of-the-valley.”
“Hm. They’re poisonous, you know.”
“I like smelling them, I don’t plan on eating them.”
“It was in my poison book. They have it listed there, with all the information and everything.”
“Hm, I don’t know about you, L. . .”
I’ve always wanted an indoor citrus tree. This past weekend, I got one. Sweeeeeet.
It’s a calamondin tree! Kim, Corene, and Ari named it Colin. At regular intervals, we’d say, “I/you got a tree!” I still have that chanting in my head now, except to the tune of I’m On A Boat.
After I dropped the ladies off, it rustled in conversation from the backseat.
Hello, tree! It’s already budding, and originally had three fruits already ready. I’ll let you guess what happened to the third one.
I won’t let you guess for long. Kim texted me asking if I’d tried the fruit yet, so I did. I like!
I have a tree!
“I don’t want the mouse in my room when I’m studying!”
“Hey, it could be worse. It could be prowling your room when you’re sleeping.”
“Argh! I don’t want to step out of bed and hear, ‘SPLAT!’”
“Well, at least that would get rid of our mouse problem.”
“You’ll have fun at the cabin. WHERE THE ZOMBIES WILL GET YOU.”
“No, they won’t. Zombies never go near the ocean.”
“Why is that?”
“Salt water. Too corrosive.”
“But their flesh is falling off anyway.”
“Zombies don’t go near the ocean because they get in contact with salt water and just disintegrate.”
“Ohhh, so that’s why they’re always in urban areas!”
“Yeah, you always find them in the middle of the country. . . .”
“Is that why there are never any zombies in Hawaii?”
“Ohmigawd, now I want to make a movie: ‘Zombies in Hawaii’!”
“That would be so awesome!”
“We could launch a series! ‘Zombies on Spring Break’!”
“‘Zombies in Cancun’!”
“‘Zombies Gone Wild’!”
I’m late on the ball with this one — only just found out that there is no more Dr Sketchy’s Madison, at least not from the original founders and organizers. Angela “Olive Talique” Richardson and Glenn P. Watson (with official Sketchy’s photographer wife Kandy) are hilarious, fun, talented individuals, and they created a community that met up monthly for a whole year. That takes a great deal of love and effort. I attended all but the very last Dr Sketchy’s (and that was only because I’d left the country by then), and I can say that it contributed to some of my favourite Madison memories.
Thanks for the great times, guys!