This Southern Faggot's Blog

My dad.
April 25, 2011, 5:04 am
Filed under: Garden!, Interesting day, Learnin! | Tags: ,

I find myself constantly thinking about how much I want a dehumidifier.

As a kid, their were a few things that I wanted so bad, I have no problem calling it an obsession. These things were not necessarily practical, but that did not matter. One of these things, was a humidifier (two others were a working cash register and a paper shredder.) For some reason, the idea of breathing air so moist that you can feel it seemed really magical. Maybe I imagined that was as close to breathing underwater as I would ever get.

But what my dad would always try to explain to me, was that in the South, people need dehumidifiers, not humidifiers! He tried to explain that if I wanted humid air, I could just go outside for all the free thick, humid air that I wanted. I never really believed him, but eventually I forgot about the humidifier (never the cash register or paper shredder, though. My roommate got me a working cash register once and the magic quickly faded. Still fun, though!)

But now I am a little older and I understand how the world works a little more. Now I live in an old house and all I can think about are the wonders of the dehumidifier.

All of this is to say, is that every day I am reminded of how smart and cute my dad is. I have recently been helping him around the house, working on the garden and pond and it has been really nice.

But let me tie all of this together, so I can go to bed. I might get a dehumidifier, which I think would make my life much more enjoyable. I have been working on my garden, which has been wonderful, of course. The tomatoes are doing their thing and the broccoli is making broccoli. I really have no desire to wait for it to get full grown, I have just been munching on baby broccoli in the garden, which is really nice. I need to wait, though. All the other things are doing great, too.

I am tired. Goodnight!


The weather!
April 9, 2011, 4:35 pm
Filed under: Projects, The weather! | Tags: , ,

The weather! The weather! Oh my god, the weather!

I am starting to get sweaty when riding my bike. I am starting to have to wake up early to tend to my garden, to avoid the heat. Spring is here and I am completely, totally not ready for summer.

But isn’t that one of the joys of living in a place with 4 actual, distinct seasons? It is always changing and you never really have time to get used to any one season. It’s amazing!

The garden! I love it so much. I love waking up early to search my neighborhood for bags of leaves to use as mulch. Or doing it super late at night. Either way.

I have been in and out of the doctors office a bunch in the past 3 days. I have been having this constant, terrible gas pain that won’t go away. I keep hoping that it is just gas and in a few days, I will have THE MEGA FART and the clouds will part and a beam of sunlight will focus down on my anus. After THE MEGA FART, everything will be better.

April 2, 2011, 2:28 am
Filed under: People to remember, Projects

It has been far too long since I have been here.

I have been thinking about my garden a lot. I have also started writing grants for this Queer and Trans youth shelter that may or may not be opening. The grant writing process is a very strange one, but maybe something that I enjoy. I have already gotten my first rejection letter, from the foundation that I was really excited about.  I have 5 more out there right now, I hope I have the energy to keep this up.

I just got out of a week of insane hours at work, which was physically tiring for me, but I think it was good for me to not be able to think about anything for a while. I have been talking to a few shelters in the area recently and hearing them describe, in detail, the fucked up things they do with their Trans and Queer (but Trans, specifically) residents is really starting to fuck with me.

I don’t really have a lot of things going on right now, aside from my garden, that I have to look forward to. I mean, this road trip I am planing yes. But, eh, I would really like something here.

I need to go to bed. I also need to update this more. It’s one of the things that is accessible to me down here, that I really enjoy. Specifically the people who read it, I guess.