What is it, Thursday?

It is.
It is Thursday.
I know because the gardener comes on Thursdays.   

I have a gardener.
If you don't live in Los Angeles I'm sure that sounds more like a big deal than it is.
Almost everyone in Los Angeles has a gardener, they usually come with the apartment.
Even when I was living in a tiny two bedroom apartment with 4 people, sharing one bathroom, and stealing internet from our neighbor because we couldn't afford it ourselves, which I don't feel great about but what can you do?  Even then, I had a gardener.

It's just one of those LA things, like New Jersey has gas pumpers.
Did you know you can't pump your own gas in New Jersey?
It always freaks me out.
You get out of your car to pump gas as you're driving through New Jersey, and a man comes out to yell at you.

"No pump! We pump!"

We pump.

I like the way some words look, and sound together.  They become more than just the words, they become some other silly little thing.  Some phrase, or magic spell, or song lyric.   I really love words.

Words are perhaps the most powerful thing we have, they can start fights, start love affairs, end wars, end love affairs.
And they can start blogs.  Welcome to the start of mine.

-np

 

4 comments

  • Bon Jambon

    Bon Jambon Preston

    Your gardener sounds a lot like, what we would call in England, a caretaker (think its the same as janitor in the U.S). Caretaker is a funny word… someone who takes care, someone who cares. That makes me think about the word Undertaker. Funny how this word is associated with people who deal with dead bodies. Anyone can be undertaking any kind of job, and you can undertake whilst driving. Undertake. Words are great fun! BJa-x

    Your gardener sounds a lot like, what we would call in England, a caretaker (think its the same as janitor in the U.S).

    Caretaker is a funny word… someone who takes care, someone who cares.

    That makes me think about the word Undertaker. Funny how this word is associated with people who deal with dead bodies. Anyone can be undertaking any kind of job, and you can undertake whilst driving.

    Undertake.

    Words are great fun!

    BJa-x

  • Dedge

    Dedge Auckland, New Zealand

    I lol'd at the fact you use to use wifi from your neighbors house because we use to the exact same thing. In a five bedroom, two bathroom, two story house lol. Anyway Pete, are you coming to New Zealand on your world tour? Because Auckland would be the place to go, it's like the LA of NZ. :) I think both you and Lloyd and ERB have a lot of fans here!

    I lol'd at the fact you use to use wifi from your neighbors house because we use to the exact same thing. In a five bedroom, two bathroom, two story house lol.

    Anyway Pete, are you coming to New Zealand on your world tour? Because Auckland would be the place to go, it's like the LA of NZ. smile
    I think both you and Lloyd and ERB have a lot of fans here!

  • GravityMan

    GravityMan Los Angeles, CA

    For some reason, I smiled the whole time while reading this.

    For some reason, I smiled the whole time while reading this.

  • Heather

    Heather Florida

    Dayum. Wowowow. Yeeeesh.

    Dayum. Wowowow. Yeeeesh.

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