Big Pile Of Dirt – Day Four – Chocolate Rabbit Edition

And to think, I could have spent my morning decapitating a chocolate rabbit. But, nooooo. Instead of decapitating a chocolate rabbit, I was spreading dirt. Of course, some of you might be thinking I could spend my afternoon on chocolate rabbit decapitations and I could if I had a chocolate rabbit to decapitate. Sadly, once again, the Easter Bunny passed over my house without depositing a chocolate rabbit. Passover is such a sad celebration, although it’s quite possible that chocolate rabbits have nothing to do with Passover, which is too bad, because the chocolate rabbit decapitations are the best part of any celebration especially if that celebration involves chocolate rabbits.

In other news, the big pile of dirt is marginally smaller than it was yesterday.

This is not a chocolate rabbit because I didn't get a chocolate rabbit, but this is my rabbit sand sculpture. I think it's safe to say I should stick to spreading dirt rather than sculpting dirt.

This is not a chocolate rabbit because I didn’t get a chocolate rabbit, but this is my rabbit sand sculpture that I sculpted in the big pile of dirt. I think it’s safe to say I should stick to spreading dirt rather than sculpting dirt.

Big Pile Of Dirt – Day Three – Bobcat Edition

It's still a big pile of dirt, but it is less big than it was yesterday.

It’s still a big pile of dirt, but it is less big than it was yesterday.

So this morning I debated whether or not to take shovel in hand and do what one does when one has a shovel in one’s hand because I’ve added sore arms to my sore back and sore legs. I thought perhaps a day of rest might be in order. But after breakfast and a few stretches to warm my muscles, I headed out for round three of dirt spreading.

I know I’m making progress but it still seems like a big pile of dirt in the yard. Of course, some of it depends on the angle. From the best angle it appears that the big pile of dirt is almost half as big as when I started so that’s the angle I like to look at it from.

In other news, after I finished my dirt spreading for today, I was sitting on my back porch and noticed a bobcat walking through the yard. By the time, I got my camera, he was disappearing into the underbrush at the back of the property. It was one of the best wild life sightings in my yard ever! Of course, then I started wondering if he was using the big pile of dirt as a litter box but I haven’t been out to investigate.


This is the angle I like to look at the big pile of dirt from because from this angle it looks to be half the size of what it looked like from every angle at the beginning of Day One.

Big Pile Of Dirt – Day Two – It’s A Zen Thing

So you might be wondering how many posts I can get out of a big pile of dirt. I’m wondering, too, and so far I’m up to two but not the same kind of two as the first ‘too.’ The good news is I wasn’t as sore when I woke up this morning as I thought I would be. I was more sore or sorer depending on what you prefer and I would prefer less sore, but I’m stuck with more sore. I think it’s a rhyming thing.

But despite my more sore feeling, I still managed to get in a couple of miles on the treadmill followed by some stretching to help warm me up and get me ready for another day of spreading dirt. And that was all before breakfast. After breakfast, I grabbed my shovel and started to shovel. Again, I only spent a couple of hours at it because I don’t want to do any serious damage although I do want to do some serious damage to the big pile of dirt but not to my back so I’m not over doing the dirt spreading thing.

The good news is I am still mostly upright and feeling almost strong so clearly I have not done any serious damage to my body. The bad news is there is still a big pile of dirt in my yard.

Okay, the big pile of dirt is ever so slightly smaller than yesterday’s big pile of dirt and I’m sure it is as big as it will ever be from this moment forward unless I don’t do any dirt spreading tomorrow, but I plan on spreading some dirt around tomorrow and every day until the big pile of dirt is just a little bit of dust on the ground or in the wind if you’re feeling musically nostalgic. It’s all rather zen like.

Indeed, there is a zen like quality to the act of spreading dirt. The mind empties itself and a certain rhythm develops. And of course, the beautiful sunny day also helps with the zen thing. Or maybe it’s more a Karate Kid thing. Wax on, wax off, how much tedium can one person endure. I think I’ll stick with the zen which goes great with the delightful red zin I’m drinking now.

Oh, and there’s even better news. I just finished my Thumbelina assignment that I agreed to do oh so many months ago and sent it off to Ms. Ellis and it wasn’t even due until April 1st. I’m early!

Here's today's after shot of the big pile of dirt, though the big pile of dirt is a wee bit smaller today than it was this time yesterday.

Here’s today’s after shot of the big pile of dirt, though the big pile of dirt is a wee bit smaller today than it was this time yesterday.

A Highly Sensitive Person Wonders About The Mathematical Reality Of Normalcy

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I haven’t been around much lately. Well, that’s not true. I’ve been exactly where I have always been except for those times when I was somewhere else, but I haven’t been hanging out in Blogville. Of course, it’s possible that you read that first sentence and thought that much isn’t a place so how could anyone be around it and I understand your confusion now that I have reread that sentence too many times to admit to most people but since most people don’t read what I write, I’ll tell you that I have reread it four or five times, maybe eight. I have a problem.

Having  a problem wouldn’t be a big deal except that I am finding that I have more than one problem and I’ve been finding these problems online. A few weeks or maybe read on >>

I’ve never reblogged anything before, but I just couldn’t resist this one. If you haven’t been reading GingerFightBack, you don’t know what you’ve been missing, although if you continue reading you’ll find out and then you’ll be signing up for more, but not here, over at his place. And props on the title because it is one of the best I’ve come (no pun intended) across.


Gingerfightback is pleased to announce that  The Sperm With A Perm will be providing a regular update on his hopes and fears for impregnation. So, without further ado, over to you Sperm With A Perm!

Hi Everyone!

Boy am I excited to be writing for Gingerfightback! In fact I get excited about everything! I go all wriggly and start bumping into my 120 million relations! Big Family or What! Got me hair done special too! I love a perm!

I can’t wait to get my chance at sentient life! Think of all the things to look forward to! Having a name! Dandruff! Chewing! Learning Spanish! Gripping things! Getting a bag caught on the armrest of a train! ONIONS!Inappropriate comments! Clothes!

Just gotta find an egg and let my 23 chromosomes do their best!

Hang on! I can hear MC Hammer being cranked up on the stereo! Always a sign with this lad!

Must Go!

Right……Ready Or Not…..Here I Come!

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