I wish avacados would grow here . . . but they won't. I love them so much. But since I'm getting so much land along with my house, my son and I were just talking about planting our own garden next spring. Just a small one . . . enough for ourselves and to share with friends. We thought maybe some tomatoes, okra, corn, yellow squash, cucumbers, and bell peppers. Maybe some pumpkins too to have for Halloween. These vegetables grow really well here in Tennessee. Other people grow tobacco and strawberries here for profit, but there's no way I would get into that. I don't have near enough land and time for that, and it takes way more work than I would be willing to put into it anyway.
And on an "Oh No They Di-Nt" Note . . .
I was watching TV today, and I saw a commercial for this new football-toy-like thingy. It is about 3/4 of a football, and then has a flat rubber end so you can throw it up against a hard surface and it will bounce back to you. The commercial featured four children standing still, throwing the football up against a brick house and catching the football as it came back to them.
Are they serious??? Are our American children so fat and lazy now that they need a football that they can throw against a wall and it comes back to them and they don't have to move now? What happened to playing REAL football? Can children not chase a REAL football? I was so astounded when I saw this commercial I just stood there with my mouth open. I couldn't believe it. I seriously think any parent who orders this thing for their child should be strung up in the middle of town square for the world to see, teehee. This is outrageous!
And what happened to parents tossing the football with their children. Where were the parents in this commercial? On the couch? This commercial didn't promote parents playing with their children in any way whatsoever. I have to say, this was absolutey the worst commercial I have ever seen. It should be taken off the air immediately, in my opinion.
Sorry for my rant on that subject but, WTF? And American parents wonder why their children are overweight and lazy. Duh, people, duh!
I still can't believe this one.