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21 August 2008 @ 09:17 am
living it up in the garden  
The best, best, bestest thing about getting a laptop: Last night, I got home from work and it was a relatively cool summer night, so I poured a glass of iced tea, cut myself a thick slice of banana nut bread, plugged in the backyard fountain, grabbed the laptop, and sat outside writing until long after the sun went down. There were a few bugs, but fortunately they were slightly more attracted to the rapidly ripening figs than to my ankles. I really haven't spent enough quality time out there this year, especially considering all my flower-growing efforts (still waiting on the sunflowers, but they're close!).

And to make it even better, I finished a key scene that I've been afraid of and which I was fully expecting to put off until much later. I predict I shall be back there again tonight.

Listening to: Mike Doughty - "I Hear the Bells"
doNUT!donutgirl on August 21st, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
I'd love to do that but my battery life never seems to be enough. Do you have an outdoor outlet?
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on August 21st, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
I do, but right now the fountain's plugged into it, so I'm constantly checking the battery life and saving my work.
doNUT!donutgirl on August 21st, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
yeah, my battery lasts all of a minute and half so not really practical.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: ape in icelandassmonkeydiary on August 21st, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
Ah, I get three hours, which frankly is a pretty good match for my attention span.
captian_whamo on August 21st, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
Nice. I usually use mine while I'm pooping, but the garden seems like a more appropriate setting.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: silly: I fling pooassmonkeydiary on August 21st, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
Pallaspallasathene8 on August 21st, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Is she dead? *pokes ass*
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue statueassmonkeydiary on August 21st, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
While I find your expression of concern touching, I know you were just looking for an excuse to poke that ass.
Tinelithtinelith on August 22nd, 2008 09:44 am (UTC)
Sweet pic :) I envy you your garden! I love the smell of figs!
Zan Crozancro on August 23rd, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)