I was tired of buying basil at the grocery store, so I decided to get off my ass and just grow some. It is probably the easiest plant on earth to grow. You just can't kill it. And I'm a notorious plant murderer.
An antique (or new) mason jar was the perfect size for my sunny & narrow kitchen window sill. I waited a month, and voila!
I can't believe I even took a before picture. I never do that. I must have been drunk that day. Anyway - go grow some basil, dammit!
On a totally different topic....
If you've ever posted ANYTHING on Craigslist, you know that you get a ton of random emails saying, "Is it still available?" or "Is this in good condition?" with no name or phone number. I became a little annoyed at those automated responses one day, and decided to indulge in some random "person" (or robot) who inquired about our awesome Pennsylvania Tack Box. My responses are in blue, and I highlighted by favorite line in yellow.
On Wed, June 6, 2012 at 10:23 PM, <gXXXXXX@gmail.com> wrote:
** CRAIGSLIST ADVISORY --- AVOID SCAMS BY DEALING LOCALLYhttp://philadelphia.craigslist.org/atd/3109213973.html
** Avoid: wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info: http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams
IS THIS IN GOOD CONDITION?
On Wed, June 6, 2012 at 10:25 PM, freshvintage <email@example.com> wrote:
Yes, it is in GREAT condition. But I need to warn you that it has two zombies locked inside. Is that okay? You are safe as long as you don't have a brain. They love to eat brains. And Honey Nut Bunches of Oats. With Almonds.
On Thu, June 7, 2012 at 6:47 AM, Richard Miller <sXXXDOUCHE@gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for the swift response to my mail, as the item is still available, I will send a certified check to cover the cost of my purchase as am completely satisfied with the advert. I will need the details of whom & where to mail the draft. It will be delivered by the United Parcel Service within 2-3 days. Please note 'United Parcel Service' do not deliver to P.O.Box addresses.
1. Name to be on the check
Kindly delete the advert on Craig's List as am totally committed to buying from you to save me cost, My mover will be coming over for the pick up right only after the payment as been delivered and I want you to understand that, I would have love to call but am a deaf , So please send me an email only.
Thanks for your time.
On Thurs, June 7, 2012 at 2:25 PM, freshvintage <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I was so disappointed that he didn't write back. I had a whole thing planned where I was going to send him a picture of my kids in last year's halloween costumes.
Oh, well. I'll just have to post some more stuff on Craigslist to see if I can find a new hard-of-hearing, certified-check-loving pen pal.