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Desperate tulip

This is a discussion on Desperate tulip within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Last fall when I was cleaning my pond, I removed this granite frog. He's one ...

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    Default Desperate tulip

    Last fall when I was cleaning my pond, I removed this granite frog. He's one of those frogs that has a 1/2 inch hole drilled from the base and curving up to the mouth so you can attach a pump and have water coming out of his mouth. I set him on a bare patch of ground, but forgot there were tulips planted underneath. These are a very low growing species tulip - T. tarda.

    Look at his mouth.


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    Oh that is funny , wonder if it will bloom, if so, be sure to show us , I have not seen anything like that picture Gin

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    now that's what I call willpower!
    You definitely have to take a pic when it blooms!

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    contrary to popular belief, I think that the frog actually comes alive at night and you have just caught it out eating one of your tulips and in its haste to return to its stone form it didn't get enough time to swallow the whole plant...

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    I'll watch it carefully and get a picture if it does bloom. I have a feeling it will.



    Tim - I just picked myself up off the floor laughing. . Thanks, I needed that today.

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    Let there be light!

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    That is amazing.

    Also, Kev, if you are ever looking for a new handle, I think you should call yourself 'Desperate Tulip'. It would also be a fairly good stripper name.

    Unrelatedly, the drag-queen name of a former boss of mine was "Peaches Christ". I was pretty happy about that. He had apparently won the 3-inch heel division of the San Francisco drag race one year.

    Sorry about the total non-sequitor. I just finished my work for the day and only have half an hour before bedtime, so I'm having a strong adult beverage and – apparently – rambling on inappropriately on the forum.

    I need to send some people a link to this thread to see that tulip picture. That's really really bizarre.

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    Sue,

    Your former boss had a drag-queen name of 'Peaches Christ'...

    I'm not sure where to go with this, but given the season, where one must list on a government filing what one's occupation is, I can't help but wonder what's exactly meant by 'professor'...

    That is to say, I don't think I want to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue
    That is amazing.

    Also, Kev, if you are ever looking for a new handle, I think you should call yourself 'Desperate Tulip'. It would also be a fairly good stripper name.

    Ummm, thanks?? That's a really great idea? I'll give that some serious thought?? I guess I could toss the jeans and t-shirts? Something different could be interesting??

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    Julie: he was a boss of mine when I was younger, and working in a movie theatre. He managed a movie theatre.

    Kev: I was just suggesting that it would be a good stripper name, not that you should necessarily become a stripper yourself. Granted, it would be a change of pace for most of us, but I don't think I know you well enough to say that it would be a good idea for you in particular.

    Incidentally, I just found this stripper name generator:
    http://www.blogthings.com/strippername.html

    I had mixed results. My stripper name, Ophelia, is clearly hot, and I appreciate the Ovidian classicism, which I feel is appropriate to my level of overeducation. However, I was really hoping for first and last names.

    I did, however, find out that my inner European is Russian. Which is probably true.

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