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19 April 2016 @ 04:10 pm
Prom is a 'go,' for our son and the girl he asked yesterday. Now we just need to impress upon him how important it is that his date have a good time, even if this is in conflict with his Bro Squad's desire to be all ironic iconic and wear pastel tuxes. \o?

When I pulled into our driveway last night, I spotted what looked kind of like a fungus fest—in an area of the yard I'd worked just two days earlier! "Please let that be a stray paper bag," I thought. No—it was a large cluster of toadstools crowding a capped-off former spigot. I removed them, and then put on gloves and went to check for interlopers on the cherry tree. Removed 7 of those. Looks like this will be a nightly thing for a while. I Googled snails on fruit trees later to see if that was an actual thing, and it IS. Now I kind of wish I didn't know that.

There were several recommended solutions (most will not work very well if the snails are already IN the tree). I can tell you that I definitely will not be buying other snails as a means of taking care of the problem. HalfshellHusband would kill me. Plus, that seems like a recipe for different trouble down the road. :O

riverotter1951: Heart Cloudriverotter1951 on April 19th, 2016 11:48 pm (UTC)
Congrats on your son going to the prom with the girl he asked. Ironic iconic - explain please. Remind him that part of his responsibility is making sure that she has a good time because this is a very important milestone in their high school life.

I remember my prom and that was 1969. The only disappointment was that the venue was changed from previous years when it had been at a place overlooking the city [Los Angeles] and my year, it was at a new place overlooking the freeway.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 19th, 2016 11:57 pm (UTC)
By "ironic iconic," I meant that 1) all of his friends think pastel tuxes are ridiculous (so, they'd be pulling kind of a hipster move there) and 2) they're thinking it will be some signature thing they'll remember doing as a group-- so, "iconic."

But if THAT was what they wanted, they should all have gone without dates. Because I don't see their dates appreciating the pastel tuxes!

Changed from a city view to a freeway view? That sounds much less nice. :(

I'm so out of the loop on proms that I still think of movie versions of them, where they're held at the high schools themselves. But now that you mention it, I think they're often held someplace much nicer than the H.S. gym. :)
Vice Captain of the Universesweeny_todd on April 21st, 2016 09:53 am (UTC)
I went with two girlfriends to my formal (which is the same thing, but doesn't seem anywhere near as big as 'prom') and my top was too low cut so I worried about falling out of it all night XD

maybe she will like a pastel tux!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 24th, 2016 07:01 am (UTC)
It's funny-- the day you made this comment was after a night I spent dreaming the same thing was happening to me. But worse if it's really happening-- it's like one of those recurring nightmares.

Still, it sounds as if you all got fancied up and probably felt pretty darn fabulous. That's a nice memory to keep!
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on April 22nd, 2016 10:33 am (UTC)
Make the boy go to prom dressed as a toadstool. it's environmental!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 24th, 2016 07:03 am (UTC)
Hahahaha-- it would be as good a choice as a pastel tux. Down the road, you can only regret that outfit. Especially if a prior generation has already been there, done that, and showed why it's utter failure. :)