Sunday, May 31, 2009

To mulch or not to mulch? That is the question

So I have a question for you all, call it ethical or philosophical, but help me answer it, please.
Perhaps I should make it a theoretical question, then if anything untoward should happen you may or may not be able to link me to it.
So lets say there is a city park. A city park that has had a pile of damn good looking bark mulch piled 4 feet high in one of its parking lots for say, 3 or so months. Say that a local neighbor noticed that this pile has gotten a little smaller in the past few months, but in general, the bark mulch has sat there, unused and more importantly UNPROTECTED.
Now say this same neighbor had a pretty nice yard/garden going and was interested in getting some bark mulch to help keep weeds in control, tidy up the look of his/her flower beds, etc.
Now for the ethical question. This is a tax paying, generally law abiding citizen - Does this person have the right to take some much desired bark mulch that is not being used by the city (at least not as far as he/she can tell)? Keep in mind that he/she would not take all of the bark mulch, in fact there would be little of a dent noticed.
For those of you reading and wondering to yourself, "Is this really what she thinks about and debates in her head?" Well, the answer to you is a pathetic, "yes". I run through this park 2 or so times a week and this pile of bark mulch taunts me every time. I may just break down and do a late night reconnaissances mission later this week.
I drove by said pile on my way to daycare this afternoon, and I think someone else may have had the same idea...there seems to be a large dent in the pile. I'd better act fast, while the gettin's good!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Going Live!

I have toyed with the idea of starting a blog since before we had our little bugger-bum, Audrey. She is now 2 going on thirty so I figured I should get my act together. Besides I have random things I'd like to share with you, deep philosophical questions to pose, and other various rants and raves. I figure this way, if you want to know the inner workings of my little world, you can read on, check out the site from time to time, and if not, then phewy on you!
There are a few warnings to get out of the way. I was NOT an English major, I am NOT a writer. Do not expect any great works of literature coming from this site...its not going to happen. I don't use correct punctuation, I like the comma, and the - and don't forget...
Now that the basiscs have been covered, I'm not certain where to start.
I guess, some pictures, as I haven't sent out any Audrey updates lately, so until I get the hang of this blogging thing, peruse the photos! I haven't figured out how to get titles under the photos, so the random infants you may not recognize are Audrey's twin cousins Tava and Analee.
Enjoy I supposed to sign out like this hmmmm, maybe you seasoned bloggers can let me know