nice fence

I've been told you'd like to hear about my Grandmother...

My grandmother got married in 1962, to a young man in the military. For a wedding present, their parents bought them a house in a nice suburb. White picket fence, whole 9 yards. Not long after they moved in, the next door neighbor planted a mullberry tree on the side of his property, near my grandparent’s driveway. Nothing seemed amiss, but if you know Mullberry Trees, you know that sh*t is about to get real.

About 15 years later, the mullberry tree was OBNOXIOUS. The birds would come and eat the berries, and any car parked in the driveway would get sh*t on, and it would stain the cars and ruin paint jobs. My grandmother, upon realizing the culprit, baked a nice apple pie, walked next door, and asked the neighbor if he’d mind trimming back the branches of the tree that hung over her driveway. He told her not to worry, he’d get to it soon. Three days later, my grandmother opened her door to find a half-eaten pie in the plate, crawling with ants, and a note that said “I changed my mind.”

My grandmother threw out the pie, cursing up a storm, and swearing up and down she’d get him to trim that tree or get him back. City ordinance said she could not trim the tree, as the roots were on his property, so the whole tree was his property.

As the years went by, my grandmother repeatedly asked him, ever so nicely, to trim it back. His responses were always along the lines of “No” and “F*ck off.”
Finally, in the mid-90s, my grandmother retired, and received a large bonus from her employer for her 35 years of work. She took the money, and bought the empty lot on the other side of the neighbor, then went to a nursery and bought 16 mullberry trees, planting them along her property line, on both sides of his property. About 3 years ago, he became angry at the damage they were doing to his cars, and cut them all back without permission. My grandmother took him to court, and he was forced to reimburse her for the trees at a markup because they’d had 10 years to grow.

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FAVORITE ‘NEW TO ME’ FILMS IN 2016

Sooo I was tagged by the ever wonderful @dawnofthedusk​ to make of list of 9 movies I watched for the first time in 2016. And they also just happen to be my favorite 9 movies of the year cause if I didn’t see them in the theater, then I don’t remember. 

This year was interesting because while it may not have been the best for blockbusters, there were a lot of good movies that came out. I spent a lot of time at the movies (and also netflix, 13th is a fantastic documentary that you can watch right now!) Also this year, I tried to make my taste of movies a little more diverse and I feel like with this list you can see that?? Maybe?? There are movies not on here that I haven’t had the chance to see (Moonlight, Silence, and A Monster Calls, I’m looking at you!) but as of this moment these are my top 9 favorites. 

Tagging: @buckybutts​, @acebodhi​, @ltfrankcastle​, @stripperanakin​, @frankcasxtle​, and @quakesrider

You don’t have to do it if you don’t want to! Just a little something at the end of the year that is fun~~~

Shoutout to the douchey-looking dude who tried to get stuff cheaper by putting different barcode stickers on top of the actual barcodes on his items.

Like I’m not gonna notice when a roll of that glass cling privacy screen stuff that’s usually like $40 rings up as a 49 cent tiny wooden picket fence, nice try idiot.

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lyrics, keywork - coheed & cambria | pattern - me, @deaexlibris

(please don’t remove credit text)

15 colors of floss on 14ct aida

if there’s interest in the pattern, i’ll make it available

Goodnight ✨

revamped the bloggo theme and stuff ! 

YOU’RE LIVING IN THE PAST, THIS IS THE 14th CENTURY!

introducing…

Philip Astor is twenty-three years old. He is currently enrolled at Walt University as a senior. Before coming to Los Angeles, you could typically find Philip in his home town of Colmar, France. He’s occasionally stopped on the streets for looking just like Ansel Elgort’s doppelganger but he insists he resembles Prince Philip.

+, brave, princely, easy-going.
-, restless, stubborn, reckless.

background information;

The only son of King Hubert, Phillip was raised with a a heavy load of responsibilities on his shoulders. His childhood consisted of etiquette classes, royal functions, and his personal favorite, fencing lessons. While fencing was nice it was what Philip wanted. What he wanted was to go on hunts and adventures, something that could possibly get him in trouble. Yet being the prince, and future king, he had a reputation to withhold. The untimely death of his mother also prevented him from doing so. His mother’s sudden absence of the queen sent King Hubert into a frenzy, he was concerned that he might be the next one to depart. King Hubert did not want to leave his song behind without knowing the kingdom would be left in good hands. It’s not that he didn’t trust Philip, he just knew that his son was not a true king yet. Things immediately cracked down for young Phillip, and shockingly he rose to the challenge. He might have only been sixteen at the time but Philip was aware of the responsibility he had to his kingdom and to his father. If that meant giving up his dreams of gallivanting around then he’d do it. Although that mindset only lasted for a few short years before Philip began to grow restless for adventure yet again. 

Phillip is known to be brave and heroic. On the other hand, he can be fairly easygoing, sometimes too much for his own good. He’s a real sweetheart, the kind you’d want to take home to meet your parents, because that’s the way Phillip was brought up - to be a gentleman. At times, he is able to subtly persuade people to do as he wants. Mostly servants or guards when he went out on adventures without his father’s knowing but also manipulating his father into agreeing that he should marry the girl he loves rather than the princess he is betrothed to. Ever since he was a child Philip was aware of the fact he would marry a princess one day. At the time he never understood what being betrothed meant but as he got older the idea of it left a bad taste in his mouth. Philip wanted to marry for love. But of course the royal law didn’t allow that. So, Philip decided to take matter into his own hands, especially after he met Aurora. On one of his many explorations, Philip found himself in a forest not far from his kingdom. He thought nothing of it and decided to explore the forest for the sake of a little adventure. Philip had no idea he’d meet a fair maiden while out there. She was beautiful, perhaps the most beautiful girl Philip had ever met. While he had never been a big believer in love at first sight, Philip’s mind was changed after the day he spent with Aurora. It might have only been one day but Philip had fallen head over heels in love with her. So when Aurora told Philip they could never meet again you can imagine how unbelievably heartbroken he was. Prince Philip was a stubborn fellow though, he wasn’t going to give up so easily on Aurora.

Of course Philip couldn’t keep his little secret for long and eventually the king found out that his son was journeying into the unknown parts of the woods and exploring nature, often until ungodly hours of the night. King Hubert was upset with his son. He thought they were pass this phase and that Philip finally understood that he had to grow up. When Philip went on and on about a girl he met in the forest and how he loved her that’s when King Hubert drew the line. He took back his earlier statement about allowing his son to marry whom ever wanted. It was clear to the king that Philip was not ready to take over the kingdom. The prince needed to learn he had a duty to his people and he couldn’t just throw it all away for this silly girl and pointless adventuring. Thus prompted King Hubert to send his son to Walt University. Not only would his son be getting the finest education he would also become the prince his people needed more than ever now that the King didn’t have much time left. 

recently played songs;

  • marianas trench — so soon
  • james arthur — say you won’t let go
  • nathan sykes ft. ariana grande — almost is never enough

connections;

a u r o r a c a p u l e t  ➳ From the moment Prince Phillip was born he was betrothed to a princess not far from his kingdom. When he was sixteen he met a girl whom he fell in love with instantly. That girl was in fact the girl he was betrothed to all those years ago - Aurora Capulet. Philip is unaware of the fact that he was supposed to marry Aurora, since his father never told him anything about the princess for her safety. Philip is determined to find Aurora again and marry her. He knows that she’s the one for him. He only hopes she feels the same way. 

FORTUNATELY, THIS ROLE IS AVAILABLE
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Pallet Planter Boxes revisited. I built these planter boxes on Mother’s Day as a last-minute gift and didn’t have time to put the liners in them. before they where hollow and had to be filled from the ground up with soil. this will make it easy to swap out several potted flowers through the season. should look nice.

the fence is coming along as well. more to come there.