Thursday, October 27, 2005

And the seasons, they go round and round, and the painted ponies go up and down

 Besides working, working out, getting groceries, and worrying about the well-being of the coffeehouse twink, I was also doing care and maintenance around my yard yesterday. For all you Southern Hemisphere bitches, it's fall and getting very cold here but fast. PS If you plan on going on and on about the heat you're having in December, just know I'll be showing up to smack you down. Don't make me come down there! Where was I? So as I was putting the patio furniture and grill into storage (I told you I was suburban!), I noticed this big ring in my lawn (check out the photo). It wasn't there last week. Curious. Is it a smaller cousin to the crop circle? Gee, are aliens probing me at night? That would explain a few things. So, coincidentally, I ran into a lawn guy at work today and asked him about it. I was amused but not surprised to learn that I have a fairy circle. You heard me. When he first said it I reflexively looked myself over wondering what he was talking about. So what are these things? He gave me some mumbo jumbo about an old long-gone tree decaying down there, causing a circle of increased nitrogen that was feeding the lawn in that shape. Online, I've found something about a circular fungus colony producing nitrogen to the same effect. I'd kinda like to believe I've been marked as a fairy by the fairies, as we all will be. You know, like my pipedream about all the gays turning purple overnight (well, violet...makes my blue eyes just DANCE). Wouldn't the world be a better place? Posted by Picasa


Jen said...

::wistful sigh:: I want to live in your world, Mikey, with the fairies and the folk singers and the purple.

You know what grows real good in nitrogen-enriched soil, don'tcha? Too bad the frost's coming.

Michael said...

I'm sure Joni burned (burns?) her share of that.

When you put it like that, Jen, my world does sound kinda good. You want I should sprinkle some fairy dust on you?

wingedman said...

Oh honey I'm positively in heat all year round. Being on the equator has that effect.

I too have always secretly dreamed that all gay men shall be makred one day...perhaps subtly, y'know? Perhaps a sign that can only be seen by other gay men. I know my sign would be a huge S-L-U-T etched on my forehead.

Jen said...

I smoked some fairy dust on accident once and nearly drowned while trying to surf upside down, so I think I'll pass. Those fairies are pretty to look at, but they are hardcore, man.

Bodhi said...

Going on an on about the heat we are having in December? Dude, its only the end of October and yesterdays temp was well into the 80's. How great it that! I can look forward to another weekend of working on my tan (unlike my tanorexic, but ever-lovable fellow Aussie Andrew). Nothing better than the lazy feel of the sun as it warms your skin. Ahhhh, the clear blue skies, a slight breeze blowing through the tree's. Cute surfies, the feel of sand between my toes, and the salty breath of the sea. Can it get any better than this? Nah!

[I hope your now suitably incensed enough to come down here immediately. I'm being a naughty naughty boy. I might need a spanking]

Anyhoo ..

"I noticed this big ring in my lawn"
"A fairy circle"

Maybe you have been marked, Tinkerbell, cause I don't ever remember things like that happening when I lived in the burbs. Suburban; even the word itself creeps me out a little. It reminds me of the immortal words of Bernadette in Priscilla, Queen of The Desert, "Sometimes I wonder if those ugly walls of suburbia are there to keep us in, or keep them out". Indeed

Personally sweetness, I got my Pink A+, with a high distinction, years back. After some initial difficulty, the sequinned Certificate now hangs proudly on the wall. Evidently, I just needed to find the stud before banging away ...

luscious loulou said...

Violet, lavender, wisteria, orchid are my favourite colours.

Now I must go to Patagonia's sale and buy my Wisteria Soma Top and my True Violet Serenity Bottoms. Thanks for reminding me.

Now back to your fairy dreams.

And I thought it was mushrooms that sprouted above a fairy circle. Magic mushrooms. Really. The West Coast is known for them.


Bodhi said...

Where I grew up, on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales (about 400 km, thats 240 miles, North of Sydney) was also well known for magic mushrooms, loulou. And quite potent ones they were too.

Naturally I did quite my fair share of them. Usually with a combination of other both legal and illegal substances at the same time. As you do.

Well, OK, maybe thats just me.

I always liked my shrooms on pizza, and then use the water left over from slightly cooking them to make a magic mushroom chocolate Milo drink. Fucked up and delicious!

Ummmm ... so I've been told ...

[Trying to look innocent and sweet]

The Other Andrew said...

C'mon folks, someone has to say it...

So, Mikey. Your big ring is now to be referred to as your 'fairy circle'?

The Other Andrew said...

By the way, I heart purple too. I even just set a tag on my Flickr pics as 'purple' 'cause it crops up so regularly in my photos. I have two very dark purple shirts I love. LOVE! Suits my 'albino mouse' complexion, does that make me a 'Winter'?

Bodhi said...

'Albino mouse' :-)

I never meant 2 cause u any sorrow
I never meant 2 cause u any pain
I only wanted 2 one time see u laughing
I only wanted 2 see u laughing in the purple rain
Purple rain Purple rain
Purple rain Purple rain
Purple rain Purple rain

I only wanted 2 see u bathing in the purple rain

I never wanted 2 be your weekend lover
I only wanted 2 be some kind of friend
Baby I could never steal u from another
It's such a shame our friendship had 2 end

Purple rain Purple rain
Purple rain Purple rain
Purple rain Purple rain

Michael said...

Man, y'all have been here all this time and I haven't even offered you anything. Can I get anyone a beverage or a savory treat?

Will, yeah a MARK that would render my faulty gaydar obsolete/unnecessary would be nice. If everyone would change color, though, imagine what would happen to homophobia? Might be bad for a few, but good for the whole. Heh. Yeah, you heard me.

Hardcore fairies. We've known a few of those, eh? Beyond the kind that trails behind Tinkerbell and her wand, I honestly have no idea what fairy dust is.

Bodhi, it may be next week, it may be in mid to late January, but you will be chastised, young man. Start stretching.

loulou, I loves the purple, and really love some of the scents of your favorite purples. Lavender? Mmmmmmm. Gives me randypants. Pumpkin does that, too. Odd? And Patagonia! Shit. We are the same girl. I used to ski at Park City every year and one of the highlights was running roughshod through the Patagonia outlet in SLC. My ski stuff is all from there. It holds up forever. Last, from what I've read online, this circle may just sprout mushrooms if the conditions remain conducive. However, we had a frost last night. Shutup, Aussies.

Bodhi deux, loved "as you do". I also like to use "as one is wont to do".

A, I like purple to look at, but not so much to wear. I wear the browns (i.e. espresso sleepwear) and mostly BLUE, BLUE, BLUE. Also, fyi, my fairy circle is fairly cherry.

And Bodhi drei, I could HANG with you. The other week my friend was talking about some shrink and he said, "You know the one?" Of COURSE I launched into "Dr. Everything'll Be Alright", right? Dude just stared at me blankly.

Bodhi said...

Some people just seem to remain clueless Dude. Forever sentenced to a life of being no more than mindless oxygen thiefs, it seems.

Blue is my colour too Mikey, that and black. My wardrobe is testament to both. Even right now, as I sit here at work, I am wearing a black suit and black (top button open) shirt. In the words of Rabbit, "I make this look GOOD"

Of course, Black and Blue also just happens to be the name of a Backstreet Boys album. *Sigh*

Baby, please try to forgive me
Stay here don't put out the glow
Hold me now don't bother
If every minute it makes me weaker
You can save me from the man that I've become
Oh yeah

Looking back on the things I've done
I was trying to be someone
Played my part, kept you in the dark
Now let me show you the shape of my heart

Sadness is beautiful
Loneliness is tragical
So help me I can't win this war
Oh no
Touch me now don't bother
If every second it makes me weaker
You can save me from the man I've become

Looking back on the things I've done
I was trying to be someone
Played my part, kept you in the dark
Now let me show you the shape of my heart

I'm here with my confession
Got nothing to hide no more
I don't know where to start
But to show you the shape of my heart
I'm looking back on things I've done
I never wanna play the same old part
Keep you in the dark
Now let me show you the shape of my heart

Looking back on the things I've done
I was trying to be someone (trying to be someone)
Played my part, kept you in the dark
Now let me show you the shape of my heart (Now let me show you the true shape of my heart)
Looking back on the things I've done
I was trying to be someone
Played my part, kept you in the dark
Now let me show you the shape of my heart
Show you the shape of my heart

[And don't hate them for using the word tragical, M'kay. Please be nice to my boys. Don't make me start singing Tragedy by Abba, or even better the Steps version - with the hand actions!. You know I can ...]

Michael said...

"You know I can ..."

I have no doubt, B.
Black suit....mmmmmm.....I love a man in a suit, with just his cock out. Oh crap. When did this turn into porn around here?

Bodhi said...

Oops, gay man, I must have Abba on the brain, As one is wont to do. I meant Bee Gee's, of course. The rest stands.

The Other Andrew said...

Michael, now you know why I aimed you at the very NSFW 'Men At Play' website, hmmm? Handsome men is suits, yum!

PS. You got a dirty mouth. Lovin' it.

Bodhi said...

Yah, me loves a Fruit in a suit too Dude. Excuse me while I make a mental note of that last bit for your later visit Down Under (don't ya just love how rude that sounds? - giggle).

Did it turn into porn around here? Hmmmmm. Well I guess that explains the bad lighting and that truly appaling thumping musak playing in the background.

Wait a minute, there suddenly seems to be a hunky delivery boy suddenly breathing down my neck here at work ... and ... oh my ... nice package ...


Michael said...

Great. I had forgotten about 'Men At Play', but what better time to be reminded than when all alone at 2:27 AM? I'm askin'.

Bodhi, I've seen that guy. He's hunky and kinda stupid, right? Although, on second look, your guy seems to be a younger, hairless version of the one I'm talking about.

The Other Andrew said...

Maybe you're thinking of the pool boy? Or was it the pizza delivery guy?

Michael said...

Or was it the young, Mormon missionary?

Xtine said...

wow. I'd go with the crop circle step sister thing or fairy dust sprinkles. The dead rotten tree explaination doesnt sound so good.

But either way I think this is a good omen for you and the world.

Bodhi said...

"Or was it the young, Mormon missionary?"

Hmmmmmm. Mor...mon Missionaries.

Mikey, you have no idea how many times I have watched the movie Later Days and absolutely drooled over "Aaron".

The Kid in fact watched my DVD so much, I told her to buy her own copy. And you know what, she did!.

Thats my girl :-)

By the way, as an aside, it seems that I may have slightly off-put the last Mormons that tried to preach to me in the street. As I got closer and closer to them, I could see them looking at me (can't blame them there) but just knew that were gunna say something. Sure enough, I got hit with "Sir, are you ready for the second coming of our Lord?".

I just couldn't help myself, I swear. In a big city like Sydney its very easy to sometimes become a little cynical and jaded about being constantly approached for one thing or another, m'kay. They picked the wrong day to choose me, for without even thinking (its a gift, people, not a curse) I immediately looked him in the eye, smiled sweetly and replied:

"Sweetie, its he's got the time, I've got the condoms"

Suffice to say, Elder Cutie and Elder Cuter did not seem impressed.

So I may have blown that opportunity folks, and not in a good way


Michael said...

Me, too, xtine. Either aliens are are landing in my yard and then probing me or fairies are dancing about in my yard. Wait for it. And then probing me.

Bodhi, Bodhi, Bodhi, I MUST see that movie. Also, you are EVIL, pure abject EVIL. Although, I wonder if maybe, just maybe, that seed you planted has caused a stir in at least on of those boy's onesy undergarment thingamabobs those Mormons wear.

Bodhi said...

"Also, you are EVIL, pure abject EVIL"

Oh Mikey, you say that likes its a bad thing ;-)

Andrews ex, Michael, has dubbed Rabbit, The Kid and myself "The Unholy Trinity". Not suprisingly, we love the tag.

Michael said...

In the name of the Father, the Daughter, and the Holy Crap He's Hot!

Of course you are sehr hot as well, but the Rabbit is all mythic and whatnot.

Bodhi said...

In the words of The Kid, "Oh, you have soooo corrupted that poor sweet and innocent Rabbit".

Though funnily enough, Rabbit once corrected her with, "I may well be sweet, but I have never been that innocent".

[Delicious evil laugh]

Why do I now have this strange compulsion to stroke a pussy?

Anyhoo ...

By the way, Mikey, its officially the Father, Daughter and the Unholy Bunny. But I will tell him your version, as I am sure that it will make him smile.

Michael said...

That is a strange compulsion. I've done it plenty, but it was never all that compelling.