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Postby Bill Glasheen » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:45 pm

I have just been offered a good position with a Fortune 100 company in Louisville, KY. First day is July 19.

Yes, this is a good thing. They found me on a professional networking site.

Yes, I will be getting a residence in/around Louisville.

No, I don't (yet) know what I'll do with my residence in Virginia. Yet. It's complicated.

Yes, I will open a dojo - sooner or later - in/around Louisville.

Camp? I'm going to TRY to make it. Stay tuned.

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Postby Van Canna » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:17 pm

Congratulations Bill...big times are coming. :D
No, I don't (yet) know what I'll do with my residence in Virginia. Yet. It's complicated.


Sell it to your mistress and get back now and then :P
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Postby Bill Glasheen » Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:15 am

Van Canna wrote:
Sell it to your mistress and get back now and then :P

My response

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Postby Van Canna » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:45 am

:lol: "I didn't even get up this morning" :multi:
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Postby Bill Glasheen » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:09 pm

On the subject...

I thought you would enjoy this, Van. It's a famous Irish toast.

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Here's to health and prosperity,
To you and all your posterity.
And them that doesn't drink with sincerity,
That they may be damned for all eternity.

To our wives and lovers - may they never meet!

Here's to husbands and sweethearts -- may they never meet!

Never go to bed angry... always stay up and argue.

Always remember the three magic words: "You're right dear."

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
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Postby Van Canna » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:13 am

Very insightful, thank you Bill...and 'Ain't it the truth' ? :wink:
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Kentucky!

Postby KentuckyUechi » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:02 am

There goes the neighborhood! :roll:

LMAO! Seriously, Welcome to the Bluegrass State.
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Re: Kentucky!

Postby Bill Glasheen » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:13 pm

KentuckyUechi wrote:
There goes the neighborhood! :roll:

Yea well... they'll let anyone in these days. ;)
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LMAO! Seriously, Welcome to the Bluegrass State.

Thanks, neighbor. We will soon meet.

By the way... Do people use mostly bluegrass or fescue on their lawns? :lol:

Leave it to the do-it-yourself gardener to want to know. Ask one of my students. She says I have "sex grass." I think that's a good thing. (And it's a mixture of both, BTW...)

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Postby KentuckyUechi » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:03 pm

Thanks, neighbor. We will soon meet.

By the way... Do people use mostly bluegrass or fescue on their lawns?


Sounds good!

As far as the grass, Kentucky 31 Fescue is King throughout the state, much to the dismay of The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and many sportsmen and environmentalists. I'm not sure about lawn mixes though.

Personally, I try to sew a mixture of canadian thistle, ragweed, and stinging nettle, on mine every spring. :lol:
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Postby Van Canna » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:24 pm

I had a joint of bluegrass once....pretty good stuff :lol:
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Postby Bill Glasheen » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:28 pm

KentuckyUechi wrote:
As far as the grass, Kentucky 31 Fescue is King throughout the state

They don't do Kentucky 31 here any more. It's too "clumpy" and prone to disease. We have all varieties of "dwarf tall fescues" - if that oxymoron makes any sense to you. The seed stocks all come from Oregon. Various varieties are tested every year, and the results are made available to the seed and feed stores. I in turn find a mix of at least 3 different varieties. All of it is subject to "brown patch" (a fungus) at about this time of year - some varieties more than others. Mixing the varieties gives you a snowball's chance in hell of the patches not getting too bad.

As for the Bluegrass... There are some new varieties out now that apparently do really well in the very hot summers here. (Similar to Kentucky, by the way...) I mixed some in one year. It has taken in certain more-shady areas, and is spreading as Nature will have it. Between the high-tech dwarf/tall fescues, the creeping red fescue (for shade) and the bluegrass, I have myself a lawn on my heterogenous piece of property.

And I have women who call it "sex grass" so... I'm still thinking that's good. 8)
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much to the dismay of The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and many sportsmen and environmentalists.

Believe it or not, I pay attention to stuff like that. I plant almost all Native plants. I don't do the usual crap that everyone MUST have in their yards because the neighbors have it. I have mountain laurel (native), deciduous hollies (native), non-deciduous hollies (native), sweet bay magnolias (native), any number of rhododendrons (native), witch hazel (native), etc., etc. It all blends in beautifully with the woods and wetlands behind me - as if it was meant to be there. Because IT WAS.

Sooo.... Sounds like I'll be having some fun in Kentucky - teaching the natives how to go native. If that makes sense... ;)

Bluegrass is wonderful stuff - where it grows well. I needed some strong fescues to hold my sloped land together, as I have wetlands behind me. But the bluegrass is finding its niche and thriving. I can't wait to see what varieties that the local seed stores are pushing.

Sorry... I kinda geeked out there for a minute.
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Personally, I try to sew a mixture of canadian thistle, ragweed, and stinging nettle, on mine every spring. :lol:

The difference between "grass" and "a lawn." ;)

But seriously... When I visited Nebraska, Glenn brought me around to the local Universities and showed me the work they were doing to study and preserve the natural grasses that once grew there. The difference between the east coast and the plains is east coasters cut trees down to plant lawns, and plains folk bring trees in to replace the natural grasses. It's ass-backwards. You see it in that the wilderness here is woods, whereas trees in Nebraska are only in the cities.

See picture of Great Plains near Lincoln, Nebraska.

Wildfires are one of the biggest reasons. And grazing animals - which can't quite go unchecked any more...

So your flip comment is actually not so flip to someone like Glenn.
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I had a joint of bluegrass once....pretty good stuff :lol:

Whatever do you mean, Mr. Canna? :roll:

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Postby Van Canna » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:37 pm

:mrgreen: But I did not inhale :wink:
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Postby Bill Glasheen » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:39 pm

Van Canna wrote:
:mrgreen: But I did not inhale :wink:

As long as you exhale, my friend. ;)

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Glenn?

Postby KentuckyUechi » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:52 pm

So your flip comment is actually not so flip to someone like Glenn.


Glenn can't be trusted! He's not even a native species. He still bleeds Wildcat Blue! :multi:
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Postby f.Channell » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:12 pm

At last Van the secret of 1960's and 1970's "Uechibreathing" is revealed.
I should have known all along.

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