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Sat, Jun. 30th, 2007 01:54 pm
Updates from Minne-apple-land

So, i came to Minnesota to see some friends, find housing for the future, and water my sister Robyn's plants. She's been in Honduras since mid-May, and her boyfriend Paul went down to join her for three weeks. Thus the plants were left unattended. Except, i'm thinking Paul killed the plants and discarded the carcasses, because as far as i can tell, there is but one plant. It is a cactus.

Admittedly, it's a cactus in very poor shape. I was scouring the apartment for these alleged plants, and after the third go-round, it finally occurred to me that this thing is arguably living, and clearly in desperate need of water. It's shaped like a slightly elongated version of my kindergarten classroom tarantula, falling limp and lifeless across the side of the pot. (Last i remember, it stood upright).

Robby feared that her ten weeks away might be the death of all things living in this apartment (excluding Paul, on his better days; he was very not thrilled with her plans to disappear for the entirety of the summer). Paul possesses many wonderful traits, but clearly plant care is not amongst them. However, now that i'm discovering "all things living" (when excluding Paul) is but a cactus, i'm sort of questioning her alleged motives for such strong encouragement of my visit. I think the plants were secondary, arguably tertiary.

Which is fine. I mean, over the past three years or so, her once-standard line of questioning: "are you moving to Minnesota" has evolved, adding a "when" to the beginning, my eventual relocation a forgone conclusion. And i suppose with time, she's prevailed. I am, in fact, moving to Minnesota for at least some period of time. And hopefully after the next three days, i'll even have a place to live once i get here. But i'm laughing, a little, at her pretextual rationale for my visitation.

Current Music: The Dresden Dolls - Delilah

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Sat, Jun. 30th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)

On a random note, I will be in Minneapolis in August for a cousin's wedding. It's a small world! ^_^


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