Waiting To Go Inside Lowe’s

Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on April 22, 2020

Planting a garden, during the great American lockdown, is different. There is plenty of time to turn up the soil, and walk to Lowe’s. The problem is when you get to the store. The seedling selection is skimpy. What seedlings there are cost more. To get a package of seeds, you have to wait in line to go inside. Lowe’s thinks people will be safer if only a few people are inside the store.

I brought my ear plugs. This way, I can listen to a show while waiting in line. This was the first time, since the gym closed, that I used the wireless plugs. When I rode the stationary bike, listening to shows was essential. Today, it was a nostalgic luxury. I had to struggle a bit with the bluetooth, but it started working soon enough.

The Anthropocene Reviewed is the show for today. “The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale.” TAR is typically about 20 minutes long, which is a good length for indoor biking, and Lowe’s admission. Today’s episode is Staphylococcus Aureus and the Non-Denial Denial.

TAR is usually fun to listen to, with enough intellect to make the listener feel smart. SAATN-DD (is that a bra for the large busted satanist?) goes over the discovery of staph bugs, and the antibiotics we use to kill them. While listening to this, I was standing about twenty feet away from the “killing wall” at Lowe’s. This is where they keep the traps, and poisons, used in mortal combat with varmints. The “killing wall” is adjacent to the garden supplies. There may, or may not, be a reason for this.

How does this rate on a five star scale? It was pleasant enough, if you don’t mind the inconvenience of waiting to buy green bean seeds. Mr. Green sounds as serene as ever, even while talking about Non-Denial Denial. This is the part I heard as I was walking home. There is a gravel road, between the MARTA gold line and the Norfolk Southern tracks. I like walking on this road, and am usually the only person there.

The show started to mention examples of Non-Denial Denial, and Bill Clinton came up. Slick Willie is the master of seeming to say something, while saying nothing at all. I somehow knew what the quote would be, before hearing it. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

I give listening The Anthropocene Reviewed, while waiting to get into Lowe’s, three and a half stars. Tomorrow is the fourth Thursday of April, and there should be another episode of TAR. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

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