Burn the Books

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February 5, 2013 by Kriscinda Lee Everitt

Huzzah for me! The rest of my seeds have arrived. (Excited!)

Pile o' seed packets.

Pile o’ seed packets.

I'm particularly excited about this one.

I’m particularly excited about this one.

I also ordered a couple of books that I thought might come in handy. I kinda always second guess an extra expense, but now that I’ve taken a look at them, I’m glad I got them. Especially this one:

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I had a bucket garden a few years ago at an apartment I was living in in Pittsburgh. It went well enough, but I had ended up buying seedlings. See, I had gotten seeds and had started them. And then I had to go out of town for a few days—I believe it was AWP in Denver that year—and trusted my roommate to look after them. The door to my room was to be kept closed, because she had a rambunctious kitten. I suppose the closed door helped her forget, because they were bone-dry when I got back. Furthermore, what survived was destroyed—I’m not kidding—within fifteen minutes of my return, as Baily Bean the kitten toppled the tray and I was sweeping dirt out of the carpet for a few days.

Obviously, I have no real experience starting seeds—I’m about fifty pages into this book and I’ve already learned things I never would have guessed in a million years. Sure, I suppose I could have found this information online, but, frankly, I like books. I like having a decent source of information that I can just grab off the shelf, flip through, and find what I need, all in one spot. As opposed to waiting on a slow internet, clicking a thousand links before I find what I need, etc., etc. Screw that: books.

I also got this one:

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I want to start a massive compost pile by the garden, and I wanted some handy information in a small format, with easy to find and follow instructions. I found it. Looks handy enough; here are some highlights:

A few of the resources for this booklet are pretty metal sounding. In fact, I'm sure "Let it Rot!" must be an existing metal song. I will try to find it...

A few of the resources for this booklet are pretty metal sounding. In fact, I’m sure “Let it Rot!” must be an existing metal song. I will try to find it…

The booklet's little cartoon host is named Professor Rot. He's more clean-cut than I would have expected.

The booklet’s little cartoon host is named Professor Rot. He’s more clean-cut than I would have expected.

Good to know. No Moggleton Pie in the compost pile.

Good to know. No Moggleton Pie in the compost pile.

NO DOGS. I'm just kidding, no, this goes along with the previous picture. No dog...pie.

NO DOGS. I’m just kidding, no, this goes along with the previous picture. No dog…pie.

I'm down with anything that involved cartoon worms saying "Yum!" and "Yuck!"

I’m down with anything that involves cartoon worms saying “Yum!” and “Yuck!”

Obviously, I picked the right little booklet.

Separate from the seed shipment, I found this nifty book at the local St. Vinnie DePaul’s:

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It’s a 1977 reproduction of an 1895 book of the History of Butler County, Pa (obviously). It’s Volume II, sure, and I don’t have Volume I, but it does contain the local biography section. There’s a very good chance that the family that started this property in the late 1700s, and their 19th-century descents, are in here.

That was the book haul this week—a little heavier than most weeks. All good stuff.

I leave you, now, with this picture of Moggy:

This is what I deal with when I sit down to write.

This is what I deal with when I sit down to write.

This outtake of that same shoot:

He's such a weirdo.

He’s such a weirdo.

And this: San Antonio’s Fearless Iranians from Hell with ‘Burn the Books.’ Crossover band–they formed in 1983, but I don’t actually know if they’re still together. I think they’ve broken up. Shame, really.

Fearless Iranians from Hell.

Fearless Iranians from Hell.

By the way, I found it. Incarnated, from Poland, has a song called ‘Let it Rot,” on their album ‘Human Flesh.’ Unfortunately, I didn’t find an easily listenable link for you, but, as a consolation prize, I give you Vienna’s Pungent Stench‘s ‘Just Let Me Rot.’  \m/

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4 thoughts on “Burn the Books

  1. Dangit. Peed myself again over the History of Butler County book. {shivers. pees.}

  2. iheartsatan says:

    The Iranians are awesome! :):):)

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