If, like many of us, you are worried about an impending nuclear, terrorist, cold or World war I think I can ease your mind a little bit. You don’t need to be worrying every second of every day about the possibility of war. 4 hours should suffice. It’s a well known fact that you can limit your fretting about pretty much anything to between the hours of 8 p.m. and midnight because according to every news channel in the world, “At the end of the day” is the only time anything ever happens.
At the end of the day we’re going to have to buckle down. At the end of the day we’ll have to ignore all the chatter. At the end of the day only time will tell. And so on.
I’ve decided as a blogger of the highest order that I need to up my game in terms of lingo. Like I said, I’ve noticed that At the end of the day is a very popular phrase on news channels but doesn’t really pop up in blogs all that much. So I’m gonna run with it, see how it goes. It was between “At the end of the day” and “The situation is fluid”. I don’t really know what “the situation is fluid” means … I suspect it means the reporter has no idea what the hell is going on. So “At the end of the day it is“.
A few days ago I promised I’d be giving away part of my Luffa seed stash. At the end of the day that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I just realized this might get confusing. I’m not giving away the seeds at the end of the day. I’m actually going to give you a few days to enter the contest for the seeds and I’m not really sure yet what time of day that’s going to be. Could be the middle of the day for all I know.
The seeds were gathered from my very own luffa sponge which I grew last summer. It took me a few years to work out all the kinks but I’ve finally figured out how to actually grow a Luffa vine in my zone 6 climate to the point that I get an actual Luffa sponge. To understand how exciting that is you’d have to be a gardener. Imagine you’re at the grocery store and you pull out a grocery cart to wheel around the store only to realize that not a single wheel is wonky on it. THAT’S the kind of excitement I’m talking about.
Part of the reason for my success, at the end of the day (although we’ve established a little further up that I’m just randomly using that phrase and my success has nothing to do with the time of day anything did or didn’t happen) was the fact that I had fresh Luffa seeds. Really fresh.
That and the heated seed pad were the two most important things. So if you want to successfully grow Luffas you need to buy a heated seed pad and you need to get some fresh seeds. You can’t use ones that you bought 4 years ago and never got around to planting. Your germination rate will be abysmal. 4 wonky wheels abysmal.
I’m opening a contest, right now, right this moment (not at the end of the day) for an envelope of official Art of Doing Stuff Luffa seeds right out of the Luffa I am currently using in my shower.
I have 15 packets of seeds, each containing 8 Luffa seeds to give away.
Like the seed packets?
If you’d like the chance to win a packet of my Luffa seeds at the end of the day (we’ve been through this already) tell me in the comment section why you want to grow a Luffa or if you’ve ever tried before.
At the end of the day, have a good weekend, I’ll announce the 15 winners next week. The situation remains fluid.
(The contest is now closed)