The Best Post I’ve Ever Produced.

No matter what your job or what it is you do, every so often, everything comes together for you.   You are the epitome of efficiency and excellence and everyone around you is in awe from the moment you walk into work until the moment you leave.  You scanned the most groceries, won the case or sold the most.  You looked great, felt great and just glided through the day.

As a blogger every once in a while this happens too. You create a post that all other posts will be measured up against. A post so creative and original and riveting that you figure you might as well pack it up now because you’ll never write a better post than this.  No one will ever create a better post than this.

This is not that post.

This is the opposite of that post.  Which is really just as impressive an accomplishment.

I decided to change things up a bit by doing a nice long video for you where I just walk around my garden and talk about it and what’s going on in my life.  Not that anything out of the ordinary is going on in my life, but this video was going to be different than my normal videos because it wasn’t going to be a quick, edited, 2 minute piece.  You and I were going to spend some quality time together wandering through my community garden looking at everything.

I even brushed my hair so I’d look super cute. I considered wearing the Elvis wig I bought but went with brushing my hair instead.  It seemed more practical.

I think it was around that point that things started to fall apart.

My phone froze up making the video, I couldn’t get my microphone to work, my tripod tipped over and after reviewing what footage  I did get, I noticed I didn’t look super-cute so much as super-tired and super-in-need of a bleach job.  Note to all: never record a video the day after returning from 5 days on Beale Street in Memphis.

So what I have for you now is half of a video, featuring bad sound quality, saggy skin, dark circles and hair in need of 14 buckets of bleach.

Please enjoy.



I’m taking this as a sign.  No more long meandering videos.

And no more going anywhere without at least one wig.


  1. Ashley says:

    Best bad video ever. :)

  2. Dale says:

    Root crops have a common theme that as the tops wilt/brown out the energy has been put into the root to help the plant spring forth in the spring. No new nutrient will develop. For winter storage, my Grandpa had a root cellar that stayed 45 – 55 degrees F year round. Perfect for garden crop storage. As for parsnips, my neighbor will cover the ‘nips still in the ground with 8 – 10 inches of straw and harvest them any time during the winter. I have many fond memories of helping Grandpa plant, cultivate and harvest from our vegetable garden.

  3. Laura worsham says:

    Post not about gardening, tho I had a wonderful day potting mums as it finally went below 90 degrees here in South Alabama on the Gulf Coast. Just decided to click on your favorite books and we agree on several, so I had to tell you to please please read The Elegance of The Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery – French author — well translated. (If you don’t like it, I pledge to send you a full refund.) And my favorite memoirs “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dog’s Tonight” and it’s sequel “Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness” written by a very droll and funny Brit who grew up in Africa whose mother reminds me of Tallulah Bankhead (if she’d grown up in Britain) with a father who calls forth images of Hemingway.

    • Karen says:

      O.K., I’ll look them up and add them to my list Laura! I love droll so I’m sure that one will be a favourite. Funny that you’re just dropping below 90. Last night was the first night I lit our fireplace. Cold, rainy and windyyyyyyy. Fall has officially arrived. ~ karen!

  4. Marci says:

    I love a long meandering video of your garden. I hope you’ll take us back when you harvest all your bounty. Sadly since I started gardening for other people my own vegetable growing has shriveled so I will enjoy the harvest vicariously. Through you.
    If you agree to do your part.

  5. Linda says:

    Good thing you didn’t find the bug in your bra before your mike fell off, eh?

  6. Janet says:

    Love the garden…hated to see the vid end. How do you make Swiss chard, it just showed up in my grocery store and want to try it but never know what to do with greens so that they don’t end up musth and bitter.

  7. Carol Ann says:

    You crack me up.

  8. Feral Turtle says:

    As always…you are fabulous! Cheers.

  9. Maureen Locke says:

    One of my favourite posts I think… next to the frozen yogurt tampon one. lol Both video posts I might add. Going to go over and check out your you tube channel. Really enjoyed spending those short minutes with you. You’re so much fun. Thanks Karen. :)

  10. Merrilee says:

    Actually quite enjoyed the video garden tour- albeit brief. I missed your garden-along, hope you’re going to do some more of those types of classes. Maybe some DIY Halloween decorations- my favorite holiday since it’s my birthday!!

  11. markus says:

    Encore!, Encore!

  12. Janice Mortimer says:

    If I took a picture of my garden, I think you would cry….well maybe laugh…both? I actually think you would laugh so hard you wet your pants and cry. My tomatoes are still hanging, green and hard. The plants are dying but the tomatoes are fighters. At least the ones the deer dont seem to fancy so there must be something wrong with them. They ate the good green ones and left the rest. My carrots never grew. I pulled one out to curse it for not growing and shoved it back in the hole so it could warn the rest of the lazy buggers about my contempt towards them. The deer liked my kale so I didn’t get any of that but they left the bitter lettuce leaves for me to chew and choke down. My celery is growing but no where near done. Pathetic.

  13. Leslie says:

    Thank you so much for making my day. You are funny, funny, funny. Oh, and exceptionally talented!

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