Annie's Annuals

Soraya – I killed it.
Cupcake – Holding on in the front yard.
Sungold – Improving, has new foliage and what looks like a bud (4/29). Holding on in the front yard.

Drama Queen – planted in ground 4/29
Shamini – planted in ground 4/29
Tiger Stripes – planted in ground. Seems to be doing better after being ravaged by snails. 4/29
Rosemary Verev – planted in ground. 4/29
Cerinthe retorta 4 – planted in ground. 4/29
Leprechaun’s Gold – planted in ground. 4/29
Chocolate Soldiers – planted in ground. 4/29

Friday's Quizes

You Are the Super Ego

While some people may think first and act later… you often don’t act at all.
You rather be safe than sorry, and you take ethics pretty seriously.
Like everyone, you have some pretty crazy desires. But unlike everyone, you restrain yourself.
You have high standards for your own behavior. And you happily exceed them.

You Are An Atheist

God? No thanks. You’re not buying into any religion.
They’re all bunk to you. You rather focus on what you know is true.
You may be a passive non-believer or a rabid atheist activist.
But one thing is for sure… no one’s going to make you go to church!

I’m more of an Apathetic Agnostic.

You Are 20% Phobic

Wow, you’re scared of very little. And you’re always conquering new fears that come up.
Have you considered a career as a stunt double? You should at least go on one of those crazy reality shows where you eat bugs!


This is probably more than you ever wanted to know about IND. And just what is IND? Well, funny you should ask. IND stands for Inadvertent Nuclear Detonation. Do you ever wonder about wording? I do. Why “inadvertent”? Why not accidental or unplanned or something else? Do you use inadvertent in your daily language? I don’t. (I’ve used it once in my blog, so I must use every half decade or so.)

Well, the DOE and the DoD mean something very specifc when they use inadvertent. It’s like all oranges are fruits, but not all fruits are oranges. All INDs would be considered accidents, but not all accidents, in fact, zero accidents in the case of the USA, lead to IND. The USSR defined accidents as an IND, so in their fine opinion, there had been no accidents.

    “Nuclear weapons are designed with great care to explode only when deliberately armed and fired. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility that, as a result of accidental circumstances, an explosion will take place inadvertently. Although all conceivable precautions are taken to prevent them, such accidents might occur in areas where weapons are assembled and stored, during the course of loading and transportation on the ground, or when actually in the delivery vehicle, e.g., an airplane or a missile.”

    -Atomic Energy Commission/Department of Defense, The Effects of Nuclear Weapons, 1962.

Now you know.