Monday, March 12, 2012

Are these plants citizens?

   The word "citizen" is a entertaining topic of discussion. I suppose we're use to non documented workers. And I guess you can say the day labor verity is the most discussed or topic of conversation. Many consider such non citizen. But has that same fella looked at his landscape? Everything they are surrounded by is not a citizen. That Bermuda grass is not a citizen. It's been here for 200+ years now. Thought to be from either Africa or the UK. It takes a beating. It does well in the states (in many regions at the least). But we've been trained to think it should look a certain way. We throw all this SHIT on it to make it look its part year round. But it should be far more natural and easier than that process. Not to mention the negative side effects it has on the cool dudes making other things happen below the surface.
When we treat our turf grass with "shit" to make it look its part. We are in return messing up the soil below for the unnamed cool dudes. My favorite, worms. Worms work harder than anyone you'll ever know. You think your great great grandfather did cool shit? Fought wars, married a awesome woman, had kids, built his own home. That's all great stuff too. But worms build the ground that fella built his life on. So did a bunch of other critters. So without one your less likely to get the other. I'm not going to get all technical wennie on ya about the details of the microbes and beneficial bacteria that takes place in a natural process of life. That's just boring right?
   Landscape is simple. We over think it. Put way too much money into it. Waste resources over shit that doesn't fucking matter. Your spraying Round Up like air freshener after taken a fat shit. You wouldn't really have to if you kept it way more simple. I also find it ironic how a dude woudl make such a claim, "I love going into the woods and I love nature." But they could essentially have that in their backyard... literally! Have you ever camped out in your backyard as a kid or either with your kid? That was cool! You can take it a step further and make your land and make it look like nature. Amazing I know.
   Living in California. People really don't realize we are in a desert. The coast only takes up about 20% of the states landscape. The native plant life you implement on your space wont need watering or that other time consuming maintaining time eater nonsense. All that equals money! Water = Money. Time = money. Time and money saved = living life. Hopefully not in front of a television. But maybe hanging out in the kitchen or with the kid(s) or friends. Or in the garage trying to figure out how to rebuild that NP 231J transfer case you fucked up on the Rubicon.
   And then you get all the benefits of that native landscape. The bugs, birds, bee's, butterflies, etc. If you have a veggie garden. Shit man. Aphids will most likely be a thing of the past.
   So a friend of mine is this bad ass who knows shit I don't. We went to a nursery the other day. I experienced a whole new level of geek I've never seen. I've got fucking books, my girlfriend is a nurse, most of my friends are wicked fuckin smart. But this was outa control nerd shit. Listening to two dorks talk plants and the vocabulary was mind numbing. I was trying to pronounce the bloody words like a foreigner learning English. But I geeked out too. We picked up quite a bit of native plants. And yes some are grasses. If you do some reading. You can take a hike with your dog and take some clippings from plants in your area that are native. Plants are wicked. They survive like no other. And this leads me to the next statement. Get to know some fucking stoners. Preferable ones that grow pot. They know shit too. Let me rephrase that. Some pot growing stoners know shit. I'm sure they would be more than happy to hang loose at the jaw about plants. But the information is universal. And while your at it. Smoke a joint already! Lately I've been preferring hash. Maybe try that.
Hold on. What was I gonna type? Oh yeah. Think about it. Try it out in a area. Don't be afraid your friends will make fun of yeah. You probably need new friends anyhow. They only come around because you have beer or pot and your the only one that doesn't live in his mothers basement.
Do understand life takes time. Anything! And I mean anything in life takes time to establish. Be patient and be kind.
Fuck! I'm starting to sound like one of these Berkeley hippie type. Hurry! Where's my Remington 870?
Hopefully these images show up. I'm using a new computer and camera phone to give you losers that don't read pictures.

After ripping it out

photo(1) by zero7negative
photo(1), a photo by zero7negative on Flickr.

I have to mention the 50 plus dope bags I found while digging all this shit up. I woulda been rich had there been dope in the bags. But no dice. Instead I found spoons/forks, enough glass to fund another project, I think I found a new STD. But that was sent out to a lab for reports.

Non Citizen

House by zero7negative
House, a photo by zero7negative on Flickr.

So this is what I took out. All the things you see are undocumented residents. The landscape you fuck, not the people living in the house!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Damn it has been a while

So yeah, its been a while since I made a post. There's a rather sad but yet not a uncommon story to be told, as to why I haven't made a post. September 12, 2011 my house was broken into while my girlfriend and I were out enjoying some ice cream in the beautiful weather we had been experiencing. Came home around 4 pm and I had noticed something funny about the side door we use most frequent b/c it only has locks. Whereas the front door to the house has damn gate and 2 extra locks. And frankly I fucking hate having to go through b/c of that.
I'm a freak. I notice everything around me. Leaf out of place. New car or the sound of familiar ones in the neighborhood. I guess it's the conditioning I've acquired throughout my life of living in shitty neighborhoods. I noticed between the door jam the dead bolt was not in the locked position and the door handle was locked. That's the complete opposite of what I do. I use dead bolt but not the door lock b/c the door handle lock was oxidized and the key was a pain in the ass to get in and out. I combed the place out to make sure it was "safe" to enter.
Once determined "safe" to look through my shit to see what was taken. It wasn't too hard to figure out what was. I live with very very little in the means of possessions. But lap tops were taken, camera gear gone, a night bag with bunch of my clothes, and yes a firearm. Which is odd b/c I keep a M&P 40 in plain sight by the side door and it wasn't even touched. But a locked up and hidden pistol was taken. Really odd to me. But whatever. Its just materialism. It does bug me that there is yet another firearm on the streets floating around. I only hope its in the hands of someone that doesn't know what they are doing and or the firearm fails and its found to be useless to someone with horrible intentions. There was a string of incidences taking place. I later had learned that a house 2 doors down was broken into a week prior to me. And on the following Thursday my immediate neighbor was hit. And she was hit REAL bad. And a week later, a good friend that lives in the hills was getting hit when his alarm company had dispatched him. It's easy to react with negativity and make assumptions or to use racial slurs. But the fact is. You can't say shit that really matters.
There was a Chevy Lumina that looked like it was bought from a car auction, that had previously served its life as a taxi. That was posted outside for about 2 weeks. I never saw anyone get into it. I only seen it during certain and infrequent times of the day. Like someone scoping shit out. But then the neighbor had her sister living with her and she was always having questionable ass people over. Whom some would knock on my door and ask for that sister. Its pretty clear I'm the only white dude in this hood. I've got a big ass rock clawler Jeep in the front. That same neighbor had illegals working on her house over a few months period of time doing a remodel. And then there are outside influences, assholes!
Needless to say you just take it up the ass and walk on. Now don't get me wrong. By no means should you leave yourself vulnerable to home intrusions. Since this experience I have learned a shit ton about security and the mentality of thieves that fulfill these behaviors. It was nice I wasn't home. One it shows me they were a coward. Secondly they'd be dead. I shoot and ask question later. Fuck that ultra liberal bullshit about guns are bad blah blah blah! If you damn well know you don't belong somewhere. Don't be surprised by large bore firearm aiming at your person. Take that fella as of recently in the Berkeley Hills. He's fucking dead b/c a intruder was on his property and he went out without baring arms. And don't confuse what I say about a innocent kid riding a big wheel up your drive way. That's just retarded. I'm talking aggressive behavior. Destructive behavior. If you can not identify a threat and innocence. Then you my friend are a dumb ass!
So now the house is kinda decked out like the damn Pentagon! I wont give away all my secrets to designing this security system b/c someone might be snooping. But yes a house alarm is in place. I didn't do one those Bay Alarm or ADT crappy things. I was going balls out! I also own and not lease my security system. Everything has a wireless contact which runs on a independent power supply very well hidden. All I gotta say is bring a shovel. You'll be here a while. By the time you find it, you'll have dug yourself your own grave and I wont be hard for me to dispose of your body.
Door locks. Now this threw my fucking hair back. You can bump Schlegs, KwiKset locks so easily. These locks are considered to be good locks. They are not by any means. You can buy kits online and we can walk around town all day long getting into houses with no problems.
Just a little hint about security. Who the hell do you think knows security better than anyone in the world? Fuckin Israelis of course! So I employed a few to do this shit the right way. My door locks can not be picked and the key can't be duplicated. I had to take finger prints and Photo ID taken. So if I need a copy made. Those 2 things have to match up.
So then I figured, well. That'll just send some ass hat to the window. So i found some more Israelis who knew how to protect windows without bars. That secret I'm not giving away other than its really fucking expensive. I have yet to get a security camera setup b/c I can't afford the cameras I want and I don't find a point in buying cheap shit from Radio Shack or Costco. But when I can. I'm talking clear as bell imagining night or day. All sync'ed to a 4 TB DVR with wireless internet access so I can watch the house if I so desired to.
I have 2 other items of security I employed in my system which I wont even talk about b/c its none of your business. I just don't suggest trespassing unless you like 3" 12 gauge slugs up your ass. Hans is now 80 lbs which isn't all that big of a dog. But he's fast as shit and his bite hurts! I can feel it through the Jit Sleeve.
I still don't have a camera so I use my iPhone to take pictures. I've made quite a bit of improvements since my last post. I'm also trying to sale the worm box I made in order to make another one which I think will be more ideal for my goals with the worms. Tune in kids. I'll be posting some cool shit soon. Until then. Get paid and get laid. Be good to each other.