Jeepers, I guess I missed something here...
Hello hosta-open crew,
Well, I've hit a few buttons but Ray is right, I am cheating.
My middle child is in college and I have talked her out of two of
her books. One is Intro to Bio (and you should see what they study
as an intro course nowadays!), and the other is genetics. Plus, I
have been reading a great magazine called Nature and becoming more than
a little frustrated because the damned Arabidopsis Thaliana, a common weed,
has 100's if not 1,000's of scientists devoted to uncovering the mysteries
of its gene pool while we're losing talent left and right to work on other
plants with seemingly little concern.
Rick Grazzini resigned, Ben has moved on to Hellebores, and now some
want to pick on Joe and Jim because they are using too big of words?
But shoot, I didn't even pay that much attention to the comment and
I certainly don't know from whom it originated. I was just trying
to be a jerk and see if you all were awake. Hell, I've missed all
of you guys and I wanted to let you know I'm back in town! (I can
hear Bob saying, "shucks" all the way from up in Waukon :-).
So, I owe all those who were offended an apology. I'll try to
figure out how to go about doing that. It's not in my
nature to apologize when I think someone else owes someone an apology because
THEY were the ones being too critical, but I'll work on it and see what
I can come up with...
In the meantime, anyone who really WAS personally offended, please reread
my comments. Then, if you are STILL offended, send me a flame
and I'll apologize for whatever you think is so offensive. I'd rather
you just beat the hell out of me until my ears bled because somehow it
makes people like you feel better. That's what Jim F. did to
me in the 12th grade (kind of like what Gary would like to do about now,
perhaps). Of course, Jim is now dead because he liked to drink
more than he liked to study, but then that is a whole 'nother subject.
I apologize and I'll try harder to stay on the topic of discussing Hosta
genetics... If I don't straighten up here in a day or two, maybe
I'll have to get my hormones checked... or just boot myself off of these
lists for a while. I'm getting way too cranky...
Hosta la Vista!
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