Welcome 2012

The new year is here and I’ve been hitting the garden as usual. I am so pleased to say that my beet seeds, broccoli, and daikon radishes have sprouted delightfully, and below is a close up shot of some of the beets.

It is so amazing, one simply plants the seeds in the ground and they sprout forth!

In other news, friends, there are babies in Pomona! Twice last week I held two different babies in my arms as I wandered the streets of Pomona. One day I was out dropping an item at the main Pomona post office and on my bicycle trip home I stopped in and visited my bastard baby and got to hold hir in my very arms. (For those of you wondering concerning the word “bastard,” nothing of mine was contributed “biologically” to this baby, they simply needed some help getting pregnant and I said a few words to make that happen – thus I affectionately call it my “bastard baby.”) Then a day later, I was on a lovely, quiet walk around the Lincoln Park neighborhood (where I live), hung out and chatted with a friend around the corner for a while on hir porch, then continued my walk and stopped in to visit another friend who’d also just had a baby. I don’t know what it is, but it’s like they all want other people to get a chance to hold their baby. But who could refuse?! lol! So I did.

From Ninin Ga Shinobuden, v.1, p.56, available at Funny Business on Garey Avenue.

And in other news, Pomona has been blanketed by virtually summer weather in the middle of January. It is delightful! I’m sure rain is on the way, but it sure is nice to live here and bask in the warmth that is a Southern California winter.

If some of you have not heard about “Ride Around Pomona” (RAP), they are a group of that meets up at Thomas Plaza across the street north of the Glass House on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 8 a.m. I have some housemates and a neighbor across the street that are a part of this group that indeed “ride around Pomona,” and at last Saturday’s meet up to ride, they had their largest group EVER, over 30 people! And they have group T-shirts, too!

Furthermore in other news, it is indeed 2012, a year of potentially great cataclysm, but here in Pomona it is the wellest, so we have nothing to worry about. Other places may fall into the sea, governments and other institutions self-destruct, the economy tumble to it’s death — but here in Pomona, it is the wellest.

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