I had to stop painting the Lair when I was denounced by the Gulch’s Committee* on Cultural Compliance…

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Yeah, they accused me of pretending to be a Person of Color. 😉

Thank you, you’re wonderful. I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip the borscht and try the waitresses.


*You know you’re living some semblance of a free life when you have to stop and look up the spelling of “committee.” 🙂

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11 Responses to I had to stop painting the Lair when I was denounced by the Gulch’s Committee* on Cultural Compliance…

  1. Malatrope says:

    When are you going to add a nice deck to the front?

  2. Joel says:

    Oh, I wish. Though I want to build a nice big awning to cover it first.

  3. Judy says:

    Malatrope – a deck would give more places for Zelda’s favorite critters to hide. ;>)

  4. Edward says:

    That great vertical face above the front ledge needs some art. Maybe a B17 dropping ordnance with a nice bit of sass on the nose, or maybe a jolly roger?

  5. Zelda says:

    When will the 4 ft wide multi-level ramp with multiple safe landing turn-outs be built? What Edward said. Among your millions of readers there surely is an artist who can do a trompe-l’oeil painting of something awesome like a B-17 in action. That would be a hoot.

  6. Zelda says:

    Judy, it would also encourage them to gather in one place where they could be more easily trapped in big happy groups. Trapping is good.

  7. Malatrope says:

    Regardless of critters, I was thinking it would be a nice place to put a garden in ceramic pots (or whatever is handy). Personally, I concentrate on things with a high cost-avoidance factor, like spices to add to the basic diet. Things like chives, oregano, basil, rosemary and such are easy to grow (though in AZ sun I’d put a screen cloth over them to cut it down a bit even though I presume that’s the north face of his lair due to the solar panels being on the other side).

  8. Norman says:

    Given LB’s mass and basic physics (E=MC2) it may be a bad idea, but would there be advantages to a screen door? Or, perhaps, some sort of half-screened Dutch door arrangement?

  9. anonymous says:

    Which faces of your home face away from sun, never getting any sunlight ? Dark colors in dark locations often invite mold. That happened with Mom’s home, that wall not receiving sunlight due to a tree that blocked the afternoon sun. We had to scrub that area with bleach every now and again to beat that stuff down.

    Otherwise, it looks great. Nice job.

  10. Joel says:

    Zelda, how about a nice subdued Gadsden snake? Black on dark green is a nice combination…

    Norman, LB can sail through a screen door without pausing, and when he was young, he did. But when I grew up in Michigan there was a simple fix for large impetuous dogs, they just put an aluminum grate or expanded metal lath over the screen on the bottom half of the door.

    That said, I don’t know whether I could fit a screen door over that opening or not, but there are times when more ventilation would be welcome.

    Anon 3:26, mold is the one thing I don’t worry about. Things occasionally get wet in winter and during Monsoon, but get very dry all other times of the year. The front of the house sees little sunlight except in the morning within a couple of months of the summer solstice, but the only thing it collects as a result is impressive cobwebs.

  11. Malatrope says:

    Perfect for plants, then.

To the stake with the heretic!