Ornery Thornery

Tis the season… for goatheads. Grrrrrrrrrreat.

I don’t know where I picked this fine fellow up but I saw it stuck in my front tire while I was still a couple miles away from work this morning. At least it had the decency to stay embedded in the sidetread and keep enough air in the tube to get me to the office without having to stop and patch it.

That’s what lunch hours are for.

There are few things I truly hate, but invasive plants — such as pampas and fountain grasses, mustard weed, fennel, and the creeper known simply and succinctly as puncture vine that produces these tire flattening beasties — never fail to piss me off. Puncture vine is especially and vehemently detested due to the fact that its spiked seeds are the most common cause for my flat tires during the summer months.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."