Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Roses and Wrestling!

Wrestling and the rose garden? Recently I have started watching wrestling again.  I loved it as a child and later watched often in the 90's.  My favorite was  Hulk Hogan,  mostly due to Hulkamania starting in 1984 and Wrestlemania in 1985.  The other thing is that Hogan has the same birthday as my Dad! My Dad passed away right before the first Wrestlemania I and I only had sisters, so the wrestlers became a big male influence in my life.  In the 90's I was just lucky my sister lived with a guy getting all the PPVs!  I could go on and on talking about wrestling for hours.  Last Friday,  I gave my sister and girlfriend a long rundown as I waited for Hulk Hogan's appearance on Smackdown.  They really loved it, not really!




 What really got me into wrestling again was the WWE Network and the announcement that Hulk Hogan would be hosting Wrestlemania!  The WWE Network for only $9.99  including all PPV and an extensive video vault was a great bargain.  Been watching so much wrestling.  Even though my twitter account was primary for the rose garden, I have tweeted some wrestling stuff lately.  The WWE constantly announces hash tags and trending world wide.  Well,  they  have finally got to me,  and I feel slightly brainwashed!  My favorites are #YesMovement and #ThankYouTaker from the past week.  Something happened this past weekend that had Roses and Wrestling twisting and turning in my head!  The weather was great and Wrestlemania XXX was just around the corner. The following ere are my Roses and Wrestling Observation from Wrestlemania Weekend!

The Gazebo Cage Match Pruning


I had one of those cheap gazebos with the netting over top a metal frame.  It was good enough.  I got it at Ollie's Bargain Outlet. They do have good stuff cheap, but often with some minor flaws.  This gazebo had poles that connect and clip to a small base part. The small base can be spiked to the ground.  Unfortunately, the holes where the pole clips in were in the wrong place and made spiking to the ground useless.   During the Preakness stakes in 2012 we had crabs and beer in the Gazebo. When the big race started we had many beers and were yelling and cheering.  I had an old TV outside to watch.  It was very exciting we were all cheering and yelling for our favorite horses.Well somehow I managed to stumble and start to fall over right at the end of the race!  Tables, chair, and my girlfriend (of course I grabbed her!) were going down!  I managed to grab onto the metal frame and save the fall,  but the gazebo was bent pretty good.  You know this reminds me of many wrestling moments!  Stone Cold drinking beer and yelling "Give ma a Hell Yeah"!  All of the brawls in Piper's Pit with furniture flying around!  How about the shock master tripping and falling?  Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth wedding when the snakes are in the wedding gifts and everything goes crazy!  I have seen plenty of these on the WWE Network over the last few months!  Anyway, I managed to bend the gazebo back and add some duck tape to make it as good as new for at least another month.  The next month in 2012,  I was out of town visiting my sister for my birthday and the rare derecho storm hit and  pretty much demolished the gazebo.  I managed to bend all back and duck tape again, but much of the net and roof were ripped.  It sat there like as a bird perch and reminded me of some type of octagon steel cage until Wrestlemania XXX weekend.  I had this great idea of placing the metal frame in the Rose Garden.  The roses can be tied to it and it can provide support, and the roses can just grow all over it.  Will also make a good place to hang bird feeders and a bird hangout.  No this did not remind me of KoKo beware!  What it had me thinking about is a Rose Garden Steel Caged match!  Featuring the Cactus Jack and Terry Funk in a hardcore championship battle!  They had many matches falling on thumb tacks and barbed wire,  so why not rose thorns?  This would also be a terrific way to get all of my pruning completed?  There is one great match where Cactus Jack gets slammed of the top of the cage onto a table and through the cage and the mat!  As long as they protect there eyes from thorns, this should be a great match!

Ladder Match Bird Feeder Undisputed Champion

 Next I cleaned, reloaded, and hung some bird feeders.  Two of them I hung up high in a tree and required a ladder.  While I was up there messing around with the feeders I was thinking of Razor Ramon standing on the ladder holding up the 2 intercontinental title belts after beating HBK in one of the greatest ladder matches of all time!  He was added to the WWE HOF last weekend.  I tried to get my girlfriend, Hellena,  to take a picture of me on the ladder holding the feeders, but she just gave me a crazy look.  Maybe by the time I post this she will do it!  I did do a WM photo shoot in one of my new Hulkamania shirts!
Hellena was right!  He is on the top of the Ladder!



What is the PPV of the Rose Garden?

 Currently,  my annual pay-per-view would be Rose Garden Apocalypse, but one day I would hope to have Rosemania!  How about Summer Bloom 2014!

How about some Catchphrases

Yes! Yes Yes! Yes movement off my butt and into the garden!
Do you smell what the Rose is cooking?
You can't see me!  There's too many roses!
Whatcha Gonna Do When Rosemania Runs Wild on You?

Some Rose Wrestlers

Buddy Rose - Gained way too much weight later in his career.



 Adam Rose - Been around awhile and has a new name!  I like his logo, but not his gimmick too much.


                             

RIP Ultimate Warrior

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Growing up I liked the Ultimate Warrior but I never wanted him to beat Hulk Hogan! Later I got some revenge from Hollywood Hogan and the NWO!

It was awesome this past weekend to see the Warrior return to WWE.  He was Inducted into the HOF and spoke on RAW to the fans.  The Warrior appeared excited and happy to return.  Constantly, he thanked the crowd and the unsung workers of wrestling.  It was hard to hear the next day that the Warrior had collapsed and died .  The feeling was unfair and unreal..  I'm happy that the Warrior was able to reconnect and reconcile with so many in WWE.  I pray for the Warrior's wife and 2 young girls.  It is good to hear that the WWE offering help to the family.

The Warrior died in the process of me writing this post.  I have been trying to think of a way I can include the Warrior in my Rose garden and wrestling post. I remember the Warrior's awesome promos where you had trouble figuring out what he was talking about!  Reminds me of the poem, Rose garden Apocalypse, I wrote a few years back.

The roses are very old.
How long will they Hold?
New zombie rose buds scattered red.
Why does the little Sparrow Lay dead?
Fresh dug holes are home to new pest.
Angels, Saints, Mary, and Jesus uncovered.
Why do so many insects hover?
Dead rose blooms wither.
Where do the snakes slither?
Disease hampers revitalization.
Will there be new fertilization?
Weeds grow like crazy.
How can the gardener be so Lazy!
Transit of Venus observed like an eclipse.
-Charles Reinhardt


From the Warrior's last live address to the crowd:

Warrior said: "No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man's heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe a final breath and if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized."

The Warrior was never afraid of anything and would always fight to make things right!  This year I will be a Warrior in the Rose Garden!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Swiss Army Garden Tool! | Quirky

Swiss Army Garden Tool! | Quirky


My friend at work keeps trying to come up with a great in invention.  This is his latest and at first it might seem that the tools or too big and bulky, but just maybe with the right design it might work?  Any way if you are able to join and vote on this product, you would also be able to make suggestions and influence how it is made. With the right people influencing I think it might have a change?  I break and misplace all of mine all the time, but that's because I'm cheap and do not put them away and store properly.

Please click link and make a vote and add suggestions.


Swiss Army Garden Tool! | Quirky

 Thanks

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Defending Your Roses from Insects and Disease - For Dummies

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How to Take Care of Roses - For Dummies

How to Take Care of Roses - For Dummies

Saturday, May 11, 2013

First Rose of 2013!

Is that a rose?



I think so...

Closer...

Closer...

Closer...


and Closer...


Yes, my first rose! 


Getting some close-ups!

Finally, the shot I was looking for!


After all of the rain 1 day later!  The do open up quick but the rain did not help!  Wait, it did help open the rose, but not on my opportunity to take more pics!


More on the way!


Getting Creative while I wait for my Roses!

I went and took a bunch more pictures last weekend.  They were starting to all look the same with no roses, so I did some creative editing.

Here are the photos!

I was going to try and take pics of Eta Aquarids meteor showers, but gave up and took a pick of this tree and the Rose garden. I could not stay up near dawn.
Extra Exposure on the tree out front.
Rose Garden - Never turns out as cool as I hope.
 Now here are my cool edits using creative kit!








My Friend

Strawberries


Cabbage! Corn Beef and Cabbage 45 Days!


Link to all the photos here:

2013-05-07