More yard butchery

Before shot from the side.

STUPIDLY, I PLANTED a couple of these pointy things some years back, not knowing the plant’s tendency to run wild. It’s an error I have made numerous times in the past.

Yesterday I said to myself, Enough already! And I phoned Abel the Deadpan Yardman who came this morning and removed the entire mess.

Before shot from the front.
Abel the Deadpan Yardman does his magic.
After shot from the side.
After shot from the front.

Abel arrived at 10 a.m. and left 2.5 hours later with a paw of cash. The uprooted plants were dumped into a ravine down the way behind both our houses. They’ll likely revive there, possibly becoming like kudzu in the American Southeast.

I like our new clean look. There’s room for more cacti. Some of those tall cacti appear to be San Pedro, an hallucinogenic plant with mescaline that’s used in South American religious ceremonies. For me, however, they’re just decorative.

Visiting another world

BREAKING BAD was one of the best series ever to appear on television.

This is my favorite scene.

It’s Jesse Pinkman taking his first dose of heroin. I became familiar with drugs during the period 1995 to 2000, the time between the failure of my second marriage and my move to Mexico.

I’ve never taken heroin and never will. I’ve never used a needle and never will. I doubt I will ever use an illegal drug again. The drugs I took during that period are not addictive: psilocybin, LSD, ayahuasca, San Pedro cactus and ecstasy.

I recommend them all to you with some reservations, and I recommend that you never do them alone (exception: ecstasy). Have a sidekick with you who’s got his feet on the ground because things can get weird.

Best at night. Best with music.

What stuck me about the above scene is that it’s extremely realistic. Ecstasy won’t do this to you, but the others can and far more. And whoever directed the scene, or perhaps the actor added it, has first-hand experience. Notice Jesse clutching his heart, something  I have done.