Suspended Animation

August 18, 2009

This morning, it was brought to my attention (thanks, LA!) that my blog was not accessible.  When I went to check it out, I got this message:  “This blog has been archived or suspended for violation of our Terms of Service.”  Umm, okayyyy…

I emailed WordPress support to find out what was going on, and received this response:

“I am really sorry for that happening – I cannot see why yet but I can assure you it will not happen again.  The blog is back just as you left it and I very much apologize for the trouble we caused you.”

Geez, I wonder what that was all about…

In other news, I finally have a couple of ripe tomatoes.


Those beauties have been cut up, sprinkled with salt and garlic powder, drizzled with olive oil, and topped with sliced onions, as well as some basil, also from my garden.  I only wish I had some fresh mozzarella…

Even though the tomato plants are taking their sweet time producing ripe tomatoes, they have grown like gangbusters.  The tallest is the cherry tomato plant, which almost reaches one of the kitchen windows.

Sunflowers are something new for me.  Next year, I’d like to try my hand at growing the really big ones.

This morning glory is taking over one side of my porch.  The flowers are a gorgeous dark purple, but I never remember to go out with my camera until after the flowers have closed up.


This fern is noteworthy because it has doubled in size since I got it at the end of June.  It’s going to be hard to say goodbye to it when the time comes.  In the past, I’ve tried bringing ferns inside for the winter, but they’re too messy.  Too bad they couldn’t be put into suspended animation…

Song of the Day: Suspended Animation by Pestilence

Reading:  East of the Sun by Julia Gregson

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8 Responses to “Suspended Animation”

  1. You are right about messy ferns. But it sure is pretty.

  2. sasha said

    Beautiful tomatoes! I’ve noticed this year that the tomatoes are late coming. Mine are finally all ripening. I had a morning glory with the same color flowers and it really is a beautiful color.

  3. There’s nothin’ like home-grown tomatoes!

  4. Jim said

    Well, I dunno about terms of service, but this entry is certainly risque… a photograph showing a “couple of ripe tomatoes” and they are totally bare!

    (Oh, I’m sorry, guess my brain was still back at Woodstock.)

  5. Stefani said

    Everything is gorgeous! I can smell the tomatoes and tomato plants from here – love them!

  6. yaketyyak said

    You’re bad, Jim! 😉

  7. It must be nice to actually taste the fruits of your labor–it’s been years since we’ve been able to actually EAT a tomato we’ve grown. Sure, look at them, hope to eat them, curse and wail when you notice that they aren’t growing at all, and then, when you finally get something, put it on the counter to cut it, and notice that there’s a nice bug crawling ’round by the stem. That was three or so years ago….never again! For tomatoes, even regular mozzarella’s good. (Non-fancy, store-brand stuff.)

    Whenever I see a blog that’s been suspended, I always think about porn blogs, pyramid scheme blogs, etc., not good blogs! Stupid WordPress! Be less stupid!

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