A Scene From When Gardens Strike Back


http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=7254&picture=ivy">Ivy</a> by Peter Griffin
I Should’ve Stuck To Pulling This Kind of Ivy


This Just In At All News About NO News…

We’re going to join our on-location reporter where she’s live at the scene of the occurrence, momentarily. Late last week, an innocent woman was yet another victim of what has been a disturbing trend in the past, but one recently on the rise. The trend?

The Garden Attack.

Targeting the a wide array of victims, it appears to prey upon the wary and unwary alike. Scientists are puzzled over what appears to be a completely random pattern, and urge gardeners to take precautions, such as pants that fit.

Let’s go live. Nadia, are you with us?”

“Yes, Bob, I’m here and standing with me is the latest victim, Cee…um…Lee. Yeah…Ma’am? Can you tell us what happened?”

What?! I’m terribly sorry, you’re going to need to speak up, I’m deaf from having to blast my mp3 player in order to drown out the neighbors dog to keep my sanity. Now, what did you say?”

“Can you tell the viewers at home what happened?”

Well I don’t know what you’re saying but I can tell you what happened.”

“That would be great.”

What?! Never mind. I was minding my own business, just listening to my music and doing a bit of weeding in my garden when it just jumped on me from out of nowhere.

“What jumped on you?”

What?! Dammit speak up! I can’t hear-


Oh! Why didn’t you ask me before? Now I look like an idiot, thanks a ton. The poison ivy jumped on me, you silly woman. If it snarled or made any noises, I didn’t hear it, but I sure saw it, with it’s red eyes and mouth full of it’s…itchy stuff. It scared me bad, but I couldn’t run. It wrapped around my legs and I fell face first into the dirt.”

“What, ahem. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?!”

Geesh lady, are you deaf too? I can hear fine, you needn’t holler me down like that. The poison ivy jumped down the back of my pants, that’s what happened.

” Is that why you’re dancing like that? ”

Β I know you’re a hotshot reporter and all, but wouldn’t you dance around if you got attacked by a poison ivy monster that went down the back of your pants and in yourΒ butt crack that’s already had a run in with a spider on a highway, but now has a rip roaring case of poison ivy?!

I take hourly baths in Calamine, have to be hogtied to my bed so I don’t scratch in my sleep and have the indignity of having everything and I do mean everything swell shut. Now I ask you. Wouldn’t you dance-oh hey, lookit that butterfly!”

(sigh) “ADHD too? Great…Back to you Bob.”

Okay, so maybe it sounded better in my head…


I’ve never been allergic to poison ivy in my entire life. I have even gone so far as to roll around on it just so I might strike swiftly and without warning, on the unwary and allergic, I’m just that mean. But it’s not funny when the joke’s on me. Or rather, plastered across one the worst areas possible to get such a joke.

So if you’ll excuse me, I’ve a Calamine dunking waiting on me.

And a garden to annihilate.


My Doctor is still laughing



15 thoughts on “A Scene From When Gardens Strike Back”

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you enjoyed it~
      but I would much rather not go through something like this again
      just to give my creativity and imagination a chance to run πŸ˜‰

  1. My body is the Abbott to my mind’s Costello
    Or something like that LOL

    I gave an old MD a rousing laugh, so maybe that counts for something.
    The shot…well…that’s my karma biting me where it’s appropriate πŸ™‚

    I learned that things like my er…yeah.
    The unlucky spider that fell down in that same area on a highway this year~
    apparently was just the opening festivities LOL

  2. Yes absolutely, Making people laugh on the expense of your mishaps is a good day indeed πŸ™‚
    And thank you so much, i am a newbie, almost two weeks old now and really look forward to your opinion and advice πŸ™‚

    1. Oh you’ll want to visit here often then.
      Posting about my…erm…mishap, mis-steps, and
      even a few victories that Murphy’s Law didn’t catch in time-
      well? Is what I blog most on. LOL

      As for advice, hmmm…I’m always happy to try to help,
      but my on-going battle with anything tech is legendary.
      It’s mutual though. Tech hates me, I despise it. πŸ˜‰

      Opinions, now those I have in abundance LOL
      Welcome aboard the blogging fun! I love it and I’m sure you will too πŸ™‚

  3. I’ll be more than happy to read you blog about “mishap, mis-steps, and
    even a few victories” πŸ™‚

    Lol…with the vast pool of tech these days , it is hard some times to stay afloat !

    And thank you, you are right i AM lovin’ it !
    Its nice to get a little appreciation for my writing so blogging is my THING i guess !

    1. If blogging be your thang, by all means honey shake that thang!
      People will enjoy your writing, I’m quite sure.
      After all, I do. πŸ™‚

      And yes, tech can kiss my…thang?
      Okay so maybe not the best context but eh…it’ll do. LOL
      Rock on cutie, you’re gonna shine πŸ™‚

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