I hate yard work  

nightstalker172 36M
1646 posts
5/6/2006 9:08 pm

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I hate yard work

Ah today I had to mow the lawn at my parents rental place...I dotn mind helping out my parents really...but I really really hate yard work...but today wasnt a good day for me. You see...somehow I managed to damage the mower 3 seperate times today. First and I dont know how this happend. I broke the metal bar that hold the grass catcher...somehow the tube came loose and the force of me going forward poped it right off...Fortunately I was able to put it back into place and it was still useable. Next the front tire came off the rim...I had take a pretty sharp turn mowing around the tree and the roots sticking out of the ground hit the tire wrong and POP...so I had to fix that..which took awhile because Dad didnt have his small aircompressor there so I had to wait for him to go get it..

And finaly...I hit something metal. I dont know how. I always sweep the yard for big rocks and other such objects but no some how I missed some metal wire...something from a chainlink fence it looked like...Got tangled up in the blade and had sparks flying everywere...was kinda cool...but BAD for the mower...So I had to take the grass catcher off and stand the mower up so I could get alook at the blade...It was wrapped around nicely...I ended up haveing to get wire cutters to get it off...All the while I was issueing profantity out like nobodies business...I think the neighbors little kids next door heard me but I didnt care....

Anyway while on the mower..I got to thinking about the first cuss word I ever said...dont ask me why I was thinking that Im strange....SO I thought back to the first cuss word I ever said and its actaully one I use alot still when Im pissed...and thats motherfucker...I was about 6-7 when I first said it...where did I hear it from....the moives Aliens courtesy of Bill Paxton ....Yea...I discovered what Dove tasted like...(Dove is a brand of soap)...sigh..The innocence of youth

saddletrampsk 54F

5/6/2006 9:32 pm

Swearing makes it all better..

rm_gata11459 58F
10597 posts
5/6/2006 9:44 pm

sounds like a bad day alright.. but still kinda funny xoxo gata

Peace xxx K

NickRules999 39M
9462 posts
5/6/2006 10:12 pm

I curse a lot. I probably shouldn't, but I don't give a a fuck. If you can't stand the heat, get outta the kitchen. Besides, in my youth, I heard every curse word imaginable. My stepdads cursed all the time, but god forbid any of us kids did. I once got in trouble for saying "fuck you" to a fellow student. A guy my mom was married to at the time (guy number 3, marriage number 4) came and picked me up from school, then verbally tore me a new asshole. The ass chewing went something like this, "Where the fuck did you learn to talk like that?" He was a hypocrite. He was also an alchoholic and a druggie, as well.

My mom was worried that I might end up offending people. Funny, no one ever worries about offending me, today or in my youth. Sure, I'm not offended easily, but I do get offended.

At my job, I'm now on the mowing crew, and I kick ass at it. Two of my co-workers on the crew, Bob and Amanda, are starting to wonder how they got by without me. Bob and I were joking around about our crew, Bob said, "There's that guy, Bob, who's always sitting on the mower, just kicking back...hey wait, that's me." I said, "And don't forget Nick, who's always showing everyone up, his ego is bigger than Texas, and...oh wait, that's me." LOL

Come into my realm! You aren't afraid...are you?

Hippink 35F
4499 posts
5/6/2006 10:37 pm

Yikes! If it was me, I'd have had a "Homer Simpson moment" and trashed the thing... all the while using all kinds of profanity.
Yup, I'm REAL level-headed.

I have no idea what my first swear word was, but I do remember accidentally saying "HELL" in front of my parents. I was so embarrassed and shocked that I'd said it in front of them that they only laughed at me.

A related story... I have a brother 15 years younger than me. My other brother taught him every swear word in the book. When he was 2, we went camping, and he took off, playing the "chase me" game. When he got too far, I grabbed him, picked him up... and he started to scream "FUCK OFF FUCK OFF FUCK OFF!!!!"

Yup, this adorable little blonde 2 yr old was screaming profanity in a camp ground full of families.

I couldn't stop giggling. He's 21 now, and still likes it when I tell him that story.

Now, a few months ago, my son's day care teacher had a little talk with me, asking that he stop teaching all the kids the "F-word." I'd like to blame this solely on my husband who is pretty free with the profanity at the littlest things (not at our son!), but I know I've had a few choice words for the computer, or the bus if it left before we could get there. *SIGH* *gotta watch that language!*
Hippie XXX

themisskrissy 56F
2302 posts
5/6/2006 11:24 pm

my ex is mowing the lawn again this year... i tried to do it a couple weeks ago and the wrath of the old women rained down upon me... "you shouldn't be doing that!! you just had a MAJOR operation" (yeah in january) "last time you mowed a lawn you have to be air ambulanced out!!" (last fall, and the surgery fixed that).. so i look wistfully at my lawnmower..my baby.. 6.5hp, self propelled, easy start..
i love mowing the lawn..(until about august, then it is like a chore) i call it productive walking.. and i love walking.. think exercise!

the worst i have done in recent years was hit something under the honeysuckle bush in the longish grass... i looked at bits of plastic and circuitry board and wondered what the eff it was.. somehow the ex's new $200+ cellphone got knocked off his belt around there (he was drunk at the time)..i felt really bad, but it wasn't my fault..

Virtue Alone Ennobles

vidiohunter 51M

5/7/2006 12:09 am


curvymeli 39F

5/8/2006 5:51 am

I can totally sympathise with the whole mower thing; I took over mowing at my parents house last year and I am struggling with the mower all the time! I am totally not able to do any random bits of fixing or even proper upkeep- last year I gave it an oil change (it's literally three steps, looks really simple) and it wouldn't start back up afterwards. Since then I've had to have John Deere come and pick it up three times! Thank God it's relatively new and has a really good extended service contract!

As for cuss words....My grandmother used to tell me the story of my first: I was a little over two years old, trying to get outside through the back door. I couldn't reach the doorknob or turn it properly, so I was muttering and complaining about it, she was round the corner listening in and laughing. Finally I got so worked up I shouted at her to "Open the BLOODY door!!" She never got over it, lol (I never heard her swear; she used to say 'Oh, Sugar!' when something was amiss).

I know I started swearing quite young, but in third grade I remember getting into trouble for it for the first time. I had gotten off the bus that day and daringly scrawled "FUCK YOU!" along the sidewalk on the way home. I remember how the lead got chewed up so quickly from my pencil, and the 'you' was barely visible.

Anyhow, a mother walking her child home saw me, and when she walked by and read it she came over to my babysitter's house and I had to go back and erase it. LOL, I also remember how badly it chewed up several erasers....

nightstalker172 36M
1258 posts
5/8/2006 9:24 am

Saddle - yea it does

Gata - Yea very..I hate that lawn mower..

hippie - Trust me the thought had crossed my mind to just flip it over and trash it as much as I can...I hate that mower....SNAPPERS suck....

Krissy - Well it can also be good rehab for you...as long as you dont push it too soon...and its good that you are feeling better.

hunter - um...ok...

Curvy - Ah John Deere. They used to make the best law equipment...but nowadays they suck just like the rest...My dad has an old John Deere but its a big one with a mulcher...its for mowing sticker bushes and the like...it has broken down maybe 3 times the entire time hes had it...and its been YEARS...mainly he just has to buy new blades but thats it...it works nicely. The mower I was useing was a Snapper..it sucks..the belt is always breaking the left tire is always flat and sometimes goes flat even though there it no leak. And it will come off the rim all the time. The tube leading to the grass catcher is ALWAYS getting clogged up near the base where the blade meets it...Partly because of the angle its designed at...its 8 years old and the damn thing has always been a peice of shit

bloody?...thats a cuss word? I never really cussed when I was little...or at least that I remeber My mom said I had a habit of grabbing women's butts when I was little....Almost got my dad slapped for it one time too but I dont remember that...

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
5/8/2006 7:01 pm

After losing the tire, I would have given up. Called and said have someone else do it, I quit. That it had broken twice now and since the third time is the charm, it would mean I'd die on it.

rm_yukonpaul 51M
1120 posts
5/9/2006 4:19 am

For most of my teenage years, I had to mow the lawn with a manual mower. The kind that has no motor whatsoever. I hated it. I would have to mow the yard twice a week or double mow each swath once a week. The last summer before leaving for college, my dad finally bought a gas-powered lawnmower. I told my dad that it was a privilege to mow the yard now.

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