Friday, February 20, 2009

The first one gets the adirondack chair with the sumptuous cushions...

Somebeans has a Chinese work colleague (hello Luoluo if you are browsing here!) who told him about the names given to people who comment on a blog. It's a bit like turning up at a party - the ones who get there earlier get the comfy seats whilst others are doomed to stand or to slump in a corner somewhere.

Apparently, the first person to comment is said to be on the sofa, the second one to be on the chair and the third one to be lying on the floor.

Translate this into more horticultural speak, and we could perhaps say that the first person to comment on a gardening blog nabs the adirondack iroko chair with sumptuous hand embroidered cushions, the second gets the deckchair (comfy to sit in but dangerous to put up and hard work to get in and out of) and the third gets the white plastic chair, liable to snap if you move too suddenly. Anyone arriving later is doomed to sitting on the lawn, probably on one of the many ants nests that we seem to grow here with great success.

So, the race is on - who is going to get the comfy chair and who is doomed to ant bites all evening?

14 comments:

Sheila said...

I had never heard this concept, but I guess I'm in the adirondack! My favorite garden chair!

Connie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

I will settle for the deck chair, for I seldom sit when there is work to do in the garden, ha.

Your blooms in the previous post are all very pretty. Signs of Spring are oh,so welcome, even if they are in someone else's garden. :-)

Gail said...

I'll be glad to take the white plastic chair...Lately they have come up with some very comfy one! gail

chaiselongue said...

Oh dear, it's the lawn for me - hope there aren't too many ants! It'll be nice to sit and look at your garden anyway.

VP said...

Just as well I've bought my car boot liner with me - ants do your worst! heheheh

Surely chaiselongue has bought their own?

Good Food Shopper said...

I've always found ants fascinating creatures, so would be more than happy to do Myrmecology on your lawn.

To quote Solomon (Proverbs 6:6) "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise."

SomeBeans said...

HappyMouffe banned me from commenting first; to point out that I was literally on the other end of the sofa from her with my laptop...

Arabella Sock said...

Oh no! I'm sat on the lawn and I've got to the age where my knees creak when I try to stand up!!!!

patientgardener said...

Looks like I'm perched on the edge of the raised bed getting a numb bum!!!!

HappyMouffetard said...

Myrmecology is a great word.

I would be grateful if anyone sitting on the lawn could make themselves useful and ferret up any bits of creeping buttercup they may be sitting near - thank you!

Anna said...

Would oblige with extracting creeping buttercup but it's too dark to see :)

Nutty Gnome said...

I'm struggling to pick out the creeping buttercups because I'm fending off the ants!

EB said...

I imagine by now I'm leaning over the fence - of next-door-but-one! I've never heard of the posh chair you mention. My favourite is a mexican-style hammock :)

Luoluo said...

Oh, came too late. I guess I am sitting on the other side of the road and have to use a field glass.

Hello, HappyMouffe, your interpretation of the concept is cool!
I love it.