July 2nd, 2005


Celebrity Deathmatch II

Okay, I don't really want anybody to get, you know, killed or anything, so maybe instead we could pit them against each other on, say, Survivor, or maybe Battle of the Network Stars. In the semi-final rounds I'd like to see:

Steve Irwin vs Jeff Corwin


Jim Fowler vs Stan Brock

The winners from these matches would go head-to-head, no-holds-barred to compete for the grand prize trophy -- which will be named after either Marlon Perkins or Jacques Cousteau, depending on who wins in a spitting-for-distance-and-accuracy competition.

My Own Private HGTV, Episode 2

"Before" and "After" photos of the wine barrel planter. On the left, as purchased from Lowe's Garden Center. On the right, after sanding (150 followed by 220 grit abrasive paper), staining with Watco Danish Oil (Dark Walnut), and sealing with two coats of Minwax Helmsman Spar Varnish.

Initial plantings include a dwarf lemon tree with various herbs (rosemary, lavender, parsley, and plecanthrus or "Vicks Plant").