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brightybot From: brightybot Date: November 10th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love your description of weeding. It's that combination of perversely satisfying and endlessly frustrating. It certainly never 'done' as some of my colleagues seem to be obsessed with.
j4 From: j4 Date: November 11th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
perversely satisfying and endlessly frustrating

Exactly! (I think that might just be my new manifesto for life!! ;-)

never 'done' as some of my colleagues seem to be obsessed with

Ah -- is this 'done' as in the cult of done? I noticed that seemed to be doing the rounds again...

I think with weeding it's 'done' (in the cult-of-done sense) when you decide to stop. :-) Sometimes saying "I'm going to do an hour of this & then stop" gives you a useful cut-off point. (I'm not sure what other measurable goals for weeding might be... "I'm going to pull up 500 metres of nettle roots"? "I'm going to carry on until there's a 5:1 ratio of soil to roots"? Seems a bit daft. Though I do sometimes wonder how many miles of roots I'd have if I laid them all end to end. Apparently you can weave nettle stems into string! Who knew??)
brightybot From: brightybot Date: November 11th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you laid all the nettle roots end to end they'd reach to the moon and back.
hatmandu From: hatmandu Date: November 12th, 2009 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Or they'd circumscribe Belgium. Note to sub: is the perimeter of Belgium really 480,000 miles?
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