Thursday, July 29, 2010

Twistie Ties, Tupperware, Tomatoes, Tea, and Trouble, Oh MY: Pleasantly Disturbed Thursday Again

And now it is time for another Pleasantly Disturbed Thursday.

Whatever happened to twistie ties? I was reading a friend's blog yesterday where she mentioned them, and I recall looking all over for some a few weeks ago because I wanted to use them to make butterflies with coffee filters with my class. There are some things a zip lock bag are no help with whatsoever.

On Saturday I found some Tupperware I didn't even know I had! It is two bowls with lids nesting in a third with a lid. I never opened it before because I thought it was just the one big bowl, and it was too big for anything I needed until Saturday. Huh. Weird.

My dad used to pound sticks into the ground to tie the tomato plants to when they got too big. Sunday I was at a BBQ where the host just puts a wire circle around it. I hope that works, because it looks a lot easier than painting the stick. (My dad always painted the stick red, white, and green, the colors of the Hungarian flag. I imagine I'd have to do the same if I used the stick.)

I have been reading The Tea Shop mystery series by Laura Childs. One of the things I like about this series is that the power of suggestion works to get me craving more tea, rather than cookies or chocolate like some of my other favorite series. I don't even have to resist the craving. I can indulge and not feel guilty. The plot is pretty good, too.

Bossy people don't get along. It is such a same, because if they could just get on the same page and work together, they'd be unstoppable. Hmm.... Maybe it is not such a shame after all....


Wendy said...

Painting the stick like the Hungarian flag? Isn't that the secret to growing tomatoes with a hint of paprika?

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

You can still find a twistie ties in the package of large garbage bags. But you only get a few. I think for crafts, twisties have been replaced with pipe cleaners.

We use wire cages on our tomatoes. But the bottom of the cylinder has wires that stick into the ground. Without those, I think the whole thing would blow over in a storm.

I love reading your pleasantly disturbed posts. Random is my favorite.

jasonS said...

I think it's great that your dad painted the stick! What a nice touch. I would think "why would I paint it. It's just going in the ground" but people of that generation took pride in things like that. I don't know that I'll change, but I love that he did it. :)

HisFireFly said...


I love your random heart!

Now I want twisty ties too!

Duane Scott said...

Let's hook up. I'm bossy. And I think you might be too.

We could take the world. :)

~Brenda said...

Everyone knows that you just end up throwing the twisty ties away. Ha!

I guess everything comes with a built in handle these days ... as long as you pay enough pennies.

Sandra Heska King said...

I dig those twistie ties out of the garbage bag box, too. And save them off the bread bags. But I like Steph's pipecleaner idea.

My tomatoes are in wire cages, tied up with not twistie ties but with chopped up nylons. Except they've gotten so heavy they've all fallen down.

I love your randomness.

Candy said...

you can google twistie ties and get all sorts in bulk - for next year. That's what you learn when you're googling for a picture.

My tomatoes are creeping this year. Didn't cage them well enough. I want to try those plants that grow upside down. It makes perfect sense to me.

There's a reason you're @helenatrandom - love it.