One more reason to hate FB

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a community of “urban gardeners” from around the world. Each month the editors of UJB choose a theme and the UJB community posts photos to share with the world!


I visit often and finally decided to jump in myself this year.

Today I received the March “assignment” which indicated I should post on Instagram. Each week in March the folks at UJB would post the best photos on their Instagram account. So I go to Instagram and created an account. Mind you, I was given the choice of providing either a phone number OR email account. Since I don’t have a “smart” phone, I used an email account.

Everything’s hunky dory so far. I’m looking for fellow Instagrammers that I know and following those I find – when all of a sudden I receive this:


Lovely. I might’ve known. Facebook bought Instagram and I find FB insidious at best. I can’t even locate some way to cancel/delete the account. FUCK THEM AND FUCK THAT!!!

Fortunately, after explaining the problem to the wonderful people @ UJB, they provided me with an alternate way to submit photos. Bless them.

If any of my photos are featured you know damn well you’ll be seeing that in a Plant Lust  Post… xxoo.

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“Prince” Valentino

Posted 2.27.17 @

“I just got off the phone with the good Doc at the The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks AND, wait for it, she told me that Valentino’s condition is STELLAR!!!! Now we talked about how long it would be till he is non-contagious and she told me that it takes quite some time, possibly another 2-4-6 weeks in the hospital. We also discussed his ravenous appetite and she told me that is quite normal for an animal that has experienced “starvation” and he is fed every 2-3 hours so he does not gauge himself and get sick. She also told me that his body is recovering from so much, similar to that of a burn victim, and he needs all that energy to keep him going. I cannot even begin to fathom what his life was like HOWEVER today he is the living the life of a little prince! We got him a little cat bed, which as you can see, he has no idea what to do with yet LOL, and a scratching post!”

“In spite of it all, he is the most loving, grateful and sweetest little fella ever and he is so grateful for his Gift of Life and Love and excellent medical care! Valentino is about 2-5 years old and sadly, up to this point, has lived a lifetime of only knowing hunger, pain and sickness…I want to thank everyone who donated for his care and thanks to all of you, his medical care and needs are all covered and he will never, ever want for anything again in life.”

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80’s Blast::The Romantics

(anyone who thinks otherwise can go jump in Lake Minnetonka)

This week we’re revisiting “Talking in Your Sleep” by The Romantics. Pay close attention to the band as you watch. Notice anything? Hint: One of these things is not like the others. The drummer (and Lead Singer) looks like he belongs in a mëtal band – and is absolutely GORGEOUS.*

*I’m sensing a trend here. Sigh…where did all the gorgeous men go?

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