Was it password, or password123?

This started out as a test to see if I could remember my WordPress login. It took a few tries, but eventually I got it right.

I’ve been playing god a lot lately. Mostly with my plants. I withhold water until they start to droop and shrivel, and then just when they are on the brink of death, I tell them they are beautiful and give them lots of water and sunshine. They all have Stockholm syndrome, and that’s the way I’d like to keep it.

I predict that in another couple days that jade plant will tell me everything I want to know.

17 Responses to “Was it password, or password123?”

  1. brandon Says:

    i think you mean stalkhome syndrome.

  2. Seamus Says:

    Is “plants” a metaphor for your “readers”?

  3. hello haha narf Says:

    every day it is a surprise that my two jades are still alive.
    every damn day!

  4. shari Says:

    It’s the philodendrons you have to watch out for… they can’t be killed. They’re zombie plants.

  5. rhonda Says:

    This little blurb makes me happy.

  6. claire Says:

    Jenny! I’m genuinely happy a post from you popped up today. I hope you’ve been well.

    Or we can just pretend I wrote something witty instead. Best, C

  7. Don Says:

    What else have you been playing god with?

    Hey, anyone seen the cats?

  8. Sarah Says:

    I went so overboard with that game that I might have just killed the tulips Vahid got me.

    But really what was he expecting? If it’s not nagging me to feed it I’m not going to pay attention to it until it’s dead.

    Maybe that’s not the argument I should use if I want a puppy.

  9. jenny Says:

    brandon: oh, how i’ve missed the puns.

    seamus: don’t be that way.

    hello haha narf: jades are moody jerks.

    shari: i don’t need a plant that doesn’t fear death.

    rhonda: my plants would disagree…

    claire: thanks! and yes, quite well, thanks!

    don: i suspect the cats have been watering the plants behind my back.

    sarah: ooh, tulips! now those i might let live.

  10. vahid Says:

    It’s only a short leap from jade plants to sea monkeys, and a slippery slope from there to an ant farm. I can’t help but think it’s going to be rough times ahead for very small organisms at your place.

    (Good to see you back, by the way.)

  11. churlita Says:

    My kitten has eaten most of my plants…he must not get the point of torturing them first to get them to talk..

  12. Dustin Says:

    I managed to somehow kill the plant I bought at Ikea. And it was plastic…

  13. Roy Says:

    I like to wait until all readers have had plenty of time to make their comments before I make mine, certain that I will have the last word. Normally about 90 days.

    I harangue my plants and make them feel guilty for staying indoors all the time.

    password123. That is so dumb. My password, fluffy1959, is much “stronger” and harder to guess, as most cats in 1959 were named Puff. Drives the hackers crazy.

  14. jenny Says:

    Roy: what if I get the last word? Is that just poor form? I thought most cats in 1959 were named Kerouac.

  15. Roy Says:


  16. jenny Says:

    You win.

  17. Roy Says:

    No, no. YOU win. Walk away. Walk away now, flushed with victory!

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