Friday, April 4, 2008

Taco's tree is emo.

A few weeks ago, as I left the house, I heard a steady drip-drip-drip of water into the mulch by my driveway. I've been through the water leak thing before, and it sucks, so I heaved a great big sigh, dropped my shit off in the car, and went back to try to find the leak.

There was a spot of damp mulch about 2.5 or 3 feet in diameter where water was still dripping at a steady pace. The limbs of the tree were soaked where it was dripping.

Shit. Nightmare visions of my house spraying water out onto the tree. It would be just my luck.

Except... the dripping was on the side of the tree that faces away from my house. And once I started thinking about it, there isn't any plumbing anywhere near the tree. wtf?

I set a trash can under the drip (waste not, want not... we're in a nasty drought), went to work, and promptly forgot about it. Until I got home and found a surprising amount of water collected in the trash can, and a continuing steady drip.

So I googled, and it turns out that river birches do this. Evidently, they can get all worked up in the spring, overdo it, and drip water all over the damn place.

Seriously. My damn tree is emo. On the plus side, I probably won't have to trim it any more if it starts cutting itself.

If it starts writing bad poetry, I'm cutting it down.


fett said...


*deep breath*


kr4ster said...


oooooops said...

If your tree was in Mexico it would get beaten up for being emo

Then it would really have something to cry about.

suyapi said...

Careful you don't spread that news around. You may have an emo pilgrimage on your hands. They'll come in hordes to join brother tree.

The Taco Prophet said...

Maybe if we got a pilgrimage going, I could finally get some new damn Hope is Emo episodes.

Plus, that way we could get them all in one place. I'd sit on the porch and not understand their deep inner darkness. Then once they started crying and couldn't see well enough to defend themselves with bad poetry any more, you guys could leap out and take care of bidness. :)

suyapi said...

Maybe drop the tree on them. Crush! Now that would be fun.

E. S. Collins said...

When does the aggressively terrible music come into play?

kr4ster said...

Wow, when it rains:,22049,23472874-5012895,00.html

The Taco Prophet said...

Brace yourselves! It's spreading!