Monday, August 4, 2008

The mower borrower

I just spent 30 minutes mowing a 6x7 foot space. It is approximately 2/5 of my front yard. I used a manual mower. I sweated a lot. It made no difference at all to the overall aesthetic of my outdoor space.

Now I have to talk to my neighbor to see if I can borrow his mower. Is there such a word as "mown"?

7 comments:

Alicia Pernell said...

that's hot... and yes, mown is a word. don't pay attention to the spell checker.

Meghan said...

Poets use "mown" all the time when they talk about nature and things. Fiction writers stick to "moan."

Sarah said...

Oh, that's why I was confused.

Megan said...

oh my god, am i ever jealous of your lawn! have you ever read that lydia davis story a mown lawn?

you can listen to her reading it here, http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Davis.html

Sarah said...

That pictured lawn is not my lawn. My lawn is made of crab grass and other sundry weeds and decaying leaves. I have read that Lydia Davis story. I almost called this post "a mown lawn," but then didn't, and also didn't realize that was where that came from.

Megan said...

but...you HAVE a lawn! don't you see???

Sarah said...

I know. I'm so spoiled already. I am going to lure you with my lawn.