Thursday, September 27, 2007

Yes, I Grow Grass For A Living

This picture was sent to me the other day. It is me at about 5:45 in the morning. It is probably my favorite time of the day. While most people are still in bed, I’ve been up about an hour and a half.

In this picture I am going to inspect the putting green for stress or disease. As you can tell it is real tough work. It sucks when I actually have to get out of the golf cart that I drive around all day.

Getting out of the cart doesn’t really suck. I liked doing the manual labor when I was on the crew. I liked to walk mow the greens. I got a kick out of making sure that my greens had the straightest lines and cleanest edges.

I also liked to mow the fairways. Driving that big fairway mower is pretty cool. You also get to do that whole straight-line clean edge thing, just on a bigger scale.


I think you have to be a golfer to appreciate the job that I have. I love to golf, so it is safe to say that I love my job. My only regret is that I didn't get started on this career earlier. Both my father and father inlaw were big golfers, neither one of them got to play at my golf course. I would have loved to be able to share my golf course with them.

9 comments:

Leucantha` said...

So do you constantly get asked how to grow grass. I am not talking about the golf course kind. I always find out who the stoners are because once they find out what I do it is constant how do i?? Like I know! Strangely it wasn't in my textbooks or my experience...

In any case I can see your reality show title now "Malathion Man Watches Grass Grow"

Guinevere said...

What a great pic!

Patty O said...

Hey hey, how 'bout those Sox? Time to see if those Halos can handle Big Papi this time! They kinda didn't in '04.

Malathionman said...

Nora- closet, grow light, potting soil, Miracle Grow, good size pot, good pot. That's what I'm told. :)

G- Thanks!

Patty O- Beckett scares me more.

Leucantha` said...

I don't really want to work, that is why I am subbing. (HE HE) What I really mean by that is I don't want to be tied down to a regular job. I am still working on landscape plans just not making real dough at it yet, still in the gaining experience phase.

Patty O said...

Haha, well the Sox kinda bounced back during the last week, and they do have the top seed right now. We'll see how it works though.

Peter Bangs said...

Man I can't stand golf but any job that means you can go for a walk at that time of morning with a sunrise like that for a backdrop sounds like a piece of heaven

Patty O said...

The RemDawg is an icon in New England. Everybody loves him. Oh, and uh, in case you didn't know, friggin' half the analysts on ESPN are counting the Angels out now. Stupid if you ask me.

Tammie Jean said...

I sounds like maintaining the greens and the fairways is an art... I can appreciate that :)

And that photo looks so peaceful...