I finally got that weed whacker I was whining about for so long. Sucked it up and bought a Black & Decker cordless job (kind of like this, but with a smaller 9-inch cutting radius). I decided I didn’t want to mess with a polluting gas-powered one, and I didn’t want to have to fight with a 100-foot extension cord in my oddly shaped yard, so I went cordless. I figure I don’t have to worry about the dog chewing my cord apart, and I can restrict the pollution to the power plant rather than my yard. Hmm… maybe someone needs to invent the hybrid weed whacker.