Sunday, June 29, 2008


I hope the powers that be see this in my future.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

First Day of Summer 2008!

For the first day of summer 2008 I swam across Payson Lake with friends!

Joe, Briana, Georgiana, Hannah, Sophie, Jason, Adam, and Tess were there.

we ate Chinese candies!

And Joe brought camping supplies!

Summertess 2008!

Sophie and Jason/

A different kind of s'more: roasted pineapple.

other kinds of s'mores:

Vanessa, mallo baby! and Eli.

This is how much fun everyone had!!!


The Orange Peel Fungus (Aleuria)

Happy Summer Solstice :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

unfounded fear

I have this bizarre, unfounded fear that when walking into a public bathroom I will see a dead person in one of the stalls :(
That actually could definitely happen, but not the way I imagine it. In this case, a dead person is very dead and mummified with part of the skeleton showing as if they were just dug up.
I have had this fear since I was very young and I remember thinking about it at Disneyland, Sea World, Knott's Berry Farm, and the airport.

Monday, June 2, 2008

duck poster

I recommend making a duck poster for your room with this photo:

Sunday, June 1, 2008


Guess what I found in my closet?!
My shiitake (Lentinula edodes) mushroom bag from Fungi Perfecti!
I went to Paul Stamets' Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation Seminar back in November and had forgoten/ignored my shiitakes growing on woodchips since then.

looks like there is something inside....

A few good mushrooms!
So perfectly grown and with no bugs :)

The woodchips are quite decomposed.

Fungi are beautiful:

I ate the fresh ones and they were delicious.
I've been meaning to get going on my mushroom cultivation skills...When I am finally and completely graduated (two more weeks) I will.