Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Today's All Things Considered, or as we call it, ATC, had two stories about tiny beings. 1. The smallest preemie goes home and 2. the Yorkie is the #2 pupular dog in the U.S. Here they are:

With the premature baby story I liked how they asked...why put all that money and energy into a baby that would normally not survive. Thought provoking. With the Yorkie...it just made me think of my happy place. It is a place where I come home and 10-15 shih tzus are bustling around my feet and happy to see me! Fury, cute and happy shih tzus dancing around me! OH SO CUTE! Yorkies are ok. I just feel like they're fragile. Because, and I quote the Simpsons here, "You got to pet them so they can feel it!"
And, if you want a Yorkie you don't have to pay $1,000 for one. You can adopt one on Petfinder.org
You know how to make a baby but you can also adopt too!Adopt US Kids
Adoption is a wonderful thing!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Do You Know Why Fungus Grows Close Together?

They don't need much room. HAHAHA! Oh Thanks Wally McDonald in Athena! You are a charmer! I just love getting calls from listeners like him. It really makes me night here at the station. Before I share my joy of mushrooms, let me just say...if you are going to be mean and yell at me...well...then I am going to be super professional and nice to you! Then, I am going to share the crazy conversation with my friends and blog it. Anonymously, so I can keep working here.

Mushrooms. I took a mycology class here at WSU. Thanks to Dr. Lori Carris and Dr. Jack Rogers! Great class! I was left with a deep appreciation for the tiny organisms. I mean, ecosystems depend on fungus people! I wish we knew more about all of the fungus, molds and mildews!

So today, I was very excited about the Death Cap Mushroom story! Listen to this! NPR Death Cap Hunt Story I really admire the scientist who is studying these amazing mushrooms. It blows my mind that such a tiny amount of the mushroom can kill you. There was a moment while I was out hunting that I thought I found one of these Death Caps. I looked at it closely, got scared and ran away.

Laura, my coworker, gave me a wonderful mushroom gift for Christmas! It is an oyster mushroom garden! Great gift for that budding mycologist in your life! Now I hope my garden grows as well as this one!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

My Favorite Love Song. EVER.

I have many favorite love songs. Sting sings most of them. Here is my song that I pop in when I need a pick me up. Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes. Don't forget, Valentine's Day is coming up! I have some secret plans for my office mates! I'll tell you about them soon!

Love I get so lost, sometimes
days pass and this emptiness fills my heart
when I want to run away
I drive off in my car
but whichever way I go
I come back to the place you are

All my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside

In your eyes
the light the heat
in your eyes
I am complete
in your eyes
I see the doorway to a thousand churches
in your eyes
the resolution of all the fruitless searches
in your eyes
I see the light and the heat
in your eyes
oh, I want to be that complete
I want to touch the light
the heat I see in your eyes