Having spent some of the dark hours of my life (which is all of them, when you work nights) browsing entirely too many blogs exploring the confluence between urban exploration, the 80s conception of a cyberpunk future, and sportswear, I’ve come up with this:
(available on a large variety of products in black on white)
(or in white on black)
And aside from that, I’m still wrestling with a book plot, and some truly obnoxious weather conditions…
I received a “grow your own mushrooms” kit recently.
After the initial, spooky procedure of submerging a bag of substrate in cold water for 12 hours, I managed to misread the instructions and keep the boys sealed in a box for a few days until it was pointed out to me that I’m an illiterate idiot by the Resident Australian.
Fortunately oyster mushrooms are more forgiving than the live-in garderning expert, and with the correct conditions in place the ‘shrooms diverted their energy:
Once underway they made rapid progress:
Quickly assuming classic Oyster Mushroom shape:
It seemed like every time I turned my back they grew:
Making them an ideal kit for me, as I have very little patience! They came out a lovely shade of pink and grew to a prodigious size very quickly:
And as I have very little truck with growing things I can’t eat, unlike the Australian and their featured collection of succulents there:
Mushrooms ended their autonomous existence:
And became instead:
Two delicious and attractive meals!
Espresso Mushroom Kits, then: forgiving, simple, and fast. Results as pictured.
This weekend just past being the birthday of a chum and all-round good egg and well-travelled shark enthusiast, I have whipped up A SHARK for them.
Not a real shark because I lack the capacity for actually constructing animals from the ether, but here’s a vector drawing of a black-tipped reef shark.
And here it is on Redbubble just in case anyone has a pressing need to own a shark.
(If you don’t need to own a shark but have an urge to give me money)