Aardvark Art Glass


meet…this guy.
November 28, 2009, 4:29 pm
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Wow. Where the hell have I been? I don’t know. I guess the store has been sucking up most of time. Also, I had to put down Cracker Doodle the store hedgehog last week. Then, I don’t know…just because, we drove down to Aurora, Il and bought a new baby hedgehog. That’s him up there. We’ve been calling him “The Colonel” until we think of a better name. The Colonel is possibly the best hedgehog we’ve ever had. He’s very chill and he likes to sleep on people. Yep. So he takes up time, too.

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Right place, Right time.
November 12, 2009, 9:10 am
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squirrel

I saw this squirrel bounding across the street carrying a whole bagel in his mouth this morning. How unlikely was it that he would climb a tree in my yard and face me when he ate the thing? And that I would have my camera in my hand? Bask now with me in the glow of this unlikely incident.I feel vindicated now for missing that picture of the squirrel carrying the peanut butter jar up the tree.



So, this is funny…
November 11, 2009, 12:25 pm
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I’ve been cooking food lately. It started innocently enough at the end of summer when I had tons of free beans from the backyard bean pile to work with. I just steamed them and ate them. No big whoop, though the experience left me pro-vegetable in a way I had not been before. Once the beans were gone (I ate almost every bean those plants produced, by the way) I started looking for other vegetables to cook and eat.

I decided that the most efficient way to go about this was to look up nutrition data on everything, pick the vegetables with the most bang for the buck and eat those. Over and over. No problem as I had just come off of a two month bean and tomato eating jag and I still wasn’t tired of them. I find comfort in eating the same thing every day–I’m not unlike a dog in that respect.

Anyways, the vegetables I deemed most worthy of my time were: sweet potatoes, beet greens (and beets, since they are attached and you can’t very well throw them away) green beans, broccoli, spinach and collard greens. Especially the collard greens. Because Lucy the iguana eats them every day and she seems pretty on the ball. For a while I was eating boxes of white mushrooms, too. I thought it was novel that they were perhaps the only vegetable that is a source of vitamin D. I wanted to give them props for that. But then my shrink told me I needed to be ingesting 2000 IU/day of vitamin D through the winter so, rather than eating truckloads of mushrooms, I started taking tablets. Now my diet will be without selenium, whatever that is.

So, spare time wise, that’s what I’ve been doing–cooking and eating certain vegetables. Over and over. It’s a hobby now. I gotta tell ya I don’t think I feel any different from when I subsisted on frozen pizza and canned soup. Except I’m gassier. The other day I cut one while sitting on the couch with Don and, so unaccostumed was he to my producing that particular sound, he thought his cel phone was vibrating. That was a spinach day, so, something may well have been vibrating.



the living medium: kombucha review
November 3, 2009, 3:51 pm
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smokeytea

My kombucha matured! And it is crazy delicious. After sitting in the fridge all night, it kind of tastes like apple cider. I had Don test it first to make sure it was palatable to a normal person. I ask him to do that with a lot of things but he doesn’t always oblige, usually for very good reasons. Curiosity must have gotten the best of him this time. Anyhoo, now I’m consuming it and waiting for something to happen. From what I’ve read that might be a) Nothing, b) Something very good or c) Something very bad. I’ve heard a lot of good things about kombucha and since I am very susceptible to the power of suggestion, I’m probably not going to be a very credible source for tea effect reporting.

That being said, so far, I think the drink perks me up. It’s weird stuff. It has some caffeine and a tiny bit of alcohol in it. According to my brain, which has been exposed to much pro-kombucha information and it’s fair share of alcohol, five ounces has a more noticable effect than a cup of coffee. I would not drink  it before going to bed (again). I know people who do, without issue, so maybe the peppiness wears off. Or all that could be a placebo effect. I don’t know. Making the stuff is both fun and something to do. It carbonates after you refrigerate it, which makes it different and more interesting than tea without a big pancake-shaped bacteria mat floating in it. If you’re drinking a lot of coffee or Red Bull, you ought to give the kombucha a try. Just so we can have something to talk about.