the mushrooms are growing fast! only the side that's facing the window seems to be growing - there isn't very much activity on the other side. they poke up from perforated holes in the plastic big, but some of them seemed to be trapped so i may have to cut some new holes. the first thing i do every morning is to take off the humidity tent and spray the mushroom bag with rainwater. they like it wet, cold, and humid - like a cloud forest. wet and cold i can simulate, but humid is a different story - that's why they're not growing as well as i'd hoped. but we will see, better late than never!
today was another one of those quiet days. with no deadline today, i was left to my own devices once more. like yesterday, it was a good day to work: bright and sunny to not make me depressed, but still cold enough that i wasn't tempted to go outside. i was finally able to resurrect my mac, minus a few applications that i still have to activate with missing serial numbers. the good thing is the fresh system install seemed to make my computer run a little bit faster. i worked in spurts, sometimes easily distracted, other times focused and accomplishing much. i have attention-deficit disorder, i'm sure of it. it's a miracle i've made it this far in life, accomplishing as much as i have. but isn't a wandering mind a sign of genius? at least that's what i try to tell myself. i made some hot dogs for lunch, washed it down with some old milk that i was able to mask any expiration taste with the addition of some autocrat coffee milk syrup.
once the day was over, i was able to find an 80-wire ide cable from the basement (leftovers from alex when he moved to tokyo) and put it inside my pc. as demonstrated last night, the dvd-rom kicked into life and i was able to watch a movie without any stuttering audio. windvd is awesome - i love how you can set a movie as your desktop background; not sure how this would improve productivity, but it's a cool effect. my father had delivered over some food for dinner and after a shower to wash off a day's worth of work stink, i ate the mantou and the vegetarian bun.