i should've harvested my oyster mushrooms a few days ago. so imagine my horror when i went to water them this morning and found them covered in mold. well, not exactly mold since they weren't fuzzy - they were more like fungus. i removed the bunch and chopped them all up. in a frying pan with some butter, i sauteed everything and had it for lunch. yes, that's right, i ate them, weird additional fungus and all. it tasted like normal mushrooms, although a bit sour. i spent the next few hours waiting for symptoms. what would it be - stomach pains, diarrhea, cramps? but by the end of the day, i was stil fine. once again i survived another round of edible russian roulette.
i had every intention of going out for a run today but the weather was just too cold with the temperature hovering around the low 40's. i've ran in 40's weather before, but i felt like it'd be a painful re-introduction to the world of running, so i decided to wait until next week, when i hear the weather will be in the 50-60's, much more pleasant.
zhu lei came home around 5:20pm again. he doesn't seem to be the kind of guy who likes working late hours, unlike an tao, who not only worked late, but on the weekends as well. i helped him inflate some tires in the basement for his big long weekend of bicycling. he shared some leftover snacks he collected from his weekly office meeting. i had some more hot dogs for dinner.
boston sports teams seem to be incapable of losing these days. the red sox won their last 7 games to win the world series. the new england patriots are the only undefeated team in football. and the celtics? they won again tonight to go up 4-0 on this fledgling season. victory has become so commonplace, people are starting to become used to winning. the patriots are more than halfway to a perfect season, but i don't think the celtics are that good that they can go undefeated for their remaining 78 games. they are good enough however that they're slowly drawing me back to basketball.