Friday, December 21, 2007

Seasons Greetings /Top viral film from Alabama

Okay, I don't really care much for viruses of any kind. Computer viruses are nasty, human pathogenic viruses are no picnic, and there are some unsavory plant pathogens as well. Tobacco mosaic virus is one of them. But in the forests, viruses are not really known for being pathogens. In the forests, the fungi are pretty much the main players with the trees. But this video is the new, good(?) kind of viral,

Warning, you may find yourself humming about "just like a mini-mall" when you should be humming Christmas carols!

And in honor of the Holiday, here's a lovely image of jolly ol' St. Nick and some mushrooms. Thanks TV!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I'm still here, just been busy, y'all

Sorry for the long radio silence. Dead air is the bane of radio, and I imagine ignoring one's blog is a slippery slope to extinction.
Just got through with my written examinations for my prelims. Five eight-hour exams. Ouch. But they're done now and I'll have to wait until next year to see if I passed. Then, on to the oral exam. Lots of good fungal questions. Nerdly good fun.

That's just one excuse, the other really good excuse being the passing of my old laptop. I was backed up, kind of, so it still hurts a bit and I can't post any cool fungal photos now, unless...
no that didn't work. I'll try again later.