Day: March 27, 2015

Mischief update

Fog-shrouded trees and fungal excrescences are all very well, but don’t imagine for a moment I’m not keeping up with my campaign to make the human female crack before her next birthday.

So. Glassware. Remember the Beakers? Well, the vendor replaced the suspicious one, so she now has the one that came first, three more good ones, and one that can’t be trusted. (That one’s my favorite.) A refund was issued, even though there was really no need. That may seem like good news, until you realize that it wasn’t in an amount that corresponds to any number of single or multiple beakers, which is going to drive the accountants mad, and they will scream at the human female. And I will laugh.

Meanwhile, The Great Apothecary Bottle Snafu, which the human female thought might be resolved…isn’t. The Head Beancounters tried to tell her that the aforementioned refund took care of the four cases she succeeded in returning, but the amount is much less than the price of the returned goods. So that’s still hanging, and if I can keep this up through May, it will have been a year exactly!

I have suborned some of the maintenance employees, and now the temperature in the plant and animal room is seesawing nicely between 65 and 80F in no discernible pattern. We spin a dial to determine which component of the heating and cooling system will malfunction next. (If you have a preference, I can be bribed.)

Oh, and I’ve created a fine, is-it-a-dead-mouse-or-just-damp smell in one of the classrooms…

I did tinker with the weather last weekend, and when my spell weakened enough for them to TRY to go do something fun, I arranged for one of them to fall just ill enough that leaving the house was not an option. They then tried to do some home improvement, but I thwarted that too. That deserves a diary entry of its own!

The front yard is full of weeds, the grass isn’t green yet, I have taught the feline to on eat the houseplants and harf them up, and I arranged for the carbon monoxide detector to go off in the middle of the night. No dangerous gas, of course, just a malfunctioning unit. BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

I like to keep busy.

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A Not Foggy At All Now Walk, Part V: Toadrooms and Mushstools

This wet weather has every basidiomyceous organism burgeoning into extravagant growth.

Sigyn saw these…


…and said, "They look like blank pizza crusts!" Darling, I believe that is an indication that we have been walking too long and that it is time to go home for lunch.

While Sigyn admires the mushroom pizzas, I shall begin a game of hide-and-seek. Clever Sigyn! She has found me almost immediately. It’s hard to hide with horns.


This truly is a magnificnent fungus. I claim this log in the name of Loki!


(Why have I suddenly remembered that I promised to hang some shelves for Sigyn?)

As much "fun" as this walk has been, I really do think it is time to go home. Sigyn, how about you pick out one more thing for the human female to photograph, and then we go get some much-deserved lunch?


Interesting choice. It is certainly…um…very bright. The human female says it is a Cinnabar-red Polypore. She sounds erudite, but to be honest, I think she just makes this stuff up.

Now we go home! I think I hear a postprandial nap calling my name.

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