The 2008 Edition of Blogger BioBlitz took place the previous week, from september 20th to the 28th. I was not sure as to how I would be able to blitz myself this year (I did it last year at Pittsburgh, and in Northern Pennsylvania), but I eventually had the opportunity for a couple of hours of quick blitzing, the 26th, ca. between 13h00 and 15h00, in a small wood area about 35 km southwest of Paris (map here).
Archive for September, 2008
Well, I’m a PC, but not to the point of advertizing it on a blog. Well, sort of. Why on hell would I do that? This might be the next Seeds Aside game… Two readers can guess “quite so fairly” easily. Unfair? Guess why! (this is a hint, and there’s another in the categories, and of course any French reference in the ad might somewhat be some).
Blogging can turn into a very addictive obsession, not only wasting time but also potentially harming actual (as opposed to virtual) social relationships, etc (there’s even a word for this, and it’s bad!). Thanks to… fruits, I’m not completely zombified, as suggested by the following test result measuring my blogging addiction (though this is in itself also a blogging trap).
But being aware blogging might somehow take me down, I’ve been looking lurking for blogging cures around. Beware many cures are just not working at all, when they are not making things worse… But here at Seeds Aside, we’ve been testing a very efficient way to naturally slow down blogging.
It’s a natural method, 100% organic, with fairly light side effects (well, to the except of sleep deprivation, but it isn’t worse than the sleep loss due to blogs anyway). In addition to being efficient, it has very strong beneficial effects on social life and self-esteem, as many people just take the opportunity to say hello and even congratulate you:
There’s a green sauce in your tacos. Fresh, acid, fruity. This sauce is traditionally made from a little American fruit, the miltomate. Or tomatillo, your taste. And guess what? This is a post all about this strange crop.
Even the species scientific name is sweet: Physalis philadelphica. This is a member of the economically star botanical family, the Solanaceae. But the species has a somewhat less successful story than its cousins like tomato, potato, tobacco or even eggplant. Well, not really less successful, but clearly a species not as illustrious as its more famous co-taxa. Even the Cape gooseberry tends to come to mind first when speaking of Physalis. So let’s do justice to this amazing vegfruit…
There’s a veggie meme running these days, and surprisingly, there’s been a number of stuff listed that I’ve eaten already, so I’m not too ashamed of taking my turn. Given prices for meats in France, I’ve been practicing ‘vegetarianism’ by economic necessity as a late student, so I guess it somewhat helped a bit. What’s more, since I am opportunistically prone to freeganism (when I realised it isn’t that worse), you guess I’m way more reluctant about junked meats than greens, vegs and fruits…
Bolded = tried (thought this is not exhaustive, given I hadn’t time to check for food names and I may have eaten some of them):