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Old 11-14-2017, 04:29 PM   #1676
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Has totally worked. Actively improving simple things in my life gives me the feeling of control and that feels good. And I managed to organize for myself a little luxury: I ironed my sheets and all bed-covers and linens. It gives me this extra crispy feeling, when I go to bed. I don't have always time for that, so it is a luxury.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:09 AM   #1677
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Have a date tonight.

I am right now not actively looking for someone. I have to many other problems. But the guy asked, he is nice and he managed to suggest something that will be really fun for me: a mushroom museum. That means that he listened to me chatting about mushrooms and gave some thoughts to where to go. This things are rare enough to reward them.

So I am gonna to give some thoughts to my looks tonight and generally try to make it fun for him also.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:02 AM   #1678
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The date didn't go so well.

The dude wanted to kiss the whole time and I just didn't want to. At the end he brought me home and wanted immediately to fix the next date and I don't know..... immediately be exclusive and went full-on attack on my time. I didn't like it at all. And then after I suggested to let things develop his response was along the lines "OK for you I will wait as long as I need too, but it is so disappointing for me". This sentence simplified the decision for me. If the dude is sooooo disappointed every time he doesn't get his way.......I just don't want to deal with so much disappointment.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:12 AM   #1679
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But how was the mushroom museum, any highlights ?
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:32 PM   #1680
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But how was the mushroom museum, any highlights ?
For me was not a lot of new stuff. They tried also apparently to limit any liability and so they labeled a bunch of perfectly edible mushrooms as poisonous. I would also liked to have more details on in which way poisonous mushrooms are poisonous, and how exactly the chemistry works. I mean it is big difference if you just puke a little bit (after Parrot Toadstool) or need a new liver (after Death Cap) or will have a crazy trip with possible psychosis (fly agaric). It is interesting what exactly happens and which components are causing what. It is interesting how the preparation like heating and fermenting works. That leads for example to Lactarius resimus being considered a delicious food, perfect for pickling in russian community and being considered as poisonous in west european community.

The exhibition is for sure good for children or people who aren't so interested in fungi to get some basics.

A part was also about other kinds of fungi like mold and lichen

Below is a summary of this exhibition in media.

https://www.wiesbaden.de/en/culture/...aden/fungi.php
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The exhibition entitled "Fungi – Food, Poison and Mythology" will be running at Museum Wiesbaden until 5 August 2018. It introduces more than 1,300 fungi, including the giant puffball as well as the scarlet caterpillarclub. Fungi have adopted the most varied modes of life, ranging from cooperation and mutual benefit, as is the case with the lichens, to the exploitation of dead plants, and even a wide variety of parasites and germs. Yellow boletus, button mushroom, and chanterelle are all welcome on our dinner plates. Many another fungal fruiting body can be discovered during a forest walk. It is a well-known fact that not all of them are edible; some are even poisonous. Fungi play important roles in our lives, and are linked with a number of human needs and preferences. Yeasts supply bread, beer, and wine. Even the dreaded mould fungi are beneficial in the development of antibiotics that are vital for our survival. Moreover, fungi can be used for dyeing and for manufacturing precious papers."
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:28 PM   #1681
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A mushroom museum is not something one has the chance to hear about very often
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:22 AM   #1682
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Nature in the city

This small table is on my balcony and in summer there are flowerpots on it. Once I noticed that there are to many wasps around it. I tried to move the table. Result was me running away from a wasp swarm. Now that all wasps are somehow dead, I dared to move the table and open the drawers.


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Old 11-18-2017, 11:28 AM   #1683
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well, I know what kind of nightmare I'll be having tonight
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:25 PM   #1684
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I am sad that this were wasps and not honey bees.

We actually coexisted pretty peacefully. I didn't move this table and they flew around me whenever I was having a breakfast at my balcony. I want to try to cut this thing up. It looks that there is not a single wasp body in it. It is surprisingly light.
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:02 PM   #1685
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Cut this thing up. It is build like a walnut. outside is this multilayered shell.

I don't know of what exactly it is made and inside were three honeycombs, sadly without any honey. With wasps it was clear that there will be no honey. But still somehow cool.

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Old 11-20-2017, 03:31 AM   #1686
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i am a fake vegetarian. I eat vegetarian sometimes and occasionally claim to be vegetarian but i always come back to meat . I was going to make a personal posts but decided not to post pictures of people.
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Old 11-20-2017, 11:24 AM   #1687
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I don't know of what exactly it is made and inside were three honeycombs, sadly without any honey. With wasps it was clear that there will be no honey. But still somehow cool.
Very cool. I still wouldn't want it on my balcony
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Wasp nests are made of a substance similar to paper that the insects produce by chewing wood into a pulp and then sticking it together with saliva to form a honeycomb-type structure
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:19 AM   #1688
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I need need need , have to, must write another funds application. Deadline is this Friday. Gooood........ Why it is sometimes soooooo tough? So.....I am going to open all files I need to work on now and making all heads of every piece. Then I am gonna to continue to procrastinate if I feel like it.
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:42 PM   #1689
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The problem is that my last three applications got shot. And with this one I would have to spend a lot of time in a location I don't want to be, in Stuttgart. But...... May be it is good. May be it is a sign from the Universe, because last few weeks my mom is completely suffocating me.

That is probably one of the bigger things going on in my head right now. I oscillate between the feeling that I am to close to my parents and my mom sucks the live out of me and the feeling that I don't spend enough time with her and she obviously doesn't have many years left, so I should spend as much time as possible with her. That all is accompanied by the feeling of guilt. It is irrational. But feelings are most of the time irrational. That doesn't make them less real.
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:27 AM   #1690
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Have taken free until friday. Kind of free. Have to finish this funds applications. Really. Not allowed to open 2+2 until I finish at least one. Being shot down three times in a row is not good. It makes me feel like nothing good will ever come out of doing it the fourth time. But I want another phd in my group and we need an assistant that takes care only of my group and I already planned some additional equipment. Currently I share an assistant with three other groups. I need this funds to finance this. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:08 AM   #1691
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Done it done it done it done it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is always so that it is actually not a lot of real work, but it is sooooooo difficult to do it. In this case I have called there and talked with the head of advisory board, that decides on who will get this funds. And the dude totally made me hope. I mean I understand that it is still perfectly possible that I will get shot down also this time. I compete with at least 20 other groups for this money. But the dude made me hope and this hope lifted this procrastination. It lifted this feeling, that it will be again for nothing and I finished everything totally fast.

That would be sooooooooooo incredibly cool, if I can get that. *Jump jump jump*
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Old Yesterday, 03:10 PM   #1692
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Happy thanksgiving everyone!

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