Stuff I Do When I’m Bored 19

 

Stuff I Do When I’m Bored 19

My Marimo Toshi

Bunkarina sent me a present last year – a Japanese moss ball. I wasn’t sure what to make of it, but I knew it needed a better home than a glass pentagon cage, so I put it in something a bit more respectful and named it Tosh.

I didn’t think much about Tosh until he “birthed” a baby and they became Toshi and Toshita. We became friends, and every two weeks they get fresh water to keep them happy.

More recently I learned that they’re sold as Japanese Lake Moss (or Marimo Moss  Balls) but they’re not moss at all. They’re algae, Aegagropila linnaei, and they grow very slowly. They don’t like chlorinated water much, but they like a little salt. They turn bright green and blow bubbles when they’re content. The water changes coincide with something I’ve been going through for two years now, and I began taking photos every two weeks to mark time and progress. The moss give me a bit of inner peace, a zen tranquility of sorts.

And no, I don’t talk to them, smartass. You know who you are.

The .Gif Post No. 725 – Icebreaker, Flock Circle & Cow Heads

[Found here and  here. The last one is from a video I found somewhere. The cows were watching a dog play fetch.]

My WebEx Meeting Notes 13 January – 12 April 2022

9AM daily. Pen on paper, 8-1/2 x 11, approx. 2 square inches per day.

My WebEx Meeting Notes 22 November 2021 – 12 January 2022

9AM daily. Pen on paper, 8-1/2 x 11, approx. 3 square inches per day.

I’m really not schizophrenic, and neither am I. We just like to doodle.

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