Monday, December 16, 2013

Have a Groty Moldy Christmas

That snowman be stach-ed. Stachybotrys-ed that is. 
Gotta love I Fucking Love Science. They posted a pic of this snowman which is made entirely of various mold cultures. According to the caption, the hat, eyes, mouth, and buttons are Aspergillus niger; the arms are Aspergillus nidulans; the nose is Aspergillus terreus and Penicillium marneffei; and the body is Neosartorya. I'm not familiar with the last one, but Aspergillus/Penicillium species are particular favorites of mine (yeah I've got favorite varieties). 

And on that note, moldy Christmas to all and to all a Ganoderma night.

Photo credits: I Fucking Love Science 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Moldy Girl

Come on Barbie, let's go party!
The only thing worse than being busy or bored at work is being busy-bored - where you have a shitton of work to do, but can't seem to get anything accomplished because it's so mind-numbingly boring. What do I do in such a situation? Apparently rewrite the chorus of everyone's favorite 1997 Danish-Norwegian hit, Barbie Girl by Aqua. Feel free to come to my office and slap me in the face, I deserve it. 

I’m a moldy girl, in a moldy world
Results are shocking, tenants are balking!
I can check the air, inspecting everywhere
Spores proliferating, let’s do some abating
Come on Moldy, test household-ies!

The worst part is, I'm busy-bored writing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (just nod your head and act like you know what a Phase I is), and just sang aloud, "girls just want to phase I". Somebody stop me. Please.

Photo credits: Barbie