09:22 – I did manage to finish the fungi group yesterday, and got started on plants. Right now, I’m working on a lab session entitled “Ancient Plants: Mosses and Ferns”. I’m thinking about creating a new biological taxonomy, with kingdoms called green stuff, brown stuff, black stuff, white stuff, pink stuff, yellow stuff, blue stuff, and so on. Generations of biology students will sing my praises. Well, perhaps not. I’d still have problems with some paracoloritic phyla and genera like blue-green algae (cyanobacteria).
Barbara’s birthday is tomorrow, but I’m not supposed to say anything. She turns 0x39. She didn’t give me any good gift ideas, so I think I’ll give her some Petri dishes and maybe some Eppie tubes.