Monday, November 29, 2010

Ultimate Wish List

Hammock.  This one. In the Tequila Color.  I've been toying with this idea for awhile now and it really seems like the most attractive, space efficient, comfortable and affordable option for all my sleeping, lounging and entertaining needs.

Trekking Poles.  Two of em. I hike. Often. I have knees.  I'd like to keep it that way.

Books! A whole list! Here are the most important ones!

Peterson's mushroom guide.  I want to forage in the spring.

Peterson's edible plants.  Again, foraging.

Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the study of Insects.  We have a copy of this book in the lab.  It's my bible.

Hedrick, Genetics of Populations.  I need this for the evolution class I'm taking next semester.

Kaufman's Field Guide to Insects.  I'm working out of the Peterson's guide right now.  Peterson's is good for technical information, and uses sketches/drawings.  Kaufman's has actual pictures of the insects, which can make identification easier because it is the most realistic representation.


I do have interests other than insects and evolution.  Although not really any different from chemistry, I love to cook.  I really would like to own, and cook my way through, Julia Childs' Mastering the Art of French Cooking (2 Volume Set).  While I will admit that this has been inspired in part by Julie & Julia (the movie about a young lady who cooks her way through the book, blogging as she goes),  I have always wanted to learn a specific style of cooking.  My family is polish/german, so growing up many of the meals I make use aspects from that-- although really it is at best improvisational cooking.  So, added to the list: 

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