jc blog - tales of a modern-day nomadic hunter-gatherer

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2015-07-05-0602Z

been foraging plums and figs in the neighborhood lately, and watercress and other mustards, mallow, plantain (Plantago major), and mint along the creeks and disturbed areas. still haven't figured out a way to get meat (duck, goose, pigeon, or whatever) without getting caught though. [comment]

2015-07-04-0238Z

so I ate a piece of Estancia stew beef from G&G today to test my immune system. so far so good, a few hours later. I'm cooking the rest for dinner, along with some plantain, mallow, and watercress I foraged, and some bulgur wheat from Whole Foods. [comment]

2015-07-03-0052Z

Megabus just opened up ticketing through November 17, whereas normally one can only buy something like 10 weeks in advance. had to buy a couple days earlier than I wanted, and have an early departure, to get the $1 price, but that's better than paying $42. total plus booking fee for that leg of the trip was $2.50 from SF to Anaheim. and I already have my $53 (as I recall) discount plane ticket from TIJ to LAP. I should get there for well under $100 this fall, my best price yet. [comment]

2015-07-02-1414Z

in my dream at least two different people explained to me about the "Puco" (or perhaps "Foucault"? it was only pronounced, not spelled) layer, a radius determined through study to be about 30 feet, at which most collisions occurred on that world. but as I recall, the first guy was only half again as tall as me or so, and he was showing me it was about shoulder height. but who knows, I may have been 20 feet tall in that world. [comment]

2015-07-01-0432Z

so it's been about 36 hours since I had more raw fish without even the benefit of wasabi, that time at Safeway. it tasted pretty bad, but I'm not sick yet and I don't think I will get sick from it. wondering if I dare try my luck with raw beef or lamb. I remember an experiment back a few years ago, about which I blogged, that didn't go very well. [comment]

2015-07-01-0150Z

someone on Facebook posted again the DO NOT DUMB HERE. sign, and curiosity got the better of me and I had to see what the actual Japanese said. even though reddit comments cleared up most of it, I still didn't see an actual character-for-character breakdown, so I did it myself. in particular, the "kuda" of kudasai ("please") was written in hiragana in the most illuminating reddit comment, but a kanji was used in the sign. [comment]

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