Day 15 – Attend a Fungus Fair!

Today’s first – attended a fungus fair put on by the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz.  What I learned right off the bat is that Mycology, the study of mushrooms, is no different than any science in that learning the language is vital!  I was impressed by the extensive knowledge of specific terms the FFSCContinue reading “Day 15 – Attend a Fungus Fair!”

Foraging for Mushrooms with Mia!

Today was a first for me, I have never foraged for mushrooms (pretty cool that my friends live a short stroll from here).  Mia’s husband gifted her with the mushroom bible for Christmas, she’ll be a fungi expert in no time Unexpected added bonus – thank you engineer neighbor, Luke! – another first: ride an electricContinue reading “Foraging for Mushrooms with Mia!”

Day 10- Orange Theory Fitness- “good things come to those who sweat”

Today’s first – morning group fitness class at Orange Theory Fitness, Capitola.  I have seen these fitness centers all over, but never knew the concept behind them.  Their method boils down to heart rate based interval training.  Backed by the science of Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (or EPOC), Orangetheory’s heart rate monitored training is designedContinue reading “Day 10- Orange Theory Fitness- “good things come to those who sweat””

Day 8- electronic upright bass

Today’s first: Attempt to play the EUB!  Very challenging, didn’t even know this instrument existed until I saw it at my friend’s house.  I opted to learn to pluck a scale (Gmajor) and then picked up the bow to play the strings.. brand new at this, bear with me! What is it? The electric uprightContinue reading “Day 8- electronic upright bass”

Day 56

Aquarium of the Bay – amazing what you can squeeze into a lunch break with a good friend and a lil’ planning.. 🙂    Aquarium of the Bay is a public aquarium located at Embarcadero and Beach Street, at the edge of Pier 39 in San Francisco, California. The Aquarium is focused on local aquaticContinue reading “Day 56”