Friday, April 04, 2008
Unexpected enjoyments of indoor gardening
Am I a stacker wiz or not? Twentysix years worth of handdishing stands behind this, and I'm sure I can build a tower with the double amount of pots in the same dryer. I only had twenty pots at hand, so my creativeness was a bit hampered.
A few days ago I discovered another unexpected enjoyment. I was sterilising terracotta pots in the oven, which I do by putting them in 200¤C (392¤F) for twenty minutes. Now, what do one do in the meantime? I brought out "Den goda jorden" by Philippe Plönninge (~"The good soil" a book I recommend for everyone who knows swedish). It's a good one, packed with facts and separate explanations of central terms. In other words: a book with basic knowledge well worth memorizing.
Suddenly I realised that I wasn't on a university course. I wasn't expected to hork down everything in less than a week. If I wanted to memorize the book I could do so in my own pace. I immediately grabbed some paper to take down notes. Then I fetched some age old index cards (by their look I suspect they're around fourty years old), and made flashcards. Believe it or not, I intend to learn every definition and fact word for word.
I don't mind you calling me crazy for loving slow swotting, I'm just happy to know such intriguing terms as "aggregation" and "colloid" by heart.