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A survivor!

A survivor!

Tue, 10/19/2010 - 18:46 by Ananth in response to sweetie pie the sweet potato

Did you know morning glories are related to sweet potatoes? They are. Yuko gave this sweet potato a home in our living room, and it's doing quite well. 

I don't think I actually knew what sweet potatoes even were until a few years ago - to this day my stomach turns at the horror of knowing what I missed out on. 

Books are still up for sale! I added a handy sidebar link (finally). 

Everyone - I think we want to try to do a run of new t-shirts for the holiday season. If we were to print one of the following two, which would you be more interested in? 

The first shirt bears a quote from Hokusai that appeared as a postscript on One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji:

From around the age of six, I had the habit of sketching from life. I became an artist, and from fifty on began producing works that won some reputation, but nothing I did before the age of seventy was worthy of attention. At seventy-three, I began to grasp the structures of birds and beasts, insects and fish, and of the way plants grow. If I go on trying, I will surely understand them still better by the time I am eighty-six, so that by ninety I will have penetrated to their essential nature. At one hundred, I may well have a positively divine understanding of them, while at one hundred and thirty, forty, or more I will have reached the stage where every dot and every stroke I paint will be alive. May Heaven, that grants long life, give me the chance to prove that this is no lie.

Leave a note in the comments if you have interest one way or the other! Thanks. We're out!


The quote shirt is awesome.

Comment by Cynthia (not verified) Tue, 10/26/2010 - 18:23

The quote shirt is awesome.

Definitely a vote for the

Comment by Parker (not verified) Wed, 10/27/2010 - 16:25

Definitely a vote for the Hokusai.


Comment by Ariel (not verified) Wed, 10/27/2010 - 21:38

before reading the comments, i saw the hokusai shirt and was all, oh man i gotta buy that!, and then was sad/ disappointed when i realized that it wasn't an option... yet.

I like the quote a lot. sure, it would also make a good poster, but i wish i could wear it right this minute, and forever more.

You did well. Never eat a

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 10/31/2010 - 16:00

You did well. Never eat a potato that has sprouted as it starts production of a chemical that can make you very sick.

Sweet Potatoes

Comment by Temporarynoise (not verified) Sun, 01/06/2013 - 20:20

Sweet potatoes actually don't sprout in Canada; they'll rot before they do. I have no idea what the difference is between Canadian and American sweet potatoes, but I couldn't grow them here if I tried!