Oct 5, 2006

Hump Day Update


Oops! It's not hump day, is it? It's actually Thursday. Silly me, I'm still on yesterday's time.

How much fun do you think it would be to take a field trip into the woods and be the target of unhappy squirrels? Yes, for Ecology class we took a trip to the wooded area on the campus. We saw squirrels jump from limb to limb high up in the canopy of trees. Apparently, they didn’t like us there because for over ½ hour they sat above us and chucked hickory nuts down upon our heads! OK, so the nuts didn’t really hit us but some came pretty darn close. While this was going on, the instructor was lecturing on how forests came to be and different species that can be found in our area. This was AFTER he pointed out a huge patch of poison ivy. Oblivious to the fact it was getting dark, he lectured on and on and on. Granted, I love the woods and I like being outdoors when it’s nice... but to stand there for over an hour listening to lecture almost killed me. Toward the end, I couldn’t even see the lines on my notebook in order to take notes because it was so dark! I was ready to cop a squat on the ground because I was uncomfortable standing for that long of a period without moving.

I handed in our group’s lab report. It really does irk me that one of my group members really didn’t do any work since I had to re-do the charts/graphs because she didn’t follow instructions. Yet she will benefit from whatever grade we’ll get. Grr! On the flipside, she really is a nice lady. Next Mon is Columbus Day, so no school. Woo Hoo!

I have joined the student Ecological Awareness Group, and we received our first email today. It seems our group has a section of Adopt-A-Highway and they want our first “event” to be cleaning up our section of the highway.

I got news today! I went in for my dental cleaning and exam. My dentist has informed me that if I continue to keep up my dental regime, I won’t ever need dentures. LOL... All right!!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hate squirrels. I can't believe your prof made you stand for an hour in the dark woods - how can he be that clueless?

Shelleen said...

You lasted longer than I would have in the woods. I love nature and wildlife but to stand there must have been very hard.
Glad to hear that you have great teeth.

Shelleen said...

You lasted longer than I would have in the woods. I love nature and wildlife but to stand there must have been very hard.
Glad to hear that you have great teeth.

Shelleen said...

You lasted longer than I would have in the woods. I love nature and wildlife but to stand there must have been very hard.
Glad to hear that you have great teeth.

~Velda said...

Yay on the no dentures LOL I thought you were going to squat for another reason lol Squirrels huh, I see poor megan already found the squirrel discussion lol

Anonymous said...

What a trip that was! I remember squirrels that use to pelt one of our dogs with nuts! LOL!

Tessa said...

Hey Meari
I would be happy to do a Christmas Ornament Exchange with you :)
If you are interested email me and we can 'talk' about it. tessa.chaplin@fusion.com.au :)

Anonymous said...

Me too on the teeth. I floss daily and brush my gums as well as my teeth. My hygienist loves when I come in. It's over in five minutes, and my teeth will last longer than I will, LOL!

I wanted also to tell you how impressive "Freedom" is. I once did a piece for my daughter with tons of backstitching and ended up with 117 hrs., which a stitcher had the nerve to say just didn't sound accurate. I clocked in and out on a PDA, and there was no question. OK, maybe she's a faster stitcher, but one KNOWS how much time is in a project, and yours is just lovely! Congratulations on nearing the end!

Barbara said...

You did great standing for that long. Believe me, I would have been sitting on the ground. Keep up the regime on your teeth. My teeth went bad when I carried my daughter and now I have dentures. But at least I never have to go to the dentist again.
Barb in TX