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I had my first entomology lab today, it was just a little introduction where we went over how many orders there were (and sub-orders, cripes). We have an option of doing an insect collection or a lab final (no midterm). I’m definitely in the “insect collection” camp! It was pretty fun, even though it was just introductory and we didn’t actually do anything hands-on. As a group, we took a long (loooong) walk to the far end of the campus to check out awesome places to find insects (and there the the most fattest spider I had ever seen in my life on the plastic sheet after my TA had shook the tree to get some bugs – it’s body, minus the legs, was about the size of a toonie). It was absolutely disgustingly huge. There were so many bugs that came out of that tree after about a minute of shaking it – including a really pretty beetle with shiny green colouring that the TA scooped up for his own research (graduate student). Entomology is definitely one class that I’ve been enjoying so far. There’s things that I like (and dislike) from all of my other classes, but entomology has my heart right now. ♥
In other news, I’ve been playing around with plugins for blythelife.com (now mobile friendly, same with ImaginarySunshine.com!). I finished off another oceanography assignment (yay!) despite things going terribly bad with my printer (it absolutely refused to print the first 4 pages of an 8 page journal article, in pdf format – I ended up reading it on my computer, which help saves paper, but I hate reading journal articles on my computer, especially when it’s in very tiny print and all the zooming-in in the world doesn’t help and just makes everything fuzzy).
I’ve also been baking… Just cupcakes lately. I only really like making dessert, and love for frosting really helps! No photos, because I keep on eating them (or having people eat them) before I remember that oh, maybe I should take a photo. Such is life!
What have you been up to lately? What’s one thing that’s gotten you really excited recently?