February! February!

Written on February 2, 2010 at 8:50 pm
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Yeah, it’s February. I did post yesterday, but that’s all password protected and shit so this is my official, although not technical, first post for the month of February 2010. And I know the header still says 01-2010 because even though I have the header done for February, I honestly did not get around to picking and choosing colours to update the CSS so uhh… enjoy the January theme for another… two weeks? I’ll get the new one up on the 12th (… whoo, last day of midterms before my wonderful, two weeks of break where I’m going to be high on pain medication – hell yes.) or sometime.

Anyways… Things that are new:

  • I’ve managed to stay awake for all my classes so far for the last week. This includes my biochemistry class. Bright highlighters + content that doesn’t bore me = awake and coherent Michelle.
  • Earbuds! I got new ones yesterday for like $7. They rang up as being “red” but they’re actually hot pink. The other colour choices available were black (nixed because I’ve had black earbuds for forever), white (get dirty easily, I used to have white ones and would always get asked what kind of iPod I had, gack) and pink (clashed with my mp3 player case).
  • I bought Almost Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor for 50% off at my school’s bookstore. I love that series, I’ve been reading it since I was about 8, the first book came out in 1985 with 24 books so far in the series – there’s going to be 28 by the time the author is done with the series (follows Alice from 3rd grade up until she’s 18, and the last book is supposed to cover Alice from 18 to 60).
  • Not-so-new, I’m fever free (yay!!!!!)
  • I about killed my printer last night printing off biochemistry slides (for studying purposes), biochem assignment (whoo…) and practice midterm for plants physiology (whoot). My printer? None too happy with me!
  • I read a book called The Last Polar Bear A Photographic Journey by Steven Kazlowski. I highly recommend it. At first glance, I thought it was like one of those coffee table photo books – it’s certainly large enough for it! It has a lot of gorgeous photos of polar bears and other arctic life (seals, walruses, birds, arctic foxes (!), whales) and talks a lot about why polar bears are important and the changes that have been occurring in the arctic and even likens to the polar bear to the canary (canaries were used in mines to help with detection of poisonous gases, when the canaries stopped singing, the miners knew that they had to get out of there). It’s a beautiful book with a strong message about the importance, and the fragility, of the world’s ecosystems.
  • OMG. I committed a cardinal sin and wrote something negative about the Blythe community (I know, I know!). But geez, some people are crazy uptight. And nuts. And just… yeah. =/

Hope you all had a wonderful Tuesday!

Oh, and one last thing! I spent my biology lab today dissecting a snail. Snails are hermaphrodites and I learned today that they shoot darts at one another in order to get the other snail to be sexually interested in them. Oh, and their main male reproductive organ (I’m sure you can all guess what I’m referring to!)? 1/6th of the entire length of the organism. Fascinating stuff, isn’t it?

2 Responses to “February! February!”

  1. Georgina says:

    Ooh, I can’t wait to see the new theme for February. 😀

    Earbuds are always so expensive here. I haven’t had portable music for long, though. For a while I had a CD walkman thing that I chose to lug around all the time, and I had headphones rather than earphones. While everyone else was getting the cool iPods and whatnot, I wasn’t even allowed. 😛

    Now that I have an iPhone I don’t mind the white earphones so much. But prior to giving my brother my iPod touch (with the earphones), I noticed that they already got a bit dirty. I don’t know why but that makes me feel a little sad. :S

    I always disgusted people telling them the fact that snails take 12 hours to have sex (to put it bluntly). I do hope that’s true… otherwise I have been telling people the wrong thing. XD

    I’ve always been disgusted by snails myself though. 😛

    • Michelle says:

      Umm… We don’t actually talk about the length of time that snails have sex, just that it occurs =P For land snails, they actually shoot darts at one another to keep the other snail close, and then they have sex (and since they’re both hermaphrodites, each of them will get fertilized eggs). That process (of exchanging sperm) is actually quite quick – it’s the process of getting to another snail (tracking it) and harpooning them (for lack of a better term) with the dart that takes a long time. It’s like a courtship, but you shoot them with a dart that’s filled with hormones that makes you like them (the snail’s version of a date rape drug).

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