I don’t know! The rivalry jumped up a million notches today, when the small cat guy gave a talk directly slamming the tiger guy! I mean, full on — the hosting professor had to step in and tell him that was enough. Did the tiger guy steal his girlfriend?! I swear, biologist drama is the worst drama.
Today was a bit of a mixed bag. My brother wrote a hilarious email to myself and my mom, and my boss *loved * my presentation about the cost-benefit analysis project I’m leading. But then I realized I’ll need to go back through a ton of backlogged surveys and re-enter a bunch of data which grrrr takes forever, and also Google Maps! More like Google Traps (You In A Cycle Of Re-Entering GPS Points), amirite? (I’m the best at puns.)
But then we hilariously had a small cat biologist as a guest today, and he had a major chip on his shoulder and kept loudly scoffing at the tiger guy from the back of the room. Hee.
Whaaaat! That place is gorgeous, and SO not a million dollars that it makes me ache inside. Oh, East Coast Major Cities, what have ye done to me?!
I found out today that the guy I’ve been dating (who is trans) is considering de-transitioning. So there’s that.
Good luck! Go in there hungry — that’s my trick.
Jaguars the animal! (I work on lions. [I am a wildlife biologist!])
And for Thanksgiving, a bunch of us grad students who have worked/lived in East Africa for extended periods of time decided to throw an East Africa Thanksgiving party, complete with all the things we miss from the Continent: awesome friends, endless gin and tonics, traditional Kenyan tea, ugali & chapatis, and of course — a goat roast (and, as always, a pre-party argument on where to get the best goat).
Awww….now I’m nostalgic again.
My day was not bad! I spent a lot of time on campus with not much to do, and now I’m listening to a talk on jaguars that is reminding me why I don’t want to work on jaguars! And I just got a nice email from my boss. And I’m texting with another grad student cutie! And made preliminary arrangements to buy a goat for a holiday party! Yay!
Ooh! Ooh! Me, me! I love Sons of Anarchy! (By which I mean I <3 looking at Charlie Hunnam and gasping at murders).
Aw. Bye, Gabe. I’m a super-lurker (I’ve only posted one, maybe two comments besides this one), but I’ve been reading VG since the Lindsey Days, and it’s always been a special place on the internet for me. You rock and I’m sure you’ll be doing even bigger things than you are now.
1. Jeremy Sisto, Suburgatory
2. Joshua Jackson, Fringe
3. Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
4. Michael Jai White, For Better or Worse
5. Darren Boyd, Spy
6. Joshua Jackson, Fringe
Hello! This is actually my first post on VG, because I love reading ‘How Was Everyone’s Day Today’ and always seem to miss the day it debuts and then i feel weird about trying to answer the day after because THAT’S NOT WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ABOUT.
So I finally made it today! Yay!
My day was very nice! Things are back on track for my upcoming trip to Kenya — I finally submitted my permit application to the government today, and I found my passport (it was at a Kinko’s), and the lady I’m supposed to work with turned out NOT to be in the hospital, just in Montana- so lots of wins!
Then I was briefly sadpants because I went out to walk my dogs, and one of them got loose and took off into the woods, leash flapping futilely behind her, and she didn’t come back forever. So I finally walked home, sad and freaking out and envisioning the many ways she was probably getting stolen/eating a poisonous plant/getting hit by a car and then I opened the door and VOILA! She actually had gotten home before me and my roommate had let her in — I guess the wild freedom of the outdoors turned out to be pretty boring after all.
Then my roommate cooked delicious Colombian food for dinner and also I snagged a beer from my office so I’m having that for dessert. Paleo!