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It's been a while since I've posted a critter.
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And it looks like I may never get the chance. They might be completely extinct in the next five years. :(
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Dad and I went to see "Golden Compass" this afternoon. I thought it was interesting, although something about the whole plot was very disturbing. Maybe I'm just too old and overthink things. We agreed that the animal effects were awesome. It does suffer a bit from having too much plot for one movie, though. And the setup for a sequel at the end is not subtle at all. I kind of want to read the books now, just to get the setting explained a little better.

I got my tooth fixed yesterday. It was just a little chip,so they filed it down, much like one would fix a chipped nail. Now my tooth feels funny, but it looks better and I guess I'll get used to it. It's all newly sharpened and stuff.

I've spent the afternoon composting a letter to the editor of our local paper. They've got a bad habit of reprinting internet rumours and other glurge-this edition had an article about how Mr. Rogers was a Navy Seal in Vietnam. Impossible, given that he never served in the military,and started his show the year the U.S. got involved in the conflict. It's not the first time something they've printed annoyed me, but this was the sort of thing that could have been easily fact-checked. (As opposed to some glurge they printed about some woman, who wished after her death that she'd been brave enough to leave her abusive husband. Blame the victim, much? I was spitting mad for so long that I decided too much time had passed to respond-that and I wasn't sure I could ever express how many levels of wrong that was in a short letter.)

Critter update: That last critter was a "long-eared jerboa", recently filmed in its natural habitat for the first time ever. It is "evolutionarily distinct"-in other words, no close relatives, and it's in danger of extinction. Poor little thing.

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And a little hint:
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This little guy was in the news yesterday, so he's sort of easy to guess. ;)

And this video is an absolutely gorgeous collection of fairy tale style art and sentiments. I particularly liked the bit about kissing a prince who then turned into a frog. ;) Thanks to gryphonrhi for sharing the link.

Cuteness

Dec. 3rd, 2006 04:45 pm
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Kitten in a bathtub!

Now, back to work. 4 papers and a presentation. One paper and the pres. aren't due till Monday but the parentals are coming up this weekend so I want to get them done. Graduation ceremony is Friday, but I won't know for sure if I graduated until that day. Maybe party later?

Also, if anybody knows of any job openings I could do, let me know. I've put my resume up on monster.
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We haven't done this in ages:
Guess the critter! )

It's hard to find weird critters.

Edit: Sorry for the wait! It's a quoll. Specifically, this one is a spotted or tiger quoll, Dasyurus maculatus, after its tiger-like spots. (Yes, I know that makes no sense, but wiki says both names are correct, and I'm not going to argue.)
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Red pandas viciously attack woman in her own home. Sort of.
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We haven't had a round of "Guess! That! Critter!" in a while-so here's something I found in my brother's blog:
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And a bonus kitten picture:
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[livejournal.com profile] turtledawn, I think someone's been cloning Raisty.
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I learned yesterday that some octopus are bipedal, at least occasionally.

Then I learned about the sighting of the giant squid.

Now I'm waiting for a cuttlefish to do something interesting.



In other news, there's a lecture tonight at the Singletary Center, inspiringly titled "Traditions, the Flat World, and Hope." Anyone who can guess what that's actually supposed to be about gets a cookie. No, really, an actual baked-good cookie. (Which reminds me, I still owe [livejournal.com profile] turtledawn one for the cassowary. I better get baking.)

Critter!

Sep. 14th, 2005 08:48 pm
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Today's "Guess that critter!" inspired by a comment in [livejournal.com profile] urusulav's blog.

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Because I haven't posted a round of "guess the critter" in a while.
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Kitten!!! )
I want one. I know they're wild, and even if they're relatively docile I still can't have one. But, I want one.
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UK is adopting IU's axolotl population!!! Yays!! (Well, their salamadar population, but since IU's page was all about axolotls....)
I did not know I was a salamdar fangirl. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused anybody.
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Cute Link

Apr. 15th, 2005 02:19 pm
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The hamster Theatre Company Presents the History of Britian:
http://www.hamsteropera.co.uk/history1.htm

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