Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I'm minorly suprised I've never been injured

I like animals. I always have, and I've worked with a lot of them. Frankly, I'm a little surprised I haven't lost a finger, hand, limb, my life yet. Well, not really that surprised, I'm very careful.

But I've been really close to a lot of animals that people usually don't get that close to. The above picture, for instance, is me about 8 or so feet from a male black bear. I've been much much closer.

But as of yet, I've never been bit or intentionally scratched or clawed at by anything I have pet or been very close to. Though, in this pic, the capybara is attempting to chew on my shirt. It's a giant rodent and I had been cutting up food for the last 2 hours, what do you expect.
I have gotten unintentional scratches, but if you hold something that doesn't get a regular mani/pedi, you're gonna get a scratch.
Does it look like I'm really close to the giraffe in this pic? That's because I really really am. But I'm not an idiot. I loved my job.
I really loved my job. This guy is twice my height. He's awesome.

This was my favorite animal in all the zoo last summer, followed very closely by the giraffe from a few pics up. He's such a neat boy.
And yes, I really am standing that close to a rhino. It was pretty much awesome. When you're shoveling poop most of the day, it's nice to get the occasional awesome perks.

Yep, that is my hand, feeding a grape to a lemur.Nope, there's no glass or fence here.
Here either. Awesome huh? I miss animals. I miss working in the zoo. I miss brown bear lips reaching for dried berries, scratching tiger butts through fences, getting licked by a cheetah, petting a leopard and treating it meat. I miss tigers playing in the water of a hose, watching the bears scowl at us for giving them coconuts (which are harder to get into than you may think). Hell, I miss having a pet. I want a zoo job, I want my PhD, I want a lot of things. Mostly, I want to be back with my animals, or new ones. Oh kids, you guys were so great. Thanks for not killing me. And to me, thanks for not being an idiot.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Dad and I went fishing today! It was really fun. We were gonna leave early this morning, but it started raining late last night and when I wok up at 6:30am was still going. We gave it till 8am, and then decided to just go later in the day/evening. We left for the lake (we ended up on Eagle Lake I think) around 2-ish, got fishing liscences, and went a fishing! We don't have a boat, we have a canoe, and it took me all of 30 seconds to remember that canoes scare me. Especially when it's windy and the water is more choppy, like it was today. But we didn't tip over. Mainly stuck to the shoreline around lily pads and reeds that broke the waves nicely. I caught like 7 or 8 fish total. A sunny or two, two bass, a blue gill, and a few of something else I can't remember right now.

I got over my irrational fear of the canoe, and had a great time. Dad caught a lot more fish than I did, but it's all good. He's got that whole jig lure thing down a lot better than I do.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Star Trek Reboot (XI) has eaten my brain. That is all.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ok that took long for a whole lot of nothing

I finally figured out how to get my display language back to English. It was stupidly easy, and thats all I'm gonna say about it.

Anyway, I've been gone from here for a while! Still broke.

Dad gave me a new hard drive for the laptop I'm using and I have successfully loaded Windows XP onto it. YAY! I'm not running Linux anymore! And now I should be able to connect my old HD to this comp and get my stuff off of it/use it on there. I'm so excited! Now I have to go find a pretty picture for my desktop, because this whole default rolling hills thing isn't really working for me.

And by pretty, I men pretty boys. Hallelujah!