There’s an inherent risk with bug photography.
The story behind these shots: I hadn’t been completely sure if I would be able to go out and take pictures the day these were taken. Busy day, strong winds, etc. But I brought my camera. What I forgot… bug spray.
I got a few shots of skippers and a blurred picture of a giant yellow swallowtail for the cost of over 60 bug bites. That’s the point when I stopped counting as I sprayed, creamed, and bandaged the worst of them before heading into class.
Do bug photography, prepare to get bitten.
I put the coffee in my cereal bowl.
Then I spent awhile wondering why I didn’t have coffee.
I am on vacation. Occasionally I feel guilty because I’m not working on my dissertation. I mean, I’m supposed be working on my dissertation constantly, because I love my work and research so much, right?
Good thing I’ve always been great at quashing guilt. 🙂
Friend: Missed you at the concert!
Me: Sorry, I was asleep.
F: It started at 7 pm!
Me: Dressed professionally, remembered food and water, have notebook, pens, tablet, research in multiple formats, out the door on time, smart phone, ID, keys and passes.
Also me: Forgot to eat.
Unexpected benefits of leaving clothes on the floor, #3: When you need to take a nap right now, there’s all this soft stuff already on the ground. Cats have it right. If you haven’t taken a nap cuddled up in a towel and a big fleece sweatshirt before, you’re missing out.
Level up! You have won the achievement award: being able to tell whether Advil is round or oval just by the sound of the bottle being shaken over a phone.
#gamesgraduatestudentsplay #summerresearch #maymester #grading #finals
Unexpected benefit of not picking up all your clothes from the floor, #2: When you’re too tired to stand, everything is already at your level.
5 years ago: got my master’s.
Today: Stood in front of a door, waiting for it to open.
It wasn’t an automatic door.
I waited a long time.