Monday, August 8, 2005


OH MY FREAKING GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (yes, it warranted more than just a omg)

zip lines kick ass.

i've realized that being here has really been worthwhile. as we hiked around in Sky Trek (we had to hike from zip line to zip line) i could name different plants to the species. how cool is that? i can be like, "hey look guys, that Xanthosoma robustum has started to infloresce." then someone else'll be like "oooh are there scarab beetles inside mating the sterile part?" OR "look at those Clusia leaves in that Quercus costarricensis. it hasn't reached the secondary stage of a primary epiphyte yet." MAN we're such biodorks. but seriously i know this sounds dumb, but it truly is exhilerating to walk through a forest and know what ur looking and what pollinates it and what disperses. i guess you'll just have to take my word for it.

and April, to answer your question, i truly am having the time of my life.

and a funny biojoke for all to enjoy... Quercus costarricensis just happens to belong to the family Fagaceae. (it's the costa rican oak tree)

tomorrow we have our ecology final, then we're going to san luis to see the awesomest waterfall ever (not going to swim b/c it's too cold), and finally, going to Kathy Rockwell's (the logistic coordinater) for a hot dog BBQ (chicken dogs for me). other people want to go to La Taverna to dance and stuff... but we'll see about that. i'm not antisocial, i just think i'll be tired and stuff

"busy, busy, busy" Cat's Cradle Kurt Vonnegut. time to go study. w00t!

Current Music: wind through the trees

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