prof r's response when i asked him if he'd write...
“of course i’ll write you a recommendation letter. i think very highly of you and i’m going to write you a great letter. email me.” :D
santa rosa: thicker and topper and other words
we finally finished our first independent project at palo verde after a couple nights of backbreaking work, so our professors took us to the beach for two nights - a well-deserved break and our first ‘weekend’ on this trip. we had to hike 7mi to get to playa naranjo, but it was definitely worth it. i’ve been to so many beautiful beaches in southeast asia, but this was the most...
palo verde 3: the tempisque river
we’ve been breaking our backs with work, but we went on a river cruise today, on brackish water - got to see lots of mangroves and lots of cool animals! i also figured out how to take pictures THROUGH my binoculars to compensate for the noobiness of my camera:
palo verde 2: whacking with a stick and other...
so things have really escalated for all of us on the FSP by now. we had our last day of just kind of hanging around and sightseeing, which was great because we spent our sunset on la roca, this lookout point with an amazing panoramic view. prof r told us that our hearts would explode when we got there, and he was kind of right: that day was also insane because we ran into a troop of...
palo verde: s.d. sees her spirit animal, k.p....
hi all. we’ve literally been in palo verde national park for a day and already we’ve literally seen so much wildlife it makes me want to cry (no, really, i teared up a little on our way back from our orientation hike). the fun stuff started even when we got off the bus and were just hanging around waiting for our room assignments - we kept seeing Ctenosaurs, or spinytail iguanas....
for those who are new to this blog: today is the first day of my biology study abroad program, which is Ecological Research in the Tropics / in Coral Reefs! Dartmouth has a lot of excellent study abroad programs, but i’ve heard that this one is especially amazing, and i can’t wait to get out there. we landed in San Jose yesterday night, and we’re going to our first field station...
whorusszahhak: don’t ever take me on a date to an aquarium because i will ignore you and spend the whole time looking at the fish
leaving for Costa Rica tomorrow!
i can’t wait! i’m spending a night in NYC before going to Miami to meet up with everyone (because my ticket to Manila was from NYC, and buying round trip is always cheaper).
Nothing affects public health in the United States more than food. Gun violence...– Mark Bittman on fixing our food problem – fantastic NYT op-ed. Complement with the most ambitious food politics manifesto of the past half-century. (via explore-blog)
In my experience, women are just as good at large animal work as they are with...– Tell Me Where It Hurts, Dr. Nick Trout PREACH. (via sardonically-adorable)
i just realized - THIS IS MY VET SCHOOL...
any other pre-vets applying this coming fall? shitfuckshit!
Horse Anatomy Post
puffycoatmolly: xehhx: Making this post for future reference Horse Hair direction charts Starting large animal anatomy in 3 weeks…