This post is actually more of a fake out. I was deleting all my old posts (I weeded through them, 99% were irrelevant and unimportant to history, so I deleted all but the adorable manatees) and decided that, for slightly sentimental reasons, I would keep the blog. But, since it is virtually useless, I will link you to all of my new and improved websites!
Heather Disco Dot Com
Internet portfolio of my filmmaking, photography, and other adventures
Sea Monster Entertainment
The website for my video store / comic & gaming shop in Alaska
My personal website about anything and everything and nothing but something
Green Arrow: Year One
Website for the feature film we are shooting this summer, 2013
Anyhow, I am outta here. Thanks for still keeping track of me!
Saturday, July 07, 2007
I spent part of today organizing to pack my things for our possible move to Alaska. As most of you know, moving involves packing [ugh]. And as some of you also know, if I want to pack, I have to do some serious organizing.
I am not really capable of just "throwing it all together" like some people I know. Instead, I need to majorly categorize and sort out every little thing. Today is day one, and I decided to start with packing my books. This is extremely hard for several reasons.
1. when packing books, i must organize all books by category [textbooks, nature books, nerd books, history books, novels...]
2. once organized, i must type them into alphabetized lists.
3. these lists are then compiled according to which box the books are packed in.
4. when packing my books, i tend to read a lot of them.
5. when i read something interesting, i must blog about it.
So, here I am, writing away when I should be packing. Act surprised.
While packing, I found the book In the Company of Manatees, which I bought from the Friends of the Library sale [one of like, a thousand that i have bought in the last 2 months. THEY'RE ONLY A QUARTER!]. I spent about half an hour flipping through this book [which has wonderful photos, i must say.] and i have learned quite a few things.
1. manatees are an endangered species [which i already knew but totally forgot about]
2. the closest land relatives of the manatee are the elephant:
and the hyrax, this cuddly creature:
3. manatees are herbivores [which i think i also knew, but again never thought about]
4. a manatee's grinding molars grow continuously throughout their lifetime, and push forward to eventually replace their worn teeth in the front. sweet.
5. manatee mothers' teats [haha! okay sorry, that was childish...] are located under their flippers. so, when the calves are feeding it looks like they are sucking on their mom's "armpits".
Now, as most of you have probably guessed, I am temporarily obsessed with manatees. Also, I am extremely sad after seeing the many pictures of injured manatees in my book. So, I have decided to channel my sadness and focus on doing something positive. something like... adopting a manatee. Maybe I can adopt one this month... unless of course I should be like, paying the phone bill or something. I'll think on that one.
Alright, it's about time that I get back to organizing my books. I will keep you posted on the next interesting subject I come across. Until then, adopt a manatee, or paypal $35 bucks to email@example.com so that I can adopt one.
save the manatee dot org
the manatee cafe
i though this was funny [you have to read it all]
this chart is fun!