Technology and I don’t usually get along. This is evident in the fact that many programs on my personal computer aren’t updated, I rarely use Skype, and that I still believe that by pressing the escape key on my keyboard I can instantly vanish from any problematic situation. Lately, the Wi-Fi (I believe it sands for Wireless Fi) here at the house has been acting up. I have spent many nights reasoning with it to try to get it to pull up even my e-mail, so I feel lucky that I was able to write this. I’m not able to post any pictures however, because negotiations fell through halfway through the talk. I apologize for missing last week’s post. I blame technology.
And now for something completely different.
The past few weeks have been pretty good. Kind of the usual, but good. I’ve caught cool bugs such as the Spiny Crab-like Orb Weaver (a spider that is quite small despite the grand title) and the Violet Tail Dancer (a cool little damselfly).
We’ve found, cataloged, and GPS more horses in an area they haven’t been in before. We decided to stake them out one day to see where they were entering the area from, but all they did was eat and sleep all day. I guess I can’t argue with their logic. Being a college age guy, it’s worked for me.
Also I’ve been hand-making bug traps to survey the creepy crawlies on our properties more efficiently. I’ve been doing a lot of sewing due to the fact that they are made of cloth. It has been taking me a couple of weeks to make two and I’m still not done. Being a twenty year old guy, sewing isn’t exactly in my skill set, but I’m proud of my work as messy as it is. I just hope the bugs don’t laugh.
On the flip side…ish
Outside of my internship things are going well too. I did mini-golf, walked on the beach, walked on the dunes (note to self; remember sandals next time I go mid-day), and ate pizza from La Dolce Vida made by a guy who grew up in Sicily (no other pizza touches it. Besides my grandparent’s. Nothing beats that.).
I also went kayaking last weekend. It was fun and I made it halfway from Manteo harbor to the barrier islands in the time I rented it. Next time, I go all the way. I tried to do a recording for a video blog update while kayaking. You can see by my plain words how well that ended up. Many bloopers.
Finally, I went to a farm on the island here called Island Farm (go figure). It’s a cool little site where people dress up as people from the past and tell you how things were, and how it’s so much better now-a-days. They recreated a small civil war era family farm/home. It was nice, simple, and had a hint of pine. Next time any one is down here, check it out. It’s a good way to kill and hour or so, you learn a lot, and its just kind cool.
Scavenging for Horses
I found more. Three…but due to the wireless-fi here, I can’t up load pictures, so I’ll just give you guys the titles and you can imagine them until I can finally get pictures up.
Horse 4: “Somebody get me some Windex”
Horse 5: : “Horse”
Horse 6: Pancake Batter”
Horse 7: “Oh no I’m stuck in Quicksand”
Horse 8: “I learned Today”
Well, that’s all for the past couple of weeks. I’ll catch you at the next post; Wi-Fi permitting.
I’m happy, and I hope you’re happy too.