Thursday, 3 May 2007

Yes, we're still alive out here

Man, I really need to do more regular updates on here, or I'll forget what's been happening!

So, uni has been MAD as we come towards the business end of semester. I had a Biochem test the other week and passed, so that's a bonus. I'm finding it interesting, there's just SO MUCH STUFF we have to know. But I've upped the study roster to include more hours, so I think I'll cope OK.

For Entomology, we had to make a bug collection with 15 orders and 25 specimens in it. I managed, only by buying a stick insect (order Phasmatodea) from the petshop and killing it. I felt really bad about that, he was kinda cute. Here's some photos of the (almost) finished product (before the stick insect went in):

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Major thanks to Mum and Charlie for helping with the bug collection! And getting excited about the project when I just couldn't :D

I've also had prac write-ups for various subjects coming out of my ears, so I'll be knuckling down over the weekend to knock those off. I had a couple of days off this week with a dodgy ear infection, so I managed to cover a couple of them and get a little crafting time in too. I made something for a swap I'm involved in on the Crafster forums but I've given my partner the link to my blog in case she wants to find out a bit more about me, so I can't post pictures until after she receives it.

Chuck started a new job back at the beginning of April and is having a ball! He's working for a company that he used to work for back in about 2000, and is now getting to do al sorts of interesting management and ideas and infrastructure stuff. He tells me there's no sitting around the office being bored like his last job! I'm not entirely sure of everything he does around the place, but I'm happy that he's happy.

Our 2 year anniversary was back a couple of weeks as well, so we went out for dinner, but the real treat that I'd organised didn't happen until last weekend. We went to see Cirque du Soleil's Varakai which was awesome! Although they try to make the show have something of a storyline, and I couldn't follow this one as well as I could their "Quidam" which was on telly a few weeks ago as well. I think this one had something to do with Icarus and A Midsummer Night's Dream and Under the Sea - it was odd, but good. We went to the matinee which was a nice change too.

That's about all for now, I have to go to uni and do another prac at 10am, so I'd best get going!

Oh, and I forgot to mention that we finally laid Lucy to rest yesterday as well. She's now lying peacefully next to Umberto at the Kew Cemetery, so it was a bit of an emotional afternoon here. We're doing ok and I suspect things will get back to normal fairly quickly now.


Red Fraggle said...

Hey Sweetie! :-)
Nice bugs! Hope the rest of the uni stuff is going well too. Will definitly have to catch up SOON! Have fun at Varakai, seems like just about everyone I know is going to see it lately! I'm really keen to see it maybe I can convince this boy to take me... ;-))

Ceilidh said...

Oh yeah, and for those of you who are interested, I got me an 87% on the bug collection. W00t! :D