This is the closest approximation I can give for what my mind was going through at about 9 o’clock tonight. Really Anna Beth and Rachael?? REALLY? Sara, Amy, and I completed the second letter challenge (I’ll talk more about that later) and we moved on to the third. So, to reiterate, kdjfldjahg;kjhdagjh;sdjhfg;shdfg;kjhdskjfgn;jfkgdjkjha;jfglskdjf;sjhagjlkhsdg……..
Lol, I wish someone had been filming our reactions. Sara and I were both surprised and not exactly ecstatic about the next task. So, ummm, if you guys happen to come home from study abroad and we’re still on the third letter, you’ll know why.
For those that don’t know what we’re talking about, Anna Beth and Rachael left Amy, Sara, and I letters containing challenges before they left (we gave them some as well) that we had to complete. The first had Amy eat her first hamburger, the second made us travel to a haunted bridge, and the third asks Sara and I to make response videos to one of our favorite youtubers. *sigh* Although Amy did her best to make me believe this will lead to an awesome conversation between me and whatever youtuber I choose, I sill am not quite thrilled and think this can only lead to a lot of embarrassment. Oh well, I don’t want to back down from a challenge (though this does mean that I’m quite adamant about you completing a certain Ireland task, Anna Beth) so I guess I’ll do it, eventually…..
As for my week, I think I have to keep it short. I only have 15 minutes to finish this blog before midnight. No, I didn’t just procrastinate again. I wanted to wait so I could include the video from our bridge trip tonight, which is right here:
As far as how my week has been:
Saturday was pretty fun. I got to see Amber and I won my first elimination match at the fencing tournament.....then lost the next to the top ranked fencer at the meet. The day was pretty fun all in all.
I actually found out that the day after the tournament, one of the youtubers I watch occasionally was walking around, or at least near, Vanderbilt's campus! Apparently, he and the band he plays in are touring and had a three shows in Nashville. We were kinda in the same city for a while. Weird.
On Wednesday, Amy and I went out with our class to the Bio Preserve to practice a bit of bird watching and set feeders. We'll be collecting data on Carolina Chickadees over the next few weeks to hopefully compile into a publish-worthy paper, which would be pretty awesome. But easily the weirdest part of the day was watching our professor make the weirdest sounds to attract birds. The guy has eyes like a hawk and kept pointing out species we never would have seen otherwise. We literally stopped on the country road where he jumped out then proceed to call and point out a mixed species flock of birds that were no more than four inches long. We also spotted a ton more animals. In order of appearance, they were: cows (obviously, we were out in the boonies), horses, sheep (a little less common), chickadees + other species I can't remember, deer (at least the professor spotted deer, I never did), a bald eagle (which was pretty awesome), a Great Blue Heron, a dog, and a lot more cows.
Oh, and did I mention the road within the preserve to where we set up feeders is small, gravely, steep, and practically a death trap for some cars. And that Amy and I will be making this drive by ourselves every two weeks? Just thought I'd let you know.
Thursday was the last time I saw Rachael before she left. :'( The girls in fencing all had a big group hug to say good-bye (yes, even me).
Oh, and I'm treasurer now, which is kinda cool.
Ok, I'm feeling kinda rambly now, so I'll end this with some awesome:
- People can be pretty awesome. -