Have I mentioned lately that my friends rule? This was a Valentine’s Day package that came today from my friend who will soon own a new pair of gauntlets. It came with tons of vegan chocolate and such sound advice as how now I can light candles without fear of a lecture on their particle emissions and how I was too good for him anyway. It’s definite progress that I can hear that now and smile at a caring friend without immediately jumping to his defense or sobbing over the loss. I’m beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It feels good.
The title of the post. Did you guess? I took up the coffee offer (sorry Kasha). I had a blast. Coffee led to an invitation to a trivial pursuit party. I’m guessing you can all guess how right up my alley that is. So I went. I hung out with a bunch of total strangers and had tea and played trivial pursuit. I had so much fun I didn’t even mind that I didn’t win. (My team was a close second though.)
I haven’t done any knitting or crafting though. And I need to get serious about my school work. I don’t really have my concentration back yet, but that’s getting there too. I’m up to 2-4 hours a day. I need to make it to 7-8. But in my distraction I have found out some wonderful things. For example:
- baby albatross are bigger than their parents
- and it’s really funny when they snap at David Attenborough
- molting penguins look really silly
- penguins slipping and falling down slopes are also funny and cute
- the weight of all the ocean’s krill is larger than the weight of all the humans on earth
- antarctica is cool
“Albatross chicks take a long time to fledge. In the case of the great albatrosses it can up to 280 days, even for the smaller albatrosses it takes anywhere between 170 and 140 days. Like many seabirds, albatross chicks will actually gain enough weight to be heavier than their parents, and prior to fledging they use these reserves to build up body condition (particularly growing all their flight feathers), usually fledging at the same weight as their parents. Albatross chicks fledge on their own, and receive no further help from their parents, who will actually return to the nest after fledging, unaware their chick has left.” (from Wikipedia). Image from Jeffrey Rich Nature Photography.