August 28th, 2002

smirk - by me

sore hands

Out, out damned spot!

That was running through my head all after noon as I had the fun and joy of DEFLESHING the jaws that I removed from mice on monday. I mean, really, with a name like 'defleshing' you can assume that it isn't good. Take jaw, place in boiling water for one minute, remove, cool, then PEEL the flesh off and rub the remaining membranes from the bone with you gloved FINGERNAILS. I have pointy nails. They broke through my gloves. I had cooked mouse flesh under my nails. It was horrible. The worst part was when I found a scrap of mouse fur in one of my tubes... It was much better than monday's trauma, but I still think I'll have problems eating any meat tonight.

Still havn't fully recovered from being sick, as I suspect I am coming down with something else. My systemic lymph nodes (ie, not the ones in the neck) seem to be swollen, which strikes me as a bad thing. I was going to go to the doctor today, but somehow I don't think that this is going to happen.

Jye is getting a little unhappy about not having as much money as he would like to have. Part of the problem is that he is basically having to support me since I don't have a scholarship. I've decided to look for a job, and if I actually get one (which isn't particularly likely) I'll think about doing it. I may wait until October to find out if I actually get the scholarship, but my gut feeling is that I won't. Of course, the problem is if I do drop out, for what ever reason, it is not as if they are just going to let the research slide. The will basically get someone else to do it, which means that I can't really go back to finish it. One of those crossroads in life that makes you wish life had save points, so that you could restart if you do something really dumb.

My hands smell like mouse flesh. Sigh.

I've finally decided to do something about my weight, or 'squidgeyness' as it was so eloquently put. So, I guess I'm going to do the official diet thing, which I havn't really done this whole-heartedly before. You know, the kind of 'drink 1.5L of water a day and do 30-50 ab crunches, while limited the amount of fat and increasing the amount of veggies and fruit' kind of deals. I guess by changing myself, I may be able to like myself more. Stupid, I know, but what can you do?

In other news, I'd just like to say that anything involving sticky gecko feet has got to be one of the cutest things in the world. Oh, and here's something on hammerhead sharks as well.
  • Current Mood
    drained drained