forgive my little happy dance at the fairly constant path of hurricane rita. or don't... i don't care. i'm just excited that rita doesn't appear to be heading my way at all. it looks as if this hurricane will do what i've asked all the other tropical systems over the past two years to do: hit texas. and i don't feel so bad about wishing things on the lone star state anymore. i recently learned (from the weather channel, of course) that the houston/galveston area has not been hit by a hurricane since 1989! they are so due for a hit. i wouldn't mind at all getting hit by a hurricane every 16 years. anyway, as long as rita doesn't change her mind, i'm feeling ok about the weather... even if we are experiencing august heat three weeks into september... and it hasn't rained here for three weeks. that's way strange for mobile... so all the hurricane debris is nice and crunchy.
moving on, i think i like rugby. the main reason i don't like football is that it's incredibly slow. they stop play all the freakin' time. rugby is pretty much non-stop action. chad and i went to his game saturday in fairhope, and i discovered that rugby is pretty cool and totally spectator-friendly. they're playing at springhill college on october 14, which coincides with the first ice pilot preseason game, and chad's definitely playing in that game. so, we won't be at the first preseason game, but those of you who will also be in attendance at the hangar on saturday the 15th will see us there.
anyway, life is pretty uneventful (still). we're poisoning tadpoles for the sake of learning in ecotox, and lindsey and i have plans to go collecting in all the random water holes around campus on friday. our goal is to get some mayfly larvae and other critters we haven't killed in ethanol yet. we're going to hit the pond next to the library, the ravine by the frat houses, and the swamp near the med school. maybe we'll get some good stuff for our freshwater ecology collections.
all righty... i've rambled enough for one afternoon.
The Biker Family
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