Silly Californians, planting lots of plants that can't survive in the natural climate here and need excessive watering. I think the sprinklers run all night around this place. And the reason Bernie's lab primarily studies fish is that that's where the funding is, because many fish populations around here are threatened by the draining of streams and rivers. HMM. Well, I suppose more water is used for agriculture than for pretty lawns, but still. I feel like people out here are using something that they don't really have in the first place.
I had a dream last night that I was on a plane that was going to crash, and we were getting all calm and philosophical as we saw the ground/water approach. But then we landed on some sort of military base. Dan and I were thrown naked together into a cell while things were being sorted out. We were given dehydration tabs (and I think there was a way to get water from the wall), brownies, and a guitar.
Maybe my subconscious is telling me that I need to replace electrolytes if I'm going to spend so much time out in the sun.
Then there was another really complex dream, but I can't remember much besides people protesting the death of a bear under shady circumstances, and being in a restaurant where something deceptive was going on.
Eight hours of sleep is good. Maybe it'll give me the energy to be productive when I get home, so I can get to bed early again...
I think if I weren't going to grad school, what I would want to do would be to work 30 hours a week as a technician and use the rest of my time to work on wilderness survival skills. Then I'd go off and be a hermitess for a little while. I don't have a particular plan for what would come after that, but I'm sure it would work itself out.