Lindsay (dragonzuela) wrote,

marching band, plants

My amaryllis's last leaf has died off over the past few days, which is what it is supposed to do in November. I was worried it was kicking the bucket. But today, I can see a flowering stalk emerging! This it is supposed to do in February. But I have commented before on how silly this plant is, what with its 13-month years and producing stalks that collapse under their own weight.

There was a "Band-uh-Thon" today - the University Marching Band-Uh! playing music downtown and doing things to raise money. Their bbq was $10, which I thought a bit much for a lunch of burger, soda, and chips, so I donated the $3 that I would have been willing to spend on a burger. Because they are awesome.
Cal Aggie Marching Band-Uh! They get their own firetruck?

They have a fancier uniform, but of course being a student-run band they have to have a zany non-uniform uniform. Also, yay agricultural school, conducting on hay bales. Also, firetruck. Why doesn't the DCMB get a firetruck? I'm thinking of Homecoming 2001...

This past Thursday I did the apparently easier part of my take-home exam, and what I worked on today was more of the brain exploding variety. I know I should be used to this by now, but I still can't believe we infer so much about molecular workings of the cell just by looking at blotches on a piece of film. (Not photographs of the cell either mind you, but rather what you see when you chop things up and separate them out by size.) I'll bring it to school tomorrow, maybe take my laptop along, and perhaps I'll get further with it then. The hat is coming along nicely because it's what I did today every time I didn't want my brain to explode.

What else... there's a chance I could be studying grape again for my thesis, which would be quite funny. It would be in an ecological sense this time rather than an agricultural/physiological sense. Blackberries are also in the running. Hey, these are plants that I already know how to recognize, so that's great.

Ah, and speaking of band, well, I don't know what the hell is going on with my electives for next year, but the core course at least does not meet on Fridays, so that could be good for me making it to Homecoming. It was worth the sleep deprivation this past fall. I'd probably have even more energy this year, not carting Dan with me. I'll have to see if it's worth the money when the time comes, because this time I don't think I'll have enough credit card points to pay for the flight. Oh, shoot, I thought we were playing Harvard in 2008 but it turns out we're not playing them at Homecoming again until 2010... I had the idea that it would be really fun to knit a pair of gloves, one of which would say "Knit 1 Purl 2", and the other, "Hahvahd, Yoo-Hoo!"
Tags: band, grad_school, plants

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