22 January 2010

The Education of Juliana Marie

Ooh, doesn't that sound porny? Love it!

I'm actually speaking of my self-directed-adult-learner, online and public-library based education. This week has been all about Oceanography and Pacific Coast invertebrates. This education is not enough for me to pass any exams, mind you, but it is DEFINITELY enough to continuously marvel at this amazing planet we live on, and all its amazing creatures (and to appreciate the lucky suckers who have passed the exams and get to spend their time studying said planet and creatures).

My main object of desire, I mean study, is the giant squid - architeuthis dux. However, the more I read about jellies, the more I'm loving them. Some years ago, my sweetie and I saw a pelagia colorata (a totally effin' cool purple and white jelly!!!) as we walked along the Coast Guard wharf. Now that I think of it, we saw several of them, of various sizes, floating up and down around the wharf. And that was just after we had seen a large otter dine on three or four crabs in quick succession. Didn't even have to pay aquarium admission for the nature lesson!

My goal for this week's study is to finish reading my library books - two small guides to invertebrates and one big book on the giant squid. AND to remember to find my dang notecards so I can resume my dang notetaking! (No photographic memory here.)

But that's all for later; I'm using the blog to procrastinate again. Guess I better get going on the job-type work now. *Sigh*

Hope you readers enjoy your Friday.

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