Thursday, April 12, 2012

Watin' For The Weekend

SO MANY THINGS. The last couple of days have been full of lots of new experiences. I learned:
  • that wearing steel-toed, steel shank firefighter boots all day is damaging to my feet, since half of one of them is still numb
  • how pretty fish scales look glittering like confetti in a pile of seaweed
  • what rock crabs, scup, flounder, black sea bass, atlantic herring, and squid look like up close and personal
  • learned that there are lots of underwater wrecks in LIS
  • learned that a gigantic trawl net can get caught on said wrecks
  • learned how super fun it was to drive around in circles for 4 hours, fishing for a lost net (not)
  • how to dissect a fish to collect its aging parts
  • what flounder gonads look like (oh yeah) and how to tell their sexual maturity stage
  • that I'm not a super patient person when I'm bored and waiting around
  • that boats are loud
  • that getting up at 3:45am is hard
  • that fish are cooler than I thought
  • that I really don't know much about fish at all
  • that I don't like not knowing stuff (i.e., I prefer being good at things)
  • that my thigh muscles need work (ouch, sore)
  • that it's hard to scrub stuff when the floor is moving
  • that 8pm is my new bedtime
So that's what work has taught me this week. It's been a rough one. We're moving tomorrow, too. SO MANY THINGS. Can't wait for the weekend, can't wait for the new place, can't wait to unpack, can't wait to knit something...

It's almost Friday!!!


  1. Sounds like your first week of fieldwork was quite an adventure!

  2. wow, that sounds like interesting work. But I bet you really enjoy it :) Happy Friday!

  3. I wasn't really enjoying it a whole lot then, but it's grown on me. :)


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