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transposable_element ([personal profile] transposable_element) wrote2016-01-06 07:14 pm

New Year's Thoughts




Here is a picture of a Pharaoh Cuttlefish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. If you look closely, you may be able to discern some eggs hanging from the underside of the rock above the cuttlefish. (Look just above the cuttlefish's eye; the eggs are whitish, translucent, and hang point-downward.)

The new year started off well, with a party, a friend's wedding, and a fun trip to Monterey. Filia and her friends were allowed to stay up until midnight. They toasted the new year and jumped on bubble wrap to celebrate. But by Sunday evening I was developing the cold, and so it's been hard to get going on some of my resolutions for the new year. I've got a lot of "to-do" to catch up with, and right now I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by it. I hope the new year will seem a little more exciting in a few days.
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[personal profile] heliopausa 2016-01-08 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
ah-ha! I knew there was a post out here! Why is it called Pharoah, I wonder? (Pause to try to find out. No result, though it is apparently found in the Red Sea.)

Your new year sounds excellent - especially with added sound effects, thanks to Filia and her friends via the bubblewrap! (More socially graceful friends than before? Or the same friends, grown wiser and more amiable?) Sorry to hear about the cold - so have I, and plan to combat it shortly with hot lemon and honey and garlic. If it were any later in the day, I'd think about adding in brandy. :)

Cheering you on for the resolutions, too. :)
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[personal profile] heliopausa 2016-01-11 07:12 am (UTC)(link)
I was!(imbibing them all simultaneously). Works a charm! :)