Monday, October 12, 2009

These Arms Did Swim Until The Lungs Pulled In

Hi nerds. What did you do today? Spend too much time on facebook? Ponder why your favorite football team got destroyed yesterday? Suffocate your soul behind a desk? Deviously plan doing something passive-aggressive to your supervisor?

Today was my last day of work as a Bat Conservation International employee, and it was pretty mellow, as has been the last couple days. I even got to get some low-intensity birding in yesterday afternoon, the highlight of which was hanging out with some Pectoral Sandpipers. Yeah, you know me, always flexing my pecs. Right.

So to be honest, it's really strange to know that I don't have to stare at the ground to look for dead things anymore. The end of the season really crept up on me. But I am stoked to be free once again, and I need to plan the first part of my road trip, down to Maryland and Virginia. I also need to figure out how to make potato salad, which I've never done before. Which is neither here nor there.

I know what you're thinking. "Steve, what do you think about wind power?" And by that, you mean "Steve, what should I think about wind power?". Which is a heavy question, to be sure. I'll have to brew and stew for a bit, and then I'll get back to you. It's not an easy conclusion to come to. I'll have to confer with Felonious Jive, the great ornithologist.

Fall color is in full effect now, and the forests are beautiful!!! The weather is awful, but the view anywhere I look makes up for it. I'll be sad to leave it behind, but at least I can follow it down the east coast. And once I'm mired in the swamps of Florida, I don't think I will mind.

Yours Truly,

Seagull Steve

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