Work is insanely intense. We’re doing restoration work and right now focusing on killing an invasive grass. Today I got a text saying not to come in because it’s raining. At first I was a bit bummed but I can let my blisters heal and get shit done at least.
I have to move again. My roommate wont be sure if she’s staying or going until the end of the month (the date kept getting pushed back because she’s waiting on notice from school for a program she applied to). I can’t wait that long because my only other option for a roommate doesn’t have any backups if she waits for me any longer. So I had to have a hard conversation and I’m looking at places this week. We’re deciding on a place at least by the end of the week. We looked at one yesterday that was ok, a little awkward. Today because I don’t have work we can look at the other place and I’m so excited! I hope I like it!
Rent will be more which sucks, but I will have central air and heat thank the lords. That’s all I want! We get a washer/drier in the unit as well. Double score!
I’m sad because I can tell my friendship with my current roomy (former best friend) is ruined. She took all her animals home and posted on fb how she didn’t want to come back to town Monday. I know she’s going to california this weekend but she didn’t even ask if I would watch her animals like she normally would. The situation is just really shitty for her and I needed to know I had stability and a place to live so I had to go. I hope she understands more some day.
I’m super excited about my new roommate though because she has a cat that loves me and he’s awesome. I think this change will be good :)
I can’t remember if I answered this or not… Anyway I just started my first internship after a year of pursuing an environmental science degree. Internships are the best way to see what’s out there job wise. The company I intern for has 4 companies that work together to restore land to a native state. They have a nursery where they collect seeds from native plants that grow on site and elsewhere. They grow the plants and use them for clients or sell them to who ever wants them. There’s quite a few people who work in the nursery and I hope some day I can do something like that. Knowing your plants is a very very useful tool with this degree. I’m currently spraying an invasive grass with herbicide and I will mostly be controlling non native plants on the main company site as well as the owners own property. This is the more physically demanding side where you hand pull weeds, spray them, and do what ever else to eradicate them. I’ve also helped with a prescribed burn which was really cool. The company has burn teams that go out and burn areas that could benefit from controlled fires. There’s also the business side and the consulting side. There are many other things you can do with the degree but this is what interests me so that’s the direction I’m more familiar with at the moment.
What kind of hamster is it? You want to start out with the longest bin you can find and make sure the depth will fir the wheel you want to use. I had to bend my wheel a bit to get it to fit because my teddy bear hamster was too big for the medium sized wheel, he ended up with like a 12 inch wheel I think. Anyway you need to paint the wire mesh a few weeks (2 is recommended) before you finish the cage or put the hamster in it. The paint needs to set and the fumes can be harmful to your hammy until they dissipate at 2 weeks. I used rustolium spray paint with a white primer, it’s safe if they chew it and it stays on nicely. I used the bin as a reference for how big/small to cut the wire mesh for the 3 sides (I left the back intact so he wouldn’t make a mess kicking things out behind the cage). You can use a marker to draw out your windows and make sure the mesh is about two inches longer on all sides than the window you draw. I used a dremel to cute my windows out and it made things so easy. Some online tutorials say you can use a box cutter but I found that to be very hard and a bit dangerous. Oh keep in mind you want extra space at the bottom for a layer of bedding and to let your hamster kick it up without getting it all over the outside of the cage, I think I left mine 4-5 inches deep. The wire mesh gets connected on the inside of the cage so your hamster can’t get out. Be sure you put it on the inside! Drill holes for the screws (which will also need washers and backs). The more screws the more secure the bin will be. Try to hold your cut out mesh up to the sides to mark where the screw holes should go so they line up properly when you secure it. Put it all together and enjoy! You can find tutorials on how to make a bin cage by googling for them and looking on youtube. I looked over a few to get the right idea and sort of just made my cage how I thought my hamster would want it. You can buy a mesh shelf at like walmart or target I found one in the office supply section and zip tied it into place.
THIS IS MARRIAGE!!
Permission to be a bad ass. Nod.
He looks back at the guy like, “SEE THAT? SHE SAID YES. YOU’RE SO FUCKED.”
Like, guys. Sparta was so kick ASS sometimes when it came to women. Spartan women were given these small knives so that if their husbands came home and tried to hit them or assault them, they had a weapon within reach. That weapon was for CUTTING THEIR HUSBANDS’ FUCKING FACES so that when he went out in public everyone would know he was an asshole, abusing jerkface and they would publicly shame him.
I DID NOT KNOW THAT THAT IS GREAT
LET’S JUST TALK ABOUT SPARTAN WOMEN FOR A SECOND.
In Sparta, women could own land and were considered citizens. THAT IS A HUGE BIG FUCKING DEAL. Why? Because that was RARE AS FUCK and there are lots of places TODAY where women don’t even get that much.
Divorce was totally fine, and a woman could expect to keep her own wealth and get custody of the kids because paternal lineage wasn’t very important. And it didn’t make her a pariah! She could totally remarry, no big deal at all.
Spartan women participated in some fuckin’ badass sporting events, too. And because they were expected to be as physically fit as the Spartan menfolk (who all had to serve compulsory military duties, btw, and couldn’t marry until they finished them at thirty) they didn’t have time for lots of swishy dresses. So they wore notoriously short skirts. According to some accounts, their thighs were visible at all times. HOLY SHIT.
Also, In Sparta men only got their names on their graves if they died in battle. And women? Women only got their names on their graves if they died in childbirth. THE SPARTANS COMPARED CHILDBIRTH TO FUCKING BATTLE AND IT WAS VIEWED AS A GODDAMN BADASS AND HONORABLE WAY TO GO OUT.
FUCKING SPARTAN WOMEN. THIS DUDE HAD FUCKIN’ BETTER MAKE SURE SHE’S COOL WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING, IF HE KNOWS WHAT’S FUCKIN’ GOOD FOR HIM.
reblogging for the AWESOME historical comments
Reblogging for the same ! XD
I don’t know if it’s true, but it’s COOL ! *0*