Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Is it fall break yet?

84 degrees and partly sunny in Beaufort, NC. A perfect day to head out to the beach for the afternoon. Unfortunately, it's midterm week here at the Marine Lab which means there is no time for rest or relaxation. But that is what fall break is for right?!? Well, that's not exactly what my plans are for fall break. Instead of spending 10 days vegging out in front the television or hanging out with friends from home, myself, along with 11 other students from the Marine Lab are spending the break analyzing rhythms of crabs, trekking through rainforests, and staying up late analyzing sea cucumber fecal decomposition rates. Am I making you jealous yet? Probably not if studying marine ecology isn't appealing to you. haha But for me, it's a dream come true. I cannot think if anything I would rather be doing during fall break (Ok the trip to France also sponsored by the marine lab sounds just as awesome). But how cool does this trip sound?!? I get to snorkel in crystal blue water, conduct research during the day (while getting an incredible tan:) and visit a country I never dreamed of ever getting the chance to go to! Unfortunately I could go on and on about how excited I am, but truth be told, I haven't even started packing yet. Oops. haha

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