I like tortoises. They are cute, they are quiet, and they don’t shed. I was doing random research on reptiles today, and I have to say it would be cool to have a Galapagos tortoise if it wasn’t illegal. Actually, I would love to visit the Galapagos Islands. Marine iguanas, land iguanas, Galapagos tortoise, tropical penguins, and all the other endemic species of the islands interest me. I like the idea of a self-contained little island ecosystem where the island conditions have led to weird species (island gigantism principle make small things big and big things small.)
It would be cool if there was an island where all the roles were reversed. Imagine if all the ecological niches that mammals fill were replaced with reptiles. Crocodilians and large snakes as apex predators, herbivorous lizards and turtles, tuatara (just because three-eyed reptiles are awesome), maybe a few enormous herbivores that have no natural predators. Like elephant sized tortoises! I would ride a tortoise to school… and live someplace warm…
But I’m leaving birds out. What if most of the varieties birds were replaced by diurnal and nocturnal bats and lizards? Fish replaced by crustaceans (Claws, the killer shrimp… not Jaws…). It would be interesting.
I think the main reason I’m always late is because I’m doing something else. I might be reading a book, and I’ll reach the point where I should leave, an I’ll try to get one more page read. Or I’m showering and I’ll try to spend one more minute in the shower.
I can do the same thing with homework too (one more Algebra problem, the I’ll leave to play pep-band. I try to stretch out whatever I’m doing just a little longer, and it ends with me being late.
It’s a bit late (as usual) to call this a new year’s resolution, and I’m not sure I can make it a year, but I’m going to try being early to everything for a week, not just late or on time. It’s a bit unbelievable knowing me, but I think I can make it a week. Maybe…
It shaped African American culture and introduced new styles of music, art and literature. It challenged racism, stereotypes, and tradition, and forced America to accept blacks. While it’s effects faded and died for a while, or were ignored by some, the movement inspired future changes and movements, leading to today’s world. That’s about it.
One Act Play tomorrow! I know my lines, I have my costume, and I’m ready. This weekend has been weird. It’s like time rushed by Saturday and Sunday, but today was slow and drawn out. Strange… I suspect aliens.
Just saw the movie in town. It made me really regret going. Not a good movie. After rewatching the first hobbit movie, I regret that too. I didn’t really realize how much it deviated from the book. Now I’m dissappointed
I’m getting close to post two-hundred… I’ll have to do something special. I’m not sure what, but that many posts deserves something. And I probably am only going to get to another hundred posts before I graduate. I wonder what 300 posts will look like…
My arm is asleep and really tingly.
I worked at the new job for the first time, and that went well.
I just finished one of the best scategories games ever. It is perfectly acceptable to use Danish to qualify words. Danish squirrels and Danish murders both start with D. And Danishes, Danish shoes, Danish basketballs, Danish birds….
I am obsessed with the song Team by Lorde, and it has given me an idea in rebooting an old story with a new plot.
Often, the technologically advanced hero is sucked back into a feudal world. What if it was the other way around. A Victorian era hero sucked into a futuristic world. With a little magic and a few tortoises of course… I would say we shall see, but I’ve already started. Wish me luck.