Apr. 16th, 2011

Saturday.

Apr. 16th, 2011 11:52 am
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So, you've heard of the Decorah Eagles, right? They're the hottest thing in natural-reality programming. (Even hotter than that CCTV camera footage of that panda doing somersaults in China.) My mom Facebook messaged me last week to tell me, 1) that she and my dad were making weekly "dates" to watch episodes of The West Wing, and 2) that she was hooked on these eagles. Let's all pause for a much-deserved "awwww" for my mom. Anyway, so I clicked the link and, damn, she was right; once you start watching these birds it's hard to stop, like they're throwing off some kind of warped avian hypno-ray. I have tried, at times, to provide my own insightful David Attenborough-like nature commentary, but I usually just end up cooing when the daddy eagle brings the babies something to eat. And, wow, those eagles are big. The Web site says that the nest itself is over six feet across and four feet deep, and even then those birds look like they have to take advantage of every square inch of space just to fit into the thing. My mom was adorable; she was like, "Katie, you and I could sit comfortably in that nest. That's how big it is." And I was like, "Well, mom, maybe we should plan a trip to Iowa to do some nest-sitting." Anyway. Check it out. I defy you not to get attached to this bird family.

This week was better than last week, though it still had its challenges. I have not had a chance to really sit down and look at the S.I.T. materials, so that will be a part of my Saturday plan. At this point, I really have to question whether or not I can swing the trip financially, and if it will work with timing. I mean, if this is for a summer internship and it's already April, there's not a lot of time to dick around. I probably should have had forms in yesterday. I'll do some research this weekend and then find some time early next week to discuss it with my boss. I'd really like to go -- it would be great to get the experience and, ultimately, the second Master's degree -- but I don't want to rush into anything and end up sweating it two months from now.

I'm spending today in my jim jams, I don't care what anyone says.

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