Wednesday, December 14, 2005

I don't like reading stories about animals dying. Unfortunately, my chosen books lately are all about rotting animals. Including goats.
Last night, it was a human death that I read about in my bed. Finally, a break!

My christmas lights from last year are not working. Sort of like my brain. And my psyche still aches. I am trying to solve that dilemma as best as I can.

I have been put in touch with a lady who could perhaps be my mentor. She has a law degree and went to the London School of Economics (as I had the option to do) and is now a professor here at the local Univeristy where her interests are in International Law. Sounds like my kind of chick! AND a former deadhead! Not that I ever was a dead or a phish head, but I surely am comfortable within that ultra-stimulating yet laid-back culture.

To keep on this positive note, I am super super happy to be able to say that an essay that I wrote last year about the regulation of "non-timber forest products" (ie. mushrooms, salal, botanicals for essential oils and tinctures) has been chosen to be included in the next edition of a book about sustainable forestry! Wahoo! Here is the book as it was published. I think the next book will be called "The Wealth of Forests II" or something. I might get a whole chapter! I don't really anticipate any money to come from this, but the idea of being published is just so damn exciting to me. I need to alter my resume. It will also increase my chances of getting research grants and scholarships and bursaries.
I just think it is hilarious that this girl from the industrial suburbs of Toronto (and who stopped studying science a decade ago) will now be published as some authoritative analyst in the realm of forest policy!
Bring it on! Take me to Madagascar!

In other realms of my life, I have been told that I tend to "speak in conclusions" as I do a lot of the reasoning to get to my thoughts internally, whereas most humans sort out their thoughts externally. I guess this is what leads others to believe that I sometimes want to just conform them to my line of thinking rather than sincerely soliciting their opinions.

I think I am a zoologist trapped in the body of a law graduate.

This kicks ass!

I am considering cutting my long blonde hair to my shoulders and dying it brown!

My best friend is turning 30 next year. I am already envisioning the cake I will prepare for her.

A giant peace lily is in bloom near me. Good thing Beth is not around to snap it off!


Anonymous jimmimah said...

I had to cut a teather off a goat once to save it from suffocating. It's eyes rooled back in it's head, it foamed at the mouth... it died a few days later of tick bites. Australia kicked ass!!

8:22 PM  
Blogger L said...

speaking of cutting hair, i've been thinking of cutting mine as well. it's nowhere near as long as yours but it's still a big step. i'm sure whatever you do will look marvelous because you have a beautiful face. i really really want to go short but i'm a big wuss...
congrats on the book - that's awesome!!
and also, congrats on the mentor. i've been wanting a mentor for years, ha. a former deadhead, crazy. i've never been a deadhead or a phishead, but i have alot of friends who have been, hmmmm....
glad to hear you are doing well.

9:27 PM  
Blogger Black Mariah said...

I used to be a salal picker for a couple months up in Sooke. It didn't pay super hot, but it was fun to tromp around the bush all day.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Black Mariah said...

Oh, and congrats on getting published!

11:55 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Meghan! Remember you and Marguerite and I are going to get our hair chopped together! We'll have a built-in hair doctah (aka Mom). Then again we could always call Nicole up!! hahahahahaha

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Meh said...

You rock, Meghan. Congrats!

11:21 PM  
Blogger Vesper said...

Woohoo for brown hair! Woohoo for getting published. Congrats!!! :)

4:55 PM  
Blogger FFFrapgirl said...

WOW! You are an authority! And now an author! SSSSweeet! Congrats to you Meghan! You are awesome!

6:35 AM  

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