I hope you all had a happy Halloween! Snail News
(If you're confused, you may want to read the article
I wrote long ago explaining some of the background behind my snaily obsession. I'll probably write a new, better version soon though!)
First, the bad news:
Unfortunately, the last of my snails that I rescued from my high school's lab in August 2009 passed away over this last summer. If only the little guys knew how famous they've managed to get thanks to you all!
I updated the calendar they star in for 2013 due to requests, in case you're interested:
And, the better news:
With rainy season creeping up on us here in Berkeley, I keep seeing snails on the path to my morning classes; I try to move as many as I can into the plants on either side of the sidewalk, but I inevitably keep encountering ones that have been crushed underfoot by other students rushing to class. I don't want to be too explicit, but I can tell that some of them are still alive despite having crushed shells, and it's heartbreaking. I simply can't stand by and see anyone--snail or human--suffer like that, so I decided I have to do something about it!
If I can convince my roommate to let me, I'm going to order myself an aquarium and set up a little snail recovery center in my dorm room. I'll probably have to sneak lettuce and other snail treats out of the dining commons, but I'm sure I won't get in too much trouble.
So, if all goes well, you can expect some photos of my patients in the not-too-distant future. Watcher Feature!
As some of you may remember, I've gotten into the habit of doing watcher features here and there, so I thought I'd do another one to show appreciation for all you guys' support!
How it works: you comment on this journal with whatever you want (it does not
have to say "I want a feature!"), I assign you a number based on what number commenter you are, and then after a few days to a week (depending on how quickly I receive responses), I use a random number generator and feature a few of my favorite pieces by the people whose numbers win. Sounds confusing, but just think of it as a lottery where you don't have to keep track of your number
That means, it isn't first come first serve; everyone has an equal chance!
So, comment away
Edit: Please do not post me links to your pictures in comments here! If your number wins, I'll be choosing my favorite photos from your gallery--so no need to self promote here
Thanks for reading!