Group shot at Volley Beach on Saturday morning
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
I did a little research online but am not sure what kind he is. I'm waiting to hear back from Vaughan to see if he can tell me what species he is, and I'll post an update when I find out!
**Update: according to Vaughan, it's a Texas rat snake!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
The reception was at the Deutches Haus on South Galvez. There was lots of food, and plenty of different kinds of beer on tap. Kenny and I had a great time hanging out with our friends, until we had to leave to go to our last function of the day!
Monday, March 2, 2009
After more than a year of not working, I finally started a new job today. I had actually been looking for months, but there just weren't any openings relevant to me in the area where I live. And then this opportunity fell into my lap! I am working at the National Wetlands Research Center in Education and Outreach. When the public (school groups, mostly) want to come see what goes on at the Center, I'm the one who takes care of them. I give a presentation in our conference room describing what the Center is and why it's important to Louisiana's wetlands, and then we walk around and poke our heads into various offices, labs, and greenhouses so the visitors can see science in action. I'll also be responsible for drafting various updates, press releases, and reports, and I'll also be representing the Center at a couple of conferences and meetings. The job is temporary (it's a 4 month appointment), but there is a possibility of staying on permanently. I'm liking it so far....we'll see what happens!