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Since I've lurked a bit over the last week or so, I figured I'd let you guys know what's going on!

I have a job! It's really exciting because I've never actually had one and had been starting to think people for some reason hated me and didn't want to hire me. I'm a Summer Research Assistant, mainly in tick and Lyme disease research type stuff, but I help out in general in the area. In the insectory there's a bunch of lab animals that i get to feed and clean the cages of and such, i also do a lot of sweeping and mopping and such. My main job is collecting ticks, where basically I drag a big white felt square across the ground and put the ticks i pick up in little tubes. They don't like going in the tubes and like to crawl up the tweezers! From time to time when there's nothing that needs to be done that I can do, I'll read articles about deer ticks and lyme disease and such, so if anyone ever wants to know anything about either, I probably know now :)

Last week I got to go to the lab and help out with an experiment with mealworms! Basically setting up something that would find the concentration of a pesticide (this one's actually a fungus, spores in solution that grow into the fungus on the worms and kill them) that would kill 50% of them. It was kind of neat being able to do something in a lab that wasn't just an assignment! Today I went to the Insect Inquiry Office and did some data entry :) on the box of things i had to enter data from there was a sign that said "Abandon hope all ye who data entry here" It was funny :)

Lisa's graduation was last weekend, which was fun! I also had my first day off from work for Memorial day :) Also Dennis (my boyfriend for those who don't know!) was over, and that was awesome because I hadn't seen him in about two weeks. We finally got to plan the Vermont trip we were going to take. We've been saving up change since about January or Feb for this trip :) It's kind of cool, because you usually ignore change and we collected it and suddenly we have 120$, and it's like it's out of thin air!

Lol, so I'll end this now, it's long :) BYE!!


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Jun. 2nd, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
WELL IDK HOW MUCH FUN IT IS BEING AROUND TICKS AND DISEASES but it sounds like a quality job i gotta say.
Jun. 2nd, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
lol :) thanks!

i told one of the nuns at my old school about it and she got all scared i'd get lyme disease :) it was funny
Jun. 2nd, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
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