I’ve had the pleasure of meeting two wild octopodes in person. I was poking around some tidepools in Calfornia (pokepokepoke) when a little, wiggly, sushi-quality arm came out from under a rock and poked me back.
Creepiest feeling ever, being poked by an octopus. Especially when you don’t expect it.
The little (and by little, I mean not-quite-massive-but-still-pretty-big) octopus swam out a bit and went under another rock on the other side of the pool, from where it decided to grab my foot while I wasn’t looking.
I tried to lure it out with an empty beer can my grandma found in the next pool over, but the octopus ended up using it to lure me toward it.
Mind you, octopodes are curious critters. They like poking things, and this one seemed to like poking humans.
The other octupus I met was in the same tidepool, but was shyer and didn’t do much.
I was kind of hoping to do a snow shoot in Aurora or Brookfield this weekend, but it looks like the weather will not permit such things. My homework and th SAT has already kept me from going to Wolf Park on two occasions this year (and to think, it’s only the second month of the year!) so I’m a bit bummed about this warm weather.
But I’m thinking, I must live a fairly good life if this is my greatest annoyance at the moment.
Looks like I’ll have to work more on those extracurricular activities! XD
Based on the scores I find on Tumblr… I have absolutely no clue where I am. My percentile says my score is pretty hunky-dory, but so many people seem to be unhappy with higher scores, while some are psyched about their (much) lower numbers.
But, hey, it’s all capitalism. AP, ACT, and SAT are all businesses leaching money off college-bound students; it’s a tax on the potentially successful, who will likely take the tests multiple times, then later make their own children participate in standardized testing, thus making them returning customers.
Quite a clever idea, really. Wish I’d thought of it.