Tuesday, July 21, 2009

long time no type

Sorry I have been away for so long... life has been keeping me busy. My catering job has been really slow so I have been taking off like one or two days a week... but my mom has needed my help... so on my days off I work for her.

The weekends have also been very full... with dog-sitting, family vacation, trip to dallas.... this leaves very little time to unpack my new house! I have the living room and kitchen pretty set... the upstairs is a disaster still... I am really hoping I can get it done this weekend. Chris is working and I don't have anything planned... so it's unpacking time... finally!

So I just have to tell you about my cousin Michael. He is the "golden child" of the family. He is really really really smart. He has just taken a job in Saudi Arabia for a brand new university that King Abdullah has built. See... King Abdullah owns the Red Sea and has never allowed any research to be done there... until he hired Michael's research team a couple of years ago to come start some of the first research ever to be done there. This inspired him to build a university of science and technology (King Abdullah University of Science and Technoloby - KAUST) with a huge Marine Biology ceneter.... where Michael will be the Assistant Dean of the Marine Biology Dept. This is a great oportunity, because not only are they paying him to teach and do research on the read sea... they are also funding his other research projects... to include: Butterfly Fish, Whale Sharks, and the waters surrounding Papua New Guinea. Plus... he's only 29! I just think it's amazing what he has accomplished so far... I can't wait to see what else he does.

But anways... I really enjoy talking to him and learning all kinds of things.... Including a cool story he told me: Jonah and the Whale is a very plausible story! In fact, they are pretty certain the whale was not actually a whale at all... but a Whale Shark! Whale sharks typically feed on the surface of the ocean where plankton and other small fish are... but if a larger object (such as a human) was in the path of the open mouthed Whale Shark... it could very easily accidentally swallow a human. Males grow up to 45 feet long! Plus... when the Whale Shark cannot digest something.... they invert their stomachs out of their mouths to get rid of what they cannot eat! I just found this very interesting... so I thought I would share.

Anways... enough about my cousin.... I hope you ladies have a wonderful week!

I promise to be in touch more...

Colleen: I LOVE what your doing... Chris and I really loved that movie so I'm excited to see how it goes. Remember... patience is the hardest... for everyone! I wish you the best!

1 comment:

  1. I was just about to email you to make sure yall were still alive. But then I saw you had updated! I miss you tons!