Alligators and epidermis.

10 Aug

Worked out today for 1 1/2 hours: 30 minutes cardio, 30 minutes strength training, 30 minutes cardio.

Went to the Orlando Science Center with my cousins, ostensibly to see the IMAX screening of Journey to Mecca but missed the showing by 5 minutes. Watched baby alligators, fish and turtles lounging about and pondered upon the Floridan aquafier resembling layers of epidermis.

My cousin and I were looking at a beehive with glass on the side so you could see what the bees were doing. We noticed there were some moths inside the beehive too.

“Posers,” I said.

“Everyone wants to be a bee,” said my cousin. “Hey! They’re wanna-bees!”

We both laughed hysterically for about 30 seconds.

I actually learned a lot today. It was like the best impromptu field trip ever. All these little kids were throwing pellets at the alligators and turtles given to them by the tour guide and the animals were like, “Meh. Where’s my fillet mignon?” (Then we found out the pellets were mainly for the sake of the kids to have something to do while watching the alligator/turtle/fish exhibit.)

Saw a really weird frog that literally looked like, as my cousin stated, “A blob with eyes.” It looked like a melted pat of Smart Balance with two huge eyes.

Also saw a: tarantula, an Arab lizard eating tabbouleh, (no lie; the display said he was from the Middle East and his food looked like tabbouleh) snakes, non-Arab lizards not eating tabbouleh, frog skeletons, a Faraday cage, Jacob’s Ladder (inspiration for a Lost episode, according to ‘cuz),  a Tesla coil, other random crap named after really brilliant dead dudes, stingrays, clownfish, other random fish, amethyst crystals stuck inside those stone boulder thingies, and…oh, my cousin and I made a hurricane it was awesome.

These three little Arab kids (there were Muslims everywhere) were standing inside the “Experience a Hurricane!” machine and were screaming and laughing as wind whipped all around them while their mom waved from outside. Cuties.

My cousin shot me. With an air cannon. I shot her back.

Oh oh oh the best part was when this little kid tugged on my sleeve and said, “Assalamu alaikum” very, very solemnly when I looked down. Dawwwww.

Ate really disgustingly healthy today. Craaaazy.

Good night! Oh, I’ve totally kicked this NaBloPoMo to the curb, it’s lame. I can’t even link to my own site, I have to copy and paste my posts onto their own little blog scheme? Na-uh. Plus, it’s not like I need the motivation to write everyday…yet.


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