ketchup coloured catch up
the party went really well and everyone has commented about what a good time they had, so we’re really pleased. plus we got some fun gifts like a fondue pot and a waffle maker. i’m actually really excited about these, but it will mean i’ll need to import more bisquik for weekend waffle sessions. yummmmmmm!
/ stopping the show dress on modcloth /
as far as the job goes, i’ve still been doing lots of organising for the live animal enclosures. obviously having an animal husbandry background, this has been quite fun. we met earlier this week with a girl from massey who did her thesis on katipo and while we sorted out the housing and husbandry requirements, a conversation with doc (department of conversation) wasn’t too promising. see, the protection status of katipo was only just recently upgraded to ‘aboslutely protected’ meaning you can’t take any out of the wild and any work you want to do with them will require rigourous permit applications. i’d be willing to do it, but whether it’s worth it for only a couple spiders is up to management. we’re hoping that if we do get them, it might open up the opportunity for someone at massey to develop a captive breeding strategy, but that’s pretty ambitious thinking at the moment. maybe another masters topic?? hahaha
speaking of masters, i’ve finally finished my corrections! i had been avoiding them for so long not because of the text errors but the graphs! making the graphs display properly took about an hour for every graph and there were about 8 i had to fix. ugh. and i also needed to add in an appendix, which meant another title page and kiwi graphic. but this afternoon i brought it in to the printers - wahoo! so next thursday, i'll have the final copies in my hand and i will be officially done with my masters.