So we left early this morning to sample "Orgasmo Riffle" on the Cahaba. We rode down a small and treacherous (maybe I'm being too dramatic) dirt road for 15 minutes only to find that "Orgasmoriffle" was almost completely submerged. No sampling it today. What a bummer! So we met Paul Freeman (aquatic ecologist) from The Nature Conservancy on the way out and discussed things. We may go back Wednesday if it doesn't rain too much (unlikely). So, with not much to do for the rest of the day, Heath and I attempted to sort some fish samples (i.e. play around with dead fish and carcinogenic substances). Bernie has impeded this process by running errands when we need him to confirm our identifications.
Has anyone seen that SNL sketch with Dana Carvey impersonating Tom Brokaw? "Gerald Ford dead today at the senseless age of 83." "Gerald Ford dead today after being mauled by a lion in a convenient store...senselessly." "Stunning news from Yorbalinda today, as Richard Nixon's corpse climbed out of its grave and strangled Gerald Ford to death." This just came to my mind when I heard the headline: "Peter Jennings dead today at age 67." Not funny, I know. But the SNL sketch is. On a related note, I might also have lung cancer after the formalin (carcinogenic substance used to preserve fish) container spilled in the Suburban on the way back from the Cahaba, searing our throats with its fumes. Mmmmm. Formalin. (Cough. Cough.).
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