Friday, September 7, 2012

Photographic Friday -- September 7th

This week's photograph is another one that I took. I went sailing with my dad last Friday, and snapped this picture on my GoPro as we were motoring out of the Santa Cruz Harbor. We were hoping for some sun, but did not get any until hours later, just as we were returning to the harbor. I was also hoping to spot some wildlife on this excursion, but beyond a few pelicans, seagulls, and some sea lions lazing around on the mile buoy, all we saw were some pesky SUPers and kayakers who insisted on paddling around in the middle of the harbor channel. THE NERVE OF THEM!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Sincere Apology

As some of you may have noticed, I have not been posting much over the last few days. For that, I would like to apologize. The beginning of my second year at UCLA is rapidly approaching, and so recently, much of my time has been devoted to a number of school-related activities. Along with packing and dealing with move-in logistics, I have also been working on creating a curriculum vitae and preparing cover letters for applying for lab positions. Not only are preparing these things rather stressful and time-consuming, they also require a bit of writing, so I have had little extra time and/or desire to do extra writing.

However, fear not! I am hoping to have my letters all completed and sent off by this weekend, so I will likely be putting out some new posts next week! Hooray! And I will have lots to write about with so many things going on and coming up (applying to get into an awesome lab, getting my passport for ANTARCTICA and TAHITI, being excited about The Daily Ocean, etc...). Until then, please be patient and check out how adorable this polar bear is!

Photograph by Paul Nicklen, from