19 June 2007

Snakes & other pertinent news

I guess I ought to update....


Ok, seriously, we just got a snake today. She ROCKS. She looks a lot like this.

She isn't poisonous, and she doesn't bite. But she is VERY strong. Since her chief way of getting prey is constriction, she feels like a solid muscle. Note to self: Don't hang around neck. It's a little frightening to hold her. She does tend to tighten up when she's frightened, and she doesn't like sudden movements.

In other news, we're expecting our sixth kid, due mid-January. Please pray that the pregnancy goes well for my mom.

Um...I am still not done with school yet. I am working v.e.r.y. hard on biology, though, and I should be done with it shortly. Even if I have to work on it all summer, I won't be bummed out, because it, combined with chores and other goings-on will keep me from being bored this summer.

Some of my friends are *blessed* to be in VA this week for debate camp. They are all going for team policy debate and I'm pushing my intial jealousy aside to wish them a great time in Virginia! (And hoping that they'll share their notes & acquired wisdom with me... heh heh....)

NCFCA nationals are over. I didn't go, though I'm not sure I would have gone if I'd qualified. I don't think I'll go to nats (even if I qualify) until my senior year, when I may go even if I don't qualify to watch.

I think that covers it. (If anyone's reading this...... :)


Mark Watson said...

I didn't know your mom was expecting! Congrats! Do you want another brother or another sister?

That snake looks a little dangerous. I'm not sure I would touch it :-P *shivers*

I'm sad I'm not in VA either. I guess we'll just have to beat them at the next tournament when they get back ;-).

Lydia said...

It's true! I'm open to both possibility (I'm really not voting for one or the other) although a sis would be nice.

Allegra doesn't like it much...says it freaks her out...but really, it's a nice snake!! Her name is Necktie.

Yup, after we get all their briefs out of them, we'll have to cream them the next time we see them. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, you think we're so creamable do you!!?? >evil eye< We'll just have to see, because Utah has it's eye on a nats spot this year. (Possibly more than one, too.) Camp was fairly fun though.

The snake looks gross. Sorry, but it does.


The Net Ninja said...

OOOH! I want one now! :-P

I used to have a little tree snake, but he died about a year ago... :-(

K-9 said...

Cool Snake! I have actually touched a snake and their not slimy. I think snakes are cool