June 16th, 2011

flying rat

That's Right I Said Supersonic Courtship Songs

I've had the Sci(ence) channel on more or less constantly the last couple days because there's always something interesting on when I sit down in front of my parents' gigantic television. Today it's about animal mutations, specifically Madagascar, and I have discovered mouse lemurs. How did I not know these existed? 2 things about them are amazing: 1) female mouse lemurs reject courtship by punching males in the face, and 2) they wiggle their ears sort of independently of each other, which you can also see near the end of that video for a second. TOO MUCH CUTE.

apparently there are 16 different kinds of mouse lemur which all look identical but can't interbreed, and can only be told apart by their supersonic courtship songs. Sanapig does not look impressed by this information, despite the fact that his courtship song is not supersonic by any means.

I got a text message this morning from my mother that they were on the plane, which surprised me because I thought they were coming home tomorrow? Lol oops. So after the gym I started some laundry and I'll probably let the roomba loose as soon as i get up off my butt here. Also I fed a bunch of leftover meatballs to the dog which probably wasn't very advisable but he seemed to enjoy.

Also it's raining. *shakes fist* pool, i will make it to you this week! I did get to sleep forever, though.

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Pinecone Referral Link

If anybody's interested, Pinecone Research sent out another email asking for more survey takers. It's $3 a survey (they're not terribly frequent), and you get to try cool stuff sometimes.

I think you're supposed to live in the US, but all the stuff is online and you can set it up to pay you via paypal, so honestly I suppose you could just tell it a US address or something.

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so if you're interested go for it, I know a couple people have gotten accepted the last couple times this happened. I've been doing surveys with them for ages now, so I've probably made a couple hundred dollars off them. Plus they don't tell you when they're going to send something for you to try out so sometimes it's SURPRISE giant package at your door! which is always exciting.
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