Hmm, since I seem to update this only once in a blue moon, here you go!
First of all - thank you to everyone who has commented on or favorite-d my deviations! Also thanks for all of the new watchers - I'm sorry I haven't done much new, but you'll soon read why:
Just finished my first year of graduate school at MIIS for International Environmental Policy. Whoa man, I feel like I learned more in this one year than I did during 4 years at undergrad. It's so nice to learn cohesive, practical things. Although now I wish I'd majored in marine biology. Haha oops.
So I've spent the last 9-ish months in Monterey, California. Beautiful place, but even with being able to see harbor seals and sea lions and sea otters on a regular basis, I'm a little sick of it and I can't wait to be back home in Iowa. For an entire week. After that I will be off to Plymouth, Massachusetts for an internship with a conservation organization where I will get to do research on whales in the Stellwegan National Marine Sanctuary. |D I'm hoping to get naturalist training for whale watching as well, and learn how to do photo-identification and much more.
My Plymouth internship will last until mid December and I'll be creating a certain type of portfolio for credit with MIIS, which will take care of that fall semester. Once I'm done in MA, I'll be back home for Christmas for a bit. January is up in the air right now as it depends on if there is a J-term class I would like to take or what have you, but either way I'll be back in Monterey for my final semester in spring of 2011. I've been madly researching volunteer and internship opportunities to make the most of my final semester.
In the meantime, I haven't been doing much cosplay. I kind of miss my sewing machine, but I wouldn't have had time for it anyway. I'm hoping to take it out to MA with me, but it's still up in the air right now. I did make an appearance at Sakura-con with Aqua and the new wig - unfortunately I haven't had any time to get around to looking at the photos yet
But it was lots of fun.
Fanime is next weekend, and I will probably be going up late Friday after my practicum day (three week practicum starts on Monday, aha!), but most likely won't be cosplaying and just hanging out with
for the weekend at her booth.
So three weeks left in Monterey, home for a week, and then summer and fall on the East coast!
In lieu of my non-cosplayness, I will probably work on getting some of my photography up here. It's nothing terribly special, but be forewarned that the jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are very photogenic, and I had quasi-close encounters with some sea lions the other weekend. Also to appear: baby seals. |Db