Friday, November 25, 2011

First Wedded Thanksgiving

Yesterday was our first Thanksgiving as a married couple - I guess you could say it was eventful, while definitely memorable.

We spent this entire week helping with a research project at Dookie that dealt with nutrition and physiology in pigs. This is what we did on Thanksgiving:

We took blood samples from 32 pigs every 5 minutes for 6 hours. It was mind-numbing at times but most of our Australian friends were there so that was fun.

For Thankgiving dinner, there was no turkey, stuffing or mashed potatoes. However, after a few sad looks and a pouty lip, I got Hyatt to drive to town and get me some charchoal chicken, chips and gravy. Roasted poultry with gravy; can't go wrong. Dinner with friends and Hyatt was a pretty nice Thanksgiving after all.

You're probably wondering what I"m thankful for (a lot) but I wrote it on another blog so please read here if you're interested in all the blessings I'm thankful for this year.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. To my family: I can't wait to see you all in less than three weeks for the Ohio gang and five weeks for the Kansas gang. Love you all!

Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~

Friday, November 11, 2011

Boxing kangaroos

Hyatt and I have purchased a deck of cards from every country we've visited together. So far we have

- Fiji
- South Africa
- Australia

What an extensive list.

This is the deck for Australia

Allow me to narrate:

Hyatt: come here baby and give me a kiss
Me: ugh, get off me. you need to shave. *eye roll*

I hope you have appreciated your comic humor for the day.

Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Four out of five ain't bad

Briefly have internet today, for about 10 minutes, so I wanted to update you on the going-ons of FroBuzz.

During primary and middle school, I was taught that there were 4 oceans; Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic and Indian, and until the year 2000 that was the norm. Easy peasy.

Science decided to change things up a bit and add a whole ‘nother ocean – I don’t really know if ‘adding’ is the correct term but whatevs. So in 2000ish, the water south of Tasmania that stretches down to surround Antarctica was declared the Southern Ocean. It’s cold. It’s really big. I got to ride a ship through it this past weekend while looking for seals, whales and dolphins.

That's us on the boat with the Southern Ocean in the background.

2500 miles straight south and you'll run into Antarctica

So I can officially check off 4/5 oceans that I’ve swam (Atl., Pac.), stood (Ind.) or boated (Sou.) in. Success.

More posts about Tassie to come later – Hyatt’s parents and Hyatt and I had an amazing time exploring the beauty of Tasmania.

Currently in the outback around Alice Springs – if you look up ‘middle of nowhere’ in the dictionary it will say Alice Springs/Uluru/Coober Pedy. For realz.

Until I have internet access again, hopefully in the next 9 days,
~ Buzzard ~