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|sadsongsnmyhead87 (profile) wrote, |
on 9-25-2004 at 11:28pm
|Current mood: awake
Music: View from Heaven
Subject: Joyous Fun
|Today's volunteer day was awesome! The more Jr. Nats...the better. W00t!
I had to clean up the kennels and stuff...while Robert and David watched and played around with the bug repelent. Well, I don't know. It was kind of messed up. Robert was all "I know I know you from somewhere. Where have I seen you before?"-ish. It was so funny, because I had no idea what the hell he was talking about... *shakes head*...well yeah.
Well, starting off from the beginning sounds good, don't it? First thing we did was clean up Danika's back porch; it was pretty messy. It had all these pine needles and poop on the deck, and a very very dirty kennel that once had a opposum in it... I ended up cleaning that too.
This is where the whole thing with the cleaning of the kennel was...[the thing i started with]. Anyway...we had lunch after that. Hah...those guys are a hoot. They kept on talking about this plant that takes up to 2,000 years to grow before it dies in one day. Yeah. Anyway...we set out to gather greenery for the animal displays. I was put in charge of the big clippers... and if anything did happen, which I'm glad that nothing did, I would've been responsible. Joy.
But before that, I was kindly reminded that we had to clean the Giant Toad tank...and guess who had to do that? ME. Yeah...and Amber showed up at this point too. So I cleaned up the poo in the toad tank and then headed out to collect some plants. Allison then showed up...so there were 5 of us looking for plants...so what happened was Melanie ended up dispersing our group into small ones.
I got stuck with Robert. Our task: completely clean out the Box Turtle tanks. We went looking for buckets to dump the sand in and instead, we got in this whole thing about homecoming and Melanie joined us in the conversation. SHe said that it's better to go as a group. Yep. So we took turns scooping the sand out of the tanks. This was when Robert got bored and named the crickets in the tanks...Jeffery and Carl... and the Brown Widow...Chachina...or something around that. I'll never understand 8th grade guys and they're obsession with name things weird names.
But anyway. The big Box Turtle was being all mean and stuff to the smaller one...so Melanie separated them. The big one got pissed off and started running over its food bowl and ramming itself into the tank window and curiously watching us. It was quite interesting. We ended earlier than David and Amber who were supposed to just glorify the tanks...and Allison had been done way before us who just had to wipe the inside of the tanks with vinegar.
We got into this aside afterwards where we were talking about stuff...and I mentioned the time Brenda thought I was a guy and Danika and Melannie were like "WHA?!" It was hilarious...and then there was a mention of my email address "firstname.lastname@example.org" and what it meant. Danika sounded kinda disappointed when I didn't say I was color-blind. XD
Yeah..so everyone took a break...cept Allison and I.
We fed all the animals in the exhibits. We had fun feeding the greater siren the earthworms because it's amusing to watch it suck it up. Very cool. I dun quite remember what we did after that, but I remember ending the day with folding paper and stuffing them into envelopes to send to churches....very fun.
Yep, so that was my fun-filled day. I should take a camera one day and take pictures or something to post here. It is joyous loads of fun and I'm turning 17 in less than a week! Just goes to show that no matter how old you are...you can still have fun.