Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mother Nature says, "Hello"

Questions that will probably NOT be on our Bio II Exam today (simply because I know the answer):

Which of the following is NOT an advantage to plants living on land?
A. There is greater availability of light for photosynthesis.
B. Carbon dioxide can diffuse more readily in air.
C. Oxygen can diffuse more readily in air.
-----> D. The plant is more likely to become desiccated.

Which of these may occur in both angiosperms and gymnosperms?
A. Seeds develop within a cone.
B. Seeds develop within a flower.
C. Seeds are surrounded by a fruit at maturity.
-----> D. Pollen is carried by the wind for pollination.
E. Pollen is carried by animal pollinators.

So goes life. But if I have another Bio-Exam-Meltdown© I could permanently lose my mind!

In other news, guess which film we screened in Film class last night? The one I didn't want to watch, but ended up appreciating anyway: Seven Samurai (1954). It was 3.28 hours (we even ran 15+ minutes late) of a black & white, subtitled Japanese film that I will probably never watch again. But, at least I can say that I have seen it.

More Reasons Why I love October:

17 + 18) Dark & Stormy Nights/Blustery Days. Last night was a grand example of the perfect dark & stormy night. I half expected Janet Weiss and Brad Majors to knock on the door while we were watching our movie! When we got out of class (after 10pm) lightning flashes were cutting up the sky and making everything very spooky.

Now reverse to our Blustery Day. When working in a Pharmacy with a Drive-Thru the Wind can make for a spectacular challenge. If you ever visit one under these circumstances, remember to use the little metal bar provided when slipping in prescriptions, cash, or checks.

We can NOT be responsible for Mother Nature stealing aforementioned items!

I watched leaves swirl and dance along most of the day (no money or prescriptions!)--and I'm pretty sure Piglet even went sailing by.



Kelly said...

Just wanted to pop in and say your blog is fantastic and I always look forward to reading it. :)

Gwendolen Gross said...

aw, piglet, poor piglet!

Melissa said...

Wow, that Bio II exam was harder than I expected! ;) I love blustery, stormy days too. There's something deliciously hypnotic about them.


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