Many people probably don’t know that I’m actually a big fan of turtles. I own two Three-Striped Mud Turtles native to Florida and have spent days researching, identifying, classifying, and comparing the different species found in the southeast region of the United States. Just last week, I was walking from my apartment to the library… Continue reading An Invasive Specie’s Story of Becoming
Today while enjoying my meal at McDonalds, my biggest junk food guilty pleasure, I encountered a strange albeit friendly old man. As I sat with my girlfriend and consumed my hamburger and sugary soft drink, I noticed a tall, white, elderly man speaking to a younger man of around my age. The older man was… Continue reading Help! There’s a Senior Citizen in my Closet!
Have you ever taken a second to stop and think about how weird our surroundings actually are? You’re walking through the grocery store, simply shopping for whatever is on your list. Or maybe you have no list, and you’re spontaneously searching for foods that jump out at you. But has the meat section ever jumped… Continue reading Death on Display
Hey guys! Man, we’ve had a crazy semester. I’ll be the first to admit, I grew a lot during this course. I didn’t think I’d learn too much or change any of my habits because of it, but I can completely attest that really thinking about binaries and what society defines them has made me… Continue reading A who in a what?! Deconstructing: Gender Norms
With the deadline for this assignment fast approaching I was really worried I wouldn’t encounter anything weird, or worse, that I looked over my weird encounter. But when I was driving today I noticed something truly bizarre, a tree that was cut in a way that it grew around power lines. I wish I took… Continue reading MisTreetment
Walking into an elevator to find someone in a complete morph suit covered by their normal clothes would be peculiar to anyone. However, to me, a student in a class studying these weird nature phenomenons, while I did have to take a second look and consider the strangeness of this sight I then thought about… Continue reading What are you hiding?
I recently read a very disturbing post claiming that once dogs are passed the puppy stage they are “irrelevent” and that they should be “put in the garbage”. This deeply disturbed me when I read it, claiming that an animal, let alone a pet, is worthless past the typically cute baby stage of development. Marie… Continue reading Old Dogs