So, where were we? I fell asleep last night and slept hard. In the morning it was raining/thunderstorming outside and Sammi-Cat snuggled up with me in bed, so I may or may not have slept in an additonal hour longer than I’d intended. Good news is tomorrow I get to work from home which includes me laying in bed reading Civil War letters and diaries all day. Awesome? I think so.
I know you’re all just skimming the paragraphs until I get to the good stuff where I left off from yesterday…the suspense is killing you, right? Well here it is so
Whale watching is incredible. I need everybody to add it to their things to do before they die list (unless you get super seasick or have a water phobia) because honestly whales are fascinating. They are enormous and beautiful creatures and sing in an equally beautiful language of their own. On this little trip out of Massachusetts, Merry and I got the pleasure of seeing at two different times a cow (mama whale) and her calf (baby whale). The first Humpback whale we saw was named Filament. Before our trip, they had not seen her yet this year and were quite excited to learn of her having had a calf. Calf, my butt, they’re born at over a ton! They’re are able to name the whales by the markings/coloring on the underside of the whale’s tail. It is sort of similar to how humans have unique fingerprints; each whale has a unique underside pattern. They generally name the whale (they have whale naming parties, seriously) something that resembles it’s pattern. In this case Filament was fitting to the stripey marking of this whale’s tail. We hung around and watched these two for quite some time as they were just out on a Sunday afternoon stroll.
Today at work I managed to get a couple other jobs out of Suzy I could be working on instead of just attempting to fix their artifact catalog. Thank goodness, because that is one messed up piece of non-organization. Thus, my getting to read Civil War letters and diaries tomorrow to create a temporary exhibition for the Founders’ Day celebration later in July. I also have a ton of Maquoketa Art Experience stuff to work on. Having a full-time internship, a part-time job, and living in Maine is a whole lot of stuff to do.