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June 15th, 2006


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04:53 pm - Bought myself a venus Fly Trap
                         Today in the plant section of the grocery store, I found an interesting little plant; the Venus Fly Trap.  It was a tiny little thing for only 5 bucks so I bought one just out of sheer curiosity.  The so-called "carnivourous" or "meat-eating" plant really didn't look so threatening when it was not even as big as the length of my hand:







So, everyone knows about this plant right?  For anyone that doesn't, the Venus Fly Trap actually does trap flies (and I believe also other small insects).  It doesn't really "eat" them but more like digest their enzymes or something (for non-biologists, enzymes are found in every living organism and is necessary for bodily functions to work properly).  I believe it puts the insects to sleep first using a type of poison, so for those animal-lovers, the insects don't get their enzymes sucked out of them while they're struggling and conscious ^-^;;  Here's 2 more pics of my baby:

         

So me, being the obnoxious brat that I am, had to test out wether this thing really works or not right?  So  I took a pen and poked the inside of the trap.  At first nothing happened.  Then I saw these little tiny black-ish spikes on the inside of the trap:

   (<--not my picture, found it on google)

and I remembered I read somewhere that the Fly Trap uses those spikes as sensors to detect if an insect had been lured into the trap.  So out comes the pen again and probed one of the little spikes.  I was incredibly amused when the trap actually snapped shut on me XDD  Just try and come annoy me now you darn flies!!!

Here's one last pic of a fly trap with a fly in it:


This pic is again not mine.  None of my traps had actual flies in them although one has an exo-skeleton of some other type of insect and another one has a wing or two of some insect.



               And on a completely unrelated note, here's my scehdule for University next year.  I've been put on academic probation cuz my CGPA is below 4.5 (it's a 4.2 or 4.3 I think)  but I'm pretty sure I can get it up to at least a 4.5 by the end of the Fall semester next year if I just work a little harder (like actually reading the text book and putting some effort into essays instead of doing them the night before.  All things consider I think I did pretty well for not reading at all last semester and just whipping up papers out of thin-air lol)

Fall Semester

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wed

Thurs

Fri

8:30-10

 

DVM2105 A

 

CHN1901C

 

10-11:30

 

CHN1901C

 

CHN1901C (until 11)

DVM2105A

11:30-1

 

 

 

 

 

1-2:30

 

 

 

 

 

2:30-4

 

 

 

 

 

4-5:30

 

 

 

 

 

5:30-7

 

 

 

 

 

7-8:30

POL2108

POL1101 C

 

DVM3115 B

 

8:30-10

POL2108

POL1101 C

 

DVM3115 B

 

 

Winter Semester

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wed

Thurs

Fri

8:30-10

 

 

 

 

FLS1512M

10-11:30

 

 

FLS1512M

 

 

11:30-1

 

 

FLS1512M (until 12:30)

 

ANT2151C

1-2:30

 

 

ANT2151C

 

 

2:30-4

 

SOC 1101F

 

 

 

4-5:30

 

 

 

 

SOC1101F

5:30-7

 

 

 

 

 

7-8:30

 

POL2103E

ECO1302B

 

 

8:30-10

 

POL2103E

ECO1302B

 

 

Fall Semester
POL 2108:
Modern Political Thought I

DVM2105 A:
Introduction to International Development

CHN 1901C:
Introduction to Chinese I

POL1101 C
UNDERSTANDING POLITICS

DVM3115 B
DEVELOPMENTT AND POLITICAL CHANGE
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Winter Semester
SOC 1101F:
Principles of Sociology

POL 2103E:
Introduction to International Relations and Global Politics

FLS 1510M:
Conversational French

ANT 2151C:
Globlaization: Social and Anthropological Aspects

ECO 1302B:
Contemporary Macroeconomic Issues


Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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From:hunniebunnie
Date:June 15th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
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I ♥ Venus Fly Traps
because
I hate flies.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 16th, 2006 02:20 am (UTC)
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That's a pretty cool plant you got there!Hopefully it helps catch some flies *those pesky little creatures*! Anyways, *here comes the parental moment*...keep your grades up, I'm very sure you can do it. It's understandable that being far away for the 1st time and having so much freedom can interfere with your studies, just work hard and you can do it!-Love lots, James
From:_pseudonym
Date:June 28th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
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Woot for taking Chinese! *sparkle*

I'll have to come see your pretty new plant sometime. Things that eat flies are AWESOME!

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