Look At Me Work

So, to give you a better visual of what I do at work about 1/2 the time…with the other half sitting on the boat for copious amounts of time doing surveys:

Nest Checking:

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Radio Packing Nestlings:

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And here is my boss releasing the bird I’m hunched over trying to shade w/ my body:

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How much does that rock?  And all for the Snail Kites!  YES!

Otherwise I had a great food day though!  Lots of fun foods and of course CHOCOLATE!

Breakfast was super early this morning at 5.30 right before I headed out the door to go band some more birds…or at least try to!  I had a mix of kashi sunshine, h2h with a banana, almond breeze, all topped of w/ peanut butter.  :)

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After we finished on our first lake I got hungry around 9 and had this wonderfully apple-y snack: kashi TLC baked apple spice bar and an apple.  I forgot how much I liked these bars!  The berry ones are even better though!

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On the drive home around 11.30 I had a piece of my raspberry bread and two carrots.  I think I want to be a rabbit. :E

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Lunch came around a while after being home and was part of what I had packed and part of what I had at home: hummus/tomato/spinach sandwich w/ another apple and natural pb.

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I had a snack a bit later of the rest of my chocolate chocolate chip banana bread and some extra vegan chocolate chips while I was baking…

I ended up going for a nice run this evening before the rain came back and logged in a nice 4.12 miles on the road.  I stretched a little when I got back because I was kinda tight in the calves.

I have seen lots of people with taco salads in the blog world…and it’s been making me drool.  So I had a simpler version because I didn’t have most of the stuff to make a real one.  I resorted to using a black bean morningstar farm burger, adding in gated carrots, tomatoes, cucumber and corn on top of spinach.  I had some strawberries on the side for a bit of sweetness and to round out the meal.  I must have fruit w/ every meal!!!

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And now I have to pack because I found out I’m going to be going down to the Everglades for I don’t know how long…Which means crappy blogging by me in the future.  Booooooo.

But…because I’ve been working early mornings I have lots of time to have fun doing this like this in the evenings (courtesy of Miss K):

what are you wearing right now? Dirty field shorts and a dirty field shirt…I really need to shower.  haha

what’s the last thing you read/are currently reading?? I read the Nature Conservancy Magazine, does that count?  Otherwise I’m reading Lamb.

do you nap a lot? I can fall asleep in the worst places…but mostly in the car or reading at a computer.

who was the last person you hugged? Brad

what’s your current obsession/addiction? Don’t know that I have one right now.

what’s for dinner? Burgers!

what was the last thing you bought? I haven’t bought anything other than food this month as part of my Simple Life Challenge!  Too bad I spend lots of money on food!!!!

what are you listening to right now? Sara Bareilles: Love Song.  Love this girl!

if you could have a superpower what would it be? I’ve answered this before and I can’t remember what I said…something about saving things I think…

what is your favorite weather and why? Upper 80’s with a slight breeze and very few clouds in the sky.  No humidity either!

what time do you usually wake up? could be anytime between 5.30 to noon.  That’s how I roll…out of bed.  >P

what is your most challenging goal right now?  Trying not to eat out of boredom and get my butt into great applying for jobs!

favorite pair of shoes that you keep going back to over and over even though you have a zillion others? My converse…or old navy flip flops…

name one thing you can’t live without ? Friends and family.  They help me stay sane.

what time is bed time? Between 10.30 and midnight most nights.

if there was one place you could be right now where would it be? AUSTRALIA!!!  Err…or New Zealand…or Greece…so many places!  Or HOME WITH THE FAMILY!!!!

yay!

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17 Responses to Look At Me Work

  1. jenngirl says:

    I love getting a look at your job. It’s totally interesting, and I think it’s great that you get to be outdoors so much!

  2. Rose says:

    I want to swap lives with you for one day. Your job looks amazing.

  3. Mara @ What's For Dinner? says:

    I’m with Rose… your job looks SO COOL!!!

  4. Fitnessista says:

    whenever you post stuff about your job, i get so excited- i just think what you do is so cool!!!!
    loved the q & a too!
    have a great night!

  5. Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) says:

    I love Sarah B.! If you don’t have the whole CD, you should get it, its terrific!

  6. The Novice Berker says:

    Your work is SO neat!! What an adventure! And I agree that the Apple Spice Kashi bars are pretty good, but that the berry ones are better. ;)

    Love the survey answers too. Love Song is such a chipper tune to listen to!

  7. Thinspired says:

    Oooh Australia sounds nice…but I’m with you, home with my family sounds better :) I love seeing photos of you “in the field”–you have the coolest job ever!

  8. rediscoveringlauren says:

    hi hun,
    i love seeing pics of your job :) so cool!
    love all your anwsers! “thats how i roll…out of bed” haha, that made me smile :)
    Id be in australia too! if you ever go back there and im living over there, blogger meet up :)
    have a great night girlie
    xxxxx

  9. Krista says:

    Look at you in the water!!! Your job is SO much more exciting thean what I do!!!

  10. Brandi says:

    your job looks so interesting – i love seeing the pictures.

    yay for taco salads! I could eat them every day.

  11. K from ksgoodeats says:

    YAY I’m glad you filled out the survey! I loved reading it!! No humidity is KEY!

    Thanks for the job pictures – looks like a lot of work but in a good way!

  12. Diana says:

    Look at you go! It must be so great to get that much fresh air every day – pretty much polar opposite of my NYC desk job. :)

    You’ve also reminded me that I haven’t had a taco salad in pretty much forever – one of my favorite foods!

  13. Anne says:

    I love seeing pictures of your job, it’s so cool! Very unique and different :D
    Mmmm that taco salad looks delicious! I liked reading your survey, too :)

  14. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    That’s how I roll…out of bed! LOL!
    Your work sounds really cool. I love hearing about it. It’s so great that you’re outside so much – v. nourishing.
    Yay fruit!

  15. Brooke says:

    Your job looks CRAZY COOL!! I love how you are outside in the wilderness! What do you do exactly?!

  16. MaryBe says:

    GET OUT OF THE WATER!! Yikes lol

  17. glidingcalm says:

    my Mommy is so proud of you. She goes – “we need more people in the world like her!” and how IMPORTANT your job is.

    i amire you Mel!!

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