Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I swear Vladdy is growing right before our eyes. I'm almost convinced that if I put him in front of a vertical measuring stick and waited an hour I could watch him get taller. He did not sleep through the night last night but, to be fair, it really wasn't his fault. The cats decided to wake him up by playing right in front of his kennel and the experience was irresistible for him.
School is going well. I'm doing surprisingly better in this math class, so far, than I did in the last one and I am really loving my geology class. I've learned so much from it! We've been learning about plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes which has really helped answer some of the questions that I had after the recent Japan quake. Every time they talk about plates moving together causing friction on the news I've wondered 'well if plates are moving together in Japan where are they moving apart?' As it turns out there are huge rift valleys all over the world, including Loch Ness in Scotland, where plates are moving apart creating big tears in the surface of the Earth that eventually fill up with sea water and, over time, many of those locations become fresh water. I have also learned that the nearby San Andreas is totally different from the type of plate movement that caused the Japan quake. In Japan the plates were moving against each other and one, the oceanic plate, is subducting below the other one, the continental plate. But at the San Andreas the plates are rubbing against each other as they move laterally in opposite directions and they're grinding against each other which is what causes most of the west coast quakes. Isn't that fascinating to think that, in addition to the rotation of the Earth, big chunks of it are moving around very slowly below the surface? I think that is amazing!
Today's Weight: Sure enough ... 238.5 lbs just as I predicted. Water weight!
8 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 Healthy Choice meal
3 chicken tacos
Daily Caloric Intake: 737
9 flights of stairs
Training: Working with Vladdy on leash homework that Tia gave us: 45 min (moderate effort).
Also worked with Piper on all of the tricks that she knows to keep her distracted while Snackers worked on "sit" with Vladdy: 10-15 min (extremely light effort).
Posted by Lady Muse at 10:10 PM