Monday, February 16, 2009
In celebration of Valentine's Day, here are a few romance-inspired treasures in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
1. Heart Reef, in the Whitsunday Islands (how romantic!)
2. Clownfish-- all clownfish are born as males, but when their female breeding partner dies, the males change into females. Crazy stuff.
3. Red Throat Emperor (if you look closely, the tail fin looks like a red heart... )
4. Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef... perfect location for a honeymoon or romantic getaway-- and the site of the Best Job in the World!
5. Ah, back to the dugong. This 5,000-year-old cave drawing depicts a dugong. When seen from above, the dugong supposedly bears a striking resemblance to a human woman, except with a tail instead of legs. Ancient sefarers' observations of the dugong could have been the "origin of the mermaid myth"(Wikipedia).
First of all, if the idea of mermaids isn't romantic, I don't know what is. Secondly, dugongs are, on average, 9 feet long and 550-660 pounds. That is one large woman.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
So, you know how when you're waiting for something, it seems to take forever? ("A watched pot never boils" and all that.) That's how it is for me with the "Best Job in the World" right now. I submitted my video application, and I am checking my email like 20 times a day in hopes that they have posted it on their site. Still waiting and hoping-- and hopefully the next time I check I'll have good news . . . patience, Grasshopper.