Shana blogged
Jan 21, 09 5:01am

I've recently found my soulmate via YouTube. I wish I were as cool and funny. He dances like a GODDD... On crack. Yes, he's the Jizz In My Pants guy.

Anyway, I've been thinking a lot, and I think I'm going to go to Auburn University next semester. It seems like a great school, great parties, and I'll get to live in an apartment with Sarah. My parents are being totally supportive, so it should be easier than the last time I tried to move out.

I've just been feeling like it's time to grow up. I feel like I'm still a little kid. I love my mom, and tbh, I love living with her. :P That's so weird, but I haven't wanted to move out since like last year when I was convinced I needed to live with Brian. I've got everything here. Endless cash, food all the time, I'm never lonely. I just feel like it's time to maybe start doing things on my own.

I still won't need a job, but I'll be four hours away from home. I feel like I need this. I need a life of my own.

Shana blogged
Jan 14, 09 2:15am

Narwhal, narwhal sing me a sweet song. <3

I went on a narwhal youtube spree, and apparently some people like narwhals just as much as I do! :D There are all kinds of songs about narwhals. I love this song the best.

Shana blogged
Jan 12, 09 2:11am

It's been common knowledge that Narwhals are my favorite mythical creature. Ask Artificer.

Well, today, in search of my old narwhal display pic, I found out that they were real. Even National Geographic says they are real. I'm a little bit disappointed...

Narwhals, jousting.

A flock of narwhals.

"The narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is medium-sized toothed whale that lives year-round in the Arctic. The males of the species have a characteristic long tusk extending from their upper jaw. Seldom found south of latitude 70°N, the narwhal is one of two species of white whale in the Monodontidae family, along with the Beluga whale.

Male narwhals weigh up to 1,600 kg (3,500 lb), and the females weigh around 1,000 kg (2,200 lb). The pigmentation of the narwhal is a mottled black and white pattern. They are darkest when born and become more white in color with age.

The most conspicuous characteristic of the male narwhal is its single 2-3 m (7-10 ft) long tusk. It is an incisor tooth that projects from the left side of the upper jaw and forms a left-handed helix. The tusk can be up to three metres (nearly 10 ft) long (compared with a body length of 4-6 m [13-16 ft]) and weigh up to 10 kg (22 lbs). About one in 500 males has two tusks, which occurs when the right incisor, normally small, also grows out. A female narwhal may also produce a tusk, but this occurs rarely, and there is a single recorded case of a female with dual tusks.

Several explanations have been proposed for the purpose of the narwhal's tusk. The most broadly accepted theory that the tusk is a secondary sexual characteristic, similar to the mane of a lion or the tail feathers of a peacock. This hypothesis was notably discussed and defended at length by Charles Darwin, in The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871) . It may help determine social rank, maintain dominance hierarchies or help young males develop skills necessary for performance in adult sexual roles. Narwhals have rarely been observed using their tusk for fighting or other aggressive behavior or for breaking sea ice in their Arctic habitat. Other hypothesized uses include courting females and defense. Other hypotheses have included the suggestion that the tusk may in fact be a sensory organ."



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Shana blogged
Jan 07, 09 5:42am

I'm glad I came back, I missed this place a lot. So much has changed. I didn't even know that Neo had blogs until like yesterday! Hopefully I'll start making this blog pretty and stuff.

I missed talking to Toni and Jeff. I'd say Ron, but we still talk all the time. ;P Now I'm starting to make new friends, and it is verry awesome.

Today, I woke up at 4 AM and went to the hospital to have an upper endoscopy. They basically just put me to sleep and shoved a small tube down my throat to look at my tummy on the inside. :] Nothing was wrong, and next week they'll check out my gall bladder to see how that's doing. Hopefully they'll find out why I'm always sick to my tummy. ;-;

I loved being put to sleep, though. They drugged me up first, and then they sprayed my throat to numb it. xD I accidentally turned my head out of fear, and then my whole left side of my face was numb, too. And then soon after that, my eyelids started opening and closing really fast, and I fell out. Next thing I knew, I was like "WHERE AM I?"

The nurse said I asked what blood pressure was around five times. :P I've always been curious, but unfortunately, I don't remember her answer.


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