It’s 1:08 A.M. to be exact and you will never guess what I just finished with….
As I showered off the stench of the Dog Fish Shark I have been dissecting for the last 4 weeks, I came to realize how different we Biology majors are. (Not to offend anyone of the other departments of course!) It’s just that to “really” be a biology major it takes long hours and hard work, but it all pays off when you get that good grade on a Dr. Wilson test. Anyone who has taken a Dr. Wilson exam knows where I’m coming from!
Oh, Good Ole Dr. Wilson, being a veteran of MANY of his classes myself, I think it wise to explain the man to you. He’s a stickler for words… and if you use the wrong one HEAVEN HELP YOU. HAHA! I’m only kidding… He will correct you over and over until you get it right. He’s probably the professor at Judson who has affected my life the most. It’s hard to explain; he understands that I am quiet by nature, but he still pushes me to come out of my shell and trust my abilities as a student of science. He always tells me “Now, Samantha, I’m going to need you to talk to me in class.” Its pretty great to go to a school where your teachers actually care about your future and well being. I think I’ve changed a lot since freshman year, even though I’m still quiet!
So back to this Shark and why I am losing sleep over it. Well, first I decided to go ahead and write this down now, before what little I remember slowly fades away.
Why are Biology majors different?
Who else sticks their hands all up in the internal organs of an animal and finds it interesting when the contents of its stomach are the bones of its last meal?
What about when the female shark has four fully formed pups within her ovaries?!
Only a Biology Major!!! We are CRAZY!!
Here I am late nights and early morning discovering the internal structures of this creature. With each cut I hope that I didn’t accidentally sever some nerve or other important structure.
The Ladies of Lowder (the science building), I believe that’s what we should be called. Why, you ask? Well, because if you can’t find us anywhere else, that’s probably where we are. Biology Majors like the dirty work. It’s not always the glamorous work with microscopes and lab coats; you got to get your hands dirty if you really want to understand.
As the night wore on, Jasmine and I started making a little “Shark” humor, ending with my favorite of the night…..
Me- “Oh, No! I think I put him in the bag upside down.”
Jas- “It’s ok. He’ll SURVIVE!”
OK, OK… A little Comparative Anatomy humor for you, maybe you had to be there. It was funny seeing as the shark is already dead. (Cricket Cricket)
And on that note, I’m off to bed! Goodnight!