Category: fyi

glumshoe:

If you saw me at the tea shop today and I acted like I recognized you, I’m sorry—I assumed we worked together and I had met you before because I am dreadfully faceblind.

^ me af

In case this ever comes up, yes I am hella faceblind. I can’t even recognize my family if I run into them randomly (it’s happened before). So if somebody comes up to me in public and starts talking to me, I have absolutely no idea who it could be. Former classmate? Colleague? Someone I talk to every day online but have never met in person before? 

So anyways, on the off chance I ever crawl out of my hole and one of y’all runs into me and wants to say hi (and yes, say hi! that’s fine!), just say you follow my tumblr. If you want, I’ll show you pictures of bugs on my phone, identify pictures of bugs on your phone

July 5, 2019

nanonaturalist:

Hi y’all,

Just want to let everybody know that I love you all, and I know my inbox is full of things going back to A YEAR AGO that people have submitted (sorrrrrry). I swear I’ll answer everything. 

I’m going through a really tough time right now, and I’m not always able to respond quickly because I don’t come on tumblr every day. So if I haven’t responded to your submission, it’s because I’m an unemployed mess, and I’m not ignoring you, and I’m SORRY 🙁 

BUT I do know that y’all have Insect Emergencies so if you need help, I do get notifications when I get asks, and I do respond to DMs when I’m on my computer (the notifications on the app are all screwed up again, thanks staff). Photos help a lot

June 17, 2019

(PS: seriously if anybody has connections and can help me get a job in Austin I’ll love you forever, my LinkedIn page is here [link], and yes, I’m wearing the shark pants in the profile photo [link].)

Reblob to bump this up above the WALL O’TEXT

Writing all that jazz about being a naturalist and seeing everybody’s response seriously uplifted me.

I also have a couple phone interviews coming up (job search tip: don’t waste your time filling out job applications, do a mail merge and blast out your resume and *what looks like a personalized email* to smallish companies you want to work for, even if they’re not hiring. I spent four months sending out over 130 resumes, got two phone screens. Last Tuesday, I sent 53 emails in an hour, and two phone screens?!). So maybe there is hope?!

I’ve procrastinated an actual writing assignment past my deadline (oops), but once I get that done, I might actually have steam to start powering through my inbox. Some GOOD BUGS and GOOD QUESTIONS I can’t wait to get to.

In the meantime, please continue to DM me for Insect Emergencies! (Examples: what does this caterpillar eat, is this caterpillar injured, is this bug dangerous, etc.)

June 30, 2019

Hi y’all,

Just want to let everybody know that I love you all, and I know my inbox is full of things going back to A YEAR AGO that people have submitted (sorrrrrry). I swear I’ll answer everything. 

I’m going through a really tough time right now, and I’m not always able to respond quickly because I don’t come on tumblr every day. So if I haven’t responded to your submission, it’s because I’m an unemployed mess, and I’m not ignoring you, and I’m SORRY 🙁 

BUT I do know that y’all have Insect Emergencies so if you need help, I do get notifications when I get asks, and I do respond to DMs when I’m on my computer (the notifications on the app are all screwed up again, thanks staff). Photos help a lot

June 17, 2019

(PS: seriously if anybody has connections and can help me get a job in Austin I’ll love you forever, my LinkedIn page is here [link], and yes, I’m wearing the shark pants in the profile photo [link].)