Monday, August 17, 2009
WEIRD WEEKEND: Max's WW Scrapbook
As this has been, and is being, my first annual Weird Weekend, I wasn’t quite certain what to expect! Jon has asked me to discuss my highlight of the weekend, but this gets a trifle tricky when one has had so many interesting experiences over the course of a couple of days; however, some highlights have included managing to get 3 hours sleep last night thanks to, your friend and mine, Dr. Naish and I staying up drinking wine and pontificating on a number of zoological and paranormal ideas; meeting Lars Thomas and managing to find someone to have a look at a few specimens of Platymeris sp. “Mombo” for me, hopefully leading to an identification! Chatting to a number of people I had never met, mainly about cockroaches, and helping to dispel and morph a few general assumptions about the beasts (yes, they will survive without their head and they have a greater resistance to radiation effects than us, but other insects have much better defences. Anyway…) was good fun, and hopefully new contacts made will see me through my future Fortean career!