The inspiration for this post is multi-faceted.
1) It's a snow day at Penn State (again), which means I'm working from my home desk. My typical setup is pictured here, and includes a space heater, some useful books, and at least one of my feline roommates (hence the two boxes). All this photo is missing is my third main mammal, but he was sleeping by the other window...
2) I wanted to write about something fun since I've been feeling a bit winter blues-y lately, and so I opened Twitter to see which Sci Comm feed I'd like to highlight this week. Quite a few of the media outlets I follow were talking about zebra stripes today, but the quote pictured here stuck out to me. Sure, mammal pelages might not have the most interesting color patterns, but mammals are ANYTHING BUT BORING! Those who've experienced what I'll be talking about today get what I mean.
3) We have our monthly lab meeting tomorrow. I spent some of my day baking a treat to go with the theme, then I had to add some updates to my slide. I went clicking through our shared Google folder, and saw this:
And no, I don't mean Christmas, not by a long shot.
In just 12 more days, the March Mammal Madness brackets will drop
and the games will begin!!! Excitement depicted here: