Well that was….. exciting.

Tomorrow is moving day! I am super excited!

I have had a bit of an interesting week. I have been trying (without success) to get a South African bank account all week. Wednesday, I was at a bank after work located within a mall and while I was there apparently there was an attempted robbery which resulted in a shootout between 4 gunmen and the police!! It was definitely not the smartest plan on the robbers’ part – the mall is right across the street from the police department. Within minutes the entire place was completely surrounded with officers and K9 units! Everyone was evacuated and I believe Main Road was shut down for a bit as well. I left and went to the gym afterwards. Welcome to city life in Africa, I guess.

Hmm let’s see… what else?

Oh. Not nearly as exciting as a shootout, but still super exciting to me nonetheless, the Field Guide that I have been working on is officially online! https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/panthera-research/camera-catalogue/classify Click on ‘Field Guide’ on the right side and check it out! I am quite proud of it. I am now working on finishing up a similar field guide for another one of our sites now. It is a guide that will help our users with some of those tougher photo captures. It has a side-by-side comparison of similar legs, up close and personal snouts, those bits of fluff and fur, and it also features a Southern Africa Species Guide. The Southern Africa Species Guide gives more information such as distribution and fun facts about the animals that our users can identify in the datasets. I really think our users will enjoy it and find it helpful. Joleen (the other girl in my position, from France), and I have been working really hard on it, so it is great to have it online! PS – are you one of our users yet? It’s a lot of fun and really addicting!

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I drew all the graphics for it too 🙂

I also had a wonderful Skype date with Becca this week on Monday night. Talking with her always makes things better. I miss her so much!

I think I am due for another hike or adventure this weekend. Cape Town is such an incredible place and I fall in love with it all over again every time I get a chance to go out and explore it.

It has been a quite week as far as my badass moped life goes, unfortunately I have been too busy to get much riding in so I will pin that on the list for this weekend too.

I am cooking ostrich steaks for dinner tonight and am really excited! I heard it can be a bit tricky because it’s such a lean meat, but it is one of the healthiest red meats you can it. Wish me luck!

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