Hey everyone! Jeez, it's been ages since I've posted here. With my relatively recent move to San Diego and the (crumby) job search and everything else, it's been hard to find the time to get back on Terraforums. But times are a' changin'!
Just a quick update on where I'm at: I have a patio full of Nepenthes (and one D. regia) that all seem to love the San Diego weather - they're starting to pump out pitchers now that Spring is here. My girlfriend and I adopted three hermit crabs today from Petsmart (Shorty, MC Hermie and Cornelius) and one of them has buried himself, so we're assuming he's about to molt. I finished the third draft of my first novel yesterday, which is exciting, and in the next few weeks I'll be querying literary agents. After eight months of writing, you can imagine how excited I am about this!
We went to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco last week, which was amazing, and they do have carnivorous plants there. In the 4-story rainforest they had a bunch of light-starved Nepenthes (when will people learn that these plants need lots of light?) and I think it was in the aquarium that they had a decent setup filled with butterworts and sundews and a sick-looking Heliamphora (once again, all of them light-starved). At least they weren't in as bad of shape as the ones at Seaworld - sheesh! Regardless, it was cool to see them being part of the exhibits. I might post photos later!
Anyways, it's good to be back. I hope you're all doing well. Let me know what's been up!