This month’s HoH edition is hosted by Adrian Thysse of A Natural Evolution. Adrian has worked doubly hard as host by offering not one, but two versions of this month’s submissions. Well done, Adrian! When I skimmed the first of these two presentations, I quickly realized that the perfect person to dive in and come out with the perfect intro was…in the other room. Some of you may remember AJ, of AIF #2 fame, who penned that presentation at Birder’s Lounge. I invited her to do us all the honor of introducing Adrian’s dual edition, and she knocked it out of the park. Without further delay, I give you AJ’s intro to HoH #12:
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What in the…House of Herps ??? After finally convincing me that she and Jason weren’t running some sort of online support group for Valtrex users, Amber asked if I would mind writing this month’s intro for the twelfth edition of the aforementioned blog carnival.
This month, ultra-prolific blogger/photographer Adrian Thysse volunteered to host the event. Upon beginning the reading, one may jump to the conclusion they’re about to delve into a Da Vinci Code-like experience. Well, let me just say: nope, you’re not. Oh, sure, there are some commonalities – alternative biblical stories, the potential to tick off the Pope, etc. – but ultimately, one distinct difference will dominate the comparison: unlike Dan Brown, Adrian is a talented writer.
I strongly suggest you READ Adrian’s post. If you skim, or merely glance over the key words, you’ll miss out on an extremely clever piece of work and, possibly – if you’re an avid reader of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (and, really, who isn’t?) – be given the impression that frogs, snakes, lizards, and salamanders are engaging in a pathological attention-seeking behavior in which they intentionally hurt themselves.
Adrian has written two versions:
Choose Version A if you’re a heathen.
Choose Version B if you’re hoping to be allowed into heaven.
Whatever version you select, I guarantee you’ll enjoy all of the entertaining herpetological offerings.
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AJ, thank you for this irreverent and intellectual intro – a perfect match for Adrian’s dual edition of HoH #12.
HoH #13 will return to the House of Herps home site, and will be hosted by Amber Coakley (me!) I have planned to host this edition since HoH #1, to take a look back on the first year of this celebration of amphibian and reptile life. I have some neat plans for #13, so be sure to send in your posts.