The KZ is begging me to come outside and play.

I will be locked in the thesis dungeon for the next few days.

I will not be posting nor looking at or thinking about tumblr for a few days.

You will be rewarded with witty thesis banter and thin section images!

Goodbye!

Here’s where archaeology took me this summer (from the last week of June to the last week of August):

Pennsylvania

Ohio

Illinois

Indiana

Missouri

Arkansas

Oklahoma

Texas

New Mexico

Arizona

Nevada

Oregon

California

Louisiana

Tennessee

Kentucky

West Virginia

wanderingpine:

casethejointfirst:

aehtela:

catsandrocks

Notice how there’s nothing in the Big Bend? That’s because it’s a miserable swamp.

Hey!  We’re not a miserable swamp, only a mildly inconvenient swamp thank you!

For all my rage towards that place, I really do love it. It’s a very peaceful place. Except for the alligators, mosquitos, wild hogs, scary locals, and eerie blackwater rivers, of course. It really is a fantastic place, so much natural and human history.

wanderingpine:

casethejointfirst:

aehtela:

catsandrocks

Notice how there’s nothing in the Big Bend? That’s because it’s a miserable swamp.

Hey! We’re not a miserable swamp, only a mildly inconvenient swamp thank you!

For all my rage towards that place, I really do love it. It’s a very peaceful place. Except for the alligators, mosquitos, wild hogs, scary locals, and eerie blackwater rivers, of course.


It really is a fantastic place, so much natural and human history.

aehtela:

catsandrocks

Notice how there’s nothing in the Big Bend? That’s because it’s a miserable swamp.

aehtela:

catsandrocks

Notice how there’s nothing in the Big Bend? That’s because it’s a miserable swamp.

I want to start a new 24-hour chain restaurant called Offal House. Who’s with me?

In preparation for my “All-Weekend-Finish-It-or-You’re-Totally-Screwed Thesis Writing Session,” aehtela made this sign for me as a general warning to my family.

In preparation for my “All-Weekend-Finish-It-or-You’re-Totally-Screwed Thesis Writing Session,” aehtela made this sign for me as a general warning to my family.

Texas only takes a liberal approach towards two things: Traffic laws and the use of ranch dressing.

catsandrocks:

International UFO Museum, Roswell NM


(They did XRF analysis on some of the “flying saucer” wreckage 😍)

Posted to wrong blog!

Turns out XRF research CAN be fun!

Driving through Nevada on our way back to Texas, we took the Extraterrestrial Highway past Nellis Air Force Base and Area 51. I contributed to the Extraterrestrial Highway sign, and we stopped off at the Little A’Le’Inn (featured in the movie “Paul.” I’ve been frantically writing in the car whenever we’re moving.

Fun!