12 June 2010 @ 12:07 am
OMG -- my profile is being taken over by ring-tailed lemurs! This thrills me; prosimians are an especial favorite of mine. Love, love, love lemurs. Y'all don't know it but the primatology side of biological anthropology is what sucked me into archaeology. It's especially appropriate to have lemurs cavorting on my profile. :)

Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] colls, [livejournal.com profile] casett, and anonymous for the lemurs. A belated thank you to [livejournal.com profile] casett, [livejournal.com profile] hils, and anonymous for the glitterati sunglasses -- and to [livejournal.com profile] ohfreckle, [livejournal.com profile] jehnt, and [livejournal.com profile] casett for the milk & cookies. Sure would be nice to thank those generous anonymous-es by name. Just sayin'.

While I'm dealing with the "I'm running behind" issues, I still owe some comments on the Days 2 & 3 meme entries. I will try to get to it tomorrow but I'm up against a creativity block and need to spend some time working on entries for [livejournal.com profile] starwars_lims and tomorrow is the much anticipated world-premiere of Stonehenge Apcalypse. I suspect I'll be fangirling with [livejournal.com profile] hils and [livejournal.com profile] harper47 in eager anticipation while waiting for news to trickle out from the Supernatural convention happening in Barcelona.

I expect to be less than useless tomorrow.
07 June 2010 @ 01:09 pm
1. Fake Chicken Breakthrough? -- I'm not necessarily a fan of fake meats but I own that they're very handy for a vegetarian who is trying to feed veggie-phobic omnivores. Though how anyone can not love brussels sprouts and eggplant and squash? I don't know because they are all super-delicious.

I tend to stick with crumbles or veggie sausage because they do a good job of approximating ground meats but I'm all for any product that reduces the number of animals killed in our farming industry. Even if it's highly processed. A word of caution, there's some verbiage in the article towards the bottom of the first page that might be upsetting if you're squeamish about meat coming from organic bodies.

2. Ancient cemetery in York could be Roman gladiators -- Sweet! And potentially a treasure trove of information. I hope I'll get to see some articles about this find.

3. Worst kept secret: Apple has a new generation of the iPhone. I stopped listening when they brought up the guy to announce that Farmville will now be an App. *rolls eyes* Steve Jobs is looking mighty thin. I hope he's continuing to do well; pancreatic cancer is a wicked nasty cancer.

4. Look for sign-ups for [livejournal.com profile] sg1_lims to open up tomorrow evening!!!!!!
18 February 2010 @ 03:44 pm
I won't say that it's an entirely done deal but I had a 2.5 hour meeting today with a good friend (whom I owe a really nice meal out and undying gratitude) and the board of a local archaeology non-profit. They need someone to be in charge of field labs, who can program in VBA, and who has experience as a material culture analyst. It has been a reeeeeeeeally long time since I was paid to be an archaeologist but I appear to meet their needs. It's contract work, which is not something I've enjoyed in the past, but the work that the foundation is doing is fascinating and it would be working for the public good so I am willing to reconsider.
Current Mood: ecstatic
25 October 2006 @ 03:25 pm
Sorry to spam today except...NOT!

The Houston Museum of Natural Science appears to have scored a major coup and is bringing Lucy to the U.S.! I'm...gob-smacked. And SO happy that I just bought us a membership.

I take back every mean thought I had about the lousy presentation of the Royal Tombs of Ur show back in August. HMNS? I love you!

(info originally posted here by [livejournal.com profile] rhyolight04 in [livejournal.com profile] archaeological)
Current Mood: bouncy
24 October 2006 @ 10:51 am
Finally! I found the LJ archaeologists! :)

Before this gets lost in my squee: [livejournal.com profile] shovelbums is all about making connections for archaeology work. [livejournal.com profile] moonshayde? [livejournal.com profile] ciaracat? Bueller? ;-) I think there are a couple of people on my f-list to whom this might appeal. Actually, it appeals to ME but I've dropped out of the life of shovelbum and become a far more boring person.

For those who would rather wear their archaeological pride, I found [livejournal.com profile] arch_icons. I will shortly be dithering over which icons to replace. Damn it, LJ, would it be so awful to sell me another 100 icon spots? I'd pay for the pleasure.

ETA: Heh - and if the first picture here on this post doesn't disabuse folks of the notion that archaeology is a glamorous and exciting profession, I don't know what will! Actually, archaeolgy is an exciting profession but there's a lot of muck involved and comfort isn't a priority.
Current Mood: jubilant
08 August 2006 @ 10:03 am
On today's calendar?

Visiting the Royal Tombs of Ur at the Museum of Natural Science. Yay! [livejournal.com profile] jalabert knows how much this thrills my soul -- and is probably grateful that she isn't part of this trip.

Sadly, no photos allowed so there will be no pics to add to my collection of photos of Sumerian and Assyrian art at the Met. Joe will earn his sainthood, I'm sure. He's so wonderfully patient with my glacial-melt pace when in exhibits.

ETA: Hope the little prim'ta's vet appointment went well today, [livejournal.com profile] jalabert!
Current Mood: excited