Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Field work in Cincinnati...

I spent a week in Cincinnati doing my summer field work. I thought we were going to die! The temperatures were hovering around 112 degrees in the shade! There were several times I nearly passed out from the heat and dehydration. Thank goodness I'd thought to pack a cooler filled with tons of water and ice. The picture below shows you how hot it can see it in my face.

Here I am, down on the ground doing my thing. The pink dots are the locations of the organisms I study. They are marine organisms related to modern day starfish. I'm trying to figure out how they utilized the substrate. Just an FYI, but approximately 400 million years ago Cincinnati was ocean. The ground that I'm laying on is 400 million year old ocean floor.

Yep, geology is way too cool!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

I am the worst blogger ever!

I have been really busy lately trying to get my manuscript done and submitted to Palaios Journal. It's a requirement for graduation. The PhD Hooding Ceremony is May 12, 2011 and I have to have my dissertation defended by April.

I have also been trying to put out job applications. So far I have four out there. There will be more.

I also took some time to scrapbook my trip to England/France and enter the scrapbooks in the Tennessee Valley Fair. I won three blue ribbons!!

I'll try to keep up with the blog more. I still have some great photos to share from my trip as well as my field work in Cincinnati. Stay tuned!