Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hand of the Archaeologist

Bakers sift. Archaeologists screen.

(...This girl does both. And knows the effing difference.)
Serious Archaeologists do anything to preserve the wood.

(This one comes from Sev saying "do anything to preserve the wood!" as we extracted a beam from a post hole, which made this very Unserious Archaeologist giggle. Though not as much as when a visitor to the site later asked the hilarious question, "Did you get all that wood out of that hole?" ...Yes. Yes we did.)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Once, I lived by the river

I wake up to your simple song with each new morning
You sing me sleepward when the nighttime pulls me down...

I miss you, Hondo

So come and wrap your watery arms around me, river
And I'll forget that I ever loved another
You call me sweeter, hold me tighter, pull me under

And I miss your ice embrace within the desert

You're always changing 
in the same soothing formations

Someday steps will follow words and I'll return.
Well good!

Monday, June 20, 2011

"Oh, won't you meet me where the crazy horse catches your eye
where you can't fit any more dirt on me or more stars in the sky

my heart is full of joy sure as my feet are full of spines
for three short sweet weeks when the old mill I called mine"

--from "Meet Me At The Mill," an original song by a Serious Archaeologist [in training].
Serious Archaeologists do abs.
Seriously Important Fact: fresh-from-the-fryer handmade doughnuts only cost 70 cents at Michael's Kitchen. OH BOY!
Serious Archaeologists eat...

homemade fish tacos
homemade pizza
pasta puttanesca
banana bread
peanut butter cookies
carrot cake
chana masala 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Serious Archaeologists do not Munsell their poop; however, the thought does occur to them.
Serious Archaeologists are 27.

(Miss you already, April!)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Travellers ne'er did lie, though fools at home condemn 'em." (The Tempest, Act III Scene III). Hear, hear!
Serious Archaeologists don't give backtalk.

(Serious English Archaeologists don't give backchat.)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Archaeologists don't curse like sailors; sailors curse like archaeologists.
Serious Archaeologists absorb their nutrients from the dirt.