Saturday, June 12, 2010

Current Location

Well I decided to actually blog about current events for me. Right now I am in Haifa, Israel and have been for a month. I'm here on a Student Research Grant that is allowing me to work in an archaeological lab at the University of Haifa. I'm working on an assemblage of groundstone from the site Tel Ifshar that was excavated back in the 80s and 90s and these stones have basically been sitting in boxes in a store room since then. I first started working on them in the Fall of 2008 when I spend a semester studying abroad here in the University of Haifa as an internship. After I left no one did much work on them and they just kind of put them in boxes and worked on other things. So when they learned about the Research Grant that I could apply for they asked me to come back and work on the stones. So I applied with help from my advisor and Professor and I got it so here I am. I spend most days in the lab making a catalogue of the stones artifacts and describing them and measure them. The goal is to finish going through all of the stones before I return home so that my Professor and I can start working on a groundstone report that will added to the upcoming publication on the site. I'm really excited about this because to have my name in a publication as an undergraduate is really big and will look good on my resume for grand school and is just good practice in general.
So this is where I am...for now. I actually head back to the States on the 27th of June but in a rather roundabout way. I have flight out of Tel Aviv on the 27th to Istanbul where I have a several hour layover and then from there to London where I have an overnight layover and then early morning on the 28th I finally fly home. It will be good to be home since I've been away for 6 months now. I've been gone that long because I just spend this past spring semester studying abroad in the U.K. which was absolutely fantastic but I'll write about that later. Well I'm off to try and be productive for the rest of the day.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Some explanation required

So I thought I'd explain the name of my blog, I guess I could just leave everyone wondering or pass it off as random but there is a reason. It comes from a quote by the 4th Doctor "I'm not a party to any nonsense." as he is putting his hat on a suit of armour. I thought it quite appropriate since I'm a willing participant in all sorts of nonsense because I like to enjoy life and have fun. "There's no point being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes." as the 4th Doctor said is a statement I live by. Now I'm not always silly and childish, I can be quite mature and mannerly and professional when I need to be. So basically I can get along great with kids and then go socialize well with adults, I think my only problem is fitting it with people my age. Granted I have friends that I get along great with but they have to have similar interests otherwise I'm just the nice but kind of strange girl in the group of typical young people. Not that I really have a problem with this, I have my friends and they are what count and I don't really care what other people thing since I would like to think that I'm not normal because being unique is more fun! I guess I didn't tangent to far off the beginning of this post. So to wrap it up I am very much a party to nonsense when the time and place for it is right.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Where to begin?

Well you can't begin at the beginning because it could be the end or the middle because time isn't a strait line, it can twist into any shape it likes. But lets just start with the simple things...I'm a college student who likes to study abroad and travel in general. I like sewing and especially making period garb or costumes or clothing that is not normal today. I am very much obsessed with the British TV series Doctor Who the Classic and the new series. I am studying archaeology but I have a wide variety of interests. I'm not so sure why I started this blog beyond the fact that it sounded fun and I do so much that I thought it would be good to keep it recorded. Well there you go, that's where I've decided to start.