Why, yes, yes I am jazzed. Whyever do you ask??
Some stuff I hope to work in: Dust bunnies and the Crescent terrane (but briefly of course). The Cordilleran ice sheet and the SLU mammoth. Vomiting volcanoes and prodigious progradation. The Green, White and Black. The bright side of our PCB ppbs. Why this picture keeps me up at night:
It’s going to be so radical.
Doesn’t it feel like you’ve always been waiting for it??
Yeah I should probably register that microscope software.
The top photo is the hunk of quartz I’m going to carve up for the inestimable Boy Sam, who took me out to see the hallowed Phyllite Pile this weekend. This is the smaller of two pieces that I’m going to clean up with a steel carbide pick and etcher (thanks Fred Meyer 50% off tool sale!). The picture on the bottom is a close-up of some feldspar that showed up on some of the quartz chunks; microcline?
I feel like I mention “landfill sampling” fairly often without ever providing any context. So I took this photo the other day to help build a mental image.
In other news, if you’re dying to, you can download my thesis proposal here.