The Musical Archaeologist

Just sent out my resume to three CRM companies that want me on their upcoming projects. I haven’t committed to any because their time tables are still up in the air, but I’m really excited! I will probably go with the projects in Soquel and at Stanford since they’re really close to me, but I’ll might take the Sacramento project if it fits with my schedule. The third company that hired me for today’s job indicated they have a few projects available soon, too; just not sure where and when those will be.

Either way, I think I may be gainfully employed enough in the next few months that I’ll have to quit the camp for post season. Maybe for the last week of the regular season, too. I’m not saying anything to them until I’m absolutely sure I’m on a project though. Really hope I get enough work to finally pay off my credit card debt and buy a decent work truck!

Only worked half a day at the Monterey job today. The work that was supposed to be monitored was canceled as the construction crew reviews their plans on that side of the airport runway. At least my new supervisors were able to go over my hiring paperwork and give me a brief introduction to how they want fieldwork conducted. I don’t consider that a wasted trip!

Who knew a small airport could be so confusing to navigate! It seems all airports are designed this way to detour terrorists or lost archaeologists.

wtf-fun-factss:

Ireland during the medieval times - WTF fun facts

wtf-fun-factss:

Ireland during the medieval times WTF fun facts

(via archaeosoutherngal)

jangojips:

drunkarchaeology:

This is the pilot episode of the Drunk Archaeology podcast, and features guests Profs. Eric Poehler and Francesca Tronchin as they spend an hour talking about the history and archaeology of Pompeii. NSFW for language. Download or stream for free. (Note on the audio: After 10 minutes, the primary audio recording software cut out, so the balance of the podcast is mastered from the back-up iPhone recording. We’ll use different software next time.) “Morning After” special feature follows immediately after the podcast ends. Tronchin also adds an addendum: “Between the time Spinazzola’s manuscript got bombed in Milan and Aurigemma reconstituted it, Spinazzola actually died!”

Super NSFW….they talk about ancient safety penises. I wonder how long we can consistently go into an archaeology podcast before a penis happens? Archaeologists see more penises than anyone should. It’s one of those things nobody ever tells you. 

Kind of hard not to when it comes to Pompeii. I recently watched an interesting documentary on the blatant advertisement of sex throughout the city. Major homes had commissioned mosaics and paintings of men and women having sex in a variety of poses. Graffitied penises and other body parts covered a couple public walls, too. There were even carved signs of penises pointing to the nearest brothel! One theory I heard was Pompeii was Rome’s Las Vegas or Miami, a vacation spot where all your fantasies could come true.

jangojips:

drunkarchaeology:

This is the pilot episode of the Drunk Archaeology podcast, and features guests Profs. Eric Poehler and Francesca Tronchin as they spend an hour talking about the history and archaeology of Pompeii. NSFW for language. Download or stream for free. (Note on the audio: After 10 minutes, the primary audio recording software cut out, so the balance of the podcast is mastered from the back-up iPhone recording. We’ll use different software next time.) “Morning After” special feature follows immediately after the podcast ends. Tronchin also adds an addendum: “Between the time Spinazzola’s manuscript got bombed in Milan and Aurigemma reconstituted it, Spinazzola actually died!”

Super NSFW….they talk about ancient safety penises. I wonder how long we can consistently go into an archaeology podcast before a penis happens? Archaeologists see more penises than anyone should. It’s one of those things nobody ever tells you. 

Kind of hard not to when it comes to Pompeii. I recently watched an interesting documentary on the blatant advertisement of sex throughout the city. Major homes had commissioned mosaics and paintings of men and women having sex in a variety of poses. Graffitied penises and other body parts covered a couple public walls, too. There were even carved signs of penises pointing to the nearest brothel! One theory I heard was Pompeii was Rome’s Las Vegas or Miami, a vacation spot where all your fantasies could come true.

Got two more job offers today! One project from the CRM company that hired me two years ago and another two from a company my friend’s brother works for. They all may start up around the same time, but I may end up taking the later two projects. Both are closer to home (so I don’t pay for a motel) and I don’t think I’ll be waiting several months for my paycheck.

Plus I’d get to work at Stanford! Hope this bid goes through because I’ll be wearing my SJSU shirts throughout the entire project. Suck it, you rich, connected bastards! (No offense to any Cardinal followers. Just enjoying the minor rivalry. And eventually we will kick your asses on the football field! CAL… You’re next!)

did-you-kno:

Video games have been proven to be a more efficient method of overcoming depression than counseling among teens.
Source

Works for adults too. Instant gratification and stress release!

did-you-kno:

Video games have been proven to be a more efficient method of overcoming depression than counseling among teens.

Source

Works for adults too. Instant gratification and stress release!

(via historyechoes)