Wednesday, 19 November 2008

I'm taking this one from Silver Fox, who tagged these five categories of people: 1. Any geologist, 2. Anyone who has driven the Alcan, in either direction, 3. Anyone who has lived north of the Arctic Circle, 4. Anyone who hates moving, 5. Anyone who considers themselves an artist. I wasn’t going to do this, but I happen to fall in four of the five categories (I love moving!), so I took it as a sign that I should participate.

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:

(Let's see, 10 years ago was 1998.)

1. Completing my Master’s Degree.

2. Deciding to move to Kotzebue, Alaska (north of the Arctic Circle).

3. Lost my father to cancer.

4. Frequent Contra Dancing.

5. Reading lots of science fiction/fantasy novels (but this one applies to nearly every decade I’ve been alive)

5 things on my to-do list today:

1. work on my thesis

2. do some laundry

3. work on my thesis

4. eat some food

5. work on my thesis

and did I mention that I need to be finishing up my thesis?

5 snacks I love:

1. Fresh bread, straight out of the oven, with real butter.

2. Fresh raspberries (only one more month till they are in season!)

3. Mild cheese, esp. ricotta.

4. Salad made with fresh spinach, cucumber, avocado, grated carrot, tomato, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sprouts, and a sprinkle of “tasty nutritional yeast”.

5. Home-made cake batter or cookie dough made with real butter, fresh eggs, and less sugar than most recipes call for (yah, kind of weird for a metamorphic petrologist to not want to ruin a perfectly good cookie by putting it in the oven, but there you go)

5 things I would do if I was a millionaire:

1. Build myself a small stone “castle” (probably only a tower keep), using six different pretty metamorphic rock types, spiralling them up the tower to give a barber-pole like effect with the change in rock types from one section to another.

2. Travel more.

3. Fund a scholarship for students interested in studying geology who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to go to Uni.

4. Learn to parasail—just think all the fun of climbing the mountain, without the wear and tear on the knees for the hike back down.

5. Fund my own research instead of needing to apply for grants.

More than 5 places I've lived:

1. Japan.

2. Germany.

3. Crete.

4. Several of the “lower 48” states.

5. Alaska.

6. British Columbia.

7. Tasmania.

5 jobs I've had

1. Baker.

2. Teaching geo labs.

3. Book Store clerk.

4. Massage therapist.

5. Graduate Research.

5 rocks I love:

(For geologists or any others who also want to add rocks.)

1. Garnet phoroblast schists.

2. Anything with nice large, pretty, igneous or metamorphic crystals

3. Rocks displaying crenulation cleavage

4. Rocks displaying flow banding

5. Mylonites

5 categories of people I'll tag (because I hit only four of Silver Fox’s five, I thought I’d pick five that apply to me, just to see if any of you manage them all, but only one is sufficient to play…):

1. Anyone who has lived in more than one country.

2. Anyone who likes deformed rocks.

3. Anyone with a love of mountains.

4. Anyone who loves moving.

5. Anyone who appreciates the art/beauty in science.

1 comment:

Silver Fox said...

I'm sorry to hear about your father. That must have been tough.

I forgot mylonites as a favorite rock?? Oh, no!

I love avocados, too, and most cheese - and the castle idea sounds really neat.