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Unitarian Universalist, Archaeologist, Putting the Q in LGBTQ, Virginia native. This is where I talk about work and life in the southwest.
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I've had this journal since Feb 24th, 2003. So since I was 17 years old. O_o;;; Now I'm 27, and it is high time to make it friends only. So yeah! Friends only and stuff, comment to be added!

link storage, phd musings

TRAP! by trowicia
I'm putting these things here, because since I dropped almost 200 dolla dolla billz on signing up for the GRE, I might as well put all my ducks in a row for PhD applications.

::sigh:: I kind of half expected that after the M.S. I'd be done with grad shenanigans, but I guess I'm ready to return to higher learnin. ::headdesk:: Because a PhD is going to get me where I want to be in the science (science!) community. I can't keep being your friendly neighborhood archaeologist forever. I need the skillz that killz to be a big wig climate modeler.

First choice skool:
UNM Earth and Planetary Sciences
Pros-More climate change/paleo classes, really welcoming faculty, well funded. Full funding for all PhD students. One of the top schools in geo.
Cons-Prereqs include Calc and Chem. Very competitive. Possibility of having to do another M.S. first.
Deadline-January 15

Second choice skool:
UT Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment
Pros-the profs I've been working with in Belize teach there, and they've been pressuring me to apply. Well funded, strong well known department.
Cons-geography isn't even a real science. Possible mathy prereqs?
Deadline- January 1.

Other options:
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/prospective
http://deptweb-p.nmsu.edu/~geology/ (M.S. Only)
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/es/study/doctoral (abroad???)
Or I could do FSU again? Swamp stuff is always fun for paleoclime.

::sigh:: and it begins again.....

an old but adorbs article

kill things
Sure, you might fail, or you might fall down. You also might LOVE it and succeed.

Only one way to find out…


http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2010/07/29/what-we-can-learn-from-the-greatest-video-game-of-all-time/

I'm not sure how I missed that article when it came out, but good god, I love me some Zelda and it gives me ALL the motivation! ;)

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the_samosaurus
Archaeologist, activist, dinosaur.

Sam-uh-sawr-uhs reks: (n) East coast queer Unitarian archaeologist transplanted to New Mexico. It's like some sort of sick comedy of errors. With karaoke.

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