Anti-Murphy's Law Day
Today we spent most of the day in Amman. As far as days go, this was definitely a great one. Everything just seemed to go right. After taking a 75 piaster bus to Amman and only a dinar cab ride to the Craft Souk in the morning, we enjoyed a stroll through the most artistic district of Amman. The little stalls were great to see and I bought a unique charm bracelet (hand crafted) for my best...
It’s kind of like we’ve never been gone, in a way. And yet so much is different. It’s only usually a few of us that still hang out together which is kind of nice, but strange. We’ve lost a member to all that stuff that goes with being “phony” IMO (for lack of a better word). At first I was mad and irritated. Especially because it seemed like I was being...
Firefighting and Archaeology go hand in hand
It was a tough day at site today, having to start slow by the North-south squatter wall. Especially because peel-and-probe is apparently harder than picking through four inches of sheet wash (shit wash). Who would’ve thought? In any case, when we noticed some neatly lined boulders that seemed to match up with a wall apparent from the lower southern baulk, we realized that we were finally...
Catheters & Shit
Today we cleaned up site. Our square’s clean-up pottery bucket contained mostly diagnostics. The students have already done an awesome job brushing the loose soil out. I think troweling needs some work. I don’t know if they know we usually never use the pointy end. We have a really enthusiastic group of students that are eager to find things (especially bones). I think they want to...
Today was probably the longest day (starting from the night before). Firstly, when the students finally came in last night their flight had been delayed so they missed their transfer flight from Heathrow. Second, their flight from Heathrow on another airlines was delayed and they arrived here by 2 a.m. Third, in the missing of the BMI flight, a few students’ suitcases didn’t make it...
The house chores have been a pretty good re-bonding experience for all of us returning. We had dinner at the new restaurant halfway up “The Hill” to our site; it’s called Adonis and is reminiscent of the hotel built into the Ottoman Village near Petra. It’s also built in an Ottoman style house, which used to be the old dig house. Madaba’s Best closed down since...
It never fails to amuse me when I’m on the phone with a friend who is watching the exact same channel with me, and I know my reception is two seconds ahead because I can hear the exact same line right after I see it.
Getting a haircut
Why do hairdressers always have the worst hair?
Blood Red Road
Spoilers Ahead I think it’d be difficult to understand what exactly I loved about this teen book. Firstly, I guess I should say, it’s not an average teen book. I mean, sure there’s a new post-apocalyptic and dystopian teen book every week, but they all usually start and end with angst and the most annoyingly dominant love story ever. Blood Red Road threw me off first because of the prose. Not...
Let’s just say the lack of carpet matches the lack of drapes.– Stephen Colbert (LOL)
It sure don’t look like much. Two bits of brown leather wrapped around...– Saba and Pinch, Blood Red Road