Anyone who knows me probably knows how crazy I am about the Editor’s song Munich. It sort of evolved as an anthem for my travels to the UK and if you lived on my hall in Draime at Potsdam, you listened to me whistle it every morning in the shower. It was the first song I learned how to play on guitar. Needless to say I was stoked that they played the song at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Here it is for you to enjoy.
It’s been a busy month in California, hence my lack of updating.
Work at the the Lake Almanor Ranger Station is going great. Over the course of the past few weeks, our crew has managed to accomplish some quality work and we’ve covered a lot of ground. I’m making sure to keep my Flickr page updated with photos from time to time, be sure and check it out.
I just returned from the district’s PIT (Passport In Time) project in the Ishi Wilderness. Erin and I volunteered one of our days off to help the volunteers monitor a number of sites in one of the most beautiful and untamed spots of Northern California. This was my first PIT project. Overall, I’m really impressed by the PIT project mission and the amazing opportunity it provides for people with an interest in hands on archaeology. I will be commenting on it on Sexy Archaeology very soon.
The project also involved my first encounter with rock shelters and it proved to be just as much a learning experience for me as it was the volunteers.
Aside from work, I am still attempting to plan my summer trips around the west coast. I am really looking forward to my next trip to LA as well as a weekend in the Napa Valley. This coming weekend there are plans to head to the Pacific coast and visit Eureka and Arcata, two of my favorite destinations from my time here in the winter.
The more I think about it, the more I wouldn’t hate to do a bit of surfing either this summer. I haven’t attempted surfing since Puerto Rico in 2002, unless you count my half-hearted attempt and five second ride on Lake Ontario in 2005. I’m still pretty certain I’m the only person to ever surf Black Pond. 🙂
Bethany Frank with Voices of the Past have just published an interview I did for the website regarding Sexy Archaeology. The interview provided me with the opportunity to explain what the website is about and the future plans I have for the site. Finding time to update the website has proven to be a challenge between field work and CrossFit training, but I’m still very committed to the site and have big things planned for the future.
That’s all for now. Hope everyone is well and ready for summer.