Sunday, June 22, 2008

Daddy's Assistant

Grace is so smart. Maybe she'll be a paleontologist like her Dad.At least she likes video games like her Dad. You can't see it in the photo, but she was matching the cords up correctly.
We're going to Candy Mountain,


Friday, June 20, 2008

We're on a Bridge!

This is awesome.

So is this.

Put a banana in your ear,


Friday, June 13, 2008

Truck Bed B-B-Q

Yesterday I had to go out and monitor pipeline construction at the top of a cliff where there is a high probability of finding vertebrate fossils. Due to the inherent danger of having heavy machinery at the top of a 500 ft. cliff, I had to dress like this.

This is the view from the top, a little above where the actual excavation was taking place. My 4-Runner is the little red speck in the center.

I spent the morning with a group of Mexican laborers watching a couple of track hoes move a lot of dirt and rock. We talked and had a good time. The American higher-ups show up from wherever they were a little before noon and say "Come on Paleo, it's lunch time!" So I climb back down the cliff where they've arranged all the pick-ups with the tail gates down and facing each other. (Incidentally, my 4-Runner was the only vehicle that wasn't a full size pick-up.) A few of the workers were busy grilling up some burgers and onions. They had a full on barbecue going complete with spicy Doritos and baked beans. Sorry I didn't get any photos of it. Life in the oil fields is great.

It's a sentimental lovely day,


Friday, June 06, 2008

Sunday, June 01, 2008

My Office

This is where I work.

Flower Arrangement

Paper Weight
My Cubicle
Larry and Ed
Where the horse and the antelope play,