Thursday, June 01, 2006

History, Ancient and Modern

I had an odd dream last night involving dinosaurs. I've never been a huge dinosaur buff, really. It's incredible to me that, millions of years ago, some dinosaur built nests in the same area where Sam and I now take our evening constitutionals, but I've never done any research into which varieties inhabited the Midwest. I suspect that there's probably an eight year old in my neighborhood who could tell me all about it. (Precocious Neighborhood Child didn't know but was amused that I asked.)

Let's just say that the interview went very very well and I suspect that I am going to have a truly lovely fall semester. Several of the aspects of my work cited as great weaknesses by the Gang of Four (tm) were praised today as my greatest assets. Oh for a video camera... Where's Big Brother when you need him?

3 comments:

Jason266 said...

I think your job interview acurately describes the difference between theoretical practice and real-world practice.

My reply to your dinosaurs questions...DINOSAURS GO ROAR!!!

Joe said...

It was kind of amazing to find out that some of the biggest finds of dinosaur bones have been in Montana and North Dakota. Huge cold-blooded animals surviving that far north... talk about yer climate change!

Alison said...

I am still considering it a personal mission to see the "Famous Mastadon Remains" that they found in Johnstown OH back in 1926. Last I heard they are at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, which means I may have seen them already, but nonetheless I feel a special trip is warranted. They are probably the last really exciting thing to come out of Johnstown...