Saturday, July 26, 2008

One of my favorite geoblog posts ever...

From here. A snippet:

Volcanoes were here before we snotty, ungrateful hydrocarbons metamorphosed from the goo, and volcanoes will be here after we're gone. They're not always perfect, but they work their calderas off to provide us with a hospitable surface environment. Punk metazoans oughta show a little more respect.

Pay special attention to the comments.

Then check out the response and it's comments. Oh, what fun!

And another.

And the post that started my geoblog reading in the first place? Here. And well worth the time to click on it. Again, pay attention to the comments.

And for my physics/astronomy-loving readers, enjoy.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

We're moving!

We thought the army would leave us here for awhile. We were wrong. Darrell will soon be receiving orders to Colorado. His report date is a month or so after he comes home, but it's in the middle of the academic year. I'll be doing my student teaching, so the boys and I will stay here while he heads out to the next place.

We're pretty excited. I miss the mountains! I'll be on the lookout for a teaching job, preferably at the college/university level but also middle/high schools in the area.

And the best part? My best friend is moving there this week! So, while she's leaving me now, hopefully she can save me a house next door to move into in about ten months.