It’s Althouse.Blogspot.com’s birthday! #8 to be exact, and she beat ArchaeoBlog by a mere 8 days. I wonder if I’ll remember this blog’s birthday on the 22nd? Probably not, I think I remembered it once before this. OTOH, now that I’ve actually looked it up a few days in advance, maybe I’ll do something special. . . .like, inserting a jpg of a birthday cake. You know, something special.
FWIW, I’ve been working on my second survey report. The place I’ve been doing some work for has been letting me (ha! more on that later) write up the reports on some of the projects I’ve done — in addition to acting as the field supervisor or only person doing it — and the first couple were monitoring things so the reports were fairly brief. I learned on the last one that survey reports need to be much more detailed and have a LOT more background, though they tell me that eventually all of them will probably need to be quite extensive, this coming from the State office. So, there needs to be background on the local history, prehistory, geomorphology and soils, geology, blah blah blah, in addition to the data from the actual shovel probes. My first one I kinda screwed up — well, scratch that, I did screw it up — by forgetting to insert the actual probe data and leaving in the old data from a different project whose final report I was using as a template. And it got submitted! Oops. So this one I’m doing now is taking a while because I’m making sure every i is dotted and every t crossed. Part of the problem with the last one was, in addition to it being my first full survey report, I had a couple other projects going at the same time and it was a bit much for a newbie. But, eh, that’s part of the learning process, I guess.
Anyway, congrats to Althouse! Another Badger in the blogosphere. Maybe we should call it the BadgerSphere!
UPDATE: Comment by a reader: Lastly, as someone who has tried, and given up numerous times- I salute your dogged ability to keep writing….everyday. Even with a day job.
Ha! It’s also known as OCD. . . .