Happy 2012!

Jan. 2nd, 2012 03:34 pm
hazelbite: (OTHER: Archaeology rocks)
Happy New Year everyone!

Even-numbered years tend to be awesome ones for me and so this time, I have made a New Year resolution for the first time in ... I can't even remember.


Aiming for Fall '13 at UC Davis in Archaeology, emphasis in historical especially Gold Rush era California. It's my favorite :D

My second choice is Sacramento State, just in case, I hope it doesn't come to that because I really love Davis :D

So, my to-do list is quite scary:

- Three letters of recommendation (two lined up so far but I have not asked yet)
- A writing sample (not sure if I can use one from my current project since it has two names on it)
-Graduate Record Examination scores (DAMN YOU GRE I think this will be the most difficult part)
- Statements of purpose and research interests (oh man I don't even know where to begin)
- Curriculum vita (easiest part aside from the following...)
- Academic transcripts

Deadline for all these is January 15 (except for the transcripts which are December 15)

ONE YEAR TO PREPARE... and I know it is going to fly by.

Not actually too worried about writing a thesis since winning Nano, so yay!

I wish I could go back to college?

hazelbite: (ATLA: Mad Skillz)
The article I co-wrote for the SCAs this past summer is available online!

The Commune Era of Olompali: Challenging our Assumptions of the Hippie Lifestyle

(It's an online PDF file, just fyi)

My first paper, I'm very excited and hopefully it will get some responses :D
hazelbite: (ATLA: Mad Skillz)
 Got an awesome summer job that couldn't have come at a better time!

I'll be in Owen's Valley doing survey work and possibly excavation (I didn't know they had an excavation going as well until a few minutes ago) for three sessions! This is going to look FANTASTIC on my resume :D

So yes, off to the summer heat tomorrow morning and then back in ten days slightly crisper than before!


Jun. 29th, 2011 09:17 pm
hazelbite: (ATLA: Mad Skillz)
 Just submitted my first paper to be published!

It's going to be in the 2011 Proceedings of the Society for California Archaeology and is titled “The Commune Era of Olompali: Challenging Our Assumptions of the Hippie Lifestyle”

I was going to post the abstract but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to yet so I won't, just in case :D

So exciting!


Jul. 10th, 2010 06:39 pm
hazelbite: (SG1: Have gate will travel)
So I haven't posted here in a while but seeing as how I'm leaving tomorrow morning FOR FIELD SCHOOL I figured I'd better post something!

So. I'm leaving for Santa Barbara tomorrow! Got most everything packed and then it's off to field school! I'll be back August 21st, will probably only have internet on the weekends, but we're camping next to the beach and it's FIELD SCHOOL!

This is step number 2 in Finding Liz A Job In Her Field (TM) and I'm feeling hopeful that this will help me find something with a CRM company when I get back (which is step number 3) :D

Plus, camping for six weeks? AWESOME.
hazelbite: (SC: Zabagabe)
So last month I took the Census test and got 100% but hadn't heard anything for a while...

Then I got a call two days ago and they not only want me to train to be a census taker but they want me to train to be a crew leader.

I can barely believe it...I have no supervisor type experience so this is a huge surprise!

Training starts April 12th and I'm looking forward to it :D

The best part is that it lasts eight weeks so it ends the week before my field school will start.

CAN'T WAIT FOR FIELD SCHOOL... I finally get all those archaeology skills I so desperately need :D
hazelbite: (OTHER: Archaeology rocks)
Here is an abstract of an article about the artifacts I'm currently helping to catalog.

It's not the whole article, so I'm trying to figure out how to get the rest of it!

Olompali State Historic Park: The Chosen Family Hippie Commune

hazelbite: (OTHER: Ruby slippers)
So I'm at my internship reading through a 2001 article about Sir Francis Drake and how he may have landed in Point Reyes in 1579 and there's this quote: "Like Brigadoon, the mythical village that appeared out of the Scottish mists once in a century, the spit and the cove appear for 10 years, then vanish for about 53 years before reappearing."

So maybe not everyone will appreciate this but I thought it was amusing to see a newspaper mention Brigadoon considering I hardly ever hear about it otherwise :D

www.sfgate.com archive 2001/07/18

Wacky fun!

Feb. 10th, 2009 05:18 pm
hazelbite: (SC: No good)
Okay, wow. For not being in school for a while, things still manage to be busy!

+ I found a second job! At Six Flags in Entertainment. Basically, I get to host animal shows and give out random facts about them. Also, occasionally escorting characters. I worked at Six Flags Fright Fest back in '02 and it was the most fun I've ever had at a job, so I am very much looking forward to this one! Orientation on the 21st, park opens the 28th!

+ I get to catalog artifacts again! I'm an intern at Olompali State Historic Park and one of the days I showed up they were going through a bunch of artifacts that had recently been de-asbestosed (de-asbestized? Either way, they don't have asbestos anymore, lol) and I got to talking with the state archaeologist there and he invited me to help him with the rest of the project! There is an article HERE with more info about it! I am SO looking forward to next Tuesday :D

+ I AM GOING TO SEE WICKED NEXT THURSDAY IT IS FINALLY SINKING IN OMG IT'S GOING TO BE AMAZING. We've had the tickets since last October but now that it's only a week away I'm all Squeeeeee! about it at random times.

+ Going to Reno for Valentine's Day to see Toxic Audio with The Boyfriend. Can't wait for this either, it's been YEARS since I've been to Reno plus we get to see a show! Rock.

+ Going shopping on Monday with my grandma, aunt, mom, and sisters for my mom's birthday! We always have a good time :D

- Our water is getting turned off tomorrow for pipe repairs or something like that, so I gotta go finish my laundry now!
hazelbite: (BTTF: Marty)
So, we leave Monday morning, we're going to stock up on food today, I'm packing now, mostly because I won't have much time this weekend considering I'll be out of town for the last weekend of the show, and I still haven't heard back from the guy running the field school. Which, by the way, I'm leaving for the day after we get back from the roadtrip, lol.


Anyway, I can't wait to see Seattle, camping on the way up and the way back, AND stopping at Crater Lake because, omg, I've always wanted to see it and now I finally get to!

Spent much of last night marking up maps with different colored highlighters and printing out directions and things!

I have my PARTY CAR playlist on my iPod all set up and I just need to update it!

It was going to be three girls and one guy going, but now it's going to be a girl's only trip which is going to be awesome too.

Can't wait to hit the bars, and all that :D

Most likely found someone to take my room for two weeks while I'm gone to help pay for rent.

I changed the dates I'm going to Aug. 3-18 instead the entire month of August because, wow, EXPENSIVE. Thankfully didn't have to pay anything to change my flight!

I have to work on my resume at some point after I get back because I have two potential places that I'm looking at and I need to send an email, that reminded me O.o

But yay! for excavation experience, I really need it, so I get to add that and my conference from April.

I'll work at Kohl's until I find something better or, who knows, I might stay just on the weekends because I'm saving up for my trip to Europe next summer. Also going to try working at Six Flags fright fest again cause that was kickass the last time I did it :D

But yeah, ROADTRIP!!!!1


Mar. 18th, 2008 07:42 pm
hazelbite: (Default)
+ It seems like every time I go into the city, I fall even more in love with it.

My Historical Arch. class went to the Presidio on a field trip today...checked out the adobes and artifacts, including some slightly broken headstones which I went all :D!!! over. Plus, there was a really cool old-timey milk carton that I was intrigued by.

To top it all off, it was a GORGEOUS day, the bridge practically shone in the sunlight and it was the perfect Bay Area spring weather that I love so much.

+ Where am I going for Spring Break next week? Memphis! Will it all be fun and games? Nope, I'm presenting my paper at the Society for Applied Anthropology conference there and having minor freaks outs about it every so often.

But the good news is once that's over I get to visit Civil War battlefields, eat ribs, and, oh yeah, Graceland!

Then I'm flying into LAX instead of SFO and meeting friends for Disneyland...that park has become our spring break tradition!

Wait, what? Homework, you ask?

Oh yeah. That. :((((

+ Well, I've finally decided on a field school to spend the rest of my financial aid on for this summer. Look, ma! The Carribean!

I mostly picked it cause it was the cheapest and I still have to pay rent.

+ Am I really graduating this May? I can't believe it myself sometimes. I've got my cap and gown and pretty tassel all ready. The drunken revelry is being planned and the announcements are waiting to get sent out.


+ I've recced a few more things at the crack broom. Gotta get all of them in before I leave for spring break!

+ MMMmmm. Chocolate.
hazelbite: (Archaeology rocks)
I really want to go to this field school.

I just sent them an email and I'm crossing my fingers that it won't be too expensive for me.

Because seriously, how cool is mortuary archaeology? Here's me still on a search for an emphasis :D

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