That's been my answer for the last two days when anyone asks me what I'm doing. Whether it actually is what I'm doing at any given point, it's what I'm thinking. It's now due on Friday before I leave for Los Angeles, which isn't nearly as panic-worthy as being due on Thursday, but is still a respectably horrific state for a 15-page research paper on incredibly detailed minutiae about 2-million-year-old stone tools. If you ever thought that far antiquity must be vague because it's so hard to find out anything about it, I am here to tell you that is not the case. The less we know, the more we talk about the position of the 56-cm block of basalt in relation to the antelope horn fragments and how many toothmarks are in the bones located 37.2 meters to the northeast.
So. Paper. For the second night in a row I'm sitting in the drafty study room of my house*, bundled up in hoodie and blanket and hobo gloves, dazedly drinking tea and flipping through a stack of books, articles, notes, and a French-English dictionary which is just what I suppose I deserve for picking a site found by a French dude. There's a picture tacked to the wall in front of me, of me as a stick figure holding a book titled âSome Fucking Thing About Old Rocksâ. I got cold a few minutes ago and pulled my hood over my head. Then I realized that my fingertips were the only part of my body really showing and colored them in with a purple marker so I could be a slightly grape-scented ninja.
When I minimize the window in which I'm writing my paper, it shows up in my taskbar with my paper title somewhat truncated. It's the Acheulean, really, but what it calls itself is âOldowan-Acheâ. The first time I saw it it was like a revelation. I do have an Oldowan Ache. It hurts me right in the sleep gland.
*This is now a lie. I'm currently getting ready for bed and obsessing to my roommate about how tiny raisin toast is more delicious than normal-sized raisin toast. I wrote this post earlier, in the study room, where I didn't bring my wireless internet card so that I wouldn't distract myself writing blog entries.Posted by dianna at December 6, 2006 01:04 AM