March 14, 2012

Thesis Survival with Geokittehs

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

A sample Geokitteh photo. Bug Girl's cat Pandora demonstrates a normal fault.

My thesis defense is in exactly one month. That’s right: I’ll be defending my thesis on Friday, April 13th. Friday the 13th! Honestly, it feels very surreal that I will be defending in a month. I’m excited, nervous, happy, anxious, confident, and worried all at once. I’m working long hours finishing up my defendable draft, so I probably won’t have much time for posting on Georneys other than my weekly Monday Geology Picture. However, after I hand in my final thesis draft in early May, I plan to revive the dormant Geology Word of the Week and also write up a couple of longer posts that I have been¬† musing about for awhile. So, stay tuned for that.

The next month of thesis preparation will be challenging, but there’s one thing that I know will help me survive: Geokittehs. What is Geokittehs, you may be wondering? Geokittehs is a ridiculous blog about geology and cats. I think it’s best explained on the About Geokittehs page. Basically, I started Geokittehs with my friend Dana Hunter so that I would not post too many cat pictures here on Georneys. My husband and I have two gorgeous, long-haired cats that probably have some Norwegian Forest Cat in them, and I am constantly photographing them in adorable poses. If I didn’t have other outlets for posting cute cat pictures (Facebook and Geokittehs), I’m afraid cat pictures might sneak on to Georneys more often, and I’m not sure AGU would want to host a cat blog.¬† I promise to keep Georneys (mostly) cat-free, but I plan to do quite a bit of posting on Geokittehs over the next month as I wrap up my thesis. So, if you like cats and geology and cat-themed geology puns, feel free to head over to Geokittehs to check out the posts. I actually have a small backlog of photos to post since I neglected to check the Geokittehs email for a few months. Sorry about that if you sent an email! I’ll try to post the backlog over the next week or so. If you would like to submit a Geokitteh photo, you may do so by emailing geokittehs at gmail. Please do send as many cat pictures as you want. You’ll be doing a good deed by helping me survive my thesis, and hopefully other cat-loving geologists will find the Geokittehs posts entertaining.