19 February 2008

Brief update

Posted by Jessica Ball

Apologies for the lack of posting…being flattened by the latest bug wasn’t what I had planned for this week. Fortunately, I managed to spend a productive weekend working with my undergrad advisor on the paper we’re hoping to publish before I head off to grad school.

Thursday I’m flying to Seattle for the first of my grad school visits. I made sure to get a window seat on the plane – though I can’t remember which side – and I’ll hopefully be able to get some good photos while I’m flying across the country.

And, of course, I’m looking forward to seeing the Cascades for the first time. Lahar hazards aside, I think it’s very cool that Mount Rainier is visible from the city – what volcanologist wouldn’t want to wake up to that kind of view? (I’m probably going to end up with a few dozen shots of Rainier on the camera by the end of the trip, but hey, that’s what 1GB memory cards are for.)