Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Drunk on Geology - #2: Aftershock

What better alcohol to follow up last entry's Earthquake with than this liqueur - After Shock.

This is a product of the Jim Beam company with several varieties. The main one I am aware of (and the one pictured above) is the Hot and Cool Cinnamon version. It is a rather strong drink (80 Proof) with a strong cinnamon taste. Nice as a shooter and great sugar crystals when everything is all done.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Star Wars Intro to My Dissertation Defense

As some people may know I have been very busy working on my PhD Dissertation, causing me to rather neglect this blog. I did, however, pass my dissertation defense last Friday (November 22nd), so hopefully I will have a little more free time. The title of my defense was Behavioral evolutionary studies of graphoglyptid trace fossils through the geologic record.

When I give a presentation I like to have a little fun with it. So there were several little jokes and me-isms scattered throughout my defense. The most notable though would be my introductory slide (after the title slide) which played the following clip. I am attaching it here for those of my friends and colleagues who couldn't make it to my defense.

I hope you enjoy it.