Dusting off the ol’ blog (hopefully)

It’s been far too long since my last post. I had intended to take a week or two off during the holiday break, but that quickly turned into a third week. Which then was worsened by my working retail during the holiday season. And then there was the four day trip to Seattle for New Years where I got to spend the better part of New Years Day with the incredible Dana Hunter from En Tequila Es Verdad.

Yes.... Dana is just as awesome in real life as she is on the intertoobz.

I wish I could guarantee a regular blogging schedule, but this term is looking rather unforgiving in regards to my schedule. I’m only taking three classes: meteorites, physics 2, and calculus 2. However, all these classes are rather time intensive and require that I spend most of my waking hours working on them. Hell, I’m even feeling a twinge of guilt for writing this post.

With the start of this term I did receive some good, if not slightly anxiety-inducing, news. That meteorite I’ve been working on is part of my advisers’ wife’s paper about other meteorites that were found in the same area. The work I’ve done will be incorporated into the paper, and assuming I don’t drop the ball, I’ll be named coauthor on the paper! Which is really exciting and stressful all at the same time. The goal is to have the paper finished and submitted over the Spring break.

Factor in my moving to another part of Portland at the end of the month, and you have a very busy, very tired (and possibly cranky) Ryan. I am going to try and revive my Meteorite Monday posts, but I wanna make sure I’m putting out posts of quality and not just posting to post (if that makes sense). Since I am taking a course in meteorites this term, I should have plenty of material to write something that isn’t too time consuming on my end, but won’t seem hollow and trite on the readers end.

So, if you don’t see me updating and posting on an even somewhat regular basis, just know I haven’t forgotten about my blog. I’m probably in the meteorite lab or the bowels of the library learning integrals or the laws of thermodynamics.