Friday, January 27, 2006


anyway, lately i've been thinking that the only thing that's been geting me out of bed is 'its excellency the looming thesis' also known as 'the chip on k's shoulder'.

everybody else seemed to be victims of their apala conference papers/presentations today...cara didn't even turn any noise on.
me? i had fun calculating the relationships between the percentages of human remains, vessels and small finds in each of the levels in Tomb 1...if only i knew how many imports in each as well. i bet it makes perfect sense to you, eh? eh?

nisse gave me a drawing of alice and the caterpillar (a copy of one from 1904).
chris m. gave me a ring from atlanta to gloat about how much he loves his new job.

oh and if you haven't heard already, meagan has joined the blogging community;-) m. check out boris akunin's detective novels (tzarist russia).


Sunday, January 22, 2006


now that's what i call inventive recycling! apparently these were discarded books from the stanford all know what i think about ppl who throw away books, so i won't rant here.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

new love

i'm in love with hayao miyazaki films. i've seen several in the last few weeks thanks to the tcm channel and they've now joined other dvds and books on my very long wish list;-) i always forget i'm watching an animation and just sit there with my mouth open!
the one on top is from 'porco rosso', a huge favourite, not in the least due to miyazaki's love of old planes (which i share). and i don't know of anyone else who could make a flying pig believable.
i've seen 'spirited away' and 'pricess minonoke' before i knew anything about studio ghibli and loved them but i think i like the 1980s films the best. if i could only get my hands on the storyboards...apparently they publish them in japan as comic books.
this one is from 'my neighbour totoro', which is more a children's movie. but extremely charming and not corny at all. and as always there are strong female characters and concern for the evironment. i think it's set in the 30s, judging by adults' hairstyles. and the little girls' father is an archaeologist!

miyazaki-san just turned 65 this month. hope he lives to a 130 and keeps making movies to his last breath!


Friday, January 20, 2006

make me happy

o.k. so you know how when you go to comment there are 3 options there: a) blogger b) other c) anonymous?
well, how about you start commenting as 'other'. that way you don't have to have a password and i get to know who's commenting here...
sounds like a good deal, hah?
i think so too.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Monday, January 16, 2006

book travel

Beauty and the Book

this is the exhibition i visited last summer when in jerusalem...the link will take you to a virtual tour.
i wanted to live in there.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

reread this afternoon

in a man's life

In a man's life
the first temple is detroyed and the second temple is destroyed
and he must stay in his life,
not like the people that went into exile
far away,
and not like God,
who simply rose to higher regions.

In a man's life
he resurrects the dead in a dream
and in a second dream he buries them.

-- Yehuda Amichai

(some consider him the greatest poet in hebrew lit.)

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Princess Royal Patricia D'Nisse

so yesterday opened what is to be a birthday week for nisse. lots of ppl showed up. unfortunately none of them had a camera. so this is from ages ago when she still had rapunzel hair.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


there was a prof. lecturing in the classroom next to the library who sounded just like jim carey doing stefano, the scientist in 'lemony snicket's the series of unfortunate events' !!!
that must be where jim got his inspiration...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Monday, January 09, 2006

another day in the lab

today cara played with her bones and the microscope...

while k. played with the camera...she's addicted to that thing

cara's scape goat, scapie, looked on with a sardonic yet kindly eye...check out her swanky new scarf!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

rocky I-V

cara decorated my paperweights when i wasn't looking...she called them 'a gender neutral family unit'

ps. in case anyone's wondering, we did get work done today.

the others

finaly, solid proof archaeology building IS haunted...

Saturday, January 07, 2006

aah, nothing like pop culture

found this in 'the guardian'...more to come!

right now

insomnia has me in its grasp yet again...
too much gin? too much honest conversation?
three weeks of holiday break and i'm rather shellshocked after the first outing of the new year. nisse, cara, talina and i, the slightly shabby familiarity of alexander's on friday night...
there is always an awkward kind of dance people perform after they haven't spoken to each other on things that matter for a longer period of time. close friends, in particular, try to balance on the edge between decorum and plain old truth. strange how the more you care about someone the more that edge resembles a razor.

anyway, i'm writing nonsense, as usual at this time of night.
hope you are sound asleep right now.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

new quarters!

i did something today i should've done a long time ago. i went to the head of the arch. dept. and asked for better lab space.
guess what he said.
those of you who know him will know what i'm getting at here. those who don't, well, it's too much explaining.

so, cara and i are now labmates (though i still have to get the key). she's been putting up a brave face all day today...we'll see how soon she'll go begg ernesto to kick me out.

first thing i did was to move mr. vedder here off my desk and put him somewhere where he can't glare at me (i wonder which crazed star wars fanatic left him behind and what happened to him/her as punishment).

hey nisse, wanna adopt him? i believe he's house broken.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

new toy, sort of


i've opened a flickr account and put some stuff in it.
but it'll take me a while to make it interesting, with loads of images and art...
i'm slow, what can i say.
but at least you know about it now, and so you can check once in a blue moon when you're really bored;-)

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

i've just watched 'my life without me'...the next person who tells me that we don't make fucking amazing films in this country will get a slap the size of the rockies.

thanks nisse for recommending it!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

7 and 6

here's my kerem berem lighting the hannukah candles (7th) on new year's eve (06)...she's getting so big, and lovelier every day.
c., notice the huge new kitchen;-)