Tuesday, May 31, 2005

...currently to be found digging in dirt


Wow. I apologize for the lack of blogs since I've been here. You guys just aren't as important to me. Well, that AND the internet access isn't so...accessable. But here's a quick one just to say hi, I'm alive, I'm tan, and I'm officially an archaeologist now.

I left the rest of my group Sunday, and have been, for the past two days digging in Pompei with REAL Italian archaeologists! I've gotten dirty, found worms as well as pottery sherds, and have so far survived under the blazing Italian afternoon sun. I'll be here for the rest if the week, then I'm off to spend my remaining four days in Rome! Woohoo!

Erika, I'm sorry Yoga isn't the same! Just so you feel better, I've become Fatty McFat over here due to the enormous amount of food they feed me and LACK of yoga! No time for yoga here. Don't be surprised if you mistake me for your mom when I get back.

My favorite moment thus far of the trip: Herculanuem. For those of you know anything about Herculanuem, we got special access to go see the recently excavated Villa of the Papyri!! WOW! I was amazed and felt special, all at the same time! We also go to later see some of the papyri in Naples. Then there's that whole Florence trip, Rome trip, etc etc. This whole trip has pretty much rocked.

Do you ever have those moments where you seriously think, Wow! I'm cool! That pretty much sums up my days spend here thus far in Italy!

p.s. For those of you with transportation, I get back in Salt Lake the night of the 9th (Thursday) around 6pm. If anyone is willing to pick me up, email me and let me know, because I would serioulsy appreciate it! Love you guys!



  1. I do have those moments when I think, yes, I am cool.
    PS, I can totally pick you up from the airport if you need me to.

  2. No, Nama, not back here! We just barely got out of Erika's mom's shadow!

    Just kidding! We want you back of course, with plenty of pictures. I'm excited to see a tan Nama. I didn't think one existed. I'm glad the time in Italy has rocked, but it might be hard to get over my envy about Herculaneum.

  3. OOOH! I can't WAIT to see pictures!

  4. What?! You couldn't possibly be having more fun than me. I have had 2 dates this last week. What do you say to that?! Hm!

    Ok, fine, so you ARE having more fun than me. You must come over and show pictures when you return. :)

  5. When you mentioned Herculaneum, I got heart palpitations. I was seriously considering writing a "I hope Nama is still alive" blog. I'm glad you're happy and tan! I love your guts!

  6. you guys make me laugh...good laughs...and I miss you! even though I'm the tannest I've ever been, just finished my last days of excavating at Pompei, and will be in Rome tomorrow and enjoy the city until I leave Wednesday morning. Sigh.

    and jon, I knew you'd be jealous. and i laugh. an evil laugh.

    p.s. picture situation might be hairy, because my digital camera broke the first day I was here (suckage!), but a friend let me borrow her manuel camera she brought in case her digital broke, and I've taken, thus far, 5 or 6 rolls (36 picture rolls) and I'm getting a copy of everyone else's digital pictures as soon as I get back. SO, you might not see my personal pictures, but you'll see some that other people took of the same things. ciao.

  7. how do you say "i'm so freaking jealous" in italian?

  8. To Kat:
    Sono cosi freakin' jealous
    Note: This is not a literal translation - especially seeing as how when I translated this back to English it means...
    They are therefore freakin' jealous