Daydreaming about archaeology?

Post PhD life isn’t easy these days, and finding stable employment is the main worry.

Thankfully my last job allowed me to pay down most of my debts.

Hooray! Debt Free! Almost!

Unburdened by debt though I may be, unemployment brings with it the spectre of swift financial disillusionment.

So, I dragged out my old food service qualifications and found myself a….

J-O-B

Part time work turned to 40 plus hours a week of oddly placed shift hours, and so you find me here, sleep deprived, with no time for blogging let alone looking for a job that will actually support a fully grown adult.

But I digress….archaeology is the main point of interest here….

Epigraphy in the Workplace (Source: Passive Aggressive Notes)

Epigraphy in the Workplace (Source: Passive Aggressive Notes)

I think of archaeology at work sometimes, and wonder what it will be in the future- say when Jean-Luc Picard’s doing it.

Professor Galen tries to tempt Picard with Artefacts.  From STNG Season 6, Episode 20. (Source: ascii.textfiles.com)

Professor Galen tries to tempt Picard with artefacts. From STNG Season 6, Episode 20. (Source: ascii.textfiles.com)

Does anyone else have anxiety about Picard's casual abandonment of this artefact after the Enterprise crashes in Generations (Source: Dog Star Omnibus)

Does anyone else have anxiety about Picard’s casual abandonment of this artefact after the Enterprise crashes in Generations? (Source: Dog Star Omnibus)

Star Trek fantasies aside for a brief moment…..

Well honestly, my first thought was, "OOOH SPARKLY!" (Source: vindolanda.com)

Well honestly, my first thought was, “OOOH SPARKLY!” (Source: vindolanda.com)

The sparkly gold Neronian coin found at Vindolanda this week (pictured above) got me thinking about:

A) my first coin find, also a Neronian issue found at a Roman Fort England-but a special bronze Parthian issue (woo! coins!)

B) brooches, certainly not about coins

C) how numismatics in the future will consist of nothing more than abandoned Starbucks cards with only six cents remaining

D) all of the above.

PhD of the future: Distribution of Skinny Vanilla Latte's in an Urban versus Rural Settings

PhD of the future: Distribution of Skinny Vanilla Latte’s in an Urban versus Rural Settings (Source: blogs.dailynews.com)

Does your day job have you daydreaming about archaeology?

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