|We put the new trilobite with Ben's rock collection, which, not surprisingly, is heavily dominated by biological and sedimentary things (except that beautiful piece of obsidian on the right).|
Speaking of fossils, we managed to make one of our own (and continue to make it every time the cabinet door containing the coffee is opened and closed). Here's a cockroach that got smashed and somehow ended up pretty well-preserved:
Here are some random biological bits I've picked up on various trips, now sitting on a shelf above my desk:
And to finish off the weekend, we celebrated a bunch of recent nice things: Ben's NSF DDIG getting funded, Ben getting the Vaughn Fellowship from Rice, me accepting the post-doc at Brown starting in January. For that, we splurged on a ~$15 bottle of wine which we only splurged on because it had an ammonite on the label! (And it wasn't too bad of a wine either).