Date: July 13, 2000
Subject: Working at the museum
Today I stayed
behind, and Maggie kept trying to teach me to use the register. It's confusing
though. We had a little fun and I worked in the prep lab.
was happy and suprised when I was in the prep lab and Mary came to take me out.
I locked up the lab and we went to John Henry's, a pizza joint across town. We
met up with [Mary's] friend and sat down together.
gave me a little history lesson about the town, which was real cool cause Mary
is a good storyteller. She told me that Marco would be leaving for Bozeman tomorrow.
They also told
me that MTV was changed to CTV (country music television). Then she took me home
so I could change out of the hot clothes I had on so I could go back into the
the OTM crew came and got me so that I could go to the invertebrate site with
them. I was happy to be back in the field and I realized that being in the Museum
was almost as cool.
had the same great time and people were thrilled that they could take invertebrate
fossils home with them. We also spotted a huge rock that had all sorts of fossilized
invertebrates on it. We took it back to the Museum.
of the members of this group was quite the conversationalist. He told me everything
I wanted to know about killer bees. He said that they mixed this aggressive African
bee with a South American bee that wasn't doing so well. Then they got this psychotic
bee that gets its whole colony after you if you try to attack it. Cool. His son
started a rockslide by going too far up the hill.