Guest Blog #1 – Anna
Hi guys, Anna here.
You may remember me as the only person who has posted an introduction on the dig’s Facebook group. Awkward. (I know a couple people have posted about themselves on the blog – Hi Jane and Michael!)
Since it’s early days yet and my preparations so far have been painting my new handpick pink to match my trowel (that’s right pink trowel – you’re jealous, admit it) I’ve decided that I’d write about my experience from the dig I did last summer in the interest of further telling you about myself – with the aim to inspire you to tell yourselves about me!
In a similar vein to the last blog post I’ve decided to discuss dig friendship.
As I said, having been on a dig last summer I know for a fact that even if you want to keep to yourself – it’s impossible. Everyone is all up in everyone’s business. A trench is not that big!
Of course this can be frustrating at times – like when you’re still trying to work out a way to ask that guy from the trench next to yours if he wants to grab a beer after work without six people coming along; or when that girl will not stop belting out themes from musicals (it happens).
But mostly it’s awesome – being in the trench together all day makes everyone sunbaked and way too open with each other (bodily functions were often a fascinating topic …) Hilarity always ensues. I learned a lot about everyone’s favourite foods (we cooked meals together), past relationships (and present ones), amusing drinking experiences (we then made new ones), I shaved someone’s head (or rather supervised a drunk colleague shaving someone’s head), shared bottles of wine with straws, shared bad decisions and shared secrets (which then became not-so-secret).
I know that the internet is no substitute for actually meeting someone, but you can’t tell me that you’re not curious about the people you’re going to spend six weeks of your summer with – I know I am!
So, in the interest of being sociable I’d love if you’d leave a comment with a lil’ introduction – just something about yourself – doesn’t have to be related to academics or archaeology. Tell us how much you love David Bowie; about your passion for unicorn stickers; your pet peeve about noisy eaters; your addiction to knitting …
… oh wait that’s just me
So divulge your secrets! It’s only a matter of time (and boredom)