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Are you a "Total Immersion Geologist?"
« on: 15/04/2009 00:13:08 »
If 6 of behaviors in the ten questions below apply to you, then you probably have the syndrome of being a "Total Immersion Geologist"

1. You judge a restaurant by the type of decorative building stone they use rather than their food.

2. You manage to turn any conversation into a discussion of geology, as in: "What did you think of that Superbowl game last night?" "I must have missed that conference. Who sponsored it? Geological Society of America?"

3. You refuse to let nightfall stop your field excursions and continue looking at the outcrops using the headlights of your field vehicle.

4. You like rock music only because it's called "rock" music.

5. You will try to claw through the water flowing in a stream to get a better look at the bedrock at the base of the channel.

6. You will walk across eight lanes of freeway traffic to see if the outcrop on the other side of the highway is the same type of rock as the side you're parked on.

7. You name your children after rocks and minerals.

8. You're not sure if you have children.

9. You view non-geologists as subhuman.

If you wonder why there are only 9 questions you are NOT a geologist.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 15/04/2009 04:38:20 »
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1. You judge a restaurant by the type of decorative building stone they use rather than their food.
and the doctors office too...remember the one with the shimmery blue feldspars?

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2. You manage to turn any conversation into a discussion of geology, as in: "What did you think of that Superbowl game last night?" "I must have missed that conference. Who sponsored it? Geological Society of America?"
Geology, politics, religion, or bust...is there any other conversation?

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3. You refuse to let nightfall stop your field excursions and continue looking at the outcrops using the headlights of your field vehicle.
Why I remember looking for shark coprolites in the Texas redbeds...*wistful smile*

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4. You like rock music only because it's called "rock" music.
You said 6 of 10, right?

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5. You will try to claw through the water flowing in a stream to get a better look at the bedrock at the base of the channel.
How about taking stream cross sections and measuring discharge in the outflow streams of the Houston Ship Channel?  Talk about suffering for your art.

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6. You will walk across eight lanes of freeway traffic to see if the outcrop on the other side of the highway is the same type of rock as the side you're parked on.
Maybe not eight lanes of traffic (yet) but how bout the traffic around the collapse structures at the 360 exit on MOPAC?

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7. You name your children after rocks and minerals.
Kristin and I have already agreed to Adamite Jr. and Feldsparthia.

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8. You're not sure if you have children.
Wait...what if this has more to do with beer than with rocks?

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9. You view non-geologists as subhuman.
Not necessarily subhuman, but it does help to use smaller words.  ;D



 







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« Reply #2 on: 15/04/2009 15:19:37 »
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1. You judge a restaurant by the type of decorative building stone they use rather than their food.
Building stone is the sole redeeming features to "shopping" trips. I have been tempted to write a short guide to the floor of a local shopping centre.
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2. You manage to turn any conversation into a discussion of geology, as in: "What did you think of that Superbowl game last night?" "I must have missed that conference. Who sponsored it? Geological Society of America?"
note to self: must try harder.
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3. You refuse to let nightfall stop your field excursions and continue looking at the outcrops using the headlights of your field vehicle.
"It will save me having to come back tomorrow"
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4. You like rock music only because it's called "rock" music.
This is right in principle (although deeply wrong in practice)
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5. You will try to claw through the water flowing in a stream to get a better look at the bedrock at the base of the channel.
absolutely
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6. You will walk across eight lanes of freeway traffic to see if the outcrop on the other side of the highway is the same type of rock as the side you're parked on.
Not yet - although I have had a policeman stop and ask me what is was doing at a roadside exposure
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7. You name your children after rocks and minerals.

8. You're not sure if you have children.
tick
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9. You view non-geologists as subhuman.
Not so much subhuman, as ill educated ignoramuses
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If you wonder why there are only 9 questions you are NOT a geologist.

Nothing in geology is ever quite complete is it?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 15/04/2009 18:29:24 »
Right answer for # 10, Mazurka.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 16/04/2009 03:00:19 »
Wow, you fellows nearly inspired me to take up geology.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 16/04/2009 04:43:53 »
Youd love it...LOTS of chemistry!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 16/04/2009 19:56:30 »
Youd love it...LOTS of chemistry!

Only if you have an aberrant personality and decide to study non-carbonate petrology.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 17/04/2009 01:27:10 »
Now that has just turned me off geology. :(
Although the aberrant personality... :-X
 

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« Reply #8 on: 17/04/2009 10:57:32 »
Youd love it...LOTS of chemistry!

Only if you have an aberrant personality and decide to study non-carbonate petrology.
People actually study carbonate petrology?
It must be difficult wearing one of those long sleeved jackets that fasten up the back.  Although I guess the padded room must be quite nice.:o [B)]
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« Reply #9 on: 17/04/2009 23:33:34 »
Youd love it...LOTS of chemistry!

Only if you have an aberrant personality and decide to study non-carbonate petrology.
People actually study carbonate petrology?
It must be difficult wearing one of those long sleeved jackets that fasten up the back.  Although I guess the padded room must be quite nice.:o [B)]

At least I am not wearing a lead apron to protect my testes - oh I forgot, hard rocks mean just that. No room for sperm.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 18/04/2009 01:35:40 »
oh I forgot, hard rocks mean just that. No room for sperm.


Of course, how did I not realise!
 

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