Andrew - Making It Work
Fieldwork is all about making it work with what resources you have. You are out in the middle of nowhere, often very far from any opportunity for re-supply or help. We use flags to mark fossils that we find on survey, and I didn’t have any way to carry the flags as I picked them up. So I made it work by feeding them through the rivets on my trusty field hat – which I have had for 10+ years and still wear. I also made that t-shirt work for many years – it used to be my favorite, but I just had to retire it. It had too many holes in it and I now have to be a “grown-up” since I am no longer a grad student.
This photo is a reminder to myself to always try to make things work with the resources available. It’s also a good reminder that no matter how much we love our research and how important it is to us, we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously to have a laugh.