greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

Boo ( ! ) 2019

The cold arrived today, on the heels of heavy rain. The temperature fell all day, and it's now 37˚F, with the windchill at 33˚F. We have a freeze warning.

After only four hours sleep last night, I spent the day at McWane and managed to finish with that cervical vertebra and get started (and make some good progress) on the right quadrate of Winifred*/"Toby". Quadrates are much more exciting than are cervical vertebrae. Take my word for it. I needed another tylosaurine quadrate for reference today, and I tracked down one in the McWane collection that was found by Jada waaaaay back in March 1983**, during one of the Explorer Post 272 trips. In fact, it was found on the very same day as and not far from the same set of chalk gullies where we found Winifred. These reunions just will not stop feeling weird and bittersweet.

I came home to discover the postman had delivered my contributor's copies of The Little Yellow Book of Fever Dreams, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

We didn't make it out to Leeds, because Kathryn's migraine had her not wanting to drive after dark. So, we stayed in and watched It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966), the last episode of Season Two of Dark, and then the original Ghostbusters (1984), after an LJ entry by setsuled put me in the mood for it. We've had worse Halloweens.

Later Spooktaters,

4:05 p.m.

* RMM 3391
** RMM 1574
Tags: 1966, 1983, alabama, borderlands press, colder weather, explorer post 272, geology, ghostbusters, good movies, good tv, halloween, jada, maps, mcwane center, mosasaurs, peanuts

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