February 23rd, 2018


Entry No. 5,276

Currently, it's mostly sunny and 72˚F.

Yesterday was wonderful, a day with the mosasaurs at the Alabama State Museum, and my thanks to Mary Beth Prondzinski, Bing Blewitt, Andy Rindsberg, and David Kopaska-Merkel. The velociraptorine tooth I found way back in 2001 and published on in 2004 (with David Schwimmer) has finally been deposited in the collection at the museum. And I spent some time with two mosasaur specimens I hope to publish on soon, a new species of Clidastes and a new plioplatecarpine. It was one of the best days I've had in a very long time. We left Tuscaloosa about sunset, a marvelously warm twilight. Back in Leeds, we got dinner from Rusty's bbq, and I think I slept deeper last night than I've slept in ages. Spooky had trouble waking me this morning, and that rarely ever happens.

Aunt Beast

4:44 p.m.