I’m in Houston for GSA! It’s my first GSA ever. I will only be at the meeting for two days (I have a thesis to write and classes to teach, so I can’t stick around), but I’m excited to finally get to see this meeting. It’s other side of the geology community, the people who only rarely come to the ginormous AGU meetings that take over San Francisco. GSA is more of the small college, paleo, Earth history, and honest-to-god straight-up geology crowd. I’m here in part to help out with our department search, and in part to see the meeting.

Lessons from day one:
-OMG seriously seriously I cannot emphasize this enough, best steak I have ever eaten in my life. Holy crap.
-One of the most awesome grocery warehouses stores I have seen
-Houston is too hot
-I really do like me some zoning
-Oil really is where the money is
-The schedule for tomorrow at the meeting has almost nothing remotely related to my specialty. I think it will be mostly a poster room day. Low key academically, but tougher on the legs.