Still trying to come up with a unique name in order to be cool on the forums out there. I am at a disadvantage now with the basic “Barnum” in that it’s much too simple, not catchy nor descriptive enough. I am still leaning toward “Needabeer”, but have a few more to think about. Here’s a few more I came up with….
2old4dis, Mannytabs, MustBnuts, Ymidoindis, Oldigger, Imgreedy, DidIpay4gas, 2old4tabs, Overdahill, DownNout & MedicareDick.
Had a few others come to mind, but couldn’t share them here (any other first name but Dick would have worked). Oh well….stay tuned.
TEXAS SUMMER ALREADY HERE
As I am typing this it’s raining outside, the end result of a thunder storm or two that passed through early this morning, and something that’s always welcome here, no matter the time of year. I had thought we had a decent amount of rain this spring, but apparently not since we are now on stage 3 water restrictions, meaning you can only water your landscape once a week and on a designated day. I looked at a bare area of ground to the side of the house, and saw the telltale signs of what is to come…..wide cracks and deep crevices.
Won’t ramble on about living in Texas. Suffice to say it’s a day to day adventure, and hardly ever a fun one …..
THE CULTURAL PROPERTY OBSERVER BLOG
From time to time I check in on the Cultural Property Observer, Peter Tompa’s excellent blog…mainly to see the back and forth between he and Warsaw Wally. (yep, he is not only a pain in the ass to we detectorists, but to collectors and numismatists as well). Today Tompa questioned Wally’s collection of Japanese wood block prints, and whether or not they were obtained legally. The following comments really made my day….
“Peter, give the guy a break. He’s known broadly for what he is, a small person of little distinction who compensates with a blog that screams “Look at me! O please look at me! See how important I am!” Its all very humorous. He will never respond with a listing of the illicit cultural property he’s bought, and you can expect him to try to nip at your heels. There are more important things afoot than to pay attention to undistinguished people in such great need of attention”.
From Alexander, regarding archaeologists who collect……
“Peter, you should know that one of archaeology’s dark secrets is the number of those in the discipline who collect ancient artifacts. Renfrew is no exception — thare are many who take joy in collecting and who, if revealed, would have their reputation damaged or, worse, lose their jobs. But they do it anyway”.