Just a short blog this week. I'm pretty busy. We have a silent review on Monday. Should be interesting. Basically, we pin up boards, and can't defend them. They have to speak for themselves. I'm a little nervous because my boards always suck. Good individual images, terrible layouts.
Then that night I am flying out to London to spend Thanksgiving with some friends who are doing the AA semester. So I will probably sleep quite well on the plane. Really, school is just school. Nothing special, but probably my best semester. Tina is just really great.
There was a poster in the hall this week that was driving me crazy (because I'm a nerd). It said “convergence,” and though my geomorphology knowledge is a little rusty, I'm 99% sure that it was an alluvial fan. The context was nicely blurred out and it was rotated so that the narrow, mountain stream edge faced the bottom of the page. Seeing that we typically look at pages from top to bottom, it made it look like many streams were converging into one. As you may know, an alluvial fan occurs when a valley restricted stream emerges (bleh) from the mountains, slows down, drops it entrained load and basically DIVERGES. It FANS out. Just to be sure I wasn't utterly insane, I checked my geomorphology and sedimentology text books when I got home and couldn't find any images of convergent stream flow that looked like the image on the poster. But surprisingly, there were plenty of alluvial fans that were identical. If they wanted to use some type of geological example of convergence, why not a convergent plate margin or glaciers coming together? Or even twining of a crystal lattice (closer than an alluvial fan). Sure I'm overreacting, but when you work with that stuff for six years, it's really annoying to see mistakes like that. Imagine seeing a Corb building credited to Zaha.