mckev7

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    • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

      5 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY! smiley13.gif

      • mckev7

        5 years ago

        Thanks!

    • LadyOddDuck

      5 years ago

      Found your profile semi-randomly and saw that you're a geologist. My mom got her B.S. in geology so we always tease her about this video.

      Enjoy the weekend!

      • LadyOddDuck

        5 years ago

        It is indeed! Weird Al FTW!

      • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

        5 years ago

        That can't be a legitimate video! Some people like to study rocks...whatever.

      • mckev7

        5 years ago

        Oh good lord I had a good laugh at this lol. Thank you for the video. And I think you will join me in saying, "Thank you dirt."

    • FalconSweet

      5 years ago

      It was great to meet you and the many others I met over the weekend. Heres the list of people we podcasted with on Sunday
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    • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

      6 years ago

      GeoDude, what kind of Geo do you do?

      • mckev7

        6 years ago

        Yeah, and I am in petroleum geology. The money is epic, the political BS is not! I would just love to be a professor some day and just do research. I TA'd for 5 semesters, and I guess you can say I was the most passionate about that. Structural, Mineralogy, Ingneous metamorphic petrology, and field geology. I love me some hiking. But you would have to love it to be a Geo right?

      • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

        6 years ago

        COMPLETELY AGREE! And none of the other Geo majors in my class were taking extra classes to figure out their passions. I've seriously considered the move to Mars, to get to do geology where no one has done geology before, AMAZING. All I know about my future in Geo is that I'm not doing environmental geology; it's what I'm in now, too political!

      • mckev7

        6 years ago

        Very cool! And don't tempt me to move to mars. I might just join Gus and never come back. I'd be the one showing him pictures of red dirt I am sure ;)
        The hardest thing in my life right now is actually choosing a research topic. There are so many cool things to be done. I thought while in undergrad that I would take every class I could to narrow down what I love most, but it just made it more difficult. I guess I just kinda chose structure because who the hell doesn't love faults and their epic power? (and mystery)

      • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

        6 years ago

        No kidding! I knew Hawaii has planetary geology, or at least I would hope they did with the Mauna Kea observatory field. Structural geology for NASA, maybe not in the near future, but you could always move to Mars! :) I'll look into UHawaii again, my cousin is actually considering going there because he's full Hawaiian and he gets full paid tuition. I also love all sides of Geology, sometimes it's hard to focus on one and it's very hard to choose! :)

      • mckev7

        6 years ago

        I hear you there. That is why Hawaii is an option for me atm. Would you be shocked to know that Hawaii has a planetary geology program? I went in December and the girl listened in on NASA meetings daily! It kind of blew me away. I love all aspects of geology. I'd say my passion is for structural geology though. If I could be used as a structural geo for NASA? wow, just pinch me.

      • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

        6 years ago

        Unfortunately neither, I went to the University of Complete Moro... I mean, University of Central Missouri. I'm hoping that being published in 2 USGS publications and having done independent research in microscopy as an undergrad is going to help boost my portfolio. Looks to me like you may be looking into volcanology, I'm considering planetary geology or igneous petrology, so UT was a natural, with UHouston being another last resort. I also have two teachers who went to UT who are working on references for me, and I'm in early communications with a few teachers on LinkedIn. Most of these positions are all about networking!

      • mckev7

        6 years ago

        Haha, I'll pass on Mizzou. I am looking into Hawaii, Wyoming, Kansas, Mines, and Wisconsin. I would love to go to UT, but getting into that school is ridiculously hard for geo master students. What's your background? Being in KC, did you go to KU for your undergrad or Mizzou?

      • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

        6 years ago

        UT-Austin (go figure, where RT is) is the 3rd best school in the US for Masters in Geo, and I wouldn't really consider the first or second, or the school tied for 3rd with UT. I basically decided on my upper limit (UT) and decided to try my hardest to get into that school, but leave my options open to other schools. That way, I have made the best portfolio that I can make, and may get into another school. Otherwise, Arizona State, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of OR, U of WA, and CO School of Mines. As a last resort, Mizzou.

      • mckev7

        6 years ago

        Ditto, I just wanted to pay off my undergrad degree! What schools have you been looking into?

      • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

        6 years ago

        Sweet! I have a BS in Geology, looking into grad schools while I get my Environmental Professional licensing. Rock on!

      • mckev7

        6 years ago

        Wellsite geologist on an oil rig in ND.

    • Uncertainty

      6 years ago

      I have been staring at the gifs in your about me for the past 15 minutes. You're really cool smiley0.gif

      • mckev7

        6 years ago

        bahahaha that's awesome.

    • DazzleShine

      6 years ago

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    • DazzleShine

      6 years ago

      Knowing Moffat's previous work, I assume he is going to kill off everyone we love.
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    • DazzleShine

      6 years ago

      Saw your friend request and quietly whispered, "TARDIS man wants to be my friend." smiley7.gif

    • Dame

      6 years ago

      I'm doing alright. Hope youre doing well too smiley1.gif

      Just got my internet and XBox set back up, maybe I'll catch you on soon if youre around and not away at a job-site!

      • mckev7

        6 years ago

        I should be here for another week, but then I will be home. :)

    • Nester82 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the comment man. I did not make the map though, but glad that you have a good time playing it!

    • Dame

      7 years ago

      Woohoo RTX!!!

      I'll probably see you there! smiley7.gifsmiley13.gif

      • Dame

        7 years ago

        Ive got ticket and a place to stay

        But I still need to come up with $$$ for airfare

        Still have a few months to make it happen though ..Im pretty sure I'll make it smiley1.gif

      • mckev7

        7 years ago

        Hopefully I can get it off.. Cross your fingers!

    • Dame

      7 years ago

      Good gaming with you yesterday smiley1.gif

      • mckev7

        7 years ago

        I hope we can do it more often. sorry if my friends scare you haha.

    • rockmann1997

      7 years ago

      ... they all went to breakfast with the geologist. lolol

    • Linh

      7 years ago

      yay smiley0.gif

    • Kempob

      7 years ago

      Haha I bet it is funny. One of my best friends is a geologist and I am now sending that joke to him.

      Basketball will be wonderful when it comes. Like a spring breeze.

      Man, why don't we have an RTKS or something? That would be cool.

    • Kempob

      7 years ago

      Thank you! It's very surprising! It's also very awesome!

      So, how bout them JayHawks? Joel talked to me about the Jayhawks. :D

      Also, I challenge you for rock jokes.

    • Pianofingers

      7 years ago

      Whaddup friend?

      • Pianofingers

        7 years ago

        not at all

      • mckev7

        7 years ago

        lol works for me! I hope you don't mind playing with my brother and my special friends!

      • Pianofingers

        7 years ago

        sick! That gives me motivation to hop on BOTH nights! hahaha.

      • mckev7

        7 years ago

        lol well I haven't received a phone call yet... so just let me know when you can. I will be on tonight and tomorrow night as long as I am still here :)

      • Pianofingers

        7 years ago

        Which I now realize means tonight hahaha.

      • Pianofingers

        7 years ago

        school, work, school, work, RT, school, work. I eat sometimes. Sleep occasionally. But we need to game! Before you go back!

      • mckev7

        7 years ago

        North Dakota.. (Canada's wanna be) haha yeah I have been back for about two weeks now.. I am actually about to head back Tuesday or Wednesday.. I am pretty free though these next few nights.. What is keeping you so busy?

      • Pianofingers

        7 years ago

        Been keeping busy! Never really got into football... Are you back from your crazy job in... I want to say North Carolina?

      • mckev7

        7 years ago

        Not much buddy, watching football with my parents.. How have u been?

    • Kempob

      7 years ago

      I can't wait either. Jayhawks are not doing that great this year, Football wise. Geez.

      • mckev7

        7 years ago

        They need to just bring Mangino back..

    • Linh

      7 years ago

      Thats some mighty hug

      *hugs back*

    • Linh

      7 years ago

      Thats some mighty hug

      *hugs back*

    • Linh

      7 years ago

      Thats some mighty hug

      *hugs back*

    • MrJacinto Hey I'm Grump

      7 years ago

      TUNA CASSAROLE!

    • Pianofingers

      7 years ago

      Ustream smiley0.gif

    • LepraSaun

      7 years ago

      NUMBER 74!

    • Nester82 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      It was nice meeting you as well yesterday.

    • Pianofingers

      7 years ago

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    • MrsMJCaboose

      7 years ago

      In reply to mckev7, #10:

      Jack Russell Terrier smiley1.gif I have a pic of her in my images!

    • Pianofingers

      7 years ago

      +1000 hilarious!

    • Pianofingers

      7 years ago

      Most definitely! Party on Garth!

    • Pianofingers

      7 years ago

      Ooooh that game!!! I've seen it before! I'll definitely be getting that.

    • Pianofingers

      7 years ago

      Cool! What is it exactly? I'm assuming there's castles. And maybe some crashing...

    • Pianofingers

      7 years ago

      Oh yeah! Forgot to mention it in the journal. Slipknot coming up. Next week ;)

    • Pianofingers

      7 years ago

      Haha gorilla hands can kind of suck for piano yes. BUT it's not impossible. I know someone with the worst hands for piano ever, but he's honestly one of the best piano players I know. You should try it out!

    • AllisonDay

      7 years ago

      So, we've got a decent crowd on TS if you wanted to try it out smiley12.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley12.gif

    • AllisonDay

      7 years ago

      Bwhahahaha, I see my mind confusion device has work!!! You think we're cool!!!

      Hahaha, no, in all seriousness: thank you for the compliment. I am so far from cool it's not even funny, and I'd be willing to bet you are far more interesting than I am... Hope I get a chance to chat with you on TS smiley8.gifsmiley8.gif

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      7 years ago

      This is possible.

      I won't be able to play very late, though. I work this weekend which entails me going in at 6 am on Saturday and 7 am on Sunday.

    • lukemckay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Webcomic Maker

      7 years ago

      thanks :D

    • MrsMJCaboose

      7 years ago

      Thanks Kev :D

    • MrsMJCaboose

      7 years ago

      In reply to mckev7, #5:

      Hehe, he's been collecting since he could walk smiley1.gif

      I am a bit jealous of your job! Is it just holiday work or a research project type thing? Are you studying? I suppose it's summer up there at the moment, must be hot work!

      BF is about a year away from completing his degree, then may have six months off/working/vac work, then get stuck into his honors in 2013...so a while to go yet

    • MrsMJCaboose

      7 years ago

      OK...I kind of have a moment to myself and my laptop now, lol...who knew being on holidays could be so busy!

      In a nut shell...you could spend a life time here in Aus looking for minerals smiley1.gif depends what you're into as well...BF loves quartz and all variations of (I'm not a huge fan, I've seen THAT much quartz...) and at the moment is working on building up a good collection of Australian/local minerals

      What sort of geology are you into?

      If we had more volcanoes in Aus I don't doubt he'd be all over them, lol...but who doesn't love volcanoes smiley0.gif

      He photographs a lot of his stuff so you can check out some of his collection here www.flickr.com/photos/nigelrichardson

      I'm more of a fossil girl myself...hope to spend a good amount of time in Winton, QLD digging up dinos!

    • MrsMJCaboose

      7 years ago

      In reply to mckev7, #1:

      Heyyy! I will get back to you soon with a proper reply, LOL...on the road at the moment so don't have loads of time...coincidentally we've been doing a fair bit of fossicking along the way! On a tight schedule though so haven't had time to look properly...

      Anyways, will get back to you in the next couple of days hopefully smiley0.gif

      Oh and he totally digs mineralogy...HA, made a lame geology joke without even meaning to...

    • Flashburn900

      8 years ago

      Thanks for supporting BlawnDee!

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    • LKD

      8 years ago

      I'll let you know in 24 hours.

    • LKD

      8 years ago

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      This was the best I could do today; I just missed it.

    • LKD

      8 years ago

      I don't think I have any decent pictures to show you ... yet.

    • LKD

      8 years ago

      No way! I bet you've got them mixed up. I don't believe it. smiley4.gif
      It looks the other way around.

    • LKD

      8 years ago

      Show me a sunset!

    • LKD

      8 years ago

      I never would have guessed! They don't look like that over here at all. I'm jealous!

    • LKD

      8 years ago

      Hehe, I was patiently waiting for that mail! smiley12.gif

    • Caiti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Velvet Scarlatina

      8 years ago

      haha I know, don't worry. I think it was a glitch in their system. Thank you though!

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