At least three friends sent me this over the weekend, which I found absolutely charming.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
[This how I like to see my Queen: regal, glowing, a bit furry, and holding a flower. It’s hard to find the words to express how I feel about Queen Elizabeth II. Ultimately, I respect her. I respect her choices in life, even if they negatively affected her family. I respect her decision to never give an interview as well as her reluctance to buy into celebrity, even though it perpetually casts her in a cold light. I respect her utmost dedication to her country - something she declared as a young princess years before the Throne. Queen Elizabeth II is an exceptional monarch, a force to be reckoned with even on the worldwide stage. I just hope more people recognize that before it is too late…]
Prince Charles of Edinburgh kisses his baby sister Princess Anne.
Four generations: Queen Elizabeth II, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, and Prince George of Cambridge, 2013.
Lt. Philip Mountbatten (later The Duke of Edinburgh) and The Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), 1947.
Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig.
But across the hyperactive oil fields of North Dakota, these and other groups often must wait for another team known for slow,…
What this doesn’t mention is that a lot of the archaeologists who work for the oil industry in North Dakota seem to burn out in 6 months or so. It’s hard, unforgiving work and you need to be available to monitor at any time of day, all while living in a “man camp” or a nearby community where you’ll likely be paying the highest rent in the United States..
If you can land a job with one of the firms that primarily does Level III surveys for roads and other improvements, that’s great. But if you’re dealing with the oil fields themselves, you need to be aware of the realities of what you’re getting into, including—as the article does mention—that your employer prefers you don’t find anything.
I went to see “The Book of Mormon” tonight in Houston and sure enough, the Mormon church had bought three full pages in the playbill, this was a smart move in taking advantage of publicity for the church and being good natured as well.
Anyhoo. It was a fun night. Loved the production. Will likely go again when if it should return.