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Welcome to my blog. Here I share my successes and failures along my journey to becoming an anthropologist. My most prominent interest anthropologically are the new approaches to handing food security/healthy eating in the US, particularly in urban "food deserts". I enjoy the Anthropology of Tourism as well; combining food and tourism has scholarly promise. My other interests which have converted into anthropological hobbies of sorts include converts to Islam, diaspora of Muslims, and MENA in general. I also have some interest in historical archaeology.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

mumbles and jumbles!

Today is a icky rainy day. Perfect for sitting in and doing some studying. lol Now that I have two papers out of the way, I have one more to attend to. This one is cut from a different cloth. It relates to fishing tourism in the early 20's century in USA. I will then give an historical background into the Lake Apopka area, it's heavy tourism days and then the beginnings of the death of the lake due to muck farming/technology/pestisides, etc. It's historical. Ethnographies will begin in the fall to study the present (as they have been cleaning up the lake).

My moronic neighbors were blaring their music. They are my friends on my FB account. I figured the best way to tell them to turn it down is to complain on FB! The direct approach does not work with them. The music is now off. :D Yeah!

It is raining in typical Florida fashion now.....so I better begin to get all my sources/notes, etc in order. I may have up to 30 sources for this paper.



Chiara said...

Same here only colder!

Tara Umm Omar said...

Your next paper reminds me of a little town in Arrow Rock, Missouri. My sister and I helped a visiting Archaeology professor to UMSL and his class excavate a Masonic Lodge. The town was bustling because it was close to the Mississippi River but when the river changed its course, the town started to die. Interesting isn't it? Funny that they don't mention this on their website though...


Anthrogeek10 said...

Your in Canada--its ALWAYS colder. ;)

Tara--that is interesting. Does your sister have a anthro degree as well?

Be well...

Tara Umm Omar said...

Tiff- No she doesn't but she wanted to go along because it seemed like fun and she was interested in the African-American history aspect of it. My sister is a special education teacher, her degree is in education with emphasis on behavioral disorders masha'Allah.

Anonymous said...

That's the one thing I hated about sharing a wall with someone (i.e. apartments) - people blasting their music, or tv. Once we had an apartment where our bedroom was right next to the neighbor's livingroom. How dumb is that?!
That's funny your neighbors are friends on your facebook account ... and hopefully that will continue to work. :D