This post will encompass Feb 7-17. As time goes on, my journal writing gets shorter.:::
Feb 7 2011,
Today Dr. Chase pulled me from my shared excavation of the N.bldg housemound group to work on Str. A1. This is the tall str. that everyone wanted to work on but Dr Chase threw me up there. Im so excited!! A1 has been excavted on the Southside where some very impressive artifacts were recovered from, infact 1 of 2 huge stelae from the entire Maya region was recovered at the burial on the Southside of A1.
Dr. Chase wanted to penetrate the summit of A1 to see if there is another burial & perhaps a cache vessel. I worked with Jaime & Danteo (2 of the locals who have worked with Chase for many many yrs.)
Feb. 8, Tues.
Spent the day drawing some facing walls. Heard some more mortar rounds. God it feels like I’m in a warzone!! frickin surreal! We still havent excavated too deep yet so havent yielded much of anything, not even sherd (which is typical for this type of structure.) Enjoyed our bi-weekly meeting. We each discussed briefly what was going on on our excavation & Dr. Chase would then tell us what is truly going on on our excavation..lol. after 10 mins of talk, we’d down our Buenachos & rum & went to dinner. Mmm spaghetti! The meat here tastes so much better than at home! The meatballs are fantastic!!
Me & another skipped the movie & hung out on the Temple. Had a few drinks, talked for hours! We watched the moon & its pattern. The moon seems to move so fast across the sky! but it set right at the center of the peak of Str A2 which is directly across from Wooden lintel. amazing! especially in the company of good people =)
We strted to see some architetural features at A1, things are moving faster, lots to draw! Had some donuts today! fucking awesome! that dough is amazing then she dips it in sugarcane sugar, no processed BS…it literally melts in your mouth!!. krispy cream can kiss my ass! & dunkin donuts can suck it! Washed sherds & lithics in lab, plyed the name game, listen to tunes =)
Found what Chase believes to be “sacrificial victims” bones today! Some had jade inlayed & hematite filed teeth. The Maya didnt sacrifice just any shmo, usually they were elite status(more worthy.) anyway, we still dont know whats going on with the architecture. It isnt aligning right with direct north like other structures have demonstrated. Same thing in lab. oh the hilarity!
Its raining today so we worked in lab, cleaning & numbering sherds. Stopped raining so went to A1 & dug down to a floor that ws beneath where the bones were found. Its a nice looking floor too.Still no Cache, it “should” be behind the steps we found but isnt. Rain again so we called it a day.
Here I sit in my hut, writing, contemplating as always. Oh how I wish I could just hit the road when I get back. The thrill, mystery is so sexy! Just live out of my suitcase. Fuck the 9-5 BS of punching a time clock working a pointless job being bitch to a corporation. Life isnt about that, not even close!! I dont want a place to call home, the world is my home. The urge to explore flows through me like a drug. I need it! Im getting it, but i know when i get back it will be the same BS i left before. But my faith tells me that im on the right path now, i know my destiny, & these proctive steps im taking will get me back on the road. Life is bout discovery, not about being bitch to bills, things. We never OWN anything, truly. fuck it then! Get out there, meet people, embrace culture, explore, grow, learn. I long for this life. Fuck the news! fuck gov. BS, evil crorruption, just be free from it all. There is no stress here, not one bit! well, I do admit feeling frustrated emmensely! Honestly I been feeling like a caged rabbit in the springtime! When not in the field, my mind is preoccupied with thoughts of sex. It happens, youre so far from all you know for so long, well…yeah. Im only human! I hve needs, insatible ones. I do hope to see some more Brit soldiars. Hot damn!! ::sigh:: alseep I go, alone & frustrated but my emotional,mental self is feeling amazing!
Rained again all day (& this is the dry season mind you!) We numbered sherds all day, I did walk up to the store to replenish some junk food (its not the store you would think, its a shake about 12’x15′ & has very limited choices, but they do hve rum so im happy) I did watch the movie tonight “”Mchete” OMG it was horrible! What the hell does Rodriguez & Terrentino smoke? damn! Their movies are odd.
Another rainy day. I wanted to go to Caana & see the soldiars but NO. it had to rain. All this rain gives me the desire to snuggle. Ah yes, to lay in a mans arms sounds nice about now. Being starved of intimacy is pretty rough. I didnt think i would miss it this much. We watched “Rush Hour” God i love Jackie Chan!! awesome! Finished my wine…got hammered at that movie. Feeling “blah” not cuz of the booz but the rain, puts me in a down mood.
Worked on A1, didnt do much because the guys were moving large core fill. Still dreary out & my shower was cold. Im afraid to go back home, back to the boring routine =( Its Valentines, I bet everyone is getting laid whie im here in the middle of the jungle, freezing. Some people here are hooking up, its funny, though, Dr. chase knows whats going on & will tease & make comments here & there. Nothing is secret at Caracol, its just like small-town life. I LOVE IT! Damn wlmart watch! i cnt even set the time! i have to do the math to get the time (its set 1.5 hrs ahead) People have been using othere peopls showerbags so I put ducttape on mine & wrote “Yo momma” on it, so everyone knows my bag. My new perfume is “Ode du mosquito” feels weird not wearing makeup nor perfume…actually its quite nice. h i do miss new romance, when the guy is sweet, thoughtful, comforting..then for some reason that all disappears. meh, im going to sleep
The men are stil removing large layers of rock. My hormones are under control. I do long for a hug, or kiss though. A good lay would be so bad either! Ah my imagination is running wild! I started another journal for such literature. It does help release frustrations.
Whsed & numbered sherds & screened fill from lot 9. Had an amazing shower! Man i got to get a custom outdoor shower at my home! awesome! not sure the neighbors would welcome it though. We watched Robinhood, meh, didnt like it. It didnt fit the story. Went to sleep alone again.
Still digging down to the floor, its about 3m down. Some military chopper flew over us pretty close, i smiled & waved to the boys 😉 Im starting to “Read” people out here now. I can predict peoples behavior. Some people wonder how I do it. its just simple observation. Lab night.