A chronicle of the meanderings, false starts (which in retrospect, while sort of embarrassing turned out to be highly instructive), epiphanies, selective apathy (still evolving), wild mood swings, opinions (subject to frequent change), and life lessons of an inveterate dabbler (and her latest dabblings).

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Untamed Nomad

And her jewelry. This was given to me after I quit NASA by a Tuareg chieftain when I was living in Mali with the Berber for twenty years studying the nomadic lifestyle for my postdoctoral cultural anthropology dissertation. It was a really long dissertation. It was my third one. Dissertation, not Tuareg chieftain. He wanted me to marry him but I had a boyfriend back home. And a dissertation to finish. I won the Nobel Prize for it. And a Pulitzer and a Howitzer. And Hollywood made movies out of my other two dissertations. Remember Gorillas in the Mist? That was me. Then NASA wanted me back after that but I already had a top-secret national security gig with the CIA. (Can't say any more about that). And a movie deal about my climb to the summit of Mount Everest. By myself. With no gear. Or food. Or coat. That I did right after I won Wimbledon. Again. Anyway, it was a really cool necklace:

Unfortunately I have to sell it to raise money to pay the mortgage on my Scottish castle that I bought from Sting. Totally furnished. I'm letting him live there til he and Trudy and the kids find a new place. You can buy the necklace HERE. It'd really help me out--hey you can come over when I move in. There's a hot tub.


  1. He he .. god I love your humor! :o)

  2. OMG, LOVE the necklace! It looks soooo old and I just love that. Great story...don't you wish, LOL!

  3. awesome necklace! what an exciting life you lead, hee hee.

  4. You are a nut! Srsly, you had me going there about your dissertation.

    Love the necklace...I think I have some of those cool carnelian beads.