As with all awesome things in life there is a lot of boredom followed by short periods of excitement. Although I am hopeful that in this case there will be medium periods of boredom followed by long periods of excitement. A healthy aim for any life I believe.
So, to battle the boredom there are many weapons, although mine weapons of choice today are my ever trusty kindle and earl grey tea. The stuff good science is made of. Of course I could be doing something like reading course material, as any good student would be, but it will become apparent that I’m not really the ideal student. Additionally I’m currently much too excited by the whole prospect of field work to do anything like sit and read science papers about other peoples adventures.