Next up is my paper on the role of oral tradition in archaeological research, which is due in twelve hours. I would have started on this one first, but the late policy for my cultural ecology paper was much more daunting - with 10% taken off for papers turned in at the end of class, a 20% reduction for anything turned in at the end of the day, and an additional 10% taken off for each day after. Of course, this archaeology paper is supposed to be 15% of my grade, so I shouldn't slouch on it, either. Tell me again why I didn't start on these sooner ... crikey.
[ Chukchi pastoralists ]
Update: There's a layer of snow covering the ground from the flurry we received earlier in the day, and although the temperature has "only" dropped to -7°C (19°F) the wind is more than making up for it - with gusts reaching 78 km/h (48 mph). As much as I might want to stay here in the Compton Union Building for the entire night I will eventually have to walk home at some point, if only to print out my papers.
Update2: Ten minutes before six o'clock and I've finally finished both papers. Hallelujah.