Everyone in our group was coated in dust by the time we finished, and before we had the chance to clean up we ran into a group of future students at the university for transfer orientation. I can only imagine what they must have thought when they saw us, but at least we weren't carrying around giant buckets full of dirt at the time. Later in the day I met a couple of guys from Ocean Shores who drove all the way to Pullman, and I helped show them a couple of places on campus that they were trying to find.
Following that came a meeting with my Cultural Ecology professor to go over the details of my presentation for the Asian Studies symposium next month. Our three hour conversation quickly branched into an assortment of fields covering everything from reindeer pastoralism to our shared interest in the global perception of soccer, and also included a glowing opinion on my chances at being accepted into graduate school. Apparently even the Cultural Anthropology program at Berkeley is within my reach.
I also met with Yuka this afternoon, to do more studying for our Anth 331 exam. My previous meeting lasted much longer than I thought it would, but even though I showed up five minutes late the same thing happened to Yuka, although in her case it was from evacuating her dormitory and waiting for a fire crew to check the building before she could grab her course materials and study notes. We spent two hours going over the essay questions, so this should give me enough preparation for the test tomorrow. It was interesting to see that her electronic dictionary includes entries for both "potlatch" and "Zuni" - which led to us joking about how she must have bought an anthropology version of the standard Japanese-English translator.