Yeah, I have been away for a while, including the Geoblogging Events called Accretionary Wedge. The last one was #54, on Geology and Beer (and other adult beverages).
The current one relates to the relationships between plants and rocks.
I will have to give this one some thought. My life (including my incarnation as a field scientist) is divided between two primary locations, Georgia and the El Paso, TX area. Quite different in both categories.