13 June 2007

Drumroll, Please

We are going to...


Spelled Majorca in English.

And by the way, the famous costume jewelry? Majorca Pearls, of course.

Congratulations to Greg for coming up with the correct answer!

Now we just have to wait for September...

8 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

how much fun!!! So are the pearls expensive, will you be bringing some home?

The Big Finn said...

I was thinking Sicily. Wrong again!

Beth said...

Wow, that sounds like fun!

Global Librarian said...

It does sound like fun!

I have no idea how much the Majorca pearls cost. I actually had a string when I was a child, which is why I know about them.

But once I became a Big Girl, I got the real deal.

Although now that I think about it, perhaps it would be a nice gift for the nieces (ages 3, 5 and 8).

Shh! Don't anyone tell them. But I think I may have figured out some Christmas presents...

Greg said...

Cool! I knew that Masters degree in Geography would come in handy _one_ of these days. ;-)

GLD said...

Now your in trouble. She 4 1/2 which I might add was explained to me just this weekend by the 4 1/2 year old in no uncertian terms.

Global Librarian said...

A Master's degree in geography?

And what, pray tell, are the career prospects for an individual with a career in geography?

Greg said...

Often IT. I did GIS work in school and wandered over to systems administration and things like that for a job. For years I was the main techie guy behind the public website for my last company, an aerospace company based in Seattle.

My brother-in-law is also a geographer and he works in the cantonal planning office for Graubunden.

Other geographers I know have done various work in government offices (census is a big one, USFS, USGS), worked as customs brokers, worked for shipping companies, worked for airlines (one guy I met was a VP for one of the big US airlines).

Geographers have a great background for employers looking to hire someone that has the ability to be totally flexible in their job. They might have done a lot of reports, usually some statistics, graphic design, and computer programming. While not a popular example, McDonald's has many Geographers doing work on where to locate new restaurants. I wouldn't be surprised if Starbucks does as well. Then again, I know streetcorners in Seattle, San Francisco and Vancouver BC with Starbucks on two-three corners of an intersection, but they do seem to stay in business.

I believe that Geography is one of the more popular subjects for people to study here in Europe.