So I just got a new "netbook" laptop and am in the Agoura Hills library near Rocky Oaks. It works great, despite the slow library connection. The keyboard is small and takes some getting used to but this should be great for taking notes in grad school.
Soon I will have a zip drive and will be able to post pictures again. At the moment I can't get them off my computer at home.
There isn't really any new news, I'm still going to Vermont in July. I'm definitely really excited about it. Meanwhile I'll be vegetation mapping and working on restoration projects in the Santa Monica Mountains.