10 years ago: In the summer of 1996 I was two years into my thesis work and still believed that I'd finish it in little more than the stipulated four years. Went to Gotland, dug a little trench, found nothing, did some metal detecting, found nothing, did some surveying with a total station, never used the data. The following summer I dug two graves at the site. Found nothing much, though. My thesis is about extremely cool stuff that others had found before I was born.
5 years ago: In the summer of 2001 YuSie and I got married on the deck outside the summer house, a few meters from where I'm sitting with the laptop now. I was still working on the thesis, based at the Museum of National Antiquities. Completed the first draft in early 2002.
1 year ago: Dug a Viking Period boat grave near Norrköping with my friend Howard and his students. Found cool stuff. Report to be finished real soon now.
5 songs I know all the words to: Tom Lehrer, "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park"; Belly, "Untogether"; Pixies, "Cactus"; of Montreal, "Dreamy Day of Daydreaming of You"; Teenage Fanclub, "Alcoholiday".
5 snacks: cookies, cinnamon buns, potato crisps, chocolate, müsli 'n' milk.
5 things I’d do with $100 million: field archaeology, nice house with a view of the sea, staff to take care of house and garden, travel, summer house in New Zealand.
5 places I’d run away to: New Zealand, Middle-earth, Earthsea, Gormenghast, Västerängsholmen.
5 things I’d never wear: I'd happily try on anything intended for wearing that doesn't require body modification.
5 favourite TV shows: 6 Ft Under, A Touch of Frost, (early) X-Files, Twin Peaks, Monty Python's Flying Circus.
5 greatest joys: my wife, my children, reading, writing, music.
5 favourite toys: my wife, computer, GPS navigator, car, skis.
I'll refrain from tagging anyone this time.