Geeze, I leave for one week and when I get back I have papers coming out of my ears! I have a big abelisaur post to accomplish, complete with my own pictures. No Google trolling for me on this one, seeing as they ARE my favorite dinosaurs. As if that wasn't enough, a big new deinonychosaur was dug up in South America named Austroraptor (described in the paper as a unenlagiine dromaeosaur, but it could be a troodontid). Then Varriccino et al. figured out that maniraptor theropods brooded their nests like modern paleognathid birds (ratites, tinamouses). Then Bill Parker throws me a curve-ball paper about a new non-avian theropod, Anchiornis, which a very tiny, has a really flexible wrist, and speaks to the problem of the homology of the "semi-lunate" carpal. So I've got a lot of blog posts to write!
By the way, Hawaii was fun, if for no other reason that I got to see my wife wandering around in her swim suit, which NEVER happens up here in Alaska. Disappointed by the lack of lizards on Maui, but we saw some really beautiful sights and went to some fantastic beaches. On the last day there, while running the clock before our flight back, we saw Seven Pounds, the new Will Smith movie. It is a downer.