Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A date!

I officially have a defense date!

April 16th!


Thursday, March 18, 2010

A chance!!!!


I got a job interview!!!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wearing of the green!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Or, as it should be known, Happy Sneks' Day!

I mean, a whole day devoted to wearing green and drinking beer.  Might as well be my day!

Hope you enjoy your day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Getting there!

I finally had a meeting with my advisor and things are looking good! 

We actually talked about science.  Eventually.  After I said "Fine, I will answer your personal questions about the other miserable grad students in your lab.  But then you will answer my questions about science."  The compromises that fill my life!

The dissertation is growing (pretty much exponentially) and I am hopeful that I will get a full draft out to the committee by the end of next week.  I hope!

I've been pretty cranky with grad school this year, but now that I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, I am almost enjoying it again. 

Of course, that light at the end of the tunnel is unemployment.  But I'm not going to think about that for now ....

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I am in the final stretch of this whole PhD thing.

I hope.

I don't actually know for sure, because I have had little feedback from my advisor.

But I am just in the mind set that I will be graduating come May!  As I have been for the last year!

If I just keep saying it, it will eventually be true, right?

Anyway ... this finally push has led me to be on "lockdown" to get all of the writing done.  I decide that this Wednesday - Sunday would be solely dedicated to dissertation stuff. 

It's Day 4 and I am starting to go crazy, but it's getting done!

I spent Day 3 at Panera, in a quasi-old-school writing day scenario.  It went pretty well, so I am thinking I will be spending Day 5 there too.  Despite the fact that I know RyGuy will be a little annoyed that I will go there and leave him alone all day.  But I just need to be DONE and am willing to do what I need to in order to finish!

Wish me luck!!