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 ....


Becky said...

Unemployment will be a welcome change I think!!
Are your published papers being used as chapters? I certainly hope no one is making you write that part all over again.
I love that your advisor is such a gossip hound!

Sneks said...

Thanks Becky!

I wouldn't mind the summer off!

Papers that I have published that I am first author on that deal with my dissertation topic are in the dissertation and I am not re-writing those. But most of my stuff will not be in there ... leaving me with 3 more chapters to complete in the next 2 weeks! Yay!

And yes, my advisor is insane with gossip. He doesn't think it is gossip though .... he thinks it's collecting information to improve everyone's situation. Sigh.

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