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Thesis Update
Although I met my first deadline for my self-imposed schedule on my Thesis writing (well, missed it by 1 day - that's good for me!), I've been behind ever since. For some reason, I thought I'd actually get a lot of work done over the holidays. Ha!

However, I do think I'll be able to get this done. As of tonight, I am more than halfway through the books I'm evaluating for my thesis. (9 out of 17 read & evaluated.) I intend to read book 10 tonight - maybe even get it evaluated too since it's pretty short. There are a few long books yet to come, but also some short ones.

My new deadline for completing the book evaluations is February 12. The Olympics start that date, plus it's the month before my university-imposed deadline of March 12 for the receipt of the final paper. My goal is then to watch Olympics while writing up my findings, fixing and updating the proposal portion, and finishing up the thesis paper. I intend to mail it to my adviser by March 1st. (Though you can see I've got almost 2 weeks from that date to still Git 'Er Done!)

The university also says I need to defend my thesis by April 9th. And then, for the most part, I'll be done. If I want to have the thing published (I'll decide when it's finished if I do), I've got until early May to finalize things. But I'm figuring, early April and I'm done!

Currently, Linus and Lucy are draped on my lap and sleeping (well, Lucy's opened her eyes and is looking around, but I'm sure she'll be sleeping again shortly). We all agree that we like spending quality time in the comfy chair in the library. Definitely going to get a lot of reading done for fun in here once this is all over with. :-)

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
Current Music: "Casino" from Run Lola Run

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rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: January 24th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
For some reason the idea of you defending your thesis brings to mind an image of you brandishing an AK-47 in one hand whilst carrying an armful of books on the other. I'm sure that what you will actually do is the intellectual equivalent. :)

BTW, it took me ages to type this because of having a lapful of purring Sophie, whose extent of overpowering cuteness caused me to have to constantly stop and give her numerous chin-skritches (to which both she and MOT are highly partial). Lap cats = Best Thing EVAR!! :D
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 31st, 2010 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I shall endeavor to keep that image of me & my AK-47 (though daddy woulda got me an Uzi) while defending my thesis. Heh.

Back in place again with Lucy on lap, so yeah, I'm 100% behind you on the lap cats statement. :-)
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: January 28th, 2010 10:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Firstly, holy mungle the Run Lola Run soundtrack is fantastic and sadly seemingly obscure and it fills me with happy someone else is enjoying it, woo, you have great taste!


Secondly, hoorah for being on schedule! My early self-imposed deadlines have always stood me in excellent stead in my Uni work, and it's great to see the same tactic working at a postgrad level.

Is there any chance I'll be able to have a read of your Thesis when it is done? If it gets published, there is a high likelihood the shiny journal subscriptions the ANU gives me access to might have it... I like reading people's final works, it is often a great way to learn a heap about topics I know nothing about :)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: January 31st, 2010 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
The Run Lola Run soundtrack has been on my sleepytime playlist (the one I play in the reading room for reading, colleging, and/or snoozing) since I first created it, I think. It's an excellent soundtrack.

Regarding the chance to read my thesis - you betcha. :-)
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