|trouble (trouble) wrote,|
@ 2010-12-16 01:03 am UTC
|Current location:||The Learning Commons, because learning is fun!|
|Entry tags:||academic stuff, academic stuff: ask me about my thesis, academic stuff: thesis|
Don made me the emergency pie we keep in our freezer for bad brain days, so soon I will be happily consuming that and making him listen as I regale him with my infinite graphing genius. (Here is my first graph, which is merely tracing the increase in enrollment at my school from when they started till when free education was offered. Exciting stuff I know, but I love it like ice cream, seriously. Like, if I had time and energy I'd want to talk about the enrollment of boys vs girls and how the school really pushed how it was creating good little workers out of the boys and didn't talk much about the girls until much later, when suddenly enrollment of girls jumps drastically over two years. I am so boring and i am so happy at the same time. I love my discipline so much.)
Anyway, tomorrow I will be in the archives because I never noted the amount of donations/grants the school was receiving and now I need that info to make my point, and I put that in bold so later I don't go "What was I going to do today?" and then feel silly. Yes, I write notes to myself in the middle of my journal because I am really really punchy right now.
Seriously, though, my argument is really coming together now and I'm so pleased, even though the argument currently is really really low on the word count. I haven't written a draft of this chapter yet that's gotten past 1500 words, but this one... I think it's going to go there because I'm really focusing on the argument and less on the recitation of facts and it's so purty and this is why I shouldn't drink so much caffeine right before updating my journal, sorry.
I also emailed back and forth a bit more today with potential thesis advisers, paid off enough of my tuition fees that I could register for next semester (I originally was planning on having blown this pop stand by now but that's patently not happening), and panicked a bit over PhD apps, so all in a normal week at Chez Anna, I guess.
There's a ghost in this picture, can you find it?