Friday, July 20, 2007

Thesis is DONE!!!



ok, still a bit of minor editing and fun stuff like writing the acknowledgements, but practically speaking it is .......

wait for it .........

DONE !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Almost ... done ...

... the thesis. It will be finished in less than 24 hours.

More importantly, I will be on the road in 1 month. And counting....

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Notes from the thesis cave...

I have sealed myself off from all civilization. There are roommates out there, I'm sure. Right now I do believe that they are cooking bacon. Maple flavored, if my nose serves me well. Or perhaps they also made pancakes. No matter! The outside world is of no use to me now.

For right now, it is just me and the thesis. 95 pages of astrophysical lore, and likely to be 110 by the week's end. Seven chapters. Two appendices — or perhaps three, should the inspiration strike. The shades are drawn, and the air conditioner maintains a steady temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Its quiet hum my only companion.

At times, I am driven to seek sustenance; as much as I try to concentrate without pause or interruption, my mortal needs cannot go unmet. At those times — and those times alone! — I venture forth from my thesis cave. Nearby, there is a friendly trader from the land of Syria, in the far-off Middle East, from whom I often order exotic falafel or lamb shwarma sandwiches. Farther, there is an establishment run by Mexicanos. I fancy their bean burritos, and the route to their shop carries me past a 7-11, at which I can procure milk at low expense.

But I waste too much time! I must return to my astrophysical lucubrations.