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Well, I had my viva on Monday, and I passed it with minor revisions.

So from now on its Dr Astrobouy smile

Now I just have to go to the bank and get them to change my title on everything. Then its cheap plane tickets and upgrades all the way. Woo hoo!
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nena:
Thanks for your comment on my last set, you're a sweetie blush kiss
emotedcreations:
Explain 'string theory' to me please...
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woo hoo!

Submitted thesis on Monday. Sorted. Just gotta wait a couple months for my viva and then I'll be Dr Astrobouy biggrin

Is such a relief to have it finished. Can't quite believe it. For the first time in 4 years there is nothing I am supposed to be doing right now. I can go out, go to the pub, smoke a spliff...
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cklarock:
p.s. I think you should find a pub that has video games and will let you smoke weed while you play. smile
waldo_____:
Any idea why you're a member of the UK Politics group twice? I'm a little surprised it's possible, but what do I know...

(Just asking; no agenda.)
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Well not much to write today. Have succeeded in being a work hermit for few days, and am now in the last 7 days till my supervisor wants the final iteration of the thesis...eek and eek again.

I can't wait till it is done, I am going to get so comprehensively wasted in a sustained manner that I plan on not remembering my...
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arete:
there's no one feeding my cat steak behind my back.....i feed it to her.... shocked

being a student is bad for one's health, i swear. students get this "i spend my life indoors" complexion. good luck with your thesis kiss
shynola:
Boop!

Heya Hermit - s'appenin duder?

Hope you are well and wasted as promised! wink

Shy x
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Well things are moving finally. I've managed to stem the panic, and start writing again. Am gonna have to really pull it out of the bag now though. Still, just under a month and it'll be done. I'll be able to get on with my life, whatever the fuck that means. My cats do such a good job of keeping me amused...
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vlanic:
Thanks for the message amidst your arse-busting thesis-writing. I'm double-checking things, but it's looking more and more like I'm solid on this.

I hope you'll assault your brain with booze when you're finished. It sounds like you've earned it.
shynola:
Hey - vouched for you astromonkeybouy!

Hope you are well! Damn - you have a bit of a crazy political debate goin on in your journal here *shakes copy of Guardian out* Ahem........... I'm more of a local politics gal, start sowin those seeds with the kids i say! Start young an'all!!

You feelin better?

What goss for the trash mag queen me dear?

Haha

Shy wink
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I don't know who I'm fucking kidding. Five weeks is not long enough to finish my phd. It might be if it weren't such a great big pile of shit.

I've spent nearly 4 years on this fucker now, and right now it feels like the biggest waste of time I've ever found. There's not one useful bit of...
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vlanic:
Hmm, I just wandered over here after catching your post on Academics, and decided I had to comment when I noticed your b-day falls 2 days after mine.

Is your program or advisor forcing you to finish right now?

This may be irrelevant to your situation, but my solution to the PhD mess was to take my sweet old time (this is my 6th year, and my advisor seems to have no problem with the possibility of my being here a 7th year) -- I've had numerous smart people tell me that no one cares how long you spent in grad school. On the other hand, if your advisor is letting you finish it seems there should be something of value in what you've done -- after all, your work reflects on your advisor to some extent.
vlanic:
Shit, I'd be pretty annoyed with academia too, if I had to work in a system like that. For me, one of the most appealing aspects of academia is the flexibility and laid-back atmosphere, but with those kinds of constraints it seems like you get neither.

Thanks for the comment, by the way; the jury's still out.
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blimey, what an outstanding weekend that was. Started with what was meant to be a quiet on friday saving energy for river party on saturday night. Didn't happen like that though, ended up at pub, then gig at gloucester that a mate played. Was bloody good, they were really tight. I was a mess. I remember it all. I wish I was one of...
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sophie:
i can't wait to see pictures!

thank you so much for lovely comments of late. a party... that's the ticket!

kiss kiss kiss
cklarock:
Hey, you have two friends!
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cklarock:
It's really funny about kittens, because part of what makes them so cute is that they're practicing to fucking kill shit *all day long*.

You're like, "Awww! She thinks she's disembowling my shoes! Ith thoooo keeeeewwwwwt, yeth you are! Yeth you are!"
cklarock:
That's excellent! I feel like a Helpful Citizen (TM).

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OK first journal... I wonder if anyones gonna read it?

I don't know why I'm asking you that... Still its something to do whilst I'm not writing my thesis. Christ. 100 pages done now, so its the home straight, buggered if I can summon the hutzpa to finish it now.

No no, I need positive thinking. Only 40 pages or so to...
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sophie:
how many pages have you written since this ^^ journal entry? my guess is four.

if you write three more by the end of today... mm... i have no idea what i could offer, but i'll just say, i think that would be overwhelmingly smart and cool.

rupert murdoch is one oily fishy muhfucker.
cklarock:
Thanks for the compliment!

^^^ That's 3 people who've read this journal now, so pics of the kitten need to be forthcoming.

Regarding Excel, you know, we hate the fucking software, but it's what everyone in the goddamned universe uses, so we're stuck with it. I just hope they get the Y5K patch written in time, because the security holes are monstrous.