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Tuesday, 22 March 2005 at 06:16 pm
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I have deadlines hanging over me like the Sword of Damocles, or Mt Sinai, to mix mythologies shamefully.

I had a very brief consultation with the Überboss just now. He was encouraging but vague; most of the specific advice he gave me involved how to handle the viva. I'm not scared about the viva, partly because it's six weeks away and partly because I'm fairly confident that an oral exam will show me to my best advantage. I'm scared about finishing this thesis in the space of the next few days. What I gave to Überboss D was done enough to give him an idea of what the thesis is, but I know that the final step from almost done to done always takes longer than you expect.

I have to do this stupid bloody experiment that I don't want to do at this stage in the proceedings, and that I have good reason to believe is not going to work. I'm going to have to work through purim; I don't particularly care about the festival itself but I do care about missing joining in with community activities and not spending the time with pseudomonas I was hoping to. But the prospect of getting to see pseudomonas is still cheering.

Apologies to anyone I should be communicating with right now. At this stage, I don't particularly want cheering up, I need to be left alone to fight through this last round. If you do want to send me supportive messages, please do it in a way that doesn't require a real-time reply. Main point is, I'm still here, I still love all the people I love, and I'm hoping to reemerge sometime towards the end of next week.


Moooood: scaredscared
Tuuuuune: Linda Ronstadt: I never will marry
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doseybat: default
From:doseybat
Date:March 22nd, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
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good luck!
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rysmiel: can't rain all the time
From:rysmiel
Date:March 22nd, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
16 minutes after journal entry, 02:43 pm (rysmiel's time)
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Will bne thinking of you positively, though I have Eddie's song from Rocky Horror in my head now since your mention of the Sword of Damocles; can't really see you zooming round the stage on a Harley, I'm afraid.
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From:sea_bright
Date:March 22nd, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
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Having been there not so very long ago, I know what it's like. But you will get there, and then there can be lots of tea and ice cream and sleep other good things. *Hugs*
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From:lyssiae
Date:March 22nd, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
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I am so excited for you, because I know that you are going to just whizz through these last few stages and be utterly successful! I'm not saying this to cheer you up, I'm just telling you like it is ;)
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From:hatam_soferet
Date:March 22nd, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
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OK a badger, not long now, you can do it! (positions cup of tea temptingly at end of final paragraph)
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From:angeyja
Date:March 24th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
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Apologies to anyone I should be communicating with right now. At this stage, I don't particularly want cheering up, I need to be left alone to fight through this last round. If you do want to send me supportive messages, please do it in a way that doesn't require a real-time reply. Main point is, I'm still here, I still love all the people I love, and I'm hoping to reemerge sometime towards the end of next week.

I understand this very well although not for the same project. General good wishes; no realtime reply required.


(Note on Mt Sinai. It is also a hospital in NYC the size of a small city. IT'd be like having Castle Black hanging over you but not nearly as pretty.)


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