Posted January 18, 2010 by o.w. in emo rants. 11 Comments
“A person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing you to grow. Without them, it sleeps- seldom to awaken. The sleeper must awaken. “
— Frank Herbert
Thesis submission – 42 days and counting.
Posted by buhdoop on January 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm
42 days? I’m a little jealous :)
Posted by enkerli on January 24, 2010 at 5:50 am
Let’s plan the celebration now!
Methinks a “Master’s Beer” is in order.
Posted by Owen Wiltshire on January 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm
I’d just like to say that the sleeper is trying to wake up – but that I’m still inching through this thesis – averaging a couple paragraphs a day. Some sticky sections have now been removed from the thesis.
I also realize I get to double space this thing at some point. So I’ll get there!
Yes, there will be beer.
Posted by enkerli on January 27, 2010 at 8:32 pm
Go for it! You can do it!
(If it helps, feel free to picture us as actual cheerleaders…)
Posted by o.w. on March 19, 2010 at 6:51 am
42 days my !@#!. Nude cheerleaders?
Howabout blinking over to Mexico, hanging out on a nude beach, and then get offered the opportunity to work as a bartender on the beach for the two months I dedicated to finishing the thesis? (btw, I was told I make a great bartender – and I have to say its a fantastic space to engage and learn from people. Every drunken fool (in the positive happy sense) asked me what my thesis was about, and while I thought I would bore everyone with the discussion, it turns out most hippie travelers have Ph.D’s and love to get pissed while speaking academiceeze).
Heck I even wrote a section about Open Access publishing, the day after getting drunk on Mezcal while dancing salsa and betting on cock fights! Geertz eat your heart out!
But I’m 42 pages into it… I’m starting to wake up with thesis thoughts (aka internal stress is rising), and if I don’t get kicked outta the school first, I’ll have it finished before getting home May 1st.
Who knows if that’s going to work for everyone at the school, but the universe took over…
and then I stepped into a wormhole, and woke up in Sri Lanka.
I asked for new experiences, and I got them!
Posted by enkerli on March 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm
Go get them!
Posted by Maximilian Forte on March 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm
…I am waiting… :|
Posted by Maximilian Forte on March 29, 2010 at 2:00 pm
PS: I recognize that clip from DUNE…come on, you can’t get anything past me.
Posted by Alexandre on March 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm
So, when will we be able to get our hands on those chapters? We want them!
Posted by o.w. on July 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm
I should have taken the water of life, but chickened out at the last minute thinking it best to keep my head on my shoulders. Who wants to end up a blind desert nomad?
Unfortunately that means the chapters are only being posted as we speak, as opposed to many months ago. Chapters 1 + 2 are up now, with some odd cut and paste issues that messed the formating in WordPress.
Posted by enkerli on July 29, 2010 at 5:42 pm
Nice! Thanks for the notice!
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