Friday, April 14, 2006 ______________________________________________________________________________

Easter Eggs and Bunny Rabbits 

I didn't expect to get today off seeing as how I have my honours thesis to work on and two exams to study for. Technically, I could be working on any one of those things right now. I just don't want to study for exams this far in advance of them (because then I'll forget the finer details) and while I can write the Introduction, Methods and part of the Discussion for my thesis, I don't think you're really supposed to before any analysis of the data has been done. Sure, that's all supposed to go into the Results section, but what is in the Results section is supposed to have an influence on the rest of the paper. I suppose I could write the Introduction, but I don't feel like it. As for data analysis, I can't move forward until I have a certain Matlab script which is being worked on right now, but is not ready for my use.

Graduation is ridiculously close, and the anticipation of being free from all the trappings of being a student (free time untainted by things I should otherwise be doing, ability to take on jobs without having to worry about other scheduled activities, etc.) is driving me plumb crazy. I just want to be done. I just want to be touring SE Asia without a care in the world (especially because on my to-do list this week is to look up the appropriate travel vaccinations).

It just turned 2 o'clock and the show I had on TV ended. Flipping through the channels, I stopped at YTV because I thought I saw VeggieTales. I didn't think that was possible considering that VeggieTales is non-secular and YTV is just some junky throwaway kids' channel - I outgrew YTV programming so long ago that it's not even funny. VeggieTales is great, right now they're showing the only VeggieTales movie I know of - the story of Jonah. Speaking of Jonah, I wish I still had a copy of this performance piece about Jonah that I wrote during church camp (basically teams were supposed to perform a short skit at the end of the camp based on the theme of the camp, which that year was - can you guess? - Jonah). Written in iambic pentameter with AABB rhyme scheme (and quite funny, if I may say so myself) I can't say that I've written anything cleverer. It was written in pencil on Save the Earth A4 lined paper, but I'm pretty sure I made an electronic version. If any of you out there have it (this would've been back in '98 at least) forward it along to me, k?

You know, when I digress that badly, you can tell that I really don't have much to say. In my defence, the reason I don't have anything to say is that I'm stuck in that limbo that is the time before I'm free from academic obligations. As yet, I'm not really able to start any crochet projects, singing classes, renewed attempts at learning how to knit competently - anything I am truly interested in doing, really, until my exams are over and my thesis is written. I'm not frantically studying for my exams or writing my thesis for the reasons already mentioned in the first paragraph. So I'm in stasis, limbo, purgatory. That no man's land between what you're supposed to be doing and what you want to be doing. It's flat terrain, empty and boring and therefore there's nothing to write about. To add insult to injury, the TV shows that I'm watching right now are uniteresting. I can't wait for all of this to be over.

I guess while I'm waiting, I'm going to watch the Eagle Cam: it's a live feed of an Eagle's Nest (right now it's just eggs, and the mama comes by to sit on them every once in a while) on Hornby Island, BC.

Oh alright, how about I edit (more like transplant) my last post?


posted by Joie! at 1:55 PM

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