May. 8th, 2008 11:18 pm
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Instead of lurking around in the LJ, I'm now going to make myself useful and proofread some of my thesis. Over and out.


May. 6th, 2008 10:12 pm
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I should really be doing this blogging thingy much more often: it's a good outlet. And also an excellent method of procrastination...

At the moment, I'm supposed to be proofreading an essay I wrote in ancient times about the influence of Norman French on Early Middle English. I'm almost done - something like three more pages to go - and then I can email it to the person who'll grade it. And I'll get some study credits.

Then, I'm going to go through one chapter of my thesis before going to bed. I still haven't heard from the prof. concerning the first version, but otherwise the thesis is doing fine. It's me who's worse off >_<.

And I almost killed the Moonflower seedlings again today. I just got them inside an hour ago and they looked a tad floppy. During the first half an hour the floppiness got progressively worse. *scurries off to check the current status of the patients* And now some of them are already back in the land of the living. I just have to learn the hard way, don't I?

Hmm. I need more icons, too. Something emotive; I already have many serious ones, an inquisitive one and a humorous one. I need something cheery and something pissed off. And some more with plants in them. I'll probably have to ditch some old ones. Sigh. Finding any good icons is going to be a drag, though.

Edit: got the essay done and emailed. Now I'm off to pay the rent, then maybe some thesis-reading, then sleep.
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I really should check my emails more often, or at least regularly. Yesterday I missed a job assignment (I do freelance translations) because I didn't read my mails. Meh.

But when they offered me assignments before, they usually called...Where was I to know that this time they would use the email?! *whinewhine* Ahem. My own fault for being such a lazy-ass.

And now off for the local library, I've got a master's thesis to write. Which is no fun, since my prof, who's supposed to be directing me and my bloody writing process is not inclined to do any actual directing. He insists on seeing a full primary version (60 to 80 pages) and refuses to read or comment on any single chapters or pieces of writing prior to that. He might comment on my table of contents, though, like that's any help. The funny thing is that he's not actually obliged to direct student's theses if he doesn't want to, he could transfer the job to somebody else if he wanted. If. But no.

So, I'm going to write 60 to 80 pages in French only to find out that there's something awfully wrong with my methodology or approach or whatnot and do the whole thing over again. And he's going to do nothing to help me. That stupid, arrogant, selfish, stuffed-up bastard of a Frenchman!

And I can't very well give up, since graduating officially is going to help me big time professionally. So I'll just swallow me pride and keep going, a-crumbling and a-mumbling and a-swearing but progressing nonetheless.


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