A good day (with reservations)

Good things about today:

* At supervision my supervisor referred to the article I wrote as (and I quote) “fantastic”, the best thing I’ve written so far, and if I write all my thesis chapters like that then I’m sorted. So all the agony of last week was worth it, and I’m really chuffed that I am writing to the required standard (when you’re so close to what you’re writing it’s sometimes difficult to tell).

* At the same session I plucked up the courage to ask if I could change the role play tutorial which is coming up in a few weeks. My supervisor (who set the thing in the first place) has previously appeared quite set on it and resistant to change, so I was a bit nervous, but as soon as I asked she said “yeah, do what you like with it!” I know I normally feel sick on a Monday night before Tuesday tutorials, but I was already starting to dread this one, so this is really great news. Hooray!

* I have bought tickets for a Celtic Connections concert on Friday (yes kingsfold, *that* one – see you there). As we aren’t as flush with money as the last couple of years this is the only (paying) concert we’re going to this year, but it looks like being a great one. Hooray!

The reservations about today:

* I haven’t lost any weight this last week. Must try harder.

* The main criticisms of my article were the length of some of my sentences and extreme use of brackets and sub-clauses. Me, ramble on and on? I’m sure you’ll all find that very difficult to believe.

* The Celtic Connections box office was shut when I went this morning (didn’t open till 10, which was when supervision was) so I had to go back in the afternoon. Glasgow traffic between 5 and 6 is terrible!

* I have about a million zits. Normally this coincides with weight loss. This time I have all the pain and none of the reward. Grrrr.

9 thoughts on “A good day (with reservations)

  1. You should write your thesis in German! No one minds long sentences and subclauses – in fact – the more the merrier. Fantastisch about the fantastic accolade. 🙂

  2. But well done for being a very clever who writes very fantastic PhD-level thesis chapters and should be basking in the glow of being a clever. May you have lost weight on your body and aquired mass in your brain. The spots may be a build up of emissions produced by your over-working and very clever brain and should therefore be seen as a sign of your intelligence.

  3. Saves me an email asking if you were going…. see you there! (Now just got to work out exactly where I’m going and how to get there. I think there may be a convenient bus)

    Glad the journal article is OK – I’ve got all that sort of thing to come (eek!). Hang on in there, there is life at the other end of a PhD, honest!

  4. Hurrah for the good stuff and well, hey it could be so much worse on the bad stuff.

    Hope you get your tickets – am v. green!!

  5. Hmmm, I wonder if that’s the concert we’re not going to cos it wasn’t spotted in time and I’m committed to being somewhere else. If it is, don’t tell scz or he’ll be v jealous.

  6. I blame Jack – it’s all her fault;-) She recommended it to me ‘cos I wanted to go to some Celtic Connection stuff but had no idea where to start…

  7. Listening to BBC doing Celtic Connections right now. Emily Smith was good. Oh, she just got married. Damn…

    Bloke from Argyll just sang a lovely song in Gaelic and I was disturbed to find that I sort of know the words – but I don’t have the slightest idea what they mean 🙁

    The announcer said it was in praise of Morvern

    Oh well:

    O chi, chi mi na morbheanna
    O chi, chi mi na corrbheanna
    O chi, chi mi na coireachan
    Chi mi na sgoran fo cheo.

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