Thursday, March 06, 2008

When I get a round Tuit

I remember my Granny used to have this round tuit magnet on her fridge that looked something like this (only it was crocheted, as all good Granny nicknacks are). It wasn't until I was a bit older that I finally understood what it was. This is one of those times in which I need a round tuit.I still have some papers that I want to get published that are from my PhD research. Due to my unusual circumstances when finishing my PhD I figured it was in my best interest, and my supervisor agreed, that I just get finished the degree and do the papers later since circumstances didn't allow for both. I've had numerous people tell me, "Oh ya I was going to do that and never got around to it" but I was thinking, "Oh not me. I'm all over getting those published".

Well... it seems I'm not so much all over that. I think I've effectively got rid of the "life revolves around school" mentality and would rather be doing other things in the evening. And the thing is there is barely any writing to do. When I was writing my thesis I put the effort in to make my chapters mostly publishing ready. I just can't get into the mode to do the nitpicky stuff. Plus it's been so long since I've looked at my thesis that I'm going to have to read it all over again to get orientated. Although on the plus side, re-reading my thesis gives me a little ego boost now and then as I read sections and think, "Damn, I wrote that? It sounds so eloquent."

And yes, I do see the irony in spending my time writing about how I'm procrastinating from writing my papers. If only I had a round tuit.

2 comments:

EthidiumBromide said...

Ha, it's funny that you posted this now. Just the other day I was thinking about my mother's Tuit which she received AGES ago for volunteering to be in charge of a committee for PTO or something when I was in grade school (hers was more like one of those round rubbery things you use to help grip jars to open them). I could really use a Tuit in the lab, especially when it comes to writing up data and imaging all the stupid commassies that keep piling up...

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