Thursday, January 28, 2010

Welcome Back to the Ivory Towers

Is it Thursday again?

In a meeting with Dr. Carter, one of the most brilliant scholars I know, he discussed what writing a paper is like, he referred to it as "a friend." You cannot know a friend in short doses of time, but rather in long blocks of time. You cannot wait a whole week before you speak, because the warm up will take so long. Like good therapy, you see them twice a week to truly make progress. You think about it when you are not there and when you meet what you have read and thought about spills onto the paper.

Hello Dear Friend, I've got the afternoon set aside for you.

I will leave you with a picture of my Ivory Tower...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thesis Thursdays and Bailey

Readers beware, the runner-up title for this blog was "Mostly about my Bailey." 

I have resisted entering the blogging world for a number of reasons, but the main reason is because we are those stone age people who don't have internet at home. We use Riverside's free internet, with a processing speed that reminds me of the oh-so-slow dial-up days that most of us only relive when watching "You've Got Mail." However, there is a new development in my life which uniquely combines internet access, and a compulsive need to do something else besides the task at hand...."Thesis Thursdays." That's right, I have a thesis due in less than 4 months. Consequently, I'll be here in Wanda's, every Thursday, with my laptop, my task, and a killer soundtrack in my earphones. Wish me luck! Lucky for you, when insanity overtakes me, I will minimize my thesis and update our new blog. :) I'll leave you with a picture of my view.