Monday, February 18, 2008

Please Stand By

Hello readers! So lately I've been sucking at blogging and while I've been meaning to write a quick note to update you all, it hardly seems worth it as the update would consist of: writing writing writing. And more writing. Writing a Ph.D. dissertation pretty much sucks as bad as people say it does. Right now I am just trying to get my rough draft done. I've been handing chapters in to Dr. Hari as I finish them and it seems corrections should be relatively minimal, so once the additional iterations begin I should have some more time to pay to you. I miss you, friends. Not only do I feel spatially isolated (sitting at my dining room table ALL DAY) but feel mentally isolated as well. However I notice that every time I go on the internets, hours of my precious time seem to be sucked into a black hole which I can never recover. So I've been limiting blog visits and posting until I get over the hump that is four more chapters. Hang in there with me, gang and hopefully things will get way more interesting soon enough.

14 comments:

Jeni said...

Priorities, kid! That's what they are and you got 'em. I think those of us who read your blog understand that aspect as well as you do and because of that, we want you to do your best, as quickly as possible (to preserve your own sanity there, ya know) and can get back to blogging faster that way. Just keep plugging away at it!

Hot4Teacha said...

Go get 'em, Natalie!! You can do it, you're almost there. Rah rah rah!!!

Beth said...

I do the same thing, come on the internet and feel I've lost too much precious time. Do what you need to do. We'll leave a light on for ya. =)

Dianne said...

I'm hanging in there with you!

I sometimes realize that I didn't get all my "real" work done cause I was Inter-netting so I admire your discipline.

Oh - and Mia should be here by the weekend. I always think of you when I think of her ;)

Can she call you Aunt Magnetbabe?

magnetbabe said...

dianne-
I would be thrilled to be a kitty auntie to Mia!
I'll be sure to remember to stop by to at least take a peek at all the cute pictures you'll be posting soon.

Minnesotablue said...

Take all the time you need Babe!

dr sardonicus said...

I go away for days at a time myself - working 50-60 hour weeks regularly, there's just times I don't want to deal with the blog. Take all the time you need.

fermicat said...

There are several reasons I didn't finish my physics PhD. The suckage factor of having to write a doctoral thesis was high on the list.

What you've accomplished is a tremendous thing, and you have this one hurdle to go. I know you can do it!!

LL said...

*pfft*... what a flimsy excuse for not wasting time on the internet...

Best of fortune to you Babe!

Hot4Teacha said...

As a motivator, think of how far you've come....from the grand halls of the Physics bldg at the U, slumming it in the basement labs and libraries...and now you're almost done!! Woo-hoo, Babe!!!!!!

fermicat said...

I was just thinking about you. Hope the writing is moving along and that the light at the end of the tunnel is very bright! Just make sure it isn't from a fast-moving train...

magnetbabe said...

Thanks for thinking of me fermi, you are on my mind as well and hoping you are hanging in there.

To the rest, the light at the end is bright indeed. I am nearly done! I have been out of town for a conference and am turning around and leaving again on Tuesday for an interview. Will update you all when I can, likely next week sometime.

Jackie said...

Just stopping in to say hi. Hope everything is going well!

Scott said...

Hi Nat!

I've been away for a while too. I'm not gone either. Not quite as busy as you are, but life sometimes gets in the way of blogging. I've had so many ideas on what to write but when it comes time nothing stands out.

See you when you are finished.