I still have to make the changes the graduate office recommended I make on my thesis -- I got it back from them last week with their penciled in corrections and suggestions, and happily, they weren't as numerous as I'd feared they'd be. But they do seem to hold an unusual prejudice against the word "this" -- the word is circled practically every time I use it in my manuscript. I guess they want me to replace it with another word, to try and vary the sentence structure up a bit and make it more specific, but still... "This" is a pretty common word! Brian Eno even has an amazing song with that word as its very title.
If any of my readers have gone through a thesis defense before, especially in English Literature, please get in touch with me! I am
When I wasn't freaking out over my impending thesis defense this week, I was grading papers, hanging out with Ricky, reading some more Harry Potter (finished Order of the Phoenix and now I'm well into Half-Blood Prince), going to see a friend perform in a community theater production of "Guys and Dolls," and visiting some friends of ours in West Palm Beach. I truthfully don't know where last week went -- it was a frenzied, crazy-fast week.
Here are my blog posts from earlier this week in case you missed any:
Tell me that's not the cutest thing you've ever seen... Right? Well, I hope you have yourself a great Sunday. :-)
P.S.) I apologize for the lack of blog comments lately -- I haven't had much time to visit your lovely blogs, but I promise that will all change after Tuesday!