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I’m trying to get into Twitter.  It seems like all the cool kids are doing it.  I got an account (mrs_abbywhatsit), but I really haven’t been active on it.  Then it occurred to me today that it might be a good place to put all of those random thoughts that occur to me throughout the day that I have no one to tell because I’m home by myself.  So, I’m going to try it.  We’ll see how it goes!

Gift for Advisor

I wanted to give something to my advisor to thank him for all of his years of putting up with my shit, not throwing me out when I had horrible depression, being such a great guy.  I decided to make this:

This very cleverly designed DNA scarf (notice the base pairing between the helices) seemed like the perfect gift.  I found it here.  It’s about halfway done.  It’s not the easiest pattern in the world, you really need to pay attention to what you are doing, but I think a fearless beginner could tackle it.

Now what?


  • Title page and copyright
  • Abstract
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 3
  • Appendix B
  • References

Waiting on Advisor comments:

  • Chapter 2
  • Appendix A

Waiting on complete compilation of thesis:

  • Table of Contents
  • List of Figures

Only thing left to write:

  • Acknowledgements (Note:  “acknowledgments” is correct for the wordpress spell check and “acknowledgEments” is correct for the MSWord spell check.  Both are correct according to the dictionary.)

Today, I spent a great deal of time on formatting.  I’ve got everything in one big document now except for the stuff that I’m waiting for Advisor to send me.  I figured out how to make MSWord automatically generate a Table of Contents and a List of Figures which took WAAAYYY longer than it should have.  Since the page  numbers won’t be right until I get every chapter and appendix in there, I’m waiting on those for the end.  Which means, there’s nothing I can do except write the acknowledg(e)ments.

I should feel good about this, but I’m just anxious about the stuff I haven’t gotten back from Advisor yet.

State of the Thesis 3/23

  • Title page–not started
  • Table of Contents–GRRRRRRRRR!
  • List of Figures–not started
  • Abstract–DONE
  • Chapter 1–still needs a figure
  • Chapter 3–need to make one wording change
  • Appendix A–Written, waiting to hear from Advisor
  • Appendix B–DONE
  • References–just need to go over them to make sure there’s no errors
  • Compiling it all into one document and formatting and shit–10% done