Cup of tea next to laptop: necessary evil or potentially computer- and thesis-destroying* accident waiting to happen? You be the judge.
I’m still working on revisions to my thesis. One of my committee members wanted me to rewrite my entire methods section to sound more like protocols so that they would be more useful to the lab. Um, no.
The thing that’s really hanging me up is the intro chapter for which I need to read some papers so I can add a section to it that my advisor thinks would be good but which I think is completely tangential. But, what I think doesn’t seem to matter much at this point (I thought I had a perfectly fine thesis, for example, but my committee disagreed).
*I do have everything backed up to an external hard drive. And, I’ve been emailing myself revised versions of everything. So, I would still have the back-ups should the computer be destroyed by an unfortunate tea incident.