Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
We have set a defense date, and it’s twelve weeks from today. Sometimes that day seems very far away: look how much I’ve done! It’s just tidying up at this point! And sometimes that days seems very close: ten weeks from today I have to turn in my dissertation to my committee and I still need to write two small chapters and edit four chapters. Oh, and work on the side project (which I enjoy very much but doesn’t directly contribute to my dissertation) that actually pays my salary.
I still don’t know where I’ll be living (and working) five months from now, but I’m reasonably confident that I will be employed, and that’s comfort enough right now.
In unrelated news, I made a stellar pasta last week. I was making homemade noodles, so I didn’t want to have to spend too much time on the toppings. This recipe, with slow roasted tomatoes and goat cheese, was excellent. It seemed silly to buy fresh basil when I have almost a half gallon of pesto in the freezer, but that was my only substitution (along with the fresh pasta, of course).