and so i’m now in post-thesis-completion aftermath which basically means spending a lot of time unearthing emails that have gone too long unanswered, working on ebooks blog posts (which i keep promising to our poor editor well in advance and continue to email to him the day before they need to go up!), and planning things to do here. and i have a nice fat stack of books that have absolutely nothing to do with my thesis topic, including hilary mantel’s wolf hall, which i started from the library a few weeks ago and haven’t gotten to finish, and stephen king’s under the dome which is fat enough to keep me going for at least two days. 🙂 plus a brand-new 30% off coupon from borders burning a hole in my email.
and this mostly means that i don’t have a plan for today, of course, so, instead i’m proposing that you all go and get addicted to freakangels.

"dull. abysmally dull. a triumph…the dullest of the lot."

so this is it, folks. you saw it here first:

and what is this you’re looking at, you ask?

that right there is the desk of a person who just did her last day’s work on her master’s thesis, thank you very much.
under the sudden looming pressure of an inescapable desire to get the fucking thing done, she drank more caffeine than five people need, drove her girlfriend nuts for a long weekend, and forewent sleep, emailing friends, regular exercise, and food with nutritional content (other than chocolate and the milk in coffee).
but the thing is done, by god, and she is not revisiting a comma of it.
it is done. finished. completed. and will be printed tomorrow to be a (hopefully) cheery surprise for her two professors on thursday when they weren’t expecting it ’til next week.
but that’s what the desk looks like.
why isn’t she there, you ask? why, because she’s busily crawling her way to her bed. which is out of frame.
see? the bed is that green bit over there on the left with a total lack of bibliographies, footnotes, or block quotations. goodnight, folks. that’s all she wrote.

action transvestite!

i have no brain.

i’ve been doing the last-ditch revisions of my thesis for — well, what feels like several years now. checking my email, i see it’s only since the 1st of december. it feels like longer. my brain is slowly turning into swiss-cheese’y stuff but thanks to my wonderful friend diana (you should go and read her blog and decide that it is awesome and go and vote at the best librarian/library edublogs 2009 site. that link right back there), i have truly gorgeous slide backgrounds for when i turn to making my slide-show presentation.

for my presentation.
which is next week.
immediately after which, i have a job interview. so that’s going to be a really good day!
anyway, the upshot of all that is, determined though i am to stick to this random and self-assigned every other day schedule, i have really nothing to say this friday except “bleerrrrrrrr” and “has my professor’s handwriting always been this awful and i’ve never noticed before? what the hell is that word?! is it important? oh, god, what if it’s important — oh, crap–” and other things of that sort.
so go watch some eddie izzard instead. really. it’s about star wars. you’ll like it.

music overkill

so in the throes of trying to decide on a title for my colloquium thesis presentation — which i’m looking forward to about as much as unanesthetized dental surgery — i ended up surfing through most of my music collection looking for inspirational lyrics. luckily for me, breaking benjamin and linkin park came through in spades for me — good lads! — and i found a title. i’m not sure what arthur griffith or bobby sands would make of linkin park but they’re both dead, so that’s okay.

but before i found that oh-so-awesome title (yes, i’ll put it at the end of this post), i wandered around youtube for awhile because…well, it was better than grinding out more pages of rewrites. and in the ‘but what about that song…and didn’t that one have a good line…’-ness of it all, i came across a few music videos, then deliberately looked for a few more and, because a good tune is always handy for getting you through a saturday….
is this the most emo video ever? bar, of course, anything made by the nine inch nails?

and because i can’t do a post of videos without breaking ben…