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27 January 2011 @ 12:37 am
Accomplishments today:

  • Dressing nicely and going to my 9 o'clock lecture. Paying attention despite that even as I offered my attention I understood nothing, and thus felt I wasn't actively paying attention at all. Then I lapsed into unicorns and Harry Potter and rainbows and ukuleles, but for the most part I was on track with Mammalian Reproduction(: the study of line graphs and diagrams).
  • Breakfast with Hayley and good nourishing conversations. Little work during our 'work time' since we were both pretty fried.
  • Stayed in proper clothing for 16 hours straight, rather than 4-6 and changing into jammies promptly upon arriving home. (On the downside, it meant not removing my shoes and tracking dried mud around - hoovering to come some time in the near future, then.)
  • Too much tumblr for my own good.
  • A series of haiku about my dissertation (it is not my strong-suit poetry technique just as poetry is not my strong-suit writing technique; English non-shortened-syllable style here):
    • Goethe on the rise;
      Science ponders why, just why?

      What is good science?
      Goethe decidedly not--
      Yet is quoted still.

      Science follows leads
      (You do and so I do too);
      Is Goethe a trend?

      Science cannot write.
      Citation analysis:
      Goethe writes better.

      Metaphors and style;
      Rhetoric not reduction--
      We understand him!

      Not just one or two,
      All factors of resurgence:
      Goethe is useful!

[Can that just be my dissertation done please? :Þ Claire-the-Dissertation-Partner dared me to give it into Nick-the-Supervisor as if that was all I'd produced thus far and just have an essay behind my back to hand over after; she wants to see his face in response to thinking I only have haiku done. I would go into cardiac arrest.]

That's about it. Still a few hours 'til sleep (2pm lecture tomorrow) so I'll try to read through some of my next dissertation book as I faff about online and watch Skins. This whole trying-not-to-overstress-into-panic-zone game is actually harder than the Work game, quite possibly.

Primarily I'm still impressed that I'm still in day clothing. I never last this long. I'm such a 'comfy clothes time' person!


You'll be with me like a hand print on my heart.
Current Mood: confusedConfused.
101mutts: Elphaba101mutts on January 27th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
Great haikus. Having no sense of proper haiku format I think they look swell.

The idea to just pass in the haiku makes me laugh. That'd be a good one.

My day clothes are pretty comfy. :) That's how I manage it. I'm picturing you in one of your dad's suits which is probably not in the least accurate.
Kiwi Crocus: Shoes || Black boots.cranky__crocus on January 31st, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Wearing one of my dad's suits would certainly be fun, although a bit too big for me, I imagine. No, I tend to wear dresses with leggings/jeans, some various waistcoat/hoodie/whatever and my boots. Not uncomfortable, just not as comfy as jammies, which are soft and hardly touch me and loose and nice!
101mutts: chalice101mutts on January 31st, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
I seem to recall you did wear your parent's clothing on History day senior year. ;)
Kiwi Crocus: Women || Plait.cranky__crocus on January 31st, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
We had a History Day senior year? Which parent's clothing did I wear? I know my mother's clothing fits me, but I've never successfully worn any of my Da's actual clothing, just accessories sometimes...
101mutts: Britomartis butterfly101mutts on January 31st, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
I think you wore a light brown jacket (right term?) for a top, and a tie. Maybe a hat? You said it was a combination of your parents' clothing.
Kiwi Crocus: Lesbians || Grass-root upbringing.cranky__crocus on January 31st, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
Hmmm. That all sounds like the sort of clothing I would have anyway, although I don't doubt that it was probably my father's tie. I wonder what of my mother's I was wearing!
lash_laruelash_larue on January 27th, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
Those really were good haiku, and correct, without which nothing.

The very most important thing to know about mammalian reproduction is how to avoid it, as there is simply too much of it going on.
Kiwi Crocus: Nature || Black cat.cranky__crocus on January 31st, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
*Blushes.* Thanks! Glad to know my goofing off produced something of okay quality. :D

I would say I am adept at avoiding mammalian reproduction, personally.