Friday, October 13, 2006
still a whirlwind
Anyone who thought that my life would slow down after I finished my PhD doesn't know me very well. Last Friday at 9 am I handed in my dissertation to the graduate school adn was officially done. By the end of the day, my advisor had handed S and I a new project with a deadline this coming Monday. So the past week has largely been spent working on that - a kind of nice mixture of theory and data and tedium - but frustrating because we are getting ready things ready for a talk he's giving and he's completely out of communication - won't be back until the morning of the talk. And if his plane's late, I suppose I'll be giving it. Granted I did manage to sneak out early two afternoons this week (I've been so tired) and get in an aqua and a yoga class, but in order to do those things I've had to almost completely drop blog-reading, writing, and my normal fun work diversions - even email. Next week I'll be attending a conference for four intense days. At least it's in town so I don't have to worry about travel or sleeping in a strange bed. Along the way I've also applied for my first federal job (well, actually not - but my first federal job at the PhD level). But I think I'll save the thoughts on that process and my general job search ramblings for another post. I've got dishes to do before fish comes home.