An inner dialogue
An inner dialogue…
A day in the life of an ABD grad student.
Me: Your brave blogger
Myself: Another facet of Yours Truly.
Setting: Before an LCD monitor, enlightenment desktop shell, linux OS. There is a lisp compiler open and an empty text editor (vim, of course.)
Me: OK, self! Time to get busy! Tuesdays and Thursdays are your dissertation-writing days!
Myself: Aw…do we have to? There’s a new Pendragon patch you could be testing!
Me: now, now. Work now, play later.
Myself: But…the sun…there’s sun in Seattle. And puffy clouds. And warm weather. You don’t want to waste the nice weather, do you?
Me: Work now, play later. If you’re good, you can go get a bubble tea after you get some work done.
Myself: But…But you just finished a piece! And you got back from the conference–
Me: –A week ago!
Myself: Could have residual jetlag.
Myself: Hey, look! Your lisp implementation needs a license upgrade! That’ll take awhile.
Me: More like five seconds with broadband.
Myself: But, wait! If you’re stuck inside, you could knit, instead! You knit while you wait for things to compile, correct?
Me: Of course. Not much else to do.
Myself: Well, then. Why don’t you knit now?
[the sound of realplayer and EWTN starts up]
Myself: AAAAAAUGH! NOOOOO NOT EWTN LIVE!!!
Me: Are you going to get busy, or do I have to keep this on longer?
Myself: NOOOOOO IT BURNS US!!! Oh wait. Hey this is kind of interesting…
Me: Don’t make me put on “The 700 Club.”
Myself: IT HURTS! TURN IT OFF! TURN IT OFF!
Me: Are you going to actually work, or do I have to keep Pat Robertson on?
Myself: So. Percussion sounds for this one?