Ten weeks of summer remain

2006-07-24

in Daily updates, Oxford

Bridge over the Oxford canal

Happy Birthday Kelly Kilpatrick

About ten weeks now remain before the start of Michaelmas 2006. Of the major things I wanted to do over the summer – namely, travel, earn some money, and work on the thesis – I have done at least a bit of each. Hopefully, all three will be boosted in August as I instruct two more students, complete more additional batches of work for Dr. Hurrell, and travel to Ireland.

One thing I need to develop is a filing system for thesis related materials. Books are easy enough to deal with, whether they are mine or borrowed from the library. What I really need an organizational system for are my own notes on readings (which I have generally put into a succession of notebooks, ordered chronologically) and printed or photocopied articles. For the fish paper, I just put that stuff into one big binder, but I doubt that will be adequate for a 30,000 word project.

Speaking of the fish paper, I really must get back to editing it. It is now anybody’s guess whether I will be able to complete the desired revisions before leaving for Scotland, and thus whether it will appear in the next issue of the MIT International Review or the one subsequent.

PS. Still no Etymotics. With bated breath, I wait.

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Anonymous July 24, 2006 at 1:49 pm
Jessica July 24, 2006 at 3:50 pm

Still not there? I’m blaming the British postal service for this one, seeing as they left the US via airmail over a week ago.

Milan July 24, 2006 at 7:45 pm

Jessica,

I was really hoping they would arrive today, but there is still nothing.

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