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Thursday, November 13, 2008
Thanks for all your encouraging comments. Twelve hours after I submitted, and I'm still running on no sleep and lots of caffeine. I killed even more trees today and printed out 3 copies of my dissertation to hand out to committee members. It's not over yet. I'm starting a new counter to keep track of the tasks at hand. I think I will keep this on top for a while, so I can amend as necessary.
1. Finish statistical analysis 2. Add to chapter 3 results section and discuss 3. Maintain cultures 4. Check reference list 5. Check buffering capacity of medium 6. Schedule exit seminar 7. Reserve room for seminar 8. Prepare mini version of exit seminar for defense day 9. Prepare exit seminar 10. Work more on chapter 4, topic 1 11. Work more on chapter 4, topic 2 12. Add in table for chapter 3 13. Get paperwork together for employment authorization 14. Organize defense date (coffee and stuff) 15. Ask hubby to help pick out clothes for defense and exit seminar 16. Buy shoes for F1-2 who is getting a brand new brace for his leg 17. Start job hunting 18. Incorporate committee members comments 19. Convert dissertation to pdf with Acrobat ("save as pdf" is unacceptable) 20. Submit final dissertation 21. Update CV 22. Defend dissertation
All this needs to be done by the end of the month. So I can guess I'm still in the running for InaDWriMo 2008, with adjusted goals.
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