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Re: The thesis distraction thread
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Yes.  If there's anything that can take a subject you love and make you hate it, grad school is the thing.

(I did particle physics.)

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Ha ha, I wouldn't have believed that I could fall out of love with Astronomy and Astrophysics, but grad school did it to me.  Luckily, the love came back after a few years, when joy could once again take the place of stress and increasingly idiosyncratic jargon-papers. 

Otters, though cute, aren't much of a distraction for me.  I did bring the little dog out to the observatory many times, just to watch her go nuts over the hantavirus-filled field mice scurrying under the wooden walkways, and listen to her bark at the coyotes, and sometimes the cows over the fence.  Otherwise she was a pretty shit helper though.  She would be all bundled up in blankets while I had to go out in -25 Celsius to check the photometer positioning between runs, no encouragement, just blank stares or oblivious sleep.


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They're gonna stop paying me as much, so I'm under threat of having a much tighter budget than usual. I'm going to compensate by being a uhaul lesbian.
What's a uhaul lesbian?
Just because you're unique doesn't mean you're useful.

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Grad school is garbage. Why am I here

Dem feels. Whatcha enrolled in?

Astronomy & astrophysics. I'm in my "last year" or whatever, and trying desperately to escape. I need to finish some more analysis and then write.

You?

Political science. It's a weird year - Aussies can tack a thesis year "Honours" onto their undergrad. As I finished mine 5 years ago and did postgrad after that, it's even weirder.

It's harder than postgrad was.

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They're gonna stop paying me as much, so I'm under threat of having a much tighter budget than usual. I'm going to compensate by being a uhaul lesbian.
You should try being a YouPorn lesbian.  That pays better.

If my budget gets tight enough, sure. I have truly fantastic tits and have been getting very good at snapchat.

How did no one say "pics or it didn't happen"?   ;)

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I'm one essay off a perfect semester. I should really do this essay...  But what am I doing instead?

Making lolly bags and price lists for a local sporting event's cafe.

Buying Polaroid film for the sporting event.

Baking muffins... For the sporting event.

Sigh. Otterly procrastinating.

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Know what I should do? I should join a roller derby team. Because I definitely have time to do that.

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 :yes:   Roller Derby would be pretty cool.  I'm not tough enough though... I can't take a hit :(
Just because you're unique doesn't mean you're useful.

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I'm a masochist, so it looks really fun imo. I like getting beaten up.

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Know what I should do? I should join a roller derby team. Because I definitely have time to do that.
Are you trying to draw negative  attention to yourself like Fallon Fox?
  • Last Edit: June 16, 2016, 06:31:52 PM by SkepticTank

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Know what I should do? I should join a roller derby team. Because I definitely have time to do that.

I did that for a while.

I couldn't see a future for it. I was too cautious, and I didn't want to hit anyone first. Because I wasn't as solid as most players, I would be better off as a jammer/pivot - lighter and faster. Unfortunately they have to hit first to break through the pack, I just couldn't do it.

I took up running instead.

Derby is fun! Just make sure to check your self preservation thoughts at the door. And get good quality knee pads, I think mine were ~160$.
  • Last Edit: June 16, 2016, 09:44:00 PM by Wingeh

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My youngest daughter did roller derby for a couple years. It's a high injury sport but looks like a ton of fun.
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 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

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"I'm over 70 and have never seen such , arrogance, incompetence and Ill -intentions as this President and his aids."    The Dotard     (posted 12 days after his 68th birthday)

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Know what I should do? I should join a roller derby team. Because I definitely have time to do that.
Are you trying to draw negative  attention to yourself like Fallon Fox?

Lol. On the contrary it's gay as heck and I think I would get a lot of dates!

But also, there's a pretty substantial number of trans women on the derby teams in the Toronto area; maybe I'd get some attention but I wouldn't be dealing with it alone.

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Know what I should do? I should join a roller derby team. Because I definitely have time to do that.
Are you trying to draw negative  attention to yourself like Fallon Fox?

Lol. On the contrary it's gay as heck and I think I would get a lot of dates!

But also, there's a pretty substantial number of trans women on the derby teams in the Toronto area; maybe I'd get some attention but I wouldn't be dealing with it alone.

Derby teams generally up there on the supersafe spectrum for LGBTIQ peeps. The main reason I joined was I'd just had a very messy domestic breakup with my then-gf. I was working in a very Herero-normative government role, but even my les "friends" in the corporate sphere were hell critical of me. I trained co-ed, so there was a real mix on the spectrum. It was good as far as chill community goes.

But you know.... If you play, you need a derby name!!!! :D got any early ideas?

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Re: The thesis distraction thread
Reply #46
Aw, I was looking for that one last week. Glad you found it.

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Reply #47
Thanks!
It is awesome.

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Raaaaaaaaaaagggggggggggeeeeeeeeeee

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I fucking, hate things! And people. And definitely institutions!