Thesis Report #4: 21 Steps to an Awesome Thesis (updated)

#1:  Load and organize 1 (one) comically oversized table with necessary and unnecessary office supplies.
#2:  Brainstorm new topic (preferably with the help of an awesome mommy) because old one was too “ambitious”.
#3:  Commit to new topic.
#4:  Bask in awesomeness of new topic.
#5:  Thank mommy.
#6:  Re-organize table using new office supplies received from departing classmates.
#7:  Print obscene numbers of papers.  Pray ink cartridges hold out.
#8:  Remove previously unnoticed plastic coating from brand name on printer.
#9:  Organize Husband’s desk.
#10:  Panic slightly that it’s already 3pm and no research has been completed.
#11: Read massive stack of papers.
#12: Repeat.
#13: Panic slightly that it’s the middle of July and no part of thesis has been written.
#14: Experience moment of brilliance while watching music videos on Youtube.
#15: Delay acting on brilliance by reading BBC news.
#16: Ignore Facebook.
#17: Start writing about thesis in blog in the hopes it will force productivity.
#18: Share blog with Bulgarian thesis advisor, guaranteeing productivity.
#19: Finish reading stack of papers… feel enlightened.
#20: Begin typing.
#21: Repeat tomorrow.

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