Things are crazy busy trying to get data to finish my dissertation. Never mind the pesky writing I'll still have to do. Right now that's pretty much absorbing my life right now. Haven't really been going out too much. I haven't been going to the gym at all lately, which blows. I knew the gym has always been the way I released stress, but I didn't know how much so until I didn't go for a few months (or more).
As for the dissertation ... it goes. Not nearly as fast as I'd like it. Unfortunately, I'm still trying to understand the quirks of the experiment and simultaneously appease my adviser, who seems to have moving goal posts for my work. Which isn't an entirely accurate way to characterize my adviser, but he's often like a kid with ADHD with his "advising." But oddly enough, he still has 1 over reaching goal he wants me to accomplish: melting a quarter with a plasma ... never mind that isn't really the purpose of my research, but its his way of phrasing it. And I think it's actually how he thinks about my research in his head. *sigh*
Anywho ... back to work