Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I've been working on these John Deere-themed hats with some cascade 220 and they just aren't coming...I keep thinking of all these other things I need to be doing.

That said, I started hat #2 last night and have a decent amount of ribbing done on it (about 1"). These are supposed to be weekend projects, they're just not turning out that way. Harumph.

I'm still pretty excited about x-mas, even if my knitting has slowly withered down to barely anything. Oh well, there's always winter break, right?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Work is for the Weak

I have 20 sick days to use by May/June.
1 down.

Working on essays, trying to work on my writing sample.
I'm nervous that I haven't heard back from the professor. Either he's busy, thinks it sucks, didn't get it, or changed his mind. I really hope he doesn't think I'm an idiot. He could also be proposing insightful tweaks to my otherwise great paper. Or not.

I feel like I'm almost done with my essays. Hard telling though. I still need to retake the GRE. Still don't want to do that, either. Eff.

Monday, October 27, 2008

ahh, weekend

Had a great weekend. Judged a math competition (fun), had a homebrew party (really fun), caught up with a professor from undergrad (fun in a different way), went out for burgers and drinks, then bought knitting stuff and played super NES (super mega fun...even though I died, a LOT).

And now it's Monday.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Found another person(s) to read over my research proposal (the people whose work I'm building upon) and am thrilled.

AND nervous they'll think it sucks/miscategorizes their work/is too ambitious/is not ambitous enough.

I hope they look over it quickly! (Perhaps sending a response like, 'this is the most profound idea I've ever encountered'...but I'd settle for, a 'this looks really good!')

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Graduate School Timeline

Primarily, I want to hold myself accountable for this schedule. Things need to start happening, like yesterday now.

This week: NSF
Next two weeks: Writing Sample
Mid-November: GRE retake (?)
Nov 20: begin applications
Dec 20: complete applications

Starting Over

I'm redoing this blog, hoping that I'll actually keep up with it this time.

What I'm doing:
applying to graduate school
applying for the nsf fellowship
writing essays

More on this later.