Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spirit Writing

I have now revised my !@#$!! thesis. By which I mean, I sat and nursed the Pumpkin, while the spouse took dictation. ("The reader wants me to what? Fine. Write 'Group X reports that they did That Thing. In our hands, we obtained a completely different result. I have no bloody idea why.' Next comment." "I don't care, just delete the entire paragraph; there, there's nothing to complain about now!" "No, I'm leaving that in so that no other poor sod tries to do the experiment. Of course it didn't work, that's the POINT." "People in HELL want ICE WATER. We're done.")

Thank heavens the grad school doesn't really, you know, check.