Posted Dec 17, 2002
How cool is this? I'm on the cult BBC buffy page. Woo, and indeed hoo!
Thanks to SMoB for alerting me of this fact.
The PhD is progressing nicely, although write-up has taken a bit longer than the optimistic deadlines I mentioned below.
Chapters 2-8, the references and appendices and abstract are all done; I'm currently writing chapter one, the introduction.
That way when I introduce the questions I want to answer, they'll miraculously be the ones that ARE answered in my conclusion. Good, eh?
Can't wait til season 7 starts on Sky...
Posted May 8, 2002
... it's been a while since I last wrote and I wanted to remove the cobwebs a little...
I'm still here, I'm still alive, I'm just working very hard on my PhD (with only occasional breaks to watch Buffy on thursday nights).
I've almost finished gathering data on normally hearing primary school children, and am about to start the final lot of testing on hearing impaired kids. So yay me.
Hopefully I'll be finished testing by mid-July and then can write up over the summer and submit at the end of August or early September. I'm trying to write some of the thesis as I go along... it's hard work though. Two different brain-modes. And I think my grey cells are dying off rapidly.
Anyone else here done the PhD thing and can cheer me on a bit?
Posted Feb 22, 2002
... or something like that.
No, don't break out the legwarmers.. but I am going to be on BBC Radio 1 this Sunday night (the 24th) speaking on self injury again.
They did a show focusing on this back in December, and I went down and took part and talked a bit.. and they're doing a follow up this weekend.
So if anyone wants to listen, you can do so online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/djs/sunday_surgery.shtml from 9-11pm UK time, or it's 97-99FM on the radio.
I'm actually looking forward to it
Posted Feb 20, 2002
vodka sort of helps
but no more left
hurts too much
but i'll cope
pleas ingore post and me.
Posted Feb 20, 2002
I got a phone call at work this morning from my mother. My last remaining grandparent, my paternal grandfather, died in his sleep last night.
It's not entirely unexpected: he was 96, and generally not able to take care of himself, but stubbornly resisting nursing home care. Until just before Christmas, his catheter blocked again, and his home carers refused to take the job back on, so he couldn't be sent home.. so he was shipped off to a 'rehabilitation hospital' and then, finally, to a nursing home just last week.
My real sorrow is that I didn't get to see him since he went into the hospital. Nor did I write to thank him for his christmas gift - it's been on my 'to do' list for ages. And now can never be done.
I'm really going to miss him. He was cantankerous, stubborn, argumentative, but I loved him.