aehtela:

"i get out of the shower looking fresh to death and ready to go." -adam

Shah!

Thank you guys for the congrats! If you’re working on your absurdly detailed personal project, I assure you that you can do it!

Defense

Today I defended my thesis. I didn’t have a chance to practice my presentation, and so I compiled a 13 page “paper” to fall back on. I was aiming for a 20 minute presentation; I talked for 45 minutes, reading approximately a single page of that document as I regurgitated the last six months of my life onto the small audience.

Afterwords, I received three questions, answered them fully, and was asked to leave so the committee could weigh me on the Scales of Merit. When I was invited back in, the committee congratulated me. I have never had them compliment me so overtly. They advised that I publish my thesis in an international journal (particularly Journal of Archaeological Science), stating that it is a big contribution to the field.

I feel very nice.

Defense tomorrow.

Working on my offense.

This screen was the only thing between me and the advancing Corn Hoard.

whatlaurareads:

XKCD - Thesis Defense



Poll: Should this be my list powerpoint slide for my thesis defense?

whatlaurareads:

XKCD - Thesis Defense

Poll: Should this be my list powerpoint slide for my thesis defense?

"It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell"
Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)
sixpenceee:

Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544. 
Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)


Badass!

sixpenceee:

Displayed in the Saint-Étienne church in France is the figure of René de Chalon, Prince of Orange. The prince died at the young age of 25 during the siege of Saint-Dizier in 1544.

Rather then memorialize him in the standard hero form, his wife requested (or René himself requested, or possibly both) that he be shown as “not a standard figure but a life-size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Source)

Badass!