Open Thread

This Open Thread is Turning on the A/C

Hallelujah, it’s finally starting to feel like summer! Which is ironic since it just barely started feeling like spring.

I finally gave in and turned on the air conditioner for the first time today. It was getting just a little too hot in here!

How in the world is this songĀ eleven damn years old?? That’s just not right. Tell me how your week’s going.

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

5 replies on “This Open Thread is Turning on the A/C”

It’s fluctuated between 50 and 90 here (fahrenheit is weird), which I guess is 10 and 32 in celsius? Anyway I’ve only been in one place and I sympathize tremendously. I’m refusing to get out of bed at the moment because it looks so gloomy outside.

Just finished watching last week’s Doctor Who. Every episode I hope for better things, and every week I am more disappointed than the last… I hate Stephen Moffat and what he’s done to Clara, the Doctor, LOGIC, and really the series in general. Boo on him…

Otherwise, I have to defend a research proposal tomorrow. It’s basically the last step before I’m approved to do my dissertation. I am alternately surprisingly calm and terrified I’m overwhelmingly unprepared. My presentation slides are…. not yet what they should be and I haven’t rehearsed the timing at all. What if I don’t tell them all the info they want to know? What if I just start to ramble? I don’t even know what the hell to wear. I keep worrying that one of my committee members will forget to show up. Or that I’ll get into a car accident on the way there in the morning. Aaaaand there comes the overwhelming unprepared feeling. Ugh.

Step 1: take a shower. Step 2…. *shrugs*. Step 3: Profit! er… dissertation!

I feel you on Doctor Who. I’ve kind of stopped watching things after I saw Clara getting too manic pixie dream girl for my taste. I keep hoping it’ll pull out, but I think it’s just going to stay irritating until we get a new head writer.

More importantly, good luck tomorrow! I’m sure they’ll all show up for you, and you’ll ramble in the right way to make sense and get your information across.

I was pretty underwhelmed by the finale of Doctor Who as well. There were some great moments and I love Matt Smith (even though I started with Nine and adored Ten, I feel like Eleven is MY Doctor) but overall I was left feeling kind of meh. I wanted to love Clara but she’s just felt so bland in every episode besides Asylum of the Daleks. I held out hope that her lack of a distinct personality was a deliberate plot device and not unguided/lazy/bad writing but…alas.

I’m still super pumped for the anniversary though. I think I will probably have a combustion of feels when Eleven sees Rose.

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