March 16, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — ros @ 2:55 pm

It appears that over the last two weeks my blog neglect has become a lot worse. There is one main reason for this. Just over a fortnight ago my supervisor asked me when the next draft of my thesis would be ready. I told him I’d have it done by Monday 12th.


This was a totally unrealistic date because

  1. I had quite a lot left to do
  2. That week was the show week for Imperial College’s MTsoc, who put on a superb production of Batboy (partly blogged here by the very talented director) and I ended up on front of house selling tickets and cashing up for a few nights, resulting in pretty much zero free evening time and very little sleep.

So now I’m hurrying to finish before Prof Liebeck realises my work is almost a week overdue. I have during this time discovered some interesting things.

Firstly the last 5 pages of a thesis take twice as long to write as the first 90.

Secondly, Red Bull really does give you wings. Sadly those wings tend to disappear half way through your flight and leave you hurtling towards the ground at astonishing speed.

And finally, my cooking never stops. I have three dishes I want to share with you as soon as I have the chance.

On a positive note I just discovered my paper is now out so I am technically a published mathematician. \o/ I would crack open some bubbly to celebrate but I don’t have any bloody time!

Right, time to get back to work. Check back here next week when I’ll hopefully have some posts on some tasty chorizo tortillas, a spicy moroccan poussin and some sticky wild boar ribs. And I might even get round to replying to your comments then.


  1. Can’t wait to see the write-ups and congrats on being a technically published mathmeticioan.
    Do you now get a technically published mathmeticians wage to match?

    Comment by Freya — March 16, 2007 @ 3:08 pm

  2. first off, congratulations on getting published! I totally feel you on blog neglect. i’ve been experiencing the same damn thing. Nothing so important as a thesis, but busy busy busy none-the-less. I can’t wait to see what you’ve got for us, Ros! :-)

    Comment by amanda — March 17, 2007 @ 4:17 am

  3. Congratulations. I just handed in my third year project report (the nearest thing we have to a dissertation) last week (10,000 words on modern Australian cuisine) and the relief is fantastic. Looking forward to seeing your posts again.

    Comment by Trig — March 17, 2007 @ 4:20 pm

  4. Good luck in finishing the thesis and getting th PhD! Been to engineering grad school, writing the thesis - it just sucks. Working for real money is better because you have more money and time to cook!

    Comment by Lannae — March 18, 2007 @ 3:43 pm

  5. Horray Ros, Thats fantastic!

    Comment by Lauren — March 19, 2007 @ 2:46 pm

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