It’s not strange for me to have binary behavior, either posting regularly or Just Not Posting. That being the case… and it being the case that I will likely be using this (or some) blog to communicate with the handful of folk I am leaving behind but who might remember me in six months… I’m aiming now to go back to the former. And boy do I have a lot of nail polish queued up.
So I wrote my dissertation. In 7 days. It should have been 6, but I turned it in a day late because I needed the extra time, plus What Are They Going To Do Fire Me. I must say, in the strongest possible terms, I do not recommend this. It was a total staple job, but even so, the level of immersion, stress, and effort involved for those 7 days left me truly, alarmingly useless for almost two weeks.* **
So… don’t do that. Honest. Reschedule your defense and make another plane ticket if that’s what it takes. For the love of god, learn from the mistakes of others. I defend Monday (fingers crossed) and so far I haven’t found the wherewithal to start my presentation.
In non-academic news (ha ha), we’ve got most of the moving nonsense scheduled, modulo getting some cats to the right city (thpt cats). We don’t actually have a place to live (bah) but apart from those small details, it looks like this move is going to happen. Exciting! Or it will be when I get some wherewithal to use on being excited.
Okay, nail polish, actual posting soon. Both these PWIs are recent acquisitions, because… I was going to say my willpower is weak when I’m out of wherewithal, but in practice I don’t try to stop myself from buying <$2 nail polishes. I mean… why? It’s not like they’re full of calories. Or potassium benzoate.
Hearts & Glass Bronze Goddess:
You will see why I felt the need to check the name. I wouldn’t call this bronze. I would call it pink. But it’s a VERY good coater (maybe 1 coat?) and, despite being quite very sparkly, a reasonably work-appropriate color. And the glitter scales poorly in pix.
Hearts & Glass Daring Duchess:
This, while a creme and not sparkly, is not in fact a color I would wear to (say) a dissertation defense. But this image scaled fine.
So. Pink! Pink pink pink. They both have excellent formula, excellent opacity, ridiculously nice for being some random one-off brand.† What can I say?
* still counting.
** This is extremely consistent with studies on human work in general; you don’t gain anything over anything but the VERY short term by working long hours. You get the most work over a 2-month span or anything longer at a 35 hour week. Long hours are not helping you. Really!
† Listed in tags as “hearts and glass” rather than “hearts & glass” because the ampersand breaks wordpress’ tag system. Tsk!