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Whoa!!! That’s the coolest conifer I’ve ever seen. Thank you for sending it! (I am indulging in a bit of Drunk Fluthering… Decided to stay at home tonight so as to be able to get started working early tomorrow >_<). How does it count as a conifer if it doesn’t have any roots? Somehow I wouldn’t have expected a plant without roots to be considered a tree O_o I find all science fun. I ended up in the humanities, and I think that my style of thinking is better suited to it, but I have a strong respect for science. My favorites are ecology and molecular biology.
I enjoy writing under pressure as well. I am a masochist in every sense of the word, not the least of which academic… But I know that my work is so much better if I have enough time to edit beyond a first draft. The last time that I wrote a class paper well in advance, instead of at the last minute or just a day or so before the deadline, was sophomore year of college! It’s still one of the best history papers I’ve ever written. I wish that my work ethic were better, but I worked my ass off in high school and college, with an immense focus when most people are still kind of drifting, and I’m just burnt out now… Luckily this is my last semester of classes ever, unless I go for another PhD! At this point I just want to do my own research and design my own classes. You’re right about this being one of the best jobs in the world. My tuition is paid for, I’m researching a topic that I believe is important and fascinating, and I earn my bread by teaching kids who are just slightly younger than me, and (at the best of times) watching their heads explode in class and writing. I’ve even seen kids become interested in history when they had previously been under the misapprehension that it’s nothing but a definite list of names and dates to memorize. It can be pretty cool.
Do you get to teach at your school? Or are you funded through your adviser’s grants? I know it’s quite different in the sciences. In the humanities, our adviser’s grants barely suffice for their own research. We all have to apply for individual grants, and TA classes to earn our keep.
2 months ago
Congratulations on 5K.
January 22nd, 2013
Regarding your answer
It sounds to me as if you do have an interest in it – otherwise you wouldn’t be asking the question. I said I had zero interest in watching it, but I obviously had interest in it from the sociological standpoint. It would take you less time to just look at it than to survey Fluther about their feelings. I wanted to know what drove people to watch it and what they thought after watching it. I wanted to know if they liked it and if they’d recommend it. I’m sorry you didn’t like the question. I am glad though that most people didn’t take the simplistic superficial approach that you took, and instead gave informed elaborate answers that actually contributed something to the discussion. I usually don’t waste my valuable time answering questions that I deem silly. I wish everyone else did the same.
January 12th, 2013
Then you didn’t meet any doofuses.
December 30th, 2012
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