Thursday, March 19, 2009

Excited about research

Strangely, I am. Which is truly a sign that I am living in Bizzaro Land. I attended a "Writing an Excellent Literature Review" seminar the other day and somehow, against all odds, the tutor got me all pumped for research. I'm not so keen on the writing.

Speaking of which, I have been studiously avoiding doing any writing at all by paying more attention to data extraction. I knew electroencephalograms were generally messy but I never realised how many mathematical transformations were needed to make a signal into numbers I can compare statistically. Thankfully I have a spiffy program to run all the algorithms and I have just had to learn a sequence of program instructions. Much easier and oh-so-pretty at the end.

Oh, not pregnant again. This month I am cross and cranky about it all. And I am thoroughly sick of people telling me "Relax and it will happen". Remarkably, this comment seems to come from women who needed assistance to have babies - yet somehow they think that I just need to relax.

Am Not Relaxed.


  1. Hate, hate, hate the just relax line.

    Nothing wrong with being cross about the whole thing.

  2. I, too, LOVE it's not weird or anything. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Oh. And forget all that 'just relax' stuff...unless you just need it for your own sanity. :-)

  3. I am also a resident of bizarroland and love research. Even worse, I have fun thinking about new theories I read about. Everyone else thinks I'm crazy.


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