Wednesday, June 8, 2011

True... Research?!

Where on earth are the weeks going? If things keep going on like this, the whole summer will be done and I won't have done much at all. While the prospect of sheer laziness appeals to me, it is the summer after all, that sort of loitering about is simply not possible. I have a good deal of studying to do for the comps, and have to write the introduction to my thesis, so sitting around is just plain impossible. Unfortunately, that's all I see to want to do. There is one silver lining, I must say. Rather than just sitting around doing nothing and reading for fun, I've been engaged in some hardcore studying... eh hem... yeah.

What I mean is, Matt bought me the first three seasons of True Blood on DVD. We would have gotten Blu-Ray, but they're about $15 per season more expensive, so DVD it is. They play in the Blu-Ray player, too... poor college students and all that. We're calling it research and are nearly finished with season two. Seems like a good a reason as any, really, and truly the research angle isn't a lie. As I'm using both True Blood and the first four books of Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Mysteries book series (which True Blood is based on) for part of my thesis, research it is!

I know I haven't given much away on the thesis front, I'm waiting for the letter of acceptance from the Graduate College that signifies that they've accepted my thesis proposal before I talk too much about it.  Now, if you know me and are interested in hearing/reading about my thesis, I could share the proposal with you if you like. If you're not interested, I won't be offended, but if you are, I'd be happy to share it at this point as long as you promise not to share it with anyone else. I'm quite protective, I know, and eventually I'll have to share, but until I get the go ahead, it's a tough thing for me not to feel quite conservative about sharing.

Until then, I'll just go on watching True Blood, one season to go, and be satisfied that I'm doing my best to get some research done. Tomorrow morning, I'm also going to be starting The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) by Ann Radcliffe, which will also be for my thesis research. After that it'll be Clermont (1798) by Regina Maria Roche. Then the Twilight Saga and brush-up on the first four books of the Southern Vampire Mystery series. As far as research goes, I don't think it could be much more fun. And honestly, who wouldn't want to be able to consider this research...

Good lord, Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) is hot! Best. Thesis. Research. Ever! How I adore him... adore. him. Oh, and I just realized that the last post, my 'One Amazing Day' post was, ironically, my 200th post. Honestly, it feels pretty awesome that a post celebrating my fantastic day happened to be #200. That's a heck of a lot of posting! Go me!

Alright, enough blabbering on about research and patting my own back. I hope you're all having an amazing summer. So far, mine's turning out to be pretty damn amazing. For now, good night!