Friday, February 6, 2015

Boring Life-Update Post - February 2015

Because I haven't blogged in three-ish weeks, I am making my internet presence known with a post about the boring stuff I've been up to lately.

An update from my last post:  I got my computer back.  They fixed the apparent viruses that were making it blue-screen, but there's still a problem with the update manager and therefore I need to back up everything and take it back to them so they can restore it to factory default settings.  But I've been putting that off because 1) I'm afraid I will screw up backing up my computer and I'll lose everything, and 2) I don't want to deal with putting everything back on my computer because I'll probably screw that up too.  I'll get to it eventually.  Maybe after quals.

Speaking of quals, I managed to get my Specific Aims turned in and they were approved.  Now I have to write the research strategy which is a brilliant work of copying and pasting stuff from my last grant.  I will be happy when it is over.

Speaking of things that are over, I finished data collection for my project this week!  No more looking at videos of people's knees for me...until the reliability analysis.

In other news, Boston got a ton of snow in the last week.  There was one day that nobody was allowed to go anywhere (which was miserable), and two days that I had classes canceled.  When it hasn't been snowing, it has been spectacularly cold.  Today is a spectacularly cold day, which is part of why I'm at home blogging rather than outside of my house.

This is how cold it is.
When I haven't been doing schoolwork, I have been occupying my snow days watching reruns of Parks and Rec (which I'd only somewhat watched before but is quite hilarious, in case anyone isn't on the bandwagon), re-reading the Harry Potter series (I'm almost done with Year 4 right now), and obsessing over "The Great British Baking Show" (you won't believe how intense watching people look at ovens can be).

I have some other things that are bubbling in my life, but they're not quite blogable yet.  Stay tuned!