Saturday, 7 July 2012

Pathetic Excuses

In case anybody thinks I've fallen off the face of the earth - I haven't, at least not yet. The reason for the silence on the blog front is a new job, lecturer in law at an up-and-coming university (what you folks across the Pond might call an assistant professor), starting in September, which gives me a little under two months to finish a woefully neglected PhD. My life at the moment mostly comprises waking up, going to my office, writing 2,500 words of utter bollocks, then going home again and going to sleep. I expect things to ease off relatively soon, however.

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  1. That doesn't sound like too bad an excuse. You could always end up bobbing along as a research assistant (on pay grade, if not responsibilities) for several years after being awarded your PhD, like, er, well... so you're on the right path, at least.

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  2. As another PhD candidate starting as a lecturer in a university in September, I completely understand your situation.

    Good luck.

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  3. Ah, the last mad rush to finish your grad work and submit. I remember it well (and still have the occasional nightmare).

    Congratulations.

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    1. There are lots of PhDs reading this blog, it seems. A clear correlation with my pseudo-intellectual waffling, no doubt.

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  4. Rock it. As a newly minted PhD, I can attest that the only good dissertation is a done dissertation, so just keep hammering on it.

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    1. What's the newly minted PhD in?

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  5. Congrats! It's a good life, mostly.

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    1. Thanks. I've been involved in the academic life long enough to know it's what I want to do with myself for the next 35 years or so... Although I haven't quite given up hope of being selected for the England cricket team.

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  6. Completely off topic, but didn't you at one point have sort of a "donations" button? "Buy me a beer" or something?

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    1. I decided to remove it - when I started this blog I decided I didn't want to monetize it at all, and the donations button was a moment of weakness; I got rid of it.

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    2. A confusing development to we American readers, who feel an overwhelming compulsion to monetize everything -- including gratitude for what I recently realized was getting to be a sizable number of years of enjoyable reading.

      In any event, congrats on the job. Here's hoping it leaves time for blogging!

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