For real this time.
I don't feel as triumphant this time for some reason, even though it's about a million times more acceptable and professional than the first time. I think it's one of those things where the first time you do it is exciting just because you've never done it before.
However, I did at least get a science high off it last night as I finally figured out some statistical stuff that I haven't really understood for the past seven years or so.
Have barely slept during the past five days, and my quals/comps paper was also left in the dust for the nonce. Have to catch up somehow, but it's really hard to do more than two pages a day on that darn thing. Also must prepare to begin teaching the day after tomorrow. Luckily, this is a class I have more or less subconsciously been preparing to teach for the past five years or so. I must have known somehow that I'd be called upon to do it some day.
Only slept 2.5 hours last night.
Music stuck on repeat in head: Moby's My Weakness. Heard it first on an episode of the X-Files, after which it would pop into my head for no reason at various times. Always wondered what it was. Finally heard it on the Moby CD. Yay! Not lost; not even really obscure. I am discovering I really like Eastern European choral liturgical music. Such elaborate, unexpected, lush harmonies.
Now must work. Somehow.
P.S. the new/old laptop (me/argotnaut) : loves it! Loves it.