I find myself having to vacuum every other day, given how freely different strands escape from my head. They show up so readily on the wooden flooring of this room, and I shudder to think how much of my carpet last year and the year before that was actually my own hair.
Two essays due this week. One of the sources I had my eye on turned out to be a special periodical that I had to pre-order from the library service counter to be fetched for my by a member of staff at a later time. It also could not be taken out of the building, and I had a limited time with it. Any extensions had to be further requested from the staff.
The periodical came in a slim clear folder, and consisted of one 24 page essay specially bound in hard cover. I'd like to say that after all the trouble I went through it was brilliantly appropriate for my essay, but it only covered it in a round about manner, and was really more interesting for revision purposes. Either way, I spent two hours poring over it and making detailed notes.
Felt quite accomplished afterwards.
Turns out the research assistantship pay scale only commands £12.89 an hour, alas, but still pretty decent. Using all my mad Googling skills to clean up the links on the document. Should be done with that by this week, then next week I can move on to the more interesting bit of analysing the documents.
Flexible hours rock, I do an hour here and there in between readings when I need low levels tasks to wind down my brain.
I've decided to use the money to take myself out to nice restaurants. A food blog is in the works, but without a fancy camera to take food porn with it's probably going to end up mostly words.
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