What I Hated the Least Today 230/365: Mean as Hell

I was being mean as hell today. And the worst part? I was enjoying myself  while at it. First of all, I lied shamelessly. I felt so exhausted that I was literally falling asleep in my chair. I couldn't envision staying awake for several more hours, waiting for my English student to arrive for his … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 230/365: Mean as Hell

What I Hated the Least Today 212/365: Design

I've been to a local academic conference today. I was supposed to present an original paper. I didn't have the strength to write one, so I read a chapter from my completed dissertation. No one cared, obviously. I was shocked to receive one informed question on the subject of my presentation - it's not typical … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 212/365: Design

What I Hated the Least Today 202/365: Doctors

I have an insurance card and I'm not afraid to use it

I have a health insurance card. That in itself isn't particularly surprising, as where I live, health insurance is obligatory. My card is special though because I made it so – I had my academic titles added on it because I could. Where I live, academic titles are a decorative property – it won't earn you a … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 202/365: Doctors

What I Hated the Least Today 163/365: Academic Encounters

I met my favourite professor in town today. Academic encounters tend to be highly humorous because academia means social awkwardness. A high degree of it. I recognised the professor straight away though he was pacing—not very steadily, as he was juggling his deep thoughts while walking—some distance in front of me. I sped up, caught … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 163/365: Academic Encounters

What I Hated the Least Today 157/365: Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency (NSFW)

*The following contains no explicit material, but sexual implications are involved.* Have you ever wondered, hypothetically, how you could jerk off the audience of a full lecture hall within a ten-minute presentation? Neither have I. Until I watched what is so far my most favourite episode of the Silicon Valley TV series. It's a geek/tech comedy which is as funny as smart—not all … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 157/365: Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency (NSFW)

What I Hated the Least Today 154/365: Papers

I spent the last few days doing what existentialists who aren't nihilists (yet) do: persisting in so-called meaningful activities which they know to be meaningless. In other words, I've been pursuing my academic pursuits. (Or, oops, I did it again.) In a matter of four or five days, I churned out two abstracts (as in … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 154/365: Papers