The joys of being ill and rattling with painkillers.

So much for my super ambitious plan of getting something done today.


Oh, Leeds

Oh, Leeds


Day. Made.

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Figured tumblr might like to see this.

"You start where you can make a difference."


Figured tumblr might like to see this.

"You start where you can make a difference."

(via banknote)

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Skrillex ft. Damian Marley - Make it Bun Dem

Bit of a guilty pleasure, but I’ve liked the odd Skrillex song in the past so it’s not too shocking.

What I was not expecting was Sam listening to it this afternoon o.o  (without knowing Sam for a bit, it’s difficult to convey how weird that is).

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For the first time ever since we met 18 months ago: Sam has a hangover.

Exciting stuff.

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"In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded."

— Terry Pratchett (via blackboardmonitor)

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Click here for more of Jon Stewart’s coverage of the recent House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing.

another reason to hate these pile of shits

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I have the eye of the tiger, the heart of a lion, and a lifetime ban from the zoo

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I’ve just sent off my First Year Report (which I’ve been working on since May) for assessment. To celebrate, here’s a comparison between that and the next most recent important piece of work…

MA Thesis: 11,952 words (48 off absolute maximum)
PhD First Year Report: 15,973 words (27 off absolute maximum)

MA Thesis: 17 references (1:703)
PhD First Year Report: 43 references (1:371)

MA Thesis: 100% of final content
PhD First Year Report: approx 26% of final content.


Got my Annual Review information. 

Apparently I’m being assessed by two lawyers (including arguably one of the most important legal scholars in the country).

I am a philosophical bioethicist with only a vague grasp of some aspects of mental health law.

Well. I’m fucked.

Oh, and today my law supervisor asked me if she could show my literature review to one of her other PhD students (who’s studying a completely different topic) because she “would really benefit from seeing a very good example of a lit review” and “would really appreciate the good example” that I’ve set.

Maybe I ought to calm down with the whole “I’m not good enough to be here” thing for a bit, after all…

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