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    pears got a reaction from ProAtOverthinking in Venting Thread- Vent about anything.   
    1. I have the same professor for two of my classes, and she seems to be in the habit of seriously last minute updates to our workload, e.g., dumping 146 pages on us of (dry and redundant) background reading we're expected to be familiar enough with to discuss at length... less than 24 hours after she made the readings available to us. This week, she added 46 "surprise!" pages of stuff to read yesterday morning... for this morning. :| How in the heck do you write a syllabus without having all the readings ready to go & available for students to read?!
     
    2. At the start of December, I applied to join 2 committees that are supposed to act as a sort of "task force" for issues within the professional group my interests are most related to; I wanted to be more active in something beyond coursework, meet new people, learn useful life skills, etc. My applications were in by 12/5 or so, and we were supposed to hear back "by the end of January." At the end of January, I inquired about an update (since I wanted to know what to write on my self assessment's accomplishments & service sections for within-department funding), and was told that only 30% of the committees had submitted decisions. It's making me second guess the efficacy and efficiency of the groups, and at this point, I just want a dang answer... kind of lost the enthusiasm that made me apply in the first place.
     
    :|
    people
    y u no function
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    pears got a reaction from LizKay in popular things you hate   
    The Big Bang Theory. All of my hate.
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    pears got a reaction from londonrain9 in Venting Thread- Vent about anything.   
    1. I have the same professor for two of my classes, and she seems to be in the habit of seriously last minute updates to our workload, e.g., dumping 146 pages on us of (dry and redundant) background reading we're expected to be familiar enough with to discuss at length... less than 24 hours after she made the readings available to us. This week, she added 46 "surprise!" pages of stuff to read yesterday morning... for this morning. :| How in the heck do you write a syllabus without having all the readings ready to go & available for students to read?!
     
    2. At the start of December, I applied to join 2 committees that are supposed to act as a sort of "task force" for issues within the professional group my interests are most related to; I wanted to be more active in something beyond coursework, meet new people, learn useful life skills, etc. My applications were in by 12/5 or so, and we were supposed to hear back "by the end of January." At the end of January, I inquired about an update (since I wanted to know what to write on my self assessment's accomplishments & service sections for within-department funding), and was told that only 30% of the committees had submitted decisions. It's making me second guess the efficacy and efficiency of the groups, and at this point, I just want a dang answer... kind of lost the enthusiasm that made me apply in the first place.
     
    :|
    people
    y u no function
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    pears got a reaction from waltzforzizi in Jobs after getting a PhD   
    sometimes i feel like i'm the only one who wants to get a phd (eventually) but has absolutely no intention of going into academia right away.. i like pounding the ground too much and digging in the dirt. academia can wait until i throw out my back more than once a month.
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    pears got a reaction from Snowflower35 in popular things you hate   
    The Big Bang Theory. All of my hate.
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    pears got a reaction from YAO ZHAO in popular things you hate   
    The Big Bang Theory. All of my hate.
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    pears got a reaction from Bio-warrior in popular things you hate   
    The Big Bang Theory. All of my hate.
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    pears got a reaction from Le Chat in popular things you hate   
    The Big Bang Theory. All of my hate.
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    pears got a reaction from rheya19 in popular things you hate   
    The Big Bang Theory. All of my hate.
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    pears got a reaction from AP in Venting Thread- Vent about anything.   
    1. I have the same professor for two of my classes, and she seems to be in the habit of seriously last minute updates to our workload, e.g., dumping 146 pages on us of (dry and redundant) background reading we're expected to be familiar enough with to discuss at length... less than 24 hours after she made the readings available to us. This week, she added 46 "surprise!" pages of stuff to read yesterday morning... for this morning. :| How in the heck do you write a syllabus without having all the readings ready to go & available for students to read?!
     
    2. At the start of December, I applied to join 2 committees that are supposed to act as a sort of "task force" for issues within the professional group my interests are most related to; I wanted to be more active in something beyond coursework, meet new people, learn useful life skills, etc. My applications were in by 12/5 or so, and we were supposed to hear back "by the end of January." At the end of January, I inquired about an update (since I wanted to know what to write on my self assessment's accomplishments & service sections for within-department funding), and was told that only 30% of the committees had submitted decisions. It's making me second guess the efficacy and efficiency of the groups, and at this point, I just want a dang answer... kind of lost the enthusiasm that made me apply in the first place.
     
    :|
    people
    y u no function
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    pears got a reaction from astaroth27 in popular things you hate   
    The Big Bang Theory. All of my hate.
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    pears got a reaction from Clueless91 in popular things you hate   
    The Big Bang Theory. All of my hate.
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    pears got a reaction from Starbuck2015 in That awkward moment when...   
    ...you're going to be spending 4 days at a professional conference surrounded by professors from your second-becoming-top choice school (as well as a few professors from a PhD program you're interested in for the not-so-distant future), probably right after you find out whether you got in...
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    pears got a reaction from Bemanos in Venting Thread- Vent about anything.   
    1. I have the same professor for two of my classes, and she seems to be in the habit of seriously last minute updates to our workload, e.g., dumping 146 pages on us of (dry and redundant) background reading we're expected to be familiar enough with to discuss at length... less than 24 hours after she made the readings available to us. This week, she added 46 "surprise!" pages of stuff to read yesterday morning... for this morning. :| How in the heck do you write a syllabus without having all the readings ready to go & available for students to read?!
     
    2. At the start of December, I applied to join 2 committees that are supposed to act as a sort of "task force" for issues within the professional group my interests are most related to; I wanted to be more active in something beyond coursework, meet new people, learn useful life skills, etc. My applications were in by 12/5 or so, and we were supposed to hear back "by the end of January." At the end of January, I inquired about an update (since I wanted to know what to write on my self assessment's accomplishments & service sections for within-department funding), and was told that only 30% of the committees had submitted decisions. It's making me second guess the efficacy and efficiency of the groups, and at this point, I just want a dang answer... kind of lost the enthusiasm that made me apply in the first place.
     
    :|
    people
    y u no function
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    pears got a reaction from mockingjay634 in Recommendations: healthy daily/weekly habits to develop as a grad student   
    I started using essential oils for aromatherapy & herbal teas (mostly for relaxation & sleep, but also for my tum when I get stressed out), & I've been pleasantly surprised by how helpful they are! They take minimal effort to find & use, but make a big difference. For example, I have one of those little lavender-scented pellet bags that can be heated up & placed on my neck or over my eyes, & I have a tea for relaxation that I keep a mug of next to me when I'm doing late night work. I also invested in a lavender-bergamot massage oil for when my back gets tense, & I keep jasmine & ylang-ylang essential oils on my nightstand that help me with my sleep anxiety.
     
    I've finally scheduled yoga back into my schedule! &, now that it's warmer, I'll probably be doing more fly fishing, hiking, & whitewater kayaking; I'll probably start leaving aside one afternoon out of the week to spend on the river or on a mountain. Mmm, fresh air therapy.
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    pears reacted to victorydance in Intellectual interests outside of/completely unrelated to your field?   
    Sheldon Cooper, is that you?
     
    BTW, history isn't a social science.
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    pears reacted to adela in Moving to a new climate.   
    I use CeraVe actually! This past winter was very dry, and I switched to it. Good choice for sure. Thanks for the other suggestions as well. I imagine the harsher winters might call for further experiments with my skin care regimen.
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    pears got a reaction from Taeyers in Your Favorite Movie Scene(s)?   
    In Léon: The Professional, I love the end scene where Mathilda (itty bitty Natalie Portman) is planting Léon's beloved houseplant in the school grounds, & addresses it by his name. 
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    pears reacted to mandarin.orange in Venting Thread- Vent about anything.   
    So I got back my advisor's comments for my dissertation proposal...


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    pears got a reaction from ProTrans in wishlists   
    Depends on your style, but well made rain boots or waterproof boots (e.g., Tretorn & Sorel boots of varying heights & interior fluffiness) are a good investment. I'm not sure what the worst rainfall to expect in Seattle would be, but having a nice pair of fluffy, short Sorels here in MT has proven to be an awesome decision. Also, again, depends on your style & the details of the weather, but having a couple of different coats can be useful: one for rain & heavy snow, one for less intense weather. I have an insulated, waterproof snow jacket, & a medium weight wool peacoat.
     
    Other investments that were easier for me to order online: coffee maker & filters, metal bed frame that can collapse/be taken apart after being put together, light bulbs, bulk dry foods, pillows, Dirt Devil or other small vacuum. I don't have a car, though, so those were the things that would've been a nuisance to try to haul on a bike!
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    pears got a reaction from ProTrans in wishlists   
    It depends on your relationship with them, I think. I'm sort of the family oddball on both sides, so my confused relatives have been giving me money in lieu of gifts for years. When I was younger, I saved most of it, so that was what actually allowed me to afford two field schools down the road. When I graduated from college, I didn't send out announcement cards or anything, but my parents (who are separated) were so proud of me they bragged to every relative they could, & as word traveled down the "enormous Irish Catholic family" grapevine, congratulatory cards & checks started arriving. In other words, they asked on my behalf without actually asking, if that makes sense.
     
    That said, when I finish my M.A., I'll probably send out announcement cards. Neither side of my family has many advanced degree holders, & I live so far away now that I likely won't see most of them for months after I graduate, so it's I think a good way to stay in touch & let them all know what I'm up to. If they want to send me money, cool!; if not, cool! More than anything, it's a nice way to keep my families in the loop that I'm mostly out of.
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    pears reacted to maelia8 in Michigan Beer - Isn't it the best!?!   
    Sorry, but I have to represent Oregon craft beer here - there is some pretty AMAZING stuff out there. Full Sail, Ninkasi, Widmer Bros, Deschutes, Double Mountain, Caldera …. so many good lagers and IPAs!!
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    pears reacted to ParanoidAndroid in Your Favorite Movie Scene(s)?   
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRBwvIX7Sao
     
    Can't believe Spike Lee bothered to remake this masterpiece.
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    pears got a reaction from personalityresearcher in Michigan Beer - Isn't it the best!?!   
    As a Montana resident:

     
    I kid, I kid (well, kind of). Out of curiosities, what breweries are in MI? I'm really only aware of what's around me in MT, plus breweries near places I've lived (mostly northern & central CA).
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    pears reacted to fuzzylogician in URGENT HELP - PLAGIARISM   
    You want us to help you lie to your teacher to cover up for your laziness? That's not what we do here.
     
    I suggest you come clean and explain exactly what you wrote here: that you did things at the last minute and so you just added references you used to your paper without paying attention to what you cited where. You realize it was a mistake and you will fix it (by redoing all of the citations and attributing the correct citations to the correct people). You've already been caught, lying will only make it worse. Own up to your mistake, and fix it. 
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