Archive for April, 2010

Dissertation length

My thesis has now reached 100 pages. That doesn’t sound long, but this is the year they switched to single line spacing, so it’s not quite a direct comparison.

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First-ever dance video

I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen myself dance on video. It’s okay, but I should record myself periodically–I can see a number of stylistic issues with my dancing.

So, this was a performance at the SwingCal graduation. Katrina and I mentored a group of students, and for graduation, we choreographed a little 30-second routine. Our students danced it masterfully: I think the only mistake I saw was my own!

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Sickness & modern TV

You remember when you were sick and lay in front of the TV drinking lots of fluids and watching crappy shows? That’s when I got my daytime PBS. Happy trees. Woo.

I’m a bit sick again, and although I’ve managed to put in some good work on my dissertation, I’ve also spent some time around the edges watching modern crappy TV: YouTube. I’m surprisingly entertained to watch commentated Starcraft 2 (beta) matches. It’s clearly a worthless activity, but sliding 10 or 30 minutes into a meal or snack shouldn’t hurt anything. It’s partly entertaining because of the semi-amateur presentation of the commentators. They say some really silly things.

Edit 2010-04-05: Some of those silly things include yelling, “No, don’t set up the tanks, why did you do that, oh god!” or saying, “What did I just say, that wasn’t a word, it was just sounds.”

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