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Errantry: Novak's Journal
...Words to cast/My feelings into sculpted thoughts/To make some wisdom last
Personal: Dissertation Dream 
8th-Aug-2009 09:28 am
Writing in Jackson Hole
Dissertation psychology: I had a dream that a grinning friend of mine ran over my laptop, with latest dissertation chapter and work in it, which I had inexplicably left running and sitting by the side of road, where I was apparently picnicking with my Dad and a few friends. Throughout the rest of the night, however long that may have been in my dreaming, I am freaking out and trying to coax data out of the remains of the computer, which now has no screen as the top has fallen off, but which I can tell is still working from various coloured lights and from bits like old plastic clockworks I can still see moving inside through holes in the casing.

Further dissertation psychology: upon starting to come to consciousness, my first reaction isn't instinctive relief that none of this is real, as it was only just a dream, but utter annoyance at all the hours I just wasted trying to fix a computer that didn't need fixing, when I could have been working on my dissertation.
Comments 
8th-Aug-2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
I love the icon. This man works on his dissertation ANYWHERE. I had the dreams, too. They are terrible things.
8th-Aug-2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
I think this is the first one for me, perhaps the second, but I can't remember for sure. Grim stuff! :-)
8th-Aug-2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
This may have occurred to you, but when I was doing my thesis, I would email copies to myself, just in case.
8th-Aug-2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes: I've been doing that for the duration, but in that momentary fade to conscious thought, I had no recollection of that fact.
10th-Aug-2009 08:38 am (UTC)
*lol* It's fried your brain!
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