The curves of your hips are like jewels, the work of the hands of an artist.
Your navel is like a round goblet which never lacks mixed wine;
Your belly is like a heap of wheat fenced about with lilies.
Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
Your neck is like a tower of ivory…
Song of Solomon 7:1-3
My MQP content is finished, according to John Trimbur, my advisor. He told me he doesn’t want to see the project again until it’s the final copy – which is due October 13th. Now I have to edit, edit, and edit. My standard editors (mom! dad!) are too busy to commit to looking at it – which I understand, considering the thing is a rather monstrous 130 pages. I’ve written longer documents, but never had to edit them with a fine-toothed comb like I will for this one. But I feel motivated enough that it should finish well enough. I’ll be so glad to finish the whole project!
What I’m actually getting increasingly nervous about is a talk I agreed to do for the Board of Advisors of WPI about my trip to London and my MQP. Not only do I have to write the speech, but I have to memorize it: no notecards allowed. And, although this may seem small and unimportant to all you normal people out there, I need to find a dress suit! Something very formal and professional. That’s the expected attire. I was intending to buy something like that over Christmas for job interviews, but my timetable has been forcibly pushed up a bit. Both those things stress me out alarmingly. I’m glad I volunteered to do this though. It gives me presentation practice and there’s no possible way for me to back out.
Speaking of back out, I may have overcommitted myself – an unusual turn of events for me, indeed. The ECE department needs some technical writing done, and I immediately applied for the job because it sounds like excellent experience (and also like fun). I got a positive response back from the head of the department and felt happy – this would be a great resume addition! Then I realized I simply don’t have time if they want me to work 10 hours a week during A-Term. Too busy! *Checks clock* Speaking of busy, must run, take shower and prepare to tutor at 9:00!