[M.M.X.I.V. 132 / M.A.P.L.E. III-12] All I Want

Yes indeed, Toad the Wet Sprocket has come up on the radio as the seventh song of the day.  Because I am busy with research and TA responsibilities in catch-up after the shortened week last week, I will not spend too much time on this post.  (This is during my lunch break.)

Although, in the song, “being close” is probably referring to a relationship or a love, for me, the “being close” I currently interpret as my proximity to finishing my PhD.  All I want right now is to be able to figure out this interface crack problem that has been dogging me for way too long now!

It seems that I have been “SO CLOSE” to finishing the problem for a while now, but the small details are pernicious, and causing me to rethink everything.  Finding a closed form  to my research quandary may be a wild goose chase, and in some sense I feel that I have been lying to myself and everyone around me.  Frankly, I hide my internal tensions very well.

It is all part of frustration with being stuck, as well as the pressure that is mounting on me to finish.  There has to be a road map past this, but it is my responsibility to develop it.

Oh, the future is such an intimidating thing…


Today is the one-hundred and thirty-second day of M.M.X.I.V.  That makes eighteen weeks and six days.

היום עשרים ושבעה יום, שהם שלושה שבועות ושישה ימים לעומר

Today is the twelfth day of the third round of M.A.P.L.E.  That makes one week and five days.


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