12 March 2009

Last Request

I have been doing more sitting and staring at my computer screen than should be allowed. I've read all the sources I should use, written lists of keywords, made outlines, re-organized outlines, started five or six documents, and still I'm just plain stuck. I know what I want to write about, I just don't know what I want to have as my thesis. Sometimes it seems like I've come up with something good, and then I realize that anyone would agree with me, or that it's just a history I'm looking at, not a thesis. Am I going to survive writing a thesis when I can't even get past my final essay? Time's a wasting . . .

If When I die, make sure they put something better than a brick in my mouth. A donut or something ought to keep me from chewing on shrouds or other people. Maybe just to be safe, you could put a (big) box of (big) donuts nearby.

On a side note, happy anniversary to my parentals! I love you two!


  1. I haven't done a thesis paper yet, but when I was preparing for a writing exam the prep teacher said to just dive in and start writing. So why don't you just start writing all that you have thought about your topic, and see if something comes together.

  2. Thanks for the advice, Lisa! I've been doing that. I think I finally came up with a thesis today. We'll see if I can pull it off!

  3. I'm glad you found a topic--good luck! :)