Saturday, 31 March 2012
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Something I've been whinging about a lot lately is the lack of sign ups by participants to my studies. I really need to make sure I get enough so I can finish my PhD. Finally in the past two weeks I've had a reasonable amount of people sign up, however...
I unexpectedly had to stay in hospital for a few days this week (don't worry, I'm almost totally ok now), and I had to get my supervisor to email all my participants to postpone the experiments they'd signed up to. I opened my email later on to find many many emails from participants wishing to reschedule (usually they can just cancel, or if not enough notice is given, take the credit anyway) and also saying they hope I felt better soon, and they were looking forward to participating in the experiment later on. At first (besides thinking it was sweet they were wishing me well) I was a bit irritated, because now I have to reschedule many different timeslots - but then I remembered, I've been praying for more participants, and even though I was sick they still all want to come!
Two more things I'm thankful for - nurses, and family/friends. I already thought nurses had a tough job, but having to stay in hospital for a few days really showed me just how much they do. Even though visiting hours finished, one nurse let Husband stay in the room all night, because she knew I hadn't been in hospital before and was a bit scared/overwhelmed. As I mentioned, I'm also thankful for the family members and friends that came to see me and cheered me up, and especially for Husband. He got time off work so he could just sit with me for hours.
It's times when something bad happens, that you really get the chance to see the good in people, and I'm very thankful for that reminder.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Since I've been pretty slack on this front, and to try and preempt the still ever present possibility that I might abandon this project, I am lumping two together today. So there.
Day 3: Your Favourite Action/Adventure Movie.
I have many favourites in this genre, but I think the one that was super unique when it came out, as well as very compelling, as well as Keanu Reeves-y will be my pick: The Matrix. It is the only movie I've seen at the cinema more than once (...I think).
To be honest, I'm a bit 'meh' about the two follow up movies, but the original was awesome. Interesting concept and super cool special effects. It also kind of freaked me out a bit, as my 15 year old self thought: how would I know if I'm in the Matrix - this could all be real!
Day 4: Your Favourite Horror Movie.
|Creepy, but awesome [via imdb]|
Question: what movies would you have picked for action/adventure and horror as your favourites?
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
|[via my pinterest]|
...And in non-duck-related events, the last few days have been a bit mixed. On Sunday, as husband and I were just getting in the car to go shopping, I randomly sprained my ankle (I think partly from the unbalanced-ness that is caused by my ear infection). However I carried on to the shops like a trooper - Husband had actually agreed to take me shopping just so I could buy clothes, as if I'd give up that chance, hobbling around or not! I did get some good clothes too. Since taking on some extra responsibilities at uni, I need some "grownup person" clothes, so I don't get mistaken for a random person in meetings who wandered in by accident.
Surprisingly for me, I've also been quite productive the last couple of days. I submitted a paper to a journal (4th time's the charm...?), and just finished writing another one, and both my experiments are ready to go for next week (fingers crossed people sign up this time)!
Well, I think that's mostly it for now. Sorry if you found my update boring, but in that case go back and look at the duck again.
Saturday, 3 March 2012
An oldie (well not super old but whatever), but a nice sweet film for a rainy day: While You Were Sleeping. Usually I hate movies where there's some misunderstanding or someone is lying, and you're essentially waiting until they're found out, e.g. Mrs Doubtfire (ducks while people throw things - sorry but it makes me cringe the whole time!). However somehow, in this movie I allow it.
If you haven't seen it, essentially Sandra Bullock's character saves a guy from getting hit by a train, and he's in a coma. She is mistaken to be his fiancee, and the guy's family all start inviting her to everything and involving her in their lives - all while this coma man is sleeping. One of the great things about this movie is the supporting characters - especially the grandmother and the neighbour.
Also there's this one part that gets me everytime:
Have you seen this movie? Like/dislike?
What was the last movie you watched?
P.S. 30 Days of Movies from HERE.
P.S. 30 Days of Movies from HERE.