Well… just getting the hang of this site is going to take me half an hour or so…
Anyway just to say that I will be talking about more than just my dissertation struggles (I have to be careful about how much I talk about the actual dissertation), but I will also be talking about books, tv shows, video games, and all things animal related.
A nice wide range of topics to get into… so let’s begin with a brief introduction for all these things, then I will post about individual topics and such.
I am currently
listening reading Ready Player One, I am just about to start chapter 20, so no spoilers!!! But so far I am loving it. I love Ernest Cline‘s writing style, jokes, 80s pop culture references (some of which I am not totally familiar with having been born in the 90s), and general theme of the story. I am also listening to the audiobook by Wil Wheaton while I do my data collection for my thesis. He does a fantastic job, and I enjoy his enthusiasm just as much as I enjoy the story… He really brightens up the small, dark, humid computer room I have to sit in.
Tv shows wise, I’m not really watching much sadly. I have completed my main obsessions on Netflix; Daredevil and House of Cards. Although Orange is the New Black comes out soon which I am very excited about (bring on the binge watching and pure procrastination!).
In the gaming department, I am obsessed with Cities Skylines at the moment, with the occasional FPS mixed in for variation. I love the way Cities Skylines is everything SimCity was not, and it is an amazing game for releasing my inner creativity!
Animals! My favourite and most important part of the whole blog; as it is most related to my masters degree and future career prospects. I have been looking after my flatmates cats while they have been away which has been a delight (apart from being woken up during the night, and one of the cats standing on my throat in the morning). As my thesis is chicken-related, I have done lots of reading of scientific research about their behaviour and welfare. I have not read much recently that I haven’t read elsewhere unfortunately, but all good stuff for my reference list I guess.
That’s about all that’s gone in this week so far, except for work and hours spent in the room of hell on my campus.
Thanks for reading, speak soon hopefully