Late last night, I finished the chapter I've been working on all break. When I pasted it into Mellel to do the final formatting I was surprised to discover that it was 125 pages long (or 39,245 words for those that like it that way). A lot of that is quotes from my interviews and other data, many of which have to be translated and thus double in size. I knew it was long, because it took forever to edit, but I didn't quite realize it was longer than some complete dissertations in my program! Thus, my new nickname for my dissertation is الوحش!
In any case, I though I was 1-0 with el-wa7sh, having wrestled him into submission a day before Spring Break ends, which means I would have today for some lesson planning and relaxing. Alas, el-wa7sh had other plans, and went racing through my brain causing serious insomnia, which meant that when I finally did fall asleep, I slept late, and then there was daylight savings so it's even later, and now I feel like the day's over before it began. So perhaps the score is 1-1.
But hey, that chapter's done!