Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Domine ad adjuvandum

Well whatever.

I am about to endeavour on something which I am not really inclined to tell anyone what it is. If it is successful then I have no doubt you will get to hear about it (and in some cases be truly apalled and afraid no doubt), but if I do not succeed (and I do not expect I will) then it will be like most of my endeavours merely "mingiare ad ventum" as the saying is in Eeyore land.

Mind you even to make the first step I have been procrastinating these days past as I have had other administrative nonsense equally mingiatoral ad venti windmills notwithstanding (which they tend to do)

I figure that I need to be intensively wrapping up and writing my research in case the curtains fall prematurely, in order to give myself at least a fighting chance.

My mum had a wierd expression in times of financial hardship suggesting that one had to pull ones horn's in. I have no idea where that expression comes from but it means apparently the same as tightening ones belt.

That is to say unless I can get people to actually pay me to do half of the stuff I have been doing over these past few years on the academic roller coaster ride.

I have a word for all of those researchers who ride on our backs to keep themselves in a living and it is not a polite one. You use us up and spit us out, but where are you when our backs are against the wall?

Oh well only time will tell.
Time will tell what is to come
Only if we dwell on what will be told.
What will occur as we grow old
Weary of waiting, anticipating another age
When all will be well, well only time will tell

9 comments:

Socrates said...

By 'eck Lad, that's obscure - either you're about to top yourself or get a job with Autistica?

'afore ye go, can you tell me if I'm mad and unstable enough to be deemed fit for work in Tesco's?

The author said...

It's potentially worse than either.

I dare say though that the "usual suspects" are plotting similar moves for themselves which is why I am rather silent on it for now.

Clay said...

Whatever it is, good luck with it. Let us know if/when we can help.

Justthisguy said...

I prefer to anglicize that, as engaging in "contraventile micturition."

Justthisguy said...

I LURVE your mug shot on that ID card!

That image says to me, "look here, kid, don't make me use the cosh I'm fondling, up beside yer head!"

The author said...

Yep the accused is hereby charged with masquerading as a bona fide autism researcher.

David N. Andrews M. Ed., C. P. S. E. said...

Doctor already, Larry???

The author said...

No the card only indicates the status of the course I am on, not the final result.

David N. Andrews M. Ed., C. P. S. E. said...

was wondering...

when you expected to present your thesis?