ust when I thought I was going to keel over and die from all this work… sometimes talking it out makes it all better, and sometimes distraction helps, too. I love my advisor. He really is a fantastic guy. We have the type of advisor/advisee relationship that really works much of the time. We work on a very similar plane such that he is able to answer my questions before I’ve even said two words, and I am able to transition to the next thing just before he even feints in that direction. It is pretty cool.
I also totally love the fact that he appreciates aesthetics as much as I do. We ended up spending too much of our meeting time today discussing fonts, font sites, and stationary. He is not the only person in my life who shares my appreciation for such things, so it makes me wonder what it is about fonts, papers, pens, inks, markers, and other such reading and writing toys that holds an attraction for so many of the people in my life.
This love of aesthetics and presentation is also a major hang-up too. Do you know how long it takes me to figure out what font I want to use for a CV or an outline? How long I linger over the organization of a paper? And don’t even get me started on citations!!